Stage 1 of Growing a Beard – Men’s Beard Growth Journey

Stage 1 of Growing a Beard – Men’s Beard Growth Journey

(roaring) (clicking) – Hello hair growers, and
welcome back to my channel, my name’s Thomas, if you’re brand new. And I make style and hair
related videos every single week. First things first, I
have a few updates for you in this video, and I just
wanted to mention first, you probably noticed my intro
was a little bit different. Yeah, I’ve just started a new website, called Man Buns and Manes,
which is catered towards this whole hair growth community
that we’ve built so far. I will talk a little bit about it later, but let’s cover the beard topic first, the elephant in the room. I am growing my beard out. Why am I doing this? Particularly because, it just seems like the next natural step
for what I’m doing here on this channel. I’ve made a lot of hair growth content, thus far, and I thought,
“Why not grow our beard out?” I have had lots of
mentions from, you know, you guys, and subscribers, and
people on Instagram saying, “You should really grow
your beard out, man.” The reason I’ve always
veered away from it, is because I’ve never felt comfortable with having a lot of facial hair. And particularly, I think that comes from not feeling like it’s full enough. Like, when I look at a really nice beard, I’m kinda like, “Damn, I wish I had that.” When I look at my own,
I’m a little bit like, “Oh, I don’t know if you
could even grow a beard.” But you know what, this
is all about a challenge, so I am going to dedicating
the next three months to growing my beard out. I do wanna encourage any of
you that have wanted to go on a beard growth journey
before to join me, because I will be checking
in, once every month, for the next three months. And, yeah, so I just
naturally thought it was the next best thing to do, and I thought, “Fuck it,
what’ve I got to lose.” You know, like I don’t
have a corporate job that I go to, where it’s not allowed. I can do it in my own home, you guys will probably
find it entertaining, I’ll probably find it entertaining. So, the next three
months is all about this. Now there is a few rules with this, okay? I’ve outlined a few rules, and
I’ve made a deal with myself, and I’m making a deal with you right now, let’s shake on it. So the rules are, during
this growth process, for the next three months,
I am not allowed to shave from where I usually do
my chinstrap, up, okay? So, all of this area, all of this, is gonna get as fuzzy as it can get. I don’t even know how fuzzy that is, ’cause I’ve never let it grow that much. And the only place I’m allowed to groom is from, yeah, the chinstrap down. And that’s particularly
because I feel like this hair below here, just,
it looks really grubby, so, I’m gonna give myself
that much leeway, I guess. And, I mean, you guys can
go for whatever you want if you’re gonna join me on this journey. I really hope you do
join me on this journey. But yeah, that’s rule number one. The second rule is, I
need to take a picture, every single day, for
the next three months, of my beard growth to
document the process properly. And then, what I’m gonna be doing is giving you a time lapse at
the end of the three months, to show you the continuous
growth over time. And I think that’s gonna be
a really cool video idea, so why would I not do
it, you know what I mean? The other thing I thought
I would be able to cover by doing this sort of series, as well, is trying out different
hair growth products that I haven’t tried before,
particularly Minoxidil. So I have had a few questions
from people asking me if I’ve ever used it before. I mean, I had always heard of it, but I’d never though,
“Oh, I wanna use that.” I never went to that length. So what I’ve actually done, is I’ve bought myself some Minoxidil. This is actually Regaine,
so that’s the brand, and the actual product is Minoxidil. So, Minoxidil, this is like a foam, that you’re meant to rub on the area that you wanna promote hair growth in. I have no idea how well it’s gonna work, I’ve never really looked into beard oils, or beard grooming, or
beard growth products, so this is gonna be a whole
new level playing field for me. But, I just wanna try it out. I just wanna give it a go. So here we are, and the growing
out process of my beard, officially starts, right now, as this video goes live, okay? The one thing I did wanna mention too, is if you see me in the
next couple of videos with the exact same facial hair, that’s because I do my filming in batches, so I usually film a big
bunch of videos for you guys, all in a row, and then I
release them once a week. The reason I do that is
because it’s really efficient for me to work like that. I’ve constantly gotta–I’ve
got a full time job on top of doing this, like,
I’m pretty fuckin’ nuts. So, once a month, when I do my check in, that will be the real time growth of what my beard looks like, right now. And then, you know, every couple of times, it’ll look just like normal. Okay, so, we’ll just see how we go, and, yeah, I’m really
nervous, slash, excited to see how this turns out. Okay, so that’s the situation, and that’s what’s gonna be happening over the next three months. The other thing I wanted
to talk to you about was my new website, and why
the hell I even built it, and what’s with the new intro,
and all of the new swipes, and the Instagram. Look, it’s called Man Buns and
Manes, by Thomas in Action. So, what I’ve been
thinking for a long time, I’ve been doing so much
hair growth content, I’ve got a lot of you guys who have actually grown your
hair out in the Facebook group. If you didn’t already know,
we have a Facebook group that’s all about growing your hair out, growing your hair out support,
showing off your long locks, getting tips and tricks about hair, you name it, it’s in there. It’s free to join, and
it’s open for everybody. However, I wanted to make
something that was less about me, and my name, and more
about us as a community. And I thought, how much longevity does the Thomas in Action name
have for something like that? I mean, Thomas in Action’s
always gonna work for me as a person, but what can I
create that is separate from me, but still intertwined with all of this? So, it just made sense
to come up with the name. I really love the name,
Man Buns and Manes, I love the logo that I’ve
come up with, as well. It’s a lion with a man bun, and it just, the tag line and everything,
helps paint a picture of really what my personality’s about. If you look at the tag line
it says, “Society might say, “long hair on guys isn’t okay, “but a lion doesn’t concern himself “with the opinions of sheep.” I really resonate with that line, and if you guys feel the same way, I want you to come over
and join the community. If you do wanna join the group, head to the link in the description box, it’ll say, “Join the Facebook group here”, or something along those lines. It’ll take you to the
website where you can read a little bit more about the group, and then there’s a gateway,
where you can actually enter. So, if you’re not part of the group yet, make sure you go in there. I’m hoping that all of this beard content will get uploaded in there, as well. Perhaps we can start like a
little beard growth section, I have no idea where I’m going with this. It’s just going to be a three month stint, and we’re gonna see what
I look like at the end, and have a cool time lapse to watch, okay? So any of you that are
coming in for the ride, join me, let me know what you think of the whole Man Buns and Manes thing, and I also switched up the channel art. You’ve probably noticed
in my display picture. We got a fresh new look in here, so, that is what we’re doing. I am gonna go shave my face now, ’cause I’ve been blabbering
on for way too long. So I’m just gonna get rid of all of this three day growth bullshit, and come back, show you what
I look like with a bare face, and then we are gonna let the
beard growth journey, begin. Be right back. Okay, are you ready for this? This just does not feel right. Look at me, I look naked. Aha! All right, so, here is my shaven face, I look about 10 years old again. Wow, I actually, when I looked at myself in the mirror I was like, “Whoa, that’s what you
actually look like?” Like you can really see
my face shape and stuff, it’s weird. Just to help keep myself accountable, we’re taking the first image right now, and I’ve got to keep this
up for three months, okay? So here we go. Oh God this light is terrible. I mean, it’s good here, but
in iPhone camera it’s shit. All right, here we go. I look dead. (clicks) Photo number one done. We should probably put
this on stories as well while we’re here, ready? Oh, my God, look at that baby face, I look like I’m 10. No, this is just a little video, to let you know that I’ve
started a beard growth journey. We’ve just started at zero,
and I’m currently filming the video right now that
is going to be going live on my channel. Actually, it’s probably in my Bio. If you wanna learn about beard growth and what we’re gonna be doing
over the next three months, go check it out. (laughs) All right, bye. Okay, well that’s that done. So you guys, that is the
end of this video today, beard growth check in
number one, stage one, here we are, we’re at zero. Join me for the journey. Make sure you join the Facebook group, the link is in the description box below, and I will see you next
week for another video. Hopefully when I’ve got
a bit more facial hair. Never doing this again, bye! (kisses) (shot fired)


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    This has been timed soo well! I’m in the process right now of growing a full beard, currently passed week four and itching like hell 😂 best of luck!

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    First of all, try to go a little lower than the chin strap, the "standard" height is two fingers above your adams apple, that's the point your neck meets your head, if you're growing full beard and go higher it will deminish the "fullnes" of it.

    Another thing is minoxidil might not work too well in just 3 monts, it's said that a year curation is minimum, at 3 months you might see some first signs of working and might not see anything at all, other than drynes of your skin. It's drying skin like crazy, so prepare a lot of face creams.

    Another thing is I'd personally go longer than 3 months to see what you can achieve, especially if your beard is not as full as you would like it to be, by making it longer, you can hide weak spots and holes wherever they might be, i'd know something about this as my beard is full of holes and it looks decent at this point, i'm at 9 months now.

    Of course these are just advices, you'll do whatever you decide and it's ok, i'm looking forward to the results. 🙂

    Love your community, been nothing but encouragment for me, I appreciate what you've done here. 🙂

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    You should give your beard at least 6 months to grow. 3 months are a little bit short. Especially if you've slow beard growth.
    I have already grown my beard out and it took a year to look good. Now after 2 years I'm quite pleased with it.
    Now I'm growing my hair out, I'm around 8 months now.
    You're ahead with hair growth, I'm ahead with beard growth 🙂
    Get a good beard oil and a brush. In the beginning the beard can be quite itchy and later on you near the beard oil for keeping your skin under the beard healthy.
    In the beginning you can trim the neck for looking it cleaner. But later on you have to let the neck beard grow. Otherwise the beard will look really thin…

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    The Archangel

    Aaayy I figured you would start something like this, nice to see you starting the beard growth. I think it would really suit your face, you should give it more credit! 👍

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    Jamal Nasser

    Waiting for the results from now i loved every thing about you hair growth journey and now beard thats amazing by the way keeep up the great work
    And i have a question will you ever consider in changing hair color and do you advice it or no

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    Jill Heppy

    Thomas lol no way I cant see this finish with the bread no Thomas. Any how I think yr cool I can't stop laughing 🤔😄👍💋

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    Deniz Berlin

    Oh been there, done that 😂 i Looked like a taliban with a lot of patches, all fuzzy. Looked really horrible. With minoxidil i had really great success and used it for 6 months. Before and After pictures showed the difference but due to my dogs i stopped it. Just didnt wanted that they get in contact with it somehow and i just couldnt handle to be so careful with it anymore.

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    Music man That likes old and new music

    That regain stuff is expensive but works look at everyone else’s results it’s amazing I’m 16 on my l plates when I get my p plates I’m gonna go get it and mum can’t stop me

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    Waaqa Somali Flocka

    Don't use minoxidil for beard growth, it's gonna make you lose the hair on your head, and could cause heart problems!

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    Nick Carozza

    At 3 months you are only at the beginning of minoxidil process, view this as growing out your hair, it’s a year commitment no shortcuts you have to live through the awkward stages

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    rudy aldana

    Currently starting my 13th month of growing my hair out, will start the beard journey if i can stand it that long. Like your videos like your content, but dude! Please take this as constructive as you can. Sometimes I have to stop the videos or quit watching because your continuous up-tone, high end to your sentences is annoying to me sorry. This is just my opinion with all respect.

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    Josh McQueen

    The minoxidil SHOULD work. But not in your three months time. I’ve read a lot of the research in it, and it will basically work anywhere you put the stuff as long as there are existing hair follicles to work with. Since it’s considered a pharmaceutical product, they can only claim it works in the exact manner it was tested (in the USA this is the case). So a lot of the products say it only works on the crown of the head. It’s because that’s how they tested it. Common sense should confirm this as well, when it tells you it could start to cause you to grow hair on your hands, or face. If you aren’t washing it off your hands, or getting it on your face.
    The stuff takes a long time to see results though. Generally 6 months is the time frame. You could start to see it earlier of course.
    I did the beard for a bit too. Wasn’t for me. I got really into it, and had a decent one going. Shaved it off, and everyone was like “finally! That needed to go”. Despite me having a good thick beard. Good luck!

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    Juan Villota

    Give it at least 3 months, I thought My beard was super puny and patchy and now I get compared to Jason Momoa all the time, patience is the name of thr game my friend. Also, make sure you do not touch the moustache even if you trim your beard. i’ve found a thicker stache gives more balance to the beard as a whole

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    suraj nair

    Minoxidil does work. I have used it. But you'll have to use it for a year atleast to have a beard that is capable of earning respect.

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    El Farrell

    Beardbrand and BeardBrand Alliance… They have so much knowledge and great inspiration for growing a beard. And products.

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    fuck yeah ✊😎😀 I'm with you I also start it with the beard 😀 stage 1 for the beard. And mid stage 4 with the hair. Yes we really do this. good luck to you all and myself heh 😂🤘

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    Monish Kumar

    Extremely good, I really enjoyed it!, See this New Album 'Monish Jasbird – Death Blow', channel link , you can try 🙂

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    Storm Step

    I'm also starting to grow my beard out, great timing! I'm maybe a month ahead of you or so but I think my beard growth pattern is pretty similar to yours. Not to mention I'm growing my hair out too lol

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