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Speaking of beards...
Posted by: Buzz
Date: February 20, 2022 05:00PM
Rolando's thread on the other side re: Biden w/ a beard?



...prompted this beard thought: How do you keep your beard moisturized for an entire day? Mrs. Buzz went on a road trip to Tahoe in October, and suggested I grow a full beard for the first time in about 30 years. So now I've got about a four month beard that needs to be moisturized four times a day. Beard products only last a few hours, then it's begging for another application. Goal is to give the beard another couple of months growth, but I'm already an honorary member of ZZTop, w/ a bit of Ted Kaczynski thrown in. I've never let it get this long in decades, and now I'm realizing why. The occasional two months stint has been about it. Anybody got any all-day product tips that'll tame the mandible mane?
Thanks.
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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 20, 2022 05:03PM
Never heard about moisturizing a beard. I learn something new every day.

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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: MikeF
Date: February 20, 2022 05:59PM
I've had a medium beard for 45 years and never even once thought about moisturizing it.
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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 20, 2022 06:11PM
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MikeF
I've had a medium beard for 45 years and never even once thought about moisturizing it.

ve also have never heard of beard moisturizer or considered it. feels fine?

mine looks similar to the biden beard, even if let it grow for months... never gets more than an inch tho... I'm not a fan of big bro beards myself, but since I don't have to worry about it... meh.





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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: RgrF
Date: February 20, 2022 06:22PM
My beard's been with me for 50 years and although it did resist colorization has yet to request moisturization.
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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: February 20, 2022 06:27PM
I use hair conditioner in the shower. Then apply some Cremo moisturizer after towel dry. Woman who cuts my hair suggested putting conditioner in before bed and leaving it in.
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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 20, 2022 06:28PM
....if someone is gay and needs a beard....that is ok....whatever he/she is comfortable with.....



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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: February 20, 2022 06:43PM
Do not moisturize. Your interventions may be why your skin hasn't acclimated to it yet (usually takes about 2 weeks for the itching from a new beard to fade away completely).

Condition it in the shower when you condition the hair on top.

Do not sleep with conditioner left in.







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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: Rolando
Date: February 20, 2022 06:47PM
I've been keeping a short beard for about 10 years now. I will use moisturizer on occasion. I've used beard oil on occasion as well.



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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 20, 2022 08:40PM
Informative thread. My first retirement hobby has been growing a beard, never had one before, and am still not sure about it.



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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: Don C
Date: February 20, 2022 10:01PM
Never could grow one. Too many gaps.
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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: Buzz
Date: February 20, 2022 10:14PM
Have had a 'stache forever, and periodically add the goatee to the mix. Every couple of years have done the beard thing for a few weeks, but never let it get long enough that the regular shampoo and creme rinse wasn't sufficient. Now that it's almost four months into the grand experiment, it's too tough to manage without serious extracurricular help. Beard butter, balm, oil, creme, etc., are all turning out to be very short term solutions.... despite what the "beard guy" sites say.

Doc, no problem w/ the skin underneath, but the beard hair is definitely a beast of its own compared to the head hair. Maybe a change of venue might help? We're getting Island Fever.... this pandemic thing has kept us away from Hawaii for the longest time since we've been married; last trip was Dec '19 to Kauai, right before Covid took hold. The thought of flying is still too daunting, but keep thinking the island mist might keep the beard hydrated, and controllable. Tough call, but in the meantime, there's gotta be something on the Mainland that won't dry out. Valvoline? LiquiMoly? STP? Marvel Mystery Oil?
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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: RgrF
Date: February 20, 2022 10:57PM
Extra Virgin Olive Oil?
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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: February 20, 2022 11:23PM
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Buzz
Doc, no problem w/ the skin underneath, but the beard hair is definitely a beast of its own compared to the head hair.

Have you tried conditioning it in the shower and then brushing/combing it when you leave the shower?

...Why do you think the beard needs hydrating?



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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: davemchine
Date: February 21, 2022 01:24AM
I’ve had my beard for 22 years. My children have never seen me without a beard and I think they would freak out if they did. This is the first year I’ve had some trouble with my beard feeling coarse. Normally all I do is shampoo my beard but this year I started putting on beard oil a few times a week and now my beard is no longer coarse. Not sure if it was the oil or just a temporary problem. The oil does make it look nice.



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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: Michael
Date: February 21, 2022 05:59AM
Sounds like lots of us are bearded. Mine's 45 years old and I don't do anything except cut it when it gets unwieldy. My wife likes it because she thinks it makes me look her age since my beard is largely white. But my hair has virtually no gray at 68 years old. Every time I mention cutting it my dear wife comments that I'd then look 50 and she'd look like a cougar. I think not but I defer to her concerns.
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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 21, 2022 09:34AM
My beard gave me serious problems with my cat allergy. Because my daughter's kitten decided I was another cat, and would happily groom my face. And then the cat allergy would kick in and I'd get all itchy and wheezy.

I'm also unable to grow a decent beard after two events... the first beard in college succumbed to a flaming shot (burning beards HURT), and the second beard succumbed to second and third degree burns after a car radiator erupted in my face.

Any beard I grow now makes me look like a grumpy street dude... patchy and grey and irritable.
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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: wave rider
Date: February 21, 2022 09:43AM
No beard currently, shaving to give my N95s a good seal.

I miss the beard, it was a great comfort in cold weather.



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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: Acer
Date: February 21, 2022 12:23PM
When it gets long enough that it needs specific care, that's my cue it's time to cut it short again. I keep mine at Biden levels.
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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: Buzz
Date: February 21, 2022 12:57PM
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Tiangou
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Buzz
Doc, no problem w/ the skin underneath, but the beard hair is definitely a beast of its own compared to the head hair.

Have you tried conditioning it in the shower and then brushing/combing it when you leave the shower?

...Why do you think the beard needs hydrating?

Shower conditioning is definitely a must. Then some sort beard butter/creme after the beard has a few minutes of drying time. I have a pretty good assortment of brushes & combs to aid in grooming, but as noted, a couple of hours later the beard is begging for more hydration. The right side is better behaved than the left, because I can only sleep on my left side, or back (~70% back).

I've been throwing various moisturizing oils/butters at it during the day to try to tame it, but still only temporary relief (jojoba, cocoa, coconut, argan, etc.). I did try gluing it in place a couple of times with my head hair mousse, which sorta worked, but washing it out and/or making mid-day adjustments was troublesome, and then left it in greater-than-usual need of proper hydration. ~Thirty years ago, which was the last time I let the beard get anywhere near this fluffy (but I kept it trimmed), it didn't require much maintenance, but that was in my early 40's, vs. not 40's now, and I'm guessing one's body chemistry may have changed.

mcdave- That.... for two hours at a time.

Michael- If somehow mine makes it til the end of '22, I'm thinking of dyeing it white for its last hurrah.

belty- Some people have all the fun and excitement. All I've got is a spot (smaller than a dime) in my lower left sideburn where some sort of weird growth was removed three times, and the third time was the charm.... no more growth, but no more hair growth there either. I'm saving my '65 Mustang radiator stories for another time; no facial hair involved.
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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: Ammo
Date: February 21, 2022 01:44PM
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wave rider
No beard currently, shaving to give my N95s a good seal.

I miss the beard, it was a great comfort in cold weather.

I cut off my beard for the same reason, but kept my mustache.



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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: wave rider
Date: February 21, 2022 02:50PM
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Ammo
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wave rider
No beard currently, shaving to give my N95s a good seal.

I miss the beard, it was a great comfort in cold weather.

I cut off my beard for the same reason, but kept my mustache.

I kept the soul patch as well as the mustache, just because…



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Re: Speaking of beards...
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: February 21, 2022 03:25PM

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