How To: Care for your Beard

A first in our new series of How To’s, coming once a month. And we start off with a Winter Necessity, Beard Care.


You wouldn't use regular face soap on your hair, so it makes no sense to use it on your beard as well. They're both hair, and hair needs shampoo. Fortunately, there are plenty of great beard-specific shampoos out there that use special botanicals to help soften the hair and keep it from getting dried out. Just make sure that whatever you use you like the smell of, since it's right there by your nose.

We recommend - Proraso Wood + Spice Beard Cleanser -


Keeping your beard soft is the key to not wanting to shave it all off. A dry scratchy beard will be unbearable, and the way to avoid that is to use a beard balm/conditioner. A good balm or conditioner will moisturise your beard, and it will keep it healthy—two important factors in maintaining face comfort. A balm also has the added benefit of working almost like a styling gel, so you can keep that thing tame and not look like you just rolled in from eight years of living alone in the woods.

We recommend - Proraso Wood + Spice Beard Balm -


Baseball mitts, butcher blocks, and beards. What do they all have in common? You need to oil them. While a Balm or Moisturiser does soften your beard, a good beard oil will soften it even further, plus has the added advantage of warding off the dreaded beard dandruff. No one wants to see a guy with a dusting of skin flakes down the front of his shirt after all. And perhaps the coup de grace of a good beard oil is that it will make your beard smell amazing. And since it never leaves your face, smelling amazing is a pretty sweet perk.

We recommend - Proraso Wood + Spice Beard Oil -


Keep your beard from getting tangled and unruly by brushing it everyday with a comb or soft bristle brush. It'll also help spread the beard balm/oil you're using (as well as your natural face oils) to keep your beard as healthy as possible.

We recommend - Kent Combs (Huge Selection to choose from)


The final piece of maintenance for your beard is that you need to occasionally trim it. Beard hair doesn't always grow evenly, plus, as it grows out, you're going to want to give it a little bit of shape. Visit us at OFF - CUT for this part of the process (Beard Trim - £15)

Urban Rider - Winter Chill

Urban Rider presents Winter Chill

London motorcycle retailer, Urban Rider, is hosting a unique motorcycle inspired Christmas Market, Winter Chill, on the evening of December 6th 2018 at historic Greenwich Market. 

Urban Rider has partnered with four incredible motorcycle brands, Belstaff, Deus Ex Machina, Hedon, and Royal Enfield to offer an experiential Christmas Market like never seen before.  Winter Chill will bring the London motorcycle community together along with members of the public to celebrate custom and classic motorcycle culture in the run up to Christmas.

Greenwich Market is the perfect venue in London for this spectacular event, allowing riders to ride into the market directly and become part of the event itself. Motorcyclists are invited to bring their custom bikes to display and to marvel at the work of their fellow riders.  The event will be like no other Christmas market, packed with custom motorcycle exhibits, gifting stalls, and interactive displays.  Whilst live music plays, there will be craft beer and delicious street food stalls on hand that Greenwich Market is synonymous with.

Co-founder of Urban Rider, Will Starritt says ‘We’ve partnered with these world class brands to bring this event alive and celebrate a special time of year.  The evening will be a chance to experience the thrilling sub-culture of motorcycling up close and personal.’

This includes the opportunity to meet the Royal Enfield team, see their latest motorcycles and have a go on their epic Scalextric track. Belstaff will be offering the perfect Christmas gift of a custom hand pin-striped Christmas bauble for your tree whilst showcasing key items from their A/W collection and demonstrating how to hand re-wax garments.

Alongside this, the team at Hedon will be offering personalised embossed goods alongside their luxury helmets. Deus ex Machina, the behemoth of motorcycle lifestyle will be offering limited editions gifts with the opportunity of free coffee.

Amongst many other stalls, try the specially brewed craft beer from local brewer, Brew by Numbers and then have a go at screen-printing, your opportunity to take home the beautifully illustrated event poster by Max Lockwood as a memento of the evening.

The event will bring the motorcycling community alive with festive cheer and will be a wonderful evening out not just for the passionate motorcyclist but those interested in experiencing the first motorcycle Christmas Market in London.

The evening spectacular starts at 7.30pm, entry is free of charge.

The Winter Chill, Greenwich Market, London, SE10 9HZ.

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