Beards are not one of those trends that come and go quickly, it is what sets a boy apart from a man and one of the unique traits of Homo sapiens in relation to the rest of the animal kingdom. Maintaining a well groomed beard comes along with power and makes a man look authoritative, respectable and attractive. We find epic men like Aristotle, Galileo, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin etc., all with beards. It is practice of legends since the beginning of time. We have legit reasons why growing a beard is a timeless practice:
A research concludes that shaving wastes 139 days or more than 4 month of a person’s life besides the money spent on shaving equipment. Moreover, another reason that shaving sucks is the cuts and rashes it brings along. No matter how much of a pro shaver you are and how quality your razor is, it is bound to make your skin rough and itchy.
Beards are healthier
Food intolerance expert, Doctor Gill Hart from York Test states that facial hair can filter out dust and pollens. Another research suggests that it saves exposure to sun and reduces the chances of skin cancer. A scientific research conducted at University of Massachusetts concludes that bearded men have more tendency to survive longer than non-bearded men due to the fact that beard increases their immunity to viruses and bacteria.
William Shakespeare once said,
“He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man.”
If you do not believe me watch Game of Thrones. In the past, men with a beard were perceived to be wiser and more serious and were seen to be more trusted. As per research done in Evolution and Human behavior, an effective way to impress the opposite sex is to skip the razor for 10 days as the study unraveled that this is the length women prefer the most.
You know things are getting pretty serious when you look at your boss endorsing it. A growing number of world’s top corporate leaders are sporting facial hair. If it made you look unprofessional then Sir Richard Branson would not be a beardsman. Furthermore, Google’s co-founder, Sergey Brin, the billionaire founder and chief executive of Salesforce are a few examples of top leaders setting examples of growing a beard.
Religions encourage beard growth
Jesus Christ, Guru Nanak and Prophet Muhammad all had a beard despite the time and era difference. So many devoted followers grow a beard out of love of their faith and in the light of their teachings. Sikhism encourages to not alter the perfection of God’s creation by cutting hair. Even the Jewish teachings say that from the hair of a person, it can be assessed who he is.
Statistically, women find men with facial hair more attractive
A study conducted by Australian researchers determines that women prefer men with heavy stubble over clean shaven guys. Based on evidence, it is safe to conclude that if you want to be adored by women, drop your razor.