No Shave November & Beyond

No Shave November & Beyond

Gentleman... Beardsmen...

You may have started your beard (like many a good man) as only a month long commitment. It was similar to the 30 day free trial for Netflix. Now December is upon us and that free trial is over, but you still have 6 seasons of Law and Order: SVU left. So as you look in the mirror at your beard and think to yourself, "Should I continue this?" Remember that you are already well on your way to beard glory. Don't turn back now. Greatness and a fantastic beard are within your reach. Cement your legacy. Stay the course. Don't shave. Continue growing your beard in 2016. To the victor goes the spoils. 

Sincerely Yours, 
Beard Necessities

Beard Facts





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:

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


My First Thanksgiving Story (A Day To Remember)


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 checkoutHappy Thanksgiving everyone! Stay away from the cloves.

My Journey To Beardom

It's No Shave November!

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. 

5 Year Old Grows Beard After Using Grizzly Beard Conditioner!

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!

How To:

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.

Top 8 Beard Costumes For Halloween 2015

Halloween is the perfect time to sport a beard, whether you actually have one or not. It's a proven fact that beards make holidays better, and for that reason we've compiled our top 8 beard costumes! Here goes:

Walter White
Who is more bad ass than Walt? Nobody. Not to mention you could turn into Heisenberg at any moment. Just knock on the door and instead of saying "trick or treat" simply tell them, "say my name". Watch how much candy you get.

Forrest Gump
A legend amongst legends - Forrest has done it all including run across the country. He can surely handle Halloween.

This is... SPARTA! Try not to kick your neighbor when he opens the door though.

Noah from the Notebook
Is your girlfriend trying to convince you to shave your beard and dress up like Han Solo for Halloween? Turn yourself into Noah, and she'll never suggest such nonsense again.

King Triton from Little Mermaid
Because who doesn't want to carry a Trident around and zap things?! I don't know about King of the sea, but you'll definitely be the King of your neighborhood.

Ron Burgundy
The greatest anchorman in the history or anchormen. Also, you can put chocolate milk in your milk cartoon and nobody will be the wiser. Enjoy!

The Dude from Big Lebowski
What's cooler than cool?

(A) Ice Cold (B) Jeffery Lebowski

If you answered (A) you're wrong, although Outkast makes excellent music. If you answered (B) you've got life figured out my friend. The Dude abides.

Alan from Hangover
The man purse and/or baby satchel are both ideal for storing large amounts of candy in an inconspicuous fashion. Plus you get to wear shades so it's a win-win!

And there you have it, 8 killer beard costumes! So if you're thinking about shaving for Halloween you should definitely reconsider... and if you've always wanted a beard, well, here's your chance! Also, be sure to grab a bottle of our Grizzly Beard Conditioner to keep that beard looking fresh! Enter promo code "BCSPOOKY" at checkout for 15% off!

Happy October To Our Bearded Brothers!

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!


The Secret To Cultivating A Glorious Beard - Shhh!

manuka honey



Before we get into the benefits of Manuka Honey many of you many be wondering what it is, what makes it different than regular honey and how it can help you achieve the beard you desire.

What is Manuka Honey? Manuka honey comes straight from New Zealand. It is produced by bees that pollinate the Manuka Bush and it is considered one of the most beneficial and unique forms of honey in the world. It contains vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K with amino acids and vital minerals.

What makes it different? It has a tremendously packed nutritional profile. Think of Manuka Honey as the SUPERMAN of all honeys. It has 4x the nutrients and a considerably larger amount of enzymes than normal honey. These qualities create a natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory property.

What does this mean for your beard?  Manuka Honey helps to balance the hair’s natural pH levels (between 4.5 - 5.5). Many beard products out there are using LOW quality ingredients and harsh chemicals that alter your hair's natural pH level to 10-11pH. Doing so, not only severely irritates your skin but it strips your hair of the natural oils it needs to stay healthy. Causing dry, coarse and damaged hair.

What does this mean for your skin? Like your hair, your skin has a natural pH level between 4.5 - 5.5. Having products throw off this natural balance can leave your skin weak, inflamed, itchy, dry, flaky and nutrient depleted. Good thing Manuka Honey helps to restore your skins natural pH balance!

How else can it help? Manuka Honey helps kill bacteria with its antibacterial properties. As you can imagine, bacteria can be easily collected and trapped in your beard from everyday sources - eating, touching, cell phones, etc. Manuka Honey fights to eliminate this bacteria leaving you with softer, stronger skin. It also restores moisture to your beard and skin keeping them hydrated and healthy. It truly is a superfood for your beard.

At Beard Necessities, we have integrity when it comes to choosing ingredients. We don't want to damage your beard in any way, we want the opposite - we want you and your glorious beard to flourish. That's why we include this superfood as one of our MAIN ingredients. 

NO Fragrances or Perfumes
NO Fillers
NO Parabens
NO Harsh Chemicals
NO Sulfate

We're confident you'll love Grizzly Beard Conditioner. If you aren't satisfied in any way, send it back within 60-Days and we'll give you a full refund. 

Act now and purchase your very own Grizzly Beard Conditioner. We promise you'll see and feel the difference!

Sincerely Yours,
Beard Necessities