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How Often Should You Wash Your Beard?

How Often Should You Wash Your Beard?

  Head hair and Beard hair are not the same things, and need to be treated differently.  Because of this fact, this leads to some confusion with how to handle those facial follicles you've worked so hard to keep healthy. So, here are 3 General Guidelines for deciding if it's a 'beard wash' day or merely a 'rinse it out' day. 1) You have a very physical job that can get messy, like construction, and/or you workout regularly?  Wash daily.  You will want to use a daily-wash product like our Liquid Beard Wash or our Beard Wash Bars.  We recommend a good stripping...

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Warm Weather Beard Tips - No Summer Shaving!

Warm Weather Beard Tips - No Summer Shaving!

  "Oh no, the weather's getting warmer, maybe it's time to shave my beard?"  That annual warm weather question is one that many bearded men face: Just how to handle their facial hair during those warmer, sunnier months? Simple logic seems to imply that having a lot of hair on your face can lead to getting overheated, making you feel hot and sweaty a lot faster.  However, most newer beardsman don't realize that your beard won't actually warm your face in any significant way.  (True story!)  In fact, your beard actually shields your face from the sun, and also provides a marginal amount...

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What Is A Solid Beard Wash Bar?

What Is A Solid Beard Wash Bar?

We know what you may be thinking— "isn’t this just a bar of soap?  What are you pulling here?"  But no, it’s NOT soap.  And no, we’re not just pulling your beard— we’re washing it!   SO, WHAT IS IT, EXACTLY? Imagine buying two bottles of your favorite beard wash. Now, remove all the water, and throw away the bottle. Let all the remaining good stuff harden into a bar about the size of a hockey puck.  BOOM! That’s a beard wash bar!   Yes, we’re totally serious. OK, HOW DO YOU USE IT? Simple!  Get your beard wet and rub the bar...

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Make Your Handmade Soap Last Longer

Make Your Handmade Soap Last Longer

 If you’re used to buying typical commercial soap at the drugstore or grocery store, you may not realize the huge differences between those bars and the handmade (artisanal) soaps we sell at Whiskey ‘N Hardtack.  First, commercial soaps are not really soap. They might contain some basic ingredients of soap, but they’re often full of synthetic detergents, extra lathering agents, chelating ingredients, and chemical hardeners. Most of these ingredients contribute to making you feel ‘squeaky’ afterwards, and give a tighter feeling to your skin after washing.Second, commercial soaps don’t contain any glycerin, a naturally occurring byproduct of the soapmaking process,...

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Top Beard Myths: BUSTED!

Top Beard Myths: BUSTED!

Welcome to 2021, where beard myths continue to run rampant. You'd think after so much progress has been made on facial hair acceptance, we would have dropped the strange misinformation about our fantastic displays of beardly prowess. However, for some reason, there are still people out there with a vested interest in keeping the beard down. Well, that's the exact opposite of what you want. You want it to grow and flourish. So together, let's spread the beard love and debunk some of these common myths.  MYTH: A Beard Is Dirtier Than a Toilet The first myth on this list is...

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