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Prepare Your Beard For Winter!

Prepare Your Beard For Winter!

Whether you're aware of it or not, winter is the time for dry skin and even drier beards. The colder weather invites more outdoors time for skiing, playing in the snow with your family, and all manner of outdoor sports-- but thanks to lowered humidity levels and the ensuing time in front of a heater, all that outdoor time can really take a toll on your skin, and therefore your beard. When the skin on your face is healthy, it provides an optimal growth environment for healthy and full beard growth. When it dries out, however, it can spell disaster for your carefully...

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What Is Movember? How To Get Involved!

What Is Movember?  How To Get Involved!

Movember has been changing the face of men's health since 2003. Think of it this way: you and your friends are getting together this weekend - are you going to talk about your health? Research says that's unlikely, and it's more likely that you'll discuss sports, beards, or other interests instead. A Cleveland Clinic Survey reveals that 53% of men said that their health just isn't something they talk about. Movember is a charity dedicated to using mustaches to raise awareness and start conversations around men's mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. Big burly bearded men...

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Beard Care Ingredient Focus: Shea Butter

Beard Care Ingredient Focus: Shea Butter

Shea Butter: you've seen it on labels and in the ‘health and beauty’ aisle in the big box stores--  Soaps, Lotions, Beard Butters, Hair Creams, Beard Balms, Body Butters, etc.  Everything seems to have Shea Butter! Even at Whiskey ’N Hardtack, it's a star ingredient in most of our soaps, beard butters, and even our beard oils.  So, why does it seem like it’s all over, and why should you look for Shea Butter when you’re selecting a beard or body product?  We’ll break it down for you here on the blog. What is Shea Butter, Anyway? Shea Butter is actually the...

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How to Eliminate Beardruff

How to Eliminate Beardruff

When you decided to grow a beard, you knew it was a commitment. You would have to wash, groom, and shape your beard. You may face issues like patchiness and split ends. You thought you were ready to conquer anything to grow an outstanding beard- but, wait! What are these white flakes? Men get dandruff on their faces?! Yes, they can. Just like the hair on our heads, each beard follicle has sebaceous glands. The glands release sebum oil that naturally hydrates your skin and beard. As your beard begins to get longer, less moisture gets to your skin under it,...

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How To Conquer The Fear Of Trimming Your Own Beard

How To Conquer The Fear Of Trimming Your Own Beard

Guest Post Courtesy of Bryan Haywood of 'Beards And Banjos' Between fear of going 'too far' or 'cutting it wrong,' too many guys are nervous about trimming their own beards.  Let’s break down how to do this in a way that will educate you on the best way to trim your own beard. Benefits Of Trimming Your Beard Periodic beard trims can have many benefits. Trimming off split ends will keep your beard hair healthier and less prone to breaks and tangles. A good trim can also keep your beard in a shape and style that gives confidence and is...

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