Speaking as someone with a beard, sometimes you just gotta grow it out. Shaving is for stupids. But here's a short list of things you don't need to do with a beard:
That's it. That's the end of the list. ALTHOUGH if this fellow was alive in the late 1600s, he could probably do well terrorizing the Caribbean as Swooshbeard the Pirate.
I am having a real good time imagining this guy on the subway, just jabbing people in the eye with the tail of that beardswoosh. Try imagining that. It's a good time.