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F.A.Q

The Moustache Wax is hard/how do I apply Moustache Wax?

Moustache wax is always kind of hard. The harder it is the better it is at holding your moustache in position after application. The tin may need slightly warming, but only as much as say its been in your pocket for a while. You can also heat it up with a blow dryer or try running the closed tin under hot water for a few minutes. 

What about men with moustaches?

You can use our Urban Beard moustache wax to give your moustache nutrients and hold at the same time. Perfect for when you decide to curl the ends of your moustache and look like a debonair distinguished gentleman.

What is beard butter?

Our beard butter is a non-greasy alternative to beard oil. Its consistency is pretty thick, which adds control and holds your beard down. Yet it is still easily absorbed into your beard and skin. Our beard butter has a matte finish and a zesty invigorating minty scent, which will leave you feeling fresh. A dime size amount is all you need to use for each application since the beard butter is quite thick. As the old saying goes 'less is more'.

Why should I grow a beard?

Logically, the question ought to be: Why NOT grow a beard? But shaving is the norm and letting the beard grow is the exception. So, it may require a bit of courage to take the decision to grow a beard. Once that decision is taken, it is easily reversed upon second thought. And another would-be beard disappears. When you see a man with a full-grown beard, you know he made the decision to be bearded and he had the character to stick with it.

How can I keep my beard clean?

Just like your hair, wash and shampoo your beard regularly. A mild shampoo like Urban Beard's shampoo bar is easier on your skin than a regular head shampoo. After shampooing, you should use Urban Beard cleansing conditioner. Be sure to rinse thoroughly. Failure to rinse sufficiently may result in flaking. Gently pat and wipe your beard dry with a towel. Use Urban Beard oil to help make your beard feel softer and smoother. If you still have some stray hairs sticking out, our Urban Beard balm will keep those bad boys down and in check. Finish up by combing your beard and moustache with our Urban Beard comb to remove tangles.

Why a special shampoo for beards?

When washing their beards, most men just let whatever drips down from washing their hair do the job. But regular shampoo is harsh on facial skin, and beards are directly exposed to foods, drinks, and smoking products - so they need to be treated better. Urban Beard shampoo's mild-flavoured organic formula makes it a pleasure for a man to wash his beard as often and as thoroughly as he likes.

Can you use beard shampoo on your hair too?

Yes. What's good for your beard is also good for your hair, especially since Urban Beard products are 100% organic. It's a good idea to use beard shampoo on your hair, but not a good idea to use hair shampoo on your beard.

How much beard oil should I use?

It really does depend on a number of factors, each of which is going to dictate how much beard oil you’re going to need, but the basic guide is: short beards 3 – 4 drops, medium beard 5 – 7 drops, long beards 8 plus drops. Realistically the only way to find out how much you will need for your beard is by trial and error. Beard length, beard thickness, hair type and skin type all play major roles in determining how much oil you'l be using.

What if I am just starting to grow a beard?

When you stop shaving, your skin may react by producing more dead cells. They often get trapped in the bristles of the new beard growth, causing irritation. Frequent washing with Urban Beard's shampoo bar is an excellent way to avoid this problem. There is also our beard oil. Many new beard growers find that the organic botanical ingredients in Urban Beard oil are especially soothing to the skin in the first few weeks of growth.

I have a full beard, and it's out of control. How can I tame my mane?

Beard hair is often coarser than the hair on your head. While you may just need to run a brush or comb through your hair, your beard needs a little bit of weight to keep the frizz to a minimum. Urban Beard butter and balm products have essential oils and Carnuba wax that tame and smooth your beard. Remember, just a dab will do. Rub a small amount (think quarter size, not shot glass) on your beard from root to tip after you shower. Last but not least, visit a barber to help clean up the shape of your beard if it's getting too crazy. 

Why use an organic wax over a petrochemical based one?

Not only will organic wax give you a great, safe hold - but usually the ingredients in organic waxes will penetrate the hair shaft giving your moustache or beard a deep conditioning, thus strengthening the bristles over time. Petroleum Jelly (petrochemical) does not penetrate the hair shaft, but coats it, creating a moisture barrier.

Why do you use Amber Glass Bottles?

We use amber glass bottles for better UV protection. Amber bottles can filter out blue and ultraviolet light. The problem with blue bottles is that they allow the blue light in and this is not good for essential oils, skin or beard care products. When you protect the ingredients from the harmful UV rays, you are extending the shelf life of the essential oils and maintaining their antioxidant properties.