I often find myself reviewing products that aren’t typically created especially for men. While the grooming industry is a big business, it should be noted that most products are
created marketed towards women. But that doesn’t mean that the guys have to suffer! If you’re not a big fan of pink product packages and the like, I think you’ll appreciate what I’m offering today.
Today, I’m reviewing two products from ManCave, a brand specifically created to offer gents honest to goodness grooming products, all at a very reasonable price! I have the opportunity to try out two of the brand’s offerings: Caffeine Shampoo and Conditioning Stylecream. Read on for more thoughts below!
ManCave Caffeine Shampoo
I don’t know about you but when I hear caffeine my first thoughts if COFFEE. Then, the sadness of having to wake up in the morning, and then work. Yuck. Caffeine. I kid, but it’s not too often that I’ve heard of caffeine in hair care products. I can only actually think of one other shampoo that I think had caffeine as well. More often than not, caffeine is reserved for rejuvenating eye creams (side note: it really does help!). Nonetheless, I felt a little nervous about what this ‘poo might be like.
The Caffeine Shampoo comes in a simply colored squeeze tube that’s a little dull, if not masculine. Clearly, this isn’t your girlfriends’, mom’s or daughter’s hair care stuff. It’s designed for dudes, plain and simple. The shampoo itself is rich feeling, which is surprising given its low price point ($10.50 for a 6.76 oz tube). What I also found surprising is the green color of the shampoo itself. For some reason, I expected something completely different. Anyway, for my fro (which is getting bigger by the day..again) the shampoo actually has a very pleasant amount of slip that aids in detangling. It’s work well in cleaning my scalp and hair, removing all of the built up product debris. The best part is, though, that it doesn’t feel as stripping as it could be. It actually has quite a nice “hair feel”. Perhaps that’s because it pack 12 different essential oils, vitamin E and shea butter. This stuff is made to take care of your hair while it cleans. I certainly have no complaints!
ManCave Conditioning Stylecream
I had a much harder time figuring out the best use for the Conditioning Stylecream in my grooming routine. The product is a styling pomade and conditioning agent with little to no hold so it’s not really made for creating control or the shape of hair. I thought I could use it like any of the other pomades I’ve used recently, with my hair completely dry. NOPE. Terrible results. It felt weird on my hair and clearly didn’t deliver that conditioned feeling that I was looking for. My hair was the opposite of soft.
One day I applied the cream on wet second-day hair right out of the shower. Essentially, that means that I had applied some hair gel the day before but then dunked my head underneath the shower stream the morning of day two. So, out of the shower I applied about a quarter-size of pomade to my palms, rubbed it together and then rubbed it over my wet hair. About 30 minutes later (my hair takes a long time to air dry), my hair was mostly dry on the surface and that pomade had done its job. I finally had soft, touchable second day hair. BINGO! From that day forward, I’ve loved using the Conditioning Stylecream and it’s become my new favorite second day hair treatment. My hair feels smooth and touchable with it. And the whiskey fragrance is pretty nice too! The product retails for $16 for 2.53 oz.
For more information on ManCave products, or to try your own, you can visit the brand’s website at www.mancaveinc.com.
Disclosure: This is s sponsored post and products for review were provided courtesy of ManCave Inc.