A question we get asked a lot is, “my mustache doesn’t connect to my beard.” this is a very common problem that, although it is mainly due to genes, is a problem that can be improved or even fixed!
Connecting your mustache to your beard can be a headache simply because we are all different and so are the reasons for lack of growth. some guys grow hair from a young age and need a daily shave to stop looking like a werewolf, while someone several years older still has a hard time growing a bit of fuzz on their butt and may have patches.
If everything you’ve tried so far hasn’t solved the tricky problem of mustache not connecting to beard, and those connectors remain bald, then we’re here to help. if you’re wondering what the solution is, should you grow a mustache or sideburns and make a ‘hair bridge’, or just embrace those gaps… then read on.
so the first thing to rule out is if it’s an age/maturity issue. puberty begins around age 12 or 13 and continues in some men into their late twenties. some men will not fully grow facial hair everywhere until this time. if you have ruled it out and determined that this is not the problem, then it could be one of the following:-
genetics: Facial hair can grow at different rates and density depending on your genetic makeup. If hair doesn’t grow between your mustache and beard, it may just be in your genes. If other men in your family have little facial hair, patchy beards, or only grow hair in certain places, you may very well end up looking like them.
health – make sure you have a good healthy diet, without drinking or smoking too much. take a good vitamin & mineral supplement to help promote hair growth in the areas that connect the mustache to the beard.
patience: Different people have irregular and uneven growth of beard and mustache. sometimes it can grow irregularly at first and the bald areas fill in later. you could have an unnatural amount of hormones in your face, especially testosterone. this can cause hair to grow at a different rate in different areas. Give your face a good few weeks before you decide you can’t fill those pesky voids.
how to connect your beard
If you find that none of the above is the reason for the lack of growth and your mustache still doesn’t connect naturally to your beard, then you have a few options:-
- fill the gap: You can let your mustache hair continue to grow until it reaches the top of your beard. this will cover any unwanted spaces left between your mustache and beard. this will give you the appearance of a fully connected mustache. the mustache is an important part of forming a connection with the beard. without it, you can always have loopholes.
- grow it out: Let the hair grow and do not cut or shave the facial hair that connects the mustache to the beard. Some people have very slow-growing facial hair that grows at different rates and cycles. so stop trimming your beard and mustache altogether for a month or two and watch for growth in any uneven/bald areas.
- get creative with beard styles – if your baby face just doesn’t like hair in certain areas, then forget about the full beard and look at other styles and see what works best for your growth pattern. maybe just wear a goatee or chin curtain. maybe he just has a beard or a mustache instead of both. there will be a style that is perfect for you as an individual, just go and find it.
take a biotin supplement – many believe that biotin can increase the rate of your hair grow if your beard and blemish don’t connect, then a vitamin & mineral supplements are worth trying.
waiting: For many people it’s a waiting game until the facial hair between the mustache and beard grows to the length you want. this process will vary from person to person. Some people start experiencing growth in previously bald areas in their mid-20s, 30s, or even 40s when hair suddenly grows back much thicker and healthier than before.
- exfoliate and take vitamin/mineral supplements – make sure to take care of both your skin and facial hair. patchy hair can be due to poor circulation or nutrient deficiencies. so be sure to exfoliate every other day, take a daily multivitamin and mineral pill,
- get creative with your styling – another option is to use a little hair wax to firm style mustache to comb mustache or beard into uneven or bare areas that hide gaps.
- nourish the skin & Beard: Be sure to use a good beard oil to nourish and feed both skin and facial hair to create the perfect growing conditions and stimulate growth. The beard oil below contains hemp and jojoba oils, both proven to help with hair growth in beards and on the head.
see instructions on how to use beard oil.
people who read this blog also asked: “why doesn’t the beard connect with the sideburns?”, “close the space between the sideburns and the beard”, “my mustache doesn’t connect in the middle”.
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