Being happily married to an uninhibited bearded man I have
noticed many similarities in his beard and well… his balls. Some days his beard
is full, tight and closely nestled to his face while other days it is relaxed hanging
lower and waving freely in the air. Well the same can be said about his balls…
except for the nestled against his face part!
Being the astute observant man that he is I was sure he had
noticed these similarities. Nope, never! Apparently when you own the parts you
lose all curiosity. I thought surly I cannot be the only one who sees these
similarities, so I asked a few trusted sources who also did not make the
comparison until I pointed it out.
Now that I have brought it to your attention and you realize
the similarities, here is why your beard and balls are full and voluptuous one
day and low hanging others.
Beards hairs tend to be more porous than head hair and can
act like little sponges! The hairs react based on many factors such as is it
hot, is it cold, did you drink enough water, did you drink too much alcohol, it
is humid out, did you go swimming in chlorinated water, did you use a hard
chemical on it….the list could go on forever.
Think about a sponge for a minute when it is full of water
it expands and its pliable however, if you leave it out the water it will
eventually start to evaporate and leave you will a light stiff little brick. Your
beard is very similar to this sponge! Some days it can be full and pliable while
other days it is dry and wispy. You will
increase your chances of more days of full and pliable when you and your beard both
How do you keep your beard hydrated? Use products that work
to keep water in as well as keep it hydrated throughout the day. After a shower your hairs are the fullest and
most hydrated they will be in that day. The goal is to keep that water from
evaporating, which some beard products can help you achieve by creating a
breathable barrier to keep water in. However depending on your hair type (course,
kinky, fine, etc.) and the environment you work and play in you could have
water loss at a rapid rate which poses its own challenges in finding the right
products for your beard as well as keeping it hydrated.
Go back to that sponge scenario think about the conditions
you left it in to dry out! That might help you be a little more cognitive of
the conditions you expose your beard to when unprotected with hydrating
products like our Outdoorsman whip! We designed Outdoorsman to withstand the
harsh conditions men but their beards in when working or playing through the
protection of the emollient butters and hydrating properties of the humectants
to keep the beard fully hydrated all day long.
Now onto the balls! Why do those suckers hang to and fro
someday and go into hiding on other days. The reason they are finicky little suckers.
They like to be kept roughly 1-2 degrees less than normal body temperature, so the
scrotum expand and retract as a way to
warm them up or cool them down. There are other reasons for shrinkage, like sex
but I am not going to get into all of that.
So there you have it similarities of two of the most prized possessions that men like to boast about… Beards and Balls!