"Come, let us make a hell of our own, and try how long we can bear it." - Edward Teach (aka, Blackbeard the Pirate)
Beard Butter or Beard Oil?
While beard oil is primarily for your skin and benefits your beard, beard butter is primarily used to condition and style your beard. You can use both, and it's recommended that you do in most cases. But, if you have a shorter beard, you can really use either and achieve many of the same benefits.
Blackbeard: The Legend Behind our Beard Oil
Blackbeard the pirate was a fearsome figure to behold. Before battle, his deep, black beard was woven with hemp and set on fire. When he would invade a ship, billowing smoke and ciders, reports say he " looked like the devil himself". In this way he created a name for himself and often only had to fly his flag to seize a vessel.
The Scent: Rumtastic and Spicey
Taking care of your beard should be an experience you look forward to, not a chore. Our beard oil is light, quickly absorbed (never greasy), with a touch of scent that is just right for when your lady is close by.
The character notes in the Blackbeard-inspired beard oil hearken to the spices and drink of his time: rum with a slight vanilla and middle notes of tobacco and clove.
What Makes Our Beard Butter Better?
As a much requested follow-up to our beard oil, we wanted to create a beard butter that accomplished a few things really well:
- Not be greasy (check!)
- Have a decent hold (keep the stubborn hairs down)
- Condition the beard
- Smell amazing, but not overpowering
Kokum Butter is the Key
While a lot of beard butters use shea as their primary ingredient, we found kokum to be superior in a number of areas: hold, higher melting point, and less grainy to name a few. So, we use that as the main butter, along with shea butter and argan oil to craft a beard butter that holds well, but doesn't feel heavy or greasy.
How much beard butter should I use?
For a short to medium beard, we recommend a fingertip's worth. Just get a little bit out and rub it in the palm of your hands, then work it into your beard.
If I use beard oil and beard butter, will the scent be too much?
We typically recommend cutting the beard oil amount in half if also using the beard butter. So if you usually do 6 drops of beard oil, cut it back to 3. Our beard butter has some of the same ingredients as the oil, but will stick to the hairs better. This will also help you avoid a greasy beard.
Will beard butter help my beard grow?
Probably not, but it can make it more full. A conditioned beard has thicker hairs than a dry one. So while beard butter won't plant new follicles for you, it can give the appearance of a healthier, fuller beard.
How long will a jar typically last?
If used every day, a jar will typically last 2-3 months. That's 2-3 months of smelling amazing and looking like a champ. Not a bad investment!