Letting your beard grow for 365 days means you’re a whole lot more than just a punsman. (Yeard is simply a combo of “year” and “beard”.) It says you are a determined dude who isn’t afraid to go after what you want and to work at it. You’re prepared to stake out a true commitment and stick to it. A man not to be messed with. Bravo!
Growing out your beard for an entire year is an awesome goal, my friend! We stand and applaud you in this commitment to become a truly rugged beardsman! You’ll love it – provided you follow our yeard beard tips here. Because there’s more to it than just shoving the razor in a drawer and forgetting about it.
First off, bro, we’re here to encourage you, cheer for you, and advise you every step of the way on your epic journey of transformation. Second, in this blog we’ll show you what to expect over the next 12 months. And third, we’ll show you some smart grooming practices to care for your yeard beard, so that your manly mane is not a mess, but a work of art that makes you feel, look, and smell amazing.
Enjoy the journey and the new you, my man!
Our best advice from the outset is… patience, grasshopper! A yeard is not a whim or a quick fad idea. It’s a commitment that requires a lot more patience and care than a regularly trimmed beard. It’s a true test of your manhood!
By the end of twelve months, your yeard will be fuller and longer than your regular beard. Stay the course and you will become a beard legend. Guaranteed.
Of course you will! You’ll look different. Good different… suave, distinguished, sophisticated, assured. 365 days of growth will have you looking a cut above the rest.
Your efforts will pay off big time – provided you keep your beard clean, groomed, and styled. Don’t think that sacrificing shaving means sacrificing basic hygiene and cleanliness. Far from it!
Some purists will say that it’s not a real yeard beard if you trim or sculpt your bristles in any way in those 12 months. Why? Who made them the Beard Police? It’s perfectly OK to do some of this judicious landscaping along the way and still confidently call yours a yeard:
Your neckline is different than your cheeks and mustache. While you may have a desire to keep a nice straight neckline, shaving and trimming this bottom area of your beard will make it look shorter and less dense, at least in the first few months. For a long yeard beard, keep the razor or trimmer in the drawer and away from your neck for a while. Sculpt it later when it’s thickened up.
Whether you trim or not, you should definitely care for and groom your developing beard, even pamper it. You’ll look good, smell good, and you’ll start to really enjoy the yeard process.
By now your yeard beard looks truly intentional and is filling out. Yes! Still, many men at this point become concerned that their growth has stalled out, because they can’t see much progress going on. This can even raise doubts about the entire yeard commitment.
No way it’s stopped, man. Stay the course and let it continue! Our cheering and encouraging for you is only getting louder! You’ve come this far, let it continue. It’s about to get amazing!
What’s pretty common around the 6-month mark is for longer beard hairs to begin curling. While the length may seem to have stalled and things seem uneventful, this is the time when volume and fullness really crank up. Refer back to photos you’ve been taking of your progress, because then you’ll see the changes.
Almost there! What a journey!
Now is when your yeard might be getting pretty wild and woolly, so some pruning is definitely in order. Nothing major, mind you. We’re not advocating anything that could jeopardize the integrity of your yeard, just some shape and style.
At the end of 365 days, you are officially a Beard Legend! Congrats, bro! Respect! What you do now is up to you. You can keep your yeard beard or you can trim it down a little. Another idea is to visit a stylist and have it trim-sculpted into something that will look ready for a photo shoot. Whatever you do, be sure to celebrate this achievement as a milestone in your life. An entire year ago, you set out on a long journey.
In that time, you’ve transformed yourself and smashed some major goals along the way. So enjoy the heck out of it!
Oh, and accept the compliments that will come your way, because there will be plenty, O Beardmaster.
Send us your awesome yeard journey photos and we’ll feature you! Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org