First Time Beard Growers, Tackle These 7 Key Phases For Bearded Greatness

To all of the first time beard growers, if you want to go from a bare face to having an awesome looking beard, it is likely that you’ll have to go through these 7 key phases to see if you truly are worthy of bearded greatness. We thought we’d share with you our wisdom. Check them out…

Phase 1: Desire – This is the start of an epic journey. You’ve probably been inspired by someone else’s beard, which has created a desire deep inside of you to add a positively unique and distinctive feature to your appearance.

Phase 2: Excitement – You’ve taken the first few steps of your journey, you can officially say that you are growing a beard. Stubble will show up and you can see the beginning of what you hope will be a piece of fashionable art. Excitement will re-occur throughout the growth process whenever you see something to admire in your facial hair.

Phase 3: Criticism – once you are a fair way in to your journey, it is likely that you will start to see flaws In your facial hair and growth. Areas that could be better, other people may pick up o. This and start to comment. Some will be positive and some will be negative, both of which can have a strong impact and be taken seriously. Stay strong, stay resilient, stay on your path.

Phase 4- Frustration – There may be a period where you start to get frustrated, your facial hair may be taking forever to grow to the length you want, the quality of your facial hair may be thinner than you expected it to be, the may be patchy/bald spots on your face. These issues will frustrate you, the key is to stay strong and persist, your facial hair coverage will improve over time.

Phase 5- Jealousy/Envy – Other guys your age with what you think to be better facial hair quality and beard coverage may make you green with envy and you notice other men’s mature beards. You’ll start saying to yourself: “why can’t my facial hair look like that? Will my beard ever look that good?”

Phase 6- Depression/Desire to shave – You’ve lost hope! Your beard hasn’t necessarily turned out to be be what you thought it would be, and now you are seriously considering on giving up and grabbing that razor…don’t!

Phase 7- Acceptance/Hope – You see the light! You finally realize that your beard is unique and would rather be with a less than perfect beard than bare faced. You will also begin to see that it IS getting better with time, albeit very slowly.

Once you have reached the final phase, start to play around with it, investigate different types of grooming and styling products, which can aid you in enhancing the way it looks.

Much of coming to the acceptance stage is in redefining your expectations and realizing that no beard is perfect. Keep growing right through the doubt, stay resilient and witness bearded awesomeness prevail.

Have you been through or are going through any of these 7 phases? Let us know, we always want to hear what you awesome people are thinking in the comments section or over on social media.

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The 4 Huge External Pressures You Must Overcome When Growing Facial Hair

You see yourself in the mirror and you say to yourself…”damn I’d look good with a beard”, knowing that there is real potential to spruce up your current look and style, taking your appearance and sex appeal to a new level…exciting times lie ahead, don’t they?

The actual act of growing facial hair is easy. Whether it be a epic beard, classy moustache or unique goatee, it’s up there with one of the simplest things a man can do… no work is involved, nature takes it’s course and it just grows!

But

Some men underestimate the pressures they will face when embarking on the journey towards awesome looking facial hair. Many face external pressures during the growth process, leaving them feeling discouraged and low in confidence, doubt creeps into the mind and has them believing that they just aren’t cut out to be part of the ‘awesome facial hair gang’.

There are external pressures and hurdles that have proven to be stumbling blocks for a many men. This article will give you the insight you need in order to get over the obstacles that you may face.

If you can get through the obstacles that we are about to disclose, (we’ll give you some guidance on how to do so of course) it will help to make the process of growing facial and the decisions you are about to face so much easier. Clearing the path for you to enhance your appearance and stand out from the clean shaven masses.

You will be required to look carefully within yourself and the world around you, a lot of self analysis lies ahead. Not all issues will affect you, but some might.

Your Place Of Work Has Strict Views On Beards & Moustaches!

An issue for so many men, it is likely that you may one day cross paths with someone in your workplace who has a firm opinion about what is and isn’t appropriate about facial hair, especially if you are growing a larger beard or outstanding moustache. The most common cause of this is the company’s corporate culture and the image they want to convey.

If your facial hair is unkempt and messy, there is a strong chance that you will be called up on it. Having a 2-3 day stubble is also frowned upon in a lot of workplaces. If you are to sport facial hair within the workplace, we suggest that you keep it well styled, groomed and maintained at all times, this will help you to give off the impression that you respect the company you work for, it’s corporate culture and most importantly, you respect yourself and the way you look. In general, you should be safe to parade your awesome looking facial hair in most places of work. If there is an issue, talk to your seniors privately, do research on the company you work for and their regulations and see if there is any way around it.

Your Wife/Girlfriend Hates The Prospect Of You Having Facial Hair

This is a big one. There are two common issues as to why your partner may dislike your facial hair.

1. The first one is that she hates the way your scruff feels when your face is rubbing up against her.

2. The second reason is that she hates change, the beardless guy she fell head over heels for is changing his appearance.

Don’t let this put you off, if she loves you for who you are, she’ll stick around (hopefully). Stay firm, keep growing and help her to understand why you’re doing what you are and just how important this is for you. She’ll soon come around and start to love the new you!

Your Friends & Family Are Showing Discouragement & Negativity

When you make the decision to grow facial hair, you may face adversity from your friends and family, they may think that you don’t fit in.

Some will admire you for what you are doing, while others may discourage you. People are familiar with who you were, new things and new ideas scare a lot people.

The people you care about will always have an opinion, it’s up to you on how you deal with it. If other people’s opinions matter to you, acknowledge what they have to say. Emphasize how important growing a beard or moustache is for you and how they should support you and not bring you down. Talk and act positively about what you’re doing.  Your family and friends will soon start to realize that they will get nowhere and will give up on their comments. In the end they’ll respect you for seeing it through.

Current Fashions & Trends Tell You What’s Hot & What’s Not!

We live in world where we are constant being overwhelmed and put under pressure by advertising and marketing material, telling us what we should do and how we should look. You see the latest looks and styles being modelled, fashion gurus saying “beards are out of fashion!” You start to question whether your current style is en vogue which casts doubt in your mind.

We say…don’t panic!

Undoubtedly trends and fashions will impact your mind. However, remember that style is personal, it’s comes from within, don’t feel pressured to follow the herd and choose a style that everyone is wearing but you know won’t look good on you. Choose a style that suits you and your lifestyle. Observe the trends, take on board what looks good and start experimenting with that style to see if it looks good on you and whether it accentuates your facial features. Whatever you choose the secret is keeping it tidy.

Everyone’s situation is different and unique, not all of these external pressures will apply to you, but some may. So, analyse yourself in accordance with this list In detail, see what issues relate to you and how/if you can overcome them.  This is where your own inner strength will take charge. A strong mind and perseverance is what’s needed.

Your facial hair is a form of expression that says “This is me, this is how i want to look, it is intentional. I am comfortable in my skin”. The day your facial hair causes you to dislike the man in the mirror is the day you should shave it. No external pressure should have this influence on you. Grow baby grow!

Are any of these an issue for you? Let us know, we always want to hear what you awesome people are thinking. Tell us if there are any that we haven’t included in the comments section.

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To Beard Or Not To Beard? Here’s What You Can Expect When Growing One!

 

We have come up with a list of  what you can expect when growing a PROPER beard. So if you’re serious about changing your appearance and coming over to the side of the bearded, you seriously need to check out the following…

WARNINGYou must be resilient!

If you haven’t come over to the bearded side, and have been thinking about whether to grow one, we hope this helps to make your decision easier.

If you’re already bearded or even if you’re not,  we’d love to know if you can relate to any of these! Let us know in the comments section below.