Valentine’s Day gifts for your one and only!

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Alfredo Ortiz | 0 comments

We've put together some our favorite products to give to that special someone, or why not treat yourself to something nice!

Please visit our  V A L E N T I N E ’ S   D A Y   S H O P !

As we've learned, when it comes to Valentine's Day, chocolates, flowers and a fancy dinner are great, but you will need the perfect music to set the mood!
Here is our LOVE-INSPIRED playlist for V-DAY!

Want us to write your love a handwritten note? Please leave us a message in our "notes" section and we will include your V-day message.

Our Limited Edition -Victorian Oddities card- is included on any of our Valentine's Day Sets!


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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on December 14, 2016 by Alfredo Ortiz | 0 comments

Giving love is important but if you are also planning on giving a gift this holiday season here are some suggestions:

1. Leather Comb Sleeve with Pocket Comb by Us  2. Maple Chocolate by Mast Brothers Brooklyn   3. Bone Anchor Knife by Best Made Co.  4. Bourbon Toothpicks by Daneson

5. After Shave Tonic by Crown Shaving Co,  6. Wood Beam Anchor Bracelet in Antique Brown  7.TVR Opt 504 Vintage JD Sunglasses 8. Mini Shampoo and Conditioner by Rudy’s Barbershop, 9. Field Notes Original Ruled Paper Memo Book

10. Rios Slim Straight by Freenote  11. Winston Woven Chestnut Watch by Komono  12. Musk Candle by C.O. Bigelow  13. Ezra Arthur No. 2 Wallet  14. Beard Oil Sampler Kit by Us

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This holiday season, give the gift that keeps on giving

Posted on November 22, 2016 by Alfredo Ortiz | 0 comments

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Coconut Oil, Cold Weather and Pilgrim’s Hair and Beard Tonic

Posted on November 01, 2016 by Alfredo Ortiz | 0 comments

Coconut oil is a popular ingredient that is used in many natural hair products. Among its many positive qualities it can penetrate hair better than other oils and is an excellent moisturizer. As an added bonus it prevents protein loss and smells INCREDIBLE.

Unrefined (aka “virgin”) coconut oil, has a melting point of just 76 degrees F (24 C). 
This means it can be liquid or solid depending on the season, climate and even the temperature of where its stored in your home.

Every fat and fatty acid has a range of temperatures varying from liquid to solid. As a general rule, saturated fats like coconut oils congeal at higher temperatures than unsaturated fats. 

The development of coconut oil “grains” or crystals is determined by the melting point of the oil and the environment in which it is stored. We know this can be a little disconcerting at first but please remember your oil is perfectly good.

Pilgrim’s Classic Hair and Beard Tonic is enriched with nutrients of organic coconut, argan, jojoba and avocado oils, and will change consistency with colder weather. You might notice your oil has a different texture (don’t worry), your product hasn't gone bad and there is a simple way fix for this

1. Immerse the bottle in warm water for 5 minutes until normal consistency returns.

2. Have a radiator or other indirect heat source? Awesome! Simply place your bottle on top or in front of it for a few minutes and your Pilgrim's will return to a liquid state.

You can also warm
 the bottle with your hands although this might take a little longer.

And Finally, keep your Pilgrim’s Hair and Beard Tonic in a warm, dry area.

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We’ve been nominated by AskMen for “Best Beard Oil"

Posted on October 19, 2016 by Alfredo Ortiz | 0 comments

We're thrilled to announce that “Red Hook Classic Beard Oil” has been nominated for the AskMen Grooming Awards in the category of “Best Beard Oil"

This prestigious annual awards highlights the companies, individuals, and top grooming products that are having an impact in the Men’s Grooming Industry

Your support for us makes all the difference. Please take a moment to vote for us today. 

Thank you for reading and Thank you for voting!

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Soft Natural Boar Bristles for Your Beard

Posted on May 04, 2016 by Alfredo Ortiz | 0 comments

Introducing our limited edition handmade wooden beard brush!

The natural boar bristles are perfect for keeping your beard looking neat and tidy. The bristles are uneven so you can reach from root to tip in a single stroke.

Brush features our signature “octopus" logo engraved.

Lightweight for ease of use on-the-go, plus fits perfectly within the hand

Style your beard correctly and prevent hair from knotting with this iconic grooming accessory!

Beard brush measures approximately 5" x 1.75" 

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For the love of Balms!

Posted on November 06, 2015 by Mckenzie Santiago | 0 comments

It's about to be that time of the year - the time where you trade in your shorts for jeans, flip-flops for boots and tank tops for overcoats. But one thing typically stays the same, and that's your grooming regimen. That luscious beard you've been growing all year has finally found another purpose other than looking devilishly handsome - keeping your face warm. Now, all you have to do is take care of it.

You reach for your favorite Brooklyn Grooming Beard Balm and begin to notice your balm is getting a bit grainy. Have no fear! No, your product hasn't gone bad. No, there's no weird chemical reaction going on in the tiny tin. And finally, yes, there's a simple way to fix this.

One of the most used ingredients in grooming is shea butter. And it's pretty obvious why. For starters, this great little gift melts at body temperature - it's super easy to work with. Further, shea butter is a natural provider of Vitamin A, which has been found to not only be extremely moisturizing, but also can treat some skin allergies, bug bites, sun burns, frostbites and more. As amazing as shea is, it is the culprit to your grainy balm.

Shea is made up of a ton of super fats. Initially, when we produce balms, the shea is melted and mixed with the other ingredients. When the product gets too cold, though, the fats try to re-solidify as tiny granules. If you're into that, and the granules don't bother you, more power to you. The product is still 100% OK. But here are a couple of simple tips on how to fix that pesky shea.

1. Place your beard balm in a freezer bag. Boil water in a kettle. Make sure it's enough to cover your tin in a bowl. Once the water has boiled or the kettle whistled, pour the water into a bowl as deep or deeper than the beard balm tin. 

Let the water cool for about 30 seconds. Then, place your bag in the bowl, and put a lid on top of the bowl trapping in all of the heat. 

In about 5 minutes, your beard balm should be creamy and ready for the fridge (not the freezer). Use tongs to remove the balm, as it will be hot. After about half an hour in the fridge, your balm is good to go!

2. Have a radiator or other indirect heat source? Awesome! Simply place your tin on it, and in about 20 minutes your balm is as good as new - just a bit warmer.

Ultimately, any situation that involves indirect heat will most benefit your balm in getting it back to its original state. Some tips, though, include do not microwave your tin. It could produce some sick fireworks, but it would definitely ruin your balm. Also, reincorporating your shea may sound like a long process, but with all of the benefits it provides, it's best not to compromise it in any way. Finally, keep your balm in a warm, dry area.

Take these tips and get that beautiful beard back to its glory. Keep it smooth, and keep it kempt.

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