Hello! After talking about growing a beard for the first time (read here) I thought it would be handy to give you a little update on it! Let’s get into it!
Well, the beard is still here and I am as surprised as anybody that it is. I thought for sure that I would ditch it by now from being annoyed with it. Beards are a complicated beast to understand for me. I am still unsure as to why we grow them as they are just an additional nuisance to keep groomed and organised. I have really struggled with keeping the thing tamed…
What style would you like?
Once my beard grew to the point where it was thick and a bit wild, I had to start thinking about how I would like my beard to look. Did I want it to be mostly around my neck? Did I want a nice angled beard, letting my beard be longer on the chin? Did I want it just shorter and tidier? So many options and that is before you consider how it should look in relation to your hairstyle. So many damn options…
I decided that for now, I wanted to get rid of the hair around my neck. I already had it gone from the lower part of my neck, but it was still quite…. necky? So when it came to trimming and trying not to mess it up! I think eventually I will trim the cheeks down and let it be a bit more angular. Hopefully, but who knows!
What to use to trim that beard
I was using my old razor and normal scissors and having a horrid time in trying to keep it tidy, I mean horrendous! Nothing was looking right and I was pretty sure I was ruining the beard and thought that the end of the road was getting pretty close. But I persevered and let it grow again and over Christmas, I bought myself a pretty nifty beard grooming kit.
Other than having a razor that had the right type of heads for my beard (and hey maybe even hair too!) I was a bit more confident in styling it up around my neck. I haven’t yet tried to fix the cheek area yet, but I will do so soon. The other part of the kit that I love is the scissors. Instead of the normal house scissors, I had barber scissors that allowed me to just snip wayward hairs and just keep things a bit more kept. In the next few days, I will give it all a proper go over. I just had to have it tidy for Christmas… You can’t look messy at Christmas, thems the rules.
What’s next with the facial fuzz?
I originally wanted the beard to be gone at Christmas, but I have since decided to keep it til around March when the weather starts to turn a bit brighter and warmer. Then this could be a yearly thing. Start growing it in late September and then let it go for a little while in the summer. I have enjoyed this little voyage of facial hair growth. I will provide a final update in March so you can see the wonderful growth I have obtained… Hopefully.