When the colder months set in, our bodies undergo a few changes that leave us feeling slightly frazzled. For instance, the cold temperatures have serious effects on skin, causing dryness and a dull complexion. In the same way, our hair can become brittle and dry because of the crisp air, and one’s scalp may become flaky, full of dandruff and very itchy.
When it comes to facial hair, it becomes essential to keep your hairs clean, moisturised and conditioned during winter. This is why we cannot stress winter beard care enough.
Guys, during winter lower humidity levels and icy winds can weaken the hairs and dry out the follicles of your man-beard, so it becomes extremely important to pay extra attention to your main facial accessory before it becomes messy and hard to manage.
We put together a few simple tips to keep in mind when it comes to your personal winter beard care.
Stay away from hot water
Yes it is cold and all you want to do is keep warm so you opt for a steaming, hot shower. However, this is a big mistake. Exposing your beard to high temperatures strips your hair down, removing all the natural oils it needs during the colder months. This will cause unnecessary breakage in the long run.
If you feel that you need to wash your beard every day, then opt for conditioning rather than soaking your hair in shampoo every single day. The shampoo strips the sheath of your hair of moisture, where as the conditioner will clean your beard without drying it out.
Invest in beard oils
Beard oil is the ultimate all-rounder for your whiskers and face bristles. When massaged into the hairs, these oils protect your hairs from dry, cold air. It is especially effective when used after showering, as it replenishes the beard with much-needed moisture.
Take a look at a few celebs who always keep their beards in top shape:
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