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Yes, Real Men Can Drink Whiskey And Use Grooming Products

Every morning you wake up and look in the mirror. Who’s staring back at you? A construction worker? A CEO? No matter who you  are or what you do you have a morning routine that includes a quick hair style and shave. Here at The Holy Black Trading Company we think that regimen is underrated and it’s time it got some respect. That’s why every product we create is reminiscent of something you would see during the glory days of barbers—back when you could trust that they lived and breathed their craft.
We create our products in the spirit of that era, with patience and attention. Everything is handmade in small batches with the highest quality ingredients so you can be sure our products will get the job done. We specialize in doing things the old school way, but for the modern man.  A lot has changed since the heyday of the barber but it’s still a man’s world, why not look good in it?
Don’t be a man, be the man. Click here to see The Holy Black’s line of grooming products made especially for real men, from the discerning gentleman to the ruffian alike.


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Featured Products


Aftershave Moisturizing Lotion

Infused with Aloe Vera to soothe the skin, this aftershave lotion is alcohol free and is a great follow up to our whiskey based Aftershave Tonic. Moisturizing and cooling. Only available in small batches and the current batch is Gunpowder Spice scented. 100 ml bottle.

Snake Oil

Step Right up as we extol the virtues of this almost magical elixir! The Holy Black Snake Oil, is an all purpose grooming oil. Masterfully formulated for a variety of uses, including but not limited to- Shaving oil,  pre-shave treatment, beard oil, scalp tonic,  Anti-dandruff( for scalp and beard), Leave in conditioner, and anti-frizz. You could also probably use it to oil your razor to prevent rust, and even lubricate an electric hair clipper in a pinch.  A very important tool in your grooming arsenal.

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Gunpowder Spice

Gunpowder Spice is exactly what it sounds like, a mix between the classic Ol' Spice scent with the added aroma of freshly fired black powder. The smokiness of the black powder mixes well with the spices you remember from when your grandfather splashed it on. Shave like a man, leave the roses and lavender behind




The Holy Black Hair Pomade

Put down the LA Looks Hair Gel! Get with the program, man. Nobody's using that stuff no more. Pomade is back, baby, and this aint your grandpas hair grease from the 50's either. No more greasy gunk, no more oily stains on your momma's couch. This water based hair pomade is formulated to hold even the thickest hair all day long. Restyle with a wet comb and wash out with regular shampoo. Comes in a 4oz amber jar. Available in Bay Whisky Lime scent, because it is so fresh.


Bay Whisky Lime

Bay Rum has it's roots in the 16th century sailors and pirates that discovered that the oils in the bay leaves that grew in the Carribean could be mixed with rum to make a type of aftershave or cologne. Recipes have been closely guarded and many barbers in early American times would mix their own concoctions. This formulation is made from essential oils of lime and of the Pimenta Racimosa leaves with added notes of orange, clove and other secret spices.


How To Make A Shaving Brush- "Old Thunder" Build Log

November 19, 2015

A pictorial build log of one of our most popular custom badger shaving brushes.


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The Revival of the Art of Safety Razor Shaving

November 14, 2015

Safety razors have been around since the early 1900’s and they haven't changed much from the original designs Gillette introduced. The fact of the matter is, they work great just the way they are. One blade, reusable, replaceable, and ultimately disposable. Vintage safety razors are abundant and modern models are everywhere, so why are you still using a cartridge based razor? Let’s talk about the reasons switching to a Double Edge(Safety Razor) is leaps and bounds better than what you’re using now.



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Making The Best Glycerin Shaving Soap

October 05, 2015

So, as of late I have been reformulating my soaps and taking direction from all of the reviews and emails we get about the products. Some people have trouble lathering soaps with very high glycerin content. My soaps being of the meltable variety, they have a VERY high glycerin content

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The Virtues Of A Well Balanced Beard Oil

October 02, 2015

The Holy Black Snake Oil Beard Oil

It seems everywhere I look lately, there’s another company popping up making beard oil. It’s usually the only  product they make and they all seem to have the same ingredients and smell like everything under the sun. Unfortunately not every oil or oil blend is going to be beneficial for your hair, and you may just end up a greasy mess. There are a few oils that I recommend..

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