Hairfall When Brushing Your Beard—Should You Be Worried?

Hairfall When Brushing Your Beard—Should You Be Worried?

  • By - Sphinx Beard

As part of your regular care routine, brushing your beard is something that can never be replaced or missed out on because of how much of a difference it makes.

While many beard care experts believe that soaping, moisturizing, and balming are all crucial components of a proper routine, it all boils down to combing properly. Whether you’re a once-a-day comber or an every-two-hours type of person, the health of your facial hair will always benefit from being consistent with your brushing. 

At this point, you’re probably a full-fledged believer of how much of a difference a proper combing can make because you’ve seen tremendous results over time. After all, who would’ve thought that a few brush strokes could create such a beautiful bearded masterpiece?

One day during your usual combing procedure, however, you start to notice that there are a lot of strands of hair in your sink—a bad omen that you’re shedding a lot more facial hair than usual. Considering that hair loss on top of your head is already a cause for concern, it’s no surprise that you should also be quite worried about the same thing happening to your beard.

Understandably, this predicament is troubling you quite a bit because you don’t want years of growth and painstaking maintenance to go down the drain. Fret not because we’re here to answer all your questions and help you nurse your beard back to 100 percent! 

What’s the Life Cycle of Beard Hair?

Like the hair on top of one’s head, the beard on your chin goes through a life cycle that applies to all kinds of hair. This process consists of three main phases: 

  1. The Growing Phase (Anagen) - two to six years, with short hair growing half an inch per month, and long hair growing ¼ of an inch monthly;
  2. The In-Between Phase (Catagen) - ten days, and;
  3. The Resting Phase (Telogen) - three months, maximum.

At any point in time, 80 to 90 percent of the hair on your body is in a state of anagen or growth while the rest is in the telogen or resting phase. While most of the hair on your face is growing, others are at the point where their follicles become inactive before they fall off. 

So, Should You Be Worried?

Definitely not. 

Unless you’re losing large patches of hair by the day, losing a few strands is fairly normal because the follicle life cycle dictates it. However, if you’re losing an ever-growing number of strands each day, you may want to check in with your dermatologist to find out if there’s anything unusual going on.

What Should I Focus On?

If the strands of beard hair that are falling off your face are rough or split, you should turn your attention away from the brushing and focus on the rest of your care routine. 

Rough hair means it’s time to reevaluate your care routine and start using better products. By using beard products from Sphinx Beard that contain ingredients like Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, and Castor Oil, for instance, you’ll be able to whip your beard into its healthiest form in no time.


Although seeing strands fall off when brushing your beard can be a cause for concern, it’s best to understand that it’s a natural process of hair growth. However, it’s best to check the strands that fall out to see whether your beard care regimen needs some improvement.

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