Bearders

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by sdilley14, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. sdilley14 macrumors 65816

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    Beards seem to be pretty "in" these days, and I've chosen to follow the hairy masses and grow out a beard.

    I'm looking for tips, tricks, and advice on how to properly grow, groom, and maintain a nice looking beard. Any certain products you use on it (creams, waxes, etc)? Tips on keeping a sharp, clean neck line? What do you do with your upper lip?

    Two weeks was about all I used to do, then I'd trim it with a beard trimmer (down to stubble). I'm about 4-5 weeks in now. I struggle a bit with what to do with my upper lip. I used to just trim it every few days or so, but I don't want to go with the Amish beard, so I've been letting it go. Unfortunately my facial hair grows in dark reddish. That is where the plight with my upper lip comes into play. It looks kinda "porn-stache'y" when I let it get past about a week.

    Anyways, speak up and share your tale of beard.
     
  2. Renzatic Suspended

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    My beard comes in looking like I've got scurvy, so I take a strict moral stance against you hair facer types. :mad:

    And yeah, my upper lip ends up looking sorta porn 'stachy, too.
     
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Oh, I just let it grow. Once in a while I'll do a quick trim with an electric clipper (because the sides grow quite unevenly).

    But I'm not really a follower (sorry, your words: not mine), so I might not be the best person to offer advice if you're going for something like a hipster beard.

    Enjoy your hair!;)
     
  4. sdilley14 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Haha, I deserved that.
     
  5. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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  6. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    :D all in good humor.
     
  7. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I've had a beard since 1962, changing somewhat form and shape over time...but never clean shaven Using a clipper once or twice a week keeps it neat.
     
  8. sdilley14 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Your facial hair is almost twice as old as I am. I respect that.
     
  9. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Well put; now imagine how old the rest of him is! :eek:
     
  10. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    My only tip is to wash it when you shower with the rest of your body.

    I get a hair and beard cut every two weeks and keep it neat and clean. I just use a normal Schick razor to keep my neck clean.

    I wear a beard because I like the way it looks, not because anyone else does, and mostly, because I hate shaving - except for a little on the neck.
     
  11. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Please note that OP posted a pleasant and respectful note...showing his good manners.

    You, on the other hand, felt the need to rub in the fact that I am ancient, feeble, and make Methuselah look like a kid!:mad:
     
  12. sdilley14 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm not growing the beard because I'm concerned with how it looks to everyone else (though I can see how the sarcastic wording of my original post would make it seem that way). I just want to give it a try and see how it looks and see if it's something I like. I've always gone with the 1-2-3 week growth and trimmed it. I'm just curious to see how it looks and to see if I like it being a little longer. So far so good!
     
  13. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    We can't help your chronological age is measured over threescore... Time is not your friend, my friend. ;)
     
  14. Shrink macrumors G3

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    And yet another voice reminding me of my nearness to death.

    Oh, the fun I have here on MR!:(
     
  15. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    It's a wonder you can pull any espresso at all!

    ...

    Errrr, beards, right. OP, you might be surprised how much water your facial hair can retain after a quick trip to the water fountain. ;)
     
  16. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    It's an earthly wonder how he's able to pull that level down at all.
     
  17. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Two hands...and an assistant!
     
  18. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    Plus gravity!
     
  19. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I love having facial hair and a full beard. My work and girlfriend frown down to it pretty hard though..
     
  20. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    I am just so lazy. The beard just grows and grows. Need to shave, but I don't feel like it.
     
  21. Peace macrumors Core

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    Had a beard for many years. Works great for catching the occasional cookie crumbs.

    :p
     
  22. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    I trim and superficially shape mine twice a week - other than that, it maintains itself :)
     
  23. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    Timely post as I am currently in a life transition phase. I have always hated shaving, and recently discovered I hate not shaving (both the look and feel) at the two-week point (I am a slow grower).

    A dilemma I tell you!

    I'm currently 2 to 3 days in on a stubble project, Will try to maintain a 2 to 3 mm growth. I find trimming much less annoying than shaving.

    God bless my wife for being so patient.
     
  24. thekev macrumors 604

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    That is just really really awesome.
     
  25. maflynn Moderator

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    You got me beat. I have had a goatee for about 15 years.
     

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