Can you feel your facial hair growing?

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Galactus, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Galactus

    Galactus Member

    Hi there, I'm currently 19 years old..I've been able to grow a beard since about 15 but it's never really developed round my upper or lower lip. I have an abundance of hair everywhere else on my face, even below my eyes at times. This doesn't bother me at all.

    Lately, thicker hairs have finally started sprouting on my upper and lower lip. For the last few weeks though I've been feeling quite a weird sensation round my lips on and off. Similar to that tingly feeling you get around cold months. There doesn't seem to be any sign of cold sores or anything developing, and my skin is pretty clear...touch wood! It was a long time since I started growing a beard, but I have a very vague memory of having a weird sensation on my chin round that time, though it is too long for me to remember I guess I'm probably used to the sensation by now since I don't feel it in those areas anymore.

    Does/did this happen to anyone else when they started growing facial hair?
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  2. BigT

    BigT Well-Known Member

    Sorry but it's been so long I can't remember. When I started shaving we were still landing men on the moon. lol
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  3. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    Same here like BigT I haven't had a beard for well over 34 years now and I've never shaved off my moustache in all that time..I'd say if it looks ok to you and it doesn't hurt, then just let it be...:)
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  4. Slipperyjoe

    Slipperyjoe Rusty Metal Tetanus

    Lol back then it was hard to feel anything through all that TP mopping up the blood..:eek: I'm sure things will sort out as time goes on and like Platoon says, if it looks and feels ok, let it ride...
  5. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    I am 42 and the hair under my lower lip hurts when it grows back. The hairs are very thick and coarse compared to the other whiskers. They hurt so bad I often pluck them so it takes longer for them to resprout.
  6. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    I don't feel my whiskers growing, but I notice them growing in thicker and more full. My goatee area grows in pretty thick, my neck and cheeks have some catching up to do. I can grow acceptable sideburns... seems like that took forever to happen. For the record, I'm 22.
  7. NoobShaver

    NoobShaver BGDAAA

    I seem to remember a similar feeling when my beard started coming in at 15. Seems like my beard has been thick and coarse since about then. I'm 35 now.

    Any chance that what you're feeling is razor burn/ irritation? For a long time (into mid to late 20s) my face would hurt from bad shaves.
  8. Galactus

    Galactus Member

    Hmm I'm not sure if its irritation..I usually only get irritation in the neck area. Got one particular bump that is just refusing to go away and hasn't gone at all in the past year...even if I don't shave for months and try and let it heal it just doesn't go away. It's not even an ingrown hair, I plucked hairs from it a while back and it didnt make a difference, and there doesn't seem to be any hair under the surface
  9. old okie

    old okie Member

    When I started shaving we had not even thought about going to the moon let alone landing on it.
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  10. Tuffy

    Tuffy Member

    I haven't worn a beard in over a decade, but do know that my face feels kind of itchy/scratchy at about a week into growing one.
  11. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Through the passing years, my facial hair has unfortunately, like me, grown coarser and more stubborn. :D
  12. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Is that why you're grimacing in your avatar? ;)
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  13. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Nah, that was before I realized the importance of changing the blade out before it begins to rust.
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  14. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    To answer the opening question,, thankfully no!

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