Not enough is said about how awesome salt sprays are for beardcare (I suppose that's because there are very few beard-specific salt sprays on the market). So for those unfamiliar, salt spray is used to give your beard a little extra texture and a bit of hold, it wont make your beard feel stiff or "crunchy" like plain old hairspray might, but rather just give it a a little something "extra". It's an especially handy product to have if your beard has patchy spots or any sort of variations in texture. We already know that Beardbrand produces super high quality oils, balms and washes, but does their salt spray live up to its pedigree??? Let's find out...
So this is the third Old Money scented product reviewed here at V&T...and just like the balm and softener, I am hard pressed to say that It smells like oak, amber, and pepper exactly...of the three products reviewed, this may be the closest to the description of the three (I actually get a fair amount of oak barrel, with something amber-adjacent floating around in the periphery). The scent doesnt seem to last terribly long, but that's neither here nor there since this product seems to be intended to be used in conjunction with an oil or balm (or both). All in all, it's a nice enough smelling product, and compared to the chemical smells that we've all come to expect from most regular hairsprays, it's actually quite nice...
How does it work?
The kaolinite clay in this spray really gives your beard an awesome texture, especially if you hit it with low heat from the blowdryer, as you comb it through. If you have a particularly curly beard, it actually helps you maintiain a great thickness when straightening, and you dont have to worry about the sea salt drying your beard out, as there is enough aloe to keep your mane nice and healthy. Finish off with a bit of your favorite oil, balm, or butter, and be amazed at how awesome your beard looks!
The bottom line.
Another super high quality offering from Beardbrand. I have been using different salt sprays for a while now, and I can definitely say that this is one of the better ones tht you can put in to your beard. Again, there is the whole issue of the "gold line tax" that comes with Beardbrand's top shelf offerings, but as always, you as the consumer get to decide if this particular formulation is any more "worth it" than comparable offerings from their silver and white lines.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Magnesium Sulfate, Fragrance, Magnesium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Powder, Kaolinite (White Clay), Glycerin, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, and Potassium Sorbate
$22 at Beardbrand.com