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BRUSH-ON BEARD COLOR FAQ

DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR HOW TO USE BLACKBEARD FOR MEN?

Yep! See our Tips page for the best ways to apply and use Blackbeard for Men.

WHAT IS BLACKBEARD FOR MEN?

Blackbeard for Men is patented, water-resistant brush-on hair color specially designed for men’s facial hair. It is NOT a dye! It can be used on its own to touch up gray patches in your beard, mustache, sideburns and eyebrows, or even to touch up your roots if you use a dye and don’t want to deal with the enormous hassle of re-applying the dye. Arr!

IS BLACKBEARD FOR MEN SAFE TO USE?

Blackbeard for Men is hypoallergenic and non-toxic when used as directed. It was developed with a leading manufacturer of hair care and cosmetics products. The formulation uses only the finest approved and well-established colorants used safely for decades in other products around the world.

Blackbeard for Men has been independently safety tested by TUV Rheinland Laboratories, who pronounced Blackbeard for Men “safe when used as intended and under circumstances involving reasonable foreseeable misuse according to U.S. Federal Hazardous Substance Act (FHSA) Regulations and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Regulations for Cosmetic Products.” As well, it has been tested and certified 100% mercury-free.

Blackbeard for Men is not a dye, so it is ideal for people who are sensitive to the harsh chemicals in dyes. Most people who are unable to use dyes are able to use Blackbeard for Men.

However, some people do have skin allergies or certain sensitivities. If you experience any discomfort or symptoms such as skin rash, itching or dry skin, discontinue use of Blackbeard for Men immediately and consult a physician.

We recommend all customers do a skin test before using Blackbeard for Men. Put a small dot of product on your arm 24 hours in advance of ap-plying to your face, especially if you have known allergies or skin sensitivities.

WILL BLACKBEARD FOR MEN RUB OFF?

We’ve designed Blackbeard for Men Formula X to be resistant to smudging, so you can wipe your mouth with a napkin while eating and not worry about wiping away all the product. That said, a certain amount of Blackbeard for Men will fade or could wipe off with aggressive rubbing or face-washing.

Blackbeard for Men is not permanent color like dye and does begin to fade after appx. 8 hours wear (or more.) It may be wise to carry a bottle around for touch-ups as needed, just in case. Certain activities produce more wear and tear on the product. For example, surfing – after being out in the sun and salt water for a few hours, your Blackbeard for Men will have faded a bit (but will still look natural.)

Note that Blackbeard for Men may stain some fabrics. Wash with soap and cold water. Wash it off completely in the shower or else some residue may rub off on your towel after a shower. And wash it off before bed if you use light-colored sheets.

WILL MY FRIENDS KNOW I’M USING BLACKBEARD FOR MEN?

No. When applied properly, Blackbeard for Men looks absolutely natural. Some friends may not even realize how your appearance has changed. They may stare at you for a while trying to figure out what’s up, but may not even be able to put their finger on the difference!

HOW LONG WILL A BOTTLE OF BLACKBEARD FOR MEN LAST?

For the average user (well-trimmed mustache & goatee beard and sideburns) one bottle of Blackbeard for Men Formula X lasts approximately 4 weeks with average use, when used every day. Users with a fuller or longer beard will obviously use more product. For best results with Blackbeard for Men, we recommend neatly groomed to moderate facial hair growth. Unfortunately, you guys with Grizzly Adams or ZZ Top-style beards, Blackbeard for Men is not for you. Individual results will vary (greatly!)

HOW LONG DOES BLACKBEARD FOR MEN TAKE TO PUT ON?

Goes on in seconds. Just brush it on. That’s it! For most rogues with a well-trimmed beard, mustache and sideburns, it takes around a minute or even less. Watch this video below.

HOW LONG DOES BLACKBEARD FOR MEN LAST WHEN APPLIED?

Blackbeard for Men Formula X has a special long-lasting, water-resistant formula that lasts 8 hours or more with average use. Many of our customers simply put it on in the morning and forget about it. Typically you’ll still have about 50% coverage even the next morning.

While it is durable and water resistant, Blackbeard for Men is not a dye. It does fade over time and with wear and tear, face washing, etc., so consider having some on hand if you’re going to be out of the house for a while. We designed the bottles to be small and have smooth, rounded edges so as to be easily carryable in a pocket.

How does Blackbeard for Men differ from the leading men’s facial hair color product?
In several key ways:

  • Blackbeard for Men is not a dye. It is a patented brush-on topical colorant. As such, it is less likely to cause an adverse reaction than some dyes, which often use harsh chemicals.
  • Blackbeard for Men goes on instantly. Unlike the leading men’s facial hair color product, Blackbeard for Men brushes on in seconds and you’re ready to go. Dries quickly, too! Using the leading men’s facial hair color product is a time-consuming, annoying process.
  • Blackbeard for Men has no harsh chemical odor. The leading men’s facial hair color product has a bleach component which smells awful, and worse, you must tolerate it for several minutes. With that product you are in fact dyeing your facial hair. Blackbeard for Men is not a dye, but rather, it is a topical colorant.
  • Blackbeard for Men fills gaps. It doesn’t just color the existing hair – it can color skin, too. This can be very helpful for those of us whose facial growth is a bit more spotty. Finally you can have that full beard or mustache look!
  • Blackbeard for Men is more economical. The leading men’s facial hair color product gives you three applications per box. The gray hair never stops growing, which means the gray will be visible again after only a day or two! Within just a few days the colored facial hair will have grown out enough so that you have obvious gray roots. Blah! You would have to buy a ton of the stuff and apply it every other day. That would cost you a fortune and take a ridiculous amount of time. With average use, each bottle of Blackbeard for Men lasts about a month.
  • You don’t have to lose ALL the gray! Unlike the leading men’s facial hair color product, Blackbeard for Men is not a dye or bleach and isn’t “all or nothing.” You apply it to where YOU want to apply it. If you want to leave a little bit of gray for a more natural look, go for it! See our TIPS page for helpful hints on how to do this.

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS?

The patented ingredients in Blackbeard for Men Formula X have been safely used in cosmetics products for many years. However, some people may have skin sensitivity, allergies, or other issues. If you experience any of these or any other symptoms, please discontinue use of Blackbeard for Men immediately and contact a health care professional. Blackbeard for Men is for external use only! Blackbeard for Men Formula X has also been safety tested and found 100% mercury-free.

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Additionally, Blackbeard for Men bottles are recyclable and BPA-free. The bottles and brushes are made of the following:

  • Bottle is PETG (plastic)
  • Lid is ABS + AS
  • Wand and plug are PP

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING BLACKBEARD FOR MEN?

  • Look younger instantly! Users of Blackbeard for Men report chopping a decade or more off their appearance in seconds. Check out our before and after pix and see for yourself!
  • Self-confidence. Proceed boldly, knowing that the world perceives you as younger and more dynamic. You only live once. Make the most of it! With Blackbeard for Men, you’ll know that the world perceives you differently – better, stronger, faster.
  • Be more attractive. Why does having a thicker, fuller grayless beard make you more attractive? Because we perceive “greybeards” as old, and old equals tired and simply less desirable than new. Maybe it’s a psychological trick, but Blackbeard for Men users do consistently report being perceived as “more attractive.”
  • More opportunities for employment/advancement. Unfortunately, ageism is very real. In many fields, youth is valued while age and experience are treated with derision. If you’re looking for a job and you have a gray mustache or beard, unless you’re at the executive level, the deck is heavily stacked against you. Blackbeard for Men helps you even up the odds.

IS BLACKBEARD FOR MEN EASY TO USE?

Arr, you bet, matey! Application time is about 40 seconds. You just brush it on. If ye accidentally apply too much or get some on your skin, just wipe it off with a tissue. If ye want to leave a little gray for a natural look, go fer it. Blackbeard for Men Formula X dries in about a minute or so.

IS BLACKBEARD FOR MEN PATENTED?

Blackbeard For Men Patent Certificate

Blackbeard for Men has a non provisional utility US patent. The patent number awarded is 8679467

IF YOU WASH YOUR FACE IF IT WILL COME OFF? DOES IT STAIN YOUR SKIN?

Blackbeard for Men be water-resistant. So if ye wash gently, it should stay on pretty well. However, if ye scrub hard with soap and water, it will come off.

It is also resistant, but not impervious, to rub-off. In other words, if you blow your nose with a tissue or wipe your face with a napkin, it should hold pretty well. But if you wipe hard, it will come off.

Blackbeard for Men does not stain your skin like, for example, a permanent marker. It will color skin if you apply it there, but it is only surface-deep, and you will always be able to remove it completely if ye want. This makes it very effective at filling gaps.

IS BLACKBEARD FOR MEN GOOD FOR STUBBLE BEARD?

Aye! Recommend wiping off most of the product on the lip of the bottle and then apply using the side of the brush, very lightly. Then use a tissue or beard brush to tamp the color down and blend as necessary to create an overall stubble look that also fills gaps.

IS BLACKBEARD FOR MEN TESTED ON ANIMALS?

No. Blackbeard for Men has never, ever, and will never, test our product on animals. Even our Blackbeard for Men beard Brush is 100% vegan. (Many beard brushes use boar hair.)

DOES BLACKBEARD FOR MEN CONTAIN PFAS ("FOREVER CHEMICALS")?

Nope! 82% of waterproof mascaras contain these chemicals, which can stay in the body forever and potentially cause long-term issues (for example, Teflon is a well-known one). But Blackbeard for Men contains no PFAS 🙂 This from the US Food and Drug Administration: “Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a class of man-made chemicals, which includes PFOA, PFOS, and GenX. These chemicals can bioaccumulate in bodies over time and have been linked to cancer, thyroid disease, liver damage, decreased fertility, and hormone disruption.”

I ACCIDENTALLY GOT SOME BLACKBEARD ON MY MIRROR. HOW DO I REMOVE IT?

Blackbeard for Men removes easily from any hard surface using isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Just put a little alcohol on a tissue and rub.

SEASPRAY FAQ

WHAT IS SEASPRAY?

Seaspray is a proprietary caffeinated hair/scalp tonic formula created by Blackbeard for Men for daily use, meant to help promote blood flow to the scalp and to fight DHT, one of the causes of male pattern baldness and alopecia.

WILL SEASPRAY REGROW HAIR?

Seaspray by itself may or may not help to regrow hair directly, but its formulation has been shown to fight DHT, a known factor in hair loss. The other key ingredients in the Seaspray each have a role in fighting key factors related to hair loss, alopecia, and male pattern baldness. Depending on the individual and how far their hair loss has progressed, Seaspray may help hair follicles that are being choked off to thrive again. Seaspray is, in particular, a valuable tool to help keep the hair you have left and prevent further hair loss.

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS?

Water, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Panthenol, Arginine, Lactic Acid, Wheat Amino Acids, Soy Amino Acids, Arginine HCI, Caffeine, Serine, Threonine, Ubiquinone, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Tripeptide-10 Citrulline, Tripeptide-1, Lecithin, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 80, Tetrasodium EDTA, Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Germ Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Curcuma Longa (turmeric) Root Oil, Panax Ginseng Root Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance, CI 19140

DOES SEASPRAY HAVE MINOXIDIL?

No. Seaspray is designed to work in tandem with your minoxidil spray or by itself, but the product does not contain minoxidil (better known under the brand name "Rogaine.")

Research has shown that Seaspray's formula is as effective as minoxidil on its own.* Or used with your minoxidil spray as a 1-2 punch, Seaspray + minoxidil is shown to be more effective than minoxidil by itself. That is because there is a synergistic effect between the caffeine formulation and the action of the minoxidil.

*Please click here to view the research.

DO I NEED TO RUB SEASPRAY IN?

No, but it may help its effectiveness to do so. We recommend gently massaging the Seaspray into your scalp for 20-30 seconds, concentrating on the vertex (the rear/top area where bald spots form) and the hairline.

MINOXIDIL ONLY WORKS ON THE VERTEX, THEY SAY. WHAT ABOUT SEASPRAY?

Seaspray's hair energizer formula works on the entire scalp.

IS SEASPRAY STICKY LIKE REGULAR HAIR SPRAY? CAN I USE IT TO STYLE MY HAIR?

Seaspray is not a styling spray, it is a scalp/hair recharger spray. So it doesn't have the aggressive "hold" of traditional hair sprays, because that's not what it is designed for. However, Seaspray does have a very subtle "hold" effect meant to help increase hair volume and texture. With many men, Seaspray may be all the product they need. Others may wish to continue to use their favorite gel or product. Once Seaspray dries, comb/brush it through and your hair should have more shape, hold, and volume than without using Seaspray.

IS SEASPRAY GENTLE ENOUGH TO USE EVERY DAY?

Seaspray's formulation is gentle and made from natural ingredients. That said, individuals with known skin sensitivities, allergies or concerns should consult their doctor before using Seaspray. Always do a skin test before using any product that goes onto the skin. As well, athletes should be aware that the caffeine content in Seaspray could potentially show up in a blood screening.

IS SEASPRAY SCENTED?

Seaspray has a very subtle, masculine scent. We designed it to be pleasant but not overpowering, and not to conflict with any other scents you may use such as cologne or aftershave.

DO I USE SEASPRAY EVERY DAY?

Seaspray is a daily-use product. 5-7 spritzes a day when you comb your hair should do the trick. If you really want to load up, you can indeed do twice a day. We don't have research showing if using Seaspray twice a day is any more effective than once a day however.

SEASOAP FAQ

WHAT IS SEASOAP?

Seasoap is a proprietary bar soap formulation created by Blackbeard for Men. It has been designed to help create an awesome shower/bathing experience, to help moisturize the skin, as well as to be a good value.

Seasoap is made with a unique formulation of moisturizers and anti-aging ingredients designed to work in concert to help give your skin a chance to fight back against the ravages of time and environment. We recommend using Seasoap every day as part of your healthy skin care routine.

WHAT ARE THE ANTI-AGING EFFECTS OF SEASOAP?

A unique combination of moisturizers and vitamins give Seasoap its special properties to firm and strengthen your skin. Seasoap's key ingredients include:

  • Collagen - helps restore skin hydration, firmness and elasticity
  • Vitamin E - key antioxidant that protects the skin and restores resilience
  • Sea Kelp - helps to soothe rough and fragile skin
  • Jojoba Oil - anti-inflammatory moisturizer and skin barrier
  • Hemp Seed Oil - loaded with unsaturated fatty acids, eliminates dryness and may reduce the visible effects of aging
  • Cucumber Extract - soothing antioxidant which moisturizes and nourishes the skin and may reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles

*Please click here for more info and research on these ingredients and their properties in Seasoap.

IS SEASOAP GENTLE ENOUGH TO USE EVERY DAY?

Absolutely! In fact, We recommend leaving the Seasoap lather on your face and body for 30-60 seconds (or more) before rinsing to maximize its effects.

That said, everyone is different, and individuals with known skin sensitivities, allergies or concerns should consult their doctor before using Seasoap or any product that touches the skin. Always do a skin test before using any product that goes onto the skin.

HOW DOES SEASOAP COMPARE TO OTHER PREMIUM MEN'S SOAPS?

First let's talk size. Most soap you buy at the store will be 3-4 ounces. The leading premium men's soap (you know, the guys advertising all over YouTube) clock in at 5 ounces. Seasoap is a mighty, long-lasting 6.17-ounce bar.

Secondly, no other men's soap that we are aware of has similar moisturing/antiaging properties that Seasoap has. So while of course there are some great men's bar soap products out there, none of them have the same skin benefits and properties as Seasoap.

Thirdly, we wanted the Seasoap experience to be almost a mini-vacation. The soap itself both looks like the sea - with it's unique blue and white swirls (no two bars are the same!) but the design of the bar itself with the wave imprint, combined with its refreshing, fresh ocean breeze scent, act in concert to transport you to a lovely sea cove for a few minutes of serenity.

Finally, many specialty/luxury men's soaps we have tried stink. Literally. In other words, they have a STRONG smell. Some manufacturers think that men want to gag on their overpowering "masculine" fragrance. Seasoap however has a subtle yet bracing fragrance evocative of the sea itself. It is not overpowering and should not clash with any other cologne or aftershave you may use. We worked very hard to get the scent right, and we know you will love it.

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS?

White Granulated Sugar, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Sorbitol, Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Lauric Acid, Myristic Acid, Alcohol, Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Betaine, Sargassum Fusiform Extract (Kelp,) Vitamin E, Zinc Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hemp Seed Oil, Cucumber Extract, Jojoba Oil

GENERAL FAQ

DO YOU HAVE A MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE?

Yes! Blackbeard for Men has a 100% Risk-Free Guarantee. First-time customers may return the unused portion of their order for any reason and receive a full refund including shipping and handling. The request must be made within two weeks (14 calendar days) of purchase.

To return an item, please contact customer service via our form – click here.

Returns should be sent to:

Attn: Returns
Blackbeard for Men
3651 S. La Brea Ave #522
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Please allow two weeks to process your refund. Maximum refund: 3-pack.

WILL MY SHIPMENT BE CONFIDENTIAL?

For shipments within the USA, we ship in plain envelopes with “BBFM” and our return address. In other words, plain, unmarked packaging! Unfortunately, for foreign shipments we must complete a customs form which is attached to the parcel, identifying the contents. This is usually pretty hard to read by the time it arrives, but still, alas, we cannot say that the packaging is unmarked.

Also, Blackbeard for Men will NEVER sell your name or e-mail to anyone for any reason.