Beards. We all love them. But sometimes we get can get things wrong. After all we are only human and errors can accrue to the very best of us. Today, I wanted to highlight the good, the bad and the ugly about owning a beard. So without any further hesitation we shall begin...
YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO EAT YOUR LUNCH, NOT WEAR IT!
Let's be honest, at some point or another we've all gotten a little somethin' somethin' trapped in our beards without immediately noticing that we have. Be it a thick, frothy cream off the top of our morning coffee, to a crumb or two (or three, four or even five!) from our tasty toasted sandwich at lunch time. The reason this happens a little too frequently then we care to admit to is simply because it's real simple to do and not notice! When I first began growing out a beard it took me a little time and practice not to dunk my moustache into pretty much everything I sipped upon. I buy a pint of ice cold lager, then after just one taste *BOOM!* half of my drink has soaked into the tash!
KEEP THAT FURRY FACE OF YOURS IN SHAPE, MISTER!
One of the biggest misconceptions people have about a bearded gentleman is that the wearer is simply ''too lazy'' to shave. For anyone who sports a beard we fully note this to be untrue, if anything bearded men tend to spend much more time grooming and keeping our beards in tip top condition. Let's be real, our beards take a rather negative bashing on pretty much a daily basis. From ''poop beard'' to ''bearded men make for lousy love rats'' we are often gifted this shit end of the stick. Allowing your beard to look scruffy and unkempt will only add to the crappy stories and folks misconceptions of us bearded ones.
BEARD OILS ARE AN ABSOLUTE MUST TO KEEPING YOU BEARD 'A' GAME ON POINT!
If you've been a beardy man for sometime you're most likely to have tested out several beard oils and/or balms during your growing journey. I often express the importance in using a premium quality product within your beard which focus on keeping your furry face game strong, thick and healthy. Occasionally you might forget to apply some product to your face before leaving home for the busy day ahead. Given certain weather conditions you'll soon notice you have made a huge mistake as your beard will begin to feel dry and can even visually appear much thinner too. So remember Brothers, beard oils and balms are key to your beards success. And here at 'The Beard Struggle' we (of course!) have you covered.
YOUR BEARD INSTANTLY GRANTS YOU STATUS!
Making such statements often sees me recieve a whole lot of stick from the naked faced folks on the internet. But growing out your beard will pretty much instantly grant you a status amongst your family and friends. It no secret that the majority of folks you meet respect a good beard, which often sparks many the conversation at the bar or family gathering. Yes, we do occasionally meet the tricky disapproving individual who wants to try and pull jokes at our beards expense. But over all many have the reverse approach and respect the commitment shown to grow it out to begin with. You'll certainly be the remembered face from the crowd. So wear it loud and wear it proud, Brother.
TRY AS THEY MIGHT, NOTHING WILL EVER BREAK THE BOND BETWEEN A MAN AND HIS BEARD!
If you're reading this as a 'beardy hopeful' or just a 'furry faced admirer' you might not fully understand where I am coming from when I first suggest the following statement. But nothing could ever break the bond between a Gentleman and his marvelous rather glorious beard. I don't say this lightly or in any way a juvenile manner, but when a man begins his beard growing journey it's often to try out a new look. Little did any of us know how attached (no pun intended!) we'd become to our facial forest throughout the long growing journey. I could never envision myself shaving off my beard ever again for as long as I shall live. I highly applaud those of you who might have or are considering shaving off your facial gruff for charity and other highly respectable causes. As that is something I simply haven't nearly gotten the balls big enough to do so. Ask any man who happens to sport a glorious beard what one of his most liked features about himself are, and 9 times out 10 he'll often tell you his beard. It's an unstoppable bond like no other.
So, there you have it! A little collection of beard rules we often follow. As always please be sure to leave us your thoughts and feedback in the comments section provided below.