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« Reply #180 on: November 23, 2014, 04:55:50 PM »

What's the point of beard oil? Keeping one's beard in shape?

My beard tends to get a little wild after growing for some months so I'd ve grateful of any tips how I could avoid turning into a hobo.
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« Reply #181 on: November 23, 2014, 05:28:57 PM »

What's the point of beard oil? Keeping one's beard in shape?

My beard tends to get a little wild after growing for some months so I'd ve grateful of any tips how I could avoid turning into a hobo.

Easiest solution, shave :-P
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« Reply #182 on: November 23, 2014, 06:08:13 PM »

What's the point of beard oil? Keeping one's beard in shape?

My beard tends to get a little wild after growing for some months so I'd ve grateful of any tips how I could avoid turning into a hobo.

Easiest solution, shave :-P

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« Reply #183 on: November 23, 2014, 06:16:08 PM »

What's the point of beard oil? Keeping one's beard in shape?

My beard tends to get a little wild after growing for some months so I'd ve grateful of any tips how I could avoid turning into a hobo.

Easiest solution, shave :-P

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My husband must trim his curly shaggy beard regularly as it tends to catch food and tangles easily. He trims it down to one inch on the sides and longer elsewhere.
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« Reply #184 on: November 23, 2014, 11:39:55 PM »

What's the point of beard oil? Keeping one's beard in shape?


That's an immediate effect.  It conditions the hair and the skin.
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« Reply #185 on: November 24, 2014, 01:49:00 AM »

What's the point of beard oil? Keeping one's beard in shape?


That's an immediate effect.  It conditions the hair and the skin.

Thanks. I didn't even know that beard care products exist. Maybe I should try some before attempting desperate meausures like scissors.
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« Reply #186 on: November 24, 2014, 01:31:51 PM »

What's the point of beard oil? Keeping one's beard in shape?


That's an immediate effect.  It conditions the hair and the skin.

Thanks. I didn't even know that beard care products exist. Maybe I should try some before attempting desperate meausures like scissors.

I'm thinking of making my own and see which essential oils I like best.  Here's an article with recipes:
http://www.artofmanliness.com/2014/09/09/diy-beard-oil/
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« Reply #187 on: November 24, 2014, 03:37:34 PM »

What's the point of beard oil? Keeping one's beard in shape?


That's an immediate effect.  It conditions the hair and the skin.

Thanks. I didn't even know that beard care products exist. Maybe I should try some before attempting desperate meausures like scissors.

I'm thinking of making my own and see which essential oils I like best.  Here's an article with recipes:
http://www.artofmanliness.com/2014/09/09/diy-beard-oil/

Sounds fairly nice idea. Please tell how it goes.

I did some googling and I didn't found any store that would sell beard oils in Finland. I might have to visit Stockholm to get some. A bit troublesome but what wouldn't a man do for his beard.
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« Reply #188 on: November 24, 2014, 03:38:54 PM »

What's the point of beard oil? Keeping one's beard in shape?


That's an immediate effect.  It conditions the hair and the skin.

Thanks. I didn't even know that beard care products exist. Maybe I should try some before attempting desperate meausures like scissors.

I'm thinking of making my own and see which essential oils I like best.  Here's an article with recipes:
http://www.artofmanliness.com/2014/09/09/diy-beard-oil/

Sounds fairly nice idea. Please tell how it goes.

I did some googling and I didn't found any store that would sell beard oils in Finland. I might have to visit Stockholm to get some. A bit troublesome but what wouldn't a man do for his beard.
For real.  Are beards fashionable in Finland?
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« Reply #189 on: November 24, 2014, 03:53:53 PM »

What's the point of beard oil? Keeping one's beard in shape?


That's an immediate effect.  It conditions the hair and the skin.

Thanks. I didn't even know that beard care products exist. Maybe I should try some before attempting desperate meausures like scissors.

I'm thinking of making my own and see which essential oils I like best.  Here's an article with recipes:
http://www.artofmanliness.com/2014/09/09/diy-beard-oil/

Sounds fairly nice idea. Please tell how it goes.

I did some googling and I didn't found any store that would sell beard oils in Finland. I might have to visit Stockholm to get some. A bit troublesome but what wouldn't a man do for his beard.
For real.  Are beards fashionable in Finland?

We have our hipsters too. Added with metalheads.
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« Reply #190 on: November 24, 2014, 03:55:23 PM »

I mean normal non-hipsters.  Any of your politicians have beards?
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« Reply #191 on: November 24, 2014, 03:57:28 PM »

i have a colleague at work who was clean shaven 2 months ago,
but now has a beard big enough to delight the most orthodox of priests.
i am trying not to call him 'grandad'...
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« Reply #192 on: November 24, 2014, 03:57:53 PM »

We have our hipsters too. Added with metalheads.

Are beards and long hair considered counter-cultural or semi-rebellious there? Or do most people not much care either way?
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« Reply #193 on: November 24, 2014, 04:01:08 PM »

I mean normal non-hipsters.  Any of your politicians have beards?

This guy used to be one of the MPs. police



We have our hipsters too. Added with metalheads.

Are beards and long hair considered counter-cultural or semi-rebellious there? Or do most people not much care either way?

I don't thinks so. Not anymore at least. Metal went mainstream few years ago so I guess people have gotten used to see long-haired men. At least I spotted more long-haired men in Finland than in elsewhere I've visited.
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« Reply #194 on: November 24, 2014, 04:03:40 PM »

I mean normal non-hipsters.  Any of your politicians have beards?

This guy used to be one of the MPs. police



I wouldn't even care about his platform; he'd have my vote.
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« Reply #195 on: November 24, 2014, 04:09:57 PM »

fantastic beard!

but why do people who are not orthodox and not hippies grow beards?
i don't think it is just to make me happy (there are plenty of other people in the world) and i am genuinely curious.
my colleague won't explain his new beard, and i am too polite to insist he explains it!

also why do so many women hate beards?
is it because of bad experiences?
(as obviously everyone must be born to love them, as i do!)
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is it me who is strange and the world which is normal?
(surely not...)
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« Reply #196 on: November 24, 2014, 04:14:51 PM »

There are still many workplaces that are very conservative and demand clean shaven me employees.  No word on bearded ladies.
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« Reply #197 on: November 24, 2014, 04:17:12 PM »

IIRC the clean-shaven ideal is pretty recent and was born after World Wars. Before that beards were more common.  I keep a beard cause I look weird without. I'd actually prefer to be clean-shaven but but I look better with a beard.

Of course it could be related to genes too. Our national epic contains lots of facial hair.

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« Reply #198 on: November 24, 2014, 04:21:47 PM »

Yeah you're right.  Post WWII, the clean shaven look became standard in the west.

I really like that picture.
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« Reply #199 on: November 24, 2014, 04:26:50 PM »

I really like that picture.

Google for Akseli Gallen-Kallela if you want to see more.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akseli_Gallen-Kallela
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« Reply #200 on: November 24, 2014, 04:27:20 PM »

fantastic beard!

but why do people who are not orthodox and not hippies grow beards?
i don't think it is just to make me happy (there are plenty of other people in the world) and i am genuinely curious.
my colleague won't explain his new beard, and i am too polite to insist he explains it!

also why do so many women hate beards?
is it because of bad experiences?
(as obviously everyone must be born to love them, as i do!)
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I grew my beard for the simple reason that I got fed up shaving every morning.

A good side effect is that it makes me look older - without it I used to have a baby-face. Back in my late 20's, married and with a mortgage, someone rang the doorbell and asked me if they he could speak to the houseowner. When I said it was me, he said I looked too young to be a houseowner. I work in construction, so walking round building sites with a baby-face was no way to get any respect. I never had any problems at work, but then the CEO of the company had a beard so I was on pretty safe ground.

Most people, including Mrs eddybear, like my beard. One exception is my mum, who doesn't like the fact it makes me look grown-up - even though I'm now 43!
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« Reply #201 on: November 24, 2014, 05:07:42 PM »

thanks for the info  Smiley
as for your mum, you're making her feel old!
try telling her you feel like she's yr sister, so you're trying to look like you're 50, just like her!
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