Well hello there Monday! I used to hate the first day after a weekend so I decided to make it better. That’s right, my reviews will now be posted on a Monday morning. What better way to start the day? First up on my new schedule is the Bangin’ Beards Mango Melody Review. Will it be a Marvellous Melody or a Dreadful Discord?
Who are Bangin’ Beards?
Thomas, the owner and founder of Bangin’ Beards, started playing around with oils and balms in 2014. He wanted something to control his curly beard so decided that making his own products would be the way forward. Now, he has created a full range of oils and balms along with accessories, merchandise and more.
They even have gift boxes, subscriptions and a balm for your pooch! All of these add up to a brand that is really pushing the boundaries and making everything easy for the bearded man.
Do they have a CPSR?
This is probably something I don’t really need to add in anymore as I only review brands with a CPSR or in the process of getting one. But, it is important to get the message across about companies being safe and legal. To find out more, check out my blog What is a CPSR and why is it important?
Right, let’s get on with the Bangin’ Beards Mango Melody Review.
Mango! It comes at you like a lovers caress, gently stroking your nostril hairs and giving you a delightfully fruity kiss. Mango is the overriding scent as it says on the bottle and it is really nice. Nice might be an understated word now I read it back but it is……………..nice.
Bangin’ Beards have used a mix of fragrance and essential oils to create this fruity wonder and it works really well. There is supposed to be a hint of melon and berries but I really don’t get any of that at all, which is a shame. The mango is fresh and I love the smell but maybe it could have been better if the extra fruits in there stood out a bit more.
I thought that this would be an all day love affair considering it was made predominantly with fragrance oils. FO’s tend to last longer and are ideal to help ensure batches all smell the same. I did get a good 6 hours out of the oil but I was really hoping for 9 or 10 which is what I have experienced with FO’s in the past. Essential oils have been used here but it doesn’t specify which scents are FO’s and which are EO’s on the packaging.
It isn’t to be sniffed at though and 6 hours is about average. Some people prefer the scents to last a shorter time and that is okay. My personal taste is something that is still with me after a days work but this is pretty close!
There is a great selection of carrier oils in the product which work really well together to make your beard soft and healthy. After using it for a week I could feel a difference to my beard. I can only compare this to not using products rather than using a different brand, although, that could be something I do in the future!
The Carriers used are also extremely good for the skin underneath your beard and they will help keep it soft, nourished and moisturised all day. Here’s the carriers that BB use in their products.
Jojoba oil is derived from the seeds of the jojoba shrub, a perennial native to the North American deserts. The oil of the jojoba seed is extracted by cold-pressing, a process that helps maintain the rich nutritional value of the oil. The oil has plenty of antioxidantsincluding vitamins A and E.
These help to stop or reduce itchiness of the skin. This is particularly helpful in the early stages of beard growth. It is also great for your beard hair as the oil molecules are similar to sebum. It can also help to make your hair stronger which is very helpful when you brush or comb your beard a lot.
Grape seed oil is rich in linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid. Essential fatty acids are the building blocks of healthy cells. They hydrate, moisturize, and soften skin. It absorbs into your beard and skin quickly as it is very thin and doesn’t leave you feeling greasy.
It is a very complimentary oil and works well with the other 2. The oil promotes healthy hair growth which doesn’t mean it will make your hair grow quicker! However, it will make your hair stronger and more healthy. Just like castor oil, it helps to reduce beardruff which can be a problem.
Argan oil is known to be beneficial to your skin and can help to moisturise your skin and hair. Hailing from the Argan Tree, which is endemic to Morocco, it is also used as a dip for bread etc. It is often used in face creams due to its potential to reduce wrinkles.
This is another oil that is great for both your skin and hair. Almond oil can help soothe and improve acne, especially good for when you first start growing a beard. It also treats dry skin which you can get under your beard if you don’t use the right products. There is plenty of vitamin E in this oil which is good for protecting and even repairing your skin from sun damage. For your hair, there is plenty of B-7 or Biotin which is great for keeping your whiskers strong and healthy.
Coconut oil can protect your hair from damage by reducing protein loss. Its main benefits are for the skin. It has a natural SPF of around 7 which can help protect against UV rays. Obviously it wouldn’t be enough on its own but it’s a start. Coconut oil is also effective in treating eczema and other skin conditions as well.
The Mango scent has been done before by several brands but it can hold its own against the other, similar fragrances. The branding for Bangin’ Beards isn’t exactly ground breaking. It consists of the company name and a beard. The beard itself looks like it is computer generated which is okay but it doesn’t stand out massively from what is already on the market.
The bottle is a really nice blue bottle which isn’t that common and gives it a small point of difference. The name of the brand itself does make it stand out from the crowd and is a really punchy name. Bangin’ Beards has the feel that if you buy and use their products then your beard will be epic.
Value For Money
You get several options with each oil. You can go with 10ml or 30ml and with a pipette or dropper bottle. The prices start at £7.99 for a 10ml dropper and go up to £18.49 for a 30ml pipette. That is a bit on the expensive side for a 30ml bottle in my opinion. It isn’t the highest price on the market but when you add in the £2.99 for shipping it starts to stretch the pocket money! If the shipping was included in the 30ml bottles then I would say that this is good value for money.
If you spend over £50 the shipping is free so it would be more worthwhile getting a few items that you need rather than a bottle here and a balm there.
I really like the smell of Mango Melody and I think the name Bangin’ Beards will make people want to buy the products. The oil lasts a good 6 hours and it really made a difference to my skin and beard. I would have liked more of the berries to come through but it didn’t affect my enjoyment that much.
They don’t have the most original of branding and I think they could have priced everything a bit lower to come in line with the majority of premium small batch brands. It doesn’t mean I wouldn’t buy from them though as I think the oil is decent with a great set of carriers. I would probably look for a discount code, buy a gift box or get everything I need in one go to keep the costs down.
Overall this is a great smelling oil that really does benefit your beard. If you want to buy anything from Bangin’ Beards then click the image below.
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