Who is a GIBS Guy?
“He understands the beard, the ‘stache, and the tattoos aren’t gimmicks or trends, but trademarks of manhood far beyond cultural and deep into consciousness. He’s a beard at ease in the boardroom, the bedroom, the bike lane, and the car drop-off line at his little guy’s school. He’s tattered and tatted, but tamed. And he’s a gentleman.”
These are the exact words that introduce GIBS Grooming on their website. Pretty intense right?
Today, I have the opportunity to review a selection of their products in the aim of providing you, our audience, with some honest feedback. I’ll be assessing the products briefly with the following criteria; Fragrance and Effectiveness.
Man Wash BHB (Beard, Hair & Body)
All a guy really needs in the shower is a smile. Because you have better things to do than stress over your man tresses, our Man Wash BHB is the perfect power tool for the splash and dash. Slice precious time out of your cleansing routine with this all-over lather that takes care of your beard, hair and nether regions in triple time. Our sulfate and paraben free formula, fortified with Copaiba Balsam and Tea Tree oils, cleanses and conditions your hair and skin without stripping away precious moisture, while rugged, lingering scents of citrus, oak and basil send you out the door smelling like you just emerged from the forest of man.
Man Wash BHB is the ultimate 3-way for your shower; one you’ll never regret the morning after.
So this product is intended to be a ‘in a rush’ style shower gel that pretty much works with any region of your body. Having showered with it once, I think the only aspect that stood out was the smell. It smell amazing… like seriously amazing. Apart form that though, it didn’t feel different than other all-in-one shower washes. I do like the name though.
Sharp Dressed Mane Shave Gel
Face it. Your grooming routine is screaming for clarity. Whether you’re sending your 5 o’clock shadow to the grave, or drawing new lines in the beard sand with a crisper, cleaner edge, Sharp Dressed Mane Shave Gel is clear, so you see what you’re doing with your blade. Keep your line on point and your skin soft and nourished with our moisturizing formula, all framed up with one of our famous fragrances for the sniff factor.
The result: A smooth, hydrated mug and a meticulous beard line with the precision to elevate your face to next-level awesome. Whether you’re keeping those chops in line or hustling so that ‘stache don’t come back, Sharp Dressed Mane gives you an edge. Crispy is the new clean. Get it with GIBS.
I’ll admit, I didn’t use the shaving gel to its full capability as I have a beard of my own and wasn’t planning on converting back to clean shaven any time soon. I did however, use the gel to shape my beard and take away the ruggedness. I have to say, once again, the smell wins! (They’re pretty good at making it smell like heaven) but I’m struggling to find something with its functionality that truly stands out from other shaving creams.
Stiffy ‘Stache and Mohawk Glue
This new styling product is designed to keep hair hard and stiff all day long. It’s essentially a dual-purpose, extreme-hold adhesive to set ‘staches and upper spikes, while maintaining a rock hard style. Featuring ginseng and dragons blood, this dude glue strengthens and stimulates limp, lifeless hair, giving any style an unbreakable edge, while at the same time improving the overall health of hair follicles and cells to encourage growth. It also contains antimicrobial, antioxidant and astringent properties to keep bacteria at bay and allow skin to hold onto the beneficial properties. It features a combination of citrus, white cedar and absinthe, as well as clove, black pepper and smoky tobacco.
So this product is something I’d seen around before but never actually tried. I kinda don’t have enough of a ‘stache to warrant the use of gel. Despite this, I gave it a go. The first thing I noticed was the smell because I was applying it right under my nose. This time, the smell wasn’t… how can I say it…. great. It was more of an industrial smell. In way a kind of liked that smell. Somehow it made me feel like once set, the gel would never move again, which, I guess is the aim!
Hitman Texurizing Spray
When you’re a man on the run, you don’t have time to primp and style. With GIBS Hitman Texturizing Spray, all it takes is a quick show and a tousle with your fingers for a textured, messy, just-drove-off-in-a-cloud-of-dust look. Topped off with Keratin, Hops and Holy Basil, this spray isn’t for the weak hearted (or haired)!
I’ll be honest and say I’ve never seen a beard texurizing spray before. This was truly original in my eyes so I was very excited to see what it was all about. I sprayed its all over my beard and rubbed it in with my fingers as opposed to my hands. I’d say, of all the Gibs product I have, this was easily the best. Smelled like 100% manliness, added great texture to my beard and 2 hours later, I’m still feeling the effects. Brilliant.
I wanted to also mention that I got a Gibs bullet. Pretty awesome.