It’s that time of the year: Say hello to Winter Beards!

Dec 03 , 2020

The Gentsscape Team

It’s that time of the year: Say hello to Winter Beards!

As the weather transitions from summer to winter, there comes a swift increase in men who decide to ditch the razor. In other words, they choose to embrace a ‘Winter Beard.’ What is a winter beard, you may wonder? As far as our knowledge goes, there is no absolute answer to this question; however, it is a trend that men follow every year when temperatures drop—much like switching to warmer clothes and making coffee your choice of beverage.

Although beards are super sexy all year long, they specifically seem to occupy the top of ‘must-have seasonal looks’ for men in winter. Aesthetics is not the only great quality of a winter beard. It is a practical choice given facial hair’s reputation for aiding in thermoregulation, a process that keeps your body temperature in check.  Beards are dubbed as a man’s winter fur, and in the course of this article, we will touch upon the reasons and discuss the steps you can take to nail that glorious lumberjack look.

  1. If you have decided to participate in the annual tradition of growing a luscious mane of facial hair, you should start in the fall. Most men keep themselves clean-shaved or limited to a five o’clock shadow the rest of the months; therefore, investing time + energy in a beard can seem a lot of effort. You will have to be patient if you are one of those guys and give it at least a month to see the fruits of your labor. Hair grows 0.5 inches per month, although this is not an absolute number, and we mention it to provide you with a fair idea of what to expect. Depending on your diet, genetics, and grooming routine, this figure may vary.
  2. There is nothing as comfortable as a hot shower when it is freezing outside. But news flash: Hot water is bad for your hair follicles, whether they are on your face or head. Lay off the heat on your hair and opt for lukewarm water instead. You will be thankful for this advice, trust us.
  3. Wash carefully. You may need to lessen the number of times you wash your beard because it may dry your skin and hair. You do not want to strip your skin of those natural oils. Try the specially formatted beard washes from Gentsscape.
  4. The temperature can make your beard prone to split ends and breakage. The best way to deal with it is to apply beard oil as soon as you get home. Since humidity dips in the winter, your beard will require more moisture, so you will have to increase the amount of beard oil you usually apply to gain a softer beard.

Sure, growing a beard in winter comes with additional grooming requirements, but a winter beard provides plenty of benefits too! One of its many advantages is the fact that it will save you from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. In other words, a beard has an in-built SPF. It also acts as a shield and will keep your face warm and save the skin underneath from the harsh wind. So, does all this convince you to grow a winter beard to look extra dapper?