Why should men have baerte

In earlier times the beard of the man was seen as a sign of strength and the adornment of masculinity. In many cases the face decoration was a sign of power or a mark of sentiment. In ancient Egypt it was even worn in a braided form, the symbol of royal dignity. For some peoples it used to be considered that cutting off the beard was equally a denial of honor and freedom.

The first beard

The first beard a man wears is the milk beard. Only drawn by small, visible milk rims on the upper lip, then later the first delicate down and between the ages of 14 and 18 the first beard begins to sprout.

The shape of the beard is crucial

There are different ways to wear beards. One speaks of beard shapes or beard costumes. The forms worn differ according to cultures, fashions and epochs.

You can wear a whiskers, a full beard or a three-day beard, a "round-the-mouth beard", a goatee, a goatee or sideburns. Not to forget the mustache, in which the head of hair only adorns the upper lip and is sometimes referred to as a "porn bar" in a somewhat pejorative manner.

It could also get expensive - the beard tax

In earlier times you could still earn money as a ruler with the facial plant. The Russian Tsar Peter I levied the so-called beard tax in 1698 after he returned from a trip in western Europe and came to the opinion that flowing full beards were rather out of fashion and he wanted to usher in a new era by cutting off the hairy facial splendor.

Each of his subjects who wanted to keep his worthy beard had to pay and in return received a round piece of copper, the so-called beard sign or beard kopeck. The piece of copper now had to be carried with you at all times so as not to be forced to shave on the street during an inspection - without a beard mark. China and France followed suit - if you wanted to appear in public with a beard, you had to pay.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, the beard costume was mostly subject to a fashion or was also subject to a ruler. If the sun king Louis XIV put on a smooth face, the English king, Henry IV, popularized the full beard as a symbol of his power and dignity. In revolutionary times, the beard was also a sign of sentiment or closeness to the people, in order to bring the common people closer as rulers again. Many men sympathized with it and wore the "Kaiser Wilhelm beard".

In other European countries there were strict limits on who was allowed to wear a beard or not. Officers were allowed, civilians weren't. As time progressed, the beard lost its political significance and everyone grew a beard.

The beard is off - the modern western man shaved

1901 - the first safety razor is invented. Nothing stands in the way of daily shaving. The beard goes its way. Whether long, short, twirled or simply a smooth face, it is no longer subject to any regulations or statutory provisions.

With the emergence of contemporary culture, the beard became a fashionable symbol again and set symbols such as individuality or dissent. Who doesn't remember the generation of the 80s? Vo-Ku-Hi-La (Front Short Back Long) and the associated mustache. Over the next few years it became the three-day beard for hipsters and in the years to come it became just a fashion accessory. It's a shame if you look at the story now.

But let's not forget one culture: the Vikings

We think of muscular bodies, strong warriors and of course the worthy beards. The beard was considered a male status symbol and a sign of the achieved prosperity. Prominent bearded Vikings are Halvar, the Viking chief (father of Wickie) and of course the actors from the series "Vikings".

Although the Vikings were considered rather barbaric, they were downright vain when it came to grooming their beards. So they used z. B. different oils and special combs to maintain their splendor. This made it easier to braid the beard in battle and did not swirl around in the face during battle. It was similar with the hair on the head - outside of the warlike events, however, beards and hair were often worn open.

"By my beard" - create your style

No matter whether MAN wants to be a Viking, an 80s symbol or just a hipster or a hippie - the beard needs care and a lot of love. There are simply no more limits to creativity. The main thing is that it is shiny, clean and well trimmed.

What does the “BEAR TIGER MAN” say?

"At first it was a lazy 3-day beard so I wouldn't have to shave fresh on Mondays.", He smiles. “Curious about what's going on and how it will change my appearance, I let it grow. I tried different styles to find my beard shape that not only fits the face shape but also my personality. At some point I found it, my style, which reflects my character. The Viking beard. I feel very good and take care of him intensively. My girlfriend also thinks it's great, it's forbidden to touch it, ”he laughs.

Not all heroes wear capes and masks. Man wears beard.