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Brian Jacobs

Nov 07, 2018 12:28PM ● By Caley Breese
Brian Jacobs
Age: 26
Location: Baltimore
Favorite brands: American Crew; Neal’s Yard Remedies; Neutrogena
Desert island item: American Crew Fiber


Sea Salt Pomade by fatboy, $21/2.6 fl. oz. at The Park Salon & Barber in Severna Park

 

For more information, visit https://www.fatboyhair.com/collections/the-fatboy-lineup/products/sea-salt-pomade

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Texture, or product feel when applied.
Comments: Unlike most hair styling products for men, the Sea Salt Pomade has a subtle and fresh smell that provides great hold throughout the day. I especially like the product for its low shine once applied.

This product met my expectations.
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I followed instructions for this product: What instructions? 
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If I was making this product, I would change its: Nothing.
Comments: Well priced and perfect for any level of hair styling. 

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically. 
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I am _________ this product: Running right out to the store to buy.
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Tea Tree Utility Bar by Beardbrand, $15/5 oz.

For more information, visit https://www.beardbrand.com/collections/utility-bar/products/tea-tree-utility-bar

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Packaging.
Comments: This is the ultimate utility bar for men. If the tantalizingly fresh smell doesn't have you hooked, the tingly feel definitely will.  

This product somewhat met my expectations.
Comments: I have purchased "tea tree" style shampoo in the past, but have never come across a men's utility bar...this is perfect for your on-the-go, all-in-one soap/shaving needs.

I followed instructions for this product: Faithfully, or to the letter. 
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If I was making this product, I would change its: Price point.
Comments: It's a great utility bar but I'm not sure its price point makes it worth it for everyday use.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Highly. 
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I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in. 
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Strong Hold Water-Based Styling Pomade by Anchors Aweigh Hair Co., $22/4.5 oz.; $12/2.3 oz.

For more information, visit https://anchorshairco.com/products/strong-hold-pomade-water-based-mid-high-shine-strong-hold?variant...

What I liked most about the product was its: Packaging.
Comments: The packaging is catchy and definitely plays to the sailor theme of the brand.

This product did not meet my expectations.
Comments: I use various pomades and hair styling products daily but my only pet peeve is an overly-pungent smell. Unfortunately, this one is very pungent.

I followed instructions for this product: What instructions? 
Comments: No instructions needed.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Aroma.
Comments: The smell of this pomade has a slightly overwhelming coconut scent and a trace of almond. If you are looking for a subtler smelling pomade, there are definitely other choices.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Never. 
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I am _________ this product: Not willing to invest in. 
Comments: Not my cup of tea.

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Body Spray by Bálla, $20/6 fl. oz. at birchbox.com

For more information, visit https://www.ballaformen.com/products-2-0

What I liked most about the product was its: Aroma; Packaging; Other.
Comments: A clean and delightfully woodsy smell that sticks to you for hours. This product is perfect for tossing in your to-go bag and applying when the rest of your toiletries are out of reach at home.

This product exceeded my expectations.
Comments: I did not expect such a complex and pleasant smell from a body spray.

I followed instructions for this product: What instructions? 
Comments: No instructions.

If I was making this product, I would change its: Packaging.
Comments: Perhaps lighten up the font of the logo and text.

I would recommend this product to a friend: Enthusiastically.  
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I am _________ this product: Considering buying.
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