5 Major Reasons Men Grow Their Beards
It takes a good amount of time to grow a massive mane. Our beards change our perspective on life and the way others view us. It requires a whole new set of tools at our disposal to keep facial hair groomed and healthy.
The bearded man has captivated modern culture. We are everywhere and our reasons for growing our beards range from the mundane to the extreme. Whatever reason you grew your beard for, we’re glad you did it. The question that a lot of people may ask a beardsman, is why you grew your beard in the first place?
We can’t pretend to know every reason, but there are some obvious reasons we choose this magnificent lifestyle. Here are some of reasons men decided to throw the razor away and become a true man.
1. A Bearded Opportunity Presented Itself
There are groups of guys who just seem like they’ve had facial hair their whole lives. There was the kid in middle school who already started rocking the mustache. Albeit pretty weak and thin, it was a lot more than the other kids. Then came the sideburns, curly messes on the side of your face that could be shaped into some semblance of style.
Around the high school years, these young bearded bloomers realized their full potential, and became full-blown beardsmen. The worldly construct of nature ahead of their journey was that of Beardmanship.
These men grow their beards because they’ve been there as long as they remember. If you’ve got it, why not let it grow?
2. You Like the Look of It
Styles come and go. Maybe you did join because it was some kind of style trend or cultural shift. There is no doubt that the new bearded renaissance is a catching on fast— no matter how long you were rocking it before the other guys were.
Countless studies reveal that beards actually make us more attractive. Once you let it grow you out, you probably realized how nice it looks on you. A good rugged aesthetic to let your masculinity shine to the heavens.
Whether or not you’re looking for the wild look or a simple groomed business beard, the choice is to look different and better. Growing a beard is a solid compliment to any style.
3. Family or Friend Suggestion
Was it suggested that you’d look good with a beard by a friend? Were you coerced by a colleague? Maybe your father or brothers were beardsman. It never really appealed to you until that seed was planted and suggested to you. That little extra step and boost of confidence brought you to where you are today.
If there is someone in your life that loves the look and feel of beards then why not give it a chance. It could be a loved one, or even a would-be significant other. The encouragement is all it takes to grow the beard out to its fullest potential.
4. It Just Happened
Probably one of the simplest reasons of them all. Some guys just forget to shave and start liking the look. There was no major impetus to throw away the razor and join the bearded brotherhood, you just fell into it. Luckily for you that was reason enough to continue on and learn the new ways of having a beard and all the manliness that comes with it.
After a while, you realized you didn’t like lathering up pounds of itchy and gooey shaving cream on your face. There was no need to, and you actually started to like how the beard looked. Finally, you found yourself a good beard community to buy oils, balms and accessories from to keep it up. Now you’re in it for life.
5. Metamorphosis Change
Arguably one of the most noble and esoteric reasons of them all. You needed a change in your life. All preconditions for a beard were already met and you thought a beard would be a loyal counterpart in your new mission of life.
Perhaps you vowed to grow the beard until you finished writing the next great novel of the 21st century, or some equally noble cause. The longer your beard would grow, the more dedicated and committed you were to your life’s new calling.
Picture it now: a physical manifestation of newfound purpose. Tirelessly working to achieve goals, day in and day out. The sun rises and it sets, another day another step in the right direction. There are stray trails, there are obstacles everywhere, things that seek to derail and distract, but still the beard perseveres. The beard grows in tow, a new companion to caress, as man soldiers on. The beard, a mark of his journey.