Patchy Beard success stories Before and After photos

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Kyleyost
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September 28th, 2017, 1:16 am #381

Hey everyone I found this thread a while back and it really inspired me to grow my beard out. My beard is pretty patchy but after about 2 months I really saw improvement. Had to post here cause this thread kept me inspired haha

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Towner
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September 29th, 2017, 8:40 pm #382

This is after just over a month, should I give up now because my cheek coverage is weak?
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ChrisStayler
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September 29th, 2017, 9:07 pm #383

Towner wrote: This is after just over a month, should I give up now because my cheek coverage is weak?
No way, don't give up. You got a strong mustache and great lower beard. Give it more time the cheeks will fill. Maybe not super full but the amount of beard you will be getting from the stash and lower beard will compensate the lack of cheek beard. You are doing great for a mouth of growth. Sometimes it takes up to 3 to 6 mouths for your beard to start showing it's potential.  
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Slybeard
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September 29th, 2017, 9:42 pm #384

Towner wrote: This is after just over a month, should I give up now because my cheek coverage is weak?
One month is too soon to give up.  In another two months your cheeks should show improvement.  They may not go as high as you want, but it looks like you will have enough coverage for a Ryker style.
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September 29th, 2017, 9:56 pm #385

Slybeard wrote:
Towner wrote: This is after just over a month, should I give up now because my cheek coverage is weak?
One month is too soon to give up.  In another two months your cheeks should show improvement.  They may not go as high as you want, but it looks like you will have enough coverage for a Ryker style.
Is there any hope my cheeks will grow in?
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September 29th, 2017, 10:23 pm #386

ChrisStayler wrote:
Towner wrote: This is after just over a month, should I give up now because my cheek coverage is weak?
No way, don't give up. You got a strong mustache and great lower beard. Give it more time the cheeks will fill. Maybe not super full but the amount of beard you will be getting from the stash and lower beard will compensate the lack of cheek beard. You are doing great for a mouth of growth. Sometimes it takes up to 3 to 6 mouths for your beard to start showing it's potential.  
Is there any chance my cheeks will grow in?
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September 29th, 2017, 10:35 pm #387

Upper cheeks are the slowest to grow, and most of the time the latest to get in the game.  No guarantees, only time will tell.
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Silvik83
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October 1st, 2017, 1:41 pm #388

I’m growing my beard out for the first time. It’s really inspirational to look at some of your journeys, and it gives me hope, considering I have a patchy beard.

I’m currently 6 weeks in growing, and will at least go for 3 months before doing any trimming.

I’m concerned my sides won’t fill in the way I won’t to, but I’ll give it some time and see.

If any of you have any tips or tricks, I’m more than happy to receive them.
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Slybeard
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October 1st, 2017, 6:19 pm #389

The best trick for cheeks is no trimming and give them time.
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PMKinFTW
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October 1st, 2017, 11:38 pm #390

Just a reminder guys, this thread is for posting "before and after" success stories.  
If you are looking for advice on how to get there, the best way to do that is to start a thread in the established section and we can help you through the process.
"If you want to look like the people next door, you're probably smothering yourself and your dreams." ~ Clive Barker
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MBurro
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October 5th, 2017, 5:28 pm #391

Man these beard improvements are inspirational. 
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October 6th, 2017, 2:17 pm #392

Since I made it to 14 weeks I figured I would go ahead and post my progress here. The first three photos are at 4 weeks, the last three are at 14 weeks. I still have a ways to go before I get what I am working toward, but I never thought it would fill in this much. It's definitely worth the wait and I am happy with it. 

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14 Weeks


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October 13th, 2017, 3:50 am #393

IronLion wrote: Since I made it to 14 weeks I figured I would go ahead and post my progress here. The first three photos are at 4 weeks, the last three are at 14 weeks. I still have a ways to go before I get what I am working toward, but I never thought it would fill in this much. It's definitely worth the wait and I am happy with it. 

4 Weeks




14 Weeks


I have similar patch’s man. Your beard looks awesome now. Thanks for posting this.
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Space Chamber
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October 16th, 2017, 12:55 pm #394

Cool thread, some really good looking beards here! Adding my photos to contribute, unfortunately I don't have a "before" photo because I'm bearded for over 2 years now. By default, my beard is actually pretty weak.

- Low cheek coverage.
- Weak mustache.
- Weak soul patch.
- Mustache and soul patch do not connect with the beard, I'm unable to even connect with sheer length. Not once I have trimmed the soul patch over last 16 months, it is what it is.

Basically, I'm compensating all these shortcomings with beard length. First photo shows my jaw-line and actual coverage, second photo shows how it looks grown out.

Grow what you can and grow it with pride. :)

https://imgur.com/ZKktCUJ.jpg

https://imgur.com/WVEG15C.jpg

EDIT: Found a 3 year old photo, unfortunately with some stupid filter on it.

https://imgur.com/vAV713H.jpg
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mark.foster13
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October 16th, 2017, 9:46 pm #395

Space Chamber wrote:Cool thread, some really good looking beards here! Adding my photos to contribute, unfortunately I don't have a "before" photo because I'm bearded for over 2 years now. By default, my beard is actually pretty weak.

- Low cheek coverage.
- Weak mustache.
- Weak soul patch.
- Mustache and soul patch do not connect with the beard, I'm unable to even connect with sheer length. Not once I have trimmed the soul patch over last 16 months, it is what it is.

Basically, I'm compensating all these shortcomings with beard length. First photo shows my jaw-line and actual coverage, second photo shows how it looks grown out.

Grow what you can and grow it with pride. :)

https://imgur.com/ZKktCUJ.jpg

https://imgur.com/WVEG15C.jpg

EDIT: Found a 3 year old photo, unfortunately with some stupid filter on it.

https://imgur.com/vAV713H.jpg
Hey Space Chamber, thanks for sharing. I too have a very similar growth pattern (or lack thereof). I have been growing now for just over 5 weeks and don't have much to show, but like you said am growing what I have with pride. I have set myself a goal of the end of the year, which will be around 4 months. Let's see what happens. I have never made it past 13 weeks.

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October 24th, 2017, 4:42 am #396

Just reached my week 13, having never thought I could grow a beard. None of my friends and family thought I could either. If I can, you can.
Comparison of my week 2 and week 13
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PMKinFTW
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October 24th, 2017, 12:15 pm #397

Well done!
"If you want to look like the people next door, you're probably smothering yourself and your dreams." ~ Clive Barker
My Journey
Taming the Wild Stache

My personal links - These will take you away from the board.
Camp Bowie Beard Co. / My Etsy Shop / Instagram
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Tropical Lumberjack
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October 29th, 2017, 6:55 pm #398

dantes wrote:

14 months difference.
 
Holy shirt, what a change, I wanna be your friend just by looking at your beard. Awesome stuff man haha!
My on-going beard journey:
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October 30th, 2017, 5:28 pm #399

2 weeks vs 13 weeks



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October 31st, 2017, 1:10 pm #400

Hey guys beerbeerd here. So I joined the board a few weeks ago with my second time beard journey as I had already done the yeard last year and someone mentioned I should share my success story to the board so here it is !

Last year my wife and I went to Cuba in June of 2016 and that was the last time I shaved I can’t find Any pics prior to 4 months for some reason but it was brutal was completely patchy and here it was

after 4 months



5 months


6 months


Around 7 or 8




1 year (apologies for the gaps)



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This was taken at 1 year 3 months right before I went for a trim and she completly messed up my beard



I was devastated to lose 1 year and 3 months of growing in a matter of minutes ... make sure you trust your barber and tell them exactly what you want ... I am currently regrowing my beard out and my journey will be linked with my signature !! If anyone has any questions don’t hesitate to ask !! I still felt my beard was thin and patchy in areas but the length made up for it !!

Let’r grow, say no to beard slaughter!

Dylan
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My quest to beardliness
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