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Taking Care of Your Beard During the Winter


Growing a thick, full beard is a process and can take a great amount of time and determination. Don’t let the harsh winter conditions destroy your efforts. Instead, take some tips from Main Street Barber Shop about how to take care of your beard during the winter months.

During Illinois winters, we experience brutal cold and wind, and changes in humidity. These changes are not ideal for your beard. The whiskers of your beard become brittle and broken leaving you itchy and uncomfortable. To prevent this, give your beard the attention it needs daily.

Create a Routine

The first step in getting your beard ready for the winter months is to wash it properly. Depending on how dirty it gets determines how often you should wash it. Some men can get away with washing it only twice a week, and others wash it daily. Next, make sure you stay away from beard wash that contains harsh sulfates, as well as silicons. These types of products can cause irritation to sensitive skin. Finally, dry your beard thoroughly. Once you have finished washing your face and beard it is key to get as much water off of your beard as possible.

The next step is to groom your beard. Make sure you brush or comb your beard after every wash to help remove any dry or dead skin. Then apply your beard oil. If you are serious about growing your beard, we recommend investing in oil with quality ingredients. Working the oil into your beard slowly will help you see better results. The oil is there to help your hair grow stronger and softer. This will help keep your beard moisturized and protect it from harsh elements. If you have any questions about what types of products you should use, stop by Main Street Barber Shop. We would be more than happy to assist and help answer any of your questions.

You can purchase a variety of Beard oils or beard butters at Main Street Barbers. These recommended products moisturize the beard as well as the skin underneath the hair. These products should be applied directly to the beard after a hot shower.

Other Helpful Tips:

  • Avoid the snow and ice
  • Wear a scarf if you know there is a possibility that your beard could become wet
  • Visit a sauna
  • Get a humidifier

Maintaining your beard during the winter will not only keep your beard in tip-top shape but will also help you to feel comfortable in your own skin. At Main Street Barber Shop we understand the need for a healthy beard and are here to help you with questions about products or techniques. For more information on available services that fit your individualized needs, give us a call at 630-968-8009 or make an appointment with one of our experienced staff members online today!





by Erik Mclean