I grew a beard in graduate school during fieldwork in Peru and have been too lazy ever since to shave it off. I shampoo it with whatever I happen to be using on my head and trim it every three months when I cut my hair whether it needs it or not. Possessing a beard like mine is a sign of obvious productivity because I can’t be bothered to spend even 5 extra minutes a day to keep it minimally kempt. I’d grow my hair out to join the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ but I’m going bald on top, and it would make me look like a degenerate.
Jason L. Rasgon, Ph.D, LFHCfS
Associate Professor of Disease Epidemiology
Department of Entomology,
The Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, and the
Huck Institutes of The Life Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA, USA