Beardologist Recommendations for Keeping A Summer Beard
Summer is HERE!! And while some men struggle to find ways to cool off their faces under their beards we've got some tips for you to keep your skin hydrated, your beard smelling great, and ways to keep your mane smooth.
While its hot out, and we are all getting back to showing off our glorious beards without wearing a mask any more, I do get the occasional “isn’t your beard hot in the summer?” Lots of people ask why I don’t go clean shaven in the heat? Or at least trim it way down?
The answer is simple: “Do you shave your head in the summer?”
I only know a handful of guys who shaved their beards for Summer…and they all regret it.
All men can grow a beard, and most must actively try not to grow a beard, in the form of running a razor across their faces every morning. Heathens...
While the act of growing a beard does not require any real effort, growing and maintaining a healthy beard does, and we at Beardologist are all about teaching good bearding.
I mean thats the whole point of us being Beardologist .
Start with the basics!
For those of you growing your beard out again after mask mandates may have caused you to shave, give it at least four weeks. Beards grow on average one-half inch per month. After about four weeks you will have an idea of how your whiskers grow in. For some you may have a fuller growth and using some products like our Craft Cocktail Inspired Beard Balms can help! At this time you can begin trimming and shaping you new beard to align with your personal wants and sense of style.
The Dreaded Beard itch. Beards itch the most during the first two weeks of growth. Combating beard itch is simple: grab some great Balm, Like our Mojito for example with soothing ingredients like Sunflower Seed, Macadamia Nut, and Coconut Oils. The hydrating elements in a good facial moisturizer will also help eliminate the itch-inducing dry skin under the beard. BeesWax and Tocopherols (a form of Vitamin C) are also essential to create a smooth silky mix resulting in a perfect Balm designed to Hydrate you face.
Some recommend beard oil for reducing beard itch, but beard oils can fall short. As the name implies, beard oils only contain oils, thus excluding some of the most effective natural itch reducers. There are many great beard oils on the market, but if beard itch is a top concern, there are more effective options than beard oils.
Keep it clean. Washing your face and beard is a vital step in growing and maintaining a healthy summer beard.
You should wash your face twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night before bed. Your beard, on the other hand, requires a different washing schedule. Washing your beard too much can over dry your beard and make it abrasive. Under normal circumstances, we recommend washing your beard twice a week with a specialized shampoo. (Coming Soon to Beardologist)
This will keep your beard clean and odor-free while keeping your skin healthy and happy. During the summer, you might need to wash your beard more than twice a week, especially If you spend a lot of time outdoors, or your beard collects a lot of sweat during the day, you should wash your beard daily.
Keep it soft. A soft beard is a happy and healthy beard. There are many great beard oils on the market to help soften your beard. If you are like over 86% of men in America who want to streamline their grooming routine, invest in a multipurpose facial moisturizer & beard conditioner. It replaces both your daily facial moisturizer and your beard oil.
Keep it personal. Some guys are scared at the idea of trimming their beards. Your beard is an extension of you and your personality, so make sure if you want to look good so should your beard! If you want to go long, by all means, go big. If you are happy with a nice 5 o’clock shadow, rock that look all year long. Just remember, a simple dab of Beardologist goes a long way and our Travel sized tins are perfect to keep in you pocket for on the go application.
HAVE A HAPPY SUMMER AND CHEERS 2 BEARDS!!