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How To Use Beard Oil - The Simple Way
If you have a beard or are trying to grow one chances are you've heard of beard oil. It seems to be everywhere these days. However as popular as it's become a lot of beardsmen, aspiring and accomplished, actually don't know how to use it. If you fall into this category don't feel bad about it; you've come to the right place. The truth of the matter is there are a ton of companies selling it and yet very few take the time to explain how to apply it properly. So here's how you do it:
1. The best time to apply beard oil is after a hot shower. Of course you can use it any time, but after a hot shower your pores are more open and ready to absorb nutrients and minerals. (Note: Make sure you towel dry your beard before using. If your beard is too wet it will act as a repellent because water and oil don't mix.)
2. Drop a dime sized amount of beard oil into your palm and rub your hands together focusing on the finger tips - not too much, but just enough to spread the oil around. The amount used varies depending on beard size and personal preference. Start with less because you can always add more, and a little goes a long way.
3. After the oil is dispersed a bit, use your finger tips and massage the skin beneath your beard. A common mistake is neglecting the skin and just focusing on the beard itself. The skin is where the majority of nutrients are absorbed and is the foundation you build on. Look at it this way: If your beard were a plant, your skin would be the soil.
4. Now rub the remaining oil into the beard directly - starting at the base and moving outward to the end of your beard. Make sure you spread it evenly throughout. Spend a little more time on the trouble areas if any exist.
5. Once your beard has been thoroughly oiled you are done and can rinse your hands. You're good to go!
This whole process is super quick and doesn't need to take more than 60 seconds. These are five fast and easy steps to ensure you're getting everything possible from your beard oil. Good luck, gentlemen; for greatness awaits you.
How To Grow An Amazing Beard
A wise man once said, "life is better with a beard." He was right. Beards aren't a fad either, and if history has taught us anything it's that they're here to stay. Ancient Egyptians, the 300 Spartans, Abe Lincoln, and Mr. T all had one thing in common - Beards!
So if beards are the key to a happy life, then knowing how to grown one is crucial! Now that we agree on that, here are 5 tips to growing an amazing beard:
1. Patience. Too often people throw in the towel prematurely; before they've given themselves a chance be successful. It's a process, and you need to treat it as such. Unless your related to Sasquatch you won't be able to grow a beard overnight. Let it happen, and remember you can't rush greatness.
2. Upkeep. There is no question that taking proper care of your beard will help it grow. The problem is there are so many beard care products on the market that are harmful. Many companies use ingredients and chemicals that are way too harsh and will actually prevent healthy growth. The longer the ingredient list, the more careful you need too be.
3. Shape. There are so many different styles when it comes to growing a beard, and although you can always change your mind or start over it's good to pick which direction you're going in right off the bat. Many people cut the beard too close to the jaw line and then realize it was a mistake. In general, the beard line should be slightly above the Adam's apple.
4. Trim. Regardless of what kind of beard you have, cutting the split and dead end hairs is necessary. Although you may initially "lose" a little bit of beard length, it promotes healthy growth and you will absolutely see the results.
5. Diet. Believe it or not the types of foods you eat drastically affect beard growth. You've heard the expression "you get out of something what you put into it." Beards are very much like that. Some of the best foods for beard growth are salmon, green vegetables, berries, avocado, and almonds just to name a few. Eat well, grow well - it's science actually.
There you have it. 5 tips to growing an amazing beard. Implement each of these and may your beard never be the same. Good luck, gentlemen.
New Product Coming Soon!
A few years ago my brother and I were both growing beards - 'twas a glorious time. Now, anyone who has grown a beard knows that it can be a real pain in the ass. Itching, flaking, and a plethora of other skin conditions can haunt even the best of men.
That's exactly what happened to me. Apparently my Irish skin is a bit sensitive, and so I began looking for products that could assist me on this beard journey. I found a ton of beard oils, but that's about it. I couldn't find any beard conditioner - not one. I tried a bunch of the oils, but none seemed to do the trick.
After several months of scouring the earth for anything that could help I had a vision. An ancient medicine man emerged from the fog while I walked my dogs on that fateful morning. "If you build it they will come," he said. I knew then what I needed to do - make my own beard products!
We decided to start with a conditioner being that there was such a void in that area, and so began a new journey - researching ingredients, talking to cosmetic biologists, testing out different formulas, etc. We wanted to start with our Grizzly Beard Conditioner and just focus on that as opposed to immediately releasing a bunch of products. For us, it wasn't and isn't about the money - sure money is good, but our primary concern from the very beginning was to give people the best product possible. Customer satisfaction above all else.
Fast forward to present day, we are working on releasing our second product which is an unscented beard oil. That will be coming very soon so stay tuned. In the meantime make sure you grab a bottle of Grizzly Beard Conditioner: 8 ounces of the best shit on earth!
Thank you for your continued support. Beard Necessities is family owned and operated and everyone who rocks with us is a part of that family as well. We appreciate you more than you know.
Quick announcement that I think you (and your beard) will appreciate! We are having a 24 Hour Flash Deal! All you have to do is apply "FLSHDL30" at checkout and you'll receive 30% off a bottle of Grizzly Beard Conditioner! I know what you're thinking... "Today was a good day" - yes, yes it was.
From the very first day we launched Beard Necessities we've received a ton of love. For that reason, we really want to give back to those who rock with us. Our customers and supporters are all woven into the fabric of this brand, and we want you to know you're appreciated! So with that said we'll be giving away 3 $50 Visa gift cards - all you have to do is enter below for a chance to win! Good luck everyone!
Beard Fact #148
With a great beard comes great responsibility, and for that reason we must continue to spread the knowledge we acquire on this path to glorious beardom.
Today I'm giving you a piece of wisdom as told to me by the Ghost of Aristotle. I was hiking through the rugged terrain of the Mont Blanc Mountains in Italy when he emerged from the camp fire suddenly. He took a couple marshmallows and gave me this gem before he vanished. Learn it, live it, share it.
Good day beardsmen.
Valentine's Day may just be the trickiest holiday of them all; whether a newly found romance, a 30 year marriage or an old flame rekindled. What to get? Too much? Too little? Things can get awkward. What if your as single as a dollar bill? Are you not entitled to anything? Don't worry, we're here to help!
For starters, Ladies, Grizzly Beard Conditioner is the perfect gift for the man in your life. It isn't extravagant. It isn't flowers and chocolate. It isn't balloons. It is thoughtful. It is considerate. It is awesome. His beard will reach new levels of greatness. If he doesn't have a beard, dump him right now and find a guy who does.
And, fellas, whether you're single or not you're still allowed to treat yourself. Even better, treat your beard because after all, beards need love too. Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show a little love.
In closing, ladies, buy your man a bottle of Grizzly Beard Conditioner. Fellas, if your girl doesn't buy you a bottle she doesn't love you, but you can still buy yourself a bottle. Use promo code "SWTHRT25" for 25% off!
How To Grow A Beard In 7 Simple Steps
If you've had a beard for while it may seem like this goes without saying, but if you're new to the beard journey there's a pretty simple question that a lot of people have and that is: How do I grow one?
The easy answer is to stop shaving, but there is a little more to it than that. So here's what you must do:
STEP 1. You must envision greatness. You have to see greatness before you can become it. Michael Jordan saw the ball go through the net before he ever shot it. Treat your beard like a game winner.
STEP 2. You must have the proper tools. If you are to grow a beard it must become your craft - the proper weaponry is vital.
STEP 3. Fight through the struggle. This is where most people fall down. Do not let the fact that your beard itches or is growing in patchy deter you. Persist my friend; for on the other side of that struggle is glory.
STEP 4. Time to pick a shape. Be swift and precise - or better yet go to a barber who specializes in beards and tell him how you want your beard to look.
STEP 5. Maintenance. One does not simply grow a beard and then abandon it - he must maintain it. Using the proper products, keeping it neat, etc. Take care of your beard, and your beard will take care of you.
STEP 6. Be patient and do a lot of manly shit. Chop wood, break bricks with your bare hands, climb mountains - do it all. Beardliness is next to manliness.
STEP 7. Continue! Growing a beard is an ongoing process. Make sure you enjoy it, and remember you are the master of your fate. Good luck, beardsmen.
Beard Fact #38
With a great beard comes great responsibility, and for that reason we must continue to spread the knowledge we acquire on this path to glorious beardom.
A couple weeks ago I gave you Beard Fact #26. I hope you have been planting that seed and have seen the fruits of your labor. Today I present you with another gem given to me by a seasoned pirate I met while sailing the Mediterranean Sea several years ago. So take this piece of information: learn it, live it, share it.
Good day beardsmen.
5 Benefits Of Beard Conditioner
Most people have heard of conditioner, but what does it really do and why the hell do you need it for your beard? A valid question. Here's the reason - well, here's 5 of them actually:
Nobody likes a super rough beard. In fact, it's the number one complaint from girlfriends of bearded men around the world. Don't be that guy walking around with a Brillo Pad on your face unless your primary objective is to scrub pans or start fires with your beard.
A huge issue for men with beards is itch and irritation. It's the reason so many guys actually don't want beards. I mean who wants a face that feels like it's been doused in Tabasco Sauce? The right conditioner will alleviate all of that irritation and allow your beard to flourish.
A beard that is all tangled up is a pain in the ass to say the least. If you can't run a comb smoothly through your beard you have a problem on your hands - or face, actually. A beard like Medusa is never a good look, always remember that.
Bobby "The Waterboy" Boucher put his life on the line in the name of staying hydrated because he knew its importance. Without hydration beards become dull and dry - two adjectives that should never be put in front of the word beard.
Your beard is a temple, and you must treat it as such. Seriously, it's no different than the food you eat or the gas you put in your car. Nutrients are what allow your beard to be healthy and ensure it reaches its full potential.
And there you have it - 5 benefits to conditioning. Take heed my friends, for your beard is counting on you.
New Year, Same Beard
2015 was a good one. Some trials. Some errors. Some ups. Some downs. More ups than downs though. I don't believe in New Year's Resolutions. It seems like if you want something or if you want to change something the best time to do that is right now. Like close out of this page and go get what you want. Nobody is going to give you anything. You have to take it. Be the dream. Carpe fuckin' Diem! Keep kicking ass in 2016!
BEARD FACT #43
With a great beard comes great responsibility, and for that reason we must spread the knowledge we acquire on this path to glorious beardom.
Today I give you Beard Fact #43 - a piece of wisdom given to me by an ancient medicine man whom I met while I hiked through the Himilayas a few years back. He had a kick ass beard by the way. So take this piece of information: learn it, live it, share it.
Good day beardsmen.
How To Maintain Your Beard
I'd like to give some advice to all my bearded brethren. Frequently people focus on growing a beard and stop right there - that is one of the main pitfalls a beardsman will face in his lifetime. One cannot simply grow a beard and then abandon it. He must maintain it, care for it and continue to cultivate it. We're here to show you how to do that... Click play and watch the vid below!
MY THANKSGIVING STORY...
I was 8 years old. I'm sure I had Thanksgivings before this one, but this is the first one I actually remember. My parents were packing stuff up. In other words they were tossing me and my brothers into the back of a a Red Jeep Cherokee that was surely on its last legs, or wheels I should say. Whether it could make the 2 hour trip from New York City to Thomaston, Connecticut was debatable. Nonetheless, we embarked on our journey to Grampy's house. It's funny because my Dad was never worried about a vehicle breaking down; he always had faith. I have a feeling that faith is what got us many places. Besides he could fix just about anything - didn't matter if it was a VCR or a spaceship, he'd find a way to fix it.
I remember looking out the window as the red brick and weathered concrete faded into plush green fields and towering pine trees. Just like that we were in Connecticut. Even though it was only 100 miles away it felt like a completely different land. Just to put a little perspective on things, New York City has a population of over 8 million... Thomaston has less than 8,000. I used to watch a lot of cowboy movies with my Dad and as we turned onto the dirt road to park I felt just like Clint Eastwood. We were in the Wild Wild West.
My Dad has a huge family: 7 sisters and 1 brother. We were the last ones to get there so the house was already jumping! My cousins were running around the yard. My aunts were inside cooking and talking a mile a minute, and Grampy was sitting in the living room watching football. He was a man of few words but his facial expressions told you all you needed to know, and he was focused on the game - rooting for the underdog of course, that's just the kind of guy he was. I liked to play sports more than watch them so I bolted off the front porch with my brothers looking for some action.
A little while later the adults called us in - it was time to eat! I've always been a food lover so they didn't have to tell me twice. I washed my hands and sat down in under eight seconds. If mashed potatoes were involved nobody could beat me in a race. I was the first one at the table and it seemed like people were taking forever. We couldn't start until everyone was there, but this wait was torture. I was looking at that ham fresh out of the oven, peeking out at me from underneath a layer of tinfoil that had turned golden brown along the edges. Nobody would notice if I had a little piece, right? I pried the tin foil open, and I saw something that was foreign to me. I pointed to it and asked my dad what it was. "A clove," he told me. "What the hell is a clove?" He explained that it was to add flavor to the ham. Flavor sounded delicious. "Can you eat them?" I asked. He smiled. "Sure, I guess you could." That was all I needed to hear, pops had given me the green light. I picked up a clove and scarfed it down. I was expecting some sort of candy, but what I got was nothing short of terrible. I ran to the bathroom and brushed my teeth with somebody else's toothbrush (I forgot to bring mine, sue me.) I was devastated. What a shitty day this turned out to be, I had been bamboozled. I sulked briefly, but I heard someone calling my name so I reluctantly went back to the table. Everyone was sitting down waiting on me now. I didn't want to mention that I was so greedy and impatient that I ate a clove 5 minutes prior so I just sat down quietly. As I looked around the table everyone was laughing, and passing food around. Mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, turkey, cranberry sauce, and all homemade! To this day I'm convinced that's what heaven smells like. At that moment I forgot all about the clove, and I realized why they called it Thanksgiving. I was thankful - thankful for my family, thankful for the food, thankful for everything. I learned a valuable lesson that day: when life hands you cloves, be thankful anyway.
I make it a habit now to verbalize what I'm thankful for. This year I'm definitely thankful for you. We started Beard Necessities with a vision, and each and everyone of you has helped us bring that vision to life. As a token of our appreciation we would like to give you a promo code for 25% off - just apply "CLOVES25" at checkout. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Stay away from the cloves.
November is upon us, so you know what that means - you better not touch a razor! Not only is this your chance to start cultivating a glorious beard, but you can also help raise awareness for Cancer which is extremely important. We'd like to aid you in this month long journey, and so we're giving you a promo code for 10% off! Just enter "BEARDUP3" at checkout, and you're good to go. A percentage of the proceeds will go to charity. Beard well my friends.
This is a video we made for Halloween! Be safe, have fun and remember - with a great beard comes great responsibility!
Today is the last day to use promo code "BCSPOOKY" for 15% off at checkout!
"A man who shaves his beard because his girlfriend tells him to deserves neither." Not the beard, and certainly not the woman.
If your girlfriend doesn't like your current beard it's because it needs work, not because she hates beards - even if she doesn't know it yet. It's your job to show her how much she actually loves and adores them.
Lucky for you, it isn't hard to do; after all beards are pretty loveable. First off you need to keep your beard groomed. Hairs all over the place make your beard look messy. Regardless of the beard style you have - Keep it neat. You can have a foot long beard, but you still need to trim the split end hairs and stragglers. It's also a lot easier to keep clean that way.
Another necessary step in this process is getting your beard healthy. A wise man once said, "your beard is a temple" so we must treat it as such. We all know products can be a pain in the ass, but the truth is conditioning your beard a few times a week while your taking a shower can make a huge difference - so to take a page out of Nike's book... JUST DO IT!
It's that simple really. Keep it trimmed and healthy, and instead of nagging you to cut it your girlfriend will be swimming in your beard. Stay wavy my friends.