How To Keep Your Beard From Drying Out
“When it’s cold outside, who are you holding?”
Although Bobby Womack first crooned this back in the day on “If You Think Your Lonely Now”, it could apply to you if your beard is feeling brittle.
Your beard can have a rough time in the winter just like your skin. Here is how you can keep your beard happy and hydrated.
Chill On The Hot Showers
A hot shower may seem like a relief in the winter but it comes with its own set of issues. Hot water strips the beard and skin of its natural oils, resulting in a brittle beard and dry flaky skin.
Take cooler showers as it benefits your beard and skin condition overall. If you must have a hot shower, try not to keep your beard under so long.
Leaving water dry on the skin actually makes things worse due to the hard minerals in most tap water so drying your beard properly is also important.
Moisturize your skin after a shower to lock in that moisture and not let the water sit there naturally drying, taking the moisture away as it evaporates and leaves trace minerals.
Get That Beard To A Barber
Your barber could be your beards best friend in the winter time. A quick trim will save you from problems down the road.
Once a beard hair splits, the damage has occurred. Leaving it will result in it in splitting down to the follicle and falling out, whereas trimming the damage and strays will keep your beard looking sharp and consistent.
These simple tips hope to provide you with manageable ways to look after your beard during the winter months. It doesn’t take much to keep your beard game in check, and a healthy beard in winter always stands out!
Be Generous With The Beard Butter
Just like you need more Body Butter for your skin in the winter, you also need more Beard Butter.
The name of the game is hydration and you need to keep it in daily rotation with your routine. Of course how much you need depends on your beard length, hair type, and the weather but it doesn’t hurt to add a dab or two more.
Fortunately Respected Roots Beard Butter is non-greasy so you can even go a little overboard and still have a happier, great smelling beard without weighing your beard down.
You still want to use the beard co-wash daily to keep your beard fresh and so clean.
Last Tip…Just Be Smart
Your beard is on your face and your face is exposed more than any other part of your body. When it is wicked cold outside then bundle up.
Don’t let snow or ice rest in your beard. It may make a cool pic but it is freeze drying your beard…literally.
Simply put…respect your roots!