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by Fran O'Reilly November 10, 2017

Happy Friday furry faces and fellow beardy admirers! Today we welcome my favourite time of the week once more, the blissful weekend, although I do have a rather hectic one lined up ahead of me, so here's hoping it'll be a good one for us all.

Today, let us finish up on a week of great daily content exactly as we started, as we discuss the many stages most bearded men experience during the month of 'No Shave November'. So, without any further delay, we shall begin with today's topic, titled 'The Many Stages Most Men Experience During No Shave November...


Aha! The dreaded beard itching stage happens to the very best of us, and during this period most men want to quit out and shave already, or scratch your damn face clean off, whichever stops the itching quickest, usually. Granted that it is really irritating to those of us who experience this, but thankfully it usually doesn't last all that long and will pass by in a blink of an eye. So learn to roll with it guys! 


When our stubble reaches a reasonable length you might feel a tad out of your usual comfort zone. Many men begin to feel somewhat scruffy and a little unkept. But although this feeling is rather uncomfortable to start with, believe me when I tell you that you don't appear all that scruffy, if at all to those around you.

Usually when a man starts growing out a beard for the first time the feeling isn't all that great, and can leave you feeling dirty, but wash away those worries, as your facial hair will soon become a bad ass viking beard that will look like a million dollars.


Many of us meet the 'bump in the road' stage, where it appears our face forest has given up on growing anymore, as it seems your facial hair hasn't gotten any longer in sometime and maybe it's time to give up.

The truth here is you might have reached your 'peak beard' stage, that isn't to say that your facial hair had stopped growing, as in truth it never really does, but instead growth slows down considerably.

Given a little time things usually snap back to normal and your face fur will once more begin to flourish out in all its glory, filling out nicely in all the right place in the process. 


Usually coming to the end of the 'No Shave November' month many gents rather like their new furry faces, so much so that they have lost the desire to revert back into the previously stereotypical 'clean shaved' complexion appearance they once had.

I feel NSN works as a great platform for men to grow out and adapt to sporting a fuzzy face, and encourage every man who has done so to continue on in their beard growing journey long after November passes us by. Just think of it like this, if your facial hair can look that good in just one month, how will it look in let's say 6 months? Oh the possibilities! 

So, that wraps up this week's blog content here at 'The Beard Struggle', as always we urge you all to leave us any beard related questions, comments or feedback in the comments section you'll find provided below.

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

Fran O'Reilly
Fran O'Reilly


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