Cap'n Jim

How to get a THICK BEARD!

  Ahoy, Mateys! Let’s talk about thick beards. You know, the type a Viking would be proud of. Often the crew asks me how to get a thick beard. Well, mateys, this is what ye got to do: First of all, remember that individual beard hairs grow at a different rate. Some faster than others….

Cap'n Jim

All about the GOATEE!

Ahoy, Mateys! Let’s talk about goatees. They’re great to grow if yer mug is on the round side or yer chin isn’t as pirate-y as ye want it to be. One thing to consider before deciding on a goatee is the difference between yer skin tone and hair color. If yer hair color is very…

Cap'n Jim

Beware of the Ingrown Facial Hair!

Ahoy, Mateys! Let’s talk about a really painful subject: ingrown facial hair. Ye know how it goes, pirates. Ye shape yer beard by removing stubble from parts of yer face. And the next thing ye know suddenly ye get a little lump and it’s painful too. That little lump is an ingrown facial hair and…

Cap'n Jim

The History of the Beard!

Ahoy, Mateys! Let’s talk about our favorite asset — our facial hair! Why do we have it? How did it come about? Charles Darwin thought there was an evolutionary explanation. He thought beards played a role in sexual selection — the lasses prefer their pirates with some facial hair. Modern evolutionary psychologists have confirmed that….

Cap'n Jim

Shape Yer Beard!

Ahoy, mateys! Often the Cap’n gets asked what exactly to do with those facial whiskers. Well, swashbuckler, that very much depends on the shape of yer face. Yer manly beard should compliment yer mug. Here are some guidelines that every pirate can live by: If yer face is round, yer beard should be longer on…