Research shows that beard growth rate is actually slowest during the winter, a time when a lot of guys are trying to grow their beards. Beard growth rates dramatically increase during the summer months, peaking in July. These growth rates correspond to testosterone levels, which are lowest during the winter and at peak during the summer.
So if you want an epic winter beard, start growing in the summer to capitalize on that accelerated beard growth. Don’t fall victim to the misconception that a summer beard will make you noticeably warmer. In one of our latest posts, Do beards really make you warmer?
Find out if that big summer beard will make your temperature rise, we showed that facial hair does not noticeably increase your body’s temperature.
A proper beard care routine matters
Remember, summer beard care differs slightly from your winter routine. I recommend you wash your beard more often during the summer months than in the winter. Heat, humidity, and sweat damage your whiskers, and sweat and its residual salt turn your gloriously luscious beard into a dry, crispy mess. With this additional washing comes the need to moisturizer more often.
I personally layer our Premium Beard Oil on top of our Daily Facial + Beard Moisturizer. This one-two punch knocks out that seasonal dryness. Next week we’ll dive deeper into the best summer beard care routine.