Ok, so you’ve grown the beard you’ve always dreamed of and perhaps paired it with a great looking mustache, other men are impressed and life is good.But it doesn’t end there.Like owning a cool car, maintenance is required and maintaining your grizzly beard requires proper hygiene, time, and grooming. After all, your beard might be dirtier than a dog! According to new research, there are more germs in a man’s beard than in dogs’ fur. Researchers at the Hirslanden Clinic in Switzerland recently took swabs from the beards of 18 men and found that every beard contained bacteria. The bacteria count was then compared to swabs taken from the neck of several dogs and the results were… surprising, to say the least. The reason for the higher amount of bacteria is due to beard hair being more course and curly which makes it easier to trap dirt. Although it may sound gross, there is no need to go running for your razor just yet!The staff at Modern Male is here to keep your beard looking clean, groomed, and healthy! Book an appointment ONLINE today to reserve a spot for a quick Beard Trim Shadow or, for the fuller beard, a Beard Shaping. Upon your arrival, ask your stylist about our beard care collection from the brands that we trust: Parker, Taconic and Billy Jealousy. The shelves at Modern Male feature many essentials including balms, oils, brushes, and soap bars that are designed for beard cleanliness. You will find comfort in knowing that each of these products will keep those pesky creep crawlers away and also make a good looking beard! If you have any questions, feel free to ask your stylist or the front desk for help (they will even let you try some of the products out for yourself)!