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    Quote Originally Posted by GH41 View Post
    I never could make it past 2 weeks either. It wasn't so much the itch as much as me starting to look like Fred Sanford!
    Yeah, I used to be the blond guy. Now it's salt and pepper.
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    Saw some of the Cremo product on the shelf at the store and gave it a try. I like it.
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    We are doing it here, as well. Just getting to the end of the itchiness.

    December 1st... it goes. Maybe in another 10 years Iíll try it again. Amount of gray/white in it just looks like ass. But doing it for a decent cause, so Iíll deal with both the itch and look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    Yeah, I used to be the blond guy. Now it's salt and pepper.
    I like the salt and pepper. Since I already AM a crusty curmudgeon, the color suits me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uni-Vibe View Post
    The great thing about a beard is if you ever want to (1) look at least 10 years younger and (2) attract more chicks, all it takes is a shave!
    That's me. I had a Goat that would almost compete with Iraqgunz at one point. Had to die it too much and it did make me look older.
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    Someone told me once the itching is caused by the point that your last shave put on the hair. If you trim it with a beard trimmer after a week it will make that cut flat which dramatically cuts down on the itchiness as it curls back into your face. I can attest that this works for me.

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    Also doing No Shave at my department, $100 buy in towards Special Olympics gets you til Jan 1. My twin girls are due at the same time so I should be able to extend the beard til March. It was WAY itchy for the first week, but Cremo Beard Cream and two weeks of growth has really smoothed it out. I wish it was a good beard, but theres nothing I can do about that lol.

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    I grew a beard about 6 years ago and shaved it off once about 5.5 years ago for a job interview. I got the job, but they told me later they were hesitant, because I was baby faced and looked too green. I shouldn't have shaved. I look a lot better with a beard, but being blonde, I really have to let it get decently long before it even looks like I have more than a 5 o'clock shadow.

    I do recall the itchy phase, and as others have said, it doesn't last too long. If you really want it to fill in and look decent, don't trim it for about 3 weeks or so. It'll look a little rough, but then you can shape it up and have some decent growth.

    I use a beard balm and fine tooth comb, because my beard hairs will go everywhere if I don't. It also makes the hair softer and smells nice, which elicits strokes from the wife.

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    I made it two weeks. Last night I had trouble sleeping cause it was so itchy. I might try again after the holidays. I was really liking the look but that itch!

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    I shaved recently not realizing No Shave November was in effect.

    I think I'm going to grow it out to include Decembeard.

    I need it for the cold weather.

    Interesting idea about the length that effects the itchy phase.

    Watch this video if you want to grow a really nice beard...

    The Worst Beard Habit and How to Avoid It

    How to stop pulling your beard...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smzusRh5vAU

    My only questions now is if I can get away with a neck beard for a bit since my neck gets very cold outside when it's below freezing.
    A beard is armor and it's designed to protect. The neck should be protected even though it does not look good.

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