Hirsute campaigners set to permit beard trimming as ‘level two’ heat warning issued

In Uncategorized on September 14, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Press Release 14th September Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266




The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that for only the third time in its history it is permitting supporters to trim their beards as temperatures in parts of the UK are set to rise above 30C for two consecutive days prompting a ‘level two’ official heat warning.

The recorded temperature in Kent on 13th September was 34.4C, the hottest September day since 1911.

The campaigners say that there is a precedent in beard history for trimming or shaving the beard in extreme heat. When Marx travelled to Algeria in 1882 just before the end of his life he asked a barber to shave his iconic beard. While the temperature was not hot by standards in Algiers it was by the UK weather Marx was used to.

The weather in the UK is usually very different to that in North Africa but the principle of shaving the beard was established.

Routine pruning of the beard is normal for the hirsute because it encourages growth. However trimming aims to reduce the size and density of the beard altogether

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, in hot weather the wearing of facial hair is a balance. It will protect against sunburn but it may also cause the wearer to become over heated. Our advice is to trim follicles judicially, a little at a time on a daily basis until the correct balance is achieved. However if the heat demands it the beard may be temporarily shaved entirely, as Marx did.





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