Do you have a crazy love for beards but struggle with growing one? Most men find it very difficult to grow a thick and healthy beard. This is because they lack the real tactics to achieve one. Growing a beard requires proper care, maintenance and a lot of patience.
Well today, you’re in luck! Presenting to you a few simple and easy techniques on how to grow a healthy and luscious beard along with some insane facts that you probably never knew about. Moreover its even better if you’re a procrastinator because being lazy actually helps!
1. Beard And Shaving Never Go Together
The more you shave the lesser the chances of growing a beard fast. The belief that beards never grow fast as you shave, well, it’s a MYTH! So throw away that razor and let your beard grow out naturally instead of constantly trimming it. Shaving also increases acne so if you want blemish free skin then grow a beard. This helps especially with acne prone skin because you’re not constantly fidgeting with your facial hair.
2. Beard Increases Social Status
Women are attracted to men with a beard rather than clean-shaven men. Beards are considered as a sign of masculinity, maturity and also a sign of wisdom. This is why women are more likely to choose men with a full beard, as they feel more secure and safe around them. Beards are a symbol of manliness. A heavy stubble always wins the day. Hence, it is proven that beards make men look hotter! Just ask your mom.
3. Choose One: Beard Or Sex!
Beards actually grow faster, stronger and thicker if you haven’t had sex in a while. You read that right! This happens mainly because of hormones. The extra testosterone in the body is then used elsewhere as energy, to create stronger facial hair. So the next time you see a man with strong and appealing facial hair, you know his secret!
4. Beards Are Time Consuming
A man spends roughly 3,350 hours in his life just shaving. Imagine all that you can do with the time saved if you stopped shaving? On an average, a man’s beard will grow 5.5 inches per year. Science tells us that if you put down that razor and stop shaving, your beard could actually grow up to 27.5 feet. Whoa!
5. Beards Are Good For Your Health
Beards have a positive impact on your health. They act as a natural moisturizer as they have sebaceous glands that release oils. Beards can protect you from UV rays as well as from signs of aging. They can also help you filter the air of toxins and pollution. Beards can protect you from pollen and dust allergies too, so if you’re prone to falling sick or catching a cold then – grow a beard!
6. Beards Love Sunlight
Beards grow faster and stronger in daylight. This is because the facial hair receives vitamin D from the sun. The best time to absorb up all this vitamin D would be early in the morning during the initial three hours post-sunrise. Not only does it grow better but it also nourishes the beard providing it with the required natural nutrients. This is why facial hair growth increases in summer too!
7. Beards Require Grooming
Grooming your beard is very important and for that, it’s necessary to shampoo as well as condition your beard at least every alternate day if not every day. You must also comb your beard while in the shower after conditioning it. This is because it keeps your beard healthy, clean, always in shape and easy to manage. If you feel that even after conditioning your beard is unruly then applying a small amount of coconut oil helps too! All the grooming and detangling must be done in the shower itself. You need not do anything else until your next shower.
8. Beards And Some Weird Facts
- The true title for the world’s longest beard belongs to the now deceased Hans Langseth; his Norwegian beard from chin to tip measured a whopping 5.33M (17 ft. 6 in) long in 1972.
- Presently the title of the longest beard on a living male belongs to Shamsher Singh of Punjab and his beard from chin to tip is 1.83M (6 ft.) long.
- Did you know that there was a time when beards were taxed in certain places? True story.
- In Ancient Egypt, the Egyptians would dye their beard in gold and braid them as a symbol of sovereignty.
- It was an 11-year old girl by the name of Grace Bedell from New York who convinced Abraham Lincoln to grow a beard in the late 1860s.
- The fear of beards is called POGONOPHOBIA.
So if you really put effort and dedication into growing your beard you can achieve wonders within a short span of time. All you need to do is follow these crazy-yet-doable steps along with a lot of patience and you can attain a luscious and manly beard soon!
Emaan is a voracious and rather indiscriminate reader. She is also a writer, history buff, insomniac, amateur doodle artist, terrible poet and a self-professed philosopher (but only after 3 am). Currently, she is pursuing a degree in medicine.