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Muncher

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10,367 posts

154 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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I'm at that point in my life where I've got no "job" as such so don't really bother shaving until it gets to a length where it starts to annoy me, or when people start to confuse me for a tramp...

However it's getting really itchy now and I'm wondering if it's just a stage or whether it will pass at one point and just feel normal? My Dad has had a beard for about 30 years and it obviously doesn't seem to bother him.

I'm only going it "just because I can" for a while, it's not a permanent thing tongue out

T_Pot

2,542 posts

102 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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wash it, you have small animals in there.....


or it could be, the hair is now curling ad actually touching your skin ??

mybrainhurts

84,145 posts

160 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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Had a full beard for several years....

Never itched...

You must be cultivating something...

sleep envy

62,230 posts

154 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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I like the itchy phase, takes a week to get there though

tribbles

3,306 posts

127 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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I tried a beard for a bit - although it looked more like clumps of hair strategically placed together for protection.

I remember it did itch for a while, but then I got used to it.

(It did take one of my colleagues 6 hours to realise I'd shaved it off when I did though).
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biglepton

5,042 posts

106 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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They itch to remind you that if you continue growing a beard you will eventually end up buying a Volvo estate <shudders>

Famous Graham

26,553 posts

130 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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Wash and moisturise. It'll stop after a week or two.




What?

Nothing wrong with moisturiser.

Stop looking at me like that.

Heathens..

moleamol

15,658 posts

168 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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They don't if you wash.

whitechief

4,244 posts

100 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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I had the misfortune of spending two weeks in Colchester General a couple of years ago and decided I would grow a beard. After about 7 days I had a sort of patchy beard that itched like mad, it had to go, much to the relief of the other half and so ended my experiments with growing beards.

lance1a

1,333 posts

103 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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With a name like 'Muncher', I would be wary of asking such a loaded question! It doesn't look like you have just consumed a glazed donut does it?

Muncher

Original Poster:

10,367 posts

154 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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I guess I've had about 10 days worth of growth so far. Just put some moisturiser on which seems to have helped a bit.

Jimbeaux

28,985 posts

136 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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It is nature's way of telling you to shave the damn thing off unless you are going to sea or climbing mountains as, otherwise, only overly pretentious academia-types or perverts wear them nowadays. I actually don't believe any of that but just wanted to broadstroke a stereotype up side everyone's head....because it is still Monday here and I am lashing out to your Tuesday. biggrin

Edited by Jimbeaux on Tuesday 22 January 03:56

Silent1

19,428 posts

140 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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Occasionally i try and grow a beard but it gets to that itchy stage and then i start getting spots underneath it, so i get pissed off and shave it off, trashing a razor in the process.

qube_TA

8,146 posts

150 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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They itch because they're wrong.


Ail Puant

271 posts

101 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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Next time you shower and wash your hair, use conditioner on your beard.
Should stop itching after a week or so anyway.

ASBO

25,486 posts

119 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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'designer stubble' is the way forward. A full on beard will make you look like a hobo.

Silent1

19,428 posts

140 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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ASBO said:
'designer stubble' is the way forward. A full on beard will make you look like a hobo.
You say it like it's a bad thing confused

Adenauer

15,932 posts

141 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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lance1a said:
With a name like 'Muncher', I would be wary of asking such a loaded question! It doesn't look like you have just consumed a glazed donut does it?
yuck

Muncher

Original Poster:

10,367 posts

154 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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ASBO said:
'designer stubble' is the way forward. A full on beard will make you look like a hobo.
I have designer stubble most of the time, just figured I'd try looking like a hobo for a while tongue out

Mr Whippy

20,600 posts

146 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
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lance1a said:
With a name like 'Muncher', I would be wary of asking such a loaded question! It doesn't look like you have just consumed a glazed donut does it?
rofl