Beardsley Product line review

Yes I know this took some time. I planned to do a review each week, but Beardsley sent me their Shampoo, Conditioner, Beard Oil, and Beard Lotion. So I had to take some time to test out all of their amazing products to get the full effect. I used their products for a month.

I started off day one with a nice shower and lathered up my beard with Beardsley Ultra Shampoo Wild Berry for Beards. The aroma was very nice and relaxing for an early morning shower. Washing my beard twice giving it a nice rinse. Afterwards I started to massage in Beardsley Ultra Conditioner. Right away I could feel my beard getting softer and smelling very refreshing. Some have said they are not a fan of the Wild Berry aroma, but I am.

After getting out of the shower and patting my beard of the excess water I spritzed my hand with the Beardsley Oil for Beards. I did 13 pumps of the bottle. On a side note I am absolutely loving the pump dispenser for beard oil. I could instantly feel how soft my beard was from the shampoo and conditioner, but adding int he Oil for Beards just took my beard to an Uber level of softness. The oil has a very nice aroma nothing too strong. The oil is not heavy at all, it gave volume and fluffiness to my beard.

I found that Beardsley’s botanical ingredients are especially soothing to the skin. The more I used it the softer my beard got. I am truly impressed with the Beardsley product line. The skin under my beard feel healthy and fresh, as well my beard is looking lush and full of vigor.

The Beardsley Lotion for Beards I used as a freshen up if I was at work and did not get to go home and take a shower before working a game at night. As with all their other products the aroma was fresh and nice. Beardsley really knows how to boot overwhelm the senses.

I highly recommend all of Beardsley Products. I have gotten more compliments on my beard since using it. And the most important one is from my girlfriend who has just been in love with my beard since using Beardsley products. She can not keep her hands off my beard. That is a win win in my book. Keep up the great work Beardsley, and Beard On!

Stop by and check out Beardsley at www.beardshampoo.com it is worth it.

Product review by D²

BEARd Oil Co.: BEARd Oil Leather Review

BEARd Oil Leather Review

I have to start this review with how happy I was to try out a leather scented beard oil. First thing I did was open that bottle and take a big whiff, and was my nose not let down as I took in a wonderful aroma of leather. Gave me the feeling I was sitting in a brand new car. Granted the aroma is not overpowering at all, nice and light.

Made of Avocado, Argan, Jojoba, and Leather essential oils. Warning Argan oil is a product of nuts. This was the first beard oil that I have used with a pump applicator. I have to say that I really enjoy just spritzing the oil, no cap to fuss with after screwing on, nice and clean.

After using it for a week my beard was nice soft and very manageable. The skin under my beard was healthy and happy. Just last night I was at an event when a woman came up and said that beard is beautiful may I touch? Of course I said yes and she got in close and took in a sniff of the beard and said oh it’s leather!! Then commented on how soft my beard was.

I am very happy with this product and would recommend it to anyone looking for that leather manly smell. It is $15 for 60ml. Stop on over to beardoilco.com and check out the other products they have. You can also find them on facebook here.

Review by Dougie D.

Beardbrand Tree Ranger Beard Oil Review

Beardbrand Tree Ranger Beard Oil

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If you are looking for a beard oil that gives off a wondrous aroma of pine making you feel like you are taking a hike through the woods, then this is your beard oil. Cultivated by months of research and made with only the finest natural blends of oils, the main ingredient being Jojoba oil this oil will truly hydrate your beard and skin while softening your beard.

Within 3 days of using this product my beard has become so soft to the touch that people IMG_8057have commented on how soft it feels and women want to cuddle up close to my beard. This product is wonderful it is a nice light oil not weighing down your beard or leaving your beard greasy. A 1 ounce bottle costs $25 and should last you about a month. That is how long mine is lasting.

I can not recommend this oil enough! It really has become my favorite beard oil to use. Beardbrand has done a wonderful job with this beard oil. It is one product I will be supporting and buying much of in the future.

Beard On!

Review by Dougie D.

You can check out Beardbrand at beardbrand.com or https://www.facebook.com/Beardbrand

Styling your beard / Beard in the Hat

I knew it had to happen sooner or later.  I just needed to face the facts.  As fantastic as a set of fierce Chops are, they don’t always fit into a Sideburn category especially when they are loaded with hairspray and pointing up to the heavens!!  Now normally this situation puts me into a Partial Beard category for facial hair competitions.  However, the recent NYC competition in Irving Plaza on Dec 7th did not allow for Partial beards to use styling aides either.  So, I was faced with the dilemma of having to participate in the freestyle (a generally full beard) category with approx 50% less face hair than my competitors.

What is a beardo to do????

Well… What I did was to create the ‘Beard in the Hat’.  To pull this off I needed to imagine what a bearded Cat in the Hat could be and how a guy with Chops could really pull off a good creative look all while trying to beat out other folks with more fuzz on their faces.

I settled on a mental image in my head and immediately knew I was going to need help.  I did what every self-respecting beardo does… ask his wife for help styling his beard!!  Luckily she agreed and was even excited about the design.

Next, I talked to a fellow beardo, Misled Cincinnati, about the best way to color hair without bleaching.  As I always say, when in doubt private message a beardo with right experience.  He recommended a relatively cheap and water soluble hair paint that is carried at party stores nationwide.

So I have the design, I have the help, I have the paint… apart from finding some costume accessories (red bow and a real goldfish) it was time to execute!

Firstly, let me just tell you that the bathroom at our room was not ventilated.  Furthermore, between the fumes and the actual paint, I recommend applying the paint outside.  In order to get a rich red color from my dark brown hair, we needed to first coat my chops entirely in the white spray.  Now, if I was Jim Daly all I would have needed was the red paint!!  So, if you are getting into a venture like this, you’ll need to test it out on your beard initially.  Otherwise, to successfully go from dark hair to light/white, is to take small bunches of hair and spray them until all your hair is evenly colored.  Simply spraying the outside doesn’t penetrate within the beard deep enough to produce a rich color.  Also, holding your breath and using pieces of cardboard are key to minimize huffing and accidental coloration.  My Chops used up 4 cans of white (3 oz at $3 per can locally) between 2 coats and some touch up work.

We let this dry, for about 15 mins, and then sprayed in the red.  We already knew the design 1526538_724459904232397_448787811_nso we had the hair bunched and clipped appropriately.  Here is where the cardboard is come into play; if you are doing more than one color you will need something firm to hold in order to block overspray.  In fact, we even found some card board with angles and that really helped to follow the hair line on my cheeks and across my moustache.

Here’s where things got interesting.  When this particular “paint” dried, it was kind of powdery and tweaking the hair caused the powder to blow off and effectively fade the color.  The white began looking more grey, with my dark hair underneath, and the red began looking pink.  So, at this point, it is a must to use hairspray.  However, you only need a light coat to lock in the paint.  Also hold off on using the blow dryer just yet.  The blow dryer will firm up the hair spray and make your beard difficult to style.

If you’ve made it this far, the world is your oyster, you have a beard, it is colored, and you’re 1488036_724460220899032_89351307_nready to style… make it kick ass!  For the Beard in the Hat, we took an actual large stick candy cane and wrapped my Chops around it, so that we had a proper and reasonable looking diameter.  We tried very hard to keep the colors separate and minimize any gaps between the white and red in order to maintain the appearance of a solid volume in the stripping.  It took about 4 hours of “painting” and about an hours’ worth of styling to finalize the look.  I didn’t place at the competition, but based on a request for pictures I’m fairly certain I was the crowd favorite.  It was a great time, with great people, for a good cause… and that is what really matters.  Beard on!

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In summary:

  1. Think about your face, your face hair, and how you can accentuate with you chose style
  2. Get someone else excited about the design and the process, ask them for help even if you think you don’t need it.  Hey they might end up giving you a different take or an idea for the next time!
  3. Contact a fellow beardo and get advice before spending time and money
  4. Spray in color, lock in color, and style!
  5. Start early, having a fantastical beard and going to random places throughout the day will get you noticed and, with any luck, you’ll probably makes some friends
  6. Relax, you have a beard, it is awesome, you are awesome… good things are going to happen!
  7. Enjoy… Oh yeah and promptly shower BEFORE going to bed, trust me!!

Article by: Anthony “TheStash” Fontes

The Bearded Avengers! Club of the month December

The Bearded Avengers!

By: Kyle Coots-President & Founder of BABAV Logo

They always say the first line of an article is the breaking point to the reader if they will stay interested in the story or not. Its always smart to start with a quote, Grab the reader’s attention right away. Who better to quote then Tony Stark with a little twist: “  You can take away my suits, you can take away my home, but there’s one thing you can never take away from me: I Am The Bearded Avengers!”

The Bearded Avengers were formed by Kyle coots and his fiancée Jamie brown. Looking up to Super Heroes as I grew up and my father always Kyle Cootshaving a mustache I knew that eventually I to One day would have facial hair and wear it proudly like my father. I always wanted to be a Super Hero, but with No powers I had to find a way to become my own version of a Super Hero . In late 2012 the calling came! I always had a beard but would shave it off when it was too hot, for jobs, etc. But when I learned about Beard and Mustache Charity competitions and took First Place in Full Beard/Styled Mustache at Chicago Beardsmen Innagural OktoBeard Fest 2013, I felt that I finally found my home and where I could be my own Super Hero, Nick fury said “ I still believe in Heroes” and I to agree that there are heroes out there.  I then realized what kind of Hero I was set out to be. A Bearded Avenger!

But being a Super Hero can be lonely at times. So I set out on the quest to find my Beard Avenger Brother Hood! It was a Slow Journey threw many different villans. At last though located in Indiana were Two more Hero’s searching for a group of Facial Haired Brothers to Join Forces with and Fight for the common decency in all that needs help.

Josh Reed in Angola,Indiana had been watching from the dark about The Bearded Avengers Josh Reedand Growing an Amazing Beard started to reach out  and show interest in being a club member and wanting to compete and help those that are in need threw Facial Hair Glory!  Josh says “ I like to think my beard showed me the way.A Beard is never wrong!” Is Why he chose to join forces with The Bearded Avengers.  Being a freestyler he uses A LOT of Got2b products to make an Award Winning Freestyle Beard! But when its time to tame the beast he uses “ Honest Amish Beard Balm”.Recently taking First Place at MBMC 1st Annual Beard and Mustache Competition and having the beard glory running threw his blood coming from a family with a great beard growing abilities he feels he will be a tough competition. Watch Out Freestylers! Being inspired from every bearded person he meets threw competitions and not really being a fan of shaving “ Who is?! Lol” gives him the motivation to keep growing He says “ You Will Never Know Until You Grow!”

Looking for another Facial Haired Hero and Not having to look too far I found the next Club BigNastyMember.The Next supreme Bearded Being to add to The Bearded Avengers! Finding this New member was threw a fellowed Mustached Brother  James Erb VP of The Bearded Avengers. BigNasty Matt Johnson always wanted to compete but never really had the right people to reach out to about this glorious competition of Man! But I kept my eye out and reached out to BigNasty and asked him to join.The man is very Dedicated and Excited about making an alliance and helping out the greater good! Being raised in a home his Father always wore a beard,as soon as the stubbles came in on the chin he didn’t let that get thin! James Erb Vp was out scouting and sending very dedicated and ready competitors to the club. “Nothings too Expensive when it comes to Beard Care”

The Bearded Avengers have a code to Being a Facial Haired Hero:

“As a Beaded Avenger it is are duty to be are own Super Hero,To grow and never shave and always be there to Save the day,and Fight for the cause of the Good Inside Each person”

The Bearded Avengers want to be a club that stands out as Heroes for the little guys,being a Facial Haired Icon to show that it may seem that you feel alone but always know that we are there with you! The club will be hosting a Charity Beard and Mustache Competition called “Figure Bearded 8” at Figure Eight Brewing located in Valparaiso,Indiana, March 1,2014 to raise funds for The National MS Society ! We all know someone affected by some form of a horrible disease and these facial haired brothers are trying to do there part to help Fight Back with One Beard at a Time! “You Know its Moments Like These when I realize How Much of a Super Hero I am”- Tony Stark

Today is WPBMA Championships 8

We are getting prepped and ready to head down to Oil City, Pa for the WPBMA Championships 8. We hope to meet many of you who are following us and friends with us on Facebook. Looking forward to some great conversation, wondrous beards and mustaches, and some drinks. Look for Rob J. and Anthony “TheStash” they will be rocking our new t-shirts. (Which are for sale by the way for $25)

What a great way to start the weekend. We will have a review of the competition up sunday of the event if not sooner.

Beard On!!

WPBMA Championships 8

Go check out the 8th annual beard and mustache championships in oil city Pennsylvania. There is no cost for admission or to compete. We will run multiple categories for men and women. If you were a winner last year please contact me as I can put names on shirts for this year. I apologize for short notice, but we had a lot of debate as to whether we were going to do it this year or not.
Categories:
Full Beard Natural (12in or less)
Full Beard Supernatural (12in+)
Goatee
Mustache ( any style only mustache is judged)
Mustache Natural
Sideburns
Freestyle
Womens artificial realistic
womens artificial creative
Scruff (1in or less)
Garibaldi
Categories are subject to change to ensure good fair competition

You will be able to hang out and talk with Rob the Co-Owner/COO of “We Are Facial Hair”, and Anthony “TheStash” who is our Competition reviewer.

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