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How to Get Your Beard Fall Ready

How to Get Your Beard Fall Ready

Fall is here, and we’re READY for it. Bring on the crisp leaves and chilly air that makes for a perfect backyard bonfire, and above all else, bring on THE BEARD. 

Fall is the season for bigger beards, and there’s no doubt about it. In addition to being a good look, a fuller beard is also an additional layer of warmth. If you plan to grow it out this fall season, it’s important to be prepared with a good starting plan and the right products. Below are some ways to get your beard fall ready. 


  • Start Growing Now 
  • This may seem obvious, because it is. But it’s obviously a crucial first step. Stop shaving and/or trimming and just let it grow. The sooner you start, the sooner your fall beard begins. Now, in order for this to work, check out step 2, and don’t skip it. 


  • Oil Your Growing Beard
  • This is especially important if you’re growing from scratch or stubble. It’s going to itch like crazy, but beard oil is a great way to alleviate the itch and help you to power through. Use as needed and don’t give up- it won’t last long. 

  • Moisturize Often  
  • Once your beard has started to blossom, it will need special attention. Moisturizing not only the beard, but the skin beneath it is a key factor in successful beard growth. Don’t neglect this step; get an all-natural beard balm and make sure you rub the balm into both your beard and skin. This will also help you avoid skin irritation that often comes along with colder weather. 

  • Wash Less
  • It is not recommended to wash your beard more than five times per week in any season, but during the colder months you should be washing even less. Water and soap of any kind has potential to dry out the skin, which then dries out the beard. If you’re hard pressed on cleaning it daily, we have an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse that can be used in between washes. 


    When you do wash with soap, make sure it’s done with an all-natural beard wash filled with ingredients to improve the health and appearance of your beard. 

     

  • Keep It Tidy 
  • Your bigger beard should not be something that brings you shame, but confidence. The only way to ensure this is to keep it neat and tidy. Comb it, brush it, and top it off with some Styling Balm to keep a uniform appearance. 

     

    And there you have it, gentlemen. Achieving a manly, fall beard really isn’t all that hard. Just make sure you’re providing it with what it needs to be healthy and looking nice. Maybe this fall beard could be the start of a lifelong beard growing journey… you just never know. Enjoy all the great things that this fall season will bring, awesome beard included. 







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    Top 10 Best Tips for Beard Care

    How does one achieve bearded greatness? Find out below with these 10 Best Tips for Beard Care! 

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    The Importance of Grooming

    The Importance of Grooming

    Based on the title of this blog, you can clearly see that we think grooming is important. There are many different types of grooming, and it can be done in many different ways. Everyone has their own, unique style. What’s yours? 

    Maybe you’re a bearded badass. Maybe you’re a clean cut guy. Maybe you rock a mustache or goatee better than the next guy. Whatever your style may be, there’s room for grooming in each category. 

    In this blog, we’ll dive into the above mentioned categories and discuss the importance of grooming in that specific area. We’ll also suggest some products that will help you along in your grooming game and get you looking like a clean, mean, manly machine. 

    Grooming for the Bearded 

    Keeping a well groomed beard doesn’t require cutting inches off and keeping it close to your face. It’s really a very simple routine, and we’re quite certain you’ll be able to keep up with the routine.

    Why is it important to groom your beard? 

    Keeping yourself clean is essential, and your beard is no different than any other member of your body. When you wash it, you are getting rid of dirt, bacteria, and maybe some of your lunch from hours ago. Get rid of the gunk with a wash that’s formulated specifically for beards, and steer clear of body washes, shampoos for hair, and anything with chemicals. 

    Another important part of a good beard grooming routine is to condition, and a solid, all-natural beard oil or balm will get the job done. Not only do these products condition the beard, but the skin beneath it as well. Skin health plays a big part in beard health. 

    Finally, be sure to get a beard brush or comb to avoid any knots or tangles. Presentation is everything! 

    Grooming for the Clean Cut Gentleman 

    If you’re on the opposite side of the beard game, make sure you have the right products on hand. A nice, close, wet shave gets the job done best, giving you a nice, dapper look. 

    Why is it important to get a good, close shave? 

    As we mentioned above, presentation is everything. The closer your shave, the smoother your skin. The best way to achieve this is to get the proper tools. Find a safety razor with an open comb to prevent razor burn and get that flawless look. 

    Another thing to consider when it comes to shaving is what you’re applying as a pre-shave. Again, all-natural is what’s best for your skin. Pre-Shave oils and/or shave soaps will work with your safety razor to glide smoothly across the skin, giving you the closest shave imaginable. 

    Be sure to moisturize after shaving to soften the skin and reduce irritation. 

    Grooming for the ‘Stached Man

    If you’re somewhere in between the beard and the baby face, you still have to groom. Being clean and well-kept is essential no matter what you wear on your face. You don’t want to walk around with a wiry mustache or goatee anymore than a bearded man wants to, so keep it maintained and conditioned to avoid looking like you just rolled out of bed.



    Since this style requires a good wash, beard shampoo works best. You’ll also want to shape up the area, so all the shave products we mentioned above will also be useful. 

    To condition a goatee, look again to an all-natural beard balm or oil. Length does not matter here- you still need to use a conditioner (NOT hair conditioner). This prevents drying of the facial hair, as well as skin irritation. 

    Finally, if you're rocking a mustache, keep it under control with all-natural wax. This will allow you to shape and style as you choose, making you look more well-defined and self aware. 

    Wrapping it Up 

    As you can see, grooming is essential no matter what you wear on your face. A man should take pride in both his character and appearance, and he should feel confident in himself while doing it. When he looks in the mirror, he should be a reflection of who he aspires to become, and we’re doubtful that any man is going to walk around drenched in confidence if he’s looking shabby. So, keep yourselves clean and groomed, gentlemen. It makes life a little more sweet. 













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    How to Grow and Rock a Mutton Chops Beard Like a Total Boss

    Do you want to look both striking and unique to both strangers and acquaintances alike? Are you the kind of man that's often described as an "old soul" or who has a quirky taste that blends the classic with the modern? Then mutton chops may be the look for you. 

    Rising in prominence in the late 19th century by Union Army General Ambrose Burnside, the once rare look soon became a growing fad. Growing them takes both confidence and commitment. 

    Read on to learn how to grow and groom a luscious mutton chops beard that will turn heads and elevate your look! 

    Choose Your Style

    Mutton chops are a form of facial hair under the umbrella of Imperial beards. All of these facial hairstyles lack hair growth on the chin and instead focus on the growth of the sideburns and mustache.

    Mutton chop beard styles can vary in bushiness, length, and shape so that you can find a style that suits your face shape and lifestyle. You can tell the difference between regular sideburns and mutton chops easily. Sideburns are typically a thinner line of hair grown on the sides of the face that connects to a person's hairline.

    Mutton chops, on the other hand, are grown out to the degree that they resemble a beard from the side. The difference is the lack of hair on the chin.  

    Friendly Mutton Chops

    This is the most common type of mutton chop style. They get their name because unlike standard mutton chops that don't connect, friendly mutton chops are connected by a mustache. This is a great style to choose if you're already used to having a mustache and just want more growth on either side of your face. 

    Regular Mutton Chops

    This is typically what most people think of when someone says "mutton chops." Much like thicker, grown out sideburns, your chin, mustache, and upper part of your cheeks are bare. 

    Hulihee

    Are friendly or regular mutton chops just not enough for you? Then you'll probably enjoy the Hulihee style. This version of mutton chops has a length that can easily surpass your jawline. They're also thicker than normal mutton chops. 

    Wolverine

    If you've ever read the Wolverine comic books or seen this movie, this style of mutton chop gets its inspiration from the iconic character. You'll have a look that looks just as tough and masculine with some extra hair at the bottom of your chain for the mutton chops to meet.

    This look is especially great for men who have strong chins and want to help the face look more proportional. 

    Let It Grow

    No matter what style you'll choose, you'll first start by growing your beard out completely. Remember that mutton chops have a distinctive shape, and the easiest way to achieve this look is to grow out your beard so that it's full, dense, and ready to be shaped. 

    If you want the friendly mutton chops look, you'll also want to grow out your mustache to the same degree. Patience is rewarded because the fuller your beard and mustache, the better your mutton chops will look.

    You want to make sure that your beard is full on either side so that they're symmetrical. This will usually take up to four weeks. 

    Sculpt the Chops

    Once your beard is as full as it will get, it's time for mutton chop styling. You'll want these tools for the best shave: 

    • Beard trimmer with adjustable comb lengths
    • Shaving gel or cream 
    • Safety razor
    • Beard balm or oil

    With your beard trimmer, trim your beard evenly to the length you desire. Remember that with the Hulihee you'll have longer chops than the other styles. Once your beard is trimmed, prep your skin before shaving by washing your face with warm water and applying shaving gel or cream to the areas that need to be shaved. 

    The easiest way to start shaving is to shave a line on one side of your cheek where you want your sideburn to stop. If you have trouble maintaining a straight line afterward, feel free to use a shaping tool that will give you a guideline to follow. Keep a photo of your desired result close at hand. 

    Maintenance

    Last but not least is maintenance, but this is relatively easy with the right products on hand. Beard oil or balm will keep your hair healthy and improve its overall appearance day-to-day. Beard wash is also a great choice if you find your beard gets itchy often. 

    A high-quality beard trimmer will help you maintain your beard easily without the need for a razor or scissors. Remember to give your beard a trim or a shave at least once a day to maintain the clean lines you've initially created.

    The Timelessness of a Mutton Chops Beard

    Now that you know what style of mutton chops beard suits you best and how to achieve it, we recommend you get started on growing your beard out. Mutton chops are a timeless, dramatic look that automatically makes people think of charisma and strength because of the confidence one needs to fully commit to these facial hairstyles.

    You'll become more in touch with yourself and true to your own unique style once you fully commit to a facial style you don't see most men wearing every day.

    Ready to start your facial hair journey and need high-quality products? Our handmade, 100% natural products help make the man. 

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    Don't Sweat It!

    Is your noggin grossly glistening in sweat this summer, making you stand out and shine, but not in a good way? You’re not alone. In fact, the likelihood that anyone with a bald head doesn’t suffer in the shine department is VERY slim. So, what’s the science behind this madness? 

    Why Do I Sweat More Now That I’m Bald?

    Long story short - You’re not really sweating MORE. It just doesn’t take AS long to break a sweat. 

    Here’s the lengthier version-

    When you shave your head, your scalp is exposed to heat with no protection (aside from sunscreen, right?). The hair that once adorned your head is no longer there to protect you from the hot sun, so it will raise your body temperature more quickly, which will inevitably make you sweat. 

    Another factor is lack of absorption. Yeah, your hair had that job, too. Think of it like a less effective sweatband. It’s there to soak up your sweat; preventing it from beading up and dripping down your face. The reality here is that your hair has packed up and went on a permanent vacation, so it’s time to work with what you’ve got. 

    Below are some helpful tips to better embrace the bald and look like a boss while you do it.

    Drink More Water

    Staying cool will keep you hydrated and cool your body, resulting in less sweat. Stay thirsty, my friends… for water. Alcohol and heat are a recipe for dehydration. 

    Wear Breathable Head Gear

    You may be a ballcap fanatic, but if you don’t find one made from the right material, you’ll end up with a pool of sweat and a stinky hat. 

    Polyester is a great choice. It’s durable, breathable and has moisture wicking properties. You’ll stay cool, dry and fly. 

    Another good choice is Nylon. It’s a thin, breathable material that’s shrink resistant and requires low maintenance care. 

    Exfoliate 

    It’s essential to remove dirt and bacteria from the pores on your head. Exfoliating gets the job done, and this deep cleansing remedy aides in preventing a huge mess of oil production. 

    Wash With All-Natural Cleanser 

    An all-natural cleansing product is essential when it comes to avoiding a shiny noggin. Most commercial brand soaps contain ingredients that will dry your scalp, causing an overkill production of sebum. Mountaineer Brand Cleanse is the perfect, multipurpose solution to keeping your scalp and face clean and moisturized. This product also makes a great shave soap. 

    Balance pH 

    We have also formulated a great product to reduce sebum and shine by keeping your skin’s pH perfectly balanced. Our proprietary blend of essential oils and plants extracts will leave your head feeling cool and refreshed. 



    Moisturize

    It may seem counterintuitive to slather moisturizer on skin that feels slick and greasy, but skipping this step will only worsen the present issue. If you seek a product that gets the job done without a lingering shine, consider our Moisturizing Balm

    Detox 

    To seal the deal, we added a detoxifying mask that’s custom made for bald heads. Made with 2 simple, natural ingredients, this mask will assist in regulating sebum production while it deep cleans and shrinks your pores. 



    Now you can take a sigh of relief knowing that there is a solution to your sweaty shine. All of the tools are just a click away, so what are you waiting for? It’s time to stop sweating the small stuff. 

    Check out our Bald Head Care Collection to start shopping! 









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