When it comes to growing out a beard, here at 'The Beard Struggle' we truly believe every male from every walk of life should at some point in their lifetime try growing out some facial fuzz. Whilst the bearded life is a beautiful journey for the most part, there are a few things that you'll only discover once you've walked the furry walk. So, today lets discuss 4 Things Nobody Tells You About Growing A Beard - Part 2...
YOU'LL CONSTANTLY GET ASKED 'HOW LONG DID THAT TAKE TO GROW?'
One of the most over asked questions I'm often greeted with by anybody and everybody is 'How long did that take to grow?'. Now, I can only assume they are referring to my marvel of a red beard and not my ever growing waistline when they ask this. Whilst I'm only too happy to 'talk all things beard' with pretty much anybody who wishes to do so, it does become a little tedious of a question at times. Mainly because if I'm totally honest, I've been growing out a beard for so long I've forgotten exactly how long it has been! But if you ever have the displeasure of bumping into me at a bar or anywhere else for that matter, (But the pub is the most likely place you'll find me!) please don't hesitate to stop me and say Hi! I promise I'll be polite! and who knows, I might even buy you a beer or 2!
EATING YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD BECOMES A MAMMOTH OF A TASK!
As a child we learn how to first eat with our hands, then with a knife, fork and spoon. Once we have those mastered we're pretty much set for life, or so you'd think. But when you grow out your very own face forest learning to eat starts all over again. Now, unless you want to wear your meal of choice rather than eat it, you're going to have to rethink how you chomp down on that grub my friend. Foods like pizza, pasta sauces, messy sandwiches mac & cheese might seem impossible, but with a little extra practice you'll have them mastered, well for the most part anyway.
WOMEN SEEM TO BE MAGNETIZED TO YOUR BEARD, BE IT GOOD OR BAD!
Whenever you meet the opposite sex during social gatherings you'll often find they have some form of opinion towards your beard, mostly good, but sometimes not so much. I've found there seems to be no middle ground in peoples opinions when it comes to facial hair. Ladies seem to either really love them, or really loth them. So, if you're out with a few friends at a bar and that lady who's been around all night has one tipple too many, don't expect her to hold back on what she thinks of your facial gruff. I find the most part ladies are rather welcoming when it comes to furry faces. But when you meet that one chick who clearly has a 'bee in her bonnet' about blokes with beards, it usually leads on to a somewhat heated, yet rather hilarious conversation for sure.
YOU'LL START TO DOUBLE CHECK YOURSELF WHEN A MIRROR IS NEAR!
You can claim to be the least vain person you know, but burst out a little facial hair and that will change without you even realising you have done so. Each time you walk past a mirror, shop window, shiny car or pretty much any other surface that displays a reflection, you'll start checking out how awesome your beard looks. So as your glorious beard continues to flourish out into something truly spectacular, so does your self confidence. Don't believe me? Just watch! (Apologies for the shameless Bruno Mars reference!) I'm not sure what triggers this to happen, I can only assume there must be something in the hair! (See what I did there? I changed air for...oh, never mind.)
Well, that wraps things up for today my friends. I hope you enjoyed the beard blog as much as I did! As ever, if you have any thoughts, suggestions or feedback please let us have it in the comments section you'll find provided below.