Depending on the length of your beard, meal and snack time can be either a fairly normal experience – or a bit of an annoyance. For those of you who will be getting annoyed with your beard while eating, we know you don’t want to have to make the choice between food and beard, what kind of an impossible choice is that.. although we would most likely choose beard.
With the right understanding of what you are eating, we think we can get you to the point where you decide what to eat based on what you fancy and not what is going to be easiest for your beard. We have searched the web far and wide and put together some tips for some of the most popular foods:
Ice cream/ Soup/ Cereal (any liquid like food)
The chances of spilling liquids from a spoon are high, this is the common theme with all of the above foods. To avoid it, only put enough for a mouthful on the spoon when eating soup or cereal. Big spoonfuls will leave your beard smelling like leftovers in no time. So bear in mind that less is definitely more here.
Spaghetti, noodles and pasta in general
Long manes of hair and long pieces of pasta certainly do not mix. If you are one of those few men with an impressively long beard you will know exactly what we mean. You will always lose a strand of spaghetti or two and it will always end up in your beard. With this sort of meal there really aren’t many options beyond donning a beard net. Let’s be honest, no one wants to sit at the dinner table with a beard net on so you the only other thing to try is bunching your beard up and holding it to one side while you eat – although not ideal, this is the reality of noodle like foods.
Don’t overdo it
If you want to keep your beard clean and avoid the undesired food particles in it, it’s best to pay attention to how much food you’re putting on your fork or spoon. Make sure that you’re not overloading your utensils with food, so it can make it safely into your mouth.
Use utensils at all times!
Although this may also be a bit annoying, especially when you want to get down and dirty with the nachos, or stuck into your pizza. Just remember that almost every man will touch his beard very often without even realising he’s doing it. Unless you have the discipline to keep your hands on the food and the food only, you will end up smearing sauce and grease into your beautiful beard and whiskers. Even wiping your hands with a napkin wont always do the job, so we advise to just play it safe and stick with the knife and fork.
What about sweets?
Well there are few things that you should avoid eating, like doughnuts, ice cream and syrup. Doughnuts tend to crumble, crack and ooze on the first bite, which can caramelise your beard. In order to avoid this, simply cut your doughnut into small pieces before you eat it. When it comes to syrup, the only recommendation we can give is to either avoid it or be very careful while eating it, because once you get it in your facial hair, the syrup will stick your beard together like glue!
If all else fails?
If no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to keep your beard from getting a little ‘dutty’ during dinner time – then the only solution is to break out the beard wash. Break all the rules, eat with your fingers, slurp up your soup covered spaghetti – sit back and relish in your hearty meal and then sort it all out in the shower with the Bear Grooming beard wash.