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Beard Care Just Got Better

We have been working hard over the years to perfect our beard care product formulas. Our goal is to make our customers the best, all natural men’s grooming products at an affordable price. With lots of research and carefully chosen ingredients, we developed a complete line of beard care essentials that deliver our customers the results they desire. Since perfecting the recipes of what is now known as our Classic Beard Care products, we've decided to step it up a notch, which brings us to our new Premium Beard Care product line. 

Premium Ingredients 

  • Jojoba- Rich in vitamins and minerals, this oil strengthens and deeply conditions your beard and skin. It also encourages hair growth by reducing excessive sebum buildup, resulting in a fuller, healthier beard. 
  • Grape Seed Oil- Filled with Vitamin E goodness, this carrier oil makes your beard more vibrant and lively. 
  • Almond Oil- This is a lightweight ingredient with heavy benefits like reducing skin inflammation, eliminating dandruff, and encouraging hair growth. 
  • Essential Oil Blend- We use our own special mix of high quality essential oils to top off the base. This proprietary blend will stimulate hair growth, improve cellular generation, eliminate dandruff, reduce hair loss, increase hair strength, and provide antibacterial properties.

This new, effective formula has it all for those that are seeking better health and more growth in their beard. The beneficial ingredients not only work, but smell great. Let's look into the aromas our Premium Line has to offer...

Essential 7: The Essential 7 Blend of Premium beard care is a special formulation of carrier oils and 7 essential oils. It has an earthy scent with pepper and citrus after notes, creating a rugged, yet classy aroma. Just like our Classic Line, this variation has a full line of beard care products available to help you along your growing journey. 

Original Blend : This variant offers a light and invigorating scent. It's still packed full of all the benefits the Premium Line has to offer, including our proprietary blend of essential oils for optimal beard health. Just like the Essential 7, our Original Blend has a full line of beard care products available. 

Don't let the superior ingredients and quality packaging intimidate you... these products are still very affordable. We want to offer the best products money can buy without breaking your bank, so we also have convenient payment plan options available. 

Premium Line products can be purchased individually or all together in one of our Premium Beard Care Kits. 

So, we stepped up our game and created what we believe to be the best beard care products on the market. Premium Line products are sure to make your beard look, smell and feel great, all while being the healthiest it has ever been. Are you ready to step up your game and make the switch for a premium growing experience?

 

 

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7 Maintenance Tips for Your First Beard

According to a recent survey, 75 percent of American men feel more confident when rocking some facial hair. We know that we do.

Facial hair is a symbol of manliness, strength, and reliability. Think of the great masculine icons from history like lumberjacks, mountain men, special forces soldiers, and Spartan warriors. There's one thing they all have in common: well-cultivated facial hair.

Yet, as any amateur beard-grower will know, you can't leave your hair to grow and expect a magnificent beard to emerge fully-formed. Whether this is your first beard or your hundredth, if you don't maintain it, you'll end up with a scraggly, untameable beard. No one needs that kind of knock to their follicular confidence.

Maintaining a beard can seem like a lot of work. The truth is once you've bought a few supplies like our beard oil, developing a good beard care routine is easy.

We want you to grow that awesome beard of your dreams. Stick around and we'll show you how!

1. Invest in a Beard Brush and Comb

Keeping your first beard tidy is key if you want to remain confident in your facial locks. To keep it looking neat, you'll need to brush it regularly.

Once you've had your beard for around a month, you need to invest in a boar bristle brush. These are made from boar hair, which is very similar to human hair. This means that as it makes its way through your hair, it doesn't irritate or pull too much.

Brushing regularly removes detritus from your beard and promotes blood circulation. Do you know what good blood circulation does? It promotes good facial hair growth.

You can use the brush across all different beard lengths, but combs are a little more specialized.

You should use a beard comb once you've had your beard for three months or so when it's starting to get noticeably long. A beard comb has two sides, one with thicker teeth and one with thinner teeth. This makes it perfect for detailing and controlling your mane.

2. Beard Oil and Balm Are Essential

No matter if this is your first beard or just your most recent, you need to be using beard oil from the very start. Beard oil moisturizes the skin underneath your beard which keeps your skin and beard at their healthiest.

It also softens your beard hair, which means your partner isn't going to have to deal with scratchy kisses. 

Once your beard is long enough to use a comb, you should start using beard balm, too. The balm works wonders on your beard's hair and doubles as a styling agent, almost like a very soft hair wax.

3. Don't Try to Style It Too Soon

Some amateur beard-growers will attempt to style their beard too soon and ruin their progress. You can't take a pair of scissors or a trimmer to your beard too soon. It's like hacking at a bonsai tree and hoping for some world-class topiary.

Your beard needs to be at least an inch to an inch and a half long before you start styling it. Bear with it through the straggly phase. It might not be your dream beard quite yet, but just as every journey begins with a single step, every great beard begins with a bit of wildness.

4. Eat a Good Diet and Exercise

We know what you're thinking: "I came here for beard tips, not lifestyle advice." It may sound trite, but if you want to grow a great beard, you need to take care of yourself.

Exercise helps maintain good circulation and oxygen concentrations in your blood, which leads to healthier hair. Doing resistance training at home or the gym leads to increased testosterone too, which increases facial hair growth. 

As for diet, certain foods can give your beard a boost. These include:

  1. Foods high in iron and zinc like red meat and legumes
  2. Fruits and vegetables packed with vitamins for hair growth
  3. Healthy fats

5. Trim a Neckline

If you're growing a short, first beard, you need to trim a neckline into your beard. Don't make the mistake of thinking that nature will take care of this for you: it won't and you'll be left with a messy bit of facial fungus.

To find your neckline, place your fingers above your Adam's apple. Then trace a U shape to your ear on each side. This will be your neckline. 

There is one exception to this rule. If your beard is long, you can leave your neckline, as the longer hair on the front will cover it anyway, and it'll contribute to a fuller beard.

6. Wash Your Beard

Washing your beard is like washing the hair on top of your head. It's an essential part of good hygiene and making your beard look its best.

You should shampoo your beard a couple of times a week. This keeps your beard clean, fresh, and looking great. You can use ordinary shampoo on it, but for the best results, we recommend using our special beard wash!

7. Forget the Shaving Myth

There's a myth that if you shave your beard, the hair will grow back faster or thicker. This isn't true. This myth springs from the way that shaving leaves sharp ends on your hairs, which can feel coarser, but aren't.

If you want to grow a thicker beard, use the tips that we've given you, eat a good diet, exercise, and get plenty of sleep.

How We Can Help You With Your First Beard

Growing your first beard can be a tense experience. It can be fraught with itchiness, worries, and stress. 

Here at Mountaineer Brand, we want to help our unbearded brethren embrace the beard that's in their hearts and get a fantastic first beard. Take a look around our site and you'll find a range of oils, balms, washes, and more that can help take your beard to the next level!

If you've got any questions about our products, please get in touch with us! We'd be happy to help you.

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Soap is Soap

COVID-19 is taking over the news, internet, and communities across the globe. Times of uncertainty can cause mass panic, prompting people to buy in bulk. The struggle is all too real when it comes to finding basic essentials needed for everyday life. Toilet paper, hand soap, sanitizing wipes, disinfectant sprays and more are wiped from shelves as soon as they are restocked, causing many families to go without. We can’t help much in the toilet paper and Lysol departments, but we have plenty of soap on our shelves during these trying times. 

A great deal of shoppers are seeking hand soap, specifically one with the word “antibacterial” slapped on the label. There are a few issues here… 

  1. It’s almost impossible to find right now 
  2. These soaps haven’t been proven safe for long term use by the FDA
  3. The ingredients in antibacterial soaps are not proven to be any more effective than washing with plain soap and water

Another thing to take into consideration is that COVID-19 is a virus, and antibacterial products are NOT antiviral. Washing with any plain, lathering soap gets the job done if your method is on point. Below we have listed the 5 steps to proper hand washing according to the CDC:

  1. Wet hands with clean, running water. Turn off tap, and apply soap.
  2. Lather the soap between the palms and fingers, back of hands, and under fingernails.
  3. Scrub for at least 20 seconds. A good way to time yourself is to sing “Happy Birthday” in your head twice from start to finish. 
  4. Rinse hands well under clean, running water. 
  5. Use a clean towel to dry hands or allow them to air dry. 

Now, how often should you wash your hands? The CDC recommends washing them often, especially during this global pandemic. Key times to lather up are:

  • Before, during and after food preparation
  • Before eating 
  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick 
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After changing diapers 
  • After coughing, sneezing or blowing nose 
  • After touching and caring for animals 
  • After handling pet foods
  • After touching garbage 
  • After you have been in a public place 
  • Before touching eyes, nose or mouth 

Now that you know when and how to wash your hands, let’s dive into what we have to offer. Keep in mind that the type of soap you are using to clean your hands isn’t important; it’s all about how you use it. Soap is soap if your method is dope! 

Mountaineer Brand Soaps:

  • Classic Beard Wash - 5 Scent Variations 
  • Premium Beard Wash - Original Blend
  • Premium Beard Wash - Essential 7  
  • Chaga Shampoo Bar
  • Body Wash - 5 Scent Variations  
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    Whatever you choose to wash your hands with, make sure you’re doing it often and efficiently. We want to keep you, your loved ones, and community healthy, so practice proper hand hygiene and stay well! 

    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When and How to Wash Your Hands, April 2, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html.



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    Bald Head Care 101 - Properly Caring For and Embracing the BALD

    Remember we told you that new and exciting things are on the way? Well, this is one of them! We will soon be releasing an entire line of all-natural products designed specifically for the bald men of the world. 

    This Complete System holds all of the ingredients you need to keep your skin smooth, balanced, healthy and shine-free. 

    We know, this seems like it could be pretty time consuming, and the photo may look a bit intimidating, but you are worth the time spent caring for yourself. In this article we will take an in-depth look at each product; how to use them, the benefits, and of course, the order in which they should be used. The goal here is to give you some confidence about your dome and allow you to EMBRACE THE BALD! 


    Step 1: Exfoliate

    Exfoliating isn’t just for your face, it’s for your whole body. Anywhere you have skin, you should exfoliate. Why? 

    Exfoliating removes dirt, oil and dead skin. You know, all those nasty things that clog your pores. This deep clean will balance your skin’s natural pH, leaving it feeling fresh, clean and rejuvenated. 

    How to Use It 

    Shake well. Pump the product into the palm of your hand and apply to a wet head and face.Work into the head and face and gently rub into the skin. Rinse thoroughly. This product is gentle enough for daily use. 

     

    Step 2: Cleanse 

    Now that all the gunk is gone, it’s time to suds up with Step 2: Cleanse. This vital step not only cleanses your skin, but also keeps it moisturized. We can’t stress enough how important it is to maintain the natural pH balance of your skin. 

    This can be used as both a wash and a shave soap, so prepare for the CLEANEST shave of your life… Get it? 

    How to Use It 

    Shake well. Pump the product into the palm of your hand and apply to a wet head and face.Work into the head and face and gently rub into the skin. Rinse thoroughly. To use as a shave soap, wet the area to be shaved, pump the product into the palm of your hand, and rub onto skin just like you would shave soap or shaving cream. Shave and rinse.



    Step 3: Balance 

    Bald heads are sometimes a shiny eye sore. Sorry to be so blunt, but it’s true. Step 3 removes that issue for good. 

    The proprietary blend of all natural ingredients is the last step in your cleaning process, and the hidden key to keeping that greasy shine at bay. Once again, it gets the job done by preserving your skin's natural pH balance. Plus, it gives a cooling and refreshing sensation that will get you ready to take on the day. 

    How to Use It 

    Shake well. Squeeze product onto a cotton round or cotton ball. Thoroughly work into the skin on your head and face. Let air dry. DO NOT RINSE.



    Step 4: Protect 

    Protect your skin from the elements of nature while keeping it moisturized and hydrated all day long. 

    While a lot of moisturizers have a tendency to leave both a greasy look and feel, ours is light and leaves your dome shine free. 

    How to Use It 

    Remove a small amount of balm and rub into the palms of your hands to liquify. Apply to your head and face and thoroughly work into skin.



     

    Seal the deal with our Detox Mask made of bentonite clay and charcoal. With a cleanse so deep you can feel it pulsate, this product helps regulate sebum production while it unclogs and shrinks skin pores and improves overall skin tone. 

    How to Use It 

    Using a non metal bowl and utensil, mix equal parts Detox Mask powder with raw, unfiltered, apple cider vinegar or water. Stir to a smooth consistency and apply to the desired area. Wait up to 20 minutes and thoroughly rinse.



    If you’re looking to step up the game and truly embrace the bald, our Bald Head Care Bundle is for you! It has all of the essentials you need to properly care for your bald head and look great while you’re at it. 

    Each of these new products also has a subscribe and save option, so make sure you look into that while you’re shopping around the site. 

    Bald has never been more beautiful, gentlemen. Now is your time to shine! Well, not in a greasy way. 



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    10 Essential Habits of the Well Groomed Man

    Are you on a quest to find out the secrets of a well groomed man?

    You see them everywhere: at the gym, in the office, out on the town.

    But how do you become one?

    Men's grooming isn't as difficult or mysterious as it seems. A few key steps added to your routine can help you up your game and come across as a confident, well groomed man.

    Here are 10 habits of well-groomed men to help you.

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