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How To Use Beard Oil - The Simple Way

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. 

Sincerely yours,
Beard Necessities

Beard Conditioner vs Beard Oil - Whats The Difference?

Beard Conditioner vs Beard Oil

Should you be using beard oil or beard conditioner? A very common question among the bearded. The truth is you should probably be using both. Let me explain.

Beard oil and conditioner are pretty similar, but too often they're confused to be one in the same and they aren't. Think of Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro - similar but not the same. 

Beard oil moisturizes and hydrates. If your beard is dry and dull, a good beard oil could be just the pick me up it needs. Beard Conditioner on the other hand more so softens and repairs damaged hairs as well as eliminates a lot of the skin conditions that come along with having a beard - beardruff, itchiness, redness, etc.

I like to look at beard oil as the quick fixer when you've got a hot date and you're running a few minutes behind. If your beard is looking extra luxurious when you pick her up she won't care that you're 10 minutes late. Beard conditioner is more long term. It's like eating healthy - kind of a pain in the ass but the more consistent you are with it the more success you'll have. It's actually a lot easier than eating healthy because you don't have to force feed yourself broccoli and spinach all day. Instead, a little Beard Conditioner 3 to 4 times a week in the shower and your beard will be magnificent. 

So you see, which one you choose to use comes down to what you're looking for. A fully equipped beardsmen should have both nearby. Bearding is your craft, and these are a couple of your most valuable weapons. Pick wisely my friends...

Sincerely Yours,
Beard Necessities

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Beard Facts

Beard Fact #148

Beard Fact #148

Yo!

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.

Happy Valentine's Day - Promo Code From Cupid

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! 


Sincerely yours,
Beard Necessities

The Perfect Christmas Gift!

The Perfect Christmas Gift For Him!

It's almost Christmas time so you know what that means - 'Tis the season to giveth! Sometimes that's easier said than done though. Getting gifts for people is a tricky endeavor; whether it be your significant other, your best friend or the weird guy in the last cubicle who you drew out of the hat for Secret Santa this year. 

Do you get them a gift card? Too impersonal. A pair of jeans? They'll return them because they won't fit properly. Food? Everyone likes food, right? Yeah, but not under the tree. What, then?

Don't panic. We have the answer for you: Grizzly Beard Conditioner! That's right - 8 ounces of the best shit on earth. If you know someone with a beard or anyone who is thinking of growing one, this is the perfect gift... and as for the weird guy in the last cubicle, buy him a bottle regardless. 

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Sincerely yours,
Beard Necessities

Beard Facts

BEARD FACT #43

BEARD FACT #43

 

Yo!

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.

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How To Maintain Your Beard

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!

Sincerely Yours,
Beard Necessities

 

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How To Get Your Girlfriend To Love Your Beard

"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.

The Key To Maintaining A Healthy Beard - What Every Beardsmen Needs To Know

5 Benefits to using Organic Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has been utilized in many ways since the Ancient Egyptians named it "the plant of immortality."

It is virtually unparalleled when it comes to skin and hair; so it's no surprise that it works wonders in the beard department. Here's why:

1) Alleviates Itching and Dryness

Aloe Vera has been shown to soothe all kinds of skin conditions and irritations - from Eczema to Seborrheic dermatitis. These are both common ailments of the beardsman. Fortunately, Aloe Vera can help; it attacks the fungi and bacteria that cause these skin conditions and restores the skins PH balance to its optimum level. 

2. Conditions

Aloe Vera has amazing penetration qualities due to the lingin found in the Aloe Barbadensis Leaf. It also has many similarities to keratin which is the naturally occurring protein found in hair cells. The Aloe Vera is able to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin and nourish from within. 

3) Anti-inflammatory 

Aloe Vera has been utilized to reduce inflammation for thousands of years. The reason for this is two little ingredients called Bradykinase, an analesgic anti-inflammatory enzyme along with salicylic acid which is a natural pain reliever. It's because of these ingredients that Aloe is excellent for any redness, discomfort, or skin inflammation. 

4) Reduces Beard Dandruff

Beards are an ideal environment for fungus to grow and live which is where dandruff comes from. It's no different than the hair on your head when it comes to harboring bacteria, and for that reason many beardsmen suffer from beard dandruff - also known as "beardruff." Aloe Vera has alkalizing properties that eliminates the acidic environment in which this bacteria grows. It is vital that you maintain the proper PH balance underneath your beard and Aloe Vera allows you to do that. 

5) Promotes Beard Growth

Many cases regarding lack of hair growth point us to the same thing: dead skin sells are blocking the passage of nutrients by clogging the hair follicles. Aloe Vera is packed with enzymes and amino acids that not only break down those dead skin cells, but then replenish them. 

To call Aloe Vera a superfood would be an understatement. It's jam packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids that are vital to a healthy beard. That is why we here at Beard Necessities, have built our conditioner around this ingredient. Give it a try, you will not regret it!

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