Step 1. Don't shave.
Let the beard grow completely without shaving as you normally do.
Take a break from your scraping and sleep in a little longer in the morning instead.
As a rule of thumb, you should count on not picking at your beard particularly much for the first 8 weeks. However, it is a good idea to trim it a little on the sides if there are some hairs that start to stand out.
There are no definite rules for how a full beard should be shaped, but most people can agree that a neck beard does not work. We would therefore recommend that you trim the beard on your neck.
Imagine a line running from each ear down to a point on the neck, two finger widths above your Adam's apple - this is where the line for the beard should go. Use a scraper to make a marked line. As the beard grows longer, you can continue to maintain this line with the scraper. Others prefer to make a smooth transition from neck to beard with a trimmer. If you are in doubt about where the edge of your beard should go, you can read the guide aboutwhere to trim your beard lines