Monday, August 3, 2009

To Keep or Not to Keep

"Yes, I will remove it" I respond with no passion

For the 4th time the past week I've told my mum those words whenever she see me and brings up the topic on my beard and how horrible it makes me look which got me wondering

Is facial hair on guys that bad?

As a teenager, I used to admire the older guys' beards because the looked really so cool and made them look wise. The admiration was so great to such an extent once at school with a couple of friends raided the chemistry lab in quest of sliver nitrate which brought promise of a mushrooming beard when applied only once.

To date am not sure who brought such a crazy idea but all I can say was it never did work and no one got even a single strand of academic fiber. It might have probably been we followed the instructions wrongly but a few years later it turned out the timing was wrong and we were not yet of a worthy age for the fibers.

Now, I have a couple of my own fiber's, they just grow quickly and whenever I go to the barber, the lines are very discouraging and yet a brother is so tired from building the nation. I only worked my electric razor once but preferred if someone else did the job for me while I sat back relaxed comfortably on the chair.

Am certainly at loss on what to do. My wise mum says I'll get more points with the ladies If I spared some time to take care of them fiber's but am not yet the type to give in 30mins - an hour of shaving and I had my barber work on them about 5.5 weeks back.

I've hahad talk about doing what you want/love but what about what the people think/say?

So ladies how do you like dude's facial hair shaggy and wild, empty or neatly trimmed?


the emrys said...

dude its yo with it whatever you want man.

and socks...oh yeah

Robyn said...

loose the beard bro lol

Ugandan girl said...

it depends on the guy from my point of view...some are hot with wild beards, some just look homeless.. but if you were to meet the parents...definatly neat and tidy.

jny23 said...

I also used to admire my friends who had beards in high skool. I specifically wanted the Jesus like beard covering the whole face.
I now have a small goatee and moustache which when tampered with by the barber, i almost refuse to pay.

normzo said...

I remembet the silver nitrate thing-those days.

i have to remove the beard every week, and i have to go to the barber coz its easier that way..but i understand when u say, sometimes u just have to leave it grow- tho mine leads me to keep on tocuhing in my face, playing with it, which irritates some people, around me.

Mudamuli said...

I am used to guys without beards since my Dad never grew his but a few people look good with them so I don't know.

Anonymous said...

neatly trimmed thank you very much. i apprecaite rough only if it adds a raged thing to yo look but it usually doesnt; not for everyone anyway.
oh and ladies-emry's, robyn, jny, mudamuli,nromzo; it was nice getting yo comments on this.


Mckeith said...

Silver Nitrate actually worked for some of friends in secondary. (I already had traces of beards so I didnt apply it). Some got green beards, others orange and others got black ones.

nevender said...

Can one not grow their beard? Muda that's at you.

I like my short goatee.

nevender said...

Sorry...the question was meant for da ladies to bad..

Carsozy said...

Dude Gimme your beard am trying to adopt a Michael Ealy look. all am getting is the stubble under the chin.

Emi's said...

lol....Emrys this was not about my beard but thanks Robyn, I've an appointment with the barber this weekend

Ug girl, am send you my full beard pic and you comment, hopefully does not turn out I look like some homeless random person

Jny I know the feeling I do not like the barber touching mine too,, maybe moi should go for the goatee seams the in thing now

Normzo my barber demands for $15 each time I visit, I'd not keep appointments every week and it is cool to pass time and reflect while playing with the beards

Mudamuli, true most guys remove, they do say I look younger with mine off and yet am trying to sell myself off as mature but I donno if I get that look keeping them.

S.B, Thanks secretly this was to know what the girls go for em days, am going to experiment with both and see which one works out.

Mckeith, lol very true some of my mates got orange ones did not see the green but heard it sure happens -cool stuff.

Nev, Yes goatee again!

Carsozy, I'd not have thought of such a look, shame these things are not transferable -getting that look soon

lulu said...

hahaha i donno, i think i like them shaven and kinda grown so its rough to the

Sleek said...

dude, silver nitrate worked..only it brought green @ Jny

Anonymous said...

Silver Nitrate gave me green hairs,man...i hate.

Anonymous said...

I want to use silver nitrate to induce my beard to start growing immediately but will it work, and for how long should l leave it on my face, what method should l use to clear it off when am done?

Anonymous said...

Yo, for how long should let the silver nitrate stay on my face where the beards grow when l apply it? I heard it burns, when am done, should l was it off with water or a cotton material?