Beards

A beard is hair grown on a man's chin, cheeks and neck. Depending on the culture, a beard can symbolize many things: wisdom, age, homelessness, rebellion and even religious obedience. Ask questions here about the history of the beard and its many styles.

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Beards

Is there a way to make your beard look darker?

Certainly you can dye it, it's hair

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Beards

Is there any type of supplement that a man can take to help his facial hair grow?

There are no accepted or approved treatments or supplements that increase the rate of facial hair growth. However, there are a few supplements been shown to help with the health of the hair, which may help it to grow better. The main natural products that help with hair health are Biotin, Silica, MSM, and L-Cysteine, so you could try any or all of them. Facial hair for men is a secondary sexual characteristic mainly controlled by blood levels of testosterone and estrogen, influenced in large part by genes/race.

Rogaine and Propecia do not increase the rate of hair growth and have only been shown to be effective in restoration of hair growth in male pattern baldness.

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Can midgets grow beards?

.....yes?

Well,they're magical creatures, so I'm guessing there are different rules.

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What is a strand of beard called?

Bristle.

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Why do men wear goatees?

Facial hair of any type is a handsome, masculine accessory for men who choose to forgo shaving their face. It's like a yard with bushes. It can be 'landscaped' in many different ways.

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How can you make your hair grow thicker and longer?

There is no real miracle that can help you grow your hair thicker and/or longer. You can help by using really good conditioners and deep conditioning treatments, to help your hair grown longer and stay healthy. Frequent trims (about 1/4 of an inch every 3-4 weeks) will also help keep you hair healthy, which you will want if you are growing it long. Don't do too much heat styling (blow drying, curling, etc.). For the thickness, maybe try products like Nioxin. Or before styling after your shower, use KMS's Volume/Thickening cream products. They seem to work well. The main thing about it is keeping your hair healthy and free of split ends and dryness. Use good conditioning products if you must use heat on your hair on a regular basis.

Here is more advice:

  • Use Nixon it will thicken your hair and make it grow faster. Also take a vitamin called biotin good for hair, nails and skin.
  • Eat and drink tons of vitamins. What helped me SO MUCH was Yoplait nouriche SuperSmoothie. It's Amazing! My hair is a lot thicker, longer and shiner. People have even pointed it out. My nails have grown much longer to.
  • While products may make your existing hair LOOK thicker, there isn't anything you can put on hair to accomplish your goal. Hair is composed of keratin. That is the same substance as your fingernails. Both are actually dead tissue, but the hair roots and nail beds are living. So, like all living tissue, they can be nourished by vitamins minerals and other nutrients, which are carried by your blood. There are specific products on the market which target hair growth, but any quality multivitamin will help.
  • Trimming the ends (also filing the nails) stimulates growth and increases circulation. But the tip that works best is to INCREASE CIRCULATION, either by standing on your head, brushing vigorously or by massaging your scalp. Doing this in several 10 minutes segments throughout the day will yield the most benefits to anyone wishing to improve the quality, thickness and texture of their hair. It does wonders for your complexion too.
  • Actually too much brushing cases hair to break... so I wouldn't do it. By massaging the roots helps a lot.
  • Use Mane-N-Tail shampoo, its suppose to be used for horses but humans use it to, you can find it at Wal-Mart, it makes my hair grow really fast.
  • Take a protein content food and do regular trimming avoid chemical based shampoo and treatment avoid hot iron rollers and curlers
  • You can make your hair thicker by keeping your hair in braids and not putting so much heat in it. Too much heat will cause the hair to break off.
  • It is best to eat a healthy diet consisting of fiber and calcium. It is also key to exercise regularly and stray away from consuming alcohol or smoking. Regular trims are important (about every 6-8 weeks.) It is also important to massage the scalp and do not over shampoo! This cleans out your sebaceous glands and restricts the natural flow of your own oils.
  • Cutting off the ends of your hair doesn't actually help. What you need to do is take a multivitamin. They make Hair, Skin and nail vitamins that help your Hair grow. If you consistently take those it will help. Also try not to wash your hair everyday it will strip your hair off the oils and nutrients that help it grow. And if your gentle with your hair that will help for example instead of putting your hair in a tight ponytail try a braid.
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What is the difference between a beard and stubble?

stuble is small bristley hair beard is normal hair on your face

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What can you do to facilitate the growth of your beard?

Some people just don't grow a lot of facial hair. You are probably just one of them. But shaving a lot does make it grow in thicker. But if you are one of those people who aren't going to have hair, not much is going to work. You should feel a little bit lucky, some men have to shave every day or have major stubble. I can't imagine they enjoy that too much.

Shaving definitely causes the hair to grow in thicker on your beard. My uncle told me years ago that the way he grew a thicker beard was to shave his face in opposite directions each and every time he shaved. He told me to shave from top to bottom, bottom to top, left to right and then right to left.....you get the picture.

I was 12 when he told me this and at that time, I was already pretty hairy!! I did this for weeks before I started noticing a difference. I had a FULLY grown beard by the age of 15 and have had one since.

I am now 39 yrs old, have facial hair like barbed wire....hate shaving....and am considering laser removal.

Actually, there is nothing that you can do to speed up the process of growing a beard except taking hormones. Which, unless u have a hormone imbalance, would probably not be a good idea.

Many people believe that shaving more often can increase the thickness or your beard, but shaving more does not speed up the process.

Take a look at the hair on your arms. All the hairs are thick at the base and then cone down to a small ending. Shaving causes your hair to be cut off at the base, where the hair is thickest. When the hair grows in the entire hair is as thick as the base, causing an illusion of a thicker beard.

If you cant grow your beard now be patient. Some guys faces are not able to grow a beard until their late twenties or thirties.

Ivan Pinney

I agree with Ivan, the myth of shaving is alive because no one has shaved only half of their face to test it, and each person is different. However, I disagree with Ivans thicker at base idea because your arm hair has a natural length, but your beard like your head, continues to grow. I've had a beard since I was 18 (I'm 39). For most of the 20 years, I shaved only my neck to make my beard trimmed up, leaving my face alone. After 20 years, you'd think my neck would be thick, but now that I have a goatee and shave my face and neck, they are the same. It'll grow however your genes tell it to grow, affected by hormones. Don't worry, most people want less hair these days, not more.

I've shaved half my face for 2 months then shaved both sides, the results proved the myth true in my case. My side I had shaved more often grew back not only quicker and thicker, but in red (my head's hair color) instead of blonde which is what a lot of my facial hair comes out to be, and what that area previously was.

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Are there any websites that can teach you the proper way to shave your face?

Here is where you can find some very good info on some of the best techniques in wetshaving. Other video's also cover shaving brushes, creams, and other links to find supplies. From Cartridge razors to safety razors and even some links to straight razor info.

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Ancient Rome

Did ancient Romans grow beards in times of mourning?

Yes, according to Harper's Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquities. Before 300 B.C., all Romans (who could grow them) had beards; it was after a barber came up from Sicily that they started to regularly shave. Short, ornamental beards became somewhat common, but unkempt beards became an indicator of "slovenliness and squalor." Exceptions were made, though, for men in mourning. Notably, Augustus grew a beard when mourning the death of Julius Caesar.

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Why can't a 32 year old grow a decent beard?

Different men are differently hairy; a 32-year-old man who can't grow a full beard just isn't as hairy as a lot of other men--but is by no means unusual or weird. it has to do with hormones in your body and by taking supplemental pills or maybe a test on minoxidil would probably give you that small first step.But to grow beard or any facial hair if without any medical attention would probably give you some side effect cause by using minoxidil without prescription can get you to some serious aftermath.

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Islam
Beards

What does it mean when a Muslim dyes his beard red?

I am told it is to signify that he has visited Mecca!

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Is zakk wylde's beard real?

Yes!

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Coffee
Beards

Does drinking coffee promote beard growth?

well there is no proven fact that it actually does, but drinking coffee actually is bad for you

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There is no medically accepted evidence that drinking coffee is actually bad for you. Each individual should contact his/her doctor for that individual case, but making such a categorical statement is irresponsible opinion not appropriate in these questions.

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Dandruff

What kind of shoe polish gets rid of beard dandruff?

Shoe polish does not get rid of beard dandruff. You should try washing your beard with anti-dandruff shampoo.

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Moustaches

Can hair grow in your mouth?

i highly doubt it

um no hair can not grow INSIDE your mouth.

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Beards

Why can jockeys not have beards?

If by beard you mean why not get one? Then it's because they chose not to.

If by beard you mean, its part of the school requirements, then its probably because it sponges up more sweat than any other hair part of the body other than the top hair.

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Food & Cooking
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Beards

What foods can help you grow?

Aside from normal, healthy foods, it's not as though there are any super foods that will allow you to grow taller than you normally would.

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Fine Art
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Moustaches

What are the top selling works of art?

The world's most expensive piece of art is 'Garcon a la Pipe' (Boy With a Pipe), by Pablo Picasso. It was sold at an auction at Sotheby's in New York for $104 million. Picasso painted this masterpiece at the age of twenty four. Many factors create higher and lower auction prices, in 2011 there have been many records set. Auction prices at Christies were high in mid Feruary. As an example, Piero Manzoni's "Achrome" sold for $3,505,508 at Christie's London. At Sotheby's London a Warhol sold for millions

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History, Politics & Society
Pirates
The Sims 2
Beards

Who was the vandyke beard named for?

a short pointed beard (named after the artist Anthony Vandyke)

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Edward Teach (Blackbeard)

Where can you see memorablilia from pirates like black beard?

shoes

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Beards

How do you start growing bonsai?

A necessary first step is growing bonsai (or undertaking any endeavor) is research. A couple of links are provided to get the ball rolling. Here's a tip for success. When setting out to do a thing, locate and hook up with any individual, group or organization that can help. You need connections. Is there a nursery nearby? You know, plants and stuff? Ask there to see if anyone in your community is growing bonsai. Go to the local library and see what books are available. Is there a local bookstore (new or used)? A local gardening club? Is there a local college, and does it have a horticultural gardening course? Call. You have questions. There are answers all over the place. Oh, and you need to start scouring the web and reading all you can. Google a few arguments and see what pops up. What you doin' here? Get goin' and make things happen! And good luck.

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Why did black beard have a hook?

In his time there was no way to get some new-fangled robotic hand and seeing as he was a pirate some kind of weapon was ideal for him

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Facial Hair
Beards

Do Sikhs grow their beards forever?

Sikhism is one of the ancient religions prevailing in India.The fifth largest world religion,sikism was found in northern India in the 16th century by guru Nanak. Sikhs are often seen with long beard&hair,which is covered with a turbine.They never crop their hair or shave their face.If they do so,it's against their religious beliefs.They also should not appear in public without their turbine on head.

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How can you tell if a water dragon is a boy or girl?

The male is slightly larger, he will also grow a larger crest down his neck, back and tail. His head will be larger as well. if you can get hold of your lizard they have a row of pores down the inside of the back legs, the're in the region of the femoral artery and are called femoral pores. male have much larger more pronouced one than females. These will begin to produce a waxy substance. Hatchling and juvenile water dragons all have female features and aren't easily sexed.

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