Have you ever wondered why some beards are red? Or why there are white hairs mixed in with your beard? You’re not alone. There are many men who have noticed these changes to their facial hair.
One of the more common reasons for red hairs on a beard is called “hirsutism.” This is where extra male hormones, or androgens, cause dark or red hairs to grow on areas of the body that normally have female-like hair growth.
White hairs can also be caused by stress, hormonal changes, medications, illness, genetics, aging, and so much more. To learn more about these causes and how to get rid of unwanted hair growth, read on!
Table of Contents
- Why does my black beard have red hairs?
- Why is my beard partially red?
- Why is my beard partially white?
- How to get rid of red hairs in beard
- Why is my beard red and my hair brown?
- How to get rid of split ends in beard
- Why is my beard turning orange?
- Beard breakage when combing
- Why do I have one red hair in my beard?
Why does my black beard have red hairs?
While most men aren’t having their beards dyed every couple of months, there is still the possibility that the hairs are becoming red or light-colored. This is often caused by a more intense hair growth cycle and can cause the beard to darken or lighten in color to a different shade over time. It’s the reverse of the same reason why some men get grey hair or no hair at all.
What Causes Red Hairs to Grow on My Beards?
Red hairs on beards aren’t like facial hair on other parts of the body. Instead, red hair on a beard comes from the androgen hormone known as testosterone.
According to American Family Physician, testosterone makes beards grow darker, thicker, and of course redder in color. Hair growth is caused by a buildup of testosterone in a man’s body.
Why is my beard partially red?
Partially red beard results when you are first starting to grow your beard before you hit the growth spurt. Some men do this naturally, as part of growing a beard.
You can let the hair grow to a full length and feel happy with your red beard or you can shave it off to lighten it up a bit. If you choose to shave, be sure to get the razor blades wet and lather them up, that way they will slide across your beard with ease.
Why is my beard partially white?
When your beard gets closer to your neck and becomes red and unruly. Sometimes you may feel an itch in that area, or you may notice redness on your neck. Although this can be uncomfortable, it is nothing to worry about. It is a symptom that means the hair is just getting ready to turn into white hair.
How to get rid of red hairs in beard
This one is obvious – and that’s by beard trimmer. Just remember: When it comes to a beard trimmer, use the highest setting available, and don’t pull the trimmer too tight or too short! Using a beard trimmer this way also helps to prevent unwanted hair from falling out.
There are so many products on the market these days for reducing red hair in your beard. The best way to control how red your beard is is to use the hair color of your choice on your beard. You can get a beard tamer that will cover up the red hair or choose a hair color that won’t make the red hair stand out. Try the following:
Why is my beard red and my hair brown?
All bearded men want to grow red and hair-covered beards to resemble that of a Native American or Viking. This can cause some of us to color our beards in hopes that they’ll appear red and dark.
The reason why some beards and hair are red while others are dark brown or black is due to the pigment that’s produced. This comes from hair follicles and allows the hair color to appear darker.
The same process occurs in every man’s beard, but it depends on the person’s genetics, diet, environment, and lifestyle. It’s a bit of a guessing game since no one can answer the question.
How to get rid of split ends in beard
If you have dark and/or red hairs in your beard that you want to remove, you may have noticed that your beard is much shorter and thinner than it used to be. The hair on the back of your beard is the same as your head hair.
So, when you have hirsutism, the hormones send these hairs into the rest of your body, resulting in a thinner and shorter beard. This is why the back of your beard is normally much shorter, and why it may appear patchy.
If your beard is red, you may notice that your beard is slightly thinner than the rest of your head hair. This is because you have more hairs that are red and/or that are darker in color. This is called the apricot kernel phenomenon.
Your hair on the front of your beard may appear to be thicker than the rest of your beard, but that is not true.
Why is my beard turning orange?
Another common hair change people have noticed in their beards is that their beards is turning orange. This could be an allergic reaction, or it could be that you’ve been using harsh bleach for the last year. That bleached your beard and your hands. This is not good.
Even if your beard seems to be turning orange due to stress, it’s not good. It means you’ve been using a harsh bleaching solution. Always test products on a small area of your face or hands before applying it to the beard area.
I see it a lot with women who bleach their hair as well. The chemicals burn your skin! This is not a good look. But, you can prevent this and other terrible effects of bleaching your beard. First, avoid bleaching the beard. Second, try leaving some of your beard natural.
Beard breakage when combing
When you comb your beard, you can accidentally hit or even tug on your red hairs. This can cause them to become unruly and break away from your beard.
- Here are some ways to prevent beard breakage:
- Make sure to brush your beard with a wide-toothed comb, and never with a safety pin.
- Do not use scissor to trim your beard.
- Always use good, quality beard oil on your beard.
Try not to shave your beard when you’re stressed. If you are, just cut it off. It’s that simple.
Why do I have one red hair in my beard?
If you are a man with more red hair than usual on your face or neck, you may be experiencing a condition known as hirsutism or hirsutism. Hair-raising, men with androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness) are also affected by hirsutism.
The human body produces female hormones called estrogens. But sometimes, androgens, which are male hormones, too, are produced. This can cause your body to produce hair in all of the wrong places, such as the face, chest, back, and scalp.
It is also very common for women with pre-menstrual androgenic hormones to make their hair turn red or other reddish hues appear on the chin, beard, and eyebrows.
Red hair is a result of a combination of a few different factors. Some of the more common ones are:
Hairstyles and conditions such as “curly hair”, if you have hair on your head. The sun’s UV rays can cause many of these hairs to darken. Genetics. Hair growth and scalp conditions can play a large role. People with blond hair. Men with very curly hair. Men with a natural white or red head of hair.