Commander’s Log

As the immortal Aussie ladies’ man, Errol Flynn opined:

“There is nothing like lying flat on your back on the deck, alone except for the helmsman aft at the wheel, silence except for the lapping of the sea against the side of the ship.
At that time you can be equal to Ulysses and brother to him.”

The Skipper

Lt. Commander Greg Keeley, USN (ret) is a Service-Disabled Combat Veteran.

He has the unique distinction of service in both the United States Navy and the Royal Australian Navy, serving in combat roles in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pacific during two decades of service.

A couple of years ago Commander K founded Pure Courage, Zero THC CBD, with the mission to help military & Veteran’s also facing down post deployment issues. More recently he an excuse to grow back his gnarly deployment beard, and Barber and Commander was launched!

Now a wanna-be farmer, goat dad, butler to Betsy Ross and Raylan Givens (his rescue pups), Commander K enjoys long walks on the beach, yoga and herbal tea.

Commanders note – the last sentence isn’t entirely accurate. The marketing folks figured it was more touchy feely than the alternative; Piloting a thirty years old  John Deere, hunting white tails and enjoying Kentucky’s finest bourbon (in no particular order).

The B&C Difference

The ship’s company at Barber and Commander is changing the way men approach daily grooming. By simply providing natural, Kentucky grown CBD infused products to make you feel like Russel Crowe at his swashbuckling best in Master and Commander, and smell as fresh as a sea breeze on Bondi Beach.

Product Names Explained

As retired Navy officers, the Battle of Trafalgar holds a special place. A story of pluck, daring-do and fearless swagger.

In homage to that terrible battle and the men who fought so bravely under sail, we named a swag of Barber and Commander products after Her Majesty’s Ships that fought at Trafalgar in 1805 – Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson’s most famous, albeit fatal victory.

The 104-gun Victory was Nelson’s flagship. Seawolf, Argonaut, Britannia et al, were HM ships of the line which fought in the most famous and arguably, most consequential naval battle in history.

All that, plus Lord Horatio Nelson was a one eyed, one armed, sherry drinking bad ass.

Orders take from 1-2 work days to ship, but usually within a day. On holidays and rare occasions of snow or other issues, your package may be delayed.

Our hair products are made in small batches for quality control. They’re usually made as needed for the freshest product on the market. No mass produced petroleum junk allowed onboard.

Pearland, Texas by our Brewmaster, Cody M – from organic hemp grown in Kentucky

We love to work with distributors and of course barbers, independent retailers and even a few ritzy salons! Contact us through our contact page for more info or email [email protected]

Barber and Commander is 100% Service Disabled Veteran Owned. We are honored to offer those who serve a blanket 15% discount across the store. Military, Veterans, nurses, healthcare professionals, law enforcement, first responders and school teachers.

All Barber & Commander products are backed by our 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase, contact our customer support team to arrange your free return and full refund.

Our extraction methods are pure and eco-friendly. Think of us as hemp distillers, using a process very similar to making bourbon to ensure the complete range of cannabinoids, terpenes, essential oils, and other beneficial phytonutrients. This yields a more potent blend and requires no harsh chemical solvents.
B&C employs cold press ethanol extraction. It is more gentle on the raw hemp, and extracts every last terpene. A vast majority of CBD oil is made via bulk C02 extraction which “burns” the hemp. It is cheap and fast – qualities the factories in China and the big guy’s love.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of dozens of non-psychoactive cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. CBD, and all the other cannabinoids, were patented by the United States Government in 2003 as neuroprotectants and antioxidants (Patent No. 6,630,507). CBD is non-toxic and has powerful anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties that work naturally with the human body’s endocannabinoid system to produce a wide variety of health benefits.

There are over 100 cannabinoids discovered in the cannabis plant that are being scientifically investigated for their health benefits. Cannabinoids are characterized by their ability to act on cannabinoid receptors that are found throughout the human body. Our body produces endocannabinoids and by supplementing with phytocannabinoids such as CBD, CBC, Delta 8 THC, CBG, and CBN we can help the body achieve peak performance.

Cannabinoid receptors located throughout the body are part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, mood, metabolism, hormone regulation, immune response, and memory.

Both hemp and marijuana are from the cannabis genus. The characteristic of having low Delta 9 THC is the single difference that most rely on to distinguish therapeutic hemp from marijuana. CBD and all the other cannabinoids taken from hemp are the exact same compound as those found in marijuana.

Cannabinoids work synergistically with each other and are more effective when they are found together versus when they are isolated. Our proprietary genetics allow us to naturally create a whole plant CBD extract that is highly concentrated in CBD and contains significant amounts of additional cannabinoids like CBC, CBG, CBN, and more.

The cannabinoid oil products we offer have several application methods. You can hold a sublingual dose under the tongue for 30-60 seconds (recommended for fastest absorption), apply the oil topically to your skin (can be applied directly to a problem area or mixed with your favorite moisturizer), or blend the oil in a health-conscious smoothie. We will include further dosing instructions with the product.

Due to federal regulations, we cannot make claims about whether full spectrum cannabinoid extracts can help with specific ailments. We do however urge everyone to research the widely available information online. You can easily find many resources about CBD, CBC, Delta 8 THC, CBG, CBN hemp oil and their possible benefits.

To ensure a safe, consistent, and effective product we use independent labs to confirm our cannabinoid products are free of pesticides, herbicides, mold, fungi, heavy metals, and mycotoxins. Our testing also guarantees our products contain the optimal amount of cannabinoids and terpenes.

CBD Grooming 101

⦁ Watch out for Pirates – It is super important to do your research before buying CBD products. Men’s CBD Grooming is no exception.
⦁ To the Roots – It is believed CBD Oil improves circulation which stimulates hair growth, moisturizes, helps to heal damage to the scalp and allows the protein in the hair to flourish.
⦁ Batten Down the Hatches – CBD oil is believed to, via proteins, make hair less prone to breakage. B&C CBD oil, may reduce the breakage for a fuller, more seaworthy beard.

Strong Rope is the Dope

Moisture is key to preventing breakage and promoting new growth. CBD is such a powerful moisturizer because it is loaded with vitamin E. Vitamin E is one of the greatest conditioner’s nature has to offer. It is good for skin, beards, and hair on the head. Not only will moisturizing make your beard stronger, it will add a luxurious shine and make your beard softer to the touch.
A long, full beard isn’t worth it if the hair is itchy and rough. Not to mention, your significant other will thank you for a soft face full of whiskers. The oil also tames the stray hairs and allows for easier styling. If you are a fan of fancy moustache and beard styling, CBD Oil will make this much less of a struggle.

Don’t Go Down with the Ship

The protein-building properties of CBD and its moisturizing power do wonders for beard and head hairs already grown outside the follicle. Hair loss happens a lot because of breakage. Hair strands that are dry and brittle are prone to just snap off like a bit of saltine cracker, preventing you from achieving bulk and length.
B&C CBD oil makes the strand stronger with moisture and protein, making the hair less prone to breakage. With a good CBD oil, you can reduce the breakage and grow a longer, fuller beard. If you have trouble growing hair on your head because of breakage, the oil will work to stop breakage there too.


The skin under the beard is just as important as the beard hairs themselves. It contains the follicles that grow the hairs, which need to be well-cared for. CBD oil seeps into pores without clogging them, which will promote hair growth. If you have problematic skin, the oil can also help with skin conditions, such as:
⦁ Redness
⦁ Dry skin
⦁ Itchiness
⦁ Acne
⦁ Inflammation
Maintaining a healthy beard will not be possible with out taking good care of the skin underneath. If your beard is itchy, lubricating the skin will solve that problem, and you won’t be tempted to shave it all off in the name of comfort. If you have acne or eczema, the oil can help to relieve the discomfort and appearance. You can even use it on the rest of your face if you have these problems elsewhere on your skin. It also is non-greasy, which allows you to sport it in comfort day or night.

Grow For Show

CBD Oil has long been believed to be of great benefit when it comes to the health of your hair and enhancement of hair growth. This is because CBD oils are made up of full fatty acids: Omega-9, Omega-6 and Omega-3. This combined with the high vitamin E content increases the softness of your scalp and the strength of your hair. CBD Oil is all natural, it improves the circulation which stimulates hair growth, it moisturizes and helps to heal any damage to the scalp and adds strength to the hair allowing the protein in the hair to flourish. They also promote blood circulation, which makes for a healthier follicle. Healthy follicles grow longer and stronger hair. Not only can it be used for beards, but it can also be used for hair on your head.
A long, full beard isn’t worth it if the hair is itchy and rough. Not to mention, your significant other will thank you for a soft face full of whiskers. The oil also tames the stray hairs and allows for easier styling. If you are a fan of fancy moustache and beard styling, CBD Oil will make this much less of a struggle.