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Insight Shampoo & Conditioner

What is it?
Insight Daily use Shampoo and Conditioner are a Salon orientated line of hair products. The Daily Use Conditioner and Shampoo contain organic lemon extract, apricot butter, sunflower oil and corn germ. Found them at Salon International London earlier this year.

How To Use
For the shampoo, rinse hair, apply to wet hair, distributing evenly, rinse shampoo out. For conditioner, apply to wet hair distributing evenly throughout, leave for 3/5 minutes, rinse out.

The Pros
They have a pleasant Unisex fragrance. The shampoo lathers up to an admirably¬† soapy froth and is a quick cleaner compared to most of the mens ‘shampoo and and body wash’ type of products I use. The conditioner was really good at leaving hair feeling¬† hair feeling full of life and bounce. Not something men often want, but I have obscenely thin hair. Anything that helps my barnet look like anything other than a drowned cat I will take. It can also be found really cheap. ¬£11 for 1000ml! That’s a lot of shampoo for the money! I mean, its about, you know, 10 lots of 100ml. Which is a lot.

The Cons
Seemed to be a salon aimed line, so may not be readily available in stores. Also the font style packaging may prevent it from taking off and being a big seller. I cannot think of many font packaged brands that have lasted any length of time.

The Take Away
You get a lot of good shampoo and conditioner for the money, even greater if you have thin hair. Would recommend.

Insight Daily Shampoo
Insight Daily Conditioner

Woody’s Shave Relief Balm

What is it?
Woody’s Shave Relief Balm for soothing and moisturizing the skin post shave. Another from TheModernMan box a few weeks back.

How To Use
Squeeze some into your palms, apply to face and neck post shave.

The Pros
It works well for soothing and moisturizing. It has a pleasant citrus fragrance. The bottle is huge. 177ml! You do not need much, so even shaving daily this would last months. The price is pretty good too. I also like the branding. The surfer logo on the deep brown works very well. Unlike yesterday’s Morgans Moustache Cream, I like the look of this on my bathroom shelf.

The Cons
I do not have any cons Woodys Shaving Balm… Be wary if you do not like citrus smells?

The Take Away
Brilliant value for money, pleasant smell, makes the face all soothed and moisturized. Good for them that feel grizzled and rough after a shave. Better for them that get grizzled when having to shop for this stuff regularly.

Woody’s Shave Relief Balm

Dear Barber Moustache Wax

What is it?
Dear Barber Moustache Pomade with Oat, Jojoba and Argan Oils. Billed as being soft and workable while quick setting on the moustache. Another from TheModernMan box a few weeks back.

How To Use
Use a finger nail to swipe a tiny amount of the pot, and between your fingers to warm the pomade, rub into moustache, comb through, style as desired.

The Pros
One of the stronger moustache pomades. Its great for keeping stray hair in line, styling, and stays in there all day no matter how many times winter forces you to blow your nose. It feels more like a fiber. The scent is mild and pleasant, perfect for a moustache pomade. I like the classic styled branded too.

The Cons
The descriptions of Dear Barber Moustache Wax claim its specially formulated to remain soft and workable between the fingers. I found it generally hard even when warm. That is not a con for me, I love Dear Barber because its so strong. But if you want a soft pomade, this may not be the one for you.

The Take Away
Super strong pomade. Really good for styling. Is a go to Pomade for holding everything in place. Can make your moustache 80% more stabby. Be careful kissing your missus. Go in at an angle or something. If you want something softer, go for the Morgans.

Dear Barber Moustache Wax

Earth Conscious from Milae

Its nice when you introduce an ethical brand to someone and they like it too. Milae from LifeExperiment dropped me a link to her own product review of the Earth Conscious Hippy Paste I recommended a few weeks back.

Click here to read Milae’s review. Click here for my original review.

Woody’s Daily Conditioner

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What is it?
Woody’s Daily Conditioner is a mens hair conditioner from the USA. I got it in my recent ModernMan order. It’s meant to leave your hair nourished and healthy.

How To Use
Apply to freshly washed hair and rinse.

The Pros
The smell is fantastic, reminded me of Tutti Fruitis. Not sure if that was the goal though. Its got green tea, mint, sunflower and ginger in. The amount you get in the bottle is good to, I reckon this is going to last me months.

The Cons
My hair is flat, thin and not much of anything. I have used mens conditioners before and they have left my hair feeling a lil thicker, shinier and bouncier. Woody’s does not do this for my hair. That said, checking other reviews, it seems people with thick hair love it.

The Take Away
Nice smelling product, fairly cheap, but I reckon its not for my hair type. Would suggest it if you have thick hair though.

Woody’s Daily Conditioner