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Ugly beard: what to do?

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A number of men think they have an ugly beard and it worries them on a daily basis. But are you really sure you have an ugly beard? Because that is completely subjective and an ugly beard for you could very well be a nice beard for others. For example, if you think a salt-and-pepper beard with gray hairs is an ugly beard, know that many women love this type of beard.


Through this article, we will detail what an ugly beard can be, and above all provide solutions.

What is an ugly beard?

Before giving you my advice to avoid having an ugly beard (again, it must be remembered that this is very subjective), let's already define what an ugly beard can be.

An ugly beard with holes

One of the main reasons you may feel like you have an ugly beard is because it has holes in it. So it is true that having a big hole in the middle of a thick, full beard may not be very pretty. But don't forget that it can also give you a character trait, a personality that is revealed through the beard!

An ugly beard because sparse

Another reason you might think you have an ugly beard is if you have a sparse or incomplete beard . This can take several appearances:

  • a fine beard which is made of very fine beard hair and which therefore does not completely cover the skin. This is simply linked to the structure of the hair, some men have very thick hair, others have fine hair, it is nature that gives you that. But it can also be linked to a malfunction of the hair follicle, we will see that later.

  • a beard that has several holes, usually small in size. It's like a Swiss cheese in the beard.

An ugly beard because it curls


In some men an ugly beard will be a curly beard . Ah the little curls that can give the impression of having a permanent beard. Just kidding, but know that a lot of people appreciate curls. Here the solution will be very simple, it will be enough to smooth it regularly.

An ugly beard because salt and pepper


Finally, some will find that they have an ugly beard because gray or even white hairs will mar their beard. Either it will no longer have a uniform color, or these men will soon have a salt-and-pepper beard . A beard that will then be perceived as synonymous with old age. They will think they have an ugly beard all the more because the gray hairs can only focus on certain areas of their beard, such as the chin.


What to do with an ugly beard?


Let your ugly beard grow


If you have an ugly beard because the hairs are fine and it gives the feeling of having holes, you will have to give it some time. Indeed, the growth of a beard is different from one man to another, some will have a beard of 3 days in 3 days while others will have to wait 10 days, or even more. Don't be in a hurry, give your beard time.

Trim your ugly beard

If you have real embarrassment and can't show off with what you think is an ugly beard, then trim it! Use a beard trimmer to get a short beard , like a 3-day beard . Short beards are ideal for visually erasing any flaws in the beard.

Care for your ugly beard

If you have gaps in your beard , a sparse or incomplete beard, it's probably because your hair follicle is not in good shape. In this case, you will have to take care of it, and for this you have different levers.

Brush your ugly beard

Brush your ugly beard every day! Yes every day, you read that right, and above all, whatever the length of your beard. Because brushing your beard is a treatment that will do your hair follicles a world of good. How ? Because by brushing the skin under the beard, the bristles of the brush will stimulate blood microcirculation and therefore promote the well-being of the hair follicle. To do this, use a beard brush .

Hydrate your ugly beard

Another treatment that will do your hair follicle a lot of good is to moisturize it. A hair follicle that lacks hydration will not give a beautiful hair. And by beautiful coat, we mean a strong, robust and therefore thick coat. But above all a shiny hair. Everything you need to have a beautiful beard.


To do this, apply a beard oil to your ugly beard every day (I really can't get used to this term), or even morning and evening.

A scrub against an ugly beard


Finally, the last treatment that I advise you to take care of your ugly beard is to perform a beard scrub once a week. Yes, as you are scrubbing the skin of the face, do not hesitate to scrub your beard, because this, like brushing the beard, will promote blood microcirculation and therefore energize your hair follicle.

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A sumptuous combination for this exceptional exfoliation with liquid crystals and precious oils which provides a gentle double exfoliating action.

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Exfoliating treatment for beard and face. This paste deeply cleanses the beard and face by eliminating impurities and dead cells.

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This alpine goat's milk soap developed in collaboration with a soap factory in Ariège was made with apricot kernels ground into very fine particles.

Coloring on an ugly beard


Makeup on an ugly beard


If you really want to do something about your ugly beard on a daily basis, then you can use men's makeup . Have no fear, more and more men are using makeup today, it's no longer a taboo subject. How many men steal their girlfriend's makeup, especially their concealer, or even their foundation!

Make-up brands for men have thus launched products specially adapted to make the beard more beautiful, less ugly. These products will mainly have the effect of masking the imperfections of the ugly beard, namely:

  • the gray hairs in a salt and pepper beard.

  • the holes in the beard.

You have two types of products for this:

  • beard mascara, which comes in the same form as eyebrow mascara. You should apply it as if you were brushing the beard. This will hide gray hairs or white hairs and thus have an even beard.

  • the beard pencil, which is more specific and suitable for a small area of the beard.

The dye on an ugly beard


Makeup on your ugly beard comes in handy if you have a super important party or date and want to have a nice beard. But like any makeup product, the effect will only last for the day. You can then opt for another solution against your ugly beard, a solution that will last several days, beard dye. Dyeing your beard is indeed a good solution to have a uniform beard. But beware, beard hair grows quickly and if you want to hide gray hair, it can quickly be seen at the roots. Of course, it all depends on how quickly your beard grows.

A transplant on an ugly beard

If you think you have an ugly beard because you have holes in your beard, then the radical solution for you would be to have a beard transplant. This is done more and more, many clinics now offer beard transplantation. Of course, I advise you to do it in a clinic with a good reputation, and especially in France: in case there are problems, you could more easily come back to the clinic.

The beard transplant takes place in the same way as a hair transplant: it consists of taking grafts of hair follicles from a well-provided donor area and implanting them in the devoid area. After a few months, you will have a nice, full, thick beard.

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