With exactly one month until the start of summer (June 21), it’s time to get the beard in preparation! Despite a widely held belief that when summer comes, the beard comes off, beards can actually be quite beneficial – and even keep you cooler in warm weather.
Read on for our best beard care tips for a summer beard.
1. Wash your beard regularly
The summer heat will automatically make you sweat more, which means more stickiness and wetness all across your facial region. Wash your beard more frequently than you usually do with a Sulfate-free, Conditioning Beard Wash that won’t dry out the skin. This will remove any sticky feeling as well as the debris that tends to accumulate in our beards. Finish with our lightweight Beard Oil to keep the skin and hair resilient. Be sure to use these products along the beard line as well, where skin tends to be drier.
2. Pay extra attention to moisturizing
Beard hair is coarser than hair on the rest of your body, so it’s important to keep it hydrated. If you don’t, it can feel extra irritated in harsh weather. Use our lightweight Beard Oil (which has a lighter consistency than beard balm) to soften beard hair, reduce itch, and tame wild hairs.
3. Give your beard a trim
Beards can actually combat the summer heat. They act as natural sun protection and there’s no greater feeling than getting that thing wet and walking around – as water evaporates, you get a nice cooling effect.
But you’re only human. If beard itch has got you cornered, you can tame the beast without entirely sacrificing it whole. Trim your beard but leave 1-2 inches behind so you’re still left with some studly stubble.
Don’t forget to keep both your skin and newly cropped beard moisturized by continuing to use beard oil.
An extra tip: Trim off split ends, and for coarser hair use something thicker like out Beard Balm.