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Posted: 2/23/2006 10:39:29 PM EDT
Hey guys...

My oldest is 17, and I started noticing some fuzz on his lip a few months ago. I tried to bring up the topic of shaving, but I think I embarassed him. It seems to me that he is late to shave. I guess he is like me in a way, a full head of hair, but not much else.

I bought him a razor, and shaving cream, just left them in his bathroom...but he didn't use them...until tonight.

How old were you all, when you started shaving? Any tips or advice you can share?

Any helpful info on the subject would be appreciated.



Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:40:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 10:45:06 PM EDT by CFII]
14, it sucked then and it sucks now.

Some men just bloom late, rather than early like me. My younger brother is 20, and he barely has enough hair to grow a goatee. My father cant grow a decent beard.

I sure as hell can. Thankfully my facial hair grows slow, so I can shave every other day. I had a buddy in college that had to shave twice a day. He could have a full goatee in a couple of days.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:41:40 PM EDT
15 or so.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:43:02 PM EDT
15 or 16, but not regularly. Also still dont shave daily if I can avoid it (and I can being blond).
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:43:23 PM EDT
I've been able to grow a full beard since 14...
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:45:53 PM EDT
16, and I hate shaving, so these days I'm lucky if I shave once a week
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:46:43 PM EDT
When I was I think 15 I would shave every once in a while, didn't need to shave regularly until my late teens though.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:46:45 PM EDT
So long ago I can't remember , but I think about 16 .
no tips really that I can think of
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:48:57 PM EDT
12 was when I started.

I had enough so my Mom to me to go see Dad about a razor, some cream and instructions. I thought I was just too cool. To this day though, I don't shave but twice a week since where I work is relaxed and none of the other guys there shave on a regular basis. It really comes down to when my wife says that its time.

To this day though every time I warm up with the hot towel, I think of my Dad teaching me for the first time. Funny how certain actions call up those memories.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:50:37 PM EDT
By fifteen I was shaving regularly . Thirty years later
I'm still at it
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:51:21 PM EDT
Pffft Hot towel, these days I've been so lazy/ rushed sometimes I'll barely wait for the water to warm up, let alone use shaving cream . (I don't reccomend this )
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:53:36 PM EDT
18
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:57:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
18



So 17 isn't that late?

It was hard for me to approach him....and I wasn't sure if I should have earlier.

He just never looked like he needed to shave until recently.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:58:29 PM EDT
I stopped using cream ten years ago and went with a plain bar of dial soap. This has really made my area of the bathroom into the true anti-metrosexual bathroom. Bar of soap, razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, deoderant....hmmm thats it.

No hot towel and suds and I might as well be using an epilady on my face. The hairs will pull out before they get cut. I have tried once with much pain.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:00:14 PM EDT
Thirteen.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:02:48 PM EDT
16 I think.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:03:23 PM EDT
around age 25 - 26
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:03:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chida66:
12 was when I started.

I had enough so my Mom to me to go see Dad about a razor, some cream and instructions. I thought I was just too cool. To this day though, I don't shave but twice a week since where I work is relaxed and none of the other guys there shave on a regular basis.



Yup. I could grow really long blond hairs (my hair is brown) in a week, but color didn't start coming to them till about 16/17. My mustache is still pencil thin, and it takes a week for anyone to really notice that I haven't shaved to this day. I am 22.

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:04:07 PM EDT
18 - forced to do so in Basic Training

My eldest son started when he was 14 (dark hair)
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:13:49 PM EDT
14. At my HS they checked. If you needed a shave you got sent to the Dean's office, and did it dry.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:14:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
18



So 17 isn't that late?

It was hard for me to approach him....and I wasn't sure if I should have earlier.

He just never looked like he needed to shave until recently.



Not really.
I had to shave once every two weeks from 15-16.
Once I hit 18/19, it was everyday.
God, I fucking hate shaving.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:18:54 PM EDT
Im 20 and dont shave but maybe once a week or so.

That kid with the dirtbike in his avitar is a year younger me though and could probably shave twice a day!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:20:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:33:35 PM EDT
Yeah 17 sounds about right.
on a side note, if you really want to embarrass him, keep reminding him about how he's "becoming a man now". Especially when his friends are over.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:34:38 PM EDT
87.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:35:21 PM EDT
Freshman in high school...13. I remember not shaving the whole summer between freshman and sophmore year...came back to school and got all the "where were you? You a mountain man now? comments. My JROTC Sgt Major looked at me, "That'll be gone tomorrow...right?" "YES Sgt Major!"

Damn shame of it is that's one of the signs of premature balding is early facial hair development. That and the old saying the more hair on the chest by age 30...the less hair on the head by 40. I had an Austin Powers rug on my chest by age 20....I was no longer able to maintain a flat top hair cut by age 26...it was becoming a horseshoe.

Tell your son, he's more likely to keep his hair when he gets older...that'll cheer him up if he's bummed about not shaving.

No Expert
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:37:14 PM EDT
13 and it shocked the hell out of my parents. They expected it to come later.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:39:32 PM EDT
I was in my 20's.....

the real question is when YOU started shaving 4xys
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:41:19 PM EDT
Had a Rican mustache at age 12... starting shaving it before 8th grade. Only shaved completely on 3 occasions since then.

Record beard length is almost 3 inches from the chin at age 20.


Looked like a damn hippie for a while.


- BG
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:43:59 PM EDT
12
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:47:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:
I was in my 20's.....

the real question is when YOU started shaving 4xys



I was 13.

or 15...

or 19.

Depending on what you are asking...
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:50:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:

Originally Posted By yekimak:
I was in my 20's.....

the real question is when YOU started shaving 4xys



I was 13.

or 15...

or 19.

Depending on what you are asking...



Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:56:16 PM EDT
When I was 20 I would shave about once a week.

I'm 28 now and only have to shave about every 3-4 days.

I take after my moms side of the family....not a very hairy bunch.

My brother and sister take after my dads side of the family...quite hairy. My brother looks like he is wearing a sweater when he takes his top off, I always wondered if my sister was the same way
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:56:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:

Originally Posted By yekimak:
I was in my 20's.....

the real question is when YOU started shaving 4xys



I was 13.

or 15...

or 19.

Depending on what you are asking...



OK... I get the joke... ya know... legs and ... ... but what the hell were you shaving at 15?? Upper lip?? I'm all out of ideas.

- BG
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:00:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:

Originally Posted By yekimak:
I was in my 20's.....

the real question is when YOU started shaving 4xys



I was 13.

or 15...

or 19.

Depending on what you are asking...



OK... I get the joke... ya know... legs and ... ... but what the hell were you shaving at 15?? Upper lip?? I'm all out of ideas.

- BG



Armpits dumbass. Gees. then cooter, THEN upper lip/chin hairs.

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:03:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:

Originally Posted By yekimak:
I was in my 20's.....

the real question is when YOU started shaving 4xys



I was 13.

or 15...

or 19.

Depending on what you are asking...



OK... I get the joke... ya know... legs and ... ... but what the hell were you shaving at 15?? Upper lip?? I'm all out of ideas.

- BG



Armpits dumbass. Gees. then cooter, THEN upper lip/chin hairs.




ooooohhhh... forgot about the pits.

Wow, you folks have it rough. I don't think I even own a razor... neverthless let one come close to my torso and/or pickle.

- BG
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:08:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 12:08:28 AM EDT by RIA45ACP]

Originally Posted By No_Expert:
Freshman in high school...13. I remember not shaving the whole summer between freshman and sophmore year...came back to school and got all the "where were you? You a mountain man now? comments. My JROTC Sgt Major looked at me, "That'll be gone tomorrow...right?" "YES Sgt Major!"

Damn shame of it is that's one of the signs of premature balding is early facial hair development. That and the old saying the more hair on the chest by age 30...the less hair on the head by 40. I had an Austin Powers rug on my chest by age 20....I was no longer able to maintain a flat top hair cut by age 26...it was becoming a horseshoe.

Tell your son, he's more likely to keep his hair when he gets older...that'll cheer him up if he's bummed about not shaving.

No Expert



Sigh... Thats cheerfull news.

I was 14 or 15 when I started, hated it ever since.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:12:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 12:13:19 AM EDT by eodtech2000]
13
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:15:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RIA45ACP:

Originally Posted By No_Expert:
Freshman in high school...13. I remember not shaving the whole summer between freshman and sophmore year...came back to school and got all the "where were you? You a mountain man now? comments. My JROTC Sgt Major looked at me, "That'll be gone tomorrow...right?" "YES Sgt Major!"

Damn shame of it is that's one of the signs of premature balding is early facial hair development. That and the old saying the more hair on the chest by age 30...the less hair on the head by 40. I had an Austin Powers rug on my chest by age 20....I was no longer able to maintain a flat top hair cut by age 26...it was becoming a horseshoe.

Tell your son, he's more likely to keep his hair when he gets older...that'll cheer him up if he's bummed about not shaving.

No Expert



Sigh... Thats cheerfull news.

I was 14 or 15 when I started, hated it ever since.



How old are you now?

No Expert
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:16:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:

Originally Posted By yekimak:
I was in my 20's.....

the real question is when YOU started shaving 4xys



I was 13.

or 15...

or 19.

Depending on what you are asking...



OK... I get the joke... ya know... legs and ... ... but what the hell were you shaving at 15?? Upper lip?? I'm all out of ideas.

- BG



Armpits dumbass. Gees. then cooter, THEN upper lip/chin hairs.




No, I was about 20.......

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:17:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:


Armpits dumbass. Gees. THEN upper lip/chin hairs.







Yekimak gets it!

But...

Still waiting for facial hair...

Maybe next year?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:21:15 AM EDT
21

Too much Injun in me to grow a beard.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:28:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By steve-oh:
Yeah 17 sounds about right.
on a side note, if you really want to embarrass him, keep reminding him about how he's "becoming a man now". Especially when his friends are over.



LMAO!!

I almost missed this one!

I only have to exist, to embarass that child.

Poor kid dreams of Carol Brady as the perfect mom...

I am WAY more fun than Carol...but that is lost on him.

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:31:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:

Originally Posted By steve-oh:
Yeah 17 sounds about right.
on a side note, if you really want to embarrass him, keep reminding him about how he's "becoming a man now". Especially when his friends are over.



LMAO!!

I almost missed this one!

I only have to exist, to embarass that child.

Poor kid dreams of Carol Brady as the perfect mom...

I am WAY more fun than Carol...but that is lost on him.




Hmm, well you have the six kids already....so you could do a Brady Bunch kinda thing....but which son has to dress in drag to make it 3 and 3 ??

No Expert
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:32:16 AM EDT
15. I'm a hairy sumbitch...
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:38:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:39:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By No_Expert:

Originally Posted By RIA45ACP:

Originally Posted By No_Expert:
Freshman in high school...13. I remember not shaving the whole summer between freshman and sophmore year...came back to school and got all the "where were you? You a mountain man now? comments. My JROTC Sgt Major looked at me, "That'll be gone tomorrow...right?" "YES Sgt Major!"

Damn shame of it is that's one of the signs of premature balding is early facial hair development. That and the old saying the more hair on the chest by age 30...the less hair on the head by 40. I had an Austin Powers rug on my chest by age 20....I was no longer able to maintain a flat top hair cut by age 26...it was becoming a horseshoe.

Tell your son, he's more likely to keep his hair when he gets older...that'll cheer him up if he's bummed about not shaving.

No Expert



Sigh... Thats cheerfull news.

I was 14 or 15 when I started, hated it ever since.



How old are you now?

No Expert



I'll be 22 in May.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:39:45 AM EDT
last week
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:44:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By No_Expert:

Hmm, well you have the six kids already....so you could do a Brady Bunch kinda thing....but which son has to dress in drag to make it 3 and 3 ??

No Expert






That will be tomorrows family game!

Me: BOYS...One of you had to be Cindy Brady...GAME ON!! Last man standing has to wear the pig tails!

Me and the girls will watch, and laugh.



Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:34:13 AM EDT
Started shaving at 13. Quit at 18.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:55:39 AM EDT
I got my first bits of fuzz in 6th grade, and by 7th grade could grow a full goat.

I guess that puts me at about 12-13 when I started shaving.
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