Gentlemen,

At what age were ya'll able to grow a beard and what color does it naturally have?
I am 16, going to 17, but not being able to grow a real beard yet. Even though I have to shave about every 2 - 3 days and getting stubbles and stuff, but it still is a mix between stubbly and fluffy.
And how long does it take ya'll to grow what certrain kind of beard? Maybe you could start a "beard-grow-diary?"
That would be a pretty interesting project.

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I'm 28 and still unable to properly grow facial hair .. i wind up looking like joe dirt but with much less facial hair .. (damn genetics)
Wisps in my teens, but I didn't get enough to have a full beard until my 40's.
Early 30s...and it still takes a while. It doesn't help that it comes in very light, meaning it takes about 2 weeks for it to really register from more than 15 ft away.
I could grow a really bad one starting at about age 17.
Thirty years later, I can grow a decent one, but it takes about a month.
My first attempt came at around age twenty. It was decent, but a little uneven (more hair on one cheek than the other). My mustache, goatee and neck all came in fine; the challenge was the sides. I kept it for close to a year before deciding to shave. I kept it short (probably about two weeks of growth).

Fast forward a few years and my next serious attempt was this fall at age 33. It comes in much fuller and more even, so I'm keeping it this time, probably for good. I keep it at about three weeks of growth. Mine is dark blond in color, almost orange. The only place I shave is the very bottom of my neck; otherwise, I leave it alone.
not 32 I can tell you that for sure, but research is ongoing.
It depends man, it really does. I could grow an (almost full) beard at 19. Who knows, I'm Italian though lol. Good luck.
I'm 26 and mine still comes in kind of patchy, and a moustache is non existent, though I can grow full chops. Go with what you can grow, and focus on that, the rest will fill in as you get older, and if it doesn't, you can be known for what you can grow. That's what I've been working on, haha. Good luck.
Sideburns came in around 15. Enough to have the ridiculous muttons by 16. Now that i'm almost 25, i still dont have a real mustache and it doesnt connect with my chin.

I have brown hair but my facial hair comes in pretty red. especially as it gets longer.
It's not a "coming of age" thing, if that's what you're hoping for, and will vary by individual. And shaving will not affect/speed up hair growth or thickness. Hair growth occurs at the root, not at the end from which you're cutting.

I don't know when my beard started to grow. I just had some peach fuzz at 19 when I joined the Corps and started shaving daily, and when I stopped 4 years later I was able to grow what you see here (though this is a recent picture, 10 years later). But I know guys my age that still don't have much more than a few "pubes" on the chin.

Mine comes in light at first, as I'm naturally blonde (blonde hair, blonde eyebrows, and even the 'soul patch' is blonde), but as it starts to get length/thickness it gets deep, dark red.
My beard really didn’t start growing full until I was about 17 or 18. After joining the military I had to shave every day. But when I was on leave I would let it grow pretty long. It usually takes me about 2 weeks to grow a full beard. I usually grow a beard during the winter but shave it off in the summer. I live in CT, so the winters could be harsh. So having a layer of extra protection is always a good thing. Whenever I grow a beard I am always amazed that I can’t blow air up my nose cause of the stash.
It takes awhile for most men: I'd estimate most are in the their twenties, at least, before they can grow a good-looking beard. I was in my mid-late twenties before my beard grew in fully: before that I had two little patches to the left and right of my mouth that didn't grow much, so a beard looked stupid. I did try it for a few weeks, and found that keeping the edges trimmed on my neck was difficult, so with that plus the patches I scrapped it.

I did keep the mustache, so I've had that for over ten years now. I shaved it off once but didn't like the look so I immediately regrew it.

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