Tips for a Patchy Beard

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Causes of weak beard growth and what you can do about them:

The intensity of beard growth is determined by hormone balance and genetic makeup, and is different for everyone. Various lifestyle factors can also have a significant impact.

What exactly does this mean?

Testosterone plays an important role in beard growth. A high testosterone level leads to robust beard growth, as well as the growth of more body hair. One negative effect is that the higher the testosterone level gets, the more the roots of the hair on the scalp can be negatively impacted, resulting in increased hair loss.
Hormonal treatment to increase beard growth is not advised, however, since numerous side effects can result.

Another influence on beard growth is your genetic makeup, which is determined by heredity. But this does not mean that the intensity of your father's beard growth will transfer directly to you. Such genetic predispositions often skip a generation and can also be passed on by the mother.

In addition, a healthy varied diet is very important for beard growth. The body requires sufficient vitamins and minerals to produce hair. An unbalanced diet can easily lead to deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals, which can in turn cause a decrease of hair and beard growth.

How can I stimulate beard growth?

A few tips to help you increase your beard growth:

Tip 1: Healthy diet: Eat a varied, balanced diet. Above all, try to take in sufficient vitamins and minerals by eating fruits and vegetables.

Tip 2: Supplementary nutrition: In addition to a healthy diet, nutritional supplements can also have a positive effect on beard growth. B-vitamins like biotin are particularly helpful. Combinations of iron, copper, and vitamin C complement each other and help to stimulate hair growth.

Tip 3: Increase testosterone level: Increase your testosterone level naturally by eating protein-rich foods and participating in sports. Strength training can also help to increase your testosterone level. According to studies, even an active romantic life can contribute to an increase in testosterone.

Tip 4: Active ingredients for external use: Several plants are said to have a positive effect on hair growth, properties which have been known for centuries. Here is an overview of four different plant-based active ingredients:


Saw palmetto blocks enzymes which produce DHT, an androgen that causes hair loss. This can lead to an increase in hair growth of up to 60%.


True angelica has been used in hair-strengthening tonics for thousands of years and is known for its particularly high vitamin E content and circulatory benefits. In addition, it promotes oxidation of the blood and hair cells and can help to provide healthy, long-lasting hair growth.


Tea tree oil can accelerate hair and beard growth and improve the health of beard hair. Thus, it is very often used in shampoos and conditioners as a natural hair growth strengthener. The oil's antiseptic properties fight the accumulation of residues in hair follicles and supports the flow of sebaceous oil. Irritation and inflammation are also reduced, so that nothing stands in the way of healthy beard growth.


Polygonum multiflorum, also known as Fo-Ti root or He Shou Wu, is counted as one of the most effective plants in China. It is able to coax "sleeping" hair follicles into the anagen (growth) phase, thus fighting against the primary cause for sluggish beard growth (an overly long resting phase in the hair follicles).

Beard Growth Spray from BeardActive contains exactly these ingredients in order to optimally support natural beard growth.


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