UPDATE: Look…We’re stoked you’re here reading this review…seriously. We love all our readers equally…not so fast Darryl. Not you. But everyone else…
BUT WE ARE NOT DOLLAR BEARD CLUB. This was a review we posted more than a year ago. It was accurate and true. We stand by it. However, over the past year we’ve been contacted by a lot, seriously a lot, of customers looking for service or customer support. We know Google sent you here but we cannot help you. We are not in anyway affiliated with Dollar Beard Club. We don’t even personally know anyone there. So..Please keep reading. We had no reason to lie since we don’t know or ever knew anyone there. We just reviewed the product. If you need to contact DBC go directly to their website: https://support.dollarbeardclub.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
Dollar Beard Club Review
This video was posted on the internet. We saw it.
Okay Dollar Beard Club, you got our attention. We got in touch and a few USPS failures not withstanding a box of goodies showed up in the mail. Beard oil, beard balm, beard shampoo, mustache wax, a comb and a brush. All packaged together in a branded box, and on a bed of wood shavings. It was like Beard Christmas.
It smells like what we can only imagine Ron Swanson’s chest hair smells like naturally
Dollar Beard Club is the manly alternative to Dollar Shave Club. You sign up for a subscription and receive beard oil every month. Subscriptions range from $1 for a 1/2 ounce to $8 for 4 ounces. By comparison a quick google search reveals competitor beard oils from $15-80 per ounce. So Dollar Beard Brand is significantly cheaper. In addition to the monthly beard oil delivery, you can add on one time purchases of other beard care products.
We will be reviewing Dollar Beard Club’s UnCut Beard Co. shampoo & beard oil over the next two weeks. It takes that long of continued use to really start to get a feel for the effects the product will have with prolonged use. As we do with our intensive reviews it has been a week of no other oil uses & regular washing to prepare for this review.
Brand Design/Packaging/Quality Feel
The package we receive is well designed and definitely on brand. All the product containers are solid and high quality. The box is filled with wood shavings which is a nice touch. The labels are simple, bold & even after a week in the shower or getting oil dripped on them hold up well. According to the packaging UNCUT BEARD CO is based out of Huntington Beach, right here in SoCal.
We pop the top on the beard oil and breathe in deep. So deep. It smells like what we can only imagine Ron Swanson’s chest hair smells like naturally after a long day in the woodshop. That is a compliment. In addition to the carrier oils (jojoba, sweet almond & argan) the only listed ingredients are cedarwood atlas & fir needle. It has a deep, rich natural nostril-filling smell that may or may not cause a bit of an emotional connection. Dad is that you? Thumbs up on the beard oil smell. The shampoo has a similar smell but almost a nutty, gummy note that softens the forest smell and makes us want some peanut butter. We happen to be having a gathering of bearded men & bearded man lovers so we pass it around. The beard oil smell gets high marks.
First Use: Shampoo
(Editor’s note: Even though we are using the “We” personage only one person is in the shower using the shampoo. Generally, that will be the case.)
It has been several days since we’ve used any oils or shampoo in our beard. Letting it get to a more natural state before starting this review. Our beard is craving some attention. We take a nickel sized dollop of Uncut Beard Co Shampoo into our fingers and massage it into what has become a sizeable & noticeably girthy beard. The shampoo is bright white. Just once I’d like to see some one get creative with the shampoo color. It foams up right away but that doesn’t last. A nickel-sized amount doesn’t seem to go far. We add another dollop and really work it in letting it sit for a few minutes before rinsing.
Afterwards our beard feels clean but not overly soft from a first use. Not a worry for now. It will take a few uses for our beard to accommodate. Surprisingly, the smell of the shampoo, while strong for a soap, doesn’t sit heavily in the beard after rinse. That can be a concern if you’re also adding a beard oil smell, but not a problem here.
First Use: Beard Oil
We have the big boy bottle of beard oil. It is 2 ounces of Swanson-esque musk. We hit a user-experience snag right away. There is no eyedropper included. We knew somewhere there would have to be sacrifices to be able to sell this stuff as affordably as it is and this seems to be one of the places. With a smaller bottle it might not matter so much, but with the big one it is difficult to pour it into your hand accurately or consistently accurately. You can pick up eyedroppers on Amazon for about $2.
With a little more than planned we get full beard coverage. The scent lasts all day. Never as strong as that first whiff but noticeable woodshop if someone decides to get close. And they might, because woodshops smell delicious. It is ridiculous to call a beard oil “oily” but this is definitely that. It’s consistency didn’t fade that first day so we could feel it’s weight in our beard and see a residue on the screen of our phone. Lesson learned. Day Two will have some minor adjustments.
So far…we’re impressed. First day, Dollar Beard Club represents a solid beard oil that is insanely affordable. Check back next week for Part Two of our beard oil & shampoo review, some details on the accessories and a better idea of how this stuff will work over the long haul.
A sneak preview: If you’re joining DBC regardless, get the brush. The brush is fantastic.
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