The fall season is a time of cooler weather, pumpkin-spiced … everything, and transition. It’s the perfect time to begin growing your beard if you don’t have one. And it’s the ideal time to make a few adjustments to your beard care regimen if you already have a beard. Growing a beard in fall is not only stylish but also functional. Come winter, you’ll have a fuller beard that will give you even better insulation against the colder season. Here are some choice beard care tips for fall.
The first couple of weeks will be itchy, and your facial hair will still be a bit unattractively patchy. Use sulfate-free soap to wash your face and beard, and choose a beard oil that doesn’t contain alcohol to keep your beard and skin moisturized and therefore less itchy.
By the fourth or fifth week, you should be able to see your beard’s natural shape, and you can begin trimming it according to your preference, and in a way that will flatter your features and fit your beard style. Use scissors, not a trimmer, so you can snip a little at a time until you get your desired look. Using a trimmer often leads to cutting more hair than you intended, and you might end up shaving it all off and starting over. Wash your beard with water daily, and with a beard wash one to three times a week. Follow every wash with an application of beard oil. You may also want to use a beard balm as an added measure against the cold, especially if you’ll be spending a lot of time outside.
You should have a full beard by the third month, just in time for winter. Or if you’re already maintaining a bearded countenance as the fall season sets in, just keep reading.
Even if the heat of summer is giving way to cooler temperatures, you should still rinse your beard daily. You can skip the daily beard shampoo. Just use beard shampoo as needed. Apply beard oil daily to seal in moisture. You should have your own beard grooming essentials: grooming scissors, a beard comb, and a mustache comb (if you’re into that, we’re not judging). If you prefer electric clippers for your sideburns, choose one with different settings, so you’ll have better control over how short or long you want to trim your facial hair.
Trim and shape your beard regularly to keep it tidy and healthy, depending on how quickly your facial hair grows and becomes unruly. The colder season usually brings with it a slight increase in testosterone levels, which means an increase in hair growth. So, you may have to groom your beard more frequently than you used to during the summer.
The colder temperatures of fall will also make your facial hair more unruly, and dryness will become more of a problem. You can avoid this by using a deep-conditioning beard wash and beard oil. And don’t forget to comb! Did you know that combing your hair regularly and in a specific direction will eventually teach your hair to grow in that direction? This is an excellent way to keep the shape of your beard growth more controlled. This is why many beard combs are designed to be thin and kept in a back pocket.
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If you have to drive beyond your neighborhood to find a good barber, you should go the extra mile (or so). A good barber will know how to sculpt your beard to make it more comfortable to maintain and more flattering. He or she can also fix any trimming mistakes. Some beard pampering every now and then is also not bad.