About the Owner
Growing up, facial hair was never a problem for me. Or was it? I was sporting a light mustache in the 7th grade because my parents wouldn’t let me shave. They had reservations about me becoming a “man” so early in life. However, I went to an academy that didn’t allow beards, so they made me remove my tiny ‘stache with a rusty, single-blade razor. I knew ever since then that I would hate shaving, so I sported some pretty sick sideburns throughout the rest of high school since sideburns fell short of classifying as a beard.
Throughout my early twenties, I kept fairly short facial hair. I even tried a few variations of a beard (chin curtain, friendly muttonchops, chin strap, old Dutch, etc). I was always told that the ladies didn’t like big beards, so I walked a “razor’s edge” of having- yet not having a bearded face. I can’t stand the way I look without a beard, though. I look like a little kid. Honestly. Every summer, I would take some sort of backpacking trip to get away for a while, and on these trips, I would let my facial hair grow as much as it wanted. I would come back home from my trips looking very rugged and outdoorsy albeit probably very unkempt too, but it still hurt my heart to trim what was once with me all of those days out in nature.
Onward to my late twenties. I began to gradually grow out my beard despite what other people thought about me, especially my mother. Seriously, every time I was reunited with my mother, she would ask when I was going to cut my beard. My own mother, the very one who didn’t want me to shave way back in high school, would run her hands through my beard and yank it begging me to cut off my beard! Despite the constant discouragement, I pressed onward in my beard growing efforts. This is around the time I discovered beard oils.
The idea of a soft and controlled beard was something that I had dreamed of but didn’t quite know how to accomplish. I tried several brands of beard oils, but they all left my beard greasy and very heavy. Being from the south, the humidity already weighed down my beard enough, and I didn’t need any help from heavy oils that left a greasy overcoat. All of the oils I tried had the same general smells as well. After thorough research about carrier oils and the special properties of essential oils, I set out to create my own beard oil; one that was light, easily absorbed, and smelled great too. Sounds easy, right? Not so much. I went through many different carrier oils trying to find the perfect combination that moisturized my beard and face underneath but also didn’t leave any extra oil behind. Then there was the scent. I can’t count how many trials I went through to find the best combinations of essential oils that not only smelled great but also were unique. After countless trials, I finally developed a line of signature southern-scented beard products that leave your beard feeling soft, manageable, and far less tangled. Try some out to help tame your face-mane. All beard products are handmade to order. Now go forth and be manly.