Braw Stories – The Start
Braw Stories – How Fred Durst became a fan
Braw Beard Oils founder John has trained and competed in many sports since age 10, many of which are reflected in our choice of Braw Athletes. With a love for rock music, he naturally started embracing facial hair as soon as it grew around age 16, going through variations of sideburns and beards.
The longer beard became messy and dry after training and days on the mountain bike, this was just accepted.
After breaking his back and separating his shoulders (AC Joint) in 2011 in a mountain bike crash, John spent a long time recovering with the help of Dr White in Musselburgh. After recovery, Dr White offered to train John in his TCM (traditional Chinese medicine), which he accepted. Whilst studying and practicing, John started to experiment with base and essential oils for sports & tui na massage, then used his knowledge to tailor them as a conditioner for his beard, like hair oil. The main focus being keeping it healthy looking after sports and outdoor activity. After a lot of trial and error to get good results, he found a perfect recipe.
He created a game changer, an all natural product designed to maintain the health of your majestic facial hair. In late 2012, Braw Beard Oils was born. Since then it has been an amazing journey, constantly learning, coming up with new products and ideas, creating new friendships and meeting inspirational people.
Handmade in Scotland, we use the finest natural ingredients to maintain the health, length and strength of your facial hair. Take pride in it, it grows for a reason, Braw Beard Oils are for the wild man, the working man, the gentleman, whatever stage you may be at, from stubble to skiffin’ rubble.
Our aim is to provide high quality products for a fair price.
All of our beard oils are safety tested and certified, so you can be sure you are treating your facial hair to some mighty fine ingredients. We test on willing bearded humans, not animals.
– We wanted to share this story because we worked hard to make Braw Beard Oils what it is, we started before the ‘beard trend’ and are in it for the love of Beard.