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Bossman Beard Products Review

Bossman Beard Products Review

Bossman Product  Scents

Amazon has a lot of Bossman products and it can be difficult to find information on the scents. After some snooping around on the internet I found the following information on the smells of the Bossman Products.

STAGECOACH – If the most interesting man in the world were a cowboy, his beard would beg for Stagecoach. This Texas sized blend of rugged leather, sweet tobacco, and aged Bourbon will make your beard look and smell like a gentleman as you belly up to any saloon. Saddle not required.

MAGIC – Warm and intoxicating blend of rich Sandal Wood and Vanilla oils that creates a clean base intended to highlight the Bergamont, Patchouli and Frankincense accents. It was the “original” Bossman Scent for a reason. This scent is perfect for close encounters, special occasions and the days when your beard needs to be as smooth as you are.

HAMMER – The every man’s scent that just doesn’t quit. Geranium and Lavender are masterfully mixed with Vanilla and Patchouli to bring you a strong mechanical smell for the blue collar guy.

GOLD – Our most fresh scent by far blending a mix of woods such as Cedar, Spruce, Sandalwood with a hint of Lemon, Bergamot, Lavender, and Saffron Spice. Gold gives off a clean and invigorating effect that makes any man feel like SOLID GOLD!

Bossman Beard Conditioner

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The Bossman Fortify Intense Beard Conditioner is probably one of my favorite beard conditioners. I use this every other day to keep my beard clean and soft. The 4oz bottle is a good size, you can probably go through a bottle a month depending on the size of your beard. The conditioner is white preventing discoloration of your beard.

I would wet my beard, and then work the conditioner through my  beard coating it evenly. Then I would leave it in my beard letting my beard soak up the nutrients while I continued in the shower.

After washing the conditioner out of my beard it felt clean and soft.

Ingredients: Water, Soybean Oil, Octyl Palmitate, Stearalkonium Chloride, Castor Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Betaine, Sunflower Seed Oil, Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Polysorbate 80, Mango Butter, Cocoa Butter, Argan Oil, Avocado Oil, Aloe Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Panthenol, Rosemary Leaf Extract,Jojoba Esters, Behentrimonium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol.

Bossman Beard Jelly

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The Bossman Beard Jelly is probably my least favorite part of kit. This product is designed to replace your beard oil and your beard balm. The reason i’m not a fan of this 2-1 is that beard oil and balm are designed to do two different things. Beard Oil is for the skin under the beard, and beard balm is for the beard itself. You have to use to much product and this means my beard felt a bit greasy. I’m not saying this product isn’t good, but I prefer to have two separate products. On the up side, the beard jelly will last all day in your beard. The jelly is white so there should be no discoloration of lighter colored beards.

Using the beard jelly is simple. After getting out of the shower put some jelly in your palms, and work it through your beard, massaging it into your skin and throughout your beard.

Ingredients: Soy Bean Oil, Beeswax, Castor Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Essential Oil Scent. Bossman Beard Wax

Bossman Beard Balm / Wax

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I like the Bossman Beard Balm, well it’s more like a wax. This balm will have holding power for all but the biggest beards. The wax is white, so those with lighter beards won’t have to worry about discoloration of your beard.

After working the beard jelly into your beard take a small amount of the beard balm into your palms working it until it melts. Then work the melted balm into your beard. Comb your beard to the shape you wish.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Soybean Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Seed Butter, Mango Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Essential Oil scent

Bossman Mustache Mud

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The Bossman Mustache Mud is probably one of my favorite products of all time. This is a small jar or clay that is used to style your mustache. I used the clay before meals to keep my mustache out of the way, and on the sides of my beard keeping the worst of the frizzy parts at bay. There is no smell or color to the mud so there is no discoloration to worry about.

Though the jar is small it will last a while as you don’t need much to keep your stache under control. Just take a little bit of the clay and rub it between your fore and ring fingers then rub it into your mustache. Once working into your mustache comb your mustache to the style you like.

Inghttps://bossmanbrand.com/collections/mustache-wax/products/mudstache-mustache-waxredients: Lanolin, Beeswax, Carnuba Wax, Caramel, Coconut Oil, Tribehenin, Sorbitol, Ceteareth-25, Caprylic Triglyceride, Polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol

Bossman Beard Comb

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After the mustache mud the comb is my favorite part of the kit. Why? This metal comb has wide spaced teeth that allow the comb to pass through the beard without the comb getting tangled in long beards. The comb comes with a leather sheath.

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XikeZAN Beard Kit Review

I bought the XikeZAN Beard Kit from Amazon and after using the products for a week while traveling I am impressed with the kit. The kit was about twenty dollars and you get  beard oil, balm, a comb, brush, trimming scissors and a bag to keep everything in.

Beard Oil

First thing I noticed was that there is no scent for the beard oil. This is good if you work in an area that doesn’t allow perfumes, colognes or other strong scents. The second thing I noticed was that the oil was clear. This is good if you have a lighter colored beard and are worried about the products you use discoloring your beard. Finally the oil itself is nice and thick. It goes on easily with a wet beard and coats your beard well. This oil helps keep your beard soft and it will nourish your skin.

Beard Balm

Initial Thoughts: The balm is very lightly scented. It smells extremely faintly of honey dew or other melons. Like the beard oil the balm is nearly clear, so it won’t discolor your beard.

If I have a criticism it is that this balm does not provide any hold. If you have a big beard, style your beard, or if you have a fuzzy beard you will need another wax or something that provides hold

Beard Comb

The comb is small, but I consider that a good thing because I can keep it in my desk, travel bag, or car so I always have a beard comb handy if I forget my main comb. The teeth are nicely spaced so the comb will not get stuck in your beard and pull out hair unnecessarily.

Quick Tip: You can impart your favorite scent to your comb by putting it in a ziplock bag and put your favorite tobacco, cologne, or scent in the bag with the comb and let it sit for a few weeks.

Beard Brush

Initial Thoughts: I love this brush, this is now my travel brush. Like the comb the size allows you to keep it in a bag, desk, car. The bristles are stiff enough to provide good styling but not stiff enough to hurt.

Scissors

I did not use the scissors as I am growing a Yeard (year long beard). The scissors had a nice weight to them and the action seems to be good.

Final Verdict

I would recommend this kit for men who are just starting their beards, or people looking for a gift for a bearded friend / neighbor / significant other.

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No Shave November Challenge

It is finally here, No Shave November.

No Shave November started in the early 2000s when a group of Australian men grew mustaches to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer and Depression in men. Now No Shave November is a world wide movement to raise money for cancer research and awareness. The below excerpt is from the No Shave November organizations website.

 Each day, 22,000 people die from cancer worldwide (WHO). There’s a good chance that someone you know and love will be affected by this disease. Nearly half of cancer diagnoses and deaths are preventable. No-Shave November’s mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment but to educate the population about preventative measures.

For over six years, participants around the globe have put down their razors and foregone their hair appointments to join the fight against cancer. The No-Shave November campaign has successfully raised over $3.5 million dollars to combat this disease. Every dollar raised brings us one step closer in our efforts to fund cancer research and education, help prevent the disease, and aid those fighting the battle. Each whisker grown allows us to embrace our hair, which many cancer patients lose during treatment. Will you join me? Start by using the links to the right.

I am happy to announce that this year The Dapper Man will be joining the fight, we will be raising money to help The Prevent Cancer Organization, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

You can help us by going to our No-Shave.org Team Page and joining the team, or making a donation. Our goal this year is $2,500. To support this goal The Dapper Man will be hosting its first contest. To enter the No Shave November contest you must.

  1. Live in the US
  2. Follow us on Facebook & YouTube for contest updates
  3. Post pictures of your beard throughout the month of November on our Facebook page, or make a YouTube video to chronicle your beard growth.
  4. Join the The Dapper Man No-Shave Team
  5. No donations are required to enter

Ladies, if you would like to enter the contest on behalf of a man in your life, please take pictures of him and his beard throughout November and post them on our Facebook page, or make a YouTube video about him.

At the end of November Mrs. Dapper Man will choose three winners, and those winners will receive free Dapper Man Beard Oil and Beard Balm from our Small Batch Autumn Spice collection.

Well that’s all for now. Start growing your beards, join The Dapper Man team for No Shave November, and follow The Dapper Man on Facebook and YouTube for contest updates and thank you for visiting The Dapper Man we hope you have a fantastic day.

Greg from The Dapper Man

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Clubman Pinaud 3-n-1 Beard Box Review

I’ve spent the last week using the Clubman Beard 3 Piece Kit and now it’s time for me to tell you if and how I liked them.

The beard oil was great, it smells good, it’s nice and thick and goes on easily with slightly damp hands and beard. The oil coast my beard well and lasts for hours.

The beard balm on the other hand was to tacky for my beard. For now  I have a shorter beard and the balm had more hold than I wanted. It left my beard feeling sticky. I will have to come back to the balm later on after my beard grows to the point it needs a medium to high holding beard balm.

As for the 2-1 Conditioner, I was a fool. I should have read the instructions and I would have known that it isn’t a conditioner like you would use in the shower. Instead you should use it as a moisturizer and rub it into your beard like a lotion.

Would I recommend these products? I do highly recommend the beard oil and the conditioner / moisturizer are good. I’ll have to get back to you on the balm. You can buy these items individually or as a package from Amazon, the links are below.

Greg from The Dapper Man.

 

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How to Grow a Beard

Have a Goal in Mind

So you want to grow a beard, that is fantastic. What kind of beard do you want? Do you want a big bushy beard like a wizard, and a mustache you can handlebar? Or do you want a small goat and stache? Do you want something easy to maintain or do you want to try for your Yeard (Year Beard)?

Don’t know what you want? Go to Pinterest and search for beards and scroll through and see what you like.

Stop Shaving

So now that you have a general idea of what you want to grow the next step is to stop shaving. I know this sounds silly but you can’t grow a beard if you keep cutting it off every day. What you stop shaving will depend on the type of beard you are going to grow.

For a Yeard or a full beard you don’t want to shave anything for at least 3 months. This will give your beard time to fill out so you know what you’re working with. For a goatee and mustache you can shave the sides and neck. In the beginning I would use something like the Goatee Saver until you get use to shaving around your goatee.

Just remember it’s easy to shave off, but you can’t stick it back on, you have to wait for your hair to grow back.

Caring for your Beard

So now that you have a goal in mind and you’ve stopped shaving you need to start taking care of your beard. I’m sorry to say there is no “Miracle Grow” on the market that will help you grow a big bushy beard overnight. There are however a few things you can do to help your beard be health and in turn and a healthy beard will also grow a bit faster.

So how do you take care of your beard? First find a beard oil, and beard balm. There are dozens of brands out there, all with different scents and at various price points. Find a beard oil and balm you like at a price you like and use them. You can actually check out The Dapper Man on YouTube to see reviews on various beard products including beard oils and balms.

When getting ready to put oils and balms into your beard I recommend that you apply them to a damp beard.

Bead Oils – Protect and moisturize your beard and skin underneath. Take 2-4 drops of beard oil into you slightly wet hands and rub it into your beard. Beard oils and balms are very important because they will help keep your beard from itching, a prime reason most men quick growing their beards.

Beard Balms – Also help moisturize your beard, but also help hold your beard for styling. To use beard balm scrape our dole out a small amount, about the size of a nickle in your palm. Rub your hands together to melt the balm and coat your hands, then run your hands down and through your beard.

Finally comb or brush your beard to evenly distribute the oil and balm throughout your beard.

A quick note about beard balms, there are three types of beard balms. The first, has little to no hold, the second is a “utility balm” which mixes hold and moisturizer, the third is high hold balm. Each brand is different so try several brands to find one you like when you’re first starting out.

What Else Can I Do?

Other things you can do to help your beard grow include taking a multivitamin, drink plenty of water, exercise, in general take good care of yourself and the effect will carry over to your beard.

Don’t overwash your beard. Wash your beard with a beard shampoo once a week. In between washes you can scrub your beard with water, or even “Co-Wash” your beard. (Conditioner Wash).

Let it Grow and Let it Flow

Last ti for growing a beard, just give it time. Don’t shave it or trim it for at least 3 months (unless you’re going for the stubble look). This will allow your beard to be the best it can be, no matter the style you choose.

When it is time to trim your beard go to a real life barber. Don’t go to a chain store, stylists are not trained or licensed to use razors. Find an actual barber and tell him or her it’s time to trim your beard. Tell him what you’re looking for in a beard and work with him or her to determine exactly what to do with your beard.

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Honest Amish Beard Aid Kit Review

Greg from the Dapper Man reviews the Honest Amish Beard Aid Kit. The kit comes with 2oz of Beard Oil, Beard Balm, Mustache Wax, the Beard and Body Slick, and a beard comb, all nicely packaged in a first aid like pouch.

Let’s start with my beard routine, two to three times a week I wash my beard with the Honest Amish Beard & Body Slick. It smells fantastic, and does a great job keeping my beard soft. Afterwards I use the Honest Amish Beard Oil. The oil is slightly brown in color so those with silver or white beards may want to avoid using it. The oil is also slightly thin so I use about 5 drops of oil and rub it into my damp beard. Last I use the Honest Amish Beard Balm to add softness. The balm also smells fantastic, melts easily in my hands and doesn’t feel overly greasy.

The oil and balm still on my hands gets massaged into the hair on my head.

Would I recommend these products? Absolutely. They keep my beard soft, smell fantastic and will last a while.

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Good bye morning shave

I have been growing my Year Long Beard for about three and a half weeks now. It’s finally time to pack up my morning shaving equipment as I won’t be needing it for the next forty nine weeks or so.

Years ago while in college I had a beard, it didn’t look bad, but it didn’t look great either so I shaved it off. For years I used the new fancy five bladed razors but I hated having to spend $25 on a four pack of cartridges and one day while looking at videos on YouTube I came across a video talking about wet shaving.

Wet shaving is the term used for shaving with either a safety razor or straight razor. I was intrigued not only because of my love for everything vintage (records, cars, pipes) but because you can buy really good blades for less than half a dollar, and the start up costs aren’t astronomical. For what you pay for two months of fancy cartridges you can buy yourself a nice badger hair brush, a safety razor, blades, and amazing shaving cream. You may even be able to get a stand and bowl to whip up a lather in for just a few dollars more. Once past the initial costs the only additional costs are for blades and shaving cream when you run out, or if you’re like me because you see something new and shiny and you want it.

For me the best part about the morning shave is the ritual of shaving. You wake up in the morning and start your day off with a hot shower, then you move to the sink to shave. Your stubble is nice and soft from the shower  and you put on some pre-shave oil. While it isn’t strictly necessity it provides for a smoother shave with less irritation. Then there’s something about opening that jar of shaving cream, taking your badger hair brush and making a nice warm lather before spreading it across your face and getting a much better shave for much less.

For me when you wet shave you connect with the past, with your grandfather and father who’ve been shaving the same way for decades. Nothing beats that feeling.

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