Why Do Men Grow Beards?

Why Do Men Grow Beards?

Initially when asked, why do men grow beards? Our answer is, because It Grows For A Reason – like it said on our t-shirt! But I guess there is a little more to it than that. Men have an abundance of testosterone which in turn, fuels the facial hair follicles, producing thicker hair. Everyone has facial hair, men and women, but men usually produce thicker, darker facial hair due to high levels of testosterone. Beards were seen as a sign of a more masculine male back in the day, someone of status, a hunter or a feared warrior. But in the modern day, with mobile phones, skinny jeans and supermarkets to get your food sources from, beards don’t have the same significance as they did hundreds of years ago.   So nowadays, why do men grow beards? Many men grow facial hair for different reasons today, some like the unshaven look or designer stubble, a 5 o’clock shadow, some grow a moustache or beard for charity. Some guys grow facial hair to attract a partner. But a lot of people I know, just plain and simple, LIKE BEARDS. As I always say, it grows for a reason, if you like it, let it grow. If you don’t, shave it. I am interested to hear your reasons for growing your beard. Why do YOU have a beard? Too lazy to shave? To hide your chins? To make you look ‘tough’? For me personally, I was always surrounded by people who had beards, my parents loved rock music, naturally my choice in music became rock. Almost every band had someone with...
How To Get Rid Of Beard Dandruff

How To Get Rid Of Beard Dandruff

Have you ever considered shaving your beard off because of the dry skin? Do you want to know how to get rid of beard dandruff? I know the feeling, before starting Braw Beard I would suffer from beard dandruff and the worst of it was, all I would wear is black t-shirts which only highlighted the problem! Now I still wear black t-shirts everyday but I have no beard dandruff at all. The itching and irritation is GONE. Once I got the recipe right for Braw Beard oil back in 2012, that was when I started to say goodbye to beardruff.   Reasons That May Be Causing Beard Dandruff There are a number of things that can cause dandruff, but some issues may be: De-hydration Stress Poor diet The development of yeast (Seborrheic dermatitis)   How To Get Rid Of Beard Dandruff Follow the steps below and after a few days you will notice a great difference, don’t just take our word for it, check out the reviews here. Step 1. Braw Beard Wash If you are not shampooing your beard 3-5 times per week, you may be leaving dirt in there which may result in spots and irritation on the skin’s surface. Braw Beard Wash has been specially formulated for facial hair, we added aloe vera to combat dry skin and beard dandruff. It is a natural shampoo, unscented so it does not interfere with the scent of your favourite beard oil. Apply to wet beard and massage in for 30 seconds before rinsing thoroughly, make sure your wash it all out, leaving some residue may result in...
The Top Halloween Costumes With Beards

The Top Halloween Costumes With Beards

Halloween is not too far away now, it’s maybe time to start getting some ideas together for costumes. You may just love visiting folk dressed up, accompanying your children on their trick n treating or just straight up want to scare anyone who chaps your door on the 31st October. But being a bearded dude, your options can be pretty limited, or so you thought! Let us give you some ideas, some are easy, some are elaborate. It’s up to you how seriously you want to take it.   The Top Halloween Costumes With Beards   Tormund Giantsbane – Game of Thrones Get some Warrior beard oil in the facial hair, brush it to plump out the beard. Apply some Braw pomade in the hair, comb it through then ruffle it up with your fingers and you are good. You may need to find a costumes shop for the outfit though.   Ragnar Lothbrok – Vikings TV show. Some Jarls Northman 1263 in the beard this time, because it’s named after the battle of Largs between the vikings and Scots. Again brush it through to give some volume in the beard. There’s a couple of hair options, left – zero, zilch, shaved to the bone. or right – long hair tied, although I have seen guys kicking around with top knots trying to pull off this look. You may need to find a costumes shop for the outfit though.   Opie Winston – Sons of Anarchy TV show. This guy was the inspiration for a lot of men growing beards when SOA was on TV. This look is fairly easy to...
Why would we release muscle soak bath salts?

Why would we release muscle soak bath salts?

Why would a beard care company release muscle soak Recovery Bath Salts? Other than the fact we don’t do normal, there’s a very good reason. In between breaking my back and the birth of Braw Beard, I was making massage oils and muscle soak bath salts after studying the anatomy and natural remedies. The recovery bath salts helped me immensely after training and racing, I gave them to a few pro athletes and got great reviews. Once I started making beard oil, the muscle soak bath salts got forgotten about while building the Braw Beard brand. As you probably already know, my background is adrenaline sports, this is why we have so many athletes representing Braw. I like to keep involved with the scene while being busy with work. One evening recently, Mrs. Braw suggested bringing the muscle soak recovery bath salts back! Of course, I can’t believe I had forgotten about them. So naturally I sent them off to our athletes and the feedback was amazing! “The Braw Beard Relax & Recovery bath salts played a huge part in my recovery during training camp this season. It helped take out the soreness and fatigue the next morning and get me back on the ice and in the gym. It also helps with sleep, which is super important. I am a huge fan!” – Matt Nickerson, Ice Hockey Defenceman – Milton Keynes Lightning. “The Braw Beard Relax & Recovery bath salts helped ease my aching muscles from wrestling the superbike all day. They also helped me get a great night sleep ready for the next days racing. I’ll need to get...
Using Hempseed Oil For Beard Growth – Here’s Why You Need It

Using Hempseed Oil For Beard Growth – Here’s Why You Need It

Why would you need hempseed oil for beard growth? Since the very 1st bottle of beard oil we made back in 2012, our main ingredient has been hempseed oil. It’s been controversial on occasion because it’s often misunderstood. People seem to panic when they read Cannabis Sativa… although the THC content is removed. I discovered hempseed oil’s power while learning sports massage therapy in 2011. It was always going to be a main ingredient.   Using Hempseed Oil For Beard Growth Why do we use it? Because it’s so beneficial to hair and skin. Nutritional benefits (note: don’t drink the beard oil!) of hempseed oil are accompanied by topical benefits when it is used to moisturise the skin and hair. It also adds a protective layer to the skin, helps prevent rashes and provides relief for acne. Hempseed oil also helps to enhance the growth of hair in a number of ways. Among these is through the omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, which are necessary in stimulating growth. Hair is made of keratin, of which up to 90% is a protein. Hempseed oil is able to provide this protein during growth as a basic element of the hair. Photo by Phil Wilkinson. We didn’t add hempseed oil because it was cool, Braw Beard always strive to bring you the best product possible. Thank you for reading. John Jackson...
How To Pick The Best Beard Shampoo

How To Pick The Best Beard Shampoo

How to pick the best beard shampoo? Really? You get shampoo for your beard? ………yep. I’ll explain why we have formulated a beard specific shampoo. Have you tried using your partner’s expensive hair shampoo for your beard? It works alright, makes it feel soft for a while, but then when he/she realises you’ve nicked some, you face a wrath that makes you feel like it wasn’t really worth the effort. Plus, there are most likely chemicals in regular shampoo that YOU DO NOT WANT anywhere near your facial hair (or hair for that matter). Is regular shampoo good for my beard? No. Most high street brand shampoos contain compounds that are actually not that great for your beard. This can lead to hair damage, dryness, dandruff and beard breakage. Things to look out for are: Alcohol based products, alcohol dries out the moisture from hair and skin. This happens when you use alcohol based shampoos, but people get caught in the trap of using more to combat the dryness, not realising the damage done. You know the hungover feeling after absorbing copious amounts of alcohol hours earlier, now imagine how your hair is feeling after being doused in the shit, not ideal for growing glorious locks is it? Silicone based products, it can create the illusion of healthy, smooth feeling hair. But actually what it does is coat the hair and stops any nutrients from your Braw Beard oil penetrating and nourishing the hair shaft. If you suffocate the hair, it will get damaged and break, or fall out. Really cheap shampoo. I know, shampoo shouldn’t be expensive right?...