Are you one of those guys in the population that can’t seem to grow a beard no matter what you do? Have you ever cursed the world with all your might asking why this is so? We’re here to enlighten you on this painful issue.
SO WHAT ACTUALLY IS GOING ON?
A lot of people associate beards with a high amount of testosterone. This is not at all surprising as the beard acts as a symbol of masculinity. And it’s true, beards are related to some sort of testosterone. Dihydrotestosterone or DHT, to be exact.
Not all men are created equal in the production of DHT. As one might expect, DHT production is related to genetics. Some men produce more DHT because their ancestors did. This is the same for those who can’t grow beards — not saying that their ancestors couldn’t grow beards. They are simply the results of centuries of genetic coincidence.
SO I CAN’T GROW A BEARD?
Yes and no. Yes, you can’t grow a beard. And no, you can’t grow a beard. There are ways to increase DHT production, but you might not want to take those treatments. As much as DHT can produce hair, it can also take hair away.
Some men have a sensitivity to DHT, causing them to go bald. This is one of the leading causes of early hair loss and baldness. So yeah, you might grow a beard, but you’ll lose hair elsewhere. If you’re cool with that and like the hairless aesthetic, then go ahead. Being bald looks cool, but it’s also cool to be beardless.
Beards have come in and out of fashion throughout history. Even in this modern day of lumbersexuals, it’s okay to be beardless. Embrace that clean-shaven beauty. At least you don’t have to bother shaving or maintaining a beard. This means fewer expenses. It’s a genetic money-saving perk.
SO WHAT CAN I DO?