Can the Weather Changes Effect Your Beard?
As the changing season approaches, there is a frequent question that many bearded Gentlemen are asking. That question is "Does the cold weather, or seasonal changes effect my beard?" The simple answer is yes, any changes in temperature or humidity can impact your beard in several ways.
However, this is not solely related to the cold weather, even excessive heat can have an effect on your beard. With that being said, lets dig a little deeper and uncover how various climates can impact your beards health and/ or appearance.
Humidity is the concentration of water vapor in the air at any given time. But, how does the amount of moisture in the air impact your beards health/ appearance? To answer simply, the higher the humidity, the more frizzy your beard can appear. The less moisture in the air, the dryer your beard will feel/ appear. Although, it is important to mention that too much humidity can also lead to an overproduction of sebum oil, which can make your beard feel greasy.
When the humidity is very high outside, your beards cuticles essentially widen. This causes the beard to both look more full, but more unkempt at the same time. This can potentially cause the hair to tangle and appear unruly. To mitigate this, we recommend using beard oil and beard balm. The oil will help to keep the beard moisturized, while the balm will help to provide a light hold and tame any flyaways.
Low/ No Humidity
When there is little to no moisture in the air, it can be just as damaging, if not more than high humidity. When there is no humidity, your beard can dry out thus leaving it to appear dull/ lifeless. Low humidity can also leave your beard prone to split ends and unbearable dryness. In order to prevent this damage from occurring, we recommend using beard oil and beard butter. The oil will help to keep the beard moisturized, while the butter will provide a deep conditioning that is perfect for those cold, dry days.
During the summer many of us enjoy to go camping, biking, or just being outside general. Despite how enjoyable this time of the year can be, excessive heat can have a similar impact on your beard as low to no humidity. The difference being your beard can dry out much more quickly if you do not have a proper routine in place. Additionally, more time in the sun can potentially change the color of your hair thus making it appear lighter than normal. If you love being outdoors during the summer time we highly recommend that you use our beard oil and beard butter morning and night. This will provide the moisture needed to weather the brutal heat.
People might say that this is the most wonderful time of the year, and although this might be true, the colder months can be extremely damaging to your beard. When it gets cold outside, your skins pores and hair follicles begin to contract. This is the body's natural way of protecting you from the elements. However, this can leave the beard looking very dull and brittle. Moreover, your hair naturally grows slower in the winter months and more quickly during the warmer months. Protecting your beard from the elements is a vital part of maintaining the beards health at all times during the year. But, for the colder months specifically, we recommend beard oil and beard balm. This will help seal in moisture and protect your beard from those subzero temperatures.
Beard Care in Extreme Conditions
As you can see, the weather can have a profound effect on your beard. However, this is only part of the story. It is also important to take into account your daily activities and how they might impact your beard. For example, if you spend a lot of time outdoors during the summer months, it is important to use beard oil and beard balm to protect your hair from the suns harmful UV rays. If you live in a cold climate and spend a lot of time outdoors, it is important to use beard oil and beard butter to protect your beard from the elements. Taking these things into account will help you better understand how to care for your beard in any situation.
In closing, we hope that you have found this article to be informative and helpful. We strive to provide all Gentlemen with the tools to unleash their inner Gentleman, because after all, Gentleman is a state of mind. We encourage you to join our newsletter and embrace the Cúram Nádúrtha lifestyle.
About the Author
Greetings, my name is S. Michael Holt and I am a Marine Corps Veteran with a bachelors in psychology. I have been pursuing my interest in mental health while owning Cúram Nádúrtha Men's Grooming Products by building a philosophy around knowing yourself and seeking self-improvement/ self-awareness. My brands philosophy strives to empower men in their daily lives and embrace their inner gentleman, by providing them with an approach that caters to all of their grooming needs all under one roof. Our slogan "Unleash Your Inner Gentleman" has a very deep and contextual meaning that requires a change in your self perception to truly understand what it means. Unleash Your inner Gentleman stands for: changing your perspective, being in control of your life and pushing forward, all while maintaining the balance needed for peace of mind through the utilization of premium grooming products. Gentlemen should carry themselves a certain way, and desire to improve every aspect of their lives. With that being said, this evolution requires a shift in your state of mind, one must truly embody the Gentleman's State of Mind. In this Journal, you will find articles about men's mental health, grooming tips, information about ingredients and/or products, and other informational entries that carry vital information for the Modern Gentleman.