Remember my beard experiment? Well, it’s over now…
I thought that I would be very uncomfortable with facial hair, but I didn’t mind it at all. My level of comfort remained the same throughout the entire experiment and the goal of removing myself from my comfort zone never happened.
Here are some photos of me during different stages of my beard…
This was about seven days into the experiment with just a slight five o’clock shadow
A few days later, that shadow grew into this and I felt like I looked 10 years older.
Then this happened and I was debating on whether I wanted to keep it at this length, or go full Rick Ross/ Rick Rubin.
At this point, my facial hair was growing so quickly that it required regular maintenance and pruning. I used beard pomade, beard oil, trimmers, combs and other beard-scaping tools. All of this was consuming too much of my life, so I ended the experiment and went clean shaven again.
So now I’m back to no facial hair. When I learn how to have facial hair with minimal grooming, the beard might make a reappearance, but for now it’s gone. Too much maintenance required!
And that’s the story of my weird beard.