A term widely used in the hair world, frizz is the name given to a process that can occur in both hair and beard strands. Let’s explain!
Getting to know the frizz thing
You’ve probably heard the term frizz, especially in conversations about hair, split ends, etc. However, frizz is not exclusive to scalp hair: in beards, this can be much more common than you might think.
All body hair is coated in layers, giving it an almost “scaly” appearance when placed under microscopic examination. These “scales” are known as the hair cuticles. The cuticles, when the wire dries, can open in half, causing split ends and, often, also the famous “frizz”.
Frizz is responsible for that opaque thread that emerges in the beard, misaligning the natural curvature of your beard growth. In addition, it can also bring roughness in the beard, a feeling that can be very unpleasant with your date, no. So let Burnt Whiskey Beard Co. help you understand a little bit about frizz and what to do to reduce it in your daily life!
Main causes of frizz
Realizing that rebellious and dry strands are the main unpleasant characteristics of frizz, we now set out to understand that this problem can affect even those who already have a daily beard care routine.
This is because there are several causes that can generate frizz that you are not paying attention to. But don’t be put off, as we will list some of them here:
Cold: Cold dries everything, skin, hair and guess what? Yes, the beard too. The reason for this is the fact that low temperatures make the skin drier and close the pores of the wires, reducing the natural nutrition that the hair would receive from the body. The cold, contributing to this dryness, contributes to the hair scales that we mentioned earlier also open, causing opaque, brittle and tousled strands in the beard.
Genetics: Yes, some bearded people may have genetic traits that can make their hair more prone to frizz. Usually these people also experience a delay in the development of the beard and when it grows, it is not the way you expected.
Hygiene: And for those who do not care for their beards, poor hygiene can be a major factor in causing frizz to appear in your beard.
This is because the debris or impurities that remain in the beard can make it difficult to moisturize the skin, generating, in addition to the frizz itself, the occurrence of itching, skin irritation and acne.
Lack of hydration: Just like your hair and skin, your beard also needs hydration. Always use specific products for this and see that continuous care will significantly reduce frizz.
How to fight frizz?
As we said earlier, the main cause of frizz is the drying of the wires. For those who face this problem, it is necessary to bet on the nutrition and hydration of the beard wires on a continuous basis.
Care to help reduce beard frizz
There are some tips that can help even more with frizz control. Check it out below:
Forget that story about using shampoo for hair in the beard. Products formulated for beards have exclusive characteristics that will bring direct benefits to the strands of your face, thus differentiating themselves from hair products. Using products made for hair in your beard can damage the skin on your face or dry out your beard strands in the end, causing frizz. Therefore, it is essential to use a beard shampoo. A beard shampoo has specific properties for the skin of the face, which has a different pH, oiliness and sensitivity than the skin of the scalp.
Wash your beard daily, taking care to apply a specific beard conditioner. With the use of the conditioner, you will have more softness and hydration in the wires, avoiding dryness. In addition, it is recommended to finish with beard balm or beard oil, as they help shape your beard and nourish it with the ingredients necessary for healthy growth and without split ends.
Comb your beard frequently. With the simple routine of using a wooden comb to comb your beard, especially after showering, unlike the plastic comb, the wooden comb does not generate static electricity – which in turn could make your beard strands sticky. This routine can also be performed in combination with the use of a product such as balm or shaving oil, in order to spread the product, facilitating the detangling of the beard. In a very simple way: apply oil or beard balm, comb with your wooden comb and that is it!
Trim your beard often. This is a key strategy to help keep your beard looking nice and neat. When trimming, look specifically to trim any longer or spiky strands that protrude outside the main beard line, including frizzy spiky strands.
Include in your routine a product that delivers hydration and nutrition
In addition to all the tips, we mentioned earlier, it is essential to include in your routine a product that delivers high levels of hydration and treatment in light and non-irritating formulas. The answer is in Burnt Whiskey Beard Balm.