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Time is the key. It is hard to wait but so worth it. I kept shaving my beard between the 6th to 8th month mark the past couple of years. Finally let it go and am at 11 months. Just keep it going you will be glad you did.halupki wrote:Thanks dudes. I guess I'm just self-conscious about it since I've never let it go this far. The stache was definitely the thing I thought looked the worst, so the words of encouragement help. I wish it would fill in better in some areas, but i guess all things with due time.
Your beard looks great so far! you have a calic and eventually when it gets longer it will be more manageable. So far it’s exceptional and embrace it!halupki wrote:Hey everyone. This started as just a goatee several months back, so that's why that area is the most full. My beard growth has always been pretty patchy, but I've never just let it grow to see what happens. This is usually about the stage where I say "this looks gross" and shave it off. So I need to be talked off the edge a little. Does it look like it will fill out to be an ok looking beard? What should I do to maintain - trim all to the same length? I got some beard oil and a nice boar's hair brush that seems to be helping it look less unkempt.
Also, on my right sight (left on the picture), my hairs grow in weird. They sort of grow "up" rather than "down", if that makes sense. So when I brush them down, they don't really sit flat, but sort of push back up. Anything I can do about that?
I really enjoy reading your thoughts about what you have to say about other peoples beardsNuvverbeer wrote: Hello there mate, apologies for having missed your thread until now. It is me who has missed out here, as you have grown a magnificent beard! You have a good thing going on, and your patience is paying off big time.
Your moustache adds to the beard, and does not take away from it, make no mistake - it's very cool. I am aiming for a moustache a similar length to yours (a little bit more growing required!) and will likely keep it a very loose tipped end. Not quite a curl up, but not a loose moustache either. I understand the office environment issue, similar situation myself, but I can see no issue your beard or moustache whatsoever You have a nice big beard, and you are a well presented and tidy chap, nothing sloppy whatsoever, it's stylish.
As has already been suggested, beard balm is great for styling the beard as it has a loose hold (there is some wax in there) as well as oil. So it serves a dual purpose. Not as strong a hold as wax, clay or hairspray, but enough to keep stragglers under control.
Keep it up and keep growing dude, it's only going to get better from now on! Cheers!
I'll take that as an affirmative response. Let me be the first to welcome you to Short Beards!halupki wrote: Thanks dudes. Appreciate the kind words. I've never had an established beard, so I'll take your word for it.
Thanks for the beard balm tip. I've been using oil, and I assumed those fly aways were just something I had to live with.
I have encountered this also as I have areas of little or no growth on both sides of my face. I asked a bearded friend where I might go for a quality haircut and beard trim, and went to the shop he recommended. The barber and I discussed different options and I left looking and feeling much better. The pros are pros for a reason, and they can do a lot of great things regardless of what you give them to work with.halupki wrote:Sup dudes? So my beard is still going, but I'm not loving how it looks. It's has come in at sorts of different lengths and I have a really weird growth pattern on my right side that is leaving a big patch.
Also, I hate to even admit it, but I made an amateur mistake. I trimmed my stache. It was getting a little annoying and I have and brought it down some. I think I'll let it go again.
Anyway, I'm at a weird stage where I'm not liking g it and have fought the urge to trim it all down to a lower level. There are days here and there where I think it looks alright, and others where I feel like a bum. Thoughts?