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2014/11/24 11:23:44 (permalink)
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Growing a beard - trim the tache or not?

Ok, so I seem to have jumped on the current beard bandwagon.  I actually only intended to have some stubble but as I've crossed the border from stubble to beard, I quite like it and get a few compliments from women.  So it's here to stay for the next couple of months until I get bored of it.
 
Question is, what am I supposed to do with my tache?  It's starting to hang down into my mouth.  Should I be trimming it with scissors?
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Re: Growing a beard - trim the tache or not? 2014/11/24 11:25:42 (permalink)
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Re: Growing a beard - trim the tache or not? 2014/11/24 11:37:09 (permalink)
Any woman who judges a man on his beard and not his squatting isn't worth it bro.
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Re: Growing a beard - trim the tache or not? 2014/11/24 11:38:48 (permalink)
You trim it with whatever you trim the beard with surely? Just make sure it's neat around your lip line.
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Re: Growing a beard - trim the tache or not? 2014/11/24 11:47:58 (permalink)
I have a full beard, bout 3 inches now. I always used to trim the tache around the lip line.

One day about 3 months ago, I was in a shopping centre and I met Dick Strawbridge, we got chatting, really nice guy, he commented on my marvellous beard but child like moustache. Obviously he is the king of the tache. I've been growing it out ever since. It's currently in the 'awkward' phase but soon it will form pride of place in my magnificent man nest.

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Re: Growing a beard - trim the tache or not? 2014/11/24 12:00:25 (permalink)
Ha, I was having this conversation with my Dad last night about the tache growing and that guy came on TV 5 minutes later.  I said I'd end up like him!
 
I did google it and a lot of people say you should grow it and train it to sit to the side.
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Re: Growing a beard - trim the tache or not? 2014/11/24 12:02:06 (permalink)
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You trim it with whatever you trim the beard with surely? Just make sure it's neat around your lip line.




I'm not trimming it at all at the minute.  Going for full growth!
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Re: Growing a beard - trim the tache or not? 2014/11/24 12:33:04 (permalink)
my tache is always shorter than the rest of the beard, its usually a bit thicker than the other areas of the beard so even though its shorter you won't be able to tell. - this is unless you are going all out massive beard - I can't do that as i have a bald head so looks a bit silly. i keep my beard at around a number 3-4 and the tache at a number 2
 
if you are going for this kind of look:

then yeah, train it to go down the side with a comb, but trim just above the top lip with scissors to prevent stray hairs annoying the crap out of you.
post edited by WGBM - 2014/11/24 12:35:07

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Re: Growing a beard - trim the tache or not? 2014/11/24 12:35:27 (permalink)
Always trim the tach you don't want it taking stage away from the main attraction which is a glorious beard. Its a bit like pubes around your johnson got to keep em down. 
 
I actually have under my bottom lip as well as trimming the top. 

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Re: Growing a beard - trim the tache or not? 2014/11/24 12:36:10 (permalink)
I wish I had the dark colour of that blokes beard. Sadly I'm afflicted with gingerness and whenever i dye it just doesn't come out right
 

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Re: Growing a beard - trim the tache or not? 2014/11/24 12:36:44 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby newcastle 2014/11/24 13:46:53
Lip over hangers are a no no, I keep mine trimmed. Nothing worse than getting hair in your mouth when eating.
 
 

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Re: Growing a beard - trim the tache or not? 2014/11/24 17:14:30 (permalink)
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I'm not trimming it at all at the minute.  Going for full growth!



Even if you want a fuller beard, you should still trim to keep the hairs looking neat. 
 
I'm not a fan of big bushy beards - I pretty much keep mine to designer stubble level, this is about the maximum I'd get to:
 

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Re: Growing a beard - trim the tache or not? 2014/11/24 17:17:07 (permalink)
Callum Best had a decent beard at one stage. Shame it was on his face. Poor beard

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Re: Growing a beard - trim the tache or not? 2014/11/24 17:32:57 (permalink)
Thats not a beard Wolverine that is merely exaggerated bum fluff. 
 
 

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Re: Growing a beard - trim the tache or not? 2014/11/24 17:33:07 (permalink)
a big moustache looks nasty
i keep mine trimmed, although my beard is not really long, but my moustache is a lot shorter.
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Re: Growing a beard - trim the tache or not? 2014/11/24 18:41:45 (permalink)
Whatever happened to the MT beard thread. We had some awesome ones it. Dr Z in particular. 

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Re: Growing a beard - trim the tache or not? 2014/11/24 19:26:42 (permalink)
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I'm not trimming it at all at the minute.  Going for full growth!



Even if you want a fuller beard, you should still trim to keep the hairs looking neat. 
 
I'm not a fan of big bushy beards - I pretty much keep mine to designer stubble level, this is about the maximum I'd get to:
 



That's actually just about where I am right now. I'm a typically clean cut person so the straggly hairs are annoying me. I can't see me last much longer before a trim just shorter than that picture.
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