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Jul 13 17 4:26 AM
imaginary....We do at times need to be careful on words we use within a international site such as this so as not to cause offence, an example, the word '!%!' in the UK is a slang meaning for cigarette but can have a completely different meaning with you guys across the pond!
Gatorbeard.....I also like my natural colouring, this dye job is just out of curiosity while my beard is cropped short & will grow out in no time if that's my wish!
Rothenberger.....I'm game for a laugh at times Bare faced!! never say never!
Beard69......I'll probably Ping-Pong back to au natural come the Autumn, not to sure about the coloured beard!
Triibeard.....It is very cool in the hot weather, a welcome change for the summer.
baldbandit......If I decide to keep dyeing, the jury's still out on that at present, then I would consider applying a womans hair product as could be more permanent.
veeceejr....She who must be obeyed now thinks she's got a toy boy for a husband, not sure if that's a good thing or not, hav'nt got the stamina I used to have if you get my drift !!!
BladeAverse.....I am enjoying the summer & the new look but as mentioned above, could just be temporary until Autumn.
Pandarocks.....So true Sir although I'm looking younger with this look I don't believe I could compete with those young bucks in the gym anymore so maybe it's time to grow old gracefully & accept I'm a man in his late 60's but still young at heart!
Well it's been 9 days since the dye job & as can be seen from the attached photo the grey is showing through. I'm in two minds whether to give a second application of JFM or to trim back to grey again. My thoughts are if I dye on top of the existing colour it could turn out darker than I would like so mabe I will go again knowing that if I don't like it my beard is short enough to trim right back without loosing a fully grown beard.
Next instalment in a weeks time.
Jul 13 17 5:30 AM
Jul 13 17 5:50 AM
gato wrote:I missed the initial dye experiment - but you did a good job of applying it in a way that it looked pretty natural. It still looks natural in the current pic as well. Have fun if you continue to experiment with it. As you say, if you don't like the result, it will be easy to get rid of it and grow back your natural beard.
My thoughts exactly, had I attempted this experiment on a fully grown out beard & disliked the out come It would have grieved me to shave & start over, this way if the look was a disaster, a shave & then a month I'd be back to a short beard ready to grow out again.
I have to say that over the time I've been on this forum I've come to the conclusion that my sweet spot regarding length has been around the 3'' mark. This could be that I'm a self trimmer & possibly not doing a professional job so when my beard exceeds 4'' it looks to full in places,i,e the cheeks so my next ''experiment'' could be to grow long, find a stylist adept with beard trimming & keep it looking professionally trimmed, could be the way to go!
Jul 13 17 9:21 AM
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Jul 17 17 6:11 PM
veeceejr.....It is nice to know that the better half still finds you desireable after many years of marriage even if it means trimming ones beard down to stubble, colouring it to look more youthful & going on a diet to hopefully achieve a six pack!!! trouble is I'm still a 66 year old & find it hard to live up to her expectations of me!!
ProfessorBerd......No probs Aiden. I'm hear with my short beard thinking about letting it grow back into a long beard once again, I'm pulled from one extreme to the other but I do like mixing it up now & then!
DanoM.....Now don't you go putting ideas into my head young Danny! Glitter! I don't think so, but given my ideas of messing around with this bad boy, never say never!
Beardingguy.....I'm still not sure I'll continue to colour but at present whilst the beard is short it's an easy & pleasing task to perform. The keep fit regime is still in full swing & am already seeing changes for the better, not just on the outside but inside as well that is beneficial to a man my age!
If you are not desiring to go completely dark, but want only to soften the gray, there is a new JFM product I suggest you try. I have not used it myself, but another guy here did and had good results. It is called JFM Control GX® Gray Reducing 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner. You use it daily until you have reached the desired color, and then once a week or so. The only caution is that is says do not use on previously colored hair, so you may need to trim back the died hair before using it.
And FYI - repeating the normal JFM dye will likely result in a darker color.
Another "trick" I did several (many) years ago when I had a shorter beard and only want to soften the gray, I used the normal JFM beard dye. But instead of completely covering the gray, I use the product sparingly. Using the brush included, I just put in brush strokes in the areas I wanted darker. The result was a very natural looking beard in the early stages of turning gray, with a mix of gray and dark hairs. This we pre- Beard Board so I do not have any photos to share.
Thanks for your info to achieving a natural looking dyed beard Sly. I have taken on board your advise with sporadic colouring as can be seen in the photo below. I applied the JFK to the moustache, middle of chin hairs & jaw line leaving the remainder to grow out natural grey. It gives a more natural affect that still takes a few years off of my features, in my opinion!
Car guy wrote:Hey Stevie, glad to hear you are taking up a fitness regime. At our age, I find a lot can be accomplished by just making the healthier choice when eating, everything in moderation, regular exercise, resistance or weight training multiple times a week. Your six pack may just show up after all.
So true Mike, I've been told that each of us has a six pack & the only way to show it is to melt away the layers of fat covering it! I can now feel the stomach muscles if I apply light pressure with my finger tips that wasn't able to do a few weeks back so the diet & exercise is working for me & motivates me to continue on this journey. You are a good example of a healthy lifestyle for us more mature gents!
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