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: 1118

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

John Muir replied to Brad's discussion I've lost a lot of weight! How should I expect my life to change?
" remember where you were and how you got where you are, and seek out and be kind to people on the same path - in a sincere way... don't be paternalistic or condescending. "
5 hours ago
Brad Smith replied to Silviu Popescu's discussion Resources for employing swimming as a fitness activity
"I have been swimming recreationally basically since I was a kid and, in recent years, for exercise for 30 +/- years (62 now).  I do it because I love the feeling I get from it but I also try to make it beneficial physically by working at it.…"
8 hours ago
Brad posted a discussion

I've lost a lot of weight! How should I expect my life to change?

Hello Gentlemen.I'm very excited to say that I'm down about 50 pounds in the last 5 or so months. I'm still losing. I was very overweight, and I decided to do something about it. I'd like to lose about 20 more pounds if at all possible. I stopped eating as much. I took up cooking. As a 23-year-old bachelor, I can attest that those of my species don't eat the greatest. I set out to break that stereotype. I eat well, but I control what I put in the tank, so to speak. Being creative in my kitchen…See More
11 hours ago
zak replied to Lumberjoe's discussion Round One . . . FIGHT!
"i agree with king of the dudes. it take a lot of strength and stamina to keep going for the amount of time there. that is how some guy get there ass kick they do not know how to get out of joint-lock"
13 hours ago
Kilted Bear updated their profile
14 hours ago
Profile IconKilted Bear and JJ joined Errol R. Alger's group
Thumbnail

Manly Artists & Connoisseurs

Sometimes a man feels he needs to express things visually that aren't all that attractive. Respect for our thoughts and ideas are hard to come by in our current "politically correct" world. No need to be polite here. Show us what you got. It could be a drawing, painting, political cartoon, caricature -- any kind of art -- by you or someone else.See More
14 hours ago
Specs updated their profile
15 hours ago
Kilted Bear commented on Longarm's photo
Thumbnail

Notebook - Grandfather and Great Grandfather's

"This is great. I have two sets of letters from..WW 1 that belonged to both of my son's great grandfathers"
18 hours ago

© 2017   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service