Winter is just around the corner, and that means that you have to change up your beard care. Beards grow 50% to 60% faster in the summer than the winter, but winter can be a game changer for the average beard grooming session. To help you get a better idea of what you need to do for your winter beard care preparations, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Taking good care of your beard in the winter requires all the effort that you were putting in during the summer and the fall. Don't neglect winter beard care just because it got a little cooler. If you need help finding the best beard products, contact us. We'll be glad to help.
Don't Use Hot Water
This might be an odd tip to hear, given that winter is cold and hot water feels so good. However, hot water is an enemy to your beard care. It strips away the natural oils that are on hair and skin and makes hair brittle and dry. Turn the water temperature down and enjoy a cool or luke-warm shower; it'll keep your beard moisturized and protected.
Beard Oils: Use Them
We've talked about the importance of beard oils before, but you really do need to use them. They're one of the key beard care products that you can use. Right after the shower (which should have been a little cool), add a few drops of beard oil to your still-moist skin. Depending on how dry your beard is, add beard oil in the morning, and reapply once in the day and once again at night. Test different frequencies to figure out what works for you.
You Need Beard Balm
Winter will be harsh on the skin. It will dry it, and it will dry your beard. Along with beard oil, you need beard balm. You should apply this right after you apply the oil to add extra moisture to the beard and skin under it. It can also be used to shape your beard and make sure you look good no matter how windy or cold it gets.