Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Schick Hydro® and Edge® Shave Gel, but all opinions are my own.
The only people who like playoff beards are other guys. Playoff beards may work on the field and in the locker room, but one place they don’t work is in the sack. Per a survey on behalf of Edge Shave Gel and Schick Hydro, hot babes would rather see a picture of their ex than a robust collection of unkempt facial hair*.
Nearly 1 in 3 Americans (31%) feel wild facial hair would be a bigger turnoff than an ex in a dating profile picture*.
Two thirds (66%) of Americans, including 75% of Millennials, think a man who regularly shaves his facial hair is more likely to have better bodily grooming habits elsewhere*. If you have a beard, it’s safe to assume you have that weird patch/tuft of extremely dark hair growing on the small of your back and probably some shoulder hair. Women don’t want any of those things on their sheets, particularly if the sheets are white. Nothing grosser than finding someone else’s disembodied hairs in your bed.
More than half (59%) of Americans, including 69% of Millennials, agree that whether a man has facial hair is a major factor in forming a first impression of him*.
We get it – the playoff beard shows solidarity during the most intense string of games during the season. But that beard isn’t making any plate appearances, it’s just hindering your appearance.
* Wakefield on behalf of Edge Shave Gel and Schick Hydro (Spring 2016) [online omnibus survey of 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults aged 18+]