Winter Beard Care: Barber’s Blueprint
Did you know your Beard requires different types of care at different times of the year?
At home, gym and office, the heater and shower is the enemy of the resplendent beard, causing skin dryness and perhaps even the DREAD beardruff (beard dandruff). Prolonged exposure to HOT water, moisture & shampoo can also contribute to beard damage.
What can you do?
- Beard oil / Beard Balm – ask us at Barber’s Blueprint and PRIVÉ – we have this for you.
- Warm, NOT hot, showers. No/Low shampoo on your beard.
- Use natural products. Avoid Sulfates, Silicon and Foaming Agents.
- Buy a humidifier(s) for your home in winter.
- Gently comb your beard – get a good comb.
- Towel dry gently. Avoid going outside with a wet beard. Cover your beard when it’s extremely cold.
- Visit your barber more often for trims – we’ll keep it neat and clean and make sure you have no split ends.
Beard Grooming Tips:
These beard care tricks will keep your facial hair looking resplendent.
First and Foremost, Be Patient
A truly epic beard is the product of self-restraint. When you first start growing, resist the urge to trim or style, and leave it untouched for the first 4-6 weeks. This will allow the hairs to grow in evenly (some grow faster than others).
Match Your Beard to Your Face Shape
Like any wild animal, a beard should be in-tune with its surrounding environment. Consult a Master Barber at Barber’sBlueprint and choose a final style that complements your face shape. Your beard will look better, and so will you.
Wash It Regularly
This is especially important in the early stages of growth, when trapped food and skin cells can exacerbate the itchiness. Scrub your beard several times each week with a specialized cleanser.
Love Thy Beard Oil
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Nothing tames a beard like regular use of beard oil. There are many varieties to choose from, in a range of manly scents, but all of them will condition hairs to make them softer and shinier.
Learn to Train Your Beard
A regular trim will maintain your chosen shape, but it’s not the only way to keep your beard in line. A daily rubdown with a comb or beard brush will wrangle stubborn hairs, training them to grow in a downward direction.
Don’t Forget the Mustache
Unless you’ve chosen a chinstrap—and we really hope you didn’t—growing an epic beard also means growing a mustache. To keep it looking neat, trim the area around your philtrum (the area under your nose) with a pair of grooming scissors, and keep it naturally sculpted with a medium-hold wax.
You can’t build a house without bricks, and the same applies to facial hair. Your beard is made from protein and fat, but it’s also heavily reliant on Vitamins B5, B3, and B9. That means lean meats, nuts, egg yolks, milk, and plenty of leafy greens