Beard is the manliest thing in the history of all things manly. Period!
It is manlier than riding a Royal Enfield, opening a bottle of beer with your teeth (please do not try this with ketchup bottles!), not asking for direction when lost and driving a tank. Beard is the true hallmark of a man!
Besides setting you apart from the crowd due to your Zeus like aura, your luxurious mane also reduces the risk of skin cancer, protects your skin and prevents the outbreak of facial infections. Bet your mom or your girlfriend or any of those pados ki aunties with their suggestions of “beta/baby shave karlo” don’t know about these!
Now, it’s true that all men can grow some sort of facial hair. If you are one of those who are satisfied with that wisp on your face, good for you, mate! However, if you truly want to join the exclusive club of men who sport that truly awesome, fearsome, badass mane that the brotherhood approves and girlfriends are proud of, here’s what you should be doing:
Pump Iron Like Nobody’s Business: Apart from giving you a drool worthy shredded As F**k body, pumping iron and other assorted workouts go a long way in boosting the testosterone level in your body. The higher your testosterone level is, the more your chances are for growing an awesome beard! Besides boosting testosterone, working out regularly also helps you stay in the pink of your health, boosts metabolism, and also triggers bodily recovery, all of which go a long way in assisting your beard growth.
Chew On Some Animal Protein and High Quality Fat: Protein is one the most essential building blocks for hair growth. Include a lot of protein, especially animal fat like meat, milk, cheese etc. in your diet. A good diet plan would consist of 20-25% protein. Besides protein, include some high quality fatty acid in the form of nuts and fish in your diet too since it has been shown that they go a long way in boosting testosterone production which in turn, boosts beard growth.
Care For Your Pretty Face: This may sound like the opposite of ‘manly’ but hear us out. Dead skin cells, which unfortunately is a reality for most mortals, get in the way of your hair follicles and block beard growth. Washing your face, moisturizing and an occasional exfoliation can actually aid your beard growth. Just don’t go about swearing by your favourite moisturizing brand out loud in the public!
Sleep Like A Baby: This part comes naturally to most men! While we all have been pestered by the occasional “aur kitna soyega?”, there’s scientific proof that shows that the better you sleep the better your chances of growing a proper beard. In fact, it is while you are asleep that body does all the repair work, which includes regenerating hair as well as facial hair. Not just that, studies also show that a good 7-8 hour sleep is absolutely essential to maintain an optimal testosterone level in the body but be careful about overdoing this part since oversleeping has its own side effects!
Munch Some Vitamins: There’s a lot of evidence supported by science which show that various kinds of vitamins go a long way in boosting beard growth. For instance, Vitamin D activates hair follicles while Vitamins B1, B6, and B12 can strengthen and condition the hair. Similarly Vitamin E increases blood flow and promotes healthy skin which aids beard growth. The good news is that all of these vitamins are easily accessible in various forms including as supplements. So go grabs some!
Keep Calms And Beat Stress: Stress is a bad idea if you want to grow a full length beard. Besides wrecking all sorts of havoc on your blood pressure, stress can spike your cortisol levels which is a bad news for your testosterone! An increased cortisol level can also increase your appetite leading to fat accumulation in the body and aid weight gain. Not at all a good deal for your beard or your manhood. Instead, grab your bike, go on a long ride, do some yoga or just crack some lame jokes with your bros!
Go Easy On The Binge Drinking: While chugging beers and guzzling whiskey has been associated with manhood since man learnt the art of producing alcohol, science has a different story to tell. While alcohol in moderate quantities is ok, the fact is that binge drinking will do you more harm than good. In fact, studies show that much less than “making you a man”, excessive alcohol consumption can increase the production of estrogen, the female hormone, while simultaneously reducing testosterone. So yeah…drink but drink like a gentleman!
From days of the ancient Greeks and Romans, there’s a reason powerful men have been depicted with beard. In fact, only a recent study carried out by the University of New South Wales showed that men with heavy beard were deemed more attractive and by women over the clean shaven crowd! Growing beard is an art. We hope our article will help you hone this fine art! Keep the beard flowing high, brothers!