I have weird facial hair. Any advice?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by placebooooo, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. placebooooo
    OP

    placebooooo GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    716
    96
    Aug 9, 2013
    United States
    Philadelphia
    I always wanted facial hair. I have sideburns on both sides, but for some reason on my left side my sideburn is fine as the hair goes straight down but on my right side my sideburn goes down sideways which is really irritating and weird and the reason why I shave my facial hair. Can I do something about that?I also wish there was some kind of way to make it grow more thicker and more in amount :)
     


  2. Haloman800

    Haloman800 a real gril

    Member
    1,727
    514
    Dec 18, 2009
    United States
    To grow more facial hair you need to increase your testosterone. Working out helps. This also might help your other problem, as more hair will even it out.
     
  3. Vengenceonu

    Vengenceonu Revenge is beneath me but accidents do happen.

    Member
    2,204
    1,933
    Jun 20, 2013
    United States
    The C Standard Library
    Cut the hairs from your pubic area and with glue, apply as needed. Also works for mustaches and armpit hair.

    Source: Been done since the cavemen era.
     
    Boy12, Ethevion, Fishaman P and 7 others like this.
  4. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy Resident Mechanical Keyboard Addict

    Global Moderator
    5,712
    4,674
    Jul 15, 2009
    United States
    [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]
    I've got a patch on the left side of my jaw that doesn't grow in. I keep a thick chinstrap that turns into a goatee, except there's a spot on the left that just will not come in.

    It used to be like that on the right and over time it started to come in, I'd usually take hair clippers and keep it trimmed really short and then it started to work. May help for you.

    Edit - for curiosity's sake, how old are you? That could have something to do with it.
     
  5. Pedeadstrian

    Pedeadstrian GBAtemp's Official frill-necked lizard.

    Member
    3,509
    1,560
    Oct 12, 2012
    United States
    Sandy Eggo
    His profile (or at least I hope it's a he) says 18.

    I've had facial hair since I was 11. So while testosterone may help, you won't suddenly have a magnificent beard by working out. If you keep shaving, that should help you. Although you may just grow your hair weirdly, which you probably can't do anything about. My hair grows in a weird way too, but on top of my head, so it's only noticeable to those who cut my hair.
     
  6. calmwaters

    calmwaters Cat's best friend

    Member
    1,718
    375
    May 27, 2013
    United States
    happy land
    Dude. The things that were practiced in prehistoric times have all but faded away. The knowledge of this is common, but the practice of this knowledge is rare.
     
  7. Densetsu

    Densetsu Pubic Ninja

    Former Staff
    3,435
    2,865
    Feb 2, 2008
    United States
    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    Some people have experimented with Rogaine (minoxidil), with varying degrees of success. You can get it OTC at any Wal-Mart pharmacy or Walgreens.

    And this might be a handy reference:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  8. Vengenceonu

    Vengenceonu Revenge is beneath me but accidents do happen.

    Member
    2,204
    1,933
    Jun 20, 2013
    United States
    The C Standard Library
    Well you're clearly still stick in those ages then because you didn't recognize i was (quite obviously) joking.

    If we go by your avatar image, you most likely have the Dangerous "Joe Jackson" or "Chin strap" beards. Barely visible :P
     
  9. JoostinOnline

    JoostinOnline Certified Crash Test Dummy

    Member
    10,953
    3,735
    Apr 2, 2011
    United States
    The Twilight Zone
    The grain of your facial hair is weird for everyone. It changes directions randomly. The only ways to mask it are:
    1. Wait till you have thicker hair, then it's not noticeable unless you actually run your fingers through it.
    2. Do the douche bag "I pretend I don't care how I look, but I really do" thing and just have about a couple millimeters of stubble. Intentional bed-head and wearing an undershirt around are also a requirement.
    I advise against option number 2.
     
  10. calmwaters

    calmwaters Cat's best friend

    Member
    1,718
    375
    May 27, 2013
    United States
    happy land
    Ugh, good one.
     
  11. Silverthorn

    Silverthorn Spiky!

    Member
    356
    234
    Mar 27, 2012
    France
    I say just shave it regularly. I used to have two symetrical spots on my jaw where my beard just wouldn't grow.
    It's been some time since and one of them is gone while the other is barely visible, and it is steadily disappearing.
     
  12. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

    Member
    4,101
    4,022
    Oct 7, 2007
    United States
    Levelland, Texas
    18 seems a bit young for someone to start growing any hair on the sides. For me, I get a few random hairs that grow on the sides (mostly towards the back near the ears. but they are not visible very well, thus I never felt the need to shave them. I just shave them off when I ever I shave off the mustache and goatee), but sideburns and the like hasn't even started to grow yet and perhaps for me never will. :P I'm 26. At your age, not even the few small random hairs grew yet on the sides. So it may be too early to tell for you maybe?

    <----- The kind of facial hair I grow is shown pretty well in my avatar by the way. ;) Though it hasn't grown longer yet in that photo, I shaved a week or two back and it hasn't fully come back yet in that photo. :P


    The goatee part of my facial hair stops right around near or slightly past the edges of my mouth and lines up with my mustache. It grows past the edges just enough to wrap around and connect to my mustache.

    As for how far down it goes towards my neck, it thins out half way past the chin on the underside and the final few hairs grow half an inch or so above my adams apple. As far as I can tell I consider my facial hair rather normal. It has a slight reddish shine to it in certain light conditions. I had red hair when I was first born since I have a little Irish genes from my Father's side of the family but turned brown in color later on though. Now the only hint of it is in my facial hair. :P

    Generally, I let it grow for a little while, but I eventually shave it all off as facial hair is not very comfortable for me in a long term. I constantly fiddle with it and sometimes zits like to hide them selves in it. :P

    So once it gets too long, I shave it all off in one go. I have yet to trim it or do anything fancy with it. :P
     
  13. Blood Fetish

    Blood Fetish Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Member
    1,078
    354
    Nov 3, 2002
    United States
    Seconding Apache. Probably just an age thing. Give it a few more years and see how it looks. I never had much facial hair growing up, and this is a recent picture of me with about 5 months growth:
    20121207_130425.jpg
     
  14. DinohScene

    DinohScene Capture the Dino

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    15,797
    12,255
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    Keep on shaving for an year or so.
    Shaving the hairs makes them thicker and grow back harder.

    I'm sorry chap but you'll have to walk bare faced for a while if you want good facial hair.
     
    Pong20302000 likes this.
  15. DeadlyFoez

    DeadlyFoez GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,430
    1,465
    Apr 12, 2009
    United States
    I hear Scott Ternorman has them for sale.
     
    DinohScene likes this.
  16. RiardasMikelioni

    RiardasMikelioni Member

    Newcomer
    15
    3
    Jul 19, 2012
  17. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,343
    453
    Mar 26, 2011
    London
    Are you being sarcastic or for real o.O
     
  18. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

    Member
    4,101
    4,022
    Oct 7, 2007
    United States
    Levelland, Texas
    Excuse me? I'm just trying to speak from my own experience. Wasn't trying to be sarcastic. Nor was I trying to be "for real". It was just a statement.... I'm sure there are some that start growing beards at 18, but I'm certainly not one of them. :P
     
  19. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,863
    2,245
    May 11, 2008
    United States
  20. Densetsu

    Densetsu Pubic Ninja

    Former Staff
    3,435
    2,865
    Feb 2, 2008
    United States
    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    Actually, I have a goattee and moustache, which puts me very high on the trustworthiness list.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    That's just a myth that refuses to die. Shaving hair does not make them grow back thicker.