Another salt spray that comes highly recommended...technically not a beard care product, but there arent enough beard specific salt sprays to get squemish about using a product "for girls" or whatever...results you can't argue with are what we're after here, do we get them from this spray? Lets check it out and see.
There's no kind way to say this...it smells awful...the bottle lists the scent as "tropical banana", but your nose will tell you that the actual scent is now and laters and melted plastic. Very chemically, borderline offensive. The one redeeming quality of the scent is that it isnt very strong, and seems to dissapate very quickly, once you finish combing it through and blowdrying your beard, you'll notice no trace of that weird funk.
How does it work?
Ah, so here's where this stuff makes up for its gawddawful scent. It adds a great texture like most salt sprays do, but where this particular spray really stands out is the fact that it leaves zero stiffness to your beard at all, just a soft, luxurious feel (Im assuming this has less to do with the sea salt and more to do with the kelp and aloe in the formula). If your beard hair is coarse, you'll find that this actually seems to make it feel a bit silkier. After a quick coat of oil and/or balm, you're ready to face the day with a beard that will definitely be turning some heads out in public.
The bottom line
So I'm not really planning on making a habit out of reviewing non beard-specific products here, but this is definitely something that performs well enough that if the manufacturers slapped a more masculine label on it and gave it a less "girly" name (maybe "Extreme Surfer Dude" or something as chuckle inducingly silly), I have no doubts that it would probably be one of the most recommended beard sprays on the market...of course they'd have to do something about that scent too...but at less than $6 for a decent sized bottle, you cant be too mad about it.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Sea Salt, Fragrance/Perfume, Dimethicone Peg-8 Meadowfoamate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Ex Trac T, Spirulina Pl Atensis Ex Trac T, Macrocystis Pyrifera Ex Trac T, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.
$5.99 at Ulta.com