Sometimes we wonder, is there anything better than growing a beard?
And of course, the answer is no. Of course there isn’t.
Here are 10 reasons why bristles will make you whistle.
1. You’ll get compliments like never before
Mainly good ones.
2. You’ll save a fortune
There’s a reason razor cartridges are so heavily protected in supermarkets: a pack of four costs more than many people earn in a year, and the atom-thick gap between the 72 blades gets blocked after about half a shave. Beards mean goodbye to all that, and to sticking toilet paper on a face full of cuts.
3. You’ll find your tribe
Beards are beyond words. A simple look and a nod between two bearded people says something, and that something is “I, too, have a beard, brother.”
4. It makes up for hair loss
If you suffer from male pattern baldness, having a beard means you can rediscover the joys of follicular fiddling that you thought had gone along with your hairline. Style it! Sculpt it! Put things in it!
5. Beards are good for tickling
6. It gives you an excuse to buy things
Beard oil! Frightening cut-throat razors for edging! Petrol-engined strimmers!
7. It fixes problem skin
And by “fixes”, we mean “hides”. Also, double chins.
8. All the best rock stars have beards
Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters? Beard. E from Eels? Beard. Scott Ian from Anthrax? Purple beard. Chico, Miley Cyrus, Justin Beiber? Nope, nope and nope.
9. It makes you look better, longer
We’re not kidding: according to researchers in Australia, thick beards can block anything from 50% to 95% of the ultraviolet rays that damage skin and can cause cancer. Although of course that means you can never shave it off, unless you fancy having a two-tone face. And also because…
10. You’ll be supporting a great cause – Movember!
Last, but certainly not least is the fact that you’ll be standing tall with pride whilst supporting a great cause. In a grassroots effort to fight against prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide. 2UNDR will donate £1 from each pair of Underwear sold throughout November to Movember & Prostate Cancer UK.