These widespread practices in the Far West demonstrate how very wild the times were

Confront the dangers of beards

In the days of the Wild West, many stray men wore rather extravagant beards. While beards are trendy and cool nowadays, you’re probably wondering why having a beard is a problem. Beards impart a certain look and can emanate authority and masculinity; notorious men in the Old West desired to maintain their reputations. If you kept a clean-shaven face, you resembled a sheriff more than a dangerous villain or macho cowboy.

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Well, one of the unfortunate side effects of an untamed beard could be a dramatic degradation in hygiene, especially if there weren’t many opportunities to wash properly, and of course, it was. After all, some people now claim that a beard can harbour a real zoo of bacteria, so imagine when you didn’t necessarily wash your face every day and wipe yourself off with the towels from the salon’s common areas after drinking a good beer, this is rancid and can never last. This is exactly how diseases spread.

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