Beard care for the cold days:
Your guide to a winter-proof look!
Winter is coming – What you should know and do about beard care in winter
Winter is approaching and during this cold season, those with beards have a clear advantage. Because at low temperatures, the beard protects the sensitive facial skin and keeps it pleasantly warm. To ensure that your beard always looks good and healthy in the icy winter months, there are a few things to consider when caring for your beard. This is important all year round. However, you should pay special attention to your facial hair during the winter months. In this context, we would like to give you five tips and show you what attention your beard hair really needs in winter. Your beard will thank you.
1. Wash your facial hair with a special beard soap or shampoo
It's best to wash not only your body and head hair, but also your beard every day all year round. This is particularly true in the autumn and winter months, because unwanted things often nestle between the beard hairs during this time. It's best not to use just any hair shampoo when washing your beard, but rather a special beard soap or a beard shampoo. Because these products contain exactly the ingredients that your beard hair and sensitive facial skin need. Our recommendation: Mootes Beard Soap or Mootes Beard Wash, both of which we offer in many different scents. This means the beard is not only clean, but also smells really good.
2. Dry your beard thoroughly after washing
Want to leave the house or apartment quickly after washing your beard in the morning? This is not a good idea in winter for several reasons. When your hair is wet and the weather is cold, the risk of catching a cold increases. In addition, the moist microclimate in your beard promotes the growth of all sorts of unpleasant organisms that, in our opinion, have no place in your facial hair. In addition, damp beard hair gives off an unpleasant smell after a while. You definitely don’t want to do that to yourself or those around you. That's why drying your facial hair thoroughly after washing is highly recommended, especially in the cold winter months. How you do this also depends on the length of your facial hair. If you have a very short beard, drying it with a towel is often enough. For longer beard hair, we recommend using a hairdryer, as even after treatment with a towel there is often still some moisture hidden in the lower layers of the hair. Be sure not to set the electronic hairdryer too hot or on too high a power level and keep a sufficient distance from your facial hair. Because excessive heat is not good for the sensitive skin of your face or your beard. So you may need a little more time in the bathroom. But you and your beard remain well-groomed and healthy. This is definitely worth the slightly longer investment of time.
Tip: Before you dry your beard, massage a few drops of Grooming Tonic into your beard hair. This gives your hair structure and makes it easier to style afterwards.
3. Use good quality beard oil or beard balm
Ice, snow and cold: In winter, not only your beard but also the facial skin it covers has to endure a lot. That's why you should ensure an adequate supply of important nutrients. These are contained, for example, in good beard balms and beard oils. The main difference between the two products is that a beard balm allows your facial hair to become malleable and perfectly styleable thanks to the waxes it contains. Good quality beard oils and beard balms use high-quality ingredients to make your facial hair - and therefore you - look good, healthy and shiny. Beard oil also provides the facial skin with valuable moisture so that it does not dry out. Our recommendation in this context is Mootes beard oil or Mootes beard balm. The Mootes beard oil can be optimally dosed thanks to the practical pipette cap and is not only available in many great scents, but is also odorless. This also applies to the Mootes beard balm, where even a small portion is enough to shape your beard according to your wishes, even in the cold winter.
4. Care for your beard with a beard brush or a beard comb
Especially in autumn and winter, foreign bodies - such as dead leaf and plant parts - often get into your facial hair and get stuck here. With a beard comb or a beard brush you can gently remove this unwanted beard decoration - just like dead skin, sebum or loose hair. In addition, care products such as beard oils – see point 3 – can also be distributed perfectly evenly. You can also shape your facial hair and massage the skin of your face. Brushing and combing is particularly recommended if you like to wear a scarf in winter. Depending on the material of the scarf, beard hairs become electrically charged upon contact and thus become completely out of shape. Normal hair brushes and combs often do not do an optimal job with these diverse requirements because they are tailored to head hair and not beard hair. In our range you will find a range of special beard combs and brushes. We not only offer you models for different beard lengths, but also different types of bristles for the brushes - depending on whether you want to gently brush through your beard hair or enjoy a massage effect. The various visually appealing designs of the Mootes beard brushes and Mootes beard combs also impress design lovers.
5. Be careful of zippers
While a T-shirt is often sufficient as outerwear in spring or summer, a jacket is usually necessary in the cold temperatures in winter if you want to get some fresh air and not freeze. However, these are usually equipped with the natural enemy of long beards – the zipper. A similar problem also threatens with other tops with zippers - such as zipped hoodies. Anyone who has ever accidentally caught their beard hair between zipper teeth knows what we're talking about. Once the mishap has happened, those with beards should avoid pulling and tugging. This is not only painful, but often only solves the problem incompletely. It is better to make a clean cut and cut off any trapped beard hair. This works best with beard scissors, which are also used to style the beard and correct uneven growth. If necessary, normal hair or classic household scissors will suffice. To ensure that the unpleasant situation does not repeat itself, special caution is required in the future. If you don't want to take the risk of permanently damaging your beard, you can of course also switch to jackets with buttons and tops without zippers.