Should I use Beard Balm in the Winter?

For those of you new to The Brighton Beard Company, it can be confusing to know which product to go for. As winter is around the corner, we do need to adjust our beardcare routine slightly so here’s a couple of pointers to ensure it stays lustrous into 2018. 

Our facial hair is great at this time of year for shielding our skin against wind burn and keeping our faces warm, but a lot of us are guilty for cranking up the heat in the shower when we get in from the cold. Ever tried to do the washing up when your boiler’s broken and you just can’t quite get those darn dishes clean? That’s because hot water helps to break down oils – which is great for crockery but not your face. As it evaporates, it’ll take moisture out your hair and skin with it, leading to dryness, breakage, flakiness and itchiness. Bet that steamy shower doesn’t seem so appealing now, does it? Although our products’ essential oils will help to replenish moisture, your natural oils contribute to the growth and texture of your beard, so resist the heat and warm up gradually. 

Now, in terms of your winter grooming bag arsenal if you’re hitting the slopes skiing this winter, or just armouring up for the British climate, it’s completely up to you whether you prefer oil or balm. Our beard oil is great for not only moisturising your beard but the skin underneath it too, whereas the balm has a thicker texture which is great for full beards (and blustery weather) as it provides more hold. We recommend applying the balm with a brush just so you can distribute it more evenly. You can read more about the difference here. We love warming, earthy scents at this time of year so why not try Old Joll’s Ylang Ylang and Sandalwood Beard Oil or Creampot Tom’s Mandarin and Cedarwood Beard Balm. 

As you’ll be sweating less, you only need to cleanse with our beard shampoo once or twice a week, and always go light on oil and balm – a little goes a long way and you can always build the product if your hair texture is still feeling crispy. 

Let us know how you get on by dropping us a line at hello@thebrightonbeardcompany.co.uk.

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