Why is beard care important?
Throwing away your razor and letting your facial hair sprout and grow to its heart’s content is a natural option.
Despite having a warmer neck and face, there is still a problem. Without proper maintenance, your beard is likely to get dry and damaged, and there are measures you need to take to counteract this.
Luckily, the skin about our neck produces natural oils that help moisturize your skin and beard, but each time you give your beard a deep wash in the shower you strip it of a lot of its natural oils.
You could just not wash your beard, but no matter what, it's gonna get dirty. Think about it, eating, drinking, smoking (if you're into that) isn’t going to make your beard smell nice!
So trust us, you will need to wash it, or at least give it a good rinse everyday (we recommend washing 2x a week with rinsing with warm water on off days). Luckily there are other things you can do, both during its wash and after, to help keep your facial hair soft and moisturized.
Unlike most shampoos, our beard wash is specifically designed for cleaning your beard without eliminating the natural oils. Our beard wash should be used just like a shampoo. Just a nickel sized amount should still foam and lather well, and you’ll want to leave the lather in your beard for a few minutes before rinsing it out.
After using the wash and drying your beard, you’ll notice that running a comb through it is now much smoother, which in turn makes styling and shaping much easier too.
Having a good, sturdy comb is essential. It’s important not to over-comb your beard, but giving it a quick one-two each day will quickly make you look a lot sharper and eliminate any chances of it looking scruffy.
We personally prefer a wooden comb (which we offer on this site) as they are stronger than plastic and nylon brushes, and will last a very long time.
After the wash and quick comb, you’ll want to work some conditioning oil into your facial hair. Beard oil is the most popular beard-grooming product and applying it is one of the most important parts of your daily beard maintenance regime.
You’ll want to start with a dime sized amount in your palm, rubbing it predominantly into the roots of the hair, down to the skin of your face and neck. Don’t worry about washing it out; you’ll want to leave it in, as it will condition your beard over the course of the day.
On top of this, oil will keep your beard soft and moisturized and provide a nice sheen. You’ll find your beard getting less and less coarse the more consistently you use it.
Beard balm is a good addition to oil if your beard is longer (over an inch) and you’re looking for a bit of shape and hold (it contains beeswax). It’s good for travelling too as it comes in a sturdy tin rather than a bottle and can be used in place of oil if need be.
Make sure the products you use are filled with natural ingredients, the beard care industry is full of chemical laden products that, although they smell good, will actually dry out your beard.....That defeats the purpose of grooming in the first place!
Our products are all natural, our ingredients are listed here on the website, as well as on all of our labels so what you're putting in your beard is never in question!
From the creative mind that helped to fuel one of the fastest growing beard care companies of 2014 and 2015, Bootlegger Brand was borne from what we feel was necessity. The necessity being the everyday working man being able to properly care for his beard with the finest quality products the market can offer in price ranges that are easily managed and won't cause issues with your wallet OR the Mrs.
We are located in Western Pennsylvania, about 45 minutes North of Pittsburgh. We are a small operation, running our products in small batches. This ensures consistency, as well as freshness, and it also allows us to get to know our customers better. You are a name and not just an order number here.