21YO Road to long beard **[[WEEK 18 update]]**

For any man 20 and older with a shorter beard (or any facial hair style) and prior beard experience who wants to show off his beard and share his experience.
beardedfather
Beard Titan
Joined: 09 Jul 2010, 05:55

07 Oct 2017, 14:32 #41

You have made a quantum leap in this week.  Your beard has filled in..... a lot.  You have an awesome looking beard.  You have done well with no trimming, and your neckline is perfect.  Your cheeks are darker.  Your beard leaving your face is "the drop".  It feels different to the touch, and you can no longer feel the skin underneath, but it makes your beard bigger.

Keep up the good work.  I am proud to have you on the board.  Saturdays are a great day to update.
Tom
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Bearding4life
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Joined: 20 Sep 2017, 16:14

07 Oct 2017, 15:58 #42

Thank you Tom! This made my day! I’m glad to be here!


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tallguy2016
Beard Regular
Joined: 15 Aug 2016, 22:57

07 Oct 2017, 17:11 #43

Dang man! That beard of your's is looking incredible, the sides are definitely getting denser and are really already solid in my opinion if that means anything haha. Seriously its looking awesome on all sides and angles, just an all around solid full beard and at only 21 so you have the opportunity to rock a complete full beard for longer than the majority of the population lol. I think it'd be awesome if you keep it growing, your front look is epic and i can see that its beginning to hang off of your chin, can you imagine it at 8 months? Hey keep it growing it's fantastic at 8 weeks and can only get better bro.
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Bearding4life
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Joined: 20 Sep 2017, 16:14

07 Oct 2017, 18:49 #44

Your opinion is very meaningful, I really appreciate your words, thank you so much bro!!


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Bearding4life
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Joined: 20 Sep 2017, 16:14

12 Oct 2017, 06:53 #45

Hi guys!

Just a mid-week update with some questions..

I really like how my beard looks when Air-dry it (medium heat/speed). I do have curly hair and I used to iron it (my head hair), but when I went shorter, I just air-blowed it to get rid of the really bad curls.

Q: How bad is it to air-dry your beard? I’ve heard some different opinions on it.

Also, I use heat protection on it.

So here’s some pictures in a different light, more natural.

Ps. I went ahead and trimmed those few stray hair below my adams apple. I think it makes the beard a little more well thought out, especially from the side view. Nothing major.





Bonus question..
I’m shooting for a beard similar to this..

Is it reasonable? How long time do you guys think it will take?

Thanks for all your support!

Cheers.

/Josh


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beardedfather
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Joined: 09 Jul 2010, 05:55

12 Oct 2017, 13:42 #46

Hi Josh:
Another stellar update.  Your beard is looking great.  You did take the little hairs away, and you did a great job.  I can tell as I look at the bottom.  You left all the right hairs in all the right places. As for the beard that you want.  It will take 6 or 8 months, I think.  For now, just keep growing. 

I use a blow drier on my beard.  I just use low heat, and it is no problem.  Especially when your mustache gets longer, you can use a blow drier on it, if it curls the wrong way, like mine does. Experiment with it, and see what works for you.
Tom
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Bearding4life
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Joined: 20 Sep 2017, 16:14

12 Oct 2017, 19:49 #47

beardedfather wrote:Hi Josh:
Another stellar update.  Your beard is looking great.  You did take the little hairs away, and you did a great job.  I can tell as I look at the bottom.  You left all the right hairs in all the right places. As for the beard that you want.  It will take 6 or 8 months, I think.  For now, just keep growing. 

I use a blow drier on my beard.  I just use low heat, and it is no problem.  Especially when your mustache gets longer, you can use a blow drier on it, if it curls the wrong way, like mine does. Experiment with it, and see what works for you.
Tom

Thank you Tom! I will keep on growing!


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Steve@TenX
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Joined: 12 Oct 2017, 19:44

12 Oct 2017, 19:58 #48

Looks great so far.  Yeah I'd say 8 to 10 months and your beard will be epic.

Personally, I don't blow dry.  I prefer the beard oil / balm combo, with mustache wax for above the lip.

Keep it up!
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IrishSanta
Beard Elite
Joined: 11 Oct 2017, 23:36

12 Oct 2017, 20:30 #49

Bearding4life wrote: Hi guys!

Just a mid-week update with some questions..

I really like how my beard looks when Air-dry it (medium heat/speed). I do have curly hair and I used to iron it (my head hair), but when I went shorter, I just air-blowed it to get rid of the really bad curls.

Q: How bad is it to air-dry your beard? I’ve heard some different opinions on it.

Also, I use heat protection on it.

So here’s some pictures in a different light, more natural.

Ps. I went ahead and trimmed those few stray hair below my adams apple. I think it makes the beard a little more well thought out, especially from the side view. Nothing major.





Bonus question..
I’m shooting for a beard similar to this..

Is it reasonable? How long time do you guys think it will take?

Thanks for all your support!

Cheers.

/Josh


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Good start! Keep it up! I'm excited to see where the journey takes you in the months ahead. You could have a pretty awesome beard by the holidays. While I am new to this website, I definitely don't see any reason why you can't reach a beard like the one in that picture.
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Bearding4life
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Joined: 20 Sep 2017, 16:14

13 Oct 2017, 05:00 #50

Steve@TenX wrote:Looks great so far.  Yeah I'd say 8 to 10 months and your beard will be epic.

Personally, I don't blow dry.  I prefer the beard oil / balm combo, with mustache wax for above the lip.

Keep it up!
Thank you! I hope it’ll be something to be proud of!

I will purchase some balm soon, I think it’s time for me to start using it..
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Bearding4life
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Joined: 20 Sep 2017, 16:14

13 Oct 2017, 05:02 #51

Jon623 wrote:
Bearding4life wrote: Hi guys!

Just a mid-week update with some questions..

I really like how my beard looks when Air-dry it (medium heat/speed). I do have curly hair and I used to iron it (my head hair), but when I went shorter, I just air-blowed it to get rid of the really bad curls.

Q: How bad is it to air-dry your beard? I’ve heard some different opinions on it.

Also, I use heat protection on it.

So here’s some pictures in a different light, more natural.

Ps. I went ahead and trimmed those few stray hair below my adams apple. I think it makes the beard a little more well thought out, especially from the side view. Nothing major.





Bonus question..
I’m shooting for a beard similar to this..

Is it reasonable? How long time do you guys think it will take?

Thanks for all your support!

Cheers.

/Josh


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Good start! Keep it up! I'm excited to see where the journey takes you in the months ahead. You could have a pretty awesome beard by the holidays. While I am new to this website, I definitely don't see any reason why you can't reach a beard like the one in that picture.
Hi Jon!

Thank you very much and welcome aboard!
I hope to have a pretty decent beard by the holidays, and then perceive further!


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Rumen
Beard Legend
Joined: 25 Oct 2013, 21:23

13 Oct 2017, 08:45 #52

Josh

I've been meaning to stop by but I guess I didn't get round to it. You've already got some great support and advice from the other guys. You have a great beard that will only look better in time. The front and sides look great, and the cheeks will also get there in due time. I found that a lot of development happened around when I was 21/22 and it continues to this day.

Your aim for that beard is optimistic and it's a great one! You can go for that look, you have the beard for it, just give it the time it needs. Beard on and keep enjoying the journey! You're meant to be bearded as far as I'm concerned

All the best
Rumen

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Bearding4life
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Joined: 20 Sep 2017, 16:14

13 Oct 2017, 09:34 #53

Hi Rumen!

No worries, I’ve been good taken care of! Thank you!

I figured it is sort of like my growth pattern, and time is all I need I guess for the cheeks, as I’ve seen some pretty good transformations who keeps me motivated.

I will, thanks! Right back at you


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Bearding4life
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Joined: 20 Sep 2017, 16:14

14 Oct 2017, 13:31 #54

Hi guys!

Update pictures for week 9. These were taken right after I been to the gym, so the beard is not looking as good as earlier today. But what the heck, we should live the beard right?

Haven’t been experiencing that much of a change this week, but I’m getting more attached to the beard as time pass.

2/3 of my partial goal of 13 weeks are accomplished, and looking at the big picture from month to month, I can say that I’m more than happy that I’m doing this.




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beardedfather
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Joined: 09 Jul 2010, 05:55

14 Oct 2017, 14:50 #55

Your beard looks great before the gym and after the gym.
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Bearding4life
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14 Oct 2017, 15:55 #56

beardedfather wrote:Your beard looks great before the gym and after the gym.
Thank you Tom!


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ProfessorBeard
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Joined: 06 May 2015, 14:13

15 Oct 2017, 19:17 #57

Wow, great looking beard Josh!! I really hope to see you do great things with it!


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Bearding4life
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15 Oct 2017, 20:24 #58

ProfessorBeard wrote:Wow, great looking beard Josh!! I really hope to see you do great things with it!


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Thank you ProfessorBeard!
I will! I just put my trimmer out of battery, just in case an accident would happen.. (no joke)


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beardedfather
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Joined: 09 Jul 2010, 05:55

15 Oct 2017, 21:36 #59

Then I am glad your beard will have a dead battery.  Then no chance to ruin your trophy beard.  I want to see you get a beard like the one you are growing for.  Keep going.  You are just beginning now.
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Bearding4life
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Joined: 20 Sep 2017, 16:14

15 Oct 2017, 21:55 #60

Yes Tom!

I feel like there’s a certain stage that a man must overcome to behold the awaiting bearded glory that lies within arms reach. Simply by just let it all go. I feel that it is in fact really easy to be bearded, you just do “nothing”. But it is also hard to do nothing. It demands one to be persistent and committed with doing nothing. So why are we doing this? Many people have their different reasons, but I’m finding it enjoyable as it builds character. It’s not about growing “the perfect beard”, or the longest/thickest, it’s about growing your beard as an expression of who you are. The hard part is to not know what will happen when letting go and actually move out of the preferred comfort zone.

What I wanted to say is that there’s more to it than “it’s just a beard”.


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