Having a beard means more than just letting your facial hair grow and putting down the razor. It becomes a part of your personality, daily routine and lifestyle. Weather you have a beard or you are thinking of having one, here are 7 things that have changed or will change once you grow a beard.
Having a Beard Changes How You’re Perceived By Others
Different people perceive beards differently, but there are few common perceptions, that people will have of you. First of all, ladies love it. Ok, there are women who prefer clean-shaven men over bearded ones, but there are quite a few women who would kill for a man with a full-grown and well-maintained beard. Second, people might think that you look more masculine simply because beard is the symbol of masculinity since only men can grow it.
Having a Beard Makes You More Patient
As you probably already know, you can’t grow a beard in few weeks. It takes time and it requires patience. Over the time that patience blends into other aspects of life. Just like the beard itself, you’ll notice that many best things in life take time and you might find yourself becoming more relaxed and chilled in stressful situations.
When You’re Bored Or Stressed, It’s Something To Mess With
You’ll notice that having a beard is a great way to kill time or calm down. It is always there for you and stroking it helps you to concentrate. If you are bored and have a long beard, you can even trim, wash or comb it to survive the boredom. While you groom your beard you are not only escaping the boredom, but also taking care of yourself at the same time.
You’ll Get Compliments About Your Beard
People will notice your precious man mane and give you credit for it. If you take care of it and put effort into it, not only you yourself, but other people will notice the results too. And trust me when I say, it’s really flattering when someone compliments your beard. It makes you feel that all the time you spent taking care of it has paid off.
Having a Beard Ages You
It’s an obvious one, but seriously, having a beard will make you look older. It’s not always a bad thing though. Some men look very young without a beard and they prefer having one as it makes them feel more mature.
You Will Own a Beard Grooming Kit
Just like the hair on our head needs special care, same goes for the hair on our faces. That’s why in order to make your beard look great, you’ll need a grooming kit. If you’re in any way serious about having a beard, your grooming kit has to contain beard oil, beard balm, moustache wax, beard wash and beard comb or brush.
It Will Keep You Warm In Winter
During the colder times of the year, beards help to keep our faces warm and insulated. Probably everybody has experienced cold weather in winter and freezing wind biting your face, without having anything to cover it with. If you have a beard, you don’t have to worry about that anymore. The longer the beard, the better! That way men with beards have less chance to catch a cold.