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Woman who started growing beard at 15 'refused to shave it'
Klyde finds it easy to look after her beard - washing it once a day and giving it the occasional trim.
A woman who started growing a beard at the age of 15 says that it is her "defining feature". She has received negative comments about it from strangers, however, she has never wanted to get rid of them.
Klyde Warren, 27, from Nebraska in the US, developed excess hair on the face during her teen years. She embraced them immediately.
"It started in school and I had a thicker moustache than normal. I just decided to embrace it straight away. My mother had something to say about it. She didn't like it at all and told me to get it under control but I didn't care. I refused to shave it," Klyde was quoted as saying by LADbible.
She said, "I just work on my confidence, it's OK to be a little different. A lot of people are self-conscious but you've got to learn to be comfortable in your own skin which can be really hard. The universe wanted it to be this way so I'm going to trust it."
Klyde finds it easy to look after her beard - washing it once a day and giving it the occasional trim. She admits that her facial hair does have an impact on her love life.
She added, "I get a lot of stares and people on Tinder will go out of their way to message me and tell me I'm disgusting and gross. It does bother me at the time but I'm quite confident. Nobody likes getting comments like that."
The freelance writer continued, "Some people I date embrace it too much and just see it as my defining feature, but my last boyfriend was really supportive and loved my beard in a healthy way."
The excess hair growth is most commonly caused by polycystic ovary syndrome, however, in other cases, like Klyde's the cause is unknown.