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misbehavinmisbehavin Registered User regular
edited March 2007 in Social Entropy++
I have had a very cleanly trimmed goatee for about 3 years now, with the rest of my facial hair always properly shaved.

However, I have been very sick with the flu for the past 2 weeks, and haven't shaved once in that time span. So, now I have an extremely unruly goatee, and a semi-thick beard over the rest of my face. And not those nice, doctor-looking beards that are shaved around the edges and well trimmed, but those nasty "hair is growing near my eyelids and down my chest!" kinda beards. It's kinda nasty.

I wanna go back to normal tonight, but I don't have an electric trimmer to shorten the hair before shaving, and if I just start shaving with the hair this long, many pieces are gonna rip out and i'll get nasty razor burn, which is worse than this irritating beard.

So.... what to do? Wax? Let it grow until it hits the floor?

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    edited February 2007
    Let it grow and join ZZ Top

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    mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    trim it down with scissors or man up and do quick shallow strokes with you razor, nicking off a little more each time

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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    goatees are dumb

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    DaySleeperDaySleeper regular
    edited February 2007
    mrpaku wrote: »
    trim it down with scissors or man up and do quick shallow strokes with you razor, nicking off a little more each time

    Shower as hot as you can stand right before you start shaving and make sure the blade is very wet.

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    mcpmcp Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    rip out the parts you don't want with your bare hands.

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    DaySleeperDaySleeper regular
    edited February 2007
    Weaver wrote: »
    goatees are dumb

    thank goodness doctor gordon weaver is here

    quick hand him a crowbar

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    misbehavinmisbehavin Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    mrpaku wrote: »
    trim it down with scissors or man up and do quick shallow strokes with you razor, nicking off a little more each time

    I thought about that, but the whole point of this is not to avoid pain... I can handle the pain. It's about not looking like a schlump, and if my face gets all razor-burny, it won't make me look any better than a massive beard.

    I'm looking for a way to avoid the razor-burn so I'll look all nice and sleek again.

    I like the trimming with scissors, though. That might work.

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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    man I shaved mine off over a year ago

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    CalliusCallius Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    yeah, dude, goatees generally make people look like douche-bags.

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    misbehavinmisbehavin Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Weaver wrote: »
    man I shaved mine off over a year ago

    Goatee's are awesome. The ladies love 'em. It tickles 'em. :wink:

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    DaySleeperDaySleeper regular
    edited February 2007
    misbehavin wrote: »
    mrpaku wrote: »
    trim it down with scissors or man up and do quick shallow strokes with you razor, nicking off a little more each time

    I thought about that, but the whole point of this is not to avoid pain... I can handle the pain. It's about not looking like a schlump, and if my face gets all razor-burny, it won't make me look any better than a massive beard.

    I'm looking for a way to avoid the razor-burn so I'll look all nice and sleek again.

    I like the trimming with scissors, though. That might work.

    Do it the way i suggested and use cold cold cold water to rinse your razor. I've shaved two full beards that way with little ill effect.

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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    misbehavin wrote: »
    Weaver wrote: »
    man I shaved mine off over a year ago

    Goatee's are awesome. The ladies love 'em. It tickles 'em. :wink:

    no it doesn't

    they are scratchy

    also having a goatee full of femenine secretions is no fun

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    misbehavinmisbehavin Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Callius wrote: »
    yeah, dude, goatees generally make people look like douche-bags.

    It makes SOME people look like douche-bags, I agree. It all depends on the person, the head, the haircut, etc. Everyone has a style that looks good on them, and it doesn't mean it will look good on others. Example: Brad Pitt looks good with tons of stubble on his face, but I look like a loser without a job if I go all stubbly.

    I have never had a negative word said about my goatee, and have had lots of compliments telling me it looks good with my face and haircut. So, until someone I care about tells me otherwise, it stays.

    Plus, it's fun to stroke it in times of intense thought!

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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Also goatees scream "Fix my computer."

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    AWIYAWIY Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Weaver wrote: »
    misbehavin wrote: »
    Weaver wrote: »
    man I shaved mine off over a year ago

    Goatee's are awesome. The ladies love 'em. It tickles 'em. :wink:

    no it doesn't

    they are scratchy

    also having a goatee full of femenine secretions is no fun

    perhaps for some

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    mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    i'm rocking a pretty solid beard right now

    i'm so proud that it looks like this after a week's growth, it's like i'm a real grown up now or something

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    EtchEtch Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I really thought that this would somehow involve ball shaving :(

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    mcpmcp Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    my old roommate had a goatee.

    one day he shaved it off.

    he looked 12.

    it was hilarious.

    he was upset that nobody said anything about it while he was at work. i told him that was because nobody knew who the fuck he was.

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    MathildaMathilda Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Etch wrote: »
    I really thought that this would somehow involve ball shaving

    Pretty much the first thing I thought.

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    HomelessHomeless Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    i have horrible teenager facial hair right now

    i never go anywhere so i don't really care too much about shaving though

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    misbehavinmisbehavin Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Etch wrote: »
    I really thought that this would somehow involve ball shaving :(

    It could always become about that.

    Be a leader... Take initiative!

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    bongibongi regular
    edited February 2007
    my problem is that i am so lazy and shaving takes like ten minutes

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    ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    mcp wrote: »
    my old roommate had a goatee.

    one day he shaved it off.

    he looked 12.

    it was hilarious.

    he was upset that nobody said anything about it while he was at work. i told him that was because nobody knew who the fuck he was.


    I wish I could offer the OP advice, but this pretty much sums up my problem in a way.

    When I grow facial hair I dont look older...I just look like a little kid with a moustache. (Note- Im 20 years old)
    It is enough that my friends don't recognize me because they think Im some kind of sideshow escapee :|

    "See the Amazing Mustache-ioed Boy!"

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    SamiSami Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Soak the can of shaving cream and the razor blade in hot water for 5 minutes

    Take a hot shower and wash your face

    Go slowly with short strokes and rinse off the blade after every stroke

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    mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Homeless wrote: »
    i have horrible teenager facial hair right now

    i never go anywhere so i don't really care too much about shaving though

    do you have those twelve hairs sticking out of your chin that you lovingly stroke sometimes

    my brother has that for months at a time and seriously i just want to hold him down and pull them all out one by one

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    DranoDrano __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2007
    the thing about goatees... the thing is...
    goatees.... :/

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    HomelessHomeless Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    i have more than 12 but it only grows under my chin

    and i have slightly less than the terrible stache that the greasy kids keep

    and fuzzy sideburns

    also neckfuzz

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    FramlingFramling FaceHead Geebs has bad ideas.Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    My dad had a moustache for about forty years, and a beard for nearly that long.

    A year or so ago, he shaved them both off.

    Then he grew them back, because he looked really weird without them.

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    mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    okay it takes all of fifteen seconds to clean that shit up homeless

    it's one of the few perks of being a teenager

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    DranoDrano __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2007
    misbehavin...
    what a weak username...

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    misbehavinmisbehavin Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Homeless wrote: »
    i have more than 12 but it only grows under my chin

    and i have slightly less than the terrible stache that the greasy kids keep

    and fuzzy sideburns

    also neckfuzz

    I have the opposite problem. My hair grows in every typical facial-hair spot quickly and thickly: My entire neck, my entire mouth and sideburns, and my cheeks all the way up to just below my eyes. So, if I don't stay on top of it (shave every day), it gets out of hand very fast, so you can imagine what 2 weeks of no shaving has done to my poor face. I look like those grizzled lumberjacks, only I'm a programmer, so I'm not nearly as strong or manly as they are.

    Man, when I was a kid, I would have killed to have facial hair like this. I used to go into the bathroom and desperately search my face for any hints of incoming facial hair. Now, I would kill to NOT have facial hair.

    Also, I shaved my goatee once, and I looked positively silly, even though I spent 20 years of my life without one and looked fine. Maybe I would have readjusted had I given it a decent chance, but it looked so odd after having one for 3 years that I just had to let it re-grow.

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    sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Booger CoveRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I have been shaving for 5+ years and have never used shaving cream.

    I always just shave right after a shower.

    Is it really that great with the cream?

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    misbehavinmisbehavin Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Drano wrote: »
    misbehavin...
    what a weak username...

    Well, atleast my username is based around a bad-ass Firefly captain from the distance future, rather than a viscous, poisonous liquid used to remove pubic hair and dried poop from public shower drains. Not to even mention that Liquid Plumber is far superior to Drano.

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    DranoDrano __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2007
    i like to think of it as a metaphor

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    CalliusCallius Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Is this thread about shaving nards?

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    bongibongi regular
    edited February 2007
    no it is not

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    misbehavinmisbehavin Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Drano wrote: »
    i like to think of it as a metaphor

    For what? Your lifeless, thankless existence that serves only to remove unwanted things from peoples lives, and then be discarded via blistering hot water into a dark abyss, never to be heard from or cared about again?

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    CalliusCallius Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    oh, okay then.

    carry on.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited February 2007
    Callius wrote: »
    yeah, dude, goatees generally make people look like douche-bags.

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    BuntaBunta Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    go to a barber for a shave

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