Indeed, from cavemen to Abraham Lincoln and beyond, beards have been an intimidating feature. Prehistoric men grew beards to protect their faces and keep them warm, among other purposes. In ancient times, beards were so culturally significant, cutting them off was a punishment and immense disgrace. When Alexander the Great came around circa BC , however, he ordered his soldiers to shave off their beards, worrying enemies would grab them during battle. Largely since that time, Huffington Post notes , the acceptance of beards in society has fluctuated and they've gone in and out of style. But not everyone has been able to join in on the fun.
Shaving your facial hair i. There is nothing proven scientifically or otherwise that has claimed that when a razor meets your skin does your hair automatically sprout up at a quicker rate. When you are a teenager, your beard is heavily in the anagen phase when it starts to come in. Therefore with regular shaving, you may notice more and more hairs are sprouting up. Its not actually the shaving that is causing the growth, its just now that your body has started to enter the prime growth phase due uptick of testosterone in your body and with your androgenic hair i. Therefore in a relatively short time frame, your beard will seem like it grows in rather rapidly, but in actuality its just that body hair is starting to take form.
AskMen may get paid if you click a link in this article and buy a product or service. As you already know, not all hair is created equal. In fact, a lot of guys — while attempting to grow out facial hair — run into a whole new set of frustrating issues.
Yes, I am sure you have heard it a million times, but it is true! Your lifestyle will effect your beard growth. Testosterone plays a massive part in growing a full and even beard.