With the seasons changing over, it’s time for you and your body to adjust to the upcoming weather and conditions. Despite the cooler temperatures and decreasing daylight, it doesn’t mean your appearance and facial hair should take a hit. Whether you’re looking to grow your beard and ‘stache out this fall or trim it up to perfection, be sure to try out these tips to make sure your facial hair is getting the TLC it deserves.
Keep it softened and combed
As the temperatures dip and it starts to become cold and dry, you may find your beard start to get messy and dry. This is common among many men but can be avoided with the use of a beard oil that fits your lifestyle. Introducing these kinds of oils into your facial hair regime will grant instant results for both your beard and your skin. The moisturising aspect will hydrate your skin and promote healthy hair growth, all while creating a natural environment for your skin to stay glowing and healthy.
Once you have taken care of your skin, it’s time to stylize and it makes it look its best. The easiest way to do so is by combing your beard (or mustache), each day to make sure it’s well maintained and doesn’t fray in different directions. Forgetting to comb is a downfall for many men, especially during the cooler months, but the rewards can be noticeable, including making your beard look fuller and cleaner. Plus, making a habit of combing your beard daily will help the hair regrow in the same direction it’s being combed in- an added perk!
Although you should be trimming all year round, it’s even more important to stay on top of your beard crafting during the fall. The biggest step when it comes to trimming and shaving your facial hair is finding your look. Then, deciding on a length and the tools to use to help you get there. If your specialty is a short beard or even no beard at all, you may want to think about cartridge razors or electric razors that have multiple length settings. Even signing up for a shaving subscription service can help you stay on top of nurturing your facial hair on a consistent basis.
For middle of the road-length and longer beards, you’re going to want to expand your palette and think about using scissors, more precise razors, and other quality trimmers. As your beard grows thicker and thicker, it becomes even more important to take care of split ends that can give off a rough appearance. These kinds of beards require a more frequent trim and slightly more time commitment to maintain the perfect shave, but taking your time can give you a much more full and softer-to-the-touch finish.
Feed the beard
Just like the many aspects of your body, your hair follicles are constantly regenerating and in need of the proper nutrients to maintain a healthy regrow. If you find your beard coming in patchy or uneven, try out different vitamins that can promote hair growth. B-Vitamin supplements are always recommended along with a splash of Vitamin-C but don’t be afraid to experiment with different options and read the vitamin descriptions carefully.
Combining these with a healthy diet will stimulate your follicles as well. If you’re serious about growing out your beard, don’t stray away from doing the research on what you should be including in your everyday meals. Eggs, spinach, and nuts are just some of the many foods, but there are endless opportunities to include hair nourishing nutrients into your diet.
Combine with hygiene routine
If your facial hair regime isn’t already intertwined with your normal personal hygiene routine, it might be time to rethink how you’re tackling your grooming. Similarly to the hair on your head, you need to be careful about how and when to shampoo and wash it thoroughly. Naturally, soap, shampoo, and the environment will dry your beard out.
You want to be careful not to dehydrate your beard by using body soap on it frequently. It’s recommended to wash it 1-2 times per week in order to avoid stripping its natural oils. Again, investing in beard oil like our Earl Grey Beard Remedy, to apply after showering/washing your hair will give it that lush glow that you’re looking for.
Whether you’re shaving your face clean this fall or reinventing your look with a newly crafted shave, make sure to take care of yourself properly. Be sure to stick to these healthy hacks to keep your facial hair routine and up to par!