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 ====== The Struggles of Growing a Full Beard, and How to Overcome Them ====== ====== The Struggles of Growing a Full Beard, and How to Overcome Them ======
 Growing a beard for most men can be somewhat of a struggle. With patchiness, peer pressure to shave, or simply not accepting one's beard for what it is, a man growing out a beard has a lot of reasons to stop growing one. Growing a beard for most men can be somewhat of a struggle. With patchiness, peer pressure to shave, or simply not accepting one's beard for what it is, a man growing out a beard has a lot of reasons to stop growing one.
  
 In this article, I'll lay out some of the problems and struggles that go with growing a beard and some tips on how to get through them. Some of these struggles could also be considered //foundations// to growing out a beard. In this article, I'll lay out some of the problems and struggles that go with growing a beard and some tips on how to get through them. Some of these struggles could also be considered //foundations// to growing out a beard.
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 +If you're yet to grow out your beard due to things like patchiness or indecision, keep reading. Things may not be as bleak as they seem.
 ===== Time and Patience ===== ===== Time and Patience =====
 Growing out a beard takes more time than the average person realizes. Sure, there are those that are truly blessed and can grow a full, thick mane in just a couple of months. But we need to remember that this is not the norm, it's the exception. Growing out a beard takes more time than the average person realizes. Sure, there are those that are truly blessed and can grow a full, thick mane in just a couple of months. But we need to remember that this is not the norm, it's the exception.
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 For guys with blessed growth, it may take only about two to four weeks before shaping becomes feasible. For guys that need a little more of a push, it could take about two months. For guys with blessed growth, it may take only about two to four weeks before shaping becomes feasible. For guys that need a little more of a push, it could take about two months.
  
-So instead of shaping the entire beard, the [[:beard-shape#neck-line|neck line]] can be carved earlier than the cheek line (if you're doing a [[:beard-shape#cheek-line|cheek line]] at all), as there's an easy rule of thumb for it: 1-2 finger-widths above your adam's apple, while the beard is still somewhat short. As it starts growing down with length, you can abandon lining it up and let the additional neck growth fill in the bottom of your beard.+So instead of shaping the entire beard, the [[:beard-styles#neck-line|neck line]] can be carved earlier than the cheek line (if you're doing a [[:beard-styles#cheek-line|cheek line]] at all), as there's an easy rule of thumb for it: 1-2 finger-widths above your adam's apple, while the beard is still somewhat short. As it starts growing down with length, you can abandon lining it up and let the additional neck growth fill in the bottom of your beard.
  
 With a carved neck line, growing your beard looks more intentional and you'll get fewer "forget to shave?" comments. With a carved neck line, growing your beard looks more intentional and you'll get fewer "forget to shave?" comments.
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 Itching should be a rare problem at any stage of a beard's growth. Just remember to keep it moisturized. Itching should be a rare problem at any stage of a beard's growth. Just remember to keep it moisturized.
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 +===== Conclusion =====
 +At the end of the day, growing a beard requires making a decision and sticking with it.
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 +If you want to grow a beard but are constantly trimming or impulsively shaving, you're not going to grow the beard you've been aiming for. Don't let excuses like itching get in your way when there are solutions to them.
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 +There are going to be a few small struggles, but in the end it's worth it when you look in the mirror one day and suddenly think "wow." And all it really takes is time and a little maintenance along with your daily hygiene routine.
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