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Beard Care

Looking to sport a full Paul Bunyan beard, but facing set backs like dry, brittle strands, irritated, flaky skin, and itchiness? Or maybe you've already grown that manly face forest, but you look more homeless than handsome. Either way, it is time to take care of it with quality beard care essentials like oils, waxes, and conditioners needed to care for your beard.

  • Bluebeards Original Beard Saver, 4 oz-West Coast Shaving

    Bluebeards Original Beard Saver, 4 oz

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    Beard lotion Good for daily use Combats itch and breakage Since 2005, Paul & Moira Kaniewski has been easing “beard itch” and creating natura...

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  • Bluebeards Original Beard Conditioner, Fresh Mint-West Coast Shaving

    Bluebeards Original Beard Conditioner, Fresh Mint

    Beard conditioner to control the itch and add shine Paraben-free With a fresh mint scent Whether you're not shaving for the weekend or a lifetime...

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  • Bluebeards Original Extra Conditioning Beard Wash, 8 oz-West Coast Shaving
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    Bluebeards Original Extra Conditioning Beard Wash, 8 oz

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    Cleanser for your beard Great for sensitive skin Softens, soothes, and nourishes Paul & Moira Kaniewski have been caring for beards since 200...

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  • Bluebeards Original Wonder Beard Conditioner, 4 oz-West Coast Shaving
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    Bluebeards Original Wonder Beard Conditioner, 4 oz

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    Intensive conditioner Restores softens and rejuvenates Light, lemon scent Bluebeards has been in the business of beards since 2005. Paul & Mo...

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Is shaving soap better than shaving cream?

As you might expect, the answer is “it depends”. When you want to whip up a lather quickly, a shaving cream is often a good choice. However, a shaving soap has a base that allows for many more ingredients. So, if you are looking to get a good moisturizing, protective, long-lasting lather, then you will probably want to stick with shaving soaps. It might take a little longer to get a good lather, but the time spent is worth it.

Is shaving soap necessary to wet shaving?

Some sort of protection is vital to a wet shave. You will really do a number on your face if you attempt to take a blade to your skin without the benefit of some sort of lubrication. Many classic wet shavers will choose to lather up a shaving soap, but you could use a cream, gel, or even an oil. However, your results are definitely improved when you choose products that are designed for the specific purpose of shaving.

Can I shave with regular soap?

The short answer is yes. However, as stated above, your results with wet shaving are greatly enhanced when you use the products designed for it. Shaving soaps are formulated to create thick, rich (protective) lathers that stay on the face and loaded with ingredients to moisturize and nourish your skin post-shave. A regular soap might produce an airy, bubbly lather that doesn’t provide much protection and a post shave that leaves you dry and cracked.

Do you leave shaving soap in the mug or bowl?

Many artisans today are loading their soap into containers/tubs that are perfect for lathering. They are wide-mouthed and over-sized just for the purpose of lathering. If you are using a puck or refill, then there isn’t any reason why you couldn’t leave it in the bowl or mug. With any shaving soap, however, it is important to rinse off the excess lather and leave it out to dry as much as possible. This will increase its longevity and reduce waste if it sits wet.

Will shaving soap get too old to use?

Unlike a shaving cream, a shaving soap generally does not get too old to use. Like a bar of soap, shaving soap can last and last. Technically, the biggest thing happening over time is that more water evaporates from the soap (but that can actually improve the soap, this is what triple-milling does). However, the scent will gradually fade over time so you don’t want to hold onto your soap forever.