- It gets excessively itchy
If you have a beard, you’ve almost certainly experienced beard itch. Beard itchiness is a very common problem faced by bearded guys during humidity or harsh weather. These harsh weathers can cause a maddening, irritating itch to your beard. For many guys, an itchy beard is unbearable to the point where grabbing the nearest safety razor and shaving the beard off entirely seems like the only solution. The good news is that beard itch isn’t permanent! You can keep your beard without having to deal with itchy discomfort. If your itchy beard is driving you absolutely insane, know that there are many ways available to get relief from itchy beard.
- Skin underneath the beard feels dry
Don’t forget about the skin underneath your beard. Extremely humid, harsh or cold weather can lead to excessive dryness of the skin under your facial hair. The regular use of beard oil helps prevent dryness while keeping your beard hydrated and healthy. The skin underneath a beard is prone to severe acne. It needs to be kept moisturized. If the skin becomes too dry, your body will produce extra oil, which leads to breakouts and then scaring. If the skin underneath your hair becomes dry, dead skin and hair are shed. Normally, these dead skin cells simply fall away. But if you have a beard, those dead cells remain trapped close to your face.
- Beard Dandruff
Beard dandruff is a condition that occurs when you have dry, flaky skin and can be caused by seborrhea dermatitis (irritated, oily skin), oil and debris build-up in your beard, and irritation of the skin. Beard dandruff is a very real thing that can affect even the most veteran facial hair authorities. It’s a sneaky ailment, catching unwanted attention before you realize it’s there. No one can get away with white, flaky beard dandruff not even Santa Claus. It’s itchy, unsightly, and can turn a dark colored shirt into a warning sign for those who might otherwise be attracted to you.
- Humidity Makes Your Hair CurlHumid air causes hydrogen bonds to form between water molecules and the proteins in your hair, triggering curls and frizz. If your beard length in long enough, you probably don’t need to look up a weather report to get an idea of how much humidity’s in the air: You can simply grab a fistful of hair and see how it feels. Human hair is extremely sensitive to humidity so much that some hygrometers (devices that indicate humidity) use a hair as the measuring mechanism, because it changes in length based on the amount of moisture in the air. Straight hair goes wavy. If you have curly hair, humidity turns it frizzy or even curlier. Taming the frizz is the most difficult part during these extreme weathers.
- Beard feels rough and patchy
Beard hair is rough for a variety of reasons, but one of the major reason for roughness is humidity. As the beard ages though, the hairs will start to become brittle and hard due to their exposure to the wind and sun. The damage the weather does to your beard is due the constant breaking and reforming of the bonds in your hair. Over time, this will lead to fragile and brittle hair. This can also often lead to split ends. Split ends occur when the protective cuticle layer at the end of the hair is destroyed and the layers underneath begin to fall apart. These split ends will give the appearance of an old, ragged beard that is never maintained.