Facial hair? No. Much more than that.
From Abraham Lincoln to Karl Marx, Jason Momoa to Zach Galifianakis, the glory of machismo & beards has captivated people in all corners of the cosmos. A love so concrete, it led to the making of a world of their own, a world of Pogonophiles.
It gets difficult & disturbing to imagine Santa Claus or Khal Drogo without a beard, doesn’t it?
Now, the question. Why beard? because it does not only give you an edge over the other men, but also adds on to the charisma that women love & fellow men envy. A bearded man has a magnetic aura which depicts chivalry & esteem. He is a combination of rugged & polished in just the right proportion. Not to mention that well-defined jawline a perfectly trimmed beard renders.
The love for beards is not a new story. Since ages, beards have been a symbol of royalty, strength, patience & wisdom. Early humans grew beards as a mark of intimidation as well. The Mesopotamians, Assyrians, Romans & Greeks used natural oils for boosting beard growth, they dyed their beards & groomed them well. Carrying this tradition forward, a lot of brands have started producing grooming products for men like beard growth oil, beard wax, combs & shampoo. As a matter of fact, this sector of production is flourishing & growing by leaps & bounds. On the other hand, beard championships are being held & records are being set, based on the length & volume of beards of men across geographies.
During the middle ages, if a man touched another man’s beard it was offensive and could be grounds for a duel. As a matter of surprise, Otto the Great, swore on his beard, as someone in current times would swear on their mother’s grave. The importance that this great accessory rewarded to men can be known the best by the following statement:
Amongst the wild giants, Beard is exclusive to Lion & so is kingship.