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Beard Myths Debunked (Part 1)

Posted on November 15 2016

If you’re a beard aficionado, we can already imagine how much nuisance it is to hear the misconceptions about facial hair growing on men. Today, we’ll be citing some of the popular beard myths that never get old. You can also post any inaccurate information about growing a beard at the comments below for this list to grow.

 

Myth No. 1: They say that if your beard has not filled in until you’re 20 years of age, chances are, you’ll have sparse beard for life. The truth is, beards actually grow fuller with age. Most men get to experience full on facial hair by the time they reach their early 30s – some during their 40s or 50s.

Myth No. 2: We’re sure many of you have heard this before – beard grows thicker, fuller and faster with shaving. This myth also applies to women who shave their legs. The truth is, there’s no scientific proof that these changes occur after shaving. What actually happens is that shaving causes the hair to have a straight cut at its ends which causes the stubble to appear thick. When the hair grows, it looks like its growing faster because of how the hair looks thick from the follicle at certain angles and lightings.

Myth No. 3: Some end up shaving their beard after 2 to 3 weeks because of how it’s not completely filled in. Be patient – beard grows at different rate and it actually takes about 2 to 4 months for the sparse areas to fill over with hair.

Myth No. 4: Who says wearing a wirey and frizzy beard is a turn off? We beg to disagree! An unruly beard means you get to have a unique facial hair to frame your face which means you’ll have a very distinctive beard style of your own. If you’re not too confident with pulling off the natural growth of your beard, you can always use beard conditioners to soften and tame your beard.

Myth No. 5: So you’re just washing your beard twice a week because they say that washing it daily will cause it to become thin because it will get so brittle to the point that most hair strands will experience breakage. This is completely false. Washing your beard daily may cause it to dry because it will be stripped off of its natural oils but it won’t make your facial hair to shed. We recommend washing the beard every other day but you can also wash your beard daily (if necessary) as long as you use beard conditioners to restore its moisture.

Myth No 6: So is it really true that women hate beards? Fact of the matter is, some women like their men growing a beard because it makes them look very masculine, sexy and tough. Some women prefer a clean shaven look because they think that beards make their men look like bums. Overall, the answer to this question is very subjective – it’s a matter of preference.

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