Let us begin by telling you a fact.
All beards are perfect, and you don’t need to fix them. You don’t become a lesser person because of the way you look.
If you want to appear the best that you can be and want to make an effort to do so, there is nothing wrong with that.
If someone feels that their beard is not as great as it should be, they can do their best to rectify the scenario.
Beard fillers are one such solution out of the many solutions available.
What is a beard filler?
In short, a beard filler is used to fill the patchy areas you may have in your beard. It fixes sparse, scraggly, and thin beards by making them look fuller and more defined. It is made of natural wax materials such as beeswax that can be mixed with beard butter and color.
In this article, we’ll tell you all about beard fillers and their subcategories, we will settle the debate of whether they really work, we’ll let you know about the three best beard filler pencils in the market today and also how to choose the best filler pencil for yourself.
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Get ready to flaunt a full, voluminous, thick beard to the world.
What is a Beard Filler Pencil?
Beard filler pencils are a makeup utility for men that is used to get rid of the problem of patchy beards. They are used to fill in patches on men’s beards with the same color as that of the beard to create the impression of a thick and fuller-looking beard.
Beard filler pencils are manufactured from wax and oil pigments in different colors. These colors match the facial hair colors found on men.
Beard filler pencils or powders came into fashion after stylists, and Hollywood makeup artists started showing the benefits of using them.
One of the key ingredients in good quality beard filler pencils is Beeswax.
Due to Beeswax’s presence, the color sticks to the hair and skin more readily, and you can get a thicker-looking or darker-looking beard.
Types of Beard Fillers
Beard fillers are of two kinds – dye-based and fiber-based
Fiber fillers are comprised of Keratin, which is sprayed on the patchy parts of your beard.
Keratin is a natural protein present in human hair, so manufacturers claim that you are using natural fibers by spraying keratin fibers on your face.
The fibers are sealed in a bottle that is enclosed within a sprayer and applied on the face. Once the fibers are sprayed on your face, they get stuck to the skin and create the impression of a thicker beard.
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While spraying, take care to keep in mind the distance you’re spraying from.
If you spray the fibers from too close, you’ll run the risk of having too dark patches on your face.
If you spray the fibers from too far, you will be off with your accuracy, and you could end up with a beard that looks awkwardly spread across your face.
We want to achieve a very natural look, obviously.
The second kind of beard pencil fillers is dye-based ones.
The principle behind this kind of filler is the same – Darken the facial hair and fill in the patches.
Dye-based pencil fillers come with application brushes and mixing bowls.
It is a good idea to create the beard’s exact lines by shaving away the excessive hair. Follow the directions on the dye pack to mix the dye in the mixing bowl provided.
Apply the dye using the brush. You can start along the edges of the lines before moving to the patchy areas.
If we want to dive deeper into the beard filler types, we can say that beard fillers can also be divided into 3 categories.
- Beard Pens
- Beard Pencils
- Beard Fiber Fibers or Powders
Beard pens are the men’s version of mascara for facial hair and it has a little bottle and a brush applicator. It helps to color(dark brown, dark, brown, etc) the existing hairs and makes your beard look much fuller and complete.
Beard Pencils are made of natural wax and they are used to fill and draw your patchy areas and all the areas you don’t have much facial hair without using beard dyes.
Finally, beard fibers or powders attach to your existing hairs and skin filling the bald spots and making your existing beard look fuller.
In my opinion, you should buy all of them for the first time, try them one by one and then two by two in order to achieve the best result.
I prefer a beard pencil and a beard pen but some others prefer the powder and this is totally ok. They are not that expensive to buy them all once.
You should use a beard pencil with either a beard pen or beard power but not all of them together because it will make you look weird and the result will be unnatural.
Give it some time to dry, and congratulations! Your new thick bearded look awaits you!
How to Use the Beard Fillers
Here, you can also see the difference before and after the use of the beard fillers. It is actually very easy to apply and it won’t take you more than 5 minutes. For beard fiber application you should just:
- Apply some beard oil
- Spray your face from 7-8 inches
- Keep doing that until you achieve the result you want (don’t overdo it)
- Create sharp lines with a piece of paper. (if you wish)
- Apply a fiber hold spray to keep the beard spray in place.
To use the beard filler pencil is even simpler. You need to press the pencil down on your skin and hair and color the patches where your facial hair is thinner.
I am sure you won’t have any problem applying the beard fillers. It is very easy, literally it takes 3-4 minutes. You just use it and make it look as natural as it possible can.
You can also draw the hair one by one to replicate the real hair.
Do Beard Filler Pencils Really Work?
While many men would love to have a long and lustrous beard, the sad reality is that due to no particular fault of theirs, many men will suffer from beard patches.
However, patchiness is not an impossible situation. A full and thick beard is just a beard filler pencil away.
Beard fillers can help you get the look you want until the time you outgrow your patch.
The key is to choose a shade of color on your pencil that matches the color of your beard.
Once you have chosen your color, you need to bring out the inner artist within you. You can draw lines within your patchy area to imitate the hair on the rest of your face.
Make sure that you draw the hair’s thickness in accordance with the thickness of the hair on your face. This makes sure that hairs on your face look the same as the hair you draw.
In addition to using beard fillers and adopting a healthy beard care routine, lifestyle factors can also play a role in beard growth and health.
Eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals, managing stress levels, and getting enough sleep can all promote healthy beard growth and maintenance.
By taking care of your overall health and well-being, you can enhance the appearance and health of your beard naturally.
Top 3 Beard Fillers Reviewed
Eclipse Instant Beard Filler with Hair Building Fibers
Eclipse is a premium beard filler that will help you to easily define and fill your beard. It is a very popular choice among buyers on Amazon. It is available in 10 different shades of color.
The best part about this beard filler is that the color stays up to a week and can be easily washed off with a shampoo. Ideally, we recommend washing your hair every 2 or 3 days.
Our review found that it does a great job covering patchy areas on the face while maintaining a natural look. It is available in different sizes of – 5 gm, 15 gm, 30gm, and 60gm.
The Eclipse Instant Beard Filler works well with all hair types and beards and is suitable for both men and women.
VOID Homme Beard Filler
The VOID Homme Beard Filler is a crowd favorite and works with all types of facial hair. It has a 2-sided design and you can choose from four different colors.
Its design, ease-of-use and price make it the second-best option on our list. It does what it promises and it will make your beard look thicker and fill in patches.
The Beard Pen by Chris Lieck
One of the first beard pencils to hit the market and originally sold to stars from Hollywood for beard filling, it has sustained itself over the years and is a popular choice.
The beard pen is harsh paraben-free and it is easy to use. If you are looking for a cheap, easy-to-use and sustainable option for filling out your beard, this is a great option.
It is available in four different color options – Black, Brown, Reddish Brown and Blackish Brown.
Before choosing a beard filler product, it’s important to consider the ingredients and their effects on your skin and beard. Some products may contain harsh chemicals or synthetic ingredients that can irritate the skin and damage the beard.
Look for products that contain natural ingredients, such as jojoba oil, argan oil, and vitamin E, which can nourish and moisturize the beard, while promoting healthy growth.
How to pick the best filler for your beard?
If you keep certain criteria in mind, it will help you make an effective choice when choosing a beard filler.
The process of applying
A beard filler can be in the shape of a pencil or a powder with a fine comb. You need to decide which one you prefer more.
Pencil fillers need some time getting used to compared to powder and comb.
However, this does not mean that one is superior to the other. It is simply a matter of choice.
How long will the effect of the Beard Filler remain?
There are no fixed answers as different products have different durations of longevity.
Of course, we recommend that you choose one that has a long-lasting effect of a few days.
You really won’t have access to a mirror and a makeup kit every few hours.
Resistance to Water
What happens if you decide to or have to wash your face after applying the beard filler?
Or what happens if you are out in the heat and sweating?
A beard filler that is not water-resistant will destroy your look and can make you a laughing stock at worst.
The solution is to choose a beard filler that has a high resistance to water.
It is always a good idea to check a product for its composition.
The composition of a product can determine whether the ingredients are good for your skin or not.
Parabens and other harmful ingredients can damage your skin, sometimes even permanently.
This might seem like common sense, but many people make the mistake of not choosing the right color that matches their beard.
Mismatching the color of your beard will give you a multi-colored beard, and we all know how that will go.
You don’t want to tell the whole world that you have used a beard filler. Therefore, it is important that you choose the right color for your beard.
What is the best beard growth product for me?
It depends on your use case scenario.
If you are looking for permanent growth, it can be an expensive route to take and can involve treatments such as hair transplant, hair growth therapy with minoxidil, and more but always ask your doctor first. I can’t stress this out enough.
Please ask your doctor before taking any medicine or any surgery.
You can also test beard rollers which help you stimulate beard growth but it needs time.
If you are looking to give the impression of volume to your beard while waiting for patches to fill out naturally, you can use products such as the beard filler pencil.
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Beard filler pencils are a temporary solution to thinning hair or a patchy beard. However, they can provide a reliable, quick fix to bare and patchy spots.
They are also affordable compared to any permanent solutions such as hair transplant or weaving.
They can easily add volume to your facial hair and give you a full beard look. Try them out today; you won’t regret it.
I am 100% sure for that.
I will be honest with you. I have a very positive opinion for beard fillers. My only concern would be a heavy rain that can be tricky even if most of the products are water resistant.
At the end of the day, test some of them. If you like the result and their resistance to water, keep using them, if not you just took a lesson.
I am crystal clear to you. Some of you, will love them and some others will not be pleased with the results and they will have stress that something bad will happen and that’s ok. That’s life.
And that’s it for today’s article. I tried to do my best to help you understand the pros and cons of beard fillers, how to use them and if they are worth it.
Are you ready to make a change and see what other men and mainly women have to say?
If you have any comments or questions, let me know in the comment section below and I will be more than happy to help.
Until next time,
Stay safe and…let it grow!
Tasos Moulios is the founder of Beardlong. He loves trying different beard and hair styles and blogs about them. The tips he shares come from his own experience and love for what he does.