Many people think that hair loss only occurs on the head, but this is incorrect. Hair loss can occur anywhere on the body, and that includes facial hair – but if you’ve spent the last few months growing your beard, how can you be sure to safeguard it against hair loss? Here are our five top tips for looking after your beard and preventing hair loss.

1. Care for your beard

It may sound obvious, but so many people forget to properly care for their facial hair, and it does have an affect on shape, thickness and volume, and can help prevent hair loss.
You need to make sure you wash your beard like the hair on your head – regularly, and with shampoo, such as Toppik’s shampoo. You might even want to try special beard oil, which will help keep it smooth and healthy. You should comb it often, too.

2. Eat well

Diet can have a huge impact on the health of your hair, and that includes your beard. Try to avoid sugary junk food, and ensure you are getting enough green, leafy vegetables in your diet – kale is a great choice. Essentially, the more vitamins and minerals you take in, the thicker and healthier your beard will be.

3. Exercise

Exercising does a number of great things for your body, and it can also help keep your beard in great shape. When you exercise, your body produces testosterone and your circulation improves. Improved circulation means that your body can get the vitamins and minerals to where it needs them faster, and so contributes to healthy hair on your head and on your face.

4. Stay hydrated

Whilst your beard doesn’t need water directly to grow – it’s not a plant, after all – staying hydrated does keep your body in better shape, which can lead to a healthier beard. It also helps to flush out any toxins, and hydrates the skin.

5. Stay calm

Stress is never a good thing, and it can be particularly bad for beards. Just like the hair on your head, excessive stress can cause hair loss from your beard, so remember to remain calm.