This Is How Long To Grow Your Beard To Be Most Attractive

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Fear not the hipster beard. It too shall pass, according to a study.

Research published in the journal of Evolution and Human Behavior revealed women found a 10-day beard is the sexiest facial hair combination for men.

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So step away from the razors gentlemen (but don’t go too wild), heavy stubble is the most attractive beard length.

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Researchers photographed 10 men at four stages of beard growth: clean shaven, 5-day ‘light’ stubble, 10-day ‘heavy’ stubble, and fully bearded. Three hundred and fifty-one women and 177 heterosexual men viewed the photos and rated each face for attractiveness, masculinity, health, and parenting ability.

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And heavy stubbled faces took top spot as the most attractive, according to women.

Participants said the clean-shaven men looked as healthy and attractive as those with a full beard, but rated the bearded men higher for perceived parenting skills.

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Light stubble got the short end of the stick, scoring low across the board from both men and women, Insider reports.

Researchers added that a light beard may be too patchy to be perceived as ‘manly’, while a full beard gives the impression of macho aggressiveness.

Of course, the definition of a 10-day beard varies from man to man. But if you’re looking to grow your beard to the ‘most attractive’ length, apparently a heavy stubble is it.


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