Why is my beard so patchy?


As a man with a beard, I know what it's like to have patchy facial hair. The most common causes of this are genetics and age. However, there are other factors that can cause your beard to be patchy as well. This blog will explore those causes and help you determine if your beard is just naturally thick in some areas or if something else is going on.

Your genetics

Your genetics play a role in how your beard looks. The genes that control your hair follicles also regulate the growth of your facial hair, so if you have a family history of patchy beards or baldness, it's possible that you'll end up with this problem as well.

Biotin deficiency

Biotin is a B vitamin that plays an important role in hair growth. If you have a biotin deficiency, your hair will begin to fall out and your nails will become brittle.

Symptoms of biotin deficiency include: hair loss, brittle nails and dry skin (especially around the eyes). Symptoms can also include inflamed skin and a scaly rash around the mouth.

Biotin is found in food such as: almonds; legumes such as lentils; leafy green vegetables like kale, spinach or chard; yeast extract spreads (e.g. Marmite); meat/fish products including poultry & pork liver – though these are poorly absorbed sources capable of causing toxic effects when consumed daily over long periods of time without supplementation; milk products including cheese & yogurt but not butter due to its low fat content (because fat tends to prevent absorption); whole grains like brown rice flour or oatmeal breads when made with whole grain flour instead of white flour (since white flour does not contain any significant amount of protein which would otherwise be required for maximum absorption).

Stress levels

Stress can cause hair loss, and the same is true for your beard. In fact, researchers have found that men who experience stress are more likely to develop male pattern baldness. If you've been under stress recently and noticed patches of thinning in your beard, it may be worth taking a look at what's causing you to be so stressed out.

If you're finding that the stress is affecting your body in other ways too (like making it difficult to sleep or keeping the weight on), then these are good indicators that it might be time for some more serious self-care. Try taking some time out of each day just for yourself—a walk around the neighbourhood or even just a few minutes sitting quietly before bed can do wonders for lowering cortisol levels and helping get back on track with routine maintenance like grooming!

If this doesn't help enough, consider talking openly about how much stress is piling up by seeking counselling from someone trained in dealing with mental health issues such as depression or anxiety disorders."


Since you're reading this, it's likely that your beard is patchy. It's not a sign of aging, poor health or hygiene and it's also not a sign of poor nutrition.

Even though beard growth varies from person to person, older men usually have more patchy beards than younger ones. This can be attributed to changes in hormone levels and genetics as we age.

It could be your genetics.

It's possible that your genetics are to blame for your patchy beard. Your genes determine how thick and dense your hair will be, so if you have a family history of patchy beards, it's more likely to happen to you as well. Other factors may include hormonal changes (like pregnancy or menopause) and stress.

Treatments vary depending on the cause of your problem. If genetics play a role in keeping your facial hair looking sparse, there may not be much treatment available beyond giving up on the idea of growing out a full beard and opting instead for something shorter like stubble or sideburns. Stress management techniques can help reduce symptoms if stress is contributing to bald patches in the face; however, these techniques aren't always effective when dealing with genetic causes such as hypothyroidism or alopecia areata .


We hope that we have been able to provide a few answers for you. If not, there are plenty of other resources out there that can help. But if you have made it this far, then congratulations and thank you for reading!