When The Muppets Kermit the frog suggested 'It's not easy being green' he has clearly never met the struggles almost every bearded man has to contend with on a day to day basis. 'The Beard Struggle' might be our slogan, but the struggle is most certainly real, and today I want to highlight a few of them in the hope of banishing them into a 'black hole' once and for all. So let us begin with 3 Mistakes That Are Easily Made By A Man With A Beard...
When it comes to sheering our furry faces it can prove to be a rather tricky task, which in turn can make accidents happen every now and again. My one and only huge f*ck up took place in the earlier days of growing out. I used what I thought was a trusty beard trimmer, but instead it turned out to be a facial hair mother-plucker! quite literally!
The newfound trimmer got itself tangled in my rather long chin strap beard and instead of cutting it at the originally desired length I had hoped for, it ripped it from my chin in one foul painful swoop. Ouch, that really hurt, as I'm sure you can imagine.
FORGETTING TO SLAP ON SOME BEARD OIL AND BALM BEFORE A BUSY DAY AHEAD!
We are all guilty of it. Time is running away with itself and you find yourself darting about the house like a mad man running behind late for work. Then once you have left the house and are on route to when you need to be you reach up and notice you have forgotten to apply some beard oil and/or balm and take a moment to care for that glorious face fuzz of yours.
Done every now and again it is not a huge problem, although you are likely to have a rather irritable beard for most of the day, as it will probably feel messy, untidy, maybe a little itchy and unkempt. Done over larger periods of time is when bigger issues are likely to arise, such as beard dandruff, smartly labelled 'beard-ruff', splitting ends and dry brittle to the touch facial hairs.
So, remember folks, set yourself just that little bit of extra time each and every day to take jolly good care of that lovely furry face of yours. Because after all, you know it makes perfect sense, and the results will surely speak for themselves.
SHAVING OFF YOUR FACE FURR WHEN INTOXICATED WILL CERTAINLY LEAD TO TEARS IN THE MORNING!
I have one friend in particular who is very guilty of the above sentence. I'l spare him the embarrassment and won't mention any names, although you know very well who you are!
After a tipple or two (or twelve) you might feel the uncontrolled desire to take that ever growing fur away from your face. Granted this usually starts with one drunk guy wanting to trim his facial hair down a little, but instead results in disaster, usually at the cost of your beloved beard.
The simplest way to stop this from happening is to hide the razor, or better still don't drink yourself into oblivion in the first place. Otherwise you will only have yourself to blame when you wake in the morning and look in the mirror only to find a naey faced child staring right back at you. Because let's be honest, nobody likes a naked face.
So, there goes Wednesdays beard blog for you to amuse yourselves over. As always please be sure to share your thoughts and feedback in the comments section you will find provided below. Have a trimming horror story yourself? then why not share it with us! Get in touch over on my Twitter and we shall talk again very soon!