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It’s time to get out of winter mode and into spring mode! The sun is staying out longer and the days are getting warmer and that means it’s time to start making your travel plans for the year. Whether you’re traveling for business or making your way across the country to see your favorite band play at a dive bar in the Florida Keys, you’ll want to make sure you’re taking good care of your beard along the way. We’ll go over some key tips and best practices for you to deploy along your journey. And don’t forget your towel!
Yes, it’s true. Even your mighty beard can fall victim to sunburns. Since UV rays tend to break down and corrupt just about everything they come in contact with, you’ll want to make sure to block them from breaking down your hair as well. UV rays degrade the natural proteins within your hair, which makes the strands break, dry out, and split at the ends. You definitely want to keep that from happening to your beard. Make sure to buy sunscreen that is specifically made to be put on hair and not just your regular run of the mill sunscreen.
While you’re at it, pick up one of our Better Man Beard hats. It expertly straddles the line between rugged and sophisticated so it can be worn whether traveling for business or pleasure. Keeping the sun out of your eyes and off your face is key to safe, spring travel.
We all know drinking plenty of water is good for us, especially when it starts to get warm outside. But did you know that drinking enough water will also help you grow healthier beard hair? Not being sufficiently hydrated can prevent your body from getting the nutrients it needs to grow beard hair. Also, since the skin cells around your hair follicles are mostly comprised of water, you’ll want to be drinking plenty of hydrating fluids to keep those cells healthy. One of the best ways to stay hydrated quickly and on the go is by drinking coconut water or Gatorade G2 (which has less sugar).
We recommend you always carry a beard comb like our exclusive all one piece sandalwood comb, and our travel sized .5 ounce original beard balm. These important tools help you travel light and keep your beard softer, fresher, and looking fly. Our all natural beard balms are the perfect travel companion. When you’re on the road and you’ve just taken a shower, make sure to dab a pea sized bit of balm on your palm using your thumb. Then rub your palms together to warm up and loosen the balm. Use both hands to firmly apply the balm to both sides of your face and beard, making sure to massage it into your roots and skin with your fingertips. Then, take your comb and brush your beard from the top down. Repeat as necessary if your beard is still dry or needs more balm for coverage.