Preparing Your Beard for Cold Weather

    A great way to take control over your facial frizz is by using a beard shampoo and conditioner that has been formulated specifically for the hair on your face. Let’s take a look at some of the most common questions we get asked about beard shampoo and conditioner and how it can help you embrace the cold this season.

    Your facial hair, just like your skin, needs to be looked after as the weather changes. As we move from bright summer days to increasingly dark cool evenings, you’ll need to start taking extra care of your beard to stop it becoming messy and dry. 

    A great way to take control over your facial frizz is by using a beard shampoo and conditioner that has been formulated specifically for the hair on your face. Let’s take a look at some of the most common questions we get asked about beard shampoo and conditioner and how it can help you embrace the cold this season.

    How is beard shampoo different?

    The hair on your head is different from the hair on your face, and that means your shampoo needs to be different too. Whilst hair shampoo is made to strip away the oils that leave it looking greasy, beard shampoo is gentler on both your beard and the delicate skin surrounding it.

    It’s all about the balance of sebum in your pores. Beard shampoo strips away the excess oils but leaves enough to keep your beard hydrated and nourished. The last thing you want as the weather gets colder is a brittle beard with sensitive skin underneath – use a beard shampoo to get the results you need.

    Can you wash your beard with shampoo?

    There are loads of different products out there aimed at helping your beard stay hydrated, so you don’t have to use shampoo and conditioner (although we would definitely recommend it). You can use beard oils or balms to help hydrate your beard, but if you really want to give it a fighting chance for the changing temperature, shampooing and conditioning it every two days will really help.

    The important thing is that you help your beard without hindering the skin around and underneath it. If you are planning on using a head shampoo for your beard, make sure you follow it up with a healthy dose of beard balm and facial moisturiser to complement it, think of it as moisturising after cleansing.

    What is a good beard shampoo?

    If you’re thinking of moving away from soap and water and up your beard game to include a shampoo and/or conditioner, try and look for one that harnesses the best of nature and the best of science. The ingredients you put on your face should matter, after all.

    It’s also good to go for something you like the smell and feel of, as you’ll be using it regularly right under your nose. You might think that picking up any old shampoo will do, but as we’ve said, this will actually have a counterintuitive effect – if you dry your skin out, which in turn could dry your beard out, then the second you step into the cold air your whole face will feel like it’s been stretched. Keep things moisturised and you’ll have the best defence against the cold.

    How do you use shampoo and conditioner?

    Beard shampoo can be used every couple of days to clean your beard of impurities and odours. Put a small amount into your hand and lather, then massage into your beard. After you’ve let it do it’s thing, rinse thoroughly and pat your face dry with a towel (try not to rub too hard as this isn’t good for the skin).

     

    What is the best shampoo and conditioner for beards?

    As mentioned, the best shampoos for beards are ones that have been specifically designed as such. This means it will contain a number of ingredients that have been formulated to increase hydration and help to tame the overall look of your beard.

    Bulldog’s Beard Shampoo & Conditioner is specially formulated to cleanse and hydrate. Containing aloe vera, camelina oil, and green tea, we use the best of nature and the best of science. Nourishment is the name of the game with this product, and with the cold weather starting to amp up a bit, you’ll need all the nourishment you can get.