Thursday, 5 October 2017

It's Beard Time

Oh Canada! It’s October and the seasons are changing. As the seasons change, so does the way our skin reacts to the cooler temperatures. We’ve all seen the meme during Canadian winters: “Why do I live in a place that hurts my face!?”. In about 2 months, we’re likely going to be sharing this meme across all socials! The unfortunate reality is that we know this to be true all too well. If you are on the fence about growing some shag on your face, this post may tip you over to the hairy side. Growing a beard does help shield the skin during cold weather. Think of it as a permanent cozy scarf on your face! If you do decide to give facial hair a try this season, here are some tips that will help you along your beard growing journey.

It's Never Too Soon To Start Oiling

 Oil nourishes the hair to keep it strong and easy to shape. Let’s keep you looking less like Rasputin and more like Chris Pine! Oil also softens the hair for a happier partner. Growing a beard doesn’t only affect you, and your partner will be pleasantly surprised by your soft locks. Beard oil keeps the skin flexible which means you’ll be less itchy- this will make your beard much easier to sustain. The oil can combat food smell, so you don’t need to cut out all the delicious comfort food that comes along with the season. But what about beard balm? Is that the same as oil? No! Beard balm is also a great tool in male grooming, but it’s better when your hair is a bit longer, at least past 1/4 inch. When you get there, beard balm can help lock in moisture and hydration that the cold can suck out. It will also add some weight to maintain control of your desired shape!

Brush From The Start

Brushing isn’t just for long beards. You can use a softer boars hair brush that will help stimulate blood at the follicle, which delivers nutrients and boosts hair growth. This means a thicker fuller beard, faster! The brush also works well to soften the hairs cuticles, making it shinier and less frizzy. You’ll have the beard you want, rather than a beast that’s just too hard to handle. The boars hair brush exfoliates off dead skin, preventing beard dandruff. This will also allow products to penetrate the beard and skin faster. Where do I get this magical brush? Fear not, we have them ready for you at Saul’s.

Get Beard Conditioning Treatments Early

This is where we come in. A lot of men assume that any type of facial treatment is limited to women only. At Saul’s, we want to break this stereotype. We also want to make growing a beard as easy and comfortable as possible. That’s why getting a beard conditioning treatment is an absolute must in beard care.

You should get this treatment around the time people start to ask, “Are you trying to grow a beard?”. That’s the in between phase that is usually the hardest to pull through. At this shorter length, we will apply stimulant to the area which will boost growth. We can also aid in training the way the hair settles. This means that from the beginning of growing your beard, you’ll have control over maintaining its shape.

Another challenge to get through during the growth phase is an itchy beard. We will help soften the hairs to keep you and your partner happy! Even more good news! Our beard conditioning treatments are automatically added, FOR FREE, to any of our custom skincare treatments, or can be purchased as a standalone treatment. Make this Toronto winter, your best and most effortless one yet. Let us help you.

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