Here is one of only a few pictures I know of showing me with the beard I grew in the summer of 1985. Taken at Sea World in San Diego petting a pilot whale.
This was the one and only time I seriously tried to grow a beard. It had a lot of red mixed in with the blonde. I never felt like it got thick enough to look good and it itched. So... I got rid of it after 8-12 weeks of trying.