I decided to try and grow my first beard, I'm 17. I haven't shaved in about a week in my hair is starting to get longer and I've noticed it pretty patchy. Are there ways to make your beard less patchy, and when could you guys grow full beards? Thanks for your help

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44.  It varies.

I could grow a beard around age nineteen or twenty. Like the others have said. It varies, and all you can do is wait and see.

Only way to fix patchy is shave and try again.  Repeat until it works.

It can take awhile for the thickness to grow in, all your hairs don't grow at the same rate. So keeping it at say 2 on an electric hair trimmer and then waiting to see if it will thicken is typically a good way to go. Also, if its patchy, as long as you keep it short it just looks like you didn't shave for a couple days instead of a bad beard. If it does eventually grow fully in, then you can slowly increase the the length you're trimming to grow it out while keeping it fairly uniform. 

Actually, I never could grow a beard.  I just leave it alone and it grows itself!  Rim shot.

A photograph would be helpful...patchiness can happen for many different reasons.

 

But my guess without more information would be that you're young.  You're 17, and many beards don't become presentable until closer to age 25, and respectable until much later yet.

Wait a few years. :) Hormones, maybe.

When I was 17 I grown a goatee, five years later a Lincoln-style beard, and another five years later (nowadays) I'm trying to complete my "10 years old project" with a mustache.

I have just styled my first beard and that was pretty patchy to begin with. Leave it for a bit longer yet and then maybe post up a pic. You can only work with what you've got and while you may not have enough for a full beard there will likely be some beard style you can go with.

If there isn't wait a year and try again. I did that until I was 23 and I'm happy for the first time. It depends. As to making it less patchy, no there isn't. It will thicken the longer you leave it but that is about all.

There is a group on here for bearded men (http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/beards) and if you're a Reddit user there is a group on there too (http://www.reddit.com/r/beards/). I'd highly recommend the Reddit group, it sees a lot of traffic and they know what they're talking about. 

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