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Ways to Winterize Your Beard: Keep Your Beard Safe from the Chill with these Tips

Ways to Winterize Your Beard: 7 Steps to Keep Your Beard Style on Point 

The winter season brings lots of breathtaking views, snow days lounging on the couch, and the opportunity to build the best snow fort of all time. It also brings blustery winds and cold, dry air that are sure to put a damper on your plan to grow a majestic beard. The good news? This can be avoided!

Proper beard care is essential year round, but it is especially crucial during the winter months. This means a change in routine, and maybe even your choices of daily, go-to products.  

Listed below are 7 ways to “winterize” your beard and keep the beard game going strong:

1.  Wash less

    While it may seem more practical to wash your beard morning and night, the winter months ARE NOT the time to overdo it. Cut back on washing with soap based products to a max of 2-3 times per week. On non-wash days, try using Apple Cider Vinegar or any other organic, soap free substitute. 



    2.  Moisturize 

      Your skin and beard are a team. They work together to create the look you wish to achieve, so pay close attention to the skin beneath your beard. Just because it’s covered doesn’t mean it should be ignored. Oil for your beard should be formulated with all-natural ingredients and used daily for optimal results.



      3.  Protect

        Protect your skin with a trusted, all-natural beard balm. Any product containing fragrance oil is a BIG no-no. Fragrances WILL, and I repeat, WILL dry your skin, which will inevitably dry out your beard. To give your beard a desirable scent, use products with essential oils rather than fragrance. 



        4.  Exfoliate 

          If you want to really dig deep when it comes to caring for your beard, (and why wouldn’t you?) be sure to exfoliate and detoxify the skin beneath it. Raw, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar isn’t just a cleanser, but also a great exfoliant. You can add some coffee grounds, chia seeds, or even sugar to the mix if you want to get rid of all the dead skin buildup that’s more than likely clogging up your pores. 

          Clogged pores = less room for growth. Grow the beard. 


          5.  Brush It 

            Brushing your beard is a MUST. You don’t want to walk out of the house looking like a sloppy, hot mess. More importantly, brushing your beard will evenly distribute all of those glorious products mentioned above. This is a crucial step in Beard Styling 101. Don’t skip it.


            6.  Groom Daily, Morning and Night

              Finally, repeat the steps listed above (aside from washing) morning and night. 

              It may seem like an incredibly time consuming commitment to make, but the 

              steps are simple AND necessary. I promise, it’s an extra 10 minutes max. If you stay committed, you’ll be thankful you put in the work. 


              Look Like a Boss 

                This one is easy. Be prepared to answer a lot of questions about your beard styling and grooming routine. 



                We listed the steps necessary to protecting your beard during the cold, winter months, so we figured we’d put together a kit filled with the essential beard care products listed above. Check out our Winter Beard Kit and skip all the research. Mountaineer Brand formulas contain 100% natural ingredients, 100% of the time. 



                Our Pine Tar line is filled with ingredients that are sure to keep your beard safe, sturdy and stylish at a discounted price. Make us your new beard brand this season… you won’t regret it. 


                For more beard styling tips and tricks, make sure to download our free eBook, Beard 101 by Mr. Mountaineer. Everything you need to know about beard care, written by a man with an epic beard, for FREE… that’s something you need in your life. 



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                No Shave November Prep Guide

                If you’re planning to participate in No Shave November but don’t quite know where to start, you’re in the right place. We have created a list of tips and tricks to get you prepared for your beard growing journey and make it a true success. 

                If you’re interested in learning more about the history behind No Shave November, click here. We fully encourage you to do so if you aren’t familiar with the cause this annual event supports. 

                If you’re ready to start your whisker wellness journey and make the most out of November, continue reading and take some notes! 

                Growing it Out 

                Certainly, it’s no surprise that growing out a full blown beard takes time. For most men, one month of growing isn’t going to cut it. Such a short time span will leave most with a face full of short, stubbly hairs. 

                If your plan is to end November with a full, healthy beard, you should start growing it out now. You will start to notice more growth around the second or third week, which leaves you with the whole month of November to grow a really awesome beard. 

                So, Tip #1- start growing right now. 

                Getting Through the Itch

                Week 2 and 3 will likely be the most difficult stage of growth due to the almost unbearable itch that comes along with it. While it may not be pleasant, rest assured that there are ways to alleviate the itch (and we don’t mean shaving).  

                Tip #2- Keep your face cleaned and moisturized throughout the growing process to alleviate dryness and itching. 

                Which brings us to our next topic… 

                Caring for Your Beard 

                Proper care is crucial for the health of your beard. In order to grow and flow in the best way possible, you want to make sure you find products that are made with quality, all-natural ingredients. 

                The base of all successful beard care routines is the wash. Keeping your beard and the skin beneath it clean will allow for a much more pleasant growing experience, especially when it comes to that beginner’s itch.  

                Be cautious when choosing your wash. While it may be tempting to grab a bar of soap or your lady’s shampoo that smells like heaven, it’s best to just say “no”. These soaps contain harsh ingredients that will damage your beard and it’s growth. 

                This brings us to Tip #3- Look carefully at the ingredients in any beard wash you are considering. Just because a wash is labeled “beard wash” doesn’t mean it will be beneficial. So many companies use fragrance oils, which dry out your skin and beard, along with other harmful chemicals that most of us can’t even pronounce. To keep it simple, find a wash that is all-natural and scented with essential oils. That’s the best way to keep your beard clean and healthy. 

                Like we mentioned before, it’s best to keep your face moisturized while growing a beard. A good beard oil or balm (again, all-natural) is a great way to condition both your beard and the skin beneath it. If you’re a beginner, using one or the other will work just fine.

                So, Tip #4- find a good beard oil or balm, and be sure that whatever you choose contains ONLY all-natural ingredients. 

                Sum It Up 

                If you follow the simple steps provided in this article, you’ll more than likely see the results you were hoping for at the close of November. Perhaps you’ll enjoy the experience so much that you decide to continue on your growing journey. Whatever the case, we wish you the best of luck in your No Shave November endeavors and encourage you to look into the history behind this popular trend.

                Beard On!

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                Why Your Beard Won't Grow- The REAL Truth Behind the Mystery

                The truth of what factors into beard growth is right here. It's the stuff that other beard care companies won't tell you because they fear it will lessen their profits. 

                In this blog, you'll learn the facts (and the science behind them) along with a few tips to help you through the beard growing process. 



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