Beards have been making a comeback lately. They’re part of the “lumbersexual” movement, and they have the magical power of immediately making a man look more…manly. The beard is also seen as a rite of passage for some guys, similar to when a young woman gets her first pair of high heels. Beards give the indication that a man is mature, highly intelligent and ready to engage in a thought-provoking conversation while sipping on a scotch on the rocks in a most sophisticated manner. Also, it makes lots of guys look way better in rugged jeans and flannel shirts.
While the beard is a fashion statement that goes in and out of style every few years, this creative display of facial hair also has a long history. Beards have been around for centuries, and they mean different things in different cultures. If you’re thinking about growing a beard, wondering if you can actually grow a beard, or love someone who has (or wants) a beard, it’s probably best to you know a few facts about this facial fashion statement. After all, if you’re going to wear a beard, it’s only right that you know how to care for it, or at least how to share fun facts about it at parties. Here are 12 facts about beards that you probably didn’t know.
12 Pogonophobia Is The Fear Of Beards
11 Beards Increase A Man’s Social Status
10 Beards Grow Faster In the Daytime
9 Touching a Beard Could Lead to a Fight
8 Beard Growing Was a Sign of Mourning
7 Kings Used Their Beards On Official Documents
6 Beards Can Protect From Allergies
5 There Used to Be a Beard Tax
4 Beards Could Lead To a Lack of Dates
3 Most Rich Men Don’t Have Beards
2 Abraham Lincoln Got His Beard Cues From a Little Girl
1 Beards Grow Better With Celibacy
When a man hasn’t had sex in a while, his beard grows much better. Perhaps it’s because his hormonal makeup is a little different when he isn’t releasing excess sex hormones. Keeping this extra testosterone in the body leads to fuller hair growth, and the hair can sometimes be thicker and stronger. While most men are probably not willing to go on a sex fast in order to get a better beard, this does explain why some creepy guys tend to have very full beards. However, we don’t recommend that you stare at guys with long beards with a judgmental look in your eye. That would just be rude.
Sources: distractify.com, history.co.uk
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