Do you ever have those days where you just roll out of bed with the beard of a crazy person who runs around poking strangers with a rusty safety pin? You shower, condition, blowdry, the whole nine, and your beard still just wont do what it's supposed to...yeah...it happens to the best of us. What if there was an industrial strength product that had the hold of a stiff balm, but the conditioning properties of an oil? Something that can tame your beard on its most unruly days. Well, it turns out there is. So I'm sure you've seen the ads for this stuff that pop up on your facebook feed a couple of times a day, and you've probably wondered if this stuff is the real deal...lets check it out and see...
The scent is called "Magic" which is their name for a pleasant blend of vanilla, sandalwood, bergamont, frankinsence, and patchouli. I get mostly vanilla and patchouli if i'm being honest, although there is definitely a crisp bergamont component that becomes more noticable upon application. the staying power of the scent itsself is just so-so, I find it dissapates long before the jelly itsself starts to wear off (this, of course isnt really a problem if you arent into strong scents, or dont want it to interfere with your cologne).
How does it work?
In a word...awesome!!! Viscosity is of course off the charts (it may be unfair to use the same scoresheet to grade this as I do other oils...but I dont think there are enough beard jellys on the market to warrant their own category, so it is what it is) definitely providing more hold than even the thickest of beard oils. Conditioning is fantastic, upon application, your beard will immediately start to feel soft and healthy, but where this product really shines is its staying power, you most likely wont need to reapply at any point in the day. You'll even find that your beard will still feel super healthy and conditioned when you wake up the next morning. This stuff coats your beard in the most amazing way and just doesnt stop working. The only minor quibble I have is that this product doesnt provide as much shine as some, but thats not really a problem if youre just looking to run a comb through your beard for quick styling (and you can always follow up with a dab of your favorite beard balm if you're going for a more "finished" look) .
The bottom line.
Even if this isnt a product you could see yourself using every day, it's well worth picking up to have in your beard care arsenal. A real workhorse, and definitely a great change of pace from your other beard oils.
Ingredients: Soy Bean Oil, Beeswax, Castor Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Essential Oil Scent.
$14.95 at bossmanbrand.com