Nearly 3 years ago the beard was born, and I decided to let the beard grow. You may have read the many reasons why I decided to originally grow the beard in my first blog, so…. The blog begins.
What else has happened within the last 3 years? Where do I begin, there are many things from multiple holidays to the obvious birthdays and massively the big shave. Although the big shave is not the most ideal situation, it is a very proud moment for me. I’m very happy to have raised over £600 for the make a wish foundation , to bring happiness to someone! Just over 2 years ago my girlfriend and I got together for our first date, and up until the big shave she had never seen me without a big bushy beard. This made my big shave ever so daunting and nerve-racking for me! But she was very calm and supportive. To be truthful she was the one to support me and push me into starting this blog and promoting my beardiful adventures. (That’s enough soppy for now)
Throughout this time I also have undergone jaw surgery to align my teeth correctly. This was a wierd and crazy experience that has gone extremely well. My teeth feel alot better in their alignment. But the surgery did take it’s toll, with my body losing energy for over 6 weeks after. I won’t bore you with all details but the most perculiar part was going on a full liquid diet whilst the nerves we’re repairing.
Although the past few years have been crazy I have not spent it without the beard, whether that be frozen up a ski slope or absorbing vitamin D on a beach. The beard will have many more happy adventures.
Hello everyone! I have not posted a blog for almost 2 months now, which has made me quite sad. Unfortunately whilst the beard has been shorter, I have been waiting some good growth before writing my latest blog.
Well, what has the beard been doing to grow, I hear you all ask? Being summer I have made full advantage of the sun and tried to get as much vitamin D as possible! I have recently returned back From an extremely hot Rhodes, where the beard was tanning, relaxing and soaking up that lovely sun for most off each day!
Healthy living was unfortunately out the window, which definitely didn’t help my beard get the nutrition for growth and care but I was on holiday. 😁😎 As I am sure everyone is now doing, it’s back to the diet and trying to get to the gym. (Pass me the glass of motivation, I can do this!)
Okay so is there anything new with the beard? Honestly, no! To be honest, I have used less beard oil and beard shampoo giving it a much rougher look over the holiday, but it definitely is in need of some good TLC now. All I can report is it has been rather strange and different letting the beard grow with no trimming since the big shave! It can appear a bit haywire from time to time!
So what are my beard plans as we approach autumn?
I am still planning to get the beard longer, I am not aiming for as long as it once achieved, but slightly more than currently sitting on my face. Once the beard is longer, I will look to groom it thoroughly to achieve the best look, via shaving and care treatments.
Please read my next blog which will be a lot sooner!
Have a beardiful day everyone!
So as the title says, a month has passed since the big shave. Unfortunately I haven’t written a blog recently as having no beard, felt rather unnatural. But the beard is back in full growth mode and on the return. I want to thank everyone who donated to my make a wish fundraising from last month to shave off the beard and support a wonderful cause.
So as you will have seen, the beard is back! Woo finally! ( I heard you all cheer in excitement!)
I am very keen to see how quickly the beard, will grow this time around and to see the progress I will make. I can definitely say it has been different and I have not felt myself without the beard and seeing more of my clean shaven face. ( I hadn’t seen in over 2 years!) 😮😱
So as I’m in full beard update mode, il inform you that I am in the irritating itchy stage! I don’t recall the itchy being this annoying, but don’t worry this will not bother me. 👍 It is irritating but I am sure it will pass in a few days or even a week.
Now the hair is finally back in the face from this week I will be looking at different beard oils and which ones to buy. If I find any really good ones, I’m sure I will recommend them.
It is definitely onwards and upwards for the beard growth 😁
So how is life without the beard, is a common question I get asked. Do I prefer having a beard? Do I like being clean shaven? Wow you look so young! Wow I can see your face. “You look about 12!” The list goes on for the many comments I have had in the past 2 weeks. The change obviously has effected more people than just me.
Being shaved was definitely something I wasn’t prepared for. Yes I raised the charity alot of money, but I believe I focused my attention on raising money rather than losing my beloved beard. As soon as the beard was off, it felt as if I had parted ways with my best friend. It was sad to feel my chin rather than a handful of hair. 😫
I catch myself still double taking in the mirror expecting to see the beard staring back at me. Even friends and colleagues are still double taking, checking if it me before engaging into a conversation with me.
Slowly I have bern getting used to my face shape again. My beard, was hiding the whole bottom half of my face, so much so I nearly forgot where my own chin was! 😂 Then again it maybe me getting excited that the stubble has started to grow, which means only one thing…the beard is on it way back!
Overall i am very proud to have raised so much money for the ‘make a wish’ charity. I’m very grateful to anyone who has supported the beard shave, but now my attention has changed all to the growth of the beard!