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Mar 25 17 5:25 PM
Mar 25 17 11:42 PM
On every update you have just a bit more coverage and of course, more overall hair length. You are at the point of
your beard starting to poof out with this longer length and you must brush to show your beard well. On future updates, groom your beard as best you can before taking pictures. As you see from the third picture, your beard looks messy... but that is because you haven't done any grooming.
I do notice that your right side had numerous curls going toward the ear while the left side is showing bulky but no curls toward the ear. You look better without the curls along the sideburn... so first try to tame them on the right side but if they are persistent, you may want to run scissors up that side. I also notice the left side poofs out more than the right... possibly due to less coverage on the right or that you didn't brush anything. You might want to try to even up the sides a bit with a beard trimmer if they look uneven to you.
At this point, you must decide if you want to keep a neat look as you grow longer. If so, you could even up both sides with an adjustable beard trimmer so the beard sticks out about the same on both sides as seen from the front. If you want the Spade style, then trimming of the undercarriage just close to the neck will get you headed in the right direction. I wouldn't be concerned with coverage yet to come right now... you want to establish a look that you are comfortable with and that moves your beard toward your goal. Final coverage will come later.
Give more thought to your next steps and tell us what you would like to see on your face in a few more months. Then we can help you get there.
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Apr 13 17 1:00 AM
Apr 13 17 8:23 AM
It's very unusual for a 17 y/o to accept his beardedness... not only because development has not yet completed at that age but also because expections are set too high.
You, OTOH, have made that transition... able to deliver a very tall beard that is developing quite nicely... in fact, better than many in their 20s could come up with. You have also groomed your beard precisely and now you are learning about maintenance... believe me, it shows that you really care about the look you want to have on display. Just in these pictures, I can see you have a manly and mature look but also you look like a man with confidence and humility about you.
The mental progress you've made is also a big accomplishment... acceptance of the coverage you have now, getting the g/f to accept you bearded, being comfortable around adults [what does grandpa say about your beardedness?]... these are all good signs that you are mature way beyond your years. You must be getting many kudos from your peers and those at work... hopefully, you are able to now talk about your progress with humility and give recommendations to others as to their potential and how to get started or continue on. I gave a few more words on that in a PM I sent you.
You are quite a guy with already big achievements and results... that, my man, deserves my kudo. Your thread just got its first point. Keep up the good work.
You are starting to get some poofing in the sides and length underneath. This is the start of a long beard
and I believe you have the goods to grow long as a teen... you probably also have the mental capability to handle a long beard as a teen also. You might as well find out.
Keep the updates coming as you see progress. It won't be as noticeable from week to week at this point because of the current length of your beard.
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