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Beards require a fair degree of maintenance, including the occasional need for a beard protector. Perhaps you work in food service and you need to keep bits of beard from falling into someone else’s lunch. Or maybe you’re looking for a beard bandana or bonnet to keep bits of lunch from falling into your beard. Either way, we have your beard covered.
How Do Beard Protectors Work?
We’re recommending two basic types of beard protector: a disposable beard net for sanitary use, and a silky beard cover you can wear to keep food out of your whiskers or to keep it moisturized and healthy while you sleep.
Beard Net: This is exactly like a hairnet but for your face. Basic is better when it comes to these. Just look for something with strong elastic to ensure it stays put, with a large enough net to keep the whole beard contained.
Beard Bonnet: When worn to bed, these soft beard covers lock in moisture from your beard oil, and help prevent hairs from breaking. Make sure the cover is adjustable, so you can fit it exactly to your face and it doesn’t slip off in the night. Silk is the best material, because the soft fabric protects hair follicles from breaking and feels comfortable and non-irritating against your skin. These covers can also be worn to keep your beard clean while eating messy foods, because nothing is less sexy than barbecue sauce clinging to the hair below your chin.
1. ULTNICE Disposable Beard Cover
Perfect for food service, healthcare, laboratories, or anywhere you need to keep stray whiskers from contaminating your work. We like this beard net because it’s made of lightweight and breathable materials that make it comfortable to wear for long hours, and large enough to fit even long beards. This set gets you 100 disposable beard covers.
2. Beard Bandana
According to users, sleeping in this beard cover keeps beards moisturized during the night and reduces breakages (since there’s no rubbing up against your pillow or mattress). Many noticed softer and healthier beards as a result. And because it is made of soft, quality silk and is fully adjustable, it is comfortable to wear for all eight hours of snoozing.
3. Beard Bandana, Richoose
Another silk cover, users recommend putting on this beard bonnet after showering and applying beard oils to most effectively lock in moisture. One thing you won’t have to worry about is the bonnet slipping off during the night, as people note how well it stays in place. Sure it looks a little like an inverted shower cap, but to keep your beard neat — and to prevent straggly hairs from flying all over your bed — this beard cover is a must.
4. Disposable Beard Covers
As far as sanitary beard covers go, we like this disposable product mostly for the size, which is larger than most covers and so can fit even the biggest and bushiest of beards. They are also lightweight, with a tight elastic strap for a secure fit all day.