Not too long ago, we gave you some advice on How to Apply Beard Dry Oil with a Beard Oil Brush. While our Beard Oil Brush was sized perfectly to fit into a tin of Beard Dry Oil, it works equally well with our traditional beard oils.
Many of you likely know this already, but you may not be sure how to use it. Do you drip the oil around the perimeter of the brush to get circular coverage like with the Beard Dry Oil? Do you put the oil over the whole brush? What do you do?
We can neither confirm nor deny that the man pictured in this photograph is Adam Causgrove, President & Chairman of the American Mustache Institute. Such a refined gentleman wouldn't encourage you to cheat, would he? Surely not!
Movember is nearly upon us. It's a month dedicated not only to moustaches, but to men's health issues. Charity drives and functions abound, and men across the world who wouldn't normally grow facial hair take a step to help their fellow man while letting their face fur fly free.
Some of you may have previously participated in Movember, and if you started clean shaven on November 1, first, let us commend you for having the bravery to start afresh. Second, let us acknowledge the fact that we realize you may not have been happy with your moustache's thirty day growth, so we're here with some tips to help you cheat this Movember.
We understand that while you’re growing, you may encounter the dreaded beard itch (or moustache itch). Check out our full range of beard and moustache products designed to keep your facial hair healthy, looking great, and itch free. Visit the CanYouhandlebar blog for how-to guides, product usage tips and facial hair news, and be sure to visit The American Mustache Institute – the defenders of facial hair everywhere.
Occasionally, customers ask us whether they should choose a beard oil bottle or a beard oil flask. At the end of the day, it comes down to a personal style choice and a slight price difference. Both the beard oil bottle and beard oil flask contain 1 oz. of beard oil in the scent of your choice: Wisdom (woodsy), Initiative (citrus), or Temperance (unscented). Both have oil proof and water proof labels.
Our beard oil bottles sell for $19.99 per bottle (or you can get one bottle of each scent in our Beard Oil Trio for $54.99). Our beard oil flasks sell for $24.99 per flask (or you can get one flask of each scent in our Beard Oil Flask Trio for $69.99.
Our Beard Oil Flasks were designed with your every day carry in mind. The strong steel flasks makes carrying your beard oil even easier whether it be in your pocket or as part of a dopp kit - by carrying the flasks you alleviate any concerns of broken glass and spilled oil.
Our Beard Oil Bottles can certainly function as part of your every day carry, but the slightly larger profile of the bottle makes it marginally more inconvenient to carry. However, the beard oil bottles do come at a slightly lower price and are a great choice for those who enjoy the classic presentation of a beard oil and like seeing a high quality bottle on the shelf.
Regardless of whether you choose a beard oil bottle or beard oil flask, it truly is what is inside that counts, and our premium beard oil will keep your facial hair conditioned and looking great!
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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