A beard is the unshaven Hair that grows on the Chin, Upper Lips, Cheeks and Neck of humans and some non-human animals. In humans, usually only Pubescent or Adult mail are able to grow beards. Some women with hirsutim, a hormonal condition of excessive hairiness, may develop a beard.Throughout the course of history, societal attitudes toward male beards have varied widely depending on factors such as prevailing cultural-religious traditions and the current era’s fashion trends. Some religions (such as Islam, Traditional Christianity, Orthodox Judaism and Sikhism) have considered a full beard to be absolutely essential for all males able to grow one and mandate it as part of their official Dogma. Other cultures, even while not officially mandating it, view a beard as central to a man’s Virility exemplifying such virtues as Wisdom, Strength, sexual prowess and high social status In cultures where facial hair is uncommon (or currently out of fashion), beards may be associated with poor hygiene or an uncivilized, dangerous demeanor. In countries with colder climates, beards help protect the wearer’s face from the elements.