Every now and then, you see an ad for a product that sounds just too interesting to pass up. Billed as the world's first beard pomade, this was definitely one of those products. The innovative minds at Bossman Brand already hit a home run with their unique beard jelly, their latest creation doubles down on the unique factor. What exactly is beard pomade? Is it another one of those products that you didn't even know you needed until you first tried it? Or is it just a glorified balm? Lets give it a try and find out...
From everything I've read about the "Magic" scent, it's one people either love or hate. I personally really enjoy this scent, and this particular product seems to be a bit more faithful to the description than I found the jelly to be...The most prominent notes seem to be sandalwood and patchouli, but there is definitely a great vanilla and cedar present, as well as a topnote of bergamont (I dont get a ton of frankinsence, however, but there's definitely a lot going on in the scent here)...oddly enough I get another note that I can't describe without sounding like a bit of a douche, so I'll just come on out and say it; freshly minted money (It's difficult to describe, but if you've ever smelled a stack of crisp cash, you'll know exactly the scent I'm talking about). The scent is pretty strong, which I really like, but if you're sensitive to scents or work in an enclosed environment with people who are, you may find a bit of an issue with that. Longevity is off the charts, to the point you'll notice your beard still smells like you just applied this stuff the next day (again, this may be a good or bad thing depending on how much scent you like in your beard care products).
How does it work?
Scoop out a bit of this product and warm it in your hands...you'll notice that it doesnt become clear, in fact, it will show up as white once you start to work it into your beard (don't worry, it becomes clear with a quick combing). This stuff is definitely unique, and in an awesome way, offering ridiculous amounts of hold and control (I have some rogue curls that always like to pop up around the edges of my beard, no matter how well I blowdry and comb, or how much product I apply...this finally got them to mind their manners). You can eliminate the term "flyaways" from your vocabulary after using this product, because you just wont experience them anymore, and on those mornings when you wake up with a gnarly case of bedbeard, this is the only thing you'll need to reach for (well this and a comb or brush, of course). It also requires zero re-application (if your beard gets a little messy, just a quick combing is all you need to reactivate it, and be looking presentable again). My only minor quibble with the performance of this product is that it does tend to feel a bit "heavy" on your beard...not greasy, not stiff, just "heavy", like your beard never completely dried after getting out of the shower or something...but this is a minor thing, and the pros of this product definitely outweigh the cons.
The bottom line
This product is really like nothing you already have in your beard care arsenal (the thing that I can say it most closely resembles in my collection is the styling balm by Beardbrand, but just all around more intense). Depending on how much hold you require (and believe me, my beard requires a ton on its "wilder" days) this is something that's good to have close at hand. You may not find yourself reaching for it every day, but on those days when you need a little something extra to make your beard do what you want it to, you'll be glad that you have it. I don't necessarily think that people with shorter beards will get as much benefit from it, but even then, it is still worth picking up just because of how different it is from anything else.
Ingredients: Water, Mango Seed Butter, Cocoa Seed Butter, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lanolin Wax, PVP, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Tribehenin, Ceteareth-25, Phenoxyethanol Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid
$19.95 at bossmanbrand.com