What I Wish I Knew Before Growing a Beard

hey what's going on today i want to share with you guys three things that I wish I had known back before I ever started growing a beard I'm 24 years old right now and I've been growing a beard for about 10 or so years during that time I've learned a lot about what you can can't shouldn't and should do when it comes to growing a beard and I thought I'd go back in time and tell myself three things that I wish I had known before I ever started out growing any facial hair.

Some guys wait for a certain month to grow a beard. I’ve chosen to never keep manliness waiting.

not all gonna grow evenly

the first thing I wish I'd known was that it's not all gonna grow evenly that's just the truth sometimes you're gonna find that you're gonna grow things that are in the mustache area first maybe the goatee maybe the cheeks maybe just the neck point is what you see is not what you're gonna get what your beard looks like five years from now is not gonna be what it looks like ten years from now or 20 years from now look at guys like Gregg Brzezinski he didn't get the beard that he has right now until he was in his 40s or 50s personally I didn't get the beard that you see now until I was in my early to mid 20s when I was 14 15 16 really all I was getting back then was the cheeks the goatee and just a smattering of the mustache nothing connected and eventually it did so keep that in mind for yourself maybe what you're growing right now is not what you're ultimately going to get so be patient with it.

the beginning is gonna be rough

second thing I wish I knew back then is at the beginning is gonna be rough it's gonna test you especially within that first month a lot of guys sacrifice their beards only 30 days in they don't even get to that 30 day mark sometimes because what we see during that time is what we called the awkward face it not only doesn't look great it doesn't feel great it can be itchy it can be sore and it can just feel like you want to rip your face off sometimes but that's where care comes in that's where things like beard oil and balm are gonna be your best friend because it's gonna soothe those hairs as they're breaking through your skin and growing out into that big old beard my challenge to the earlier version of myself would be give yourself that 30 days don't just go to two weeks and say screw it I don't want to have this anymore I just want the big beard and this is taking too long this is itchy I hate this let's get rid of it be patient with it I know it sucks right now but it gets better if you start taking good care of your beard right away you're gonna notice that awkward phase and so awkward it may look a little weird but it's not gonna feel so bad all right.

the big gigantic beard

third and final thing I wish I had known back then and this really even applies to right now is that you don't have to go for that big gigantic massive dense beard I know what you're doing you're looking on the internet and you're seeing all these guys these big massive gnarlybeard's and you go that's the only one I want that's the only thing I can get and that is the only thing I'm going to set my sights on when in reality I'm gonna come out and say it I think the majority of people on planet earth cannot grow that type of beard you know the big massive one I think the majority of us here grow what we call patchy beards maybe some of us don't grow beards at all point is the big gigantic beard isn't for everyone so do yourself a favor and do some research figure out what else is out there there are tons of different facial hair styles that you can pick you don't just have to go for that massive one you can go for just the mustache just the goatee call that a Van Dyke maybe you connect everything circle beard maybe you're doing I'm doing these days shaving down the cheeks even though you can grow them you find that this is what really suits you at the end of the day it's what makes you feel confident about yourself I don't want you to set unattainable goals and I don't want you to set unrealistic goals so be smart be realistic and be careful and I mean that in the most basic way care for your beard as you're growing it out so just because you're not rolling a big massive beard doesn't mean you shouldn't take care of it just like you would if it was massive treat your beard as a world-champion beard because it's attached to a world-champion guy.

okay that's all I've got for you this week guys so that is what I would tell myself if I could go back in time and visit myself and say these are three things that you should know before you go on and grow a beard.

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