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by Fran O'Reilly November 21, 2017

As the final days of 'No Shave November' begin to close in, I wanted to stress that the end of the month of November doesn't have to mean the end of your newfound beloved face fuzz, although sadly many furry faces will fall victim to the dreaded razor in the coming weeks, and for what exactly?

So, sit back, get comfy and feast your eyes on todays blog topic, titled Don't Brave The Shave, As You Might Just Regret It...


For some strange reason many participants of NSN feel that they must once again take to the daily grind of applying some shaving foam and attacking their faces with a sharpened razor, in order to sport a naked face once again.

Maybe it boils down to the pressure from work, maybe your boss will give you a hard time? or friends or family members. Although whatever it might be, please think before you make your final call. Many men (including myself, once upon a time) instantly regret shaving when the worst deed has already been done. So, whatever it is, or whoever it is you are doing it for, make sure it is a decision that you are 100% certain about before going ahead and doing so.


A beard grants the beholder a rough, tough and rugged yet dapper appearance, an image of which most folks prefer in fact. So, what are you left with once the shave has already taken place? a bald naked cold baby face that is a sight for sore eyes, at a reasonable guess.

When I first shaved off my beard many years ago I looked like a full moon (bald head in toe) and I couldn't adapt to how I then looked. So much so I chose not to socialise until my stubble began to grow through and form some sort of fuzzy face beard, hiding away form the world in the process. And I swore from that day forth I would never shave ever again. So, please think long and hard before you raise that razor, Brother!


Regret is a horrible emotion to attempt to shake off, one that can linger with you for hours, if not days or even worse, weeks.

It comes in various forms and makes you question just about everything, such as 'why did I ever shave?' 'What the f*ck do I look like!?' and most commonly 'How long until this thing grows back upon my bald face?!'

Ask many bearded gents if they have ever shaved, and what they discovered from doing so, and you'll likely hear tales of deep regret. Just remember, it takes just a matter of minutes to shave away those face whiskers, and a whole lot longer for them to grow through and return.

That sees todays blog come to a close for now my friends. As always be sure to take a few minutes to leave us any thoughts, comments and questions that you might have in the comments box you'll spot provided directly below this post.

And until next time, Beard on Brothers, Beard on...

Fran O'Reilly
Fran O'Reilly


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