Why Do We Grow Hair On Our Face?? Bearded Science

There are many questions surrounding beards. We all know that beards are awesome and instantly make you look more attractive, but that’s a given. For some people, that would be all the reason they need to grow hair on their face, but as you would expect, there are also scientific reasons as to why men have the opportunity to grow luscious beards.

The scientific reasoning for men growing beards relates to hair follicles on the jaw being stimulated by the dihydrotestosterone hormone. You’ll be glad to know this hormone is more commonly referred to as DHT. DHT is produced from testosterone, which is a critical factor in why beards are associated with men and not women.

When it comes to follicle cells on a person’s face, women have the same number as men. Crucially, men are more sensitive to DHT, and men, generally, have a higher level of testosterone, to begin with. Therefore, this is the starting point as to why men are associated with beards.

Do beards indicate dominance?

There is an active school of thought that the reason men grow beards is to be viewed as dominant or influential. Throughout history, and in the animal kingdom as well as the human environment, the dominant male obtained more mating opportunities as their love rivals were intimidated by them.

The importance of dominance became a fixed component of evolution, being an ingrained element as to why men grow beards.

In the present day, it is not as if all men sit there and think, “if I grow a beard, I am going to be on fire in the clubs or on dating apps”. However, some men will think this, and many more will subconsciously think this. In our desire to mate and be seen as attractive to prospective partners, while positioning ourselves as a better option than potential rivals, the beard has a role to play in how we present ourselves as men.

You’ll have your own reason to grow a beard

If you grow a beard because you think it looks funky, to honour a lost friend or family member who had one, or because it makes your life easier, that is perfectly fine. There are many reasons to grow a beard, and your thinking is as valid as any other reason. There is no difference to growing a beard because you think it makes you look dignified to growing a beard because you want all the hotties to swipe right on your online dating profile.

There is a lot of discussion about masculinity, and what makes a “real man” in the modern world. Thankfully, the idea that there is one example of a real man is being discarded, for a more open and honest outlook on life. Having a beard doesn’t automatically make you an alpha-male. If that is what you want to be in life, and you believe growing a beard will help you achieve these goals, then go for it.

At Beard Spunk, we don’t worry about why you want to grow a beard; we want to ensure you look great. Therefore, whatever reason you have for looking as great as you do, make sure your beard is covered in Beard Spunk, and get ready to take on the world.

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