Feel free to use a bit more oil if you're applying at night, so your beard receives the maximum conditioning while you're sleeping, or if your hair is feeling particularly dry. The Beard Dry Oil works to keep your beard healthy by replacing the natural oils that your beard and moustache lose throughout the day.
Do you feel like there's a little bit too much oil built up on your brush from daily use? Head over and visit our post on How to Clean Your Beard Oil Brush.
The Ultimate Beard Care Kit is packaged in a handsome and sturdy kraft colored box, and all of the products are surrounded by crinkled kraft paper that not only protects the products in transit but also offers a sharp presentation to the recipient. The Ultimate Beard Care Kit is the ultimate kit to care for, condition, and style your facial hair, and makes an excellent gift for a facial hair wearing friend.
The Ultimate Beard Care kits are available by scent collection, so the Bottle of Beard Oil, Beard Oil Flask, and Beard Dry Oil will all come in your choice of Wisdom, or Initiative, or Temperance. Our Primary and Secondary Moustache waxes contain no additional scent.
For more information, visit the Ultimate Beard Care Kit page.
The secrets to an expertly styled moustache lie not only in knowing how to prepare moustache wax for use, but also in properly setting your moustache once it's styled. Whereas the secret to preparing your moustache is warmth, the secret to setting it is cold. This is especially important in the warmer months of the year as the outside environment is constantly fighting to undo your hard work.
Once you've styled your moustache to your liking, applying a cooling element to the wax will harden the wax and ensure that your style stays put. This can be accomplished in a number of ways:
The cooling process may take anywhere from thirty seconds to a few minutes, but this is an imperative step in the process. Allowing your wax to fully set will help make sure that your hard work and efforts to style your moustache aren't undone once you step out the door. Happy waxing, everyone!
If you have the moustache wax and the time, you could certainly wax your moustache every day, but should you? Will waxing your moustache so frequently compromise its health? If you care for your moustache properly, and use a quality moustache wax like our Primary Moustache Wax or Secondary Moustache Wax, you can absolutely wax your moustache every day.
Daily waxing of your moustache will help you train your moustache to lay the way you would like, whether this would be to sculpt a handlebar moustache or simply keeping your moustache out of your mouth. However, you still must take proper care to ensure that your moustache stays healthy. Our Primary and Secondary waxes contain local beeswax (from Michigan bees), USP lanolin, castor oil, coconut oil, shea butter and Vitamin E; ingredients that are designed to not only allow you to sculpt the style you wish but also keep your facial hair healthy.
In addition to using a quality moustache wax, be sure to properly care for your moustache. At the end of the day, take the time to apply one of our traditional beard oils or Beard Dry Oils to your moustache. This serves a dual purpose: 1) the introduction of the oils will slowly break down the holding properties of the wax, making the wax easier to wash out, and 2) the oils will condition your moustache, keeping it healthy.
There's no need to wash the wax out immediately, but if you do so, be sure to apply some oil again afterwards as the washing will have taken out the oils as well. If you do wax frequently, there is nothing wrong with giving your moustache a break for a few days, but be sure to continue to apply the beard oils or Beard Dry Oils during that time to make sure your moustache stays healthy.
It's not enough to have a great moustache wax at your disposal - to create an enviable styled moustache, you have to know how to use your wax, and that starts with properly preparing it for use. Not too long ago, we published an article on How to Properly Prepare Moustache Wax for Use, but in case you're in more of a hurry, here are some quick tips to help you out. Remember, the name of the game is warming your wax.
Our Beard Oil Brush has long been a favorite with our customers. It is sized perfectly to fit right into your tin of Beard Dry Oil to allow for a no-mess, "hands-free" application, and works great with our traditional beard oils as well. From time to time, excess product necessitates a cleaning of the brush, so here's a quick guide on how to clean your Beard Oil Brush.
In the world of Every Day Carry, or EDC, there’s a longstanding tradition of posting photos of a “pocket dump”, or “hand dump”, where the person lays out everything they have in their pockets and snaps a photo of it to then show off to their friends and followers on social media. Check out the great shot above, from our buddy @Furrdogg, that appeared in our August newsletter.
We’re fans of the EDC movement and always enjoy a good pocket dump photo, especially when they feature a CanYouHandlebar product. Since our products are designed with your EDC in mind, we wanted to give you a chance to show off your pocket dump with the chance of adding to it in the process.
Post your best pocket dump photo, like any of these that you see here, that includes your CanYouHandlebar product of choice, on either Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Be sure to use the hashtag #ShowStuffGetStuff, and feel free to tag CanYouHandlebar and our other four sponsors: Saddleback Leather, Karas Kustoms, Red Raven Hanks, and Rite in the Rain.
A pre-beard competition pocket dump from our friend @TitleBeard.
To all of you future customers out there, if you don’t have one of our products but still want to participate, simply write CanYouHandlebar on a piece of paper or something else and include that in your pocket dump photo.
On September 7, 2015, the winner will be chosen based on overall photo composition and originality of presentation. This isn’t a contest to see who has the most expensive ensemble or who has the most CanYouHandlebar products, and we know that a lawyer’s pocket dump may look different than an EMT’s. Just show off your pocket dump, show off your CanYouHandlebar products (or substitute, as mentioned above), and show off your individuality.
Our grand prize winner will not only receive an assortment of CanYouHandlebar products to make sure that your facial hair is in its best shape, but also a wallet from Saddleback Leather, a pen from Karas Kustoms, a handkerchief from Red Raven Hanks, and pocket notebooks from Rite in the Rain, all of which will take your EDC to a whole new level.
Two randomly selected winners will also receive a CanYouHandlebar Every Day Care Kit.
A great pocket dump from our friend @AndyPoko.
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Having worked with a number of different visual mediums, Tripper Dungan uses his knowledge and experience to produce some truly vibrant works of art. We like his work, not only because he incorporates beards into some of his pieces, but because he cultivates some incredibly interesting pieces like the one you see above.
We were first turned on to Tripper’s work by Daniel Rolnick, of the Daniel Rolnick Gallery, where Tripper recently had an exhibition. After some introductions, Tripper happily agreed to an interview on a few different topics. We hope you enjoy our conversation with this bearded artist.
Why are beards a common theme in your paintings?
I love beards. I've had one more than not since I could grow one in high school. I think of it like a creature that grows on my face. There's this old Cab Calloway song called "Old Man of the Mountain" that conjures up an image of a self-sustaining man that has a long white beard that speaks with the birds and feasts on the beasts. I guess it makes me feel like I'm not trying to deny I'm an animal.
Tell us a little bit more about the bearded painting (pictured above) that was a part of your recent exhibit at the Daniel Rolnick Gallery.
I think I named it beard buddies. That painting is certainly inspired by the image of the old man of the mountain. He's totally integrated into his natural surroundings.
What do you like about growing your own beard?
I like the look and feel of it. It just feels like I'm me when I have a beard.
Why did you choose to incorporate the 3D medium into your paintings?
I actually had some hesitation about 3D at first. I would paint to achieve the 3D effect but wouldn't tell people it was 3D. If you're wondering why the image isn't messed up like 3D often is, it is because it's Chromadepth 3D and doesn't require image separation. Anyway, I love having that extra element in my work; I feel like it draws people in that might have otherwise passed it by.
You have experience with a number of different artistic mediums - what is your favorite, and how do you feel that each medium informs and influences the others?
I feel like they all complement each other in a way. My biggest passion is painting, but I hope to build more art structures in the future. My music and shadow puppets have taken a back seat for the last couple years but it's the best way I can express the linear or storytelling aspects of my creativity.
What has been your proudest moment as an artist?
It's hard to pinpoint one, but the last big project I did was Lookie House. It was a little house that has a mural that you can take your picture in when you stick your head in a hole. It really felt like a gift. A gift from me to my community and fans, but also a gift to me as an artist that people would come by and have fun and take pictures with me and my little creation.
How do you feel that the emergence of the digital age has affected artists and art as a whole?
I think it's given a lot to artists; the ability to think of something (a reference photo, a song to learn, an idea you're wondering is original or not) and look it up right away, the ability to show your work to a larger audience, the ability to connect with others like you. I think it's taken away some too; people's attention spans are a lot shorter, and then there is trolling. All in all I think it's broadened the possibility, and ultimately it's another tool that can be used for creativity.
We want to thank Tripper for taking a few minutes to talk to us, and a special thank you to Daniel Rolnick for making the introduction. To learn more about Tripper, visit his website, NumberStar.com.