FAQ - Beard Grooming & Products & Ingredients.
What type of hair is my beard made of?
Your beard hair is known as Androgenic hairs or otherwise known as Terminal hairs. They are thicker, longer, and darker than the hair on your head (vellus hair).
How long will my beard grow?
While a hair is in an anagen phase, it will typically grow about 1cm a month on average.
Therefore if you grow a yeard (A beard grown out over a year) it will probably be around 4.75 inches.
Androgenic hair follows the same three growth pattern as the hair that grows on the scalp, but with a shorter anagen phase (active growth) and longer telogen phase (dormant phase).
1* The anagen phase lasts 4 - 6 months.
2* The catagen phase phase lasts 2 - 3 months.
3* The telogen phase for body hair lasts about 4 months.
What will make my beard grow?
The growth of androgenic hair is related to the level of androgens (Testosterone) in your body. Testosterone and its even more potent metabolite, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), are the two main male hormones that trigger and stimulate facial hair follicles to grow.
Using our Beard Tonic which is a caffeine-containing energizing ingredient that extends the anagen phase (growth phases). Preventing the active hair from entering the catagen phase and telogen phase, should result in longer more even growth over time.
What are Beard Grooming Products, and why should I use them?
Regardless of where it's growing, all hair comes out of the skin in the same way. Hair begins underneath the skin at the hair root. As hair starts to grow, it rises up from the root and pushes out through the follicle. Eventually seen as the hair shaft.
Why is this so important? Choosing the right products that reach the epidermis, dermis, follicle and the hair shaft will make all the difference in the quality of your skin and beard.
What is so different about our products?
We use African oils, butters, protein and gum in all our formulations. No other beard oil in the world (as far as we know) uses them like we do.
Baobab Oil - An excellent natural skin moisturiser, which absorbs quickly. Baobab oil contains Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. Baobab oil also contains Vitamins A, D, and E. Baobab Oil is readily absorbed deep into the hair follicle.
Marula Oil – Moisturing to dry, damaged hair and Moisturising on skin. Marula Oil is predominantly oleic acid and it also contains linoleic, palmitic and stearic acids.
Rich in anti-oxidants – catechins, tocopherols and flavinoids. Procyanidins (a class of flavonoids) promote hair growth. Marula Oil is tremendously stable, outperforming all known natural liquid oils.
Kalahari Sweet Melon Oil – Moisturising and conditioning to hair. Kalahari Sweet Melon Oil is rich in antioxidants and omega 6 & 9 essential fatty acids, these fatty acids contribute to the integrity of the cell wall and to the suppleness and beauty of the skin, while playing a role in regulation of hydration and restructuring of the epidermis.
Mafura Butter - Is rich in essential fatty acids and has a nourishing and revitalising effects on the hair. Mafura Butter spreads easily and is absorbed quickly into your skin without an oily residue. Mafura Butter will moisturise and soften your hair and it has amazing anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
Baobab Protein - Deeply nourishes and revitalizes the hair for greater manageability. Instantly conditions and softens the hair, reinforces strands for improved strength, returns elasticity and reduces breakage. Has anti-aging properties and has been shown to greatly reduce hair damage from harsh chemicals.
What does Non-comedogenic mean, and how does it affect me?
Non-comedogenic means that the product does not contain ingredients that are known to clog up the pores, which increases the chances of acne formation.
How often should I apply the beard oil?
It’s best to apply the beard oil after a shower, or bath as warm water opens up the pores in your skin so the oils can be absorbed. We recommend that you apply beard oil at least twice a day. If you feel your beard is on the dry side, you can use three to four times a day, just reduce the amount of pumps.
Beard oil is a subjective topic, every man will know how much oil he does, or does not like. Bear in mind, this can also change from day to day and season to season.
How much beard oil should be using?
As a guideline, we recommend 2 – 4 pumps for short beards, 4 - 6 pumps for medium length, for long beards, you can use 8 – 10 pumps.
You can also use 1/2 the recommended pumps a couple of times a day. Test drive and find the best dose that suits you and your beard.
How long does your beard oil last?
Our beard oil supplies 600 pumps per bottle.
Small beard - 3 x 2 x 30 = 180 / 600 = 3.3 Months per bottle
Medium beard - 5 x 2 x 30 = 300 / 600 = 2 Months per bottle
Large beard - 9 x 2 x 30 = 540 / 600 = 1.1 Month per bottle
*the above figures are just a guide line and for reference.
When is the best time to apply beard oil?
Anytime after after a bath or shower. This way, your pores are open and ready to absorb the oil.
When is the best time to apply beard tonic?
You can apply beard tonic just about any time of the day. We do however suggest that you DO NOT apply it before you shower or bath. Ideally, you should apply tonic before you apply beard oil.
What’s the difference between our soap bars and normal soap bars?
Our soaps are made from a combination of coconut oil, sheabutter and glycerine.
They have no added chemicals and are SLES free. Our soap is hypoallergenic, excellent for all types of skins. Our soap provides a thick creamy lather, moisturizes the skin and washes beautifully, leaving your skin squeaky clean. plus it has an awesome Spicy Bay and Orange Scent.
What about ordinary soaps and shampoos?
Off the shelf soaps and shampoos are not mild enough and may contain Sulphates and Parabens, which strip your skin and beard hair of its natural oils.
Natural oils are important to keeping your skin and hair moisturised. Using off the shelf head shampoos will dry our your skin and make your bristles course and dry out over time.
What does the beard balm do?
Our unique beard balm is a leave-in conditioner and styling aid all in one.
The High Street beard balm from a combination of waxes and Mafura Butter. It’s creamy, melts easily to an oil and spreads throughout your bristles, not just the surface. Mafura Butter is an excellent conditioner, with very little oily residue.
Our unique combination of Beeswax, Soy wax and Eco wax provide different levels of hold, so you can effectively style and tame your beard.
Tip: apply the beard oil, followed by the beard balm, then style with a comb or brush.
What are the benefits of the moustache wax?
First and foremost, It keeps your Mustache out your mouth, so you can enjoy a drink and eat a burger without any fur!
Secondly, it's a styling aid that assists you to construct a perfect handlebar.
Our Stache wax is actually a cream which is super easy to apply. It is a combination of Beeswax, Carnauba, Emulsifying Wax and Gum Arabic all emulsified in water. This combination of three variable hardness waxes and a gum provides a firmer hold with a natural look.
Wooden comb or boar bristle brush?
Depends on the length and thickness of your beard. The boar bristle brush is excellent for short to medium length beards, but if you have a long, full beard the comb will work better to comb out your beard. Whatever you do, don’t use cheap plastic combs, these tend to have sharp points, which scratch your skin, break your beard hair and pull your hair out at the follicle. Our wooden combs have wide, thick teeth to prevent damage your beard hair. wooden combs are non static and wont cause your beard to frizz. Our beard combs are made from pear wood.
When choosing a boar bristle brush, make sure that it's 100% boar bristle and not a synthetic brush (plastic).