Beard 19yrs-secondtry

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Beard 19yrs-secondtry

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November 18th, 2017, 4:17 pm #1

Hello beard enthusiastics. I was wondering what kind of beard can i expect from my genetics. It'd be great to see a picture of how a full beard would grow from what i have right now in some similar patern from someone else.
This is around 1 month of growing a beard rn. Do you think i should grow it out longer or keep a stubble? How long a stubble actually is? Is there any special beard style that i should try with my beard genetics.? I am not sure if i wanna create the neckline. I'd appreciate to hear some honest opinions. Just comment what is on your mind. Thanks in advance.
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November 18th, 2017, 4:40 pm #2

Tryer wrote: Hello beard enthusiastics. I was wondering what kind of beard can i expect from my genetics. It'd be great to see a picture of how a full beard would grow from what i have right now in some similar patern from someone else.
This is around 1 month of growing a beard rn. Do you think i should grow it out longer or keep a stubble? How long a stubble actually is? Is there any special beard style that i should try with my beard genetics.? I am not sure if i wanna create the neckline. I'd appreciate to hear some honest opinions. Just comment what is on your mind. Thanks in advance.
Can't say anything about your genetics, but you have the good foundation for a great beard. Your coverage is nice and even. Don't worry if it does not look pretty and manicured right now. I'd advise you against doing any trimming or "cleaning up" at this time. I can't really recommend a certain "style" but you're getting the basics of a really good beard. When it's better formed you can make that decision. What you need to do right now is just to continue to grow out your beard for another two months. When you have three months under your belt that's a time you can seriously think about trimming or deciding if there's a specific style you'd like to go for.  When you get to three months you'll have to make a decision of whether you want a nice short trim beard or whether you want to "go big." If you keep it short you'll want to establish a neckline and cheek line to make it absolutely evident that you are growing your beard purposely and not that you just let yourself go. Looks good!
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November 18th, 2017, 4:43 pm #3

definitely an amazing beard on the way there.
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November 18th, 2017, 4:50 pm #4

Sure grow longer, it would look excellent. Your beard is very good, even for fully matured one, and yours ain't. And your beard genetics are great. Before thinking of style, please grow it for 2 months more.
My Thread: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/jefffsbeardboard/viewtopic.php?t=50056
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November 18th, 2017, 5:32 pm #5

I have searched for a picture of a full beard from someone who does not have a soul patch and I could not find one :/
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November 18th, 2017, 5:35 pm #6

yes you may struggle with that, sometimes the soul patch comes in early sometimes it doesn't, i don't have a full beard but you can check out my journey if you like as i nave one, is that part of the aim to grow a soul patch ?
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November 18th, 2017, 5:39 pm #7

I will check out your journey.. The thing is, I'd just like to see someone's full beard without a soul patch just like mine.(i guess a beard without a SP it isn't called a full beard anymore)
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November 18th, 2017, 5:41 pm #8

i wouldn't know the the technical side of whether it counts as a full beard or not, but you do have one coming in from the pics, so its definitely on the way!
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November 18th, 2017, 6:13 pm #9

Tryer wrote: I have searched for a picture of a full beard from someone who does not have a soul patch and I could not find one :/
Me -_-
My Thread: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/jefffsbeardboard/viewtopic.php?t=50056
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November 19th, 2017, 9:33 am #10

Hey! You have an awesome young man's full beard, especially for 1 month of growth, at 19! I don't think you need to create a particular style, if you don't want to. But, you have a lot of coverage that is very dense, so you could sport anything from a stache, to a young man's full beard, not many 19 year old's can do that. Though, I would advise carving a neckline. To do so, find the centre point (1 - 2 finger widths above your Adam's apple), and then follow the natural crease on your neck, to the end points just under your ears. Have you received any comments from friends/family? How are you feeling about becoming bearded? Keep growing and beard on, dude!
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November 19th, 2017, 8:31 pm #11

Welcome to the board... you have tremendous coverage on the sides and it should become nearly solid in a couple months.  That makes your beard a keeper, no matter what you have in the front.  By the time your sides become solid, you will have more coverage in the front but it won't be solid for a while. You have coverage coming down from the lip and up from the goatee and that will be just fine.  Your stache will look better in a couple months but it could have more emphasis if your dyed it medium to dark brown.

I really think a neckline carve is important now.  Without, it looks like you are being to lazy to shave... with a decent neckline, you send a message that you are becoming a serious bearder.

Keep your updates coming every 2 weeks and focus your sights and thoughts on your sides and let the front come as it may.  You will be full bearded in due time, but first you must fully accept the beard you have now... then you will be moving on to better things over the next months and few years.
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November 19th, 2017, 11:06 pm #12

Okay thank you. I don't really understand what you mean by being solid and, could you please make a line on the picture where the neckline should be? I hope i am not asking too much.
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November 20th, 2017, 12:15 am #13

Tryer wrote: Okay thank you. I don't really understand what you mean by being solid and, could you please make a line on the picture where the neckline should be? I hope i am not asking too much.
I do not wish to reply for jasjes, but I think what he was trying to convey is that your coverage is thick and consistent and not really patchy. In other words you're on the good path and the only thing that will make it better is just putting in the time. As for where to place the neckline it's basically a couple fingers width above the Adam's apple.
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November 20th, 2017, 1:27 pm #14

+1

You have solid coverage along your jaw and all underneath... that is, all skin is totally covered by hair. You have many lighter hairs underneath the darker hairs in your upper sides and these are younger hairs and slower starters.  When you reach 3-4 months growing, those lighter hairs are going to be dark with length... then your skin will be covered by hair there also... a solid beard on the sides from cheek line to below.  In your first picture, you can see how your beard is darkening up the sides a bit already and this is all very normal as you get more and more terminal hairs showing.

As to the neckline... establish a center point about 1 finger width above the Adam's apple and follow the crease between undercarriage and neck to end points just below your ear.  Looking at the undercarriage picture, the center point is about halfway up that section where you can see skin.  You have a huge amount of heavy hair just to either side of that and when you remove that, your neck should be clean.  If you think you make a mistake, leave it... your neck hairs will recover very fast.

Here is a post from user csD which you could follow on the neckline of your beard also.  Note how heavy his neck beard is and how he tames the look with the neckline. After clicking Here, click Expand view in upper left corner to see the 4 pictures.
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November 20th, 2017, 2:08 pm #15

Bill, it looks like you've posted the link as though you're a moderator, so we can't access it.
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November 24th, 2017, 8:01 am #16

okay this is 1 month 1 week. neckline is coming. i can't wait for the beard to become solid.
jesjes i should dye mustache to brown? isn't my beard already brown?
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November 24th, 2017, 9:13 am #17

Nice update, dude! You have a nice young man's full beard, that's likely to transition into an adult man's full beard, in the coming weeks/months. I personally think that you don't need to dye your stache, however you need to start carving a neckline, as you're starting to aquire a "caveman", rather than an "intentional" look (this is meant in a helpful, not a negative way). To do this, find the centre point (1 - 2 fingers widths above your Adam's apple), then follow the natural crease on your neck to the end points, just under your ears. I hope this helps! Keep growing and beard on!
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November 24th, 2017, 12:47 pm #18

Your sides are looking more mature and completed on each update as the younger hairs darken and show terminal.  By the time you reach 3 months growing, your sides should be dark, solid and cover most all skin.  Notice also that with your wide face, beard is very evident on the sides just beyond the stache. That's going to make your beard even more bulked looking as the skin gets covered.

Your stache is showing improvement in coverage but the hairs are not as dark as the chin hair below.  You could optionally dye just the stache a dark brown to bring it out more.  Use beard dye and follow directions on the timing.

I do want to see your attempt at a neckline because it will give you a very intentional looking full beard. You asked a lot of questions about style in your first post and it tells me that you are searching for a good looking beard on your face.  You will have that after you carve.  Don't be timid about it... follow Grimers directions and you will be amazed.

You are becoming a changed man with this beard but there is more to growing than to just to stop shaving.  You must learn how to style your beard and how to talk about your beard to others.  We will help you do those things, but you must let go of the notion that some action you take is going to hurt your beard look.  Follow our advice and post updates weekly and in those updates, tell how you feel about progress.  Just saying that you can't wait for a solid beard tells us little about your mental progress... rather, tell us things that you like about your beard progress... the difference it is making in your life.
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November 27th, 2017, 2:55 pm #19

I shaped it up a little bit. I guess i got used to growing a beard and i fell uncomfortable without it.
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November 27th, 2017, 3:01 pm #20

Grimers wrote: Nice update, dude! You have a nice young man's full beard, that's likely to transition into an adult man's full beard, in the coming weeks/months. I personally think that you don't need to dye your stache, however you need to start carving a neckline, as you're starting to aquire a "caveman", rather than an "intentional" look (this is meant in a helpful, not a negative way). To do this, find the centre point (1 - 2 fingers widths above your Adam's apple), then follow the natural crease on your neck to the end points, just under your ears. I hope this helps! Keep growing and beard on!
Thanks.
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