1 February 2017

My Great British Beard

It seems like I haven't posted anything beard related in ages, which is quite sad really because the last time I did, I said there would be something live on the subject every month at least.

Unfortunately that hasn't happened because I kind of had a bit of a fall out with beard products, especially oils.

All of the posts had begun to sound the same...I mean an oil is an oil no matter the brand - you use them all the same, they all come in the same kind of bottle with maybe a mix up happening in the applicator area, and if I'm being brutally honest a lot of them even have the same kind scent bar a few of those "lets be crazy to try and be different" kind of scents, but they just never seemed to work.

In fact I fell out with beard products so much that I was turning down some really great opportunities with some great brands because I wanted to stay true to my blog by only writing about stuff I'm 100% happy but I just lost my passion for this type of product.

My beard was feeling quite good too especially to say it had gone untreated for a couple of months...well I did wash it but not with anything special, just with whatever shampoo was on the bath side at the time.

But all of this changed when I started my new job a few months ago - the job is a lot more of a dirtier job than my last one and my beard and face is constantly getting covered in old dirt and grime.

So off I popped, to my draw full of products - many of which I probably should have blogged about by now - I know, I know, bad blogger!

But this is all going to change, starting from NOW!

Luckily I had quite a few beard products sat in their draw waiting to be looked at in there, some are very nice products too and I've refound my enthusiasm for them...the enthusiasm I had before my little beard blogger strop. 

A brilliant set of such products came to me from The Great British Grooming Co

 The product is designed to have quite a manly look to it with really simple, striking packaging which really stands out.

The range offers up four different products which I feel is a really good number - I hate shopping, even online shopping and I've lost count of the times I've ended up not buying anything because I've been so bogged down by there being just too much choice and too many products on offer.

A small, core set of products which do everything I need is perfect and this set offers me that.

The Great British Grooming Co has an ethos that they want to bring traditional grooming in line with the busy world today's man lives in and they do this by using quick fixing, multi-tasking ingredients that tick more than just the one box - they want to tame beards in minutes.

So lets take a look at the products.

First up we have the beard oil.

When I initially tell people I use beard oil sometimes I get laughed at because people tend to think grooming and using the oil is simply for vain purposes.

Not the case at all.
I want my beard to look shiny, healthy and well kept but when I explain this to them, that yeah, the oil does make my beard look better but actually it's main use is for skin hydration purposes as well as providing nourishment to the actual beard hair - thanks to the majority ingredient Argon Oil - a lot of people don't believe me or don't understand.

Until they see the results for themselves that is, then they are banging my door down asking to take all my oils away for themselves.

I don't blame them really, espe ially not with this one - this even won Highly Commended Best New Male Facial Product in the 2016 beauty awards.

Says it all really doesn't it.

And next up is the Beard Wash.

I think every man with a beard should own a decent beard wash, it's the first product of the set I actually ran out of and this one even found it's way into my gym bag.

I've had quite a lot of experience using different beard products and my overall opinion is that if you manage to find a decent beard wash then there's no need to use lots and lots of other products every day.

Those can be kept for occasional skin treats.

And this beard was is certainly one of those "decent products"...well it's better than decent, it's one of the best I've ever used.

It gives my beard a brilliant, really thorough deep cleanse, leaving it feeling and looking great.
The was is infused with subtle notes of bergamot ('aint got a clue what that is), cedarwood and amber, which when combined together give a really fresh, amazing scent.

Next up is the balm but xadly I can't say too much about this product because I haven't used it yet.
I'm not the biggest beard balm fan at all and I never use it on my beard and I don't plan to either - they just don't personally work for me, but what I can say is that this smells absolutely amazing.

Formulated with Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and once again Argan Oil you can see why it should be an irresistable beard treat - just not one for me - but if it's anything like the other products in the set then It will definitely be a winner.

And tgen last but not least is the beard thickening serum.

I've never used this type of product before but it has definitely won me over even though my beard looks quite thick already I do have some thin patches but this serum 100% gives it all a much fuller look.

The serum contains protein building blocks, keratin and Pro Vitamin B6 which all help to strengthen the hairs shaft, helping it grow better.

To use, simply apply a few drops to damp or dry hair - I prefer my beard to be damp - and then gently rub it in and wait to let the magic happen.

I really can not express how much I love this product because it has made my beard look a lot thicker, darker and it smells great all of the time too.

This is such a good set of products and after that glowing review, what would you say if I told you that you could win the full set for yourself (or partner or a member of the family who's got a beard)?

I know just what you're thinking...Wow Carl, you're the Man!

Well obviously don't just thank me, thank the people over at The Great British Grooming Co too.

And so to be in with a chance of winning a set all you have to do is visit the rafflecopter page below and complete the steps...

Good Luck.


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