Pomades have similar benefits to traditional beard oil - the major difference being the sealing quality of balms. Many old-fashioned balms were manufactured with petroleum jelly, which will very quickly clog pores underneath the beard. Do not partake in such things. Among others, the Imperial Drifter's pomades are crafted with pure coconut oil, raw beeswax & shea butter. Unlike beard oils, pomade includes a large amount of raw beeswax, which contributes to both sweet fragrance and nourishment, as well as the ability to style and shape the beard.
To use, simply scrape out a small amount of pomade into the palm of your hand. An amount the size of a pea is plenty. Rub the balm between your palms to emulsify, warm and loosen. Rub your hands and fingers through your hair and/or beard as you see fit, making sure to apply enough to the skin underneath your hair/beard. You may also choose to use a brush (e.g. a natural boars hair shave brush). The follicles and pore of your hair and beard are expanded and most accessible right after showering or face cleansing. Applying an ample amount of pomade on a daily basis, especially in cold seasons/climates, is the very best practice.
NATURAL BEARD OIL
WHY USE BEARD OIL?
APPLYING BEARD OIL
We handcraft oils specifically for the beard with exceptional quality, using premium, natural oils such as Jojoba, Argan & Sweet Almond. The Imperial Drifter only scents oils with plant-derived, pure essential oils. Beard oil is intensely hydrating to the skin and helps soften and tame the beard, thus serving as its own styling agent. Without beard oil, the beard can very quickly appear chalky, flaky and ragged.
Your beard hair follicles and pores are expanded and most accessible right after showering or face cleansing. Applying an ample amount of beard oil on a daily basis, especially in cold seasons/climates, is the very best practice. A very small amount of beard oil is more than enough to eliminate the flakes and dandruff that will most certainly show up while growing a bounteous beard. Additionally, Imperial Drifter’s beard oil emanates pure essential plant oils and doubles as the most natural of colognes.
WHY USE MUSTACHE WAX?
APPLYING MUSTACHE WAX
Enriched with Coconut Oil and All-Natural Beeswax for a steady hold. We maximize our holding / staying power with our mustache wax. No "medium hold" here. If your mustache is long enough to warrant shaping it, let's not go half-way.
It's super simple: Scrape out as little or as much as you need, and gently work into the areas of your mustache that need to be shaped. Gently twisting your thumb and forefingers together will provide the classic mustache hold.
WHY USE PRE-SHAVE OIL?
APPLYING PRE-SHAVE OIL
If you have sensitive skin or are prone to irritation after shaving, our Pre-Shave Oil is a must. Pre-shave oil softens your beard so the razor can easily cut through the hairs, without pulling on your skin or causing irritation to the hair.
Next time you stock up on our Citrus Spruce Shave Soap, make sure to grab this too. Simply rub 3 - 4 drops of oil into the skin, wherever you are to shave.
TRADITIONAL SHAVE SOAP
WHY USE SHAVE SOAP?
APPLYING SHAVE SOAP
A quality shaving soap contains a high level of fat (vegetable or tallow) and glycerin. Glycerin, derived from vegetable oil, is important because it serves as a humectant, which locks in water and hydrates the skin. It is also an efficient emollient because it softens the beard and leaves the skin smooth and moisturized. The fat content is essential because it provides the necessary lubrication and protection for the skin during the shaving process so that the blade glides over the surface of the skin without irritating or nicking it.
The traditional shaving soap is lathered up with a shaving brush in a container – a mug, bowl, deep dish, and a jar or directly from a stick. To build up a good lather, follow these steps:
Wet your brush under running hot water or fill up your sink with hot water and leave the brush in the water for at least a minute. A SPANISH VIE-LONG BRUSH is always a good choice. Unlike synthetic fibers, natural hair is naturally soft and retains water like a sponge
Make sure the brush bristles have soaked up the hot water. The point is to retain the moisture in the brush so that it gets directly to your face to soften your beard hairs and open pores. Do not tap too much excess water off the brush.
Lather up the soap using circular motions directly in the container. At first, the bubbles will appear large, but as you keep going, they will increase in number and become smaller and smaller until you can barely see them at all. After 25 seconds, you should have achieved a thick, warm lather.
Apply and massage the warm lather with the soaped brush evenly across your face in circular motions. This will also increase the lather‘s density, soften your whiskers, and allow them to stand up, allowing the razor to sit close to the base of the hair follicle. The longer you whisk, the richer the lather, the smoother the shave and the more your skin will be protected.
Adding a touch more hot water will normally provide re-lathering for second or third passes, if required, without using anymore soap.
Empty excess water from the soap container and leave it open so it can air-dry.
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