Should i grow a beard

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    Dec 24, 2013 4:18 PM GMT
    I was thinking of changing up the look a little. I am thinking of growing a full short beard . I am afraid I am going to look old though . How do I know that its going to look decent?
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    Dec 24, 2013 4:22 PM GMT
    try it. winter is the best time.
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    Dec 24, 2013 4:22 PM GMT
    you won't until you do. give it a week. see what happens.
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    Dec 24, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
    it can be easily shaved off if it looks like crap right ?
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    Dec 24, 2013 4:26 PM GMT
    If looking older is your main concern, if there's gray in it you'll look older.

    It'll offset your receding hairline (good) but hide your dimpled chin (bad) - like in one of your profile pictures where your scruff is so long and shaped it looks like a short beard.
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    Dec 24, 2013 4:28 PM GMT
    mike34 saidit can be easily shaved off if it looks like crap right ?


    of course, why wouldn't it? you can always trim it down first, then clean shave it off.
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    Dec 24, 2013 4:34 PM GMT
    ive tried before the tough part is those awkward 3-4 weeks where its very patchy and feel very insecure, especially since looking fot a job. As far as the dimples go thats my bread and butter so probably cut the sides really low . I am not working right now so i guess its the time
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    Dec 24, 2013 4:41 PM GMT
    GO for it... I am! I don't go back to work till Jan. 6th, so I have a nice head start on one right now.
    I love giving my face a rest for a few weeks. Fortunately my facial hair is soft and not scratchy.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Dec 24, 2013 4:45 PM GMT
    No
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    Dec 24, 2013 4:46 PM GMT
    mike34 saidive tried before the tough part is those awkward 3-4 weeks where its very patchy and feel very insecure, especially since looking fot a job. As far as the dimples go thats my bread and butter so probably cut the sides really low . I am not working right now so i guess its the time



    The reason it itches:

    #1 The hair gets long enough to curl back and poke your skin.
    #2 When it does this, the ends of each hair is still very sharp from the last time you shaved.
    #3 Your hair and skin is dry, and dry hair scratches your skin more.


    Solution:

    Condition your beard with a very rich conditioner. Sauve ain't gonna cut it. Then once your beard and skin is dry, apply a very thick hand cream to your beard and rub it in well. Nivea in the jar works great for this purpose. Make sure the skin beneath gets plenty of the moisturizer too. Also, keeping your beard trimmed too short will keep you in a perpetual state of itchiness, so let it grow a bit and don't hypergroom!
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    Dec 24, 2013 4:50 PM GMT
    I say grow it, take pics of you with it, let us see them, and if you don't like it, shave it off. Personally, I think you'd look great with one.
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    Dec 24, 2013 4:52 PM GMT
    Just DO IT. icon_lol.gif
  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 24, 2013 5:23 PM GMT
    Don't do it. It will come in gray and age you. Besides, I think facial hair with a receding hairline looks like obvious compensation and emphasizes the hairline. Appears insecure. Just my take. I have seen guys that looked really good with facial hair but I think the smooth look works for you.
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    Dec 24, 2013 5:49 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidDon't do it. It will come in gray and age you. Besides, I think facial hair with a receding hairline looks like obvious compensation and emphasizes the hairline. Appears insecure. Just my take. I have seen guys that looked really good with facial hair but I think the smooth look works for you.



    Not everyone thinks gray hair is repulsive. Why is brown, blond and auburn attractive but gray is somehow inferior? It's just another color. I think you've bought into a lot of ageist bullshit.
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    Dec 24, 2013 5:51 PM GMT
    my hair isnt gray anyway it might be reciting but not gray no worries on that , if anything might look red hope not lol
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    Dec 24, 2013 5:55 PM GMT
    Asking this on RJ is like using a time machine to go back to the 80's and ask someone if you should grow a mullet. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 24, 2013 6:02 PM GMT
    I wouldn't , you look handsome the way you are , don't change anything , but this is just my opinion ..lol..
  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 24, 2013 6:06 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    Destinharbor saidDon't do it. It will come in gray and age you. Besides, I think facial hair with a receding hairline looks like obvious compensation and emphasizes the hairline. Appears insecure. Just my take. I have seen guys that looked really good with facial hair but I think the smooth look works for you.



    Not everyone thinks gray hair is repulsive. Why is brown, blond and auburn attractive but gray is somehow inferior? It's just another color. I think you've bought into a lot of ageist bullshit.

    Nah! Youth is beauty but I only mentioned it because in his question he mentions not wanting to look older. Trust me, I like guys of all ages. We all want to look our best.
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    Dec 24, 2013 6:08 PM GMT
    bachian saidAsking this on RJ is like using a time machine to go back to the 80's and ask someone if you should grow a mullet. icon_lol.gif


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    Dec 24, 2013 6:39 PM GMT
    After looking at your pics, I think you look great clean-shaven or with a little bit of stubble. Why mess with a good look?
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    Dec 24, 2013 6:56 PM GMT
    Honestly there is only one thing to do . Let it grow take a pic comeback and ask the same question. Its just hair that can be shaved in 5 min or less. if not ill have a nice thick 5 oclock shadow and i think thats what ill end up with anyway.
  • FredMG

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    Dec 24, 2013 7:59 PM GMT
    I'm a beard lover / owner, and I think you'd look great with a beard - BUT I'd say give thought to what kind of job you're looking for. If it's that whole Corporate America kind of job - remember that culture associates "clean shaven" with "professional". There's also still a cultural bias towards hiring younger people - because they have more energy, and are willing to put up with [potentially] more crap, easier to train and other bullshit. So if you show up clean shaven, you'll be using those things in your favor, with a beard, maybe not so much.

    After you get a job there'll be plenty of time to grow a beard.
  • toastvenom

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    Dec 24, 2013 8:03 PM GMT
    give it a shot (u look hot either way) I recently went ahead and started growing one out but wimped out after the 11th day due to the itching.
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    Dec 24, 2013 9:22 PM GMT
    Man I would say no to the grow!! But then again, you just may look like an even sexier man than you do now.... Best way to find out is to do it, you could always cut it if you don't like it.


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