I can’t remember the exact reason why I’ve personally started growing a beard, but I can assure you it wasn’t because it’s the current trend. There’s something special about wearing a beard and I can most certainly confirm that.
Some of the reasons why I decided to grow a serious and respectable beard is probably because I like the feel of the long soft hair I got on my face and I hate the itch of a one week old 5 o’clock shadow even more.
To go through some growing tips and tricks check out the Beard Care section where I cover all aspects of beard growing, trimming and grooming. My personal beard journey, you can keep an eye on it at my about page.
Reasons Why Men Start Growing Their Beard
For all of you undecided whether to start growing a beard or just wondering why men decide to even start growing one, we’ve listed some of the most common reasons gathered from the community and based on our personal experience.
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- I wanted it since I was a little kid
- I wanted to try something new and see how I would look with a beard
- Beards just look and feel really well in my opinion
- I’d like to hide the nine necks under my chin
- Shaving is not my thing and I hate it
- I just wanted to try a new look and change my appearance
- I look better, more handsome, with a beard
- It is the natural/manly thing to do.
- Beard? That’s simply who I am
- I wanted to look older
- I wanted to look more distinguished
- It is something that women cannot do
- All the men in my family had and have beards throughout history
- I’ve spent three decades in military, it’s time to go wild
- All of my friends have one
- I want to look like Tom Hardy
- Everyone said I couldn’t do it
I wanted it since I was a little kid
I wanted Beard Since I was Kid Source: pinterest.com
Legit reason. Almost every kid imagines himself with a beard or at least a stache. It’s just who we are. When we’re little we want to look older and vice versa. If you’re a nineties kid like myself I clearly doubt you had bearded childhood heroes and role models, but just imagine who does today’s youth look up to and you’ll notice how a David Beckham becomes a bearded Messi. Things are changing, and the way kids imagine themselves in the future will change its form as well.
I wanted to try something new and see how I would look with a beard
We’re all about experimenting here at VirileBeard. If you want to try a bearded look, just do it. It’s just hair and you can shave it off anytime you want, so don’t hesitate. First time growers will find insightful tips in our Beard Growing Guide where we outline what can you expect when starting to grow a beard. Some of you may have troubles finding the right style, so we’re always updating our Beard Styles list to keep you up to date and show you how to wear each particular style.
Beards just look and feel really well in my opinion
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Once you go full beard, you never go back.That’s the ultimate truth dude, and you know it. And you’re absolutely right. The first feel you get from that 6 inch beast on your neck will immediately justify all the months spend in combing and oiling up your beard.
I’d like to hide the nine necks under my chin
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Seeing Zach Galifianakis managing to pull off the look is a good indicator you’ll be able to hide your real weight. Another chubby beardster that has his unique style is Kevin Smith (Silent Bob), who can also serve as an inspiration to us all.
Shaving is not my thing and I hate it
I feel you man, the itch in the first week just irritates my skin. Just beware how you’ll still need to take care of your beard and groom it regularly if you want to keep it that way. Because you can have dry skin even when you have a long beard. Just look at some of the problems that may occur while you’re growing out your beard. [Link]
I just wanted to try a new look and change my appearance
People may conceive you as more serious and in control when you have strong beard game. It’s not always all about the SWAG. Sometimes one beard can make huge difference in your outside appearance. Just look at Jayson Werth.
I look better, more handsome, with a beard
It’s all about the inside dude. Just kidding. If you feel like you have better chances with the opposite sex by showcasing your masculinity through your beard, try learning a thing or two about trimming the right way. [link] You should also know how according to some researches women find bearded men less attractive.
It is the natural/manly thing to do.
Beards Makes Me Manly Source: pinterest.com
Tell that to my friend who has two pieces of hair under his chin. He’ll defy this statement. And the reality of the situation is not everyone is able to grow a strong beard, so even when you don’t get results you hoped for, try a different style or work on your weak spots until you achieve perfection.
Beard? That’s simply who I am
And continue being sir! Although I think there’s no generic personality that follows bearded people… We’ve probably seen too many jolly fat bearded men during our days, and the image of a happy Santa will always be engraved in our minds. It really just depends from the style you’ll choose and your overall physical appearance. Don’t tell me a chinstrap can look serious in any situation.
I wanted to look older
This one has an expiration date written all over it. Till when will you want to look older? Although some men need something to stir them away from the reputation of a mannish boy. This can be a risky move, Ed Sheeran is proof of that.
I wanted to look more distinguished
What’s up with everyone and their looks. Yes there has been data, how people perceive bearded men like more serious, older and distinguished versions of themselves, yet this shouldn’t be your main motivation when thinking about a beard.
It is something that women cannot do
The prehistoric man surely thought so, his beard kept him warm and protected him from various outside influences, that’s probably the main reason. At some periods your beard was a sign of respect in the community and a sign of high statue. Just ask the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. There as interesting anecdote that tells how Alexander The Great forbid beards in his army because he was worried how ennemies will take advantage of this and pull his soldiers closer. Don’t be that prehistoric dude, and start growing a beard simply because you like the style.
All the men in my family had and have beards throughout history
My Family Has Bearded History Source: pinterest.com
It’s cool to carry on tradition and shape some particular family style you’ve had over generations. In the middle ages and especially in the 16th century, your beard was source of so much pride, when someone would try to pull it or just touch it, you would’ve need to defend your honor in a duel.
I’ve spent three decades in military, it’s time to go wild
You would be surprised how many army men decide to grow a powerful beard after their service days are ove. I guess shaving for 40 years takes a toll on a men, so we support all of you post army beards out in the world.
All of my friends have one
Bearded Crew Source: pinterest.com
If you haven’t found a better reason till now, this can keep you going. It took long for the Jonas Brothers to think of this as an idea, so if you don’t know who they’re it’s probably a bad reason for you anyways.
I want to look like Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy Bearded Style Source: pinterest.com
We love when people try to go with their own style, but on the other hand we also understand how it’s hard to get creative all the time and it’s just easier to go with something that’s already working for someone. We have covered the top Tom Hardy beard styles, and we’ve also researched a plethora of other bearded celebrities.
Everyone said I couldn’t do it
You go bro. No one can tell you what you can or can’t do. Our mission is to support your beard growing journey and provide all the best beard care guides we can.
Can’t wait to hear what was YOUR reason for growing your beard, so don’t hesitate to fill up the comment section.
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