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    So I'm into my 5th day of beard growth.

    Hair coverage on my chin, upper lip, and throat is good so far. I've always struggled with hair on my cheeks/side burns. I can grow hair there, but it just looks patchy/pubic. The closer you get to my mouth area, the more hair.


    I've heard that you can only judge the results by the first month or two.

    How can I keep it tidy?
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    Personally I love my big bushy beard (it's 6 months old) most people prefer to keep it short though, so an electric razor to trim it to length is useful. You can even get ti trimmed at most barbers at the same time as your hair for a small extra fee.
    You grow about 6 inches of hair every year from your chin, but once it's past a certain length you barely notice t's continued growth.
    The hair grows faster in summer, as you have higher testosterone levels.
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    fertilise your skin with nitrates and water it daily, the optimum time is like 1am
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    Most important tip of all: Be Asian (South East, that is )
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    (Original post by BobSausage)
    Personally I love my big bushy beard (it's 6 months old) most people prefer to keep it short though, so an electric razor to trim it to length is useful. You can even get ti trimmed at most barbers at the same time as your hair for a small extra fee.
    You grow about 6 inches of hair every year from your chin, but once it's past a certain length you barely notice t's continued growth.
    The hair grows faster in summer, as you have higher testosterone levels.
    Yeah I've noticed that it has grown slightly faster than when I've let it grown previously.

    I don't think it's long enough for a trim yet though.

    I can see a lot of pale vellus hairs growing on my soul patch, lips and throat. One or two on my cheeks.

    I've heard that getting your beard dyed is a thing too.
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    I met a bear with a beard on Grindr.. he said he used beard oil
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    (Original post by hellomynameisr)
    Most important tip of all: Be Asian (South East, that is )

    Caucasians can grow perfectly good beards though.

    My older brother grew a beard and he now looks like Jurgen Klopp.
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    (Original post by The Roast)
    Caucasians can grow perfectly good beards though.

    My older brother grew a beard and he now looks like Jurgen Klopp.
    Kidding

    A lot of people tend to just have a lot of beard hair due to genetics but someone once told me that if you keep shaving, it will grow back thicker. Not sure if that is a myth or not but it certainely worked for me
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    (Original post by The Roast)
    Yeah I've noticed that it has grown slightly faster than when I've let it grown previously.

    I don't think it's long enough for a trim yet though.

    I can see a lot of pale vellus hairs growing on my soul patch, lips and throat. One or two on my cheeks.

    I've heard that getting your beard dyed is a thing too.
    I've just remembered some other things that increase testosterone levels these include:
    Eating red meat (e.g. steak)
    Exercise
    Weighing a 'healthy'/'normal' weight
    And having less stress

    So if you do these things more regularly you might grow one faster or better.
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    (Original post by hellomynameisr)
    Kidding

    A lot of people tend to just have a lot of beard hair due to genetics but someone once told me that if you keep shaving, it will grow back thicker. Not sure if that is a myth or not but it certainely worked for me
    That's definitely a myth.

    It makes it appear thicker because you're cutting the tips of the hair.
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    (Original post by BobSausage)
    I've just remembered some other things that increase testosterone levels these include:
    Eating red meat (e.g. steak)
    Exercise
    Weighing a 'healthy'/'normal' weight
    And having less stress

    So if you do these things more regularly you might grow one faster or better.
    I've heard about all that too.

    I can see some vellus hairs sprouting, it's a matter of how many of them can sprout over this month.

    When the beard hairs I have get to a decent length I'll trim it to keep it tidy.
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    (Original post by The Roast)
    That's definitely a myth.

    It makes it appear thicker because you're cutting the tips of the hair.
    The real 'logic' behind it is that you are going through a phase where your hair follicles are still activating, so you shave and the the next time it pops up you have a few more follicles, again and again until you have a full beard. But personally I don't like it as a saying I just have a beard and enjoy it. Also on the idea of beard care I shampoo and condition mine almost daily (I have quite long hair so do my beard and hair at the same time), and some people recommend beard oil too.
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    shave everyday or every other day (thats what I am doing)
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    (Original post by BobSausage)
    The real 'logic' behind it is that you are going through a phase where your hair follicles are still activating, so you shave and the the next time it pops up you have a few more follicles, again and again until you have a full beard. But personally I don't like it as a saying I just have a beard and enjoy it. Also on the idea of beard care I shampoo and condition mine almost daily (I have quite long hair so do my beard and hair at the same time), and some people recommend beard oil too.
    Do you use special shampoo and conditioner? I've heard that your mainstream versions can damage the hair because they contain traces of oestrogen(?)

    Yeah I accept that parts of my beard are yet to "activate", I guess that'll have to wait, so maybe I should do what you said and just shave?
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    (Original post by The Roast)
    Do you use special shampoo and conditioner? I've heard that your mainstream versions can damage the hair because they contain traces of oestrogen(?)

    Yeah I accept that parts of my beard are yet to "activate", I guess that'll have to wait, so maybe I should do what you said and just shave?
    Personally I just use L'Oreal. But traces of oestrogen will not affect you or your hair at all unless it gets into your blood stream (that's how hormones travel) and if you're managing to get that stuff in your blood stream I think you need to worry.

    Personally I don't shave I haven't shaved in about 6 months, and whilst my friends tell me I look homeless or it's unnatural for a 16 year old to have a beard like mine but others complement me on my beard so don't be intimidated by society. Personally I'd say do what you want, if you really feel you won't be able to grow a fair beard then you might want to consider shaving but if you want a beard... have a beard.
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    Beard steroids
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    (Original post by hellomynameisr)
    Most important tip of all: Be Asian (South East, that is )
    or mediterranian
    or arab
 
 
 
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