You've taken the plunge and grown a badass moustache. Yeah, it might have started out as a bit of banter with your mates over who could last the longest through Movember, but you've now gone into the unknown. It's now December and you've done the unthinkable. You've left it on your face.
Yes, that's right! Beard Terminology is a thing. Growing a beard is a simple thing. It's natural and a beautiful thing, but getting the terminology nailed is key if you want to get the most out of your beard. I mean if you're looking to join the community, then you got to speak the language!
I remember when I started looking at growing a beard I would ask people for advice, and they would reel off these terms that sounded alien to me. People would make comments like:
"You going for your yeard mate?" or "Nice bum fluff geezer".
What do all these mean?!
20 years or so back, beard grooming and beard care wasn't a thing. I mean most of us just didn't care about our beards. In fact. most of us didn't even think about it at the time. I mean you wash your hair, and brush your teeth and wash your face, but the beard......!?
I remember being a young lad and seeing my dad with a massive beard. He let it grow wild, I mean he would occasionally stick a comb in there and try an hack away at it from time to time, but all in all, he just let his beard grow and sat back.
Those were simple days
But looking back at family photos now, I can see that almost every man in my family had horrible fuzzy, dry looking beards. I mean that was just how it was done back then.
Not now! Beard care and maintenance is massively important!
So you have just booked your holiday to Cancun and you're all ready to go. You try to remember where you put your damn passport (It's almost always never where you THINK you last put it). After a few hours of turning your house upside down, you finally find your passport. You take a quick look at it and realise that you look completely different. You know your passport photo is old, maybe 5, 6 or even 9 years old! What's different?
You have grown a frickin' big beard!
Panick is now setting in! You'll start asking yourself questions like "Can I have a beard in a passport photo?", or "Do I need to change my passport if I grow a beard?".
Let's find out...
I was down the pub in a few weeks ago a few mates and something interesting came up in conversation. One of my mates asked me if my beard would take a punch to the face. At the time we laughed it off and carried on downing pints. The next day, I was telling my wife about our ridiculous conversation the night before, and I got to thinking. Can beards cushion blows to the face?
Hmm... Time for an article.
So this is an interesting question. Can a beard give you some kind of advantage when it comes to absorbing or taking one on the chin? After a quick Google Search, I discovered a number of forum posts and questions being asked, ranging from general curiosity to people wanted to take up boxing.