Hi everyone, I have a dilemma which contributes to my depression and quality of everyday life which is that I'm 24 years old and I still can't grow any decent facial hair. I am Caucasian, fairly healthy and all the men on both sides of my family could all grow beards when they were my age. I had my testosterone checked and everything is fine there. For some reason I get some hair on my chin, upper lip, sideburns and cheeks but not nearly enough hair to grow any decent facial hair. It all grows patchy and the type of facial hair I have is very wispy growth meaning the hairs are very soft and brittle are not that noticeable and break off very easily. I still can't grow any decent sideburns because they are very thin, sparse, patchy and the are not that noticeable even up close. I can grow them out for weeks or months and they still don't come in properly. I usually let my temple hair grow down to make it look like I have sideburns until the hair there gets messy and has to be trimmed. I feel like a bald man with a comb over. I have a real baby face and look very young for my age. I am often mistaken for being in my teens. I get so down about this because all my peers and everyone my age can all grow some sort of decent respectable facial hair, except me. I didn't get any hair on my chest until this year and at 24 years old I only have 3 of them, which are also wispy hairs. I just hope that my beard will continue to develop and mature in time as it should without having to wait until I'm like 65 or so before I can finally grow a beard or any respectable facial hair. Does anyone think this is a bit odd for someone of my age to have this slow of development? I would appreciate any input! Thanks a lot in advance!
Mid twenties with no decent facial hair?
don't sweat the little shit, as they say
I've grown a goatee several times over my life. Looking back to photos of it in my early 20s, it was barely there. Now I grow an excellent scrub-brush.
I have never had sideburns. There just aren't whiskers there.
I don't have a hairy chest, which is good because I have a large tattoo that would be wasted if it was hidden in a jungle.
So don't worry about it and enjoy looking young
<b>and there was light</b>
"don't sweat the little shit, as they say"
Well, it's sometimes easier said than done! The thing is I 'm not in my early twenties anymore, I'm now in the beginning of my mid twenties and I still can't grow any decent facial hair. Everyone mentions that facial hair is all GENETIC!!! Sadly though, my brother, father, cousins and all my other male relatives could all grow decent facial hair when they were my age if not younger! I don't understand it, I eat healthy, work out but I still can't grow any decent beard growth. When I try to grow facial hair, it's all sparse, patchy, gross looking and is hardly noticeable. I don't understand why? I mean I'm of a man's age.
“So don't worry about it and enjoy looking young”
It’s just awkward when you go for professional career job interviews and the interviewer always asks my age and always brings up the fact that “I look very young for my age” and doubts my competence & credibility. Also it’s a pain in the arse that I’m 24 and still getting carded for lottery tickets when you only have to be 18 to buy them, lol. The other issue is that women that are younger than I think I’m too young to go out with them even though I’m much older. A lot of people I come across ask me "which high school do you attend?" then they are shocked to find out that I graduated over 6 years ago and have already graduated from college and am working a professional career job and am old enough to be the teacher, lol. AGAIN, it’s much easier said then done!
Lets put it this way.. There is absolutley nothing you can do about it. The sooner you accept this fact and move on, the better off you'll be.
I feel the same way, although im not in my twenties, im 15 and it takes a month for any hair to grow. when it does its unnoticable and not uniform. my dad has a thick beard, and my mom says i will too. i just dont care. itl all happen eventually.
"Even castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually." Jimi Hendrix
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