We've all heard of the dreaded 'beard itch' phase. Many of us have in fact experienced this first hand. But my lord, how irritating is it!! In hindsight if I only knew how unbelievably irritating and uncontrollably uncomfortable our stubble can be when it first begins to grow, I might not have been so enthusiastic to grow a beard in the first place.
I've had many friends attempt growing a beard to only fall at this itching stage, but thankfully I am pleased to report it doesn't last all that long, and you can help ease the process by keeping your skin well hydrated with either a good skin moisturizer, or a touch of 'TBS' beard oil (yes, your stubble needs to be cared for too!)
So, rest easy brother. that dreaded itchy face of yours will soon be a distant memory forever more, and rightfully so.
Whoever thought a man only grows a beard because they are in fact 'too lazy' to shave and want to save some time each morning couldn't be further from the truth. Yes, a man might save 15 minutes each morning to begin with, but once a man's beard begins to take shape that is when the work really begins.
Ask any beardsmen and they'll no doubt have their very own beard grooming routine which often involves lots of beard combing, washing, oiling, and the amount of socail media selfies we take is just ridiculous! (No? Just me then)
Yes, taking good care of your beard can be very time consuming, but is it worth it? You can bet your ass it is!
Another assumption that we often get wrong is expecting that you can grow a beard identical to that Google image you admired that first gave you the inspiration to begin to grow out your beard. Whilst the idea that we can make our beards grow out as we wish them to, it's rather unrealistic, because no two beards are ever the same.
For example, when I first began growing my beard it grew out pretty straight and rather easy to manage. Then when it reached a certain length it began having a mind of its very own, and looked wilder each morning looking worse than an untamed yard lawn.
Whereas, that bastard 'Bob' from work might decide to grow out a beard, which could grow much faster than your own and look flawless in the process. It's about learning to work with what you have and appreciate that your fuzzy face is unique to you and you alone for all the right reasons.
Now that beards are mainstream, there has grown quite a following of those who love beards. Find out about Pogonophile and what it means to be a lover or friend of beards.
Get down to brass tacks and find out how to maintain that awesome manliness you call a beard looking awesome