Hello to all bearded and non bearded friends and welcome to another addition of Beauty and a Beard, the first one of 2017!!
So let me just start off by wishing you all a very Happy New Year, hopefully you had a great end to 2016 and have had a great start to this year!
Now, let’s get to it. So a little while back I was lucky enough to be sent some products from the guys over at The Great British Grooming Co, which was a nice little care package consisting of beard oil, beard wash, beard balm and a beard thickening serum. So I’m going to break each one down for you guys right now.
First up we have the beard oil, which arrives in a 75ml bottle. The oil itself is a very nice consistency, containing a healthy amount of argan oil, which is great for conditioning, moisturising, and helping to reduce dry and flaky skin. So not only is it great for your beard, it’s also fantastic for the skin underneath too. Applying a good 2/3 drops should be enough to evenly coat your facial hair (depending on length/thickness, use desired amount). You can purchase this from The Great British Grooming Co website or from Superdrug, both at £8.99.
Next we have the beard balm, which is packed into a healthy 50g tin. Containing a mixture of shea butter, coconut oil and argan oil, you just know this is going to leave your beard feeling nourished and refreshed. It’s the perfect beard taming product and I have used this literally every day since receiving it. Again it has a lot of benefits to the skin as well, so say goodbye to itchy, inflamed and irritatated skin. Simply warm up a small amount inbetween the palms of your hands or fingers and apply. Available at The Great British Grooming Co website or from Superdrug for £6.99.
Next up is the beard wash, which arrives in a 200ml bottle. Now, out of all of the beard wash products I have used so far, this is one of my favourites to date. After every use my beard feels cleansed and soft. Not surprising considering it contains Pro- Vitamin B5 (known for keeping hair looking healthy) and argan oil. It also has a nice woody undertone fragrance to it. Apply a small amount to the fingertips and gently massage in to the beard during showering, and then rinse out. This again is available from The Great British Grooming Co website or from Superdrug for £4.99.
Last but not least we have the beard thickening serum, which comes in a 100ml bottle. Now I’ve never been a big believer of products that claim to thicken hair etc, and I have only used this a handful of times, but it has appeared to add some consistency to my beards length and thickness.
Now I don’t know if this is because it just binds the hairs and gives the illusion of a more thicker beard, or because it does actually work. I think I would have to use it more over time to get a full effect. That being said, it does contain Keratin, which does add strength to the hairs and builds the protein within them, therefor making them thicker. Applying a few drops to the fingertips and massaging into the roots does the job. The only ‘dislike’ I have with this product is that it is quite sticky after applying. Again you can find this at both The Great British Grooming Co website and Superdrug for £5.99.
And that my friends wraps up the review. All in all these guys have some very great products at some very affordable prices. It’s not hard to see why they’re featured in the likes of GQ and Men’s Health.
So, if you’re looking for a change in product, or just want to try something new, then I would definitely recommend this company.
See you soon guys!
Beauty and a Beard.