by Cody Wiley
If you keep a tight, trimmed moustache (and there’s nothing wrong with that), then this article is not for you. This is an article for those of us whose moustache tickles our lips if not completely covers them. With the joy of a full moustache comes the challenge of eating. From my own experience, I want to offer you some points so you can eat with your moustache as opposed to eating your moustache.
If you’ve ever let your moustache grow out you have undoubtedly had a few stray hairs move their way into the corners of your mouth. The problem gets exponentially worse while eating--take a bite of your burger and you feel a yank above your lip, munch on that slice of pizza and you feel the same pang.
This can be quite annoying (as well as painful), and during the first year of growing my beard, this was a leading factor in deciding to trim my moustache. Mine’s been growing freely since then and here are a few tips and tricks I’ve developed or had passed along to me to keep those pesky hairs out of my mouth.
Bonus Tip: Grab a straw when drinking; it keeps your moustache dry and gunk free! For those opposed to straws, or if you just want a sweet new cup, check out our friend Jason Kiley's One Eyed Cat Crafts for some pretty awesome moustache friendly drinkware.
Those are the tips and tricks that have helped me quit eating my moustache, which has been very beneficial to say the least. Personally, I tend to combine both 2 and 3 depending on what I’m eating, but always 2. If you think of something I’ve missed comment below, keep those moustaches growing!
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