I can't grow much of a beard; I can knock a goatee out of the park, complete with a handlebar-moustache riding topside. I hadn't even tried growing a beard in the last 30 years, but once we all started sheltering-in-place, I put my straight razor down for a while. In an attempt to achieve a fuller beard, I trim the goatee but let the thin beard on the sides grow. Consequently I end up with somewhat sparse but long hair on the sides. I'd never given any thought to oils or balms, but discovered Texas Beard Company and was so impressed with the bios on their website, I thought I'd give them a try. The oil has a great scent and smooths/softens the beard (especially helpful trying to go to sleep at night and you're not used a beard between your face and your pillow). The balm helps shape the growth and helps control the longer hairs. I assumed I'd shave once the world re-opened, but my 14-year old daughter likes it, so what'a ya gonna' do? (I'm told I'm lucky to have a 14-year old daughter who still talks to me, so I think I'll keep the beard for a while, and thus re-up'ing with another order when I run out). If I ever make it from Austin to Beaumont, I'll stop in the storefront to see if I can meet these guys in person.