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Welcome back... you have fantastic stubble and a beard that shows very much adult at this age. Growing 4 months to August will produce another good looking full beard.
Keep it growing and post updates through August.
Moderator's note: I combined your threads as you may only have 1 thread in Teens forum... also it helps to see how you have progressed in the last year.
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Apr 28 17 6:13 AM
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Apr 28 17 8:02 AM
After just 2 weeks growing it is very obvious that you are becoming quite full bearded, that your beard will show adult-like in a month or so and that you can have any style you desire. The fact of the matter is that your physical growing far exceeds your mental acceptance because you are still showing concern for a tiny amount of uneven coverage.
That mental progress should catch up fast in a week or two and you will then turn your attention to styles... which of course will be a full beard but the decisions will be on the cheek line, neckline and lay of the stache. Here are some thoughts on each of the three...
A straight but high cheek line will be a slightly younger look than hair growing toward your eyeballs.
A higher and nicely carved neckline will put full attention on your sides and give you a very intentional beard look... especially combined with a straight cheek line. My recommendation is to raise the centerpoint 1 finger width and follow the crease between undercarriage and neck toward the ears.
A stache trained to grow horizontal can be allowed to bulk out and show wider. This will compliment your intense chin hair better, especially if you let that chin hair grow into a goatee of any length. Got2b spiking glue will train those hairs but it appears many of the hairs are already laying horizontal.
Keep you updates coming weekly but also include your thoughts about progress. We can help you much better once you accept the fact that you are going to be so nicely bearded and are now ready to focus on looks rather than coverage. Let us know your thoughts.
Apr 29 17 2:27 AM
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Apr 30 17 7:50 AM
The Spade style is especially good for a younger bearder because it shows long without the bulk of an untapered beard. It will take 6 months for your chin hair to give decent length and begin to see a Spade style shaping up. The
beard you showed is totally full and very matured... that beard will make you look twice your age and will take at least 1 year to begin to look like that.
Rather than set your goal right to a long, heavy full beard, give your mind a chance to accept your beardedness by taking it in smaller steps. First, grow 3 months, show an intentional full beard and fully accept your beardedness. Next, let some length come and see how that changes things. Generally, this incremental approach of setting shorter term goals works best.
To see what I mean, go to Schnoz's video thread at the top of this forum and on one of his posts, click the link to his journey thread. He has been growing for almost 2 years but taking a very deliberate approach to his beard. Now, just this month, he let his chin hair get longer and he is starting to think about growing a longer beard. Your brain may want a long beard for you much quicker than his journey, but I want you to see the various approaches available to you.
I recommend that you think about carving at least a neckline before 3 months. The idea is to show your best looking beard as you grow it out... not to just grow natural and think about a style after 3 months. The former sends a signal that you care about your beard whereas the latter can give the impression that you are lazy. Of course, these are things for you to decide... I'm just giving my opinion... which I have done thousands of times now.
May 8 17 5:59 AM
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May 8 17 8:47 PM
You are becoming quite full bearded and your beard is looking awesome. Your barber did an excellent job as your beard now looks very intentional. Don't be concerned with the few areas you have developing because the rest will be solid in a couple months and you must be ready to embrace your beardedness at or before that time. You are showing the look of a much older guy with your beard coverage already and that should please you.
The color of your beard will change as it matures. You still have some variation of colors but the darker hairs are going to show more consistent throughtout your beard as the hairs fully mature. One thing for sure... your sides have gotten much higher and your chin has also matured quite a bit.
Keep doing all that you are doing, but also consider training your stache to grow more horizontal. Even though you keep the rest of your beard short for now, a bulked out stache creates a signature look which you may like. This training will require spiking glue and you could start that anytime now. Even in 2015 you had a marvelous wide stache and it really took center stage.
Keep your updates coming and don't wait too much longer to accept your beardedness. That is going to change your outlook as you allow the beard to become a part of who you are.
May 14 17 12:10 PM
May 14 17 12:45 PM
There is definitely some difference between weeks 3 and 4. You are still on track to have a tremendous full beard as a teen.
The small amount of trimming just under the lip is fine but I wouldn't continue to tinker with it. Let time fill it all in.
Your plans for the army are more important than your beard at this point. Do what you have to do there. But having grown this far, you have proved that you have great beard genes and that you can grow a more than decent full beard at any time. With this beard you certainly have a very manly look but the army is going to make you into a man without the beard. After the army, you will be a man with a very manly full beard and that's something few 20 y/o's can boast about.
May 14 17 12:58 PM
May 15 17 6:19 AM
In 3-4 more months of growing you will become quite full bearded and you will be sporting some good length if you don't turn to trimming. Don't count that all that skin below the lip is going to be filled in at that time because that area is still in development... but the rest of your beard will definitely show well covered, dense and long.
As to washing... most head shampoos and body soaps are a bit harsh on beards and is it usually adequate to wash your beard with warm water. Working a few drops of oil like jojoba into your beard is a good thing to do after you shower and towel dry your beard.
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