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FarmerTan

"Self appointed king of Arkoland"
Anyone in for growing a 2022 Yeard?

I technically already have a beard, but I didn't actually know anything about beards until recently. I've spent a week or so watching all the videos, reading reviews, lurking around here yet again after quite a hiatus...

Lots of changes for me, and I've only ever grown one 6 month beard, and a couple winter 'not shaving' beards.

I started my wet shaving journey here 6 years ago, and am a total convert. I love my straight razors, and my mom even got my a SV manchurian brush in silver pewter and cocobolo. So I'm certainly not giving up wet shaving. I've gotten far enough that I can shave my head with a DE. I can do my 'pate' with a straight, but haven't yet had the courage to do the back of my own head with one.

And now it's time for a proper beard.

I ordered a boar brush, comb, an oil, balm, wash and scissors.

I have an Oster Fast Feed that I purchased 15 years ago that I love and recommend!! (Although I'm waiting for an Oster Classic 76 cordless to come out).

My partner is on board with letting me try. Which is good. Although we have an agreement that by the end of March, if she can't stand it, then I'll bring it back down or go to my traditional summer goatee!

I'm out of the military now, so I'm free to grow whatever I want. (Although, the CAF have recently changed their dress regs pretty significantly to allow more freedom of hairstyles etc) Just before I left we were allowed to grow 'the standard' military beard after what was fondly called the BEARDFORGEN. But since the regs have relaxed even more. (There's an operational caveat of course, but garrison dress has changed).

Up until now, I've mostly just been clipping it back with a #2 guard regularly to keep it uniform. No real thoughts on neck line or cheek line etc.

I'm excited.
I've got a great headstart on a beard (goatee) and mustache, and ALMOST decided to go the full beard thing twice so far..... That's probably as far as I'll go, but hopefully I won't shave it off this summer. I've actually gotten compliments! Maybe I'm not as incredibly handsome faced as I thought I was!
 
I've got a great headstart on a beard (goatee) and mustache, and ALMOST decided to go the full beard thing twice so far..... That's probably as far as I'll go, but hopefully I won't shave it off this summer. I've actually gotten compliments! Maybe I'm not as incredibly handsome faced as I thought I was!
What's ultimately stopping you?
Just curious.

Chalk the facial hair up as an enhancement vice a mask and we can still believe we're handsome faced!
 

FarmerTan

"Self appointed king of Arkoland"
I'm committed to the handlebar mustache, 1/2 committed to the goatee.....

The last time I tried a full beard I have photographic evidence of what I looked like, and it was.....bad. It's also the pic my wife and I had done for our marriage announcement. I looked like a bad Abe Lincoln impersonator, while she looked incredibly lovely. Looking at that picture you will know that she is not shallow. I was a good person just long enough to fool her into marriage!

I guess I just look so yukky in that shot that I have a mental block in growing another!
 
I just shaved off the goatee again. We'll see how long that lasts. The mustache is making up for it, though. Mostly covers my lower lip. Makes eating soup an adventure.
 
I'm committed to the handlebar mustache, 1/2 committed to the goatee.....

The last time I tried a full beard I have photographic evidence of what I looked like, and it was.....bad. It's also the pic my wife and I had done for our marriage announcement. I looked like a bad Abe Lincoln impersonator, while she looked incredibly lovely. Looking at that picture you will know that she is not shallow. I was a good person just long enough to fool her into marriage!

I guess I just look so yukky in that shot that I have a mental block in growing another!
LOL and fair enough for sure. I've got permission, so I'm good there.

If you need an incentive to try once last time, I'll be your 2022 beard support buddy if you want.


I just shaved off the goatee again. We'll see how long that lasts. The mustache is making up for it, though. Mostly covers my lower lip. Makes eating soup an adventure.

Fun times. I prefer a goatee personally, and wore a mustache for over a decade. But I wanna see if I can grow a fuller beard this year.

I've always kept my lips more trimmed before, so I haven't yet had the soup issue. This will be a journey, lol.
 
Currently using Duke Cannon beard wash, Honest Amish beard oil, and Creemo beard balm. Love my beard brush, will soon be getting a wooden comb.
 

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Anyone in for growing a 2022 Yeard?

I technically already have a beard, but I didn't actually know anything about beards until recently. I've spent a week or so watching all the videos, reading reviews, lurking around here yet again after quite a hiatus...

Lots of changes for me, and I've only ever grown one 6 month beard, and a couple winter 'not shaving' beards.

I started my wet shaving journey here 6 years ago, and am a total convert. I love my straight razors, and my mom even got my a SV manchurian brush in silver pewter and cocobolo. So I'm certainly not giving up wet shaving. I've gotten far enough that I can shave my head with a DE. I can do my 'pate' with a straight, but haven't yet had the courage to do the back of my own head with one.

And now it's time for a proper beard.

I ordered a boar brush, comb, an oil, balm, wash and scissors.

I have an Oster Fast Feed that I purchased 15 years ago that I love and recommend!! (Although I'm waiting for an Oster Classic 76 cordless to come out).

My partner is on board with letting me try. Which is good. Although we have an agreement that by the end of March, if she can't stand it, then I'll bring it back down or go to my traditional summer goatee!

I'm out of the military now, so I'm free to grow whatever I want. (Although, the CAF have recently changed their dress regs pretty significantly to allow more freedom of hairstyles etc) Just before I left we were allowed to grow 'the standard' military beard after what was fondly called the BEARDFORGEN. But since the regs have relaxed even more. (There's an operational caveat of course, but garrison dress has changed).

Up until now, I've mostly just been clipping it back with a #2 guard regularly to keep it uniform. No real thoughts on neck line or cheek line etc.

I'm excited.
you sound like youre on the right tracks, all the best with it

check out some youtubers within the bearded community, got some good info

for you and anyone in the states check out this pet comb lol

i've got chicago combs and theyre amazing, i wouldve snapped this up if it was available in the uk but cant find it on amazon uk

 
you sound like youre on the right tracks, all the best with it

check out some youtubers within the bearded community, got some good info

for you and anyone in the states check out this pet comb lol

i've got chicago combs and theyre amazing, i wouldve snapped this up if it was available in the uk but cant find it on amazon uk

The combs and brush I ordered are almost here! I'll have to check out the ones I got when they get here. I'm super excited to start playing with beard stuff. Another week or so.

Amazon hates shipping here. We don't qualify for Prime and the shipping usually doubles the cost to remote regions.
 
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