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No-Shave November: 7 Essential Beard-Tending Tips + DIY Essential Oil Shaving Cream

Guys, this one’s for you!

Do you have a beard? Do you want one? Well as we’ve mentioned before, Plant Therapy loves beards. Our founder, Chris Jones, personally knows a thing or two about the bearded life.

No-shave November is upon us, which means it’s time to give yourself permission to let your beard do its own glorious thing for a full 30 days.

But growing a beard isn’t as simple as just skipping your morning shave all month; To keep that mane manageable you need more than just a scrub in the shower. Head-turning facial hair happens when you pamper your beard.

Our No-Shave November contest starts Monday, November 5th, 2018 and ‪ends Friday, November 30th, (2018)
Just snap a picture of your (or your loved ones) glorious beard or facial hair growth, and upload your photo to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #PTBeard and tag @planttherapy.

What can you win?

Five winners will each win a Plant Therapy Beard Set of their choice and a $50.00 Plant Therapy Store Credit! And no one is saying you can’t buy your own oils with that $50, maybe throw a little something in there for yourself too!

And while you’re working on your epic facial mane this No-Shave November, get $5.00 off a Plant Therapy Beard Set using code: BEARD all November long!

Here are our top tips to help you grow an award-winning beard:

1. Keep it clean

Dude, we can’t stress this enough. Make sure you wash your beard daily, as often as your hair. Comb after meals to avoid crumbs. Clean beards are kissable beards!

Tip: Don’t towel-dry your beard, it can cause frizz and split ends (long-haired gents and ladies have known this for years!)

2. Keeps stray hairs tamed

Don’t be afraid to trim strays, keeping things streamlined and well-groomed. Just comb your beard into it’s desired shape, and gently trim any strays with a sharp pair of scissors.

Pro tip: Don’t over-trim! Do one hair at a time to avoid accidentally slicing off a patch of hair you wanted to keep.

3. Moisturize

Add some of Plant Therapy’s All-Natural Beard Oil to your stock of grooming supplies. Beard oil moisturizes hair follicles and the skin beneath it, tames flyaways, eliminates flakes, and keeps those whiskers healthy, clean, and looking great!

Plant Therapy has two great-smelling beard oils: Smokey Lumberjack and Urban Fresh. Smokey Lumberjack features the essential oils of Patchouli and Cedarwood for a deep, smokey scent. Urban Fresh – with Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, and Lemon – has a bold, fresh smell. 

3. Use a natural beard balm

Many beard balms contain silicone, which does a great job making hair look shiny and smooth…but doesn’t offer any extra moisture or nourishment.

Plant Therapy Beard Balm conditions and helps revive your beard, promoting healthy hair growth. Our Beard Balm will help keep your beard together without feeling heavy or greasy, while naturally conditioning your hair.

4. Blow dry unwanted curls away

Curls cramping your style? You might not think of it, but the blow dryer isn’t just for ladies anymore. Blasting your beard while it’s wet with the dryer will help give you a straight, neat beard and tames curls.

5. Keep it combed

Invest in a good fine-tooth grooming comb, and use it regularly. A quick comb-through after a shower, when you wake up and after a meal will keep your beard clean and in check.

6. Embrace grays

No-Shave November: 7 Essential Beard-Tending Tips + DIY Essential Oil Shaving CreamThis just in: grays are hot. They make you look distinguished and add character to your face. Don’t keep your face shaved for fear of revealing a few silver strands! Ladies love a beard, especially one with a little salt-and-pepper.

7. We mustache you: don’t forget your upper lip

Unless you’ve decided to go with mutton chops or a chin strap (and we really hope you didn’t) growing a great beard means growing a mustache as well.

Keep your lips clear and clean by trimming under your nose and over your lips with a pair of sharp grooming scissors, and invest in a good mustache wax.

In celebration of No-Shave November, our aromatherapy team put together this manly essential oil infused shaving cream recipe:

Manly Fresh Essential Oil Shaving Cream

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Melt together Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Jojoba, and Fractionated Coconut Oil together in a double boiler. Remove from heat and stir in essential oils. Allow mixture to cool and harden. Put baking soda in a bowl and mix well with an electric hand mixer. Store in airtight container.

No-Shave November: 7 Essential Beard-Tending Tips + DIY Essential Oil Shaving Cream

27 thoughts on “No-Shave November: 7 Essential Beard-Tending Tips + DIY Essential Oil Shaving Cream”

    1. After reading this blog and seeing they have beard oil and cream I was thinking the same thing. Let me mwnrion this to my husband. He still hasn’t found the perfect beard oil yet.

    1. Kelsey, I have yet to meet a man who didn’t want to stick with our beard oil once they’ve tried it! It is just so conditioning and softening, he’s going to love how it feels. Plus, since it nourishes that skin underneath the beard, it’s likely he will start growing a beard that is fuller and healthier — and what bearded man doesn’t want that??

  1. I am a beard lover and want to get the oil for the hubs who is a hick kind of guy but if you compliment him enough he will be convinced to try it, ha ha.

    1. Kathy, I think he’ll be pleasantly surprised on how much he starts to love beard oil! It’s going to make his beard and the skin underneath feel fantastic 🙂

  2. I’ve been eyeing up the beard sets for my husband but wasn’t sure if he’d like both products. He just mentioned he would like a beard oil…so this set will now be u der the tree for him.

  3. I grow a beard every year and promptly shave it off every April. This looks like a wonderful shaving cream to try; definitely going to make it. Cheers!

  4. I bought the Urban Fresh beard oil set for my brother-in-law last year and he loves it. It smells really good. I would recommend it to anyone.

  5. Beard oil is my husband’s favorite! Thank you, Plant Therapy, for making incredible products that my whole family loves!

  6. I was just about to ask for a diy shaving cream when I found this… now it looks like I m going to ned to shop. In need of a coupon:)

  7. This is awesome! My husband has a small obsession with his beard so this shaving cream is going to be so much fun to make for him and I’ll have to get him the beard oil for Christmas

  8. My son loves his beard and it definitely needs some help looking ‘presentable’. 🙂 I have this on order for a Christmas gift for him because I know he’s going to love being able to tidy his beard up and be that much more proud of it! 😀

  9. Thank you, I have a very bearded man who likes to use my DIY beard products over the store bought, it’s so much more pleasant!

  10. My husband is full on duck beard. These are the tips he way looking for espessially the blow dry curly hairs! I will be buying beard oil and balm for his stocking soon! Thanks for the tips!

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