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Winter is coming, are you guys getting the Beard ready?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by IheartSig, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Anyone starting / maintaining a beard ? I've been growing one for a couple months now and am thinking about trying to keep it growing. Any tips or ideas on how to manage a longer beard?
     
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  2. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It's been a while since I had a full beard. I'm just a goatee guy now. But when I did have one, the biggest thing for managing it was having a good grooming tool - like a Wahl trimmer, with the longer attachments. It makes it much easier to keep it looking even and knocking out the stragglers. I've been tempted to grow one out again, but I just haven't done it yet.

    So, in the meantime, I follow this advice - I'm going bald naturally, so no need to shave my head:



    And more beard humor:

     
  3. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Lane County, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Grew one to hide my double chin. Shaved it off a few years back. Wife and daughter said, "Grow it back". Oh well.
     
  4. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  5. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    Yea getting it out lol again its always trimmed until winter then it nice cause it keep my face warm.
    But I notice something is wrong the last year these other color hairs are coming out with it......... give you a hint its grey . Its cool wife likes it so thats all that matters. Seems most of us that have facial hair do so allot based on our SO reaction.
     
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  6. ConcreteJungle

    ConcreteJungle Eugene Well-Known Member

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    I stopped shaving 2 weeks ago and it's starting to come in nicely for hunting season. :D
    I'll keep it going until November when I shave everything off and grow out my mustache.
     
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  7. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Real men don't grow a beard.

    It's always been there.

    Treat it as your hair. Wash it! Keep it straight and don't play with it.

    I'm known for my red beard amongst the friends. (Also makes it easy to meet people. Yeah I'm the one with the red beard, can't miss me!)
     
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  8. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I grew a beard in college, cause a girl liked them. Got a couple of dates, nothing serious between us, and not the one I married.

    I shaved after my daughter was born, she was about 3, had never seen me without one.
    I kept the 'Stash.

    After I got married to the 2nd wife, a couple years in, she tells our bible study she doesn't particularly like facial hair. I shaved it off the next morning.

    my 2c recommendation, check with your significant other first.
     
  9. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Going to do the uncle Si thing again. Easier that way.
     
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  10. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    Started Oct 1. VanDyke
     
  11. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    Just let it go Duck Dynasty style. That way there is no upkeep. If anyone asks just say you like to hunt ducks.
     
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  12. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'd already had about a week's growth going, but yesterday I made it official by edging. So yea... winter beard under way!
     
  13. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    You do know that Uncle Si is a Caveman Jim imposter don't you?:eek::eek::eek::p

    I stop trimming my man hair after July 4th, yeah this year was a hot one but some things are trivial when a man beard is a top priority!!! :cool::cool::cool: 20151009_101700.jpg
     
  14. Rick4070

    Rick4070 Central Oregon coast Active Member

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    I've had a full beard since 1976, never have shaved it off since then. I keep it trimmed and clean. My wife of 22 years has never seen me clean shaven, other than in photos...
     
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  15. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I too was a ginger snap (Chris Cringle) way back when, since then I have evolved slowly into Santa Claus......

    The only part of my man beard that I play with is the stash, I keep it trained combing it sideways beacause I have to eat too!!!!:D:D:D 20150814_161521.jpg
     
  16. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Late July to now:
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    I need to trim a little.

    Someday I will have full on white like my Grandpa. I'll look like Santa.
     
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  17. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Obviously you are not a hardcore duck hunter like me....:D:D:D the longer the better, been doing it longer than Willie, Jase & the boys.....
     
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    RLS milwaukie Active Member

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    Started 3 weeks ago for hunting season and winter.Now no hunting this year due to a knee injury.:(:mad: Kids have called me Santa for over 10 years.
     
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  19. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I don't understand why long and shaggy is "better," but I'm guessing it's just in the spirit of commitment and competition.... Grooming styles are one of the more interesting studies of social mores and memes. Take leg shaving, in the cycling community: outside of the cycling community, shaved legs on men are just gay. Gross. It's like seeing a dude wearing a skirt and pantyhose. But within the ultra-competitive, conformist, judgmental competitive cycling community, it's basically the total opposite. Hairy legs indicate a lack of dedication, commitment, discipline. Weakness, inferior, GAY. Less so around these parts, where there are actually a good deal of hairy legs on the race course, but if you go ride anywhere else in the country, tanned, ripped, hairless legs are the sign of a serious rider.

    I grow a winter beard because it's fun and stylish to do so in our region.... but it needs to look GOOD. I don't consider myself a salesman, but sales is my first job, as a contractor. I need housewives to admire my charm and secretly/subconsciously want to bed me. "I think we should go with Ben, honey. He certainly seems the most......... qualified..... for the job." Happy wife, happy life.

    N'a'm'sayin'?
     
  20. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Camo beard:D Started growing it when I was 4. It's beginning to fill in now.

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