Why a beard? | Forum


Log in or join to remove this advertisement (?)

Topic location: Forum home » Non-beard Forums » Conversation
wiwicks Jan 10 '17

What makes you want a beard? Is it the status? The look? There's a ton of reasons to rock a man mane, what's yours?

For me it's the fact that I've never had a lot of facial hair and neither has anyone in my family. Plus I guess you could call us a "clean" family, everyone has been taught to look clean and that usually just culminates into a shaving routine. So I'm just venturing where no one in my family goes to see what can come of it. It's a journey for the sake of the journey.

1 0 +1
Cemmos Team
Cemmos Jan 11 '17
I think my passion for beards stems a lot from a similar situation. I'm from a military family. Including my dad and brother, we have a combined 46 years in the military. So growing up, while I couldn't really grow facial hair and I didn't need to shave often, it was a thing. My dad was always clean shaved and even took that into his retirement. Although he does have stubble every now and then simply from not shaving every single day like he had to before.

I also grew up in a few Asian countries, where beards aren't common for obvious reasons, so they were never a part of my life. I never thought about beards whatsoever.

Fast forward to the point I got out of the military, and I'm not even sure what triggered it, but I just really wanted a beard. So I'd be online looking at progression pictures and eventually it just became a huge thing for me. I wouldn't be able to pinpoint how it started, but it did.

So at this point, I consider my beard a lifestyle. I think I will always rock some sort of beard for the rest of my life (because, being realistic, I might not keep a big beard for the rest of my life, there could be times I decide to trim down or even shave and regrow it). I like how beards look, I like how my beard looks, and I especially like the mature look that it gives. Not only for myself who has always had a baby face and looks younger than I am, but I've admired that "wise" feeling it gives me when I see others with a beard.

But yeah, my beard is definitely part of my life at this point and it's something I'm proud to have, despite it not being an actual accomplishment. Well, growing a large one is an accomplishment in my eyes.

1 0 +1
Horsfield2001 Jan 11 '17
I've had a goatee for over a decade now. This past November I decided to try and grow the rest to raise money for Movember (didn't really work). At the end of the month my dad suggested I keep the beard. So I did. It's finally starting to look and feel better.
0 0 0
AngryBeardCompany Jan 19 '17
I was never really able to wear a beard till I left Federal service and became a private contractor. Once that happened I refused to shave because I get a 5 o clock shadow by noon if I shave in the morning. It want from that to starting my own beard oil company, and the rest as they say.....
0 0 0
Sparks99 Jun 16 '17
I always wanted to grow the proper handlebar moustache but knew my wife would not appreciate my efforts so I originally used the beard as a decoy. Now it is as important to me as my task and I am hoping to be able to find how long/big I can grow them both.
0 0 0
Devereux89 Jun 26 '17
Have kept the stubble kind of look for the past 7-8 years and wanted to change it up.

Tried clean shaving for a few weeks but all it did was irritate my skin and it never lasted more than 24hrs which was pretty annoying.

Sooo decided i would go the opposite way and try grow a beard, never had one before so looking forward to it.

Almost at the 2 month mark and dont plan on turning back anytime soon haha.

edited by Devereux89 Jun 26 '17
1 0 +1
CaptainJacksCo Aug 28 '17
Growing up my dad has always had a very nice fu manchu, like the type you see in the old western movies. He always gets complimented on it. I was never into the facial hair, I used to have really epic sideburns then shave them off for a time and grow them back. My facial hair was so curly with the sideburns i didn't know what a beard would look like. 

It wasn't until about 3 years ago my wife suggested i try to grow a beard. I gave it a try and it grew in nicely, she wanted me to keep it trimmed up and eventually i just kept trimming it longer each time to the point now she like my big beard. Last July she had made a comment about me shaving it off, so i did and she freaked out. I haven't shaved this one off in over a year. 

My love for my beard has brought me into the bearded lifestyle. I love the rockabilly greaser scene so we started making our own natural pomade, which then led to our own beard company. I have to say that beards have taken over my life to put it simply. Plus if i didn't have a beard, who would test my products? 

1 0 +1
wishyouluck71 Nov 28 '17
because women like beards: D specifically my woman likes my beard.
0 0 0
guest21 Dec 1 '17
hmm maybe because the guys with beards look sexier! :D 
0 0 0
CaptainMorgan Apr 14 '18

I think that my very first aesthetic infatuation were mustaches - my uncles had one and my grandfather had one. These persons are and were the most important fatherly figures I had. Then I developed an interest in facial hair when I started reading Tintin and the Captain Haddock was my favourite character - the man has a mighty beard.

Imagine how crestfallen I was when puberty then adulthood hit and I could only grow a (not too shabby) Van Dyke. Then I recently discovered the Minoxidil beard alternative and am already on the first month of giving it a try, and not dissatisfied with the results.

0 0 0
Log in or create a beard profile to reply, it's fast and easy!
Amazon International Links — Beard Equipment:
United States · Canada · Germany · United Kingdom · France · Italy · Spain

Search Beard Profile