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5 Tips For Men Who Can’t Grow A Beard On Their Chin

April 27, 2023
5 Tips For Men Who Can’t Grow A Beard On Their Chin

It’s a pretty common problem and source of frustration for many aspiring beardsmen. They spend a huge number of hours looking for a quick fix but generally don’t have much luck. It’s no secret that some men do struggle to grow a beard on their chin.

Disclaimer: This isn’t health advice – it’s a style blog. If you have any concerns about a patchy or unusual distribution of hair, definitely see a clinician for further advice. 

If you’re looking for general style tips, read on.

5 Style Tips For Men Who Can’t Grow A Beard On Their Chin

Not all of these may be relevant to you. But there’s a very good chance that at least a couple of them will be. 

1. Try And Grow It Longer

Here’s a potentially simple tactic that may work for some. 

Certain parts of the beard may lag behind other parts when it comes to growth.

The problem is that a lot of men prematurely trim their beards down before giving these slower parts a chance to catch up. 

So, try growing the beard out a few weeks (or more) longer than you may be used to. You may find at least certain parts of your chin will start to sprout some hairs. 

2. Try Stubble Instead

This may sound confusing seeing as you were literally just advised to try the opposite, but hear me out. 

Lack of growth in certain parts of the beard often looks less obvious when the hair is trimmed down very short. 

The reason for this is that there’s just less of a difference between the bare patch on the chin and the hair everywhere else. 

So, if you haven’t had much luck filling it out by growing the whole beard longer, go the opposite route. 

Trim it down to stubble. Stubble is attractive, easy to maintain, and versatile. It’s rarely considered unprofessional.

3. Consider The Mutton Chops 

The Mutton Chops may not be the preferred style for a lot of men, but it does compensate for not being able to grow a beard on the chin. 

It essentially just looks like very extended sideburns that may or may not be connected to a mustache. 

It works and there’s no hair on the chin. 

The style isn’t modern, but it’s more popular than you may think. It has a very eye-catching and attention-grabbing appearance, harking but to a very classical period of beard history. 

It won’t be for everyone, but it’s definitely one to consider. 

4. Love The Mustache

The problem with not having much beard growth on the chin is that there aren’t many styles that can compensate for it. 

We’ve talked about the Mutton Chops beard, but in general, having hair on the chin (i.e the goatee area) is an important aspect of many different beard styles. 

Having hair on the cheeks and mustache area but not on the chin is tricky because there aren’t many modern styles that work with this distribution.  

The simplest and easiest solution – in fact, the only solution that is guaranteed to work – would be to go for a mustache instead. 

Mustachioed men would simply shave their chin hair off in any case. 

There’s so much you can do with a mustache you’d completely forget about lack of growth elsewhere in any case. 

From Handlebars to Chevrons, the style choices are seemingly endless. The mustache community is just as thriving as the beard community, with its own set of tips, tricks, rules, and tools. 

As long as it’s trimmed properly, combed properly and tamed, it’ll look great. 

An interesting option would be the Horseshoe mustache. The edges of the mustache extend literally as far down as the jawline before ending. 

horseshoe mustache
From 123rf

5. Give It Time

Note that this is different to growing the hair longer as I suggested in tip number 2. 

What I mean is just growing older. Tips don’t get much easier than this. 

It’s particularly relevant to younger guys. Facial hair can sometimes take longer than you might think to really get into its stride. 

Beard growth can mature at different rates for men, so it’s important not to judge prematurely. 

Try and be patient, focus on the other tips on this list, and just give it time. You may well be pleasantly surprised and you wouldn’t have had to go chasing any quick fixes in the meantime. 

Having said this, as I mentioned at the beginning, if you have any concerns about an unusual or slow rate of growth – see a professional.


Hopefully, the tips in this article will help some of you push past this particularly annoying problem. 

Try not to focus too much on it, however. Enjoy the process.