Why do I think this is ok? :}D>
Besides being a swimmer I’m also an up and coming beardsman… up and coming according to whom you may ask? Well shut your mouth no one asked you :p One of my goal events for 2012 is the US Beard and Mustache National Championships in Vegas, and with that I’ve been working on training up the beard with particular emphasis on the mustache-ular portion. Since there may be a few other bearded swimmers out there I present to you a trio of beard related reviews!

Bluebeards Original Beard Care Kit

After accidentally winning a beard competition I decided to get serious about becoming a better beardsman. I figured the first thing I needed was a better shampoo and conditioning regimen to keep the adventure beard healthy and in top shape. I found Bluebeards online and decided to order their starter kit which consists of their shampoo, some conditioner, and a brush. The set itself was a little expensive, $54, but I figure the money I save on haircuts by being bald would balance it out :) The Beard Wash and Beard Saver combo work great together and smell good. My beard takes a lot of salt, chlorine and sunshine abuse and this stuff brings me back to a soft and manageable state. The brush is also very good. A comb tends to get all tangled up in the 6 or 7 inches worth of beard hanging from my face, but the boar hair bristled brush moves through smoothly and gets the knots out. The “handy shower bag” it comes in is a piece of crap however.

You can buy Bluebeards Orignal Beard Stuff here.

Man’s Face Stuff Gin and Tonic Mustache Wax

I obviously stay on top of all the latest trends

This stuff goes on well but because of it’s light color you really gotta make sure it’s worked all the way in on darker hair or else it’ll look like you sneezed in your mustache. It holds well but it’s not super solid. Would be great for someone trying to keep everything moving one direction, not necessarily the best choice if you trying to get your ‘stache to do tricks. As a bonus it actually smells like booze. Good luck explaining that one to the cops if you get pulled over! :) If you’re not into the Gin and Tonic smell this company also makes one with a mix of pipe tobacco and coffee (all nighter), cinnamon (red hot) and black licorice (huntsman).

These scented mustache waxes are available on Etsy by going to mansfacestuff.com.

Firehouse Mustache Wax – Wacky Tacky

trying to tell me something wax container?

This stuff is awesome. The hold is very very solid. It’s a darker wax that blends into my mustache well. I can’t quite put my finger on what it smells like, but it’s not unpleasant. If you’re looking to achieve a handlebar look or something even more ambitious than that, this is the stuff! Plus for the same price as the Gin and Tonic wax you get twice as much product.

This wax doesn’t appear to be any match for chlorine, pool water melts my mustache right down, but it holds up for a little while to salt water. I spent 75 minutes surfing in 57 degree water and came out with a misshapen but still moderately styled mustache! Your mileage may vary on that one however.

You can buy Firehouse Mustache Wax here

3 Responses to “Review Week: Beard & Mustache Stuff, Why Not? :[D>”

  1. Katie says:

    This gets my vote for Second Best Rob Aquatics Post Ever. (First place goes to the one with all the pictures of you and your Swim Safety Device.)

    The pics are great. I really like the second one. There’s even a pirate on on the package. And a product called “Man’s Face Stuff”? Wow.

    How great to know that a mustache can even look semi-presentable after surfing!

  2. Rob D says:

    haha, why thank you… I didn’t think that post would strike a chord with the ladies, but here we are :)

    I can’t take credit for picture number two though, grabbed that one from their website. Everything else is mine however.

  3. Nice review! Might I recommend Petal Pusher Fancies “Dandy Candy Moustache Wax & Trainer”! It is my current favorite and they offer over 10 varieties that includes henna tinted ones also: red, lt brown and black. Organic and petrochemical free…and smells like bay rum too! This wax works great snow boarding in Colorado (tested it myself) as for surfing i would love to know! great photos rob and great read! chau!