Save Face Beard http://feed.informer.com/digests/YICT2KQTZV/feeder Save Face Beard Respective post owners and feed distributors Tue, 15 May 2018 02:24:35 -0700 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ To The Smoky Mountain Beard Family https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/to-the-smoky-mountain-beard-family Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:a7f480c8-eb67-08ec-23be-70df772cb7ed Sun, 15 May 2022 22:07:07 -0700 <p>Big things are happening with Smoky Mountain Beards, and we want to keep you in the loop. First of all, we’ve got a little update about products. We know Smoky Mountain Beard scents are amazing, but you guys are really showing how much you love them! If you get a message that your favorite scent is out of stock, it’s because we are rushing to keep up with demand. Before you go sending us hate mail, we want to assure you that we have no plans to remove any of our beloved fragrances from the store. All scents will be back in stock soon, and we appreciate your patronage and patience. In the meantime, this is an excellent opportunity to try a new scent. This is one of the few times in life when cheating is ok. </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Speaking of fragrances, we’re calling it now. This is going to be the Summer of Scents. Stay tuned for more on what that means.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">On the subject of future plans, we’ve got some very exciting things in the pipeline for Memorial Day and Father’s Day. Keep watching this space to stay up to date.</span></p> SYE Access How to Revive Your Beard if You've Been Neglecting It https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/how-to-revive-your-beard-if-youve-been-neglecting-it Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:24849f30-8a77-bbb2-01f3-31845a93e963 Sun, 15 May 2022 22:03:02 -0700 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beard neglect happens to the best of us. It’s easy to let life get in the way, and it doesn’t take long for your beard to go from looking like your pride and joy to looking like who did it and why. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Don’t despair! A beard can be revived. Here’s how to do it in three easy steps.</span></p> <p><b>Step 1: Wipe the Slate Clean</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Washing your beard will get rid of any excess sweat, sebum, dirt, and even caked up products. Use </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/big-beard-soaps?variant=12655576711273"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Big Beard Soap</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to start restoring a good moisture balance in your beard while removing anything that’s making it look bad. </span></p> <p><b>Step 2: Detangle and Moisturize</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Leave just a little bit of dampness in your beard after you rinse out the soap to hydrate it. Then, start working a generous amount of </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/2oz-conditioning-beard-oil?variant=39409375084649"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard oil</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> from your skin down. Starting at the roots, use your fingers to gently rake through your beard. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If your fingers get caught up in a snag, stop there. Start at the end of your beard underneath the tangle and use a </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/shop-all-products/products/hand-crafted-wooden-comb?variant=1011738583"><span style="font-weight: 400;">wooden beard comb</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to very gently coax out the tangles. (Many guys detangle before they wash their beards, but follow these steps if there are any knots left over.) Take your time. Don’t yank your beard, and don’t force any knots out.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If necessary, apply a little more water and oil to keep your beard moist and supple. Gently work out the tangles, taking as much time as you need to. Give your beard that TLC that it’s been missing.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When your beard is tangle free, use our </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/shop-all-products/products/beard-brush-100-natural-firm-boar-bristle?variant=8140715917417"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard brush</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to give it a nice brush through. Make long strokes starting at the chin, using the bristles to scratch (aka exfoliate) your skin. You may need to rinse your beard again if there is too much oil in it at the end of this process. If you feel like your beard needs it, you may want to leave the oil in for up to 30 minutes before you rinse. If you’re comfortable with the amount of oil in your beard at the end of the process, leave it there. </span></p> <p><b>Step 3: Make a Beard Care Routine (and Stick to It)</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beard care is a marathon, not a sprint. A treatment here and a good detangling session there is great, but that’s not enough to maintain a good looking beard 365 days a year. Instead, focus on developing a sustainable beard care routine. </span></p> <p><strong>A great beard care routine needs to do the following:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Address the weekly needs of your beard and skin</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fit within the amount of time that you can consistently devote to beard maintenance each day</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Involve products that you can afford to keep a supply of</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Don’t set yourself up for failure. Trying to tackle a 30 minute beard care routine each morning if you don’t even have time to wash your face some days is just not reasonable. If the latest-greatest $100 beard serum works great for your beard, but it just doesn’t fit in your monthly budget, do your beard and wallet a favor by finding a more affordable product that meets your needs. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You can come up with a great routine, but it needs to address the specific needs of your beard if you want to see any benefits from it. Having a dry beard, an oily beard, a patch beard, an itchy beard, or a length goal are all personal factors that you should take into consideration as you build out your beard care routine.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you have really dry skin, you may need to use beard oil every other day. If you have naturally oily skin, you may only need beard oil once a week. Beard balm may be a lifesaver for someone with a very bushy beard, but it could make a patchy beard look even patchier. </span></p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">If you’re not sure what you beard needs are, or you don’t know how to tailor your beard care routine to your needs, take our </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/pages/product-recommendation-quiz"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard quiz</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Nursing your beard back to health is as easy as 1,2,3! Just get it clean and moisturized and find a sustainable routine to keep it that way.</span> SYE Access How to Choose the Right Beard Dye Color https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/how-to-choose-the-right-beard-dye-color Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:aea066c3-ed2a-d040-9912-7f399b31f9c5 Mon, 09 May 2022 15:46:06 -0700 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you’re thinking of dyeing your beard, you’ve got a lot of factors to consider. First of all, congrats for being Beard Confident enough to make a big style change. Here are a few factors you need to  keep in mind:</span></p> <p><b>The Second Time Around</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Unless you’re using temporary dye for a costume, dyeing your beard is going to be a commitment. Whether you’re dyeing your beard to cover your grays or just for a new look, you’re going to need to dye your roots again and again. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dye is a chemical that your hair needs to absorb. From one strand to the next and one application to the next, the rate of absorption may be a little different. While you shouldn’t expect your beard to be two or three different colors, be prepared for a little bit of variation. </span></p> <p><b>Should the Beard Match the Hair?</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You do you! There’s no law out there that says that your beard has to be the same color as your hair. If you want your beard to appear the same color as your hair, keep something in mind. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Color is a reflection of light. Straight hair reflects a lot more light than hair with any sort of texture. If your beard has texture, remember that different areas on a single strand of textured hair may reflect light very differently. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The same color can appear to be very different on the hair of your head and the hair of your beard if your beard is a different texture. If you want your beard and your hair to match, some barbers suggest dyeing your beard just a little lighter than your hair. If your hair is jet black, dye your beard off black. If your hair is dark brown, dye your beard a lighter brown. </span></p> <p><b>What Color Should You Dye Your Beard?</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It kind of goes without saying, but your beard is on your face. The dyed hair is going to be right up against your skin. Be prepared for the drastic way that dyeing your beard can change the appearance of your face. Some colors are complimentary and others are contrasting. Some colors cancel each other out. One color can enhance another or make another look dull. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Think about the color of your eyes and the undertones in your skin. Whether your skin is incredibly fair or a much deeper complexion, the best colors for your face will deal more with whether your skin has warm or cool undertones. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">One trick for determining what kind of undertones you have is looking at the veins on the back of your wrist. If they are blue, you’ve got cool undertones. If they are green, you’ve got warm undertones. For warm undertones, cool colors are better. For cool undertones, warm colors are better. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In addition to choosing the right color, one of the best pro tips we can offer is to use beard dye. Manufacturers make dye, especially for the beard. Beard dye is a whole lot kinder to your skin, and the end results are much better. </span></p> SYE Access Why Are Boar Bristle Brushes Good For Your Beard? https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/why-are-boar-bristle-brushes-good-for-your-beard Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:c390b228-3bad-fbab-1237-a19e131e8584 Mon, 09 May 2022 15:44:18 -0700 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you’ve ever shopped for beard products, you’ve probably noticed something about beard brushes. Many of them are made of boar bristles. Are boar bristles just a style choice, or are they actually good for beards? </span></p> <p><b>What Are Boar Bristles?</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In case you were wondering, boar bristle is not some kind of euphemism. Boar is a general term for wild pigs, and the bristles of the brush are pig hair. The bristles are shaved off a pig, usually on the softer side of its underbelly. After being cleaned, cut, and bundled together, the hairs of the pig make for great grooming tools. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Boars have a unique type of hair. It is hard enough to have the kind of durability needed for a brush, but it is soft enough that they won’t rip out your hair. Boar bristles have been used for years. In the not-so-distant past, boar bristle toothbrushes were very common. </span></p> <p><b>Benefits of Boar Bristle Beard Brushes</b></p> <p><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Conditioning Power</span></i></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When it comes to hair, humans and pigs have a lot in common. Pig hairs have natural sebum, the same kind of sebum the oil glands in your skin produce for your beard, and so do boar bristle brushes. The brushes are not exactly dripping in oil, but they do have some residual sebum. This can be an added boost to other moisturizing and conditioning products you use in your beard. This little bit of sebum can also help the brush to glide through your beard rather than getting caught up in every tangle. </span></p> <p><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Detangling Power</span></i></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Unless they have been intentionally cut that way, the bristles on a natural boar bristle brush are not even. Rather, they are usually jagged and tapered. These differences in the height of each bristle create a structure that detangles your beard without a lot of extra work. This structure also reaches down deep to your shortest hairs and gently drags them in the direction you want them to go. Other styling tools can leave rebellious short hairs laying every which way. </span></p> <p><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Skin Soothing</span></i></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You’ve probably heard us say before that skincare is beard care. A good boar bristle brush does wonders for your skin. As you brush your beard, you can’t help but scrape those bristles across the surface of your skin. This helps to work any products you’ve already put into your beard down to your skin, giving your skin the vital moisture and nutrients it needs to stay healthy and itch-free. This is a great method of gently exfoliating your all-important chin skin. Especially if you have an itchy beard, a boar bristle brush can feel like nothing short of a spa treatment. </span></p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">So, what are you waiting for? If you don’t have an all-natural </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/all-products/products/beard-brush-100-natural-firm-boar-bristle?variant=8140715917417"><span style="font-weight: 400;">boar bristle beard brush</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, fix that.</span> SYE Access Can We Be Your Beard Guide? https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/can-we-be-your-beard-guide Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:c303d3f9-c657-0621-3a7c-f3632d1995ee Fri, 29 Apr 2022 22:52:56 -0700 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Smoky Mountain Beards is all about Beard Confidence. To put it simply, we want to help good guys feel great about the way they look. They say beauty is skin deep, but we know that looking good can do a man’s heart good.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">That’s why we developed a beard quiz to help men at different stages of their beard journey. The quiz covers everything from daily habits to style tips. At the end of the quiz, you get personalized detailed recommendations on reaching your beard goals and overcoming your beard problems. </span></p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">We’ve recently updated our quiz with even more information. Whether you’re taking it for the first time or the second time, you’ll be happy with your results. Take our quiz </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/pages/product-recommendation-quiz"><span style="font-weight: 400;">here</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span> SYE Access How to Set Realistic Beard Goals https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/how-to-set-realistic-beard-goals Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:76ae75bb-95cf-ede1-84a4-9e8c039a421d Fri, 29 Apr 2022 22:50:40 -0700 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When it comes to beard goals, a good healthy dose of realism is the key to success. If you've been to school or had a corporate job in the past twenty years, you've probably got the expression that goals should be S.M.A.R.T. emblazoned into your brain by now. As played out as that expression may be, there is quite a bit of truth to it. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">One of the biggest Beard  Confidence detractors is unmet expectations. If you've got unrealistic beard goals, you're going to find yourself in a constant state of frustration. Even with our awesome </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/2oz-conditioning-beard-oil?variant=39409375084649"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard oil</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, no one's beard is going to grow a foot in a year. And you're really barking up the wrong tree if you think that your curly beard is going to magically become straight when it reaches a certain length. Use these tips to make sure your beard goals are realistic.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><b>Achieve Habits, Not Milestones</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You cannot control how fast or how long your beard grows in a certain period of time, but you can control your habits. Rather than making goals about length, center your goals on habits that promote healthy hair and length retention. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The rate at which new hair sprouts out of your chin is heavily influenced by genetics. Plus human hair only grows about a half-inch per month at best, and hair grows in a cycle. Every six or seven years, it goes through a phase where it doesn’t grow at all.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A beard goal of growing the length of your beard by six inches at the end of the year may be completely unrealistic depending on how fast your hair naturally grows. Another guy could reach that goal easily, just because of his genetics. Rather than getting mad because you didn’t win big in the genetic lottery, set a goal that is based on the choices you make. Instead of focusing on a certain amount of length, set the goal of not shaving for a year. Anyone can achieve that goal and be able to rock a nice yeard, no matter how long (or short) it may be. </span></p> <br> <p><b>Work Towards Length Retention</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There is no tip, trick, or fix that’s going to make your beard grow faster than the rate at which your hair grows naturally. If you’re a half-inch a month man, that’s what you are. If you’re a quarter-inch per month kind of guy, that's what you are. Regardless of how fast your hair grows, you’ll only see visible growth if you achieve length retention. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beard growth is a lot like a paycheck hitting your bank account. If you only earn enough to cover your bills, you’ll feel like you’re back at square one at the end of the month, even though you did earn a paycheck. If you earn more than it takes to pay your bills, you will see your balance grow each month. You’ve got to retain more hair than you grow if you want a visible difference. Otherwise that new half inch or so is just replacing what you lost. Even if you’d like a fuller beard rather than a longer one, retaining growth is a key. </span></p> <br> <p><em><strong>Here are some habit-based goals that promote length retention:</strong></em></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Regularly (frequency depends on your skin type) use </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/big-beard-soaps?variant=32478417813609"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Big Beard Soap</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to properly cleanse and moisturize your beard at the same time</span> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Blot your beard completely dry with a soft towel</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Regularly (frequency depends on your skin type) use </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/2oz-conditioning-beard-oil?variant=39409375084649"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard oil</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to keep your beard conditioned and moisturized</span> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Don’t shave for the first thirty days of beard growth</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Don’t shave for a year (adjust the length of time to your liking)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Commit to treating potential length retention roadblocks like </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/how-to-kick-beard-acne-to-the-curb"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard acne</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/5-habits-to-prevent-beardruff"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beardruff</span></a> </li> </ul> <br> <p><b>Who Are Your Heroes?</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We all love getting a little inspiration from the beardfluencers of the Internet. Although beards of all shapes, sizes and textures are wonderful, there are certain factors about our beards and faces that are difficult to change. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you’re confidently embracing male pattern baldness, you may find yourself disappointed if all your beard heroes could also be in a hairband. If your beard is ultra-fine and needs salt, powder, and pomade just to not look limp, your beard hero doesn’t need to be a dude with very coarse hair. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s only natural to be disappointed when you’re constantly measuring yourself up against an image that is unrealistic for you. Beards are as unique as people, and there are a variety of beardfluencers. Find someone who portrays looks and goals that are reasonable for you to achieve.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Even if you’re not into social media, you should make sure you’re working towards achievable styles. If you’re not sure whether a look you’re going for is really reasonable, take a visit to your friendly neighborhood barber. A good barber understands facial lines, face shape, beard texture, and all of the other unique factors about your beard. </span></p> <br> <p><b>Be Beard Confident</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Has negativity and self-hatred ever got you anywhere? Probably not. This may sound like mumbo-jumbo, but a little positivity goes a long way. Every now and then, write down three things you love about your beard. If you’re really bold, say them out loud while you’re standing in the mirror. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Your beard may not be perfect. It may not be where you want it to be just yet, but it’s yours. That makes it awesome! Beard Confidence is not about perfection. It's about embracing the man you are right now and being confident enough to love him where he’s at while still pushing him to be the best version of himself. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you have a positive view of yourself and your beard, you’ll be more likely to make adjustments when needed on the path to achieving the beard of your dreams. If you’re beating yourself up about your beard, you’re far more likely to reach for the nearest can of shaving cream. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Your beard can be everything you wish it was, but give it time. </span></p> SYE Access Why Are Beard Combs Made of Wood? https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/why-are-beard-combs-made-of-wood Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:452ae86a-dda9-b282-70b5-0bc66ce1cbc6 Mon, 18 Apr 2022 16:58:57 -0700 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Whether you’re just past a 5 o’clock shadow or you’re well on your way to being cast in a Rip Van Winkle movie, there’s one thing you’ve certainly noticed if you have any interest in beards. People with the best beards seem to go crazy for </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/hand-crafted-wooden-comb?variant=1011738583"><span style="font-weight: 400;">wooden beard combs</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Why is that?</span></p> <br> <p><b>Wood Resists Static</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The purpose of combing a beard is to make it lay down, but a comb made of plastic or metal can have the opposite effect. While it is not a very strong conductor, plastic can conduct electricity. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Static electricity, conducted by a plastic comb, can make your beard frizzy and wild looking when you’re training to smooth your hairs down. In the same way that static hurts if your pest of a so-called friend drags his socks across the floor and shocks you, static electricity can damage your hair follicles over time. </span></p> <br> <p><b>Wood Is Durable</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Especially if you don’t do it often enough, combing your beard is a feat that is not for the faint of heart. We hope you aren’t going full-WWE mode on your face each morning, but snags can get the best of us huffing and puffing and pulling and tugging. Plastic combs just don’t have the fortitude to handle a coarse tangled beard. Wooden combs can stand up to the challenge.</span></p> <br> <p><b>Wood Is Porous</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Oil is the name of the game when it comes to retaining moisture in a beard. There are your natural oils, called sebum, that your body produces, and there are the oh-so luxurious </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/2oz-conditioning-beard-oil?variant=39409375084649"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard oils </span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">that you add to the equation. Wooden beard combs have the added benefit of sucking up some of those oils in their porous surfaces. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Each time you comb your beard with a wooden comb, you are reintroducing a nourishing mixture of oils. You can even intentionally infuse oil in your wooden beard comb by soaking it in your beard oil of choice. After its thoroughly soaked, let it dry out before you use it again. A well-oiled wooden beard comb will keep your beard with just the right amount of shine. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Don’t just read about wooden beard combs. Use one for yourself! Our </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/hand-crafted-wooden-comb?variant=1011738583"><span style="font-weight: 400;">wooden beard combs</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> are in stock now. </span></p> SYE Access Why Does My Beard Hurt? https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/why-does-my-beard-hurt Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:21e88e0c-60da-88ab-6c97-c2c40d4e6850 Sun, 17 Apr 2022 01:42:49 -0700 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">No pain, no gain. Isn’t that what they say? When it comes to your beard, they are emphatically wrong!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There are 101 reasons your beard may be hurting you, but there is a solution to each of them. Before you whip out that razor, see if these fixes for common causes of bear pain can relieve your misery. </span></p> <br> <p><b>Contact Dermatitis</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Contact dermatitis happens when a product or even a material that you’re allergic or sensitive to comes in contact with your skin. This causes a red, itchy rash. Especially if you scratch it often and keep reintroducing the problematic products or material to your skin, this can get really painful really fast. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To stop the pain, you need to determine exactly what, if anything, you are allergic to. A dermatologist or allergist can help you, and you can even use deductive reasoning to compare product ingredients and reactions to find the culprit. Many people are allergic to chemical compounds commonly used in skincare products. Smoky Mountain Beards </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/shop-all-products"><span style="font-weight: 400;">products</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> are all-natural. If you’re allergic to an unnatural ingredient, you may be able to stop the pain by shopping with us.</span></p> <br> <p><b>Dry Beard</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you’ve ever gone a few days without applying lotion, you know that dry skin becomes itchy and scaly. When you have coarse beard hair poking and prodding on top of that skin, the situation becomes even more painful.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Especially if you’re new to the wonderful world of beards, having a beard can prevent you from getting enough lotion and other hydrating moisturizing skincare products to your chin. Beard oil solves the issue. Water hydrates your beard, and beard oil seals it in. Get yourself a </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/2oz-conditioning-beard-oil?variant=39409375084649"><span style="font-weight: 400;">bottle</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, and don’t stop using it. You’ll feel the pain ease away. </span></p> <br> <p><b>Beard Acne</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beard acne happens when oils, dirt, bacteria, and even your own dead skin clog your pores. This build-up causes inflammation, which appears as those pesky red bumps we call beard acne. The good news is it's completely treatable.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Gentle cleansers with salicylic acid help to unclog your follicles. Wash your hands before you touch your beard and make sure to use clean towels and beard care tools. You don’t want to introduce bacteria to your skin. Wash your face regularly with a good quality beard-specific soap, like our </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/big-beard-soaps?variant=12655576744041"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Big Beard Soaps</span></a></p> <br> <p><b>Ingrown Hairs</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ingrown hairs happen when beard hair turns inward, penetrates the skin, and keeps on growing under the surface of the skin. Most ingrown hairs clear up on their own, but the ones that don’t are super painful. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you have a problem, with ingrown hairs, avoid styles that include a lot of stubble. Never shave “against the grain” of your hair. After you shave, use a moisturizer, like our </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/2oz-conditioning-beard-oil?variant=39409375084649"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard oil</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> or </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/all-products/products/conditioning-beard-balm?variant=12649602777193"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard balm</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, to make sure your beard is soft.</span></p> <br> <p><b>Normal Growth</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Each stage of beard growth is a new sensation. Many of us haven’t let our beards grow before. Sometimes, growth is itchy and painful. Growing pains can be very real, but they should not be super severe or long-lasting. </span></p> SYE Access Do Beards Cause Ingrown Hairs? https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/do-beards-cause-ingrown-hairs Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:6938245b-7afa-7559-56d6-81e0afb61d86 Sat, 09 Apr 2022 10:05:25 -0700 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Shaving is a huge cause of ingrown hairs. Having a beard makes you less susceptible in that sense, but you can still get them around the areas that you trim up. Although some men with super curly beards will disagree, letting your beard grow will drastically reduce the risk that you’ll get ingrown hairs.  </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While many bearded guys love growing their beards out, many of us do shave to start fresh from time to time. Even if you are letting your beard grow out, you may </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/how-to-trim-your-beard-like-a-pro"><span style="font-weight: 400;">trim</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> up the edges, which can still leave you susceptible to ingrown hairs. How can you prevent them?</span></p> <br> <p><em><b>What Causes Ingrown Hairs?</b></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sometimes, shaving or trimming causes ingrown hairs because you leave short, blunt hair close to the surface of the skin. This hair can easily turn in the wrong direction and penetrate the skin. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Even though it is pointing inward, the hair follicle and blood supply do not know that, so the rogue hair will keep on growing under the surface of your skin. As it grows longer, it forms a bump, and you’ll start to feel pain. </span></p> <br> <p><em><b>How to Prevent Ingrown Hairs Before You Shave</b></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Give attention to the razors or trimmers you use when you shave. Check the instructions for any shaving tools you use to make sure you are not using them more often than you’re supposed to. Most disposable razors are only good for a maximum of ten shaves. For non-disposable shaving tools, invest in Barbicide. Even if you are the only person using the tool, you do not want to re-introduce bacteria to your face from the last shave. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be sure that the tools you use on your face are only for your face. There are different pH levels and bacterial environments in different parts of the body. Your face is super sensitive, so don’t use a facial shaving tool on any other body part</span></p> <br> <p><em><b>How to Prevent Ingrown Hairs When You Shave</b></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Although there may be style reasons for doing things differently, the way you shave can prevent ingrown hairs. You need to shave (or trim) in the direction in which your hair grows. Shaving in the opposite direction of how your hair naturally lies increases the chance that the shaving action will push some of the blunt stubble right underneath the surface of the skin. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Opt for styles without large sections of shorter hair and stubble. Instead, completely shave edges or any areas that you want to trim up, and leave the longer section of your beard full and long. Any strand can become an ingrown hair, but short stubble is far more prone to grow inward than a longer strand of hair. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After you shave, use a moisturizer, like our </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/2oz-conditioning-beard-oil?variant=39409375084649"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard oil</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> or </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/all-products/products/conditioning-beard-balm?variant=12649602777193"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard balm</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, to make sure your beard is soft. A softer strand of hair is less likely to work its way underneath the surface of the skin. The action of working the moisturizer into the skin will also smooth down all of the hair follicles and move them away from the skin. </span></p> <br> <p><em><b>How to Prevent Ingrown Hairs Between Shaves</b></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When it comes to your beard (and your whole body for that matter) you probably get way more ingrown hairs than you realize. The body is very resilient and has mechanisms to take care of problems on its own. That’s why plenty of ingrown hairs disappear without any intervention. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ingrown hairs that are too large for the body to clear away are the peskiest and most painful ones. You usually recognize these because they will not go away without some sort of action on your part. Smaller ingrown hairs also become painful and noticeable if they get infected. This is another instance where you need to take action to get rid of the painful bump. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Preventing infections is a key method of preventing the pain of ingrown hairs. Having a good routine of washing your beard is key. Our </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/big-beard-soaps?variant=12655576744041"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Big Beard Soaps</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> have activated charcoal to strip away all of the grime that can cling to the skin and hair, and they also have conditioning properties to soften the skin and beard, making ingrown hairs less likely. The good shaving tool hygiene, mentioned above, also goes a long way in preventing infections. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ingrown hairs are one of those hard-to-swallow facts of life, but there are plenty of things you can do to prevent them. Your run-of-the-mill in-grown hair can clear up with a little at-home TLC (or nothing at all.) When an ingrown hair just won’t go away and begins to show signs of infection (think redness, swelling, or pus,) it may be time to seek some OTC topical medication or the expertise of a doctor.</span></p> SYE Access How to Kick Beard Acne to The Curb https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/how-to-kick-beard-acne-to-the-curb Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:dba56f3e-1c21-9cce-cd33-0e5063b8f4a7 Fri, 01 Apr 2022 23:07:35 -0700 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Your beard is finally growing. You love the way it looks, but…what’s that? A pimple! You, my friend, just may be suffering from beard acne. Beard acne is a very common, very treatable problem. What can you do about it?</span></p> <p><b>What Is Beard Acne?</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To put it simply, beard acne happens when you develop acne underneath your beard. Acne is chronic pimples and irritation, usually on the face, that forms around clogged up hair follicles on the skin. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Most people recognize acne by red pimples, but the skin condition can also present itself as whiteheads and blackheads. Some acne sufferers do not even have visible bumps. Rather, they have subdermal oil buildups that swell the skin and are painful to the touch. All of these skin issues that happen everywhere else on the face can happen under your beard as well. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you are already prone to acne on other parts of your skin, you may not be too surprised to find yourself with beard acne. However, many bearded guys who don’t have acne elsewhere experience beard acne for the first time. Why does this happen?</span></p> <br> <p><b>What Causes Beard Acne?</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beard acne can happen to the best of us. It happens when oils, dirt, bacteria, and even your own dead skin clog your pores. This build-up causes inflammation, which appears as those pesky red bumps we call beard acne. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Poor hygiene certainly is not going to help an acne problem, but hygiene is usually not the root cause of acne. Acne is a skin condition that comes about, often through no fault of your own. Some people have naturally oily skin, which is more prone to acne. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A clogged follicle is always the cause of acne. Some of the root causes of clogged follicles include bacteria, stress, and side effects of medicine. Bacteria introduced to the skin can cause inflammation and clog up the follicles. Stress and a carb-heavy diet can exacerbate beard acne if you already have it. Some steroids and medications that have testosterone can also cause beard acne. </span></p> <br> <p><b>How to Prevent Beard Acne</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To prevent beard acne, prevent clogged follicles on the skin. Some of us can’t seem to keep our hands off of our beards. While a big ol’ beard is fun to stroke, that may be the cause of your beard acne. Hands come in contact with a lot of bacteria over the course of a day. When your hands introduce bacteria to your skin, you make yourself susceptible to bacterial beard acne.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Make sure to wash your beard regularly. When you do, be very thorough about rinsing your cleanser all the way out. A few leftover suds on the surface of your skin can cause just enough buildup to clog up your follicles. Our </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/big-beard-soaps"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Big Beard Soap</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> with activated charcoal is perfect for getting rid of follicle-clogging excess oils and dead skin. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The products you use on your beard can make or break your beard care routine. Be sure to use non-comedogenic products. Comedogenic products have ingredients that are known to clog pores. That’s why we use light </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/2oz-conditioning-beard-oil?variant=39409375084649"><span style="font-weight: 400;">oils</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in our products. </span></p> <br> <p><b>How to Treat Beard Acne</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you have beard acne, you may be able to treat yourself at home. Salicylic acid helps to break up all of the gunk that clogs up follicles. Find a gentle skin cleanser that has salicylic acid as an active ingredient, and implement it in your beard care regimen. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be extra careful about washing your hands before touching your beard, cleaning your beard care tools, and only using clean towels on your beard. If your beard acne has a bacterial cause, you want to make sure that you aren’t reintroducing the bad bacteria to your skin. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If all else fails, it may be worth your while to see a dermatologist. Sometimes persistent acne is a sign of a deeper skin problem that needs medical attention for long-term relief.</span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beard acne is far from a death sentence. It is very treatable. It’s not your fault, and it happens to the best of us. By all means, don’t let a few bumps break your sense of Beard Confidence!</span></p> SYE Access What Do Dermatologists Say About Beards? https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/what-do-dermatologists-say-about-beards Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:e0da0d44-5189-f64a-299a-629482357a57 Fri, 25 Mar 2022 12:52:42 -0700 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Is it just us, or have dermatologists suddenly become the most popular doctors on the Internet? If you wear a beard, you need to give attention to skincare. Essentially, beard care is chin care! If your chin skin is dry, inflamed, or infected, that is certainly going to affect how well your beard grows.</span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Don’t just take our word for it. It’s time to call in the experts! We scoured the Internet to learn what dermatologists are saying about beard and skincare.</span></p> <br> <p><b>Are Beards Bad for Skin?</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dermatologists say that beards are a-ok…as long as you take care of them. Beards give the skin an added layer of protection from sunlight. The biggest risk of having a beard is a lack of good hygiene, which can harbor dirt and debris on the skin. As long as you keep it clean, having a beard can actually help your skin because you avoid the nicks (and potential exposure to bacteria_ that come along with shaving. What else do derms have to say about beards?</span></p> <br> <p><b>Develop a Routine</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">What’s the best beard care routine? Dermatologists recommend washing your beard daily. After each wash, you need to moisturize and condition both your beard and the skin underneath it.  </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The name of the game is gentle. Article after article emphasizes the point that the face is already a sensitive area, and having a beard (especially if you want it to grow) means that you need to take even greater care. Reach for products made specifically for the face and beard.</span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our all-natural </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/big-beard-soaps?variant=12655576744041"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Big Beard Soap</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is a gentle cleanser that doesn't skimp on cleaning power. Our </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/2oz-conditioning-beard-oil?variant=39409375084649"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard oil</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> provides moisture and conditioning. To pair hold with conditioning action, try our </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/all-products/products/conditioning-beard-balm?variant=12649602777193"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard balm</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. </span></p> <br> <p><b>Use Sunscreen</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Everyone on Earth is exposed to harmful UV rays from the sun, and guys with beards are not immune. Without proper protection, you are more prone to skin cancer. Dermatologists recommend applying sunscreen to the entire face, including the skin under the beard. If your beard is thick enough, you may be able to safely skip the chin skin, but it will never hurt you or your beard to apply sunscreen. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you have a patchy beard, stubble, or a really thin beard, you still need to use sunscreen. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There are plenty of high-quality moisturizers out there than include sunscreen. Dermatologists recommend an SPF factor of at least 30 to protect the sensitive skin of the face. </span></p> <br> <p><b>Prevent Ingrown Hairs</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Skincare is unique. We don’t all have the same needs. Some of us are more prone to ingrown hairs than others, but you don’t need to resign yourself to a life of pain and pulling. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While excessive and overly abrasive exfoliation can harm the skin and beard, dermatologists recommend exfoliating the beard no more than twice a week if you get ingrown hairs often. Don’t go rubbing body scrub on your chin. Instead, use a gentle exfoliant specifically made for the face. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Unless you have an underlying skin condition, you’re unlikely to find a dermatologist that tells you not to grow a beard. Keep your beard clean and conditioned. Stick to your healthy beard care regimen, and don’t forget to use sunscreen. Last but not least, build onto your basic routine of cleaning and conditioning with additional TLC, like exfoliating if you have unique skin problems.</span></p> SYE Access 4 Easy Ways to Style Your Beard https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/4-easy-ways-to-style-your-beard Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:6439dda6-1778-2592-6db9-1014d72c822c Fri, 25 Mar 2022 12:49:38 -0700 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beard styles have come a long way. We love to see handlebars and beard braids as much as the next guy,  but we know that some of the Smoky Mountain Beards family isn’t ready for that yet. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you’re tired of beard tutorials that require heat tools, beard wax, and five different razors, you’re in the right place. We believe in Beard Confidence, and we want every man to feel like he is in control of his mane. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">That’s why we have curated five timeless beard styles that anyone can do with just a razor and a trimmer. </span></p> <br> <p><em><b>Circle Beard</b></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For a circle beard, you leave hair on your chin, your mustache, and the hair in between the two. The hair between will connect your beard to your mustache forming a not-so-round circle. Use an electric trimmer to cut away the bulk of your hair on your neck, chin, and sideburns.</span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be sure to leave the hair on your mustache, chin, and between the two untouched. Next, use shaving gel and a razor to completely clear away all of the hair left behind by the trimmer. Finally, define the lines of your circle beard. A razor or a smaller trimmer should do the trick. </span></p> <br> <p><em><b>Balbo Beard</b></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The jawline is the southern border for the balbo beard. Form a straight line just under the chin at the jawline, and extend that line to the back of the jawline just under each ear. All hair that falls under that straight line gets shaved away. Next, cut a straight line just above the jawline, extending from the sides of the chin to just under the ears, on each side of the face. This will form a thick patch of hair, and everything above the upper line gets shaved away. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The line should be thinnest at the corners of the jawline and thickest at the center of the chin. Carefully shave away any hair that connects the mustache to the beard, but leave the mustache intact. Depending on the look you’re going for, you may want to trim away some of the bulk of the beard that is left over, and it never hurts to use a razor to make all of the lines extra crisp. </span></p> <br> <p><em><b>Chinstrap Beard</b></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For a chinstrap beard, you want to get rid of all of the hair that is not on the chin. That means you remove everything from your cheeks, neck, and mustache. If you’re looking for something easy to execute, this is your style. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Chinstrap beards are versatile. You can have a really bushy chin strap or a super close-shaved one. It is has become trendy to wear pencil-thin chin strap beards, but thicker ones are still a tried and true style. Make this easy style your own!</span></p> <br> <p><em><b>Mutton Chops Beard</b></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A mutton chop is essentially a variation of the chin strap beard. Keep your sideburns. Keep your mustache, and the hair that connects it to your beard. Next, shave the part of the chin that runs parallel to your mustache just under your mouth completely away. Shave down the sideburns to make them thinner, and trim down the jawlines to about the width of your average chinstrap beard. There you have it! You’ve got a debonair style! </span></p> <br><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you’re going to take the time to trim your beard into the perfect style, maintain it well so that the style will last. After the irritation of a shave, </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/conditioning-beard-balm?variant=12649602777193"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard balm</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is very soothing. Beard balm also has holding properties that can help keep the hair leftover going in the right direction. Which one do you want to try?</span> SYE Access Our March Madness Bracket https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/our-march-madness-bracket Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:a2f17f9a-dbdc-fdd6-5a38-734ca314ce2c Sat, 12 Mar 2022 16:52:26 -0800 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You’re not going to catch the Smoky Mountain Beards team running up and down a basketball court anytime soon. Our years of hoop dreams have come and passed, and don’t get us started on the decrepit state of our backs and knees.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We may not be collegiate basketball All-Stars, but we can still take part in March Madness in a way that won’t have us reaching for an ice pack when we’re done. Throughout the month of March, we’re going to run a Smoky Mountain Beards themed March Madness bracket for our customers to participate in. If you’re passionate about a particular scent or product, let your voice be heard. <br><br><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsvRGmURUiA-zu5zwRyD1mpNsl684OgBvnVkls-I3x5eVvkQ/viewform">You can vote here.</a></span></p> SYE Access Foods that Promote Beard Growth https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/foods-that-promote-beard-growth Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:315fd13e-b79c-691e-6871-ab5c1fb35817 Sat, 12 Mar 2022 16:46:45 -0800 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">They say you are what you eat. There aren’t any foods that resemble men with lustrous, thick beards, but your dietary decisions can help your beard. Hair is an extension of the body. Giving your body the right fuel supports having the beard of your dreams. What foods are best for beards?</span></p> <br> <p><em><b>What Makes a Beard Grow?</b></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beard growth happens in a natural cycle. Everyone’s hair grows at about a rate of about half an inch per month. Some beards are naturally </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/genetics-may-be-responsible-for-patchy-beards"><span style="font-weight: 400;">patchy</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> due to genetics. Genetic factors can also play a role in the way your beard grows. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beyond genetics, length retention determines whether or not you notice that your beard is growing. Some beards break off just as much as they grow each month, and this makes it look like the beard is not growing at all. Some shedding is natural, but you will notice visible growth when more hair grows than sheds. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Testosterone levels can also influence beard growth. Higher levels of testosterone support having a fuller beard. Lower testosterone levels are one of many factors that can cause a patchy beard or one that seems like it just won’t grow. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We can’t exactly control our genes, but there are two factors related to beard growth that you can control. By keeping your beard clean and properly moisturized, you maintain a healthy environment that supports length retention. When you eat the right foods, you give your body enough nutrients to support healthy growth. </span></p> <br> <p><em><b>Best Nutrients for Beard Growth</b></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Being overweight can reduce the level of testosterone in the body. It is important to keep your diet balanced overall, so that you are not decreasing your testosterone levels. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Zinc supports healthy testosterone levels. Hair is protein, so having a healthy dose of protein in your diet is important for a healthy beard with strong hair follicles. Omega-3 fatty acids also have protein and some of the vitamins and minerals that support healthy hair.  Whole grains have a mineral called silicon, which keeps hair shiny and strong. Vitamins A-E also support growth and healthier hair follicles.</span></p> <br> <p><em><strong>Foods that Promote Beard Growth</strong></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Here are examples of foods that are high in the key nutrients that support healthy beard growth:</span></p> <p><strong>Foods with Zinc</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beans</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nuts</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Blackberries</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pomegranates</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Shitake mushrooms</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Spinach</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Broccoli</span></li> </ul> <br> <p><strong>Foods with healthy proteins</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Greek yogurt</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cottage cheese</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lentils</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Turkey</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Chicken</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lamb</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tofu</span></li> </ul> <br> <p><strong>Foods with whole grains</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Whole grain oatmeal</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Brown rice</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Whole wheat bread</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Whole wheat pasta</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Popcorn</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Buckwheat</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Quinoa</span></li> </ul> <br> <p><strong>Foods with omega-3 fatty acids</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Salmon</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Avocado</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nuts</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mackerel</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Oysters</span></li> </ul> <br> <p><strong>Foods with vitamins A-E</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tomatoes</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cantaloupe</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Liver</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Leafy greens</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Citrus fruits</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cod liver oil</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fortified milk</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sunflower seeds</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Peanut butter</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pumpkin</span></li> </ul> SYE Access How to Use Solid Cologne—A Detailed Primer for First-Timers https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/how-to-use-solid-cologne-a-detailed-primer-for-first-timers Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:8dfefa87-0cde-9d59-211c-f7303a4049c5 Fri, 04 Mar 2022 19:12:46 -0800 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For the month of March 2022, our product of the month is solid cologne. While our solid cologne is a staple for many members of the Smoky Mountain Beards family, we recognize that this particular men's grooming product is not as common as something like beard oil or regular cologne. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The number one reason men don’t try solid cologne is that they are not sure how to use it or if it works as effectively as the spray colognes they’re used to. There are plenty of </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/why-you-need-solid-cologne"><span style="font-weight: 400;">things</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> that make solid cologne a great choice, but how exactly do you use the stuff? We’ve got you covered!  </span></p> <br> <p><em><b>How Much Solid Cologne Should You Use?</b></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With solid cologne, less is truly more. Smoky Mountain Beard solid colognes have just the right amount of fragrance. Since the scent is concentrated in solid wax, you don’t have to slather yourself in the product to get all-day use out of it. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">All it takes is one or two light swipes or swirls around the tin to get enough product. Depending on how much fragrance you’d like to apply, use the flat side of just one or two fingertips. Don’t dig into the cologne. Just gently glide your fingers across the product. Ideally, a single use will not cause any indentations in the wax. One tin of Smoky Mountain Beards solid cologne should last even the most heavy-handed scent lover for months. </span></p> <br> <p><em><b>Where Should You Apply Solid Cologne?</b></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Solid cologne works best when you apply it to your pulse points. These are the parts of your body a person would touch if they were going to take your pulse. The lower jaw and the sides of the wrist make awesome application sites. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When you put the cologne on your pulse points, the blood that passes by and makes your pulse palpable throughout the day will create just enough heat and motion to keep reviving the smell of the cologne. </span></p> <br> <p><em><b>How Should You Apply Solid Cologne?</b></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If it’s your first time using solid cologne, just apply one swipe of the finger’s worth of product per pulse point. Some guys put the product on both wrists and both sides of the jaw. You may prefer one of each, or just one or the other. Find what works for you.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Once you’ve got a portion of cologne on your fingers, dab the product on the pulse point. Next, gently massage the solid cologne into the skin. You don’t want to smear it everywhere, so it’s best to stick to using the flat pads of your fingers to spread it around. Remember that you want to focus most of the product on the pulse point. </span></p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">That completes the job. With minimal effort, you’re going to smell manly and awesome all day long. Life is complicated enough. Smelling good should be simple. Order a tin of </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/solid-colognes?variant=12656579510377"><span style="font-weight: 400;">solid cologne</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to give yourself the gift that just keeps on giving. </span> SYE Access How to Trim Your Beard Like a Pro https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/how-to-trim-your-beard-like-a-pro Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:0286537a-cfb4-3033-55b7-92604f0126d5 Thu, 03 Mar 2022 17:37:04 -0800 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">From the standpoint of comfort and Beard Confidence, there is nothing worse than not loving what you see every time you look in the mirror. We’ve been there before, and having a beard that you think is unsightly is no fun. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For the love of good grooming, please put the shaving cream down! If you can’t get to the barber, you have more choices than shaving or looking like a sasquatch. You can trim your beard at home, and you can do a good job at it! </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Let us show you have to take your beard trimming skills to the next level. If you already know what you’re doing but you want to know how to do it better, you’re in the right place. (We can also help you </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/how-to-trim-your-beard"><span style="font-weight: 400;">here</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> if you still need to know the basics.)</span></p> <p> </p> <p><em><b>Trim Downwards</b></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Remember that your goal is a trim, not a chop. With a trim, you’re looking to clean or refine lines and make the beard neater. This is why it is crucial to trim from the top down. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Guide your clipper down the length of your beard, just as if you were </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/shop-all-products/products/beard-brush-100-natural-firm-boar-bristle?variant=8140715917417"><span style="font-weight: 400;">brushing</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> the beard. This helps to smooth the remaining hair as you cut, and it will trim down the girth of the beard rather than hacking away at your length. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><em><b>Brush As You Go</b></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Don’t save brushing until the end of your trim. Just like momma always said about cooking, you’ve got to clean as you go. There’s nothing worse than finishing a style only to find your beard looking just as rough in a few days. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To keep things looking smooth, put the clippers down and brush a little during the process. This serves two purposes. First, you get a better idea of what the finished product will look like. Second, you can make the finished product better by coaxing out any leftover tangles or fly aways.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Next, use the clippers in the same spot one more time to make sure you get everything cleaned up. Depending on how big your beard is and how much of a trim you’re going for, you may need to repeat the process several times. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><em><b>Don’t Forget Flair</b></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You can find hundreds of talking heads on the Internet telling you about the best tools, the best styles, and the best techniques. While taking good advice is never bad, remember that you are the one in control of your own Beard Confidence. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The best tool for you is the one that you are comfortable using. You’ll need practice to improve at any skill, but using a tool that is cumbersome or unfamiliar to you can lead to accidentally cutting way more than you meant to. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There are theories out there about which lines look right, which parts of the beard should be thin, and which should be thick. This is what looks good on the average guy, but you have a unique face shape and unique tastes. Rules are there to guide, but it’s ok to break the rules a little too. It is your face after all!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We believe in you. You can do this!</span></p> SYE Access 5 Habits to Prevent Beardruff https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/5-habits-to-prevent-beardruff Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:aca8b061-3269-d86f-9f9f-07252dcd84bf Sat, 26 Feb 2022 22:15:28 -0800 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beardruff is dandruff in your beard. It’s a pesky problem that a lot of men face. Last week, we dived into some of the most common root causes of beard dandruff. This week, we’ll discuss a few things you can do to make beadruff be gone. </span></p> <br> <p><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/what-causes-beard-dandruff-and-how-can-you-fix-it"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fungi and seborrheic dermatitis</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> are unlikely to clear on their own, but there are a few overarching beard, skincare, and health habits that can fix some of the non-medical causes of beard dandruff. </span></a></p> <br> <p><b>Have a Balanced Routine</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Skin needs a perfect balance. It can’t be dry as the desert. It can’t be soaking wet, and it won’t react well to being constantly shellacked with oil either. </span></p> <br> <p><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/3-ways-to-wash-your-beard-better"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wash your beard</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> at a frequency that works for your skin and lifestyle. If your skin is oily, you may need to wash it more often. If your skin is dry, you may need to wash your beard less often. Other lifestyle factors, like sweating often or living in a very dry or very humid </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/how-to-care-for-your-skin-and-beard-during-winter"><span style="font-weight: 400;">environment</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, may alter how often your wash your beard.</span></p> <br> <p><b>Find the Right Soap</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be sure that your </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/what-s-the-best-beard-soap"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard soap</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is not drying out your skin or flaring up an allergy. Our </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/big-beard-soaps?variant=12655576678505"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Big Beard Soap</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> has a blend of ingredients that moisturize the skin, promote moisture retention, and thoroughly cleanse the beard. </span></p> <br> <p><b>Pay Attention to Allergies</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Contact dermatitis, in other words being allergic to something you put in contact with your skin, can also cause beardruff. Redness and itchiness associated with dandruff may be a sign of inflammation, which could point to allergies rather than skin issues. Anyone can be allergic to anything. It may not always be a chemical. You can also be allergic to essential oils and natural ingredients. Some people are even allergic to certain types of fabrics. </span></p> <br> <p><b>Don’t Mistake Oil for Moisture</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Both your skin and hair need hydration. The simplest source of hydration is water, and there are moisturizers, often products that include water as a primary ingredient, that help to retain moisture longer than water could stay. </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/2oz-conditioning-beard-oil?variant=39409375084649"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Oil</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> provides nutrients, and it seals in moisture. Oil is not a moisturizer, and oil does not provide hydration. If you use oil on a dry beard, you are sealing in dryness and preventing moisture from coming in. This will lead to painfully dry skin that is prone to flakes. </span></p> <br> <p><b>Develop Healthy Habits</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Skin is the body’s largest organ, and it is an important member of the immune system. Often, skin problems and immune problems go hand in hand. While skin problems, like beard dandruff, do have other root causes, some skin problems are reflections of greater systemic issues. If you’re not a healthy person overall, your skin may be the first organ to reveal the problem. Get enough sleep. Drink enough water. Eat a balanced diet. If you know you have a food sensitivity, stay away from that food. Food that doesn’t sit well with your body may not make you violently ill or send you into anaphylactic shock, but it may still be terrible for your body.</span></p> SYE Access Seeking Answers: What Does Having a Beard Mean to You? https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/seeking-answers-what-does-having-a-beard-mean-to-you Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:1c5f96c2-acca-956a-5eed-08c50d37290c Sat, 26 Feb 2022 22:09:56 -0800 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">At Smoky Mountain Beards, we believe that the people who use our products should be at the center of everything we do. To us, Beard Confidence is not just a clever phrase. It’s something we live by. We’re proud to create products for an awesome group of men who do the same thing. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">That’s why we want to hear from you. Do you consider yourself to be a Beard Confident man? Has having a beard changed your life or your outlook on life in some way? </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We’re working on an upcoming blog post with the working title: What Having a Beard Means to Me. We want to showcase answers from real men just like you. If you would like to be included, please DM us on </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/smokymountainbeards"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Facebook</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> or </span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/smokymountainbeards/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Instagram</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> with any words or even pictures you would like to share.</span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We can’t wait to hear from you!</span></p> SYE Access Is there a Smoky Mountain Beards Valentine’s Day Sale? https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/is-there-a-smoky-mountain-beards-valentine-s-day-sale Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:59a6c15a-26b0-b265-3ad1-2029d747a421 Fri, 18 Feb 2022 13:31:24 -0800 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You asked. We answered! For Valentine’s Day, we are continuing our winter sale. Our </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/bundles"><span style="font-weight: 400;">bundles </span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">are still on sale. Everyone who buys a bundle gets a FREE eBook. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As a special Valentine’s day bonus, everyone who makes a purchase in the Smoky Mountain Beards store from now until Valentine’s Day gets an exclusive set of his and hers eCards</span></p> <br><br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be sure to spread the love! Happy Shopping!</span></p> SYE Access Calling All Beard-Loving Comedians https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/calling-all-beard-loving-comedians Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:2ed3e911-5e48-68c3-c07e-dbf5c961d1c0 Tue, 15 Feb 2022 12:50:39 -0800 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you haven’t heard already every purchase in the Smoky Mountain Beards store through February 14th qualifies you for a FREE set of his and her Valentine’s Day cards.</span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We’d like to start a tradition of giving away cards each year. Our team had a fun time trying to think of something cute that blends beard love and well… love love. Can you do better?</span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We’re accepting ideas for next year. Send us your beard-related Valentine’s day card ideas. Just send us a DM on </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/smokymountainbeards"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Facebook</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> or </span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/smokymountainbeards/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Instagram</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. The person with the cleverest caption will win a special prize.</span></p> SYE Access What Causes Beard Dandruff, and How Can You Fix It? https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/what-causes-beard-dandruff-and-how-can-you-fix-it Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:4d243e52-78df-d44e-bd0b-2f15c92cf203 Tue, 15 Feb 2022 12:30:02 -0800 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beard dandruff or beardruff, as some call it, has a variety of root causes. When it comes to getting rid of beard dandruff, it is super important to understand why you have dandruff in the first place. The solution to one potential cause could exasperate another potential cause. Read on to:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Learn to identify the differences between the most common causes of beard dandruff</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Learn at-home remedies for beard dandruff</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Find out when it's important to see a doctor</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><em><b>Dry Skin</b></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sometimes, dandruff is just flakes of dry skin. In that case, the solution is to nourish and moisturize the skin so that it’s not so dry that it flakes off. Dandruff from dry skin is often white in appearance. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Around your body, bits of your skin are constantly sloughing off. That’s a part of the natural cycle of making room for the new skin that your body creates. The solution to this type of dandruff is often a very simple one. You’re supposed to have dead skin that flakes away, but you don’t want that skin to sit in your beard and create an unsightly problem. You need to get those flakes out of your beard.</span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Make sure to gently agitate the skin in and around your beard whenever your wash your beard or apply products. Although flakes may fall down the length of your beard, they all start on the skin. Use the pads of your fingers, not your nails, to really work products into the skin and lift any flakes up and off the surface of the skin. Then, use your favorite comb or brush to focus on gently scraping the surface of the skin and stroking down the length of your beard. This will physically remove the flakes. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When you focus the products on your skin, you will also be solving another problem. Sometimes, dandruff comes from the skin being too dry or simply dirty from a buildup of oils and dead skin. If you’re really working both soap and moisturizers into the skin on a regular basis, you can eliminate these problems. </span></p> <br> <p><em><b>Seborrheic Dermatitis</b></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Oily skin can also cause beardruff. If there is an overproduction of sebum on your beard, you can develop a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis. This happens when you have so much sebum that the natural oil produced by your skin builds up into yellowish scales. When these scales flake up, they can cause dandruff that has more of a yellow hue. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Yellowish dandruff is a tell-tell sign of seborrheic dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis may also be apparent when you examine the surface of your skin. Regular dandruff is white and flaky. Before the particles flake off, seborrheic dermatitis looks more like scaly plates that may cover the surface of the skin and enmesh hair follicles within them.</span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition best left treated by a doctor. It can have a variety of root causes. A medical professional can figure out why it’s happening and determine how to treat it. It could be something as simple as using too much oil in your beard care routine or something as complicated as a food sensitivity or autoimmune problem. </span></p> <br> <p><em><b>Fungus</b></em></p> <p><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Malassezia globosa</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is a fairly common type of fungus. Like bacteria, fungus is a part of our world, so it does not always cause a problem. However, this otherwise harmless form of fungus is a common cause of beard dandruff. When Malassezia gets lodged in the hair follicles, it causes inflammation. To try to fight the fungus, skin cells start to slough off much faster than usual, and you get lots of flakes in your beard. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A serious issue with fungus only has one treatment, and that is medication. There are various over-the-counter anti-fungal shampoos, and you can get a prescription from a doctor. Look for active ingredients like ketoconazole, pyrithione zinc, and selenium sulfide. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Find one that works for you and implement it into your beard care routine according to the instructions. Usually, getting rid of any fungus is a long game. Even if the dandruff clears quickly, which it probably will, you may need to continue using the anti-fungal shampoo for a month or more to make sure that the fungus goes away and stays away. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To skip the trial and error of trying to find the right shampoo for you, a dermatologist may be able to identify the exact type of shampoo that is best for your scenario. Some medicated shampoos are a little on the harsh side so you may need to increase your use of </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/2oz-conditioning-beard-oil?variant=39409375084649"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard oil</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and other products to nourish the skin while using medicated shampoo. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As another means of long-term fungus prevention, look at what factors create a good environment for fungus in your beard. Excess water and sugar both cause an overgrowth of fungus. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Different hair follicles have different levels of porosity. One man may be able to leave the house with a damp beard and have a bone-dry beard within the hour because his hair follicles release water easily. Another man may leave the house with a damp beard and still have a little water left in his beard at the end of the day because his follicles do not release water easily. If you’re having a problem with dandruff, make sure to thoroughly dry your beard after you wash it. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Excess sugar in your diet can also promote the overgrowth of fungus on the skin because sugar is fuel for fungus. Remember that sugar does not just come in the form of things that taste sweet. Starches and carbohydrates like bread, corn, and potatoes are also full of sugar.</span></p> SYE Access Valentines Day is Covered. https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/valentines-day-is-covered Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:82c201e1-da6b-b951-c498-b46eb93a0a3b Mon, 07 Feb 2022 23:05:47 -0800 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This Valentines Day, we got you covered. We are throwing in a free printable Vday card with every purchase! Keeping your beard soft and smelling good is like a joint gift - so go ahead and splurge <span> SYE Access How Can I Be a More Confident Man? https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/how-can-i-be-a-more-confident-man Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:6861befe-83c5-9e08-2f45-91e6bd8075c1 Mon, 07 Feb 2022 23:02:04 -0800 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In February, plenty of people have love on the brain. Whether you’re preparing for an interview, a first date, or just trying to make a new friend, life is much easier when you have a strong sense of confidence. Here are three things that any man can do to instantly increase his confidence:</span></p> <br> <p><b>Practice Conversation</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Even in our modern age, so many social interactions hinge on talking. Some people are introverted, and some people are extroverted. There’s nothing wrong with being either way. If you're a naturally quiet person, you don’t have to become the life of the party to be confident. However, propping up the wall when you want to be in the center of conversation can kill your confidence. Having all eyes on you at the wrong time and place can also make one feel very unconfident. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The key to conversation is to remember that it’s a two way street. Give a little. Take a little. Remember, that the people you’re talking to are normal people just like you. They may be just as nervous as you. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Common interests make a great conversation starter, and people love to talk about themselves. You’ll always have something to say if you can tie a common interest into something about the other person. Here are a few examples:</span></p> <br> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The weather</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It sure is cold out today. Do you like cold weather?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Are you ready for the hurricane?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Do you think it will really snow next Friday?</span></p> <br> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Work</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">My name is ___. I work in ____ department. How long have you worked at this company?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">What is your favorite part about working in ___ industry?</span></p> <br> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Big News</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Are you planning on watching the Superbowl (or other big sporting event)?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Did you hear about the new ____ coming to town?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">What’s your favorite local hangout?</span></p> <br> <p><b>Don’t Go Changin’</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Far too many men fall into the trap of believing that to be confident they have to be different. Confidence is all about presenting the best version of yourself inside and out. Showing up as the best version of yourself (personality wise as well as appearance wise) may include making a few changes, but it does not include a total overhaul of your personality. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To be confident, you do not need to be like some guy you think is confident. Rather, you need to become more comfortable with who you are and the way others perceive you. There is value in each one of us. We may not all be six feet tall and bulging with muscles. We may not all have endless tales of wild weekends to impart at a dinner party, but we’re all worth knowing. It takes confidence to be at peace with who you are and realize that you don’t need to change. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Attempting to have a Steve Urkel to Stefan Urquette transformation is to confidence what Kryptonite is to Superman. If you’re trying too hard, you’re not comfortable, and it shows. You’re more likely to repel, rather than attract, people if you’re trying to be someone you’re not. </span></p> <br> <p><b>Be Beard Confident</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beard confidence isn’t about having the perfect beard. It’s about having a beard that is perfect for you. You might have started your beard journey because you liked the way some other guy’s beard looked, but you’ve certainly realized by now that no two beards are the same. Beards are a source of pride and joy for many men, but beard problems can also be the exact opposite of a confidence boost. Here are quick ways to fix the most common beard-related confidence detractors:</span></p> <br> <p><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">The itch</span></i></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beards can be very itchy as they start to grow. Constantly picking at your face can make a man feel very self-conscious. </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/shop-all-products/products/2oz-conditioning-beard-oil?variant=39409375051881"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beard oil</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> can help to condition the skin and hair and soothe the itch. If you’re really itchy, take stock of the products you’re using, including </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/shop-all-products/products/big-beard-soaps?variant=12655576678505"><span style="font-weight: 400;">soaps</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, to make sure that you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients. </span></p> <br> <p><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">The smell</span></i></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">By nature, a beard puts hair, sweat, and the products you use right under your nose. Even if others don’t notice, some men who grow a beard are uncomfortable with its natural scent. If you don’t like the way you smell, it’s pretty hard to be confident. To counteract this problem, moisturize your beard with </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/shop-all-products/products/2oz-conditioning-beard-oil?variant=39409375051881"><span style="font-weight: 400;">scented beard oil</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Give yourself a subtle yet long-lasting scent (and confidence) boost with </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/shop-all-products/products/solid-colognes?variant=12656579510377"><span style="font-weight: 400;">solid cologne</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. </span></p> <br> <p><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">The unruliness</span></i></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beard hair does not exactly grow prim and proper. Without careful attention, it can easily knot up and grow in several different directions. </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/shop-all-products/products/conditioning-beard-balm?variant=12649602744425"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beard balm</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> provides a bit of a stronger hold, and a beard brush is excellent at getting your beard to lay the way you want it to. </span></p> <br> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hold your head high. Let your beard grow long, and show the world why everyone should want to know you!</span></p> SYE Access Do Women Like Beards? https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/do-women-like-beards Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:b9908778-f4ef-93aa-0c16-9c5c7e8ff66f Mon, 07 Feb 2022 19:39:49 -0800 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Admittedly, it’s hard to find an unbiased source to settle this hotly contested issue. Women who love beards are very vocal. Women who hate beards are just as emphatic. Companies that sell shaving products have videos about women who hate beards, and companies that sell beard products have just the opposite. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Smoky Mountain Beards is a company founded by a man and his wife. Our founder’s wife loves his marvelous beard. Our team has been entertained by reading reviews from women who love the scent of our products. They also love the look and feel of their man’s beard after using our products. Our not-so-scientific research methods lead us to infer that these women love themselves a bearded man. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In reality, there’s just one woman we want to keep happy. Just like we tend to have types and preferences when it comes to physical attraction, some women really dig guys with beards. Others, not so much. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Rather than feeling so strongly about it, most women are somewhere in between. Usually, women who express disdain toward beards are actually concerned about poor beard hygiene.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If a beard does not look to be well kept, a woman may jump to unsavory conclusions about the man behind the beard. When a woman goes in for a kiss, she has to put her face pretty close to a beard. Especially if she’s not used to dating a mustachioed man, she can be a little concerned about all of those tall tales about bits of food and who knows what else being stuck inside a beard. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">No matter how full or long your beard is, you can keep it neat in appearance. </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/shop-all-products/products/hand-crafted-wooden-comb?variant=1011738583"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Comb</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> it every now and then, and develop a routine of regular </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/how-to-trim-your-beard"><span style="font-weight: 400;">trimming</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Use </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/shop-all-products/products/2oz-conditioning-beard-oil?variant=39409375051881"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard oil</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, to give your beard luster. A dusty, dry beard looks poorly managed. If you need a stronger hold, </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/shop-all-products/products/conditioning-beard-balm?variant=12649602744425"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard balm</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and a </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/shop-all-products/products/beard-brush-100-natural-firm-boar-bristle?variant=8140715917417"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard brush</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> can help to tame your mane. A great beard that is well-groomed can be super attractive, even for a woman who does not like beards. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We all like what we like, and no one, man or woman, should be faulted by that, but take it from some of us older guys who have had beards for a long time. Women love to run their fingers through a well kept beard.</span></p> SYE Access Why You Need Solid Cologne https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/why-you-need-solid-cologne Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:7dca346b-d8e2-45be-fd4d-260e2ecb5f7c Wed, 26 Jan 2022 14:36:22 -0800 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you go through all the trouble of smelling good, you want it to last. With regular cologne, most men have to resort to reapplying throughout the day to keep the scent going. With </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/solid-colognes?variant=12656579510377"><span style="font-weight: 400;">solid cologne</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, that’s unnecessary. Solid cologne is the scent that keeps on giving. Here’s why you need to use it:</span></p> <p><b>Long-Lasting Scent</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The fragrance is based in wax rather than water, so it has more staying power from the start. The application of solid cologne also makes a difference. Solid cologne is made to apply at the pulse points. It’s easy to remember because these are the same places you would take your pulse, namely your wrist and your neck. These are warm spots where blood flows freely. Your body will naturally keep the wax of the solid cologne warm and fragrant throughout the day, giving you extra boosts of your fresh scent throughout the day.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our solid colognes come in five signature scents. Bootlegger smells like sandalwood and bourbon. Whiskey Barrell is a blend of vanilla and oak. Cabin Smoke has notes of mahogany, tobacco, and spices. Bay Rum is the star of our White Lightnin’ fragrance, and Cumberland blends the aromas of cedar and leather.</span></p> <p><b>Portable</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you did need to keep on reapplying your solid cologne, it would be very easy to. Our solid cologne comes in a thin, one-ounce metal can. It’s compact enough that you can put it in your pocket or your bag. You don’t have to worry about a glass bottle leaking fragrance everywhere. It’s also great for traveling because you don’t have to worry about getting a liquid in a small enough container to take on a plane. </span></p> <p><b>Easy to Use</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our solid colognes come in small containers because, as they say, a dab will do ya. You don’t need to rub a copious amount of solid cologne all over yourself. Just massage a little into your wrist or on your neck, and you’re all set for the day. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sometimes wearing cologne can be downright embarrassing if the smell is just too overbearing. Solid cologne is a much tamer scent. It blends with and enhances your natural smell. To others, you’ll seem like a man who just naturally smells good, rather than a man who learned his fragrance habits from middle schoolers after gym class who still believe that a cloud of body spray can replace a good shower. </span></p> <p><b>Quality Ingredients</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Smoky Mountain Beards’ solid colognes are based in beeswax. Jojoba oil is the carrier oil, and there are other oils for the fragrance of your choice. There are no phthalates or alcohol, so you don’t need to worry about drying out or irritating your skin. Since our solid colognes are made with wax and oil, you can wash them away with a little soap and water when you want to. You don’t have to worry about the smell sticking to you no matter what. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Solid cologne is your ticket to ride the roller coaster of smelling amazing without a lot of fuss. Time to </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/solid-colognes?variant=12656579510377"><span style="font-weight: 400;">ride</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">!</span></p> SYE Access What to Do About a Tangled Beard https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/what-to-do-about-a-tangled-beard Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:a9b185a9-ccad-649f-450d-e84345502343 Wed, 26 Jan 2022 14:33:22 -0800 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Knots and tangles can make a bearded man want to go back to shaving. There’s nothing worse than having to do a herky-jerky start and stop because of endless tangles when all you want to do is comb your beard and get on with your day. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Some would say that tangles are just another part of the bearded experience. It’s not reasonable to expect that your beard will never tangle, but there is plenty you can do to prevent excess tangling. </span></p> <p><b>Embrace your texture</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To be clear, no one’s hair is naturally tangled, and straight hair is not immune to tangles. However, some beard textures are more prone to having a tangle problem than others. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The hair on the top of your head may be straight, but your beard may be naturally curly. You can’t do the same things to straight and curly hair and expect the same results. You may not exactly have Shirley Temple-esque tendrils flowing down your chin, but, if your beard is not exactly straight, this advice is for you. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beards that are coily, curly, and anything in between need </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/2oz-conditioning-beard-oil?variant=39409375051881"><span style="font-weight: 400;">oil</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> on a regular basis. With straight hair, sebum (the body’s natural oil) has a straight path down the hair follicle. With textured hair, there are twists and turns, and gravity doesn’t exactly make it easy for sebum to travel down a path that is not straight. When you keep your follicles lubricated with nutritious conditioning beard oil, it is much harder for them to tangle into pesky knots. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hair with more texture to it is usually easier to style, comb, and detangle when damp (not dripping wet!) rather than dry. With that being said, there are some guys who learn that trying to detangle after applying water is just a way to cement the knots. Learn to embrace the beard you have and rock it with Beard Confidence. Get to know its natural texture, and learn what works best for you. </span></p> <p><b>Use the right tools</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You could be causing the tangles by using plastic combs and brushes. Plastic causes static. This isn’t a major issue when we use plastic combs on our heads, but on a small beard, a plastic comb can wreak havoc.</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/shop-all-products/products/hand-crafted-wooden-comb?variant=1011738583"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wooden combs</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> are perfect for beards because they have wider teeth, better for the thicker, coarser hair follicles that some men naturally grow in their beards. Wooden combs can also absorb oil, whether that’s the sebum naturally found in your skin or the beard oil you use. The comb leeches out some of that oil as you use it, so it helps to condition and detangle at the same time as combing. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When it comes to </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/shop-all-products/products/beard-brush-100-natural-firm-boar-bristle?variant=8140715917417"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard brushes</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, boar bristles are where it’s at! They are strong enough to actually move your hairs in the right direction without being so strong that they cause damage.</span></p> <p><b>Trim Split Ends</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Split ends flay out in a million weird directions. Having thin pieces of weakened hair poking their way into otherwise orderly follicles can cause some gnarly knots. That’s why regular trimming is so important. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Especially for longer beards, the bottom of your beard may be constantly brushing up against the rough fibers of your clothes. If most of your tangles seem to start at the bottom of your beard, split ends could certainly be the cause. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Split ends don’t just stop at a certain point. Left unchecked, they keep on going up higher and higher until the whole follicle is split in two. Even if you’re trying with all of your might to retain length, split ends are not going to help you in your endeavors. They are unhealthy follicles and their presence can cause knots, which can eventually lead to you ripping out healthy follicles when you try to comb or brush them out. When you regularly trim your ends, you’re getting rid of millimeters per month, rather than being forced to slough away inches later down the line. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tangles happen to the best of us, but there is plenty we can do to make sure we deal with them as infrequently as possible. </span></p> SYE Access How to Trim Your Beard https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/how-to-trim-your-beard Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:924e8754-43e0-c2bb-3cb2-3b87b260e8ec Tue, 18 Jan 2022 13:18:59 -0800 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As people who strive for Beard Confidence, we know more than anyone else what a struggle it can be to grow a beard for months only to have all of your hard work come to naught. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When it comes to trimming your beard, you want to make sure everything is uniform. The worst thing is thinking you’ve done a great job only to take a look in the mirror and find that you’ve just made your pride and joy lopsided. Here’s what you need to know to get it right the first time. </span></p> <p><b>Know the Process</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Start with a clean and dry beard. </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/big-beard-soaps?variant=32478417813609"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Big Beard Soap</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> gives the right balance of moisture and cleaning power. Dampness or products could elongate curly or wiry hair. You need to see how your hair looks dry so that you can cut it to the right length. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Next, use your favorite styling tool, either a </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/collections/all-products/products/beard-brush-100-natural-firm-boar-bristle?variant=8140715917417"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard brush</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> or a </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/hand-crafted-wooden-comb?variant=1011738583"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard comb</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, to comb your beard from roots to ends. Make sure you get all of the tangles out and make sure you guide all the strands of your beard to face the same direction. A good beard brush may be perfect for straightening out a shorter beard. If you’ve got a longer beard, a comb may be just what you need to get all of your strands going the same direction.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When it comes to trimming your beard, you need to color inside the lines, so to speak. In order to color inside the lines, you first have to know where they are. That’s why the first step will be some fine trimming to clean up the lines of your beard. These are the thinner sections of hair that form a border around your beard. Finally, you can focus on trimming the length. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you’re just starting your beard journey, it’s best to let your beard grow freely for about a month before you start trimming it. After that first month, you can trim your beard once or twice a month, according to your preference. </span></p> <p><b>Know Your Tools</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Getting your lines right is going to make a world of a difference between whether your beard looks right or rough. The key to all of this fine trimming is to use the right tools. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This isn’t easy to accomplish with your average four or five-blade razor. You need something that’s better at creating fine lines.  An electric trimmer makes life a whole lot easier. If you’re more of a straight razor man, that can work too, but make sure you really know what you’re doing and have a nice, steady hand. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To trim the length of your beard, use beard scissors. Don’t use household scissors. Although they may be sharp enough to get the job done, they are not meant for hair. Their beveled edges crush the hair shaft, leaving split ends in their wake. Using scissors meant for hair is a step in the right direction because they won’t damage the hair shaft, but they could be so large that they are cumbersome. Beard scissors are small enough and designed to make the angles you’ll need to trim a beard. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Trimming the length is likely the easiest part. Use a fine-toothed comb as a guide to make sure your cuts are even. Cut to the length you prefer and trim away any stray hairs that are left behind. </span></p> <p><strong>Know Your Lines</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you’re going to get those all-important borders of your beard right, you need to know where your lines should be. The concept behind the lines is that you shave away all hair below a line for the lower ones and above the line for the higher ones. This will give your beard a cleaner, sleeker look. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This will be a combination of following the natural shape of your face and making a few changes to the style you prefer. A line might naturally rest straight, but you might like a curved look better. Understand the thought behind the guidelines. Them, do what you need to do to feel Beard Confident. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For good optics, your neckline should rest right above your Adam’s apple and it should follow the natural shape of your jawline. The sides of your neckline should end underneath your sideburns so that you could draw a straight imaginary vertical line from the top of your sideburns to the bottom of your neckline. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The cheek line is a horizontal line between the intersection of your beard and sideburns and the corner of your mouth. This line can be diagonal or straight depending on the shape of your face and the style you prefer. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The top of your upper lip and the top of your mustache should run perpendicular to form your mustache line. Aside from starting at the top of your top lip, there are no natural lines for the mustache line. This too is a style point. If you want a pencil-thin ‘stache, go for it. If you want your mustache to knock on the door of your nostrils, knock yourself out. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After each trim, use </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/conditioning-beard-balm?variant=12649602744425"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beard balm</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to smooth down your hairs into their new position. Practice makes perfect! As you start to trim your beard more often, you’ll be happier with the results each time. If you don’t trust your skills, it’s also an option to have a barber get you started in the right direction. Then you can just maintain the style in the weeks to come. </span></p> SYE Access National Bootleggers Day https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/national-bootleggers-day Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:b65dc262-236d-7e99-0a1e-ae3ef786d049 Mon, 17 Jan 2022 05:58:20 -0800 <p>Have you ever wanted to know the story behind the Smoky Mountain Beards logo? The Smoky Mountain man is fashioned after historic bootleggers and moonshiners of the region. That’s why January 17th, National Bootlegger day, is a very special occasion in this neck of the woods. </p> <p>National Bootlegger Day celebrates the history of the so-called outlaws of the Prohibition Era. If you’re ready for a not-so-boring history lesson, you’re in the right place. </p> <p><b>What Is a Bootlegger?</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Back in the 1800s, the term bootlegger rose to popularity when traders hid flasks of spirits in the leg of their boots. In the Prohibition Era, bootleggers became household names. Laws around the sale of alcohol were already a point of contention in the Smoky Mountains before Prohibition. </span></p> <p>In Ireland and Scotland, the production and enjoyment of moonshine were quite popular. When people from that part of the world started to settle in the Appalachian Mountains, they brought their homemade spirits with them. Locals made a pretty penny selling their moonshine to one another. Things (almost) came to a screeching halt when a hefty excise tax was added to the sale of moonshine. That’s what drove many moonshiner operations underground, and they had to get even more secretive when Prohibition became the law. </p> <p>The drink that we all know and love today started being called moonshine because its makers were in hiding. They had to ply their trade under the hazy light of the moon when they were less likely to be caught. The story doesn’t stop there. It gets even cooler! </p> <p><b>Scarface and the Smoky Mountains</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Al “Scarface” Capone is a big part of the reason that National Bootleggers Day happens on January 17th. January 17th is his birthday. The notorious mobster rose through the ranks of the toughest street gangs of Chicago in the 20s and early 30s. He made a lot of his money through racketeering in Chicago, but his branch of the Colosimo mob was also heavily involved in the illegal production and sale of alcohol during Prohibition. </span></p> <p>Rumor has it that Al Capone had a storage site for the illegal spirits somewhere in the Smoky Mountains. If the stories are true, he would smuggle his goods from the Smokies to sell them in Chicago speakeasies. There has never been solid evidence for this rumor, but it certainly makes a very interesting local legend. </p> <p><b>Bootleggers Day Sale</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If the Bootlegger scent is your favorite, this is your time to stock up. In honor of the holiday, we’re launching a Bootlegger Bundle for a limited time. </span></p> <p>The Bootlegger Bundle Includes:</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">1 Bootlegger Scented Beard Oil</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">1 Bootlegger Scented Beard Balm</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">1 Bootlegger Scented Big Beard Soap</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">1 Bootlegger Scented Solid Cologne</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">AND</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">1 FREE Beard Comb</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Price: $79.99</span> <a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/products/national-bootleggers-day-bundle?variant=39817671737449" target="_blank" title="National Bootlegger's Day Bundle" rel="noopener noreferrer">National Bootlegger's Day Bundle</a></p> <p>Our Bootlegger scent is inspired by the kind of great liquor that you can only find in distilleries around the Smokies. The main note is sandalwood, and it has heady hints of bourbon and wood. Celebrate and save with the Bootlegger Bundle!</p> SYE Access Take Our Beard Quiz https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/take-our-beard-quiz Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:ace94432-05f5-d950-59e8-3928a60f55fe Tue, 11 Jan 2022 12:54:00 -0800 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">By now, you probably know that you can save big by bundling our beard products. We have three different bundles designed for guys at three different stages of their beard journey. Here’s a recap of what we offer:</span></p> <p><strong>Name: Build a Better Beard Bundle</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Perfect For: Everyone! This bundle includes all of the basics, so it’s good for someone who is brand new to beards or someone who just needs to re-stock on the old favorites. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Includes: Wooden Beard Comb, Big Beard Soap, Beard Balm, and Beard Oil</span></p> <p><strong>Name: Beard Boost Bundle</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Perfect For: Scent lovers </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Includes: Wooden Beard Comb, Beard Balm, Solid Cologne, Utility Wash, Big Beard Soap, and 2x Beard Oil</span></p> <p><strong>Name: Beard Confident Bundle</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Perfect For: Experts and adventurous men</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Includes: Comb, Scissors, Big Beard Soap, Utility Wash, 2X Solid Cologne, 2X Beard Oil &amp; 2X Beard Balm</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Even armed with all of that wonderful information, it can still be difficult to choose the perfect bundle. That’s why we’ve created a </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/pages/product-recommendation-quiz"><span style="font-weight: 400;">quiz</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to help. The quiz was designed by our beard experts, and it calculates the perfect bundle for you based on the following factors:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Face shape</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Time spent on grooming</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beard style</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Favorite grooming tools</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Favorite scent</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Give our </span><a href="https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/pages/product-recommendation-quiz"><span style="font-weight: 400;">quiz</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> a try!</span></p> SYE Access Coping with Hair Loss: Is Rogaine Right For You? https://www.smokymountainbeards.com/blogs/beard_blog/coping-with-hair-loss-is-rogaine-right-for-you Smoky Mountain Beard Co. - Beard Blog urn:uuid:ebeb4527-21d8-3623-19b7-293fafeda64a Tue, 11 Jan 2022 12:41:52 -0800 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Isn’t it kind of ironic? We spend so much time and effort trying to make our beards fuller, longer, and better. All the while, the hair on top of our heads, the stuff we </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">thought </span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">we had under control, is slowly but surely thinning. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you’re losing your hair, don’t feel so bad. It happens to the best of us, even when we’re young. According to the </span><a href="https://health.clevelandclinic.org/why-do-men-go-bald-and-is-there-anything-you-can-really-do-about-it/#:~:text=Half%20of%20the%C2%A0men%20in%20the%20world%20experience%20hair%20loss%20by%20age%2050.%20About%C2%A070%25%20of%20men%20will%20lose%20hair%20as%20they%20get%20older.%20And%2025%25%20of%C2%A0bald%C2%A0men%20see%20first%20signs%20of%20hair%20loss%20before%20age%2021."><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cleveland Clinic</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Half of the men in the world experience hair loss by age 50. About 70% of men will lose hair as they get older. And 25% of bald men see first signs of hair loss before age 21.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Whether you’re in your 20s or your 90s, statistics show that you’re likely to have some issue with hair loss or full-on balding at some point in this journey called life. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Let’s put first things first. There is nothing wrong with rocking a chrome dome. You may know us for promoting Beard Confidence, but we’re all for confidence in general. Confidence has nothing to do with the way you look and everything to do with the way you feel. If you love your hair, we love it for you. If you don’t like the way your hair makes you feel, we want to give you the resources you need to improve your sense of confidence. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you’re not sure about your hair loss, here are a few not-so-scientific facts to pep you up. Some people think bald men are more attractive than guys with hair. Jason Alexander became a household name starring as </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Seinfeld’s</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> George Costanza while going bald. Dwayne Johnson was </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">People’s</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Sexiest Man Alive for 2016, and he’s been bald for most of his career. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Despite all of this evidence, we know that there are some of us out there who aren’t ready to dive into being bald or having thinning hair just yet. That’s ok! Thanks to modern technology. There are plenty of solutions. This is the first edition of our series about combatting hair loss. </span></p> <p><b>What Is Rogaine?</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Rogaine is an oldie but goodie in the hair loss market. You may also see Rogaine and similar products referred to as minoxidil. Minoxidil is the drug that makes Rogaine work. Rogaine is a topical solution that usually comes in foam and liquid forms.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Rogaine is made specifically to treat male pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia. The most common culprits for male pattern baldness are hormones and genetics. Men who have androgenetic alopecia lose hair in a distinct M-shaped pattern that starts with a receding hairline. If your hair loss has a different root cause, Rogaine may not be effective.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For some, Rogaine is a wonder drug. For others, it doesn’t work at all. Rogaine claims to help thinning hair start to grow back full again. However, this is not a quick fix. The process can take up to three months to start seeing results. To keep on having good results, you may need to make Rogaine a long-term component of your grooming routine. For some people, Rogaine only stops hair loss, but it does not help with growth. Just like most other things that are supposed to help us look better, results with Rogaine may vary greatly from person to person.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Rogaine works because it makes the blood vessels dilate. Scientists haven’t nailed down the exact reason that Rogaine makes hair grow or stops hair loss. One hypothesis is that dilated blood vessels at the hair follicle allow the follicle to get the nutrients and blood flow it needs to start growing again. </span></p> <p><b>How Does Rogaine Work?</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Rogaine comes in different percentage strengths based on the percentage of minoxidil in the solution. Most people start with 2%. Whether you’re using the foam or liquid version, you use it the same way.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Each time you use Rogaine, inspect your scalp to make sure that the skin is intact. You can’t apply Rogaine on top of cuts, scrapes, or sunburn. It’s also a good idea to delay treatment if the skin is red or irritated in any way. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Next, wash and dry your hair. Part your hair for easy access to the bald section of your scalp. The box will tell you exactly how much to use, but apply a generous amount of Rogaine directly to the bald part of your scalp before working it in. Be sure to direct Rogaine to the bald scalp alone. Do not rub it into your hair. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you are going to use any other stylers or moisturizers on your hair, be sure that the Rogaine is completely dry before you proceed with the rest of your hair care routine. When you’re done applying Rogaine, thoroughly wash and dry your hands. </span></p> <p><b>What Are the Risks of Rogaine?</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Before people were rubbing it in their scalp, Rogaine was actually taken by mouth as a treatment for high blood pressure. The drug successfully treated the high blood pressure, but it also made some of the patients grow hair all over their bodies. That’s when it was discovered that Rogaine helps you grow hair.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Rogaine is very safe topically as long as you use it properly. If you use Rogaine on a scalp with open cuts, it can enter the bloodstream, and it will start to act as a high blood pressure medication. It almost goes without saying, but that is a very unsafe situation because blood pressure can become dangerously low.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s a pretty rare allergy, but some people are allergic to Rogaine. If you’re one of those people, you should immediately discontinue use. Redness or itchiness on the scalp is a sign of a reaction. People with severe allergies can even go into anaphylactic shock. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Another risk of Rogaine is getting it on other parts of your body. Rogaine is a hair growth treatment, so it can make hair grow anywhere it happens to land. That is why it is so important to apply it to a completely dry scalp, let it dry before doing anything else to your head, and be vigilant about handwashing after treatment. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Rogaine is one of the most tried and true methods for combatting male pattern baldness. It’s a low-cost, low-risk option. What about hair loss that’s not associated with male pattern baldness? Stay tuned for the next edition of our hair loss series. </span></p> SYE Access Zeus Beard Fall-Scented Beard Oils - Review with Ambassador Tristan Chamberlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQQeQUDqChA Zeus Beard urn:uuid:929af28a-8afd-9a3f-55e3-7b7d77b22a60 Sun, 03 Oct 2021 07:52:04 -0700 Zeus Beard Zeus Beard Fall-Scented Beard Oils - Review with Ambassador Tristan Chamberlin "They say that smell is the closest thing tied to memory...I can bring about memories of your childhood, it can make you remember a first love or even the birth of your first child." - Zeus Ambassador Tristan Chamberlin Zeus Ambassador Tristan Chamberlin talks about his favorite scents of Zeus Beard Oils - Verbena Lime, Spiced Maple and Italian Cypress - and how he changes up which scents he uses based on the time of the year. Grab yours HERE ➡️ https://www.zeusbeard.com/collections/beard-oil-balm Zeus Beard Oil is a great beard conditioner that features essential ingredients that will propel your beard to god-tier levels. Our beard oil contains ingredients such as: -Safflower Seed Oil: Softens hair and prevents skin from itching and flaking -Argan Seed Oil: Restoes natural shine, volume and moisture to skin and hair -Vitamin E: Stimulates blood circulation, protects cells from free radicals for healthy growth -Grapeseed Oil: Mild astringent and soother for acne-prone, sensitive skin Additionally, Zeus Beard Refined Beard Oil is crafted using a blend of almond, soybean argan and avocado oils. The end result is a great leave-in beard conditioner that absorbs into the skin and hair at a faster rate. Want to learn how to incorporate Zeus Beard Oil into your beard care routine? Check out this blog post: https://www.zeusbeard.com/blogs/beard-profiles/the-differences-between-beard-conditioner-oil-and-balm How to Clean a Beard Brush - Zeus Beard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkuR8GnUxe4 Zeus Beard urn:uuid:c6585c41-2873-2835-71bd-e6762694fb6b Wed, 29 Sep 2021 09:00:35 -0700 Zeus Beard How to Clean a Beard Brush - Zeus Beard If you're experiencing skin irritation or acne breakouts after grooming your beard, it's probably because your beard brush is dirty. Here's a simple how-to video on how to keep your beard brush fresh. Head over to the Zeus Blog to read our detailed guide on how to clean your beard brush: https://www.zeusbeard.com/blogs/beard-profiles/how-to-clean-your-beard-brush Shop for your beard care essentials at ZeusBeard.com How to use Zeus Beard Cream Pomade to Style Hair // Zeus Ambassador Justin Birckbichler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yieyj8XCTf4 Zeus Beard urn:uuid:3cb725c5-5d56-d5a9-6a85-c88e01e01567 Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:08:07 -0700 Zeus Beard How to use Zeus Beard Cream Pomade to Style Hair // Zeus Ambassador Justin Birckbichler Zeus Cream Pomade is a moisture-rich cream that provides textured definition, all-day pliability, and a matte finish. Check out how Justin, our ambassador uses the pomade to style his hair: 1) First, pick up your comb and get it nice and wet. 2) Once the hair is wet, take a dollop out and rub it to distribute it through your fingers. 3) Move it through your hair (it works well on cowlicks too.) 4) That's really all there is to it! Shop Zeus Beard Cream Pomade: https://www.zeusbeard.com/products/cream-pomade-zeus-natural-verbena-lime Zeus Regular Essential Beard Care Kit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY22zeGfUMM Zeus Beard urn:uuid:a86e9e30-4f4c-426e-627f-59693a16a1f2 Mon, 08 Mar 2021 17:33:06 -0800 Zeus Beard Zeus Regular Essential Beard Care Kit Grab yours HERE ➡️ http://bit.ly/RegularEssentialBeardCare Not sure where to start on your bearded journey? Or, perhaps you’re an experienced beardsman just looking to return to your roots. No matter where the hairy path leads you, the Zeus Essential Beard Care Kit is ready to serve as the foundation to your godly facial hair. Assembled to provide our best to keep things comfortable and health, this kit includes: Paraben Free | Sulfate Free What's Inside: 🧔(1) Zeus Travel Beard Shampoo, 2 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Travel Beard Conditioner, 1.8 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Regular Beard Oil, 1 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Organic Double Sided Sandalwood Comb w/ Leather Sheath 🧔(1) Collectible Zeus Metal Tin 🧔Provides the best for a clean, soft, and neat beard 🧔Cleanse with specially formulated Beard Shampoo 🧔Moisturize with Beard Conditioner to prevent itching and flaking 🧔Soften and protect with natural ingredient Beard Oil 🧔Organic Sandalwood Double Sided Beard Comb keeps everything in line Zeus Refined Essential Beard Care Kit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGghcyTgVRs Zeus Beard urn:uuid:a0719999-6a67-a4e7-2410-1cc086bdf0ad Mon, 08 Mar 2021 17:31:32 -0800 Zeus Beard Zeus Refined Essential Beard Care Kit Grab yours HERE ➡️http://bit.ly/RefinedEssentialBeardCare Whether you’re just starting on you bearded journey or are an experienced beardsman, the Zeus Essential Beard Care Kit contains all you need to keep your facial hair comfortable and looking its best. Not sure where to start on your bearded journey? Or, perhaps you’re an experienced beardsman just looking to return to your roots. No matter where the hairy path leads you, the Zeus Essential Beard Care Kit is ready to serve as the foundation to your godly facial hair. Assembled to provide our best to keep things comfortable and health, this kit includes: Paraben Free | Sulfate Free What's Inside: 🧔(1) Zeus Travel Beard Shampoo, 2 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Travel Beard Conditioner, 1.8 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Refined Beard Oil, 2 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Organic Sandalwood Double Sided Comb 🧔(1) Collectible Zeus Metal Tin 🧔Provides the best for a clean, soft, and neat beard 🧔Cleanse with specifically formulated Beard Shampoo 🧔Moisturize with Beard Conditioner to prevent itching and flaking 🧔Soften and protect with Refined Beard Oil 🧔Organic Sandalwood Double-Sided Beard Comb keeps everything in line Zeus Ultimate Beard Care & Styling Kit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4ij-1rpDZE Zeus Beard urn:uuid:1bfbaa4b-507b-4034-cc75-887302a6bb8a Mon, 08 Mar 2021 17:27:39 -0800 Zeus Beard Zeus Ultimate Beard Care & Styling Kit Grab yours HERE ➡️ http://bit.ly/UltimateBeardCareKit Discerning the difference between the intermediate and the master requires close inspection. As breathtaking and momentous as virtuosity is to behold, the genius of the master is in the details. It’s subtle, nuanced and usually undetectable by the less competent. This is a universal principle and applies to even the most routine parts of your day like keeping that scruff under your chin looking good. To help you achieve mastery of your beard, we’ve assembled the finest beard products and made the perfect beard grooming kit. Paraben Free | Sulfate Free What's Inside: 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Shampoo, 8 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Conditioner, 8 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Balm, 2 oz 🧔(1) Zeus Refined Beard Oil, 2 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Stainless Steel Scissors by Becker 🧔(1) Zeus Natural Horn Mustache Comb with Leather Sheath 🧔(1) Zeus Natural Horn Wide Tooth Beard Comb with Leather Sheath 🧔(1) Zeus Palm Beard Brush, Soft 100% Boar Bristle, G92 🧔(1) Zeus Pocket Beard Brush, Firm 100% Boar Bristle, N91 🧔(1) Collectible Zeus Metal Tin 🧔The granddaddy of beard care and styling kits for serious beardsmen only 🧔Freshen up your fuzz with the cleansing, hydrating Beard Shampoo and Conditioner 🧔Soften your whiskers with the Beard Oil and Beard Balm for those intimate encounters 🧔Sculpt your bushy bristles with the lightweight Becker Stainless Steel Scissors 🧔Tame your facial hair with the Handmade Facial Hair Combs and Pear Wood Beard Brushes Zeus Steam Mist and Towel Set https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pxxAiHBpFE Zeus Beard urn:uuid:81970e0e-4877-21fe-138a-83e833f246f2 Mon, 08 Mar 2021 17:07:07 -0800 Zeus Beard Zeus Steam Mist and Towel Set Grab yours HERE ➡️ https://www.zeusbeard.com/products/zeus-steam-mist-and-towel-set A great perk at the barbershop is when the barber presses a hot towel against your face. You instantly start to relax and take in that refreshing menthol scent. The Zeus Steam Mist and Steam Towel Set is the perfect way to recreate this experience at home. Before you begin your usual shaving routine, apply an essential oil to a dry towel then soak it in hot water. Be careful when squeezing excess water out. Apply the hot towel over your face. The heat from the towel softens up your facial hair so you get a close, comfortable shave. Remove the towel when it's no longer hot then continue to your regular shaving routine. Zeus Eucalyptus Steam Mist: Made of purely 100% Eucalyptus Oil to awaken your senses. Its bursting aroma will rejuvenate your spirits. Stay energized through the day with this perfect pick-me-up spray. For preshave use: Spray once on a hot towel and put on your face to achieve a closer shave. Remove the towel after it cools down then begin your shave routine. Volume: 4 fl oz / 118.2 mL Zeus Steam Towel: Made from 100% Cotton and has exceptional absorbency and softness. Just like in the barber shop, they're perfect for prepping the face with a hot soak before the shave. Also works great for cleaning the face and neck after the shave or even wiping a straight razor between passes. Paraben Free | Sulfate Free | Cruelty Free What's Inside: 🧔(1) Zeus Eucalyptus Steam Mist 🧔(1) Zeus Steam Towel - 6 pack 🧔Recreate the barbershop hot towel experience at home 🧔Made of 100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil 🧔Soft and gentle 100% Cotton 🧔Towel: 14" x 32" 🧔Steam Mist: 4 fl oz / 118.2 mL Zeus Essential Body Care Set, Verbena Lime https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_iBByS_fo8 Zeus Beard urn:uuid:699d9b0a-8659-ce00-57ab-269c3b81853c Mon, 08 Mar 2021 17:05:15 -0800 Zeus Beard Zeus Essential Body Care Set, Verbena Lime Grab yours HERE ➡️https://www.zeusbeard.com/products/zeus-essential-body-care-set-verbena-lime So you've got your beard care routine down. You could probably even do it in your sleep. But what about that body that's attached to your magnificent beard? Or, dare we say it, what if you don't have a beard to care for? Either way, we're sure you've got a body to keep clean! The Zeus Essential Body Care Kit provides everything you need formulated with safe, natural, and nurturing ingredients: Zeus Hair Conditioner: A blend of argan oil, chamomile, and marigold blend together to create a voluminous and anti-flaking hair cleanser for daily use. Zeus Bar Soap: Weighing in at a whopping 10oz (the average bar soap is only 4oz), this bar soap is crafted with traditional hot pour methods that place responsibly sourced plant based ingredients at the forefront. Its hemp seed based formula combines with jojoba oil, shea butter, and oat protein to deliver a hypo-allergenic, dye free, sensitive skin friendly bar of cleansing goodness. Zeus Natural Deodorant:Aluminum free. Sulfate free. Paraben free. Mineral Oil free. DEA free. Petrochemical free. Cruelty free. Formulated with Safflower to keep skin hydrated and soothed. Fast drying odor all day odor protection. What more do we need to say? Zeus Eucalyptus Steam Mist:Truly a 2-in-1, this mist can be sprayed into a hot shower for relaxation and deep breathing OR be used in conjunction with our Zeus Steam Mist towel for a hot towel pre-shave to cleanse and soothe for a close, comfortable shave. Zeus Cotton Steam Towel:Cut long at 14" x 32" specifically for pre-shave use, this 100% cotton towel is perfect for creating an at home barbershop hot towel experience. During your shave, use the towel to wipe that straight razor, or to pat skin clean once the shave is complete. Paraben Free | Sulfate Free | Cruelty Free What's Inside: 🧔(1) Zeus Hair Shampoo, 8 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Hair Conditioner, 8 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Natural Deodorant, 3.4 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Face & Body Bar Soap, 10oz 🧔(1) Zeus Eucalyptus Steam Mist, 4 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Cotton Steam Towel, 14" x 32" 🧔An inclusive body care kit 🧔Keep hair and scalp cleansed with our Hair Shampoo & Conditioner 🧔Nurture skin with shea and jojoba based Boar Soap 🧔Stay fresh with our safe, Natural Deodorant 🧔Soothe skin and relax with Eucalyptus Steam Mist and Cotton Steam Towel 🧔Available in our signature citrus-floral Verbena Lime scent Zeus Body Care Gift Set https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_McxJqZlIso Zeus Beard urn:uuid:e6b9b6ae-189b-de2e-22a6-250f4d2d2406 Mon, 08 Mar 2021 17:03:31 -0800 Zeus Beard Zeus Body Care Gift Set Grab yours HERE ➡️ https://www.zeusbeard.com/products/zeus-body-care-gift-set?variant=37389274972346 Not everyone has a beard, but everyone has a body! We assembled 3 of our favorites to keep you feeling (and smelling) fresh day in, day out. Our XL Bar Soap is hand crafted using traditional hot pour methods in Northern California. It is formulated with a base of Jojoba, Shea Butter, and Hemp Oil to keep skin cleansed and soft long after you're out of the shower. Following up with out Natural Deodorant will keep you feeling fresh as the day goes on. It's formulated with Safflower to hydrate and soothe. And did we mention that it leaves all the nasties out? Because it does. There are no parabens, sulfates or aluminum found here. Rounding out the set is our 100% Cotton Washcloth. Ultra soft and machine washable, this little guy is perfect for using in the shower or as your go-to facial towel. Use alongside the XL Soap, use it to dry, use it where you like! Paraben Free | Sulfate Free | Cruelty Free What's Inside: 🧔(1) Zeus Face & Body Bar Soap, 10oz 🧔(1) Zeus Natural Deodorant, 3.4 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Cotton Washcloth, 13" x 13" 🧔The perfect gift for everyone on your list 🧔Nurture skin with shea and jojoba based Bar Soap 🧔Stay fresh with our safe and soothing Natural Deodorant 🧔100% Cotton Washcloth is soft on skin 🧔Ready to give in a Metal Zeus tin Zeus Deluxe Beard Care Dopp Kit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WufF11ezaYc Zeus Beard urn:uuid:da74971d-7127-a208-0dbc-9040a44e8fbe Mon, 08 Mar 2021 13:07:22 -0800 Zeus Beard Zeus Deluxe Beard Care Dopp Kit Grab yours HERE ➡️ http://bit.ly/DeluxeBeardCareDoppSet There's a reason why you have a daily grooming routine, and the reason is simple: It works. By keeping with your beard care routine, you start your day in rhythm, which is why we've assembled the Zeus Deluxe Beard Care Dopp KIt. This beard care bundle features Zeus customer favorites including the Zeus Shampoo and Beard Oil and pairs them with the Zeus Travel Dopp Kit, so that you can keep with you daily beard care grooming routine, even when you're away from home: Paraben Free | Sulfate Free What's Inside: 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Shampoo, 8 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Conditioner, 8 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Oil, 1 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Pear Wood Palm Beard Brush, Soft 100% Boar Bristle, G92 🧔(1) Zeus Travel Dopp Kit 🧔Our customers' favorite beard care bundle with a nifty travel dopp kit 🧔Invigorate your beard with the Beard Shampoo, designed specifically for your face 🧔Soften your bristles with the Beard Oil for less itchiness and dryness 🧔Tame your scraggly beard with the 100% Boar Bristle Palm Beard Brush 🧔Take your grooming routine wherever you go with the Zeus Travel Dopp Kit Zeus Starter Beard Care Set https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGDXCb2n9EI Zeus Beard urn:uuid:fc3663d1-5ccf-93ba-9f0b-97e5ae32f55d Mon, 08 Mar 2021 13:04:58 -0800 Zeus Beard Zeus Starter Beard Care Set Grab yours HERE ➡️http://bit.ly/StarterBeardCareSet Your beard introduces you before a single word is uttered. You’re bold. Rugged. A little defiant. The list goes on. Yet, as untamed as you may project yourself, you certainly don’t want to smell or feel like a wild animal, which is why we’ve created the Zeus Beard Care Set. This bundle includes what you need to keep your whiskers looking, feeling and smelling clean while keeping your inviting, masculine presence untouched: Zeus Beard Shampoo: Put down your regular hair shampoo, and use this specially-formulated shampoo to cleanse your beard without irritating the sensitive areas on your face. Ingredients like Dragon’s Blood and green tea work to clean and calm your skin, and a verbena lime scent keeps you smelling fresh. Zeus Beard Conditioner: Strengthen your hair and eliminate itchy skin with this moisturizing conditioner. Pro-Vitamin B5 and avocado oil keep your hair soft and healthy, while aloe vera and green tea calm and re-hydrate the skin beneath your beard. Zeus Pear Wood Palm Brush: The unassuming beard brush is the best kept secret in beard care. The Zeus Palm Brush is made with 100% boar bristles that are firm enough to penetrate even long and thick beards. The pear wood handle does not warp and is designed with finger grooves for more control when combing your beard. Use it to exfoliate your skin, to distribute natural oils throughout your beard and to tame scraggly, unkempt facial hair. What's Inside: 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Shampoo, 8 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Conditioner, 8 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Palm Beard Brush, Soft 100% Boar Bristle, G92 🧔(1) Collectible Zeus Metal Tin 🧔A starter kit of essentials for those new to beard care and grooming 🧔Freshen up your beard with the gentle, yet cleansing Beard Shampoo 🧔Soften your beard while eliminating itchiness with the Beard Conditioner 🧔Add shine and volume to your beard with the 100% Boar Bristle Palm Brush 🧔Entice others with a clean and subtle verbena lime scent Zeus Premium Beard Care Kit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T8_dj6DzUY Zeus Beard urn:uuid:3ef3f1f3-bce5-04e1-90bc-76d3fd7ed75f Mon, 08 Mar 2021 13:00:09 -0800 Zeus Beard Zeus Premium Beard Care Kit Grab yours HERE ➡️http://bit.ly/PremiumBeardCareKit What's in a name? Well, Premium is! This beard care kit brings everything to the table for beards of all shapes and sizes without breaking the bank. It contains all you need to hydrate, soften, smooth and tame without ignoring the skin beneath your beard. See what power each product holds: Zeus Beard Shampoo: Put down your regular hair shampoo, and use this specially-formulated shampoo to cleanse your beard without irritating the sensitive areas on your face. Ingredients like Dragon’s Blood and green tea work to clean and calm your skin, and a verbena lime scent keeps you smelling fresh. Zeus Beard Conditioner: Strengthen your hair and eliminate itchy skin with this moisturizing conditioner. Pro-Vitamin B5 and avocado oil keep your hair soft and healthy, while aloe vera and green tea calm and re-hydrate the skin beneath your beard. Zeus Beard Oil: Packing the punch of essential oils, our beard oil puts Grape Seed and Argan Oils first to moisturize and protect. A little is all you need to keep hair soft to the touch and keep skin comfortable. Zeus Beard Balm: Similar to beard oil, beard balm conditions your facial hair for a softer, more lustrous mug rug. The difference lies in the balm’s beeswax component, which results in a fuller, shapeable beard. Zeus Single Sided Sandalwood Comb: Our single sided sandalwood comb is crafted from organic green sandalwood and features medium set teeth. This width makes it ideal for grooming most beards with ease. It is naturally anti-static, which helps prevent frizz and breakage. If that isn't enough, this guy comes nestled in a genuine leather sheath! Zeus Single Sided Sandalwood Comb: Our single sided sandalwood comb is crafted from organic green sandalwood and features medium set teeth. This width makes it ideal for grooming most beards with ease. It is naturally anti-static, which helps prevent frizz and breakage. If that isn't enough, this guy comes nestled in a genuine leather sheath! Zeus Single Sided Sandalwood Comb: Our single sided sandalwood comb is crafted from organic green sandalwood and features medium set teeth. This width makes it ideal for grooming most beards with ease. It is naturally anti-static, which helps prevent frizz and breakage. If that isn't enough, this guy comes nestled in a genuine leather sheath! Zeus Beard & Mustache Brush, J91: Three rows of firm, first cut boar bristles affixed to a warp-resistant, extended handle pear wood body make this brush the perfect fit for most beards. Its narrower construction allows it to comfortably tame that 'stache while detangling the longest, thickest beards. What's Inside: 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Shampoo, 8 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Conditioner, 8 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Oil, 1 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Balm, 2 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Single Sided Organic Sandalwood Comb, S31 🧔(1) Zeus Beard & Mustache Brush, Firm Bristle, J91 🧔(1) Collectible Zeus Metal Tin 🧔A well rounded beard care kit made to soften and tame 🧔Keep hair and skin cleansed and hydrated with our dynamic Beard Shampoo and Beard Conditioner 🧔Lock in moisture with Beard Oil while securing fly-away's with Beard Balm 🧔Organic Sandalwood comb detangles with ease while preventing hair breakage 🧔Beard Brush outfitted with firm 100% boar bristles smooths, tackles, and tames Zeus Vegan Beard Care Set, Pocket Brush https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qy21FZG_os Zeus Beard urn:uuid:6f50c61c-086c-c747-a452-37d66648f26c Mon, 08 Mar 2021 12:56:44 -0800 Zeus Beard Zeus Vegan Beard Care Set, Pocket Brush Grab yours HERE ➡️ http://bit.ly/VeganBeardSetPocketBrush You've gone all natural, so why not take it up a notch and go all vegan! The Zeus Vegan Beard Care Set provides all the essentials to cleanse, moisturize, and maintain a healthy beard without any animal by-products. We don't like to brag, but the star of the show is our plant based, undyed Tampico bristle beard brush. Just don't tell our 6 ingredient Refined Beard Oil...We don't want any distractions from keeping that beard good and godly. Zeus Beard Shampoo: Put down your regular hair shampoo, and use this specially-formulated shampoo to cleanse your beard without irritating the sensitive areas on your face. Ingredients like Dragon’s Blood and green tea work to clean and calm your skin, and a verbena lime scent keeps you smelling fresh. Zeus Beard Conditioner: Strengthen your hair and eliminate itchy skin with this moisturizing conditioner. Pro-Vitamin B5 and avocado oil keep your hair soft and healthy, while aloe vera and green tea calm and re-hydrate the skin beneath your beard. Zeus Refined Beard Oil, 2oz: As pure as they come, this Beard Oil is unlike anything else you have experienced before. It is crafted with only 6 ingredients- including Argan, Avocado, Almond, and Soybean Oils- to ensure nothing but the best reaches hair and skin. A thicker, gel like consistency is fast absorbing to unleash supreme beard powers. Just trust us. Zeus Vegan Pocket, N73: What's Tampico? Simple- It's the fiber pulled from the leaves of a cactus type plant native to Mexico. Tampico is typically dyed darker, but we opted out so only the best touches your beard. This material provides a medium firmness ideal for most beard types or lengths. A sturdy, compact Walnut wood handle is perfectly sized for everyday use! Paraben Free | Sulfate Free | Cruelty Free | Vegan What's Inside: 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Shampoo, 8 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Conditioner, 8 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Refined Beard Oil, 2 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Vegan Tampico Pocket Brush, N73 🧔(1) Zeus Metal Gift Tin 🧔A complete Vegan friendly beard care kit 🧔Naturally formulated Beard Shampoo & Conditioner cleanses and hydrates 🧔Refined Beard Oil features Almond, Avocado, and Argan oils to benefit both skin and hair 🧔Tampico Pocket Beard Brush is entirely plant based 🧔Comes complete with metal Zeus tin Zeus Everyday Beard Grooming Kit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z3x5UBPaZo Zeus Beard urn:uuid:4ce06b0c-7f31-50bc-38bb-f0a1ea5aa4bb Mon, 08 Mar 2021 12:54:34 -0800 Zeus Beard Zeus Everyday Beard Grooming Kit Grab yours HERE ➡️ http://bit.ly/EverydayBeardGroomingKit If you’re tired of suffering through a dry and itchy beard, it’s in your best interest to grab the Zeus Everyday Beard Grooming Kit. In it, you’ll find the essential beard care products that will transform mangy bristles into soft and shiny hairs: Zeus Beard Shampoo: Put down your regular hair shampoo, and use this specially-formulated shampoo to cleanse your beard without irritating the sensitive areas on your face. Ingredients like Dragon’s Blood and green tea work to clean and calm your skin, and a verbena lime scent keeps you smelling fresh. Zeus Beard Conditioner: Strengthen your hair and eliminate itchy skin with this moisturizing conditioner. Pro-Vitamin B5 and avocado oil keep your hair soft and healthy, while aloe vera and green tea calm and re-hydrate the skin beneath your beard. Zeus Beard Oil: Packing the punch of essential oils, our beard oil puts Grape Seed and Argan Oils first to moisturize and protect. A little is all you need to keep hair soft to the touch and keep skin comfortable. Zeus Beard Balm: Similar to beard oil, beard balm conditions your facial hair for a softer, more lustrous mug rug. The difference lies in the balm’s beeswax component, which results in a fuller, shapeable beard. What's Inside: 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Shampoo, 8 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Conditioner, 8 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Oil, 1 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Balm, 2 fl oz 🧔(1) Collectible Zeus Metal Tin 🧔A beard grooming kit for cleansing and conditioning your whiskers 🧔Rid your bristles of acne-producing contaminants with the Beard Shampoo 🧔Soften your facial hair with the rinse-out Beard Conditioner 🧔Eliminate beard itch with the leave-in Beard Oil 🧔Control the sway of your beard with the light hold Beard Balm Zeus Vegan Beard Care Set, Handled Mustache & Beard Brush https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2LjL61lWxM Zeus Beard urn:uuid:25d40973-dc42-74ab-936f-b69a5848ccc1 Mon, 08 Mar 2021 12:50:00 -0800 Zeus Beard Zeus Vegan Beard Care Set, Handled Mustache & Beard Brush Grab yours HERE ➡️ http://bit.ly/VeganBeardCareSetHandledBrush You've gone all natural, so why not take it up a notch and go all vegan! The Zeus Vegan Beard Care Set provides all the essentials to cleanse, moisturize, and maintain a healthy beard without any animal by-products. We don't like to brag, but the star of the show is our plant based, undyed Tampico bristle beard brush. Just don't tell our 6 ingredient Refined Beard Oil...We don't want any distractions from keeping that beard good and godly. Zeus Beard Shampoo: Put down your regular hair shampoo, and use this specially-formulated shampoo to cleanse your beard without irritating the sensitive areas on your face. Ingredients like Dragon’s Blood and green tea work to clean and calm your skin, and a verbena lime scent keeps you smelling fresh. Zeus Beard Conditioner: Strengthen your hair and eliminate itchy skin with this moisturizing conditioner. Pro-Vitamin B5 and avocado oil keep your hair soft and healthy, while aloe vera and green tea calm and re-hydrate the skin beneath your beard. Zeus Refined Beard Oil, 2oz: As pure as they come, this Beard Oil is unlike anything else you have experienced before. It is crafted with only 6 ingredients- including Argan, Avocado, Almond, and Soybean Oils- to ensure nothing but the best reaches hair and skin. A thicker, gel like consistency is fast absorbing to unleash supreme beard powers. Just trust us. Zeus Vegan Handled Mustache & Beard Brush, J73: What's Tampico? Simple- It's the fiber pulled from the leaves of a cactus type plant native to Mexico. Tampico is typically dyed darker, but we opted out so only the best touches your beard. This material provides a medium firmness ideal for most beard types or lengths. A sturdy, extended Walnut handle is designed to comfortably groom sensitive areas like the upper lip. What's Inside: 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Shampoo, 8 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Beard Conditioner, 8 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Refined Beard Oil, 2 fl oz 🧔(1) Zeus Vegan Tampico Bristle Handled Beard & Mustache Brush, J73 🧔(1) Zeus Metal Gift Tin 🧔A complete Vegan friendly beard care kit 🧔Naturally formulated Beard Shampoo & Conditioner cleanses and hydrates 🧔Refined Beard Oil features Almond, Avocado, and Argan oils to benefit both skin and hair 🧔Tampico Beard & Mustache Brush is entirely plant based 🧔Comes complete with metal Zeus tin Saving Face Beard Co.: How to Make Your Beard Grow Faster http://savingfacebeard.blogspot.com/2018/04/how-to-make-your-beard-grow-faster.html Savingfacebeard's Favorite Links from Diigo urn:uuid:740f5dd2-7177-0ba2-2996-ed7c82de7964 Wed, 04 Jul 2018 18:05:44 -0700 <p>Making your beard grow faster can be a challenging task for some men but knowing these helpful tips that are being talked about in this post will make this task possible.</p> <p class="diigo-tags"><strong>Tags:</strong> <a href='https://www.diigo.com/user/savingfacebeard/%22grow%20beard%20faster%22' rel='tag'>grow beard faster</a> <a href='https://www.diigo.com/user/savingfacebeard/beard' rel='tag'>beard</a> <a href='https://www.diigo.com/user/savingfacebeard/%22growing%20beard%22' rel='tag'>growing beard</a> <a href='https://www.diigo.com/user/savingfacebeard/tips' rel='tag'>tips</a> </p> How To Make Beard Black Naturally https://savingfacebeardco.weebly.com/home/how-to-make-beard-black-naturally Saving Face Beard Co - Home urn:uuid:0c36ee89-fb47-ae7e-f50e-4fca8c72486c Fri, 27 Apr 2018 03:17:45 -0700 Did you know that there are a lot of men who are wondering how to make beard black naturally? Did you know that there are a lot of natural ways on how you can make it black? Get to know some of the most effective tips by reading the information below.Beards are becoming more and more popular all over the world. It creates a personal statement and assists in shaping the style of an individual. Beards usually grow in different colors and such. Some beards are naturally white, gray, and bl [...] <div><div class="wsite-image wsite-image-border-none " style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;margin-left:0;margin-right:0;text-align:center"> <a> <img src="https://savingfacebeardco.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/9/3/119335788/screen-shot-2018-02-27-at-9-46-52-pm_orig.png" alt="Picture" style="width:auto;max-width:100%" /> </a> <div style="display:block;font-size:90%"></div> </div></div> <div class="wsite-spacer" style="height:50px;"></div> <div class="paragraph">Did you know that there are a lot of men who are wondering how to make beard black naturally? Did you know that there are a lot of natural ways on how you can make it black? Get to know some of the most effective tips by reading the information below.<br /><br />Beards are becoming more and more popular all over the world. It creates a personal statement and assists in shaping the style of an individual. Beards usually grow in different colors and such. Some beards are naturally white, gray, and blonde in color. There are also some men who grow naturally black beards.<br /><br />Black beards are considered the best color, which is why a lot of people are wondering how to make beard black naturally. If you are one of the men who&rsquo;ve been wondering on how to make beard black, then you&rsquo;ve come to the right place. What&rsquo;s good about these tips below is that they are all natural solutions. Let&rsquo;s begin going over them for you to get started.<br /></div> <div class="wsite-spacer" style="height:19px;"></div> <h2 class="wsite-content-title">Tips on Making Beard Black Naturally<br /></h2> <div class="wsite-spacer" style="height:15px;"></div> <div class="paragraph"><strong>Tip #1 Black Tea</strong><br /><br />Black tea can naturally make your beard black. All you need are black tea leaves and water. Boil the leaves in water and let it cool down. Once done, you can start applying the tea to your beard. You can let the tea sit in your beard for an hour or two. Rinse it and make sure just to use water when rinsing. You can repeat doing this every single day until you get the effect that you want.<br /><br /><strong>Tip #2 Black Sesame Seed</strong><br /><br />The best kind of sesame seed to use is the black one because it still has a lot of nutrients in it. To be able to use this kind of natural treatment, you can start soaking the black sesame seeds in water until they are all soft. Using a food processor, start mashing them until it has a paste consistency. You can also use your mortar and pestle if you prefer this. Once done, you can use the paste through your beard and gently massage it. You can do this weekly for you to be able to get the black beard that you&rsquo;ve been dreaming of.<br /><br /><strong>Tip #3 Natural Beard Oil</strong><br /><br />Some of the natural beard oil that you can use are shankhapushpi and sesame oil. Both oils have a lot of health benefits, but it can also help your beard turn black in no time. All you have to do is to choose your preferred oil and boil it. Once done, let it cool and massage it on your beard. Do this regularly to turn your beard black.<br /><br />These are some of the tips on <a href="https://savingfacebeard.co/freebeardoil">how to make beard black naturally</a>. You don&rsquo;t have to worry about anything at all because these are all natural, so the chances of getting any side effects are extremely low. Start choosing your preferred tip above so you can begin tuning your beard into the black.<br /></div> Uncategorized