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Are you tired of shaving every day?
If so, then the 7mm beard is for you. It may sound weird that we decided to write a whole article on the 7mm beard, but it’s a great length for those that don’t want a heavy stubble beard but don’t want a longer beard either.
The 7mm beard is a beard that is exactly 7mm long. You will need about 2 weeks to grow this beard, and this is why it is often called the “two-week beard.”
Keep reading to learn everything about the 7mm beard, from how to grow and style it to what to avoid and all the pros and cons.
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What is a 7mm beard?
The 7mm beard is pretty much what it sounds like. It is a beard that is exactly 7mm (1/4 inch) long. It is also called the “two-week beard” because it takes about 2 weeks to grow.
This is also the length your beard has at the beginning of the awkward beard stage, it won’t be long enough to comb and style it, but it will be long enough to not look like stubble.
If you want to know what it looks like, take a look at the photo below.
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How long does it take to grow the 7mm beard?
As we already mentioned, it takes about 2 weeks to grow the 7mm beard.
More precisely, it takes 14 days to grow it if you think the average beard growth is at 1/2 inch per month.
But because every man has a different facial hair growth rate, you might need more or less time to grow your own 7mm beard. We recommend letting your beard grow for about 3 weeks, just to be sure that you have reached the 7mm mark.
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What face shape is good for the 7mm beard?
Because the 2-week beard is a short-length beard with no special styling that will alter your usual appearance, it can be worn by any face shape.
Of course, there are certain face shapes, like the square face shape and the heart face shape that will look a bit better with this beard style. However, it is not such a good choice for the round face shape because it will make your face look even more round.
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Pros and cons of the 7mm beard
- It is one of the easiest types of beards that you can maintain. Because it does not require much beard maintenance, it can save you some time in your morning grooming routine. This doesn’t mean that you can just go with this beard and forget about it. You will still need to trim and shape it, but it is a lot less maintenance than other beard styles.
- The 7mm beard works well with most face shapes. It does not make any harsh edges or add volume to your face, and it gives you a more rugged look. Unlike some other beard styles that might not look good on every face shape, the 7mm beard is a safe choice for most men.
- You can wear it to your office. Because it doesn’t look too crazy or out of the ordinary, you can wear it to your office without having any problems. But keep in mind that if you work in a strict corporate environment, you need to make sure you are allowed to have a beard.
- It is an in-between beard style. The 7mm beard is the perfect beard length if you want to experiment with a beard, but you are not sure if you want to go all-in and grow a full beard. It is also a great length if you want to try different beard styles and see which one looks the best on you.
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- You might get flyaway hair. Because your beard hair is neither short nor long, it is possible it will stick out and create flyaway hairs. To avoid this, you need to trim your beard regularly.
If you still get stray hairs after trimming your beard regularly, you can use beard oil to soften them and get rid of the flyaway effect.
- You can’t style or comb your 7mm beard. This depends on your personal preference, but if you want to have some control over how your beard looks, then this type of beard might not be for you. Because the hair is short and it doesn’t have a lot of length, you can’t really style it in any way that you want. You can only trim it and make sure that the lines are neat.
- It might get itchy. Just like other short beards, the 7mm beard might itch. This is because the hair is stiff, and the sharp edges of the hair can irritate your skin. If you get itching problems, you can use beard oil to soothe your skin and get rid of the itch.
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How to grow and style a 7mm (2-week beard)
To grow a 7mm beard, you just need to let your beard grow for three weeks. As you know, this beard style needs only two weeks of growth, but because everyone has different rates of beard growth, it is better to go with a three-week plan to be sure.
After the three weeks mark, you can start shaping your beard.
Now take your beard trimmer with a 7mm guard on and trim your whole beard. You want to do this to make sure that your beard is the same length.
After that, you can start shaping it. For the 7mm beard, all you want is to keep the lines neat and tidy. So make sure that you trim or shave the hair above your cheek lines and below your neckline. To do so, you can either use a beard trimmer or a razor.
For the cheek lines, draw an imaginary line from where your mustache meets your beard to the top of your sideburns and shave along this line.
To create the neckline, you should draw an imaginary line 2 fingers above your Adam’s apple and shave below this line.
A final tip is to make sure to use a good beard oil. This beard length is a bit tricky because the hair is short and stiff. A good beard oil will soften it and get rid of the flyaway effect.
We suggest checking out our best beard oils article to find the perfect one for you.
7mm beard FAQ
How Many mm Is A Good Beard?
The shortest beard length you can go is 7mm, everything below that is stubble. When it comes to whether a beard is good or not, it really depends on the person. Some people might like a stubble look while others might want something with a little more length. We suggest experimenting and seeing what kind of beard length you like best.
What Is The Most Attractive Beard Length?
Well, there is this 2013 study that suggested that the most attractive beard length is the heavy stubble (5mm beard) but to be honest it isn’t exactly a study. It is more of a survey that was done on a very small group of people.
But to answer the question, it really depends on what you find attractive and what you feel comfortable sporting as a beard style. Just grow a beard and see how it looks at different lengths.
How Many mm Beard A Day?
An average man’s beard growth is about 0.5 mm per day. But keep in mind that this is not an absolute number and it will vary from person to person.
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There you go; this is everything you need to know about the 7mm beard. This beard style is neat and tidy and doesn’t require much maintenance. All you need to do is trim it daily and ensure the lines are neat. It might get itchy, so make sure to use good beard oil. Finally, you should experiment with different lengths to see what you like best.
That is it for today! I hope that our article was helpful and that now you can go out there and rock the 7mm look. If you have any comments or questions, leave them in the section below. We hope to see you next time!
Russell is the founder of themensattitude.com. He is a barber a beard enthusiast and he is obsessed with trying men’s lifestyle products and blog about them. If you have any questions you can hit him up via the contact page.