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*** The official beard thread ***

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by agnes, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Megahurtz400

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 5, 2007

    Posts: 7,875

    Location: Colchester

    Thought i'd revive this as I imagine like myself, quite a few people are committing to the beard while we're not out seeing anyone!

    I'm on about week four of growth at the moment and into unknown territory! Most of the time i'll trim it back to a #2 using my Wahl clippers every 2-3 weeks.

    Can anyone recommend some grooming products? Reading this thread it seems some beard balm & a good comb/brush are the basics? What else would people reccomend?

    I'll get a pic uploaded tomorrow! :)
     
  2. terley

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 3, 2010

    Posts: 2,869

    Stick with it, i thought mine was very patchy and thin for the first few months... I shaved recently to wear a mask but i'm going to be growing it back now.

    This is what it is a week or so after shaving:

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    And this is what it was like just before shaving:

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  3. Megahurtz400

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 5, 2007

    Posts: 7,875

    Location: Colchester

    @terley Cheers for the encouragement! :D

    I'm lucky that despite being having fully blonde hair, my beard grows pretty thick and even across my face quite quickly!

    Seems to have stalled slightly now i'm into week 4 but probably just needs a tiny trim back to take off some split ends to encourage the regrowth.

    Currently looking at Seven Potions Beard Oil, Shampoo and their Boar Bristle brush, anyone used them before?
     
  4. LuckyBenski

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 28, 2017

    Posts: 4,533

    Location: London

    Welp, 7 months in now. It's gone past "Can grab a handful" and into "Can feel it moving around and tickling people". I keep waking up with it in my face, reminds me of having long hair and pinning it under my shoulder!

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Hedge

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 17,759

    Location: Somewhere in the middle.

    Had about 3 months into my beard then shaved all my hair off so I look like an upside down head now.

    Also trimmed my beard back quite a bit. Well. To 15mm because it was looking a bit scraggy.

    I'm always conflicted about whether I like it or not. I look about ten years younger when I shave it off.
     
  6. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,836

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    I find the opposite, my girlfriend and other people have said to me that my beard makes me look much younger compared to my clean shaven look.

    Also, beard experts - I have what I’d say is a short beard. I trim random pokey out hairs every couple of days, shave my neckline and the other bits of my face as per the shape of the beard. But it doesn’t seem to want to grow any further now? it’s kinda just got to a point where it’s stopped growing much. With lockdown and working a lot from home I thought I’d see if it would grow more by not touching it at all for a few weeks but it pretty much refuses to grow any more. Does that happen?
     
  7. Hedge

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 17,759

    Location: Somewhere in the middle.

    I'd say you need to stop trimming it and leave it for about 2 month untouched. See how it looks.
     
  8. LuckyBenski

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 28, 2017

    Posts: 4,533

    Location: London

    I have a new challenge: beard hairs get EVERYWHERE. They're on my sofa, in my carpet, gathering under furniture. It looks like there's pubes in stuff :(

    I dread lending people stuff in case they find a dodgy looking hair :( Or even if I shave, opening drawers and boxes in 10 years and finding hairs.

    Is this just my life now? I feel guilty for all the times I was working on someone's laptop and thought I found pubes.
     
  9. pinkpound

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 1,822

    In short yes ;)

    Mines a mixture of greys browns and quite few very dark hairs not sure where they have come from as I'm mousey brown or was till went bald . My wife complains about finding them everywhere in the house :p tho only tends to happen I don't brush it regularly
     
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  10. opethdisciple

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 18, 2010

    Posts: 20,026

    Location: London

    I want to grow my beard guys :D

    I am currently sitting at 3mm having sadly shaved to yesterday.

    But I am gonna let it grow this time.
     
  11. flea.rider

    Hitman

    Joined: Aug 7, 2017

    Posts: 959

    just brush it .. twice a day or more .. if you can't be a rsed then just tie it up .. mine gets a plat for a few days .. Viking style ..lol :p
     
  12. LeeUK

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 1, 2008

    Posts: 5,140

    Can't beat clean shave every day. Smooth! :cool:
     
  13. flea.rider

    Hitman

    Joined: Aug 7, 2017

    Posts: 959

    go stand in the corner .. yes you off you go .. noo don't look round and put the pointy hat on .... :p
     
  14. Hedge

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Somewhere in the middle.

    I've decided to go for a Beardstache. Shaved most of my beard down to about 9mm now with about 6mm on sideburns. Leaving my tash to do its thing. Gonna buy a bit of wax this week and try to shape it.

    I don't wanna look like Charlie bronson so I'm letting the beard soften it a bit.

    Never thought I'd like my tash but I seem to be a convert.
     
  15. Megahurtz400

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 5, 2007

    Posts: 7,875

    Location: Colchester

    Still going strong!

    Last had a full trim back to a #2 on March 15th and it's probably about 1.5" long now.

    Gone through a stage of wanting it to go but I think i'm due another tidy up this week to make it look neat again!
     
  16. opethdisciple

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 18, 2010

    Posts: 20,026

    Location: London

    Question. I trimmed mine down to 3mm yesterday and regretted it. I cleaned up the jaw and cheek lines so it looks neat.

    As I do actually want to grow it out, should I shave it all off so it all starts from a level playing field or just leave it as is for now and let it grow?

    I'm not looking to grow a yeard but I do want to grow a beard!

    I have never really gone more than 5mm before.
     
  17. wingman

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 27, 2011

    Posts: 4,928

    Well that depends.

    Is your goal to grow it or shave it?! :confused:
     
  18. Hedge

    Capodecina

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    Location: Somewhere in the middle.

    Erm

    Stop shaving.
     
  19. opethdisciple

    Capodecina

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    Location: London

    Yup. I thought as much.
     
  20. opethdisciple

    Capodecina

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    Location: London

    So once the itch starts I need to use beard oil?

    Any recommendations? I've seen the Bulldog one mentioned in the thread.

    Whats the difference between beard oil and beard balm?