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

Views: 1023

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

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. 

RSS

Latest Activity

Joshua Scheide replied to John Muir's discussion Folk Songs
"Thanks for starting this John Muir - I've been enjoying listening to all the responses. It's also making me curious if there are contemporary (or semi-contemporary, I guess) songs floating around today that most folks don't realize…"
18 minutes ago
Native Son commented on thehuhman's group Men Over 50
"Durned punk kids.  Get off my lawn!"
2 hours ago
Native Son replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
""...The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see, was that night on the marge of Lake Labarge,..." "
2 hours ago
Will replied to Jim Gratner's discussion Divorce and Annulments in the group Catholic Men
"I feel for you.  I'm surprised it costs money; this seems wrong to me."
2 hours ago
Native Son replied to Tim's discussion Male vanity.
"Bit of a stretch to consider it male vanity. Why does it bother you?"
2 hours ago
Native Son replied to Derick Cummins's discussion Looking for ideas . . .
"OTOH, after several years of parochial school, I have excellent penmanship, can do math in my head, and on occasion, out argue fundamentalist missionaries."
2 hours ago
Native Son replied to Matt's discussion Attacked by Feminists
"University.  Dorm (apparently co-ed) debate on sexual assault.  Don't apologize, just don't engage in the future.   "Never apologize, Mister.  It's a sign of weakness." -Captain Nathan Brittles."
2 hours ago
Native Son replied to Jim Gratner's discussion Divorce and Annulments in the group Catholic Men
"All I can say is: 1.  Your dicocese seems to handle things a whole lot diferently than the one I live in. 2.  Repeat last sentence of my firs reply."
2 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service