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  1.  (9849.101)
    @gov:
    Heavy-duty kitchen scissors, a mirror, swearing.

    I've an odd problem (and I'll be interested to hear if any of you lads have the same) - my beard grows asymmetrically. The 'grain' of the bristles points to the right. I'm pretty sure this is due to me being right-handed & less-than-detailed grooming instruction from my dad. Result - if I don't trim at least once a month, I have this right-handed sprouting happen!
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2011 edited
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    I switch between DIY and professional after each encounter with the other. Nervous about making a mess myself but know how I want it; whereas the professional will (usually) do a decent job but never quite trim it how I want it. The obvious answer is for me to become a professional but, unless Whitechapel volunteers for me to experiment/train on, that ain't likely.

    I received one of those beard trimmers last xmas but know I'll end up clean-shaven if I let rip with it. Just need to get my loins girded and practise practise practise, I guess. There should definitely be college or night school courses offered for it.

    Edit @ Cat Vincent: You're not alone. The left side of mine curves/curls to follow to shape of my jaw & chin but the right side goes to the left, too, which ends up making me look permanently windswept. However, I've found that the longer you let it grow, the weight seems to keep it better under control and straighter. Or just so bloody bulky I can't see its partisan swirl.
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    There should definitely be college or night school courses offered for it.


    Right? I wish I was a member of some sort of 1800's gentleman's club that had beard grooming instructors or something, and we all sat around smoking pipes and drinking scotch and discussing our trips into the African jungles, guffawing at society and stuff like that.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2011 edited
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    @ government spy: if that were the case, we'd have "our men" to trim, wax and generally maintain our whiskers. And if they messed the bugger up, we'd thrash them to within an inch of their bally lives. Baaah!
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      CommentAuthorDenari
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2011
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    Just because I'm insanely bored today.
    Denari_Shaves
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    @gov spy
    wash and apply dressing/pomade as normal then slide in a 5 inch pick comb so I a straight and semi level cutting guide and trim with the barber shears that I keep padlocked shut.
    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2011
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    Hot diggety damn, gentlemen. As a lady person I feel like I'm enjoying this thread far too much.

    Anyone for some beard inspiration?
    http://beardrevue.com/
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2011
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    Badbear, it's us ladies enjoying this thread far too much which has kept this going so long.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2011
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    @ badbear:

    From The Beard Revue - this is freakin brill.

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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2011
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    @govspy: I always take matters into my own hands, using a pair of small kitchen scissors. Once you get the hang of it, it's really no problem, takes about twenty minutes :)
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    I trim once a week. I give it a once-over with clippers, shave the cheeks and neck with a safety razor, and then go at it with scissors. It also takes me about half an hour, which is why I only do it once a week.

    Also, definitely shampoo. My facerug deserves the best.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2011
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    I tend to my face garden with scissors and a trimmer. Maybe once every two weeks?
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    Oh shit, I just found this...

    http://www.houstonfacialhairclub.com/ the local chapter of Beard Team USA
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      CommentAuthorinfomancer
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2011
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    Is this thread still...? I mean... wow.

    Trimming: Mirror, small scissors, and a healthy realization of when it's "good enough" before madness sets in.
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      CommentAuthorAmpersand
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2011 edited
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    I am disappoint. Other than @Denari, the photos have tapered off! MOAR! ;)
    Edited to add to @Denari that I am a huge fan of that photo. Be bored more often =)
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2011
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    this is my most recent one
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    Pictures, eh?

    Here is me dressed as Alfred Lord Tennyson, sharing a secret handshake with Arthur Henry Hallam.


    And I'm not sure this one needs explanation.
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      CommentAuthorJ.Brennan
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2011 edited
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    I have given in! I can't not participate. On the topic of soap vs. shampoo I normally just use soap as I wash my face. For some reason shampooing never crossed my mind, but I gave it a try today. Results: softer than normal. I quite like.

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      CommentAuthorPaprika
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2011
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    I don't use soap or shampoo on my beard. I'm a man. If you want to see me topless you at least buy me a pint and a bag of peanuts.

    Beard rage
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      CommentAuthorDenari
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2011 edited
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    I use soap and shampoo on my goatee. You can see me naked anytime (anytime I'm bored or feeling brave anyway).

    : P

    I will say it looks like I photoshopped the razor in after. I didn't.

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