KATIE FILION: Fashion meets function with the Noodle Eater’s Hair Guard

Tired of getting a mouthful of hair every time you eat noodle? Sick of having to tie your lovely locks out of the way when eating delicious oriental dishes? Introducing, the Noodle Eater’s Hair Guard, a unique facial ornament to keep those pesky strands out of your face, and food.

According to Softpedia News, Chindogu, the art of inventing solutions for very specific problems, has done it again. Owners of unique Chindogu gadgets like the Duster Slippers for Cats, and Silicone Finger Protector will marvel at the various uses of the Noodle Eater’s Hair Guard, but not without its drawbacks. Softpedia raises the following concerns about the fashionable gadget:

The first one is that these solutions, namely specific objects and gadgets, when used to solve a problem, will most likely bring at least a new one and more often than not numerous others.

The second issue of Chindogu is that using such a solution would usually generate a lot of social embarrassment. Putting these two together we get some useful inventions that turn into objects with less to none utility the very moment you start using them. And the Noodle Eater’s Hair Guard is a new (perfect) example.

The inventor of the Noodle Eater’s Hair Guard claims that it serves in preserving the very expensive coiffure of those who like to have a snack just before leaving for a very formal party or meeting.
Indeed, the problem addressed by the Noodle Eater’s Hair Guard is real: once you’ve spent some serious green on a pretentious hair style, you’d be reticent to tying your hair so it does not enter your soup bowl, have some rebel hairs falling in your noodles or, worse, accidentally dropping some food on your flowing mane. Here’s where the Noodle Eater’s Hair Guard comes in handy; wear it around your face to be able to enjoy your meal while keeping your hair styling perfectly safe.

I think its brilliant, but remember: beware of imitations.