Your winter will be lot better if you grow a beard. Your mug rug provides defence against windburn, UV radiation, and arctic conditions. Even your life might be saved by it.
The paradox is that while a beard is a comfortable companion in cold and blistering weather, winter is also the hardest season for your beard. Your hair dries out and becomes brittle due to low humidity and harsh environmental conditions.
When it comes to beard care, winter is the time to step it up. This necessitates diligent moisturising and a few adjustments to your regular routine to maximise moisture absorption.
– Refuse the hot water.
We understand that you might want to take a hot shower to forget about the bitter cold outside. Although taking a hot shower may feel fantastic, hot water is your beard’s worst enemy. Hot water depletes skin and hair of their natural oils (that would otherwise be moisturising your hair and skin). Itchy skin and dry, brittle hair are the result of this.
Instead, reduce the water’s temperature and, whenever possible, take a chilly shower. To keep your beard moisturised and protected, cool water closes cuticles.
– Fewer shampoos
Even with all the food and alcohol-filled holiday parties, you still need to maintain your beard clean in the winter, but use less shampoo. Reduce your shampooing frequency to twice a week. To get rid of surface accumulation, keep cleaning your face and beard every day.
– Avoid the following during shampooing:
1. Sulfates: Skin-drying and irritant foaming agents. Sulfate-free Zeus Beard Shampoo has anti-inflammatory Dragon’s Blood and Green Tea Extracts.
2. Minerals called silicones help to straighten and smooth hair as well as give it lustre. While it might sound appealing, silicones build up and function as a sealant on your beard. This prevents conditioners from penetrating your hair, which causes it to dry out and become brittle and frizzy.
When it’s cold and crisp outside, conditioner should be your go-to product. Even on days when you don’t use beard wash, you should use it. Aim for conditioning your beard three to four times every week.
– Beard creme
Apply a few drops of beard oil as soon as you get out of the shower to take advantage of your skin’s still-wet state. In order to smell fresh but not overbearing.
You can use beard oil in the morning, once during the day, and once more at night, depending on how dry your beard is. To find the frequency that is right for you, experiment.
– Beard lotion
After applying beard oil, use beard balm. Your skin and beard will receive an additional dosage of hydration, and beeswax will seal that moisture in. Additionally, you can use beard balm to delicately shape your beard and moustache so that you always seem put together, regardless of how savage the wind.
– Don’t omit the combing and brushing
Numerous advantages come with beard brushing. It keeps your beard neat, clean, and well-groomed. Through your beard, it evenly distributes beard oil (goodbye, winter dryness). Did we also mention that it increases circulation, which helps the growth of a healthy beard?
– Gain extra points by using a humidifier
Use a humidifier to combat the dryness of the air, which will keep your skin and significant other happy while also preventing your beard from becoming dry.
– Have a spa day.
Or simply enter the steam room at your gym. Consider taking a steam bath for your beard as a deep conditioning therapy.
When outside, keep your beard covered.
In addition to making for a great photo opportunity, #IceBeards cause considerable harm to your beard, making it fragile and prone to breaking.
Follow these steps to avoid getting an ice beard:
1. Wear a scarf over your beard.
2. To keep your beard from going bald, clean it off right away if it gets wet from snow, ice, or rain.
Hope it helps!