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FOX40 INVESTIGATES: What's really in your beard?

When it comes to beards, it can be more than just a lot of hair on a man’s face. What's in there? Source: MSNewsNow When it comes to beards, it can be more than just a lot of hair on a man’s face. What's in there? Source: MSNewsNow
We put a swab of Cole's beard under a microscope to find out what else could be hiding in there. Source: MSNewsNow We put a swab of Cole's beard under a microscope to find out what else could be hiding in there. Source: MSNewsNow
Don’t skip the shampoo and be sure to put some good stuff in. Source: MSNewsNow Don’t skip the shampoo and be sure to put some good stuff in. Source: MSNewsNow
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

More and more men are all about sporting a beard.

But when it comes to beards, it can be more than just a lot of hair on a man’s face. What's in there?

Lucas Simmons is the bearded brew master at Lucky Town Brewery in Jackson. He says he’s pretty sure he knows what’s stashed in his.

"There’s probably a lot of brewing yeast in my beard," he said. "I do shampoo and wash it pretty much every day, so hopefully not too much but given the environment we’re in, I’m sure I catch some on a daily basis."

Another guy who likely catches stuff in his beard? Michael Cole.

He’s a former marine and currently a student at Hinds Community College.

Cole’s been growing his out for just over a year now and claims the manliness on his face caught him a girlfriend.

"Like the blue footed booby does when it's time to mate. It's my mating call."

We put a swab of Cole's beard under a microscope to find out what else could be hiding in there.

Luckily for him, the results came back clean. He was happy about the results.

 "I feel like there’s bacteria everywhere so I thought something would have grown, but it was crazy clean."

This is good news for Cole - but Nick Puckett , a barber at Great Scott, says clean was anything but the case for one of his customers.

"I found cheese in a gentleman’s handlebar mustache; a piece of cheese from a cheeseburger."

So how does one keep the cheese and other nasty things out of their facial manliness?

Puckett says it’s simple: Don’t skip the shampoo and be sure to put some good stuff in.

"You should wash it multiple times a day, moisture it multiple times a day, condition it a couple times a week," he said. "I prefer anything that has sandalwood in it. Sandalwood has antimicrobial properties in it. Anything with tea tree oil in it is going to help you with beard-druff, which is a beard swarming with dandruff, and anything with essential oils."

Ok gentlemen, the pros have spoken.

Whether you’re going to go Duck Dynasty rouge, or sport Kevin Costner’s  short, sexy, soul patch, make sure you keep it glorious - not gross.

While nothing was found in Cole's beard, studies around the country have shown pretty gross things that have been found - including staph and fecal matter.

All the more reason bearded beaus need to keep their manliness squeaky clean.

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