AUSTIN MEN ARE NOTORIOUS FOR WORKING HARD, PLAYING HARD—AND LOOKING GOOD WHILE DOING BOTH. WE ROUNDED UP THE BEST LOCALLY-SOURCED PRODUCTS THAT KEEP LOCAL GUYS LOOKING COIFFED AND OH-SO-COOL.
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In a town filled with magnificent beards, the humble mustache sometimes gets short shrift. Woodsman Mustache Wax and Beard Oil celebrate the full follicle potential. Woodsman has enough oomph to sculpt the most fanciful of curls, to soften the driest beard, but without using oils better left on the canvas. All-natural conditioners make sure your better half won't bristle. And since that masterpiece is right under the nose, it throws in a trio of scents fit for a lumberjack.
Eric Bandholz, 31, a graphic artist in Spokane, Wash., who writes about beards on his blog (http://www.beardbrand.com) uses Woodsman mustache wax and beard oil…
Phil Olsen, founder and captain of Beard Team USA (which competes in the annual World Beard and Mustache Competition), recently took the time to explain their appeal. "A good oil keeps the beard soft, shiny, and smooth," he says, "and, of course, the beardsman as an object of admiring attention." But beyond superficial appeal, beard oils are important for maintaining the health of your whiskers.
Why it's cool: The man known as Jeremiah Newton, who also sports an impressive face full of hair, started Bearded Bastard to help soften the burliest of beards and tame the unruliest of mustaches.
Products include the Woodsman mustache wax, Woodsman beard oil, and a natural shave oil, but the new Austin-based company is developing many new man-inspired oils and tonics, which will be available soon.
I just grew my beard, no trimming or sculpting, that’s a mistake most people make who are growing a beard, they shape it or trim bits, just grow the fucking thing, you’ll know when it’s time to trim, leave the bitch alone. Always put a beard oil or lube on it, I use a lot of the bearded bastards gear
The man known as Jeremiah Newton, who also sports an impressive face full of hair, started Bearded Bastard to help soften the burliest of beards and tame the unruliest of mustaches. Products so far include the Woodsman mustache wax and Woodsman beard oil, but the new Austin-based company is developing many new man-inspired oils and tonics, which will be available soon.
I must say that I absolutely love it. The scent is, well, woodsy: Texas Cedarwood, Sandalwood, and Pine Needle Oil. You’ll smell like a pack of wild mountain lumberjacks. Ok maybe not. As for the oil a little goes a long way, so apply it sparingly to one’s beard post-shower. The only thing I might suggest is a plastic top to help dispense the oil in drops as opposed to having to carefully pour it out. But that is be a real nitpicker, so I’ll stop. Aside from the quality of the oil the name is just tough as crap—I mean, come on: The Bearded Bastard?!
Ok, Lets get down to the good stuff, how it worked. Being the first oil I have used on my new beard, I was excited to see how much it would improve my beard. Boy, did the quality of my beard skyrocket. After using this product every day for a week, my beard became leaps and bounds softer. It was easier to comb and I will say fullness increased drastically.
Tell us about the best product you've ever tested for your beard.
The Bearded Bastard's Woodsman Mustache Wax and Beard Oil. If you've ever wanted to smell like a lumberjack in the middle of Alaska with an axe in one hand while using the other hand to slap a bear in the face with a salmon, this is the product you want.
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Those of you with experience know that the scent can make or break your beard and mustache care products. The Woodsman has a sharp scent that mellows within a few minutes, combining pine, cedar, and sandalwood. The Morocco is a sweeter aroma, hitting tobacco and vanilla notes. Both are balanced by a series of other natural oils. The blends won’t overwhelm your smeller but they may result in your friends lingering a bit too long after a hug.
This oil is warm and inviting and so reminiscent of an old-school gentleman’s parlor that every time I put it on it makes me think of my long-dead grandpa. It is rich with sweet tobacco (though it contains none) vanilla and amber and it lingers delicately throughout the day. I like this oil so much that I find myself saving it for a special occasion despite the fact that it is made for daily use.
Given that Provincetown was packed with hirsute men for its annual Bear Week, however, the products flying off the shelves were – as you might expect – the beard oils. I’ve never actually had my beard massaged before but Gerard gave me a thorough introduction into how to use the Woodsman Beard Oil they stock and I must say, it was one of the best impromptu ‘treatments’ I’ve ever had (if you’ve never had a conditioning beard massage I thoroughly recommend it).
The woodsman takes me back to when we had guys working out in the woods with a bulldozer. Something about the cedar, mud, gas… needless to say this smell is very masculine. Not overwhelming, though. The oil absorbs pretty quickly, which is a nice feature. The morocco scent is a bit too sweet/tobacco-y for my taste. It smells a bit like a hookah. I did talk with Jeremiah, the owner, about this, and he said that some people found it calming. not being a tobacco user, I would just opt for the Woodsman, so no harm there.
Great feedback, awesome products. I would say the woodsman might be my favorite oil thus far.
Ricki - How much time (on average) do you spend grooming your stubble each morning?
I spend on average about 15-20 minutes. I shampoo and condition it, I also put on a beard lube (from Murdocks of London) www.themurdockman.com or a great smelling beard oil from my friend Jeremiah Newton thebeardedbastard.com
Spring has spring and it’s time for guys with beards to start paying attention to what’s growing in their gardens! To help out, this week we’re featuring a variety of amazing handmade beard care products from artisans across the world. From conditioning oils to styling balms, we’ve selected the essentials that will keep your beard of any length looking and feeling great all year long.
This week I had the pleasure of reviewing the Woodsman Kit from The Bearded Bastard himself. The kit contains a bottle of Woodsman 1 oz. Beard Oil and a 1 oz. tin of Woodsman Wax.
Upon opening the package sent to me I was immediately impressed by the design and construct of the items. From the simple, yet elegant, laser cut logo and text, to the wood-wrapped bottle, I was swept off my feet from the get go! If that wasn’t enough to get you excited about this product, the wood has a very strong cedar scent! As soon as you open the package, you will smell the amazing goodness!
The Woodsman Mustache is a brilliant product for men looking to keep themselves naturally groomed and look good. Established in Austin,TX the Bearded Bastard offers a classic approach to the way men keep themselves physically organized and neat. If you are looking for a reasonably priced, naturally based grooming product this is the product for you. At only $14(etsy.com)
Well its already January, and those pencil-thin mustaches from No-Shave November should now be full blown man-staches, unless your wife has already shaved it while you were sleeping. January also means more of that cold, dry air that can wreak havoc on your mustache masterpiece. Woodsman Mustache Wax will help keep your Mo looking stylish and healthy by maintaining a strong hold while also acting as a conditioner. It is crafted from petroleum free ingredients including Beeswax, Lanolin, cocoa butter, and jojoba oil—while its Texas Cedarwood, Sandalwood, and Pine Needle scents offer a breath of fresh air to those around you. Take responsibility for your mustache, and give it the care it deserves. Ditch the dollar store wax and opt for Woodsman instead.
We mustache you a question, but we’re shaving it for later. Just kidding. Guy Manningham’s mustache is as permanently a fixture to his body as his liver, so in the immortal words of Lieutenant Arcot Ramathon, “Who wants a mustache ride?!” This just in: the mustache is back! If you ask Burt Reynolds or any other self-respecting man, it was never gone. That’s why fellow Mustached-American, Jeremiah Newton, embarked on the journey of a lifetime creating The Bearded Bastard, a company dedicated to the preservation of the mustache and beard. We can’t think of a nobler cause.
Whether it’s your best friend, boyfriend, or brother, sometimes it can be hard to shop for the men in your life. However, I have to admit that while researching for this shopping guide I started to get slight mustache envy due to all the cool products that are geared towards the boys.
Part 1 of my Holiday Gift Guide focuses on the scruffy fella in your life. He loves the outdoors, prefers American made products, and might even be a member of the Austin Facial Hair Club. Some suggestions on what to get him…
That ‘stache would be nowhere without his amazing creations. Jeremiah started The Bearded Bastard to get all of those unruly mustaches in order and to help men with scratchy beards get some action! Sounds like a pretty good plan, right? In just a few short months, The Bearded Bastard has won Chronicles’ best of Austin and has been selling in-stores and online like crazy! With The Woodsman Mustache wax, Beard oil, plus many more soon to come, Bastard will be one of the best selling mustache tamers in Austin and hopefully nationwide!