Oregonaut wrote:Ok, the beard doesn't extend to my full neck, but I think I understand what you're saying. Damn that's going to be a pain in the ass to shave correctly.
In all seriousness its not to bad to shave around it once you've got it shaped. You've done the right thing to grow the beard first and shape it later. You are lucky that you are looking reasonably sensible. I looked like I'd been sleeping on a railway ebankment for a month.
As an alternative to the 'grow your hair longer' have you considered trimming the beard back to, say 8 mm? Just a thought.
Traps to watch out for:
1) letting the trimmer slip whilst bead trimming half asleep and shaving a patch on the side of your head - that took a military hair cut and a month to grow out
2) Forgetting to set the length on the trimmer and shaving a bald patch on your chin. Luckily this coincided with movember, so I shaved all but the 'tash and then started again.