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I'm a hairy guy. I gotta shave and keep myself groomed religiously..

I notice beards are becoming more and more popular. I been thinking about growing one and growing my chest hair also. I figure the more masculine looking, the better. 

Currently training to to compete for a kickboxing match, so I'm getting pretty lean, pretty fast and it's looking badass. The problem is, I almost have a baby face when I shave, it's in the middle of baby face and normal. Hard to explain. Pretty much going for the rugged manly look. 

Im basically looking for tips on growing a beard and chest hair grooming. Since I've never not shaved and tried to grow facial hair before. It does grow very fast though. 

If you guys have tips let me know, I'd love to hear. 

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Ha awesome! I'm actually

Ha awesome! I'm actually rocking a  full beard for the first time ever. I'm digging it and it seems to be drawing positive female attention

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Invest in a good set of

Invest in a good set of clippers and a good beard trimmer. Shape and trim your beard every couple days. The neck should either be clean cut or it should be blending so it goes from a full beard to a lot less hair at your neck, if you're going for a more scraggly look. I rock a full beard almost the entire year. 

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Grow it out FOR SURE! You can

Grow it out FOR SURE! But definitely do what Aequitas said, and get yourself some clippers. Keep it trim. Don't over do it. Otherwise you're gonna come off Duck Dynasty.

But beards are great. You can get away with a lot of stuff... In my case, I get to be a dumbass dude. The beard gives you license.

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I also have a "baby" face.

I also have a "baby" face. People mistake me for a 20 year old all the time, even though I'm 28.

Now it's more like...

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Hahaha that's awesome, if I

Hahaha that's awesome, if I have stuble apparently i look like a 30 year old. I could imagine how old this beard will make me look. 

I only have the baby face when I shave but it's more of a young adult face. I notice the neck hair gets extremely itchy where do you guys recommend shaving that area from? Like right under the chin? I'm definitely going to grow this bad boy out, gotta pick up some clippers in a week or two after some substantial growth has taken place. 

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Trim your chest hair down

Trim your chest hair down unless you just got a patch of it? I've got a full chest beard and I keep it trimmed close. Like a 90's pornstar. I just recently got rid of my beard after 3 years.. it took 5-8 years off my face, unbelievable. 

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I grow a lot of chest hair

I grow a lot of chest hair actually. I'll keep it trimmed for the most part. 

Im thinking I'll give the beared at least 2 months and see how it goes. If it's patchy and what not I'll probably shave it off. It could look badass though, I won't know until I give it a shot haha 

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Yeah it's def a good

Yeah it's def a good experience. Especially now that you're in nightlife. lol 

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Oh yeah, I notice a lot of

Oh yeah, I notice a lot of other bartenders have beards these days. So stoked to start that job. It's a really nice club in a nice part of town. Lots of hot chicks are always around. I get tingles in my pants thinking about it LOL

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Seriously, I don't shave

Seriously, I don't shave anymore. I bought clippers and only use those. The razor would make my neck itchy and irritated as fuck. Plus those things are expensive... actually I thought about getting an old-school straight-edge razor there for a while... But people are really nice to my beard.

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Hahaha after that video I'm

Hahaha after that video I'm 100% set on growing a beard. Too fucking awesome.

I'm also thinking of grabbing one of the straight edge razors also, theres a place on route to work that sells them but they are kindy pricey...about 100-150$. I think it's a good investment though, I pay almost 30$ for cartridges as it is. I'm thinking a pair of clippers and one of those straight edges for special occaisions and I'd be good to go. I don't mind dishing out 200$ if it'll save me tons in the long run.... Plus make me look like a total badass.

Do you have to switch the blades on the straight edge razors? Or just sharpen and go... I'll have to look into those some more. I switched to a safety blade razor not too long ago and it wasn't too bad, takes a decent amount of time but knicks really easily on turns/curves of the face. Closer and cleaner shave than the 3-4 blade razors that slice my neck apart lol

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$150 sounds like a ripoff to

$150 sounds like a ripoff to me. I think I've seen them for $40. But I wouldn't recommend a straight edge to the faint of heart. It's a gawdamn razorblade. Not some pussy ass "safety razor." They sharpen that shit with leather.

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I thought the price was a

I thought the price was a little steep also, I'm looking around online at the moment too just to see if I can find a quality one for cheap.

I had a "hot shave" once, the girl had no idea what she was doing...I have never been in that much pain from a blade before... Like I was cringing cause she was literally grinding the blade across my face. I think she did it wrong..very wrong... I'll have to go to a barbershop and give it another try.. maybe even before I buy the straight edge LOL otherwise that'd be a waste of money 

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Dude straight edged razors

Dude straight edged razors are for close shaves. I wouldn't recommend buying a straight edged razor out the gate man, you can seriously cut yourself bad. All you need are clippers, beard trimmer, and razors with the one razor for shaping if you want to grow a beard. Disregard the last one if your beard trimmer includes a shaper. I suggest growing it out first so you can see what you're working with, then from there you can decide the look you're going for with your beard. 

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Yeah I figure that would be

Yeah I figure that would be the best bet. How long do you think I should just let it grow out for? Shouldn't I trim it up as it's growing (I.E, shape it?)

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Yea after a week or so you

Yea after a week or so you should be shaping / keeping your neck clean. From there you'll be figuring out the look you want. I.E. mountain man beard, full but clean beard, mustache, goatee, etc. 

I mean yea just grow it for a month. You'll know whether or not you like it longer or shorter and you can just bring it down to the length you desire. 

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Oh sick. I'll update you guys

Oh sick. I'll update you guys then when I start to work on it. IT grows so fast it's been two days and it's already itchy. 

Where on the neck do you shave?

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No no no. Infinity is right

No no no. Infinity is right no need for a razor. Geezez. Think some girl's going to suck your dick just because you've got a straight razor? Get some clippers and you're good. The $20 wahls clippers from walmart are better than the $40 ones. When the blades go out after a few months I just return it with the receipt and get another one. 

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I trim it with the closest

I trim it with the closest clipper setting every day. 

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Okay that sounds like a

Okay that sounds like a better idea. My dads got some dope clippers he was showing me he picked up for like 25$, they had a few diff options and a razor for styling. I'll take a look at Walmart today. 

I think ink I sort of dig the shorter beards as opposed to those thick bushy ones. For some reason, I don't think my face could pull it off ahaha

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Lol im pretty hairless and

Lol im pretty hairless and cant grow a beard yet

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How old are you?

How old are you?

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Turning 19 soon. Girls think

Turning 19 soon. Girls think i'm anything from 17 to 22. I really want to have a beard by the time i'm 22 though.

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Oh I see that could be why.

Oh I see that could be why. What ethnicity? I think it makes a difference. Some of my white friends can't grow facial hair for shit, I could have a full thick mustache by the end of the month LOL like comb worthy.

Also, girls think I look 24-30 and I'm only 20 haha it must be the genetics...

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Yeah it's my ethnicity im

Yeah it's my ethnicity im half native american so i have a hairless body haha. Girls love the hair that i have on my head though ;- )

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Bahaha makes sense. Having

Bahaha makes sense.

Having hair that grows thick and fast isn't really a good thing, but it isn't bad either. Blessing and a curse. I mean if I get a shitty haircut no worries, or if I have an awesome one, I'm fucked and can only show it off for a limited time hahaha.

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I cut my hair every week or

I cut my hair every week or so, by myself. Probably takes less than 5 minutes

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have had a beard for the last

I have had a beard for the last 6 months, and during those 6 months i've been getting the best results.. Coincidence? I think not.

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God dammit I'm so sold on

God dammit I'm so sold on getting this beard LOL... 

Also, do you guys notice your face get really scratchy and itchy when growing the beard? Oily too..what do you do about this?

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get a trimmer and trim it

get a trimmer and trim it before it gets to that point (usually looks better if its trimmed anyway)

or just keep growing it, it stops being itchy after a point

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Just picked up a trimmer

Just picked up a trimmer today, I'll let it grow out more then adjust accordingly. I want it thick but not super long or anything. 

Went to walmart the 20$ trimmers seemed really shitty, I spent 45$ and figure it'll last me a while longer

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AP_Grappler wrote: Just

AP_Grappler wrote:
Just picked up a trimmer today, I'll let it grow out more then adjust accordingly. I want it thick but not super long or anything. 

Went to walmart the 20$ trimmers seemed really shitty, I spent 45$ and figure it'll last me a while longer

*facepalm*

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Infinity wrote: I also have a

Infinity wrote:
I also have a "baby" face. People mistake me for a 20 year old all the time, even though I'm 28.

Now it's more like...

haha, same here, mang, without beard I couldn't even by cigs without showing my ID, lol. Damn fucker didn't even start to grow till I was twenty-five. Good thing is, when I'm 45 I'll still look like thirty. Might even shave off then my beard then, except that.. no I wouldn't :D :D

where is that pic from?

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Infinity wrote: I also have a

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I also have a "baby" face. People mistake me for a 20 year old all the time, even though I'm 28.

Now it's more like...