Tame The Beast Shampoo with Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint Oil
Since pictures are a big part of these posts, I recently started an Instagram companion site to Style4men.ca. Honestly, up to this point the whole social media thing did not appeal to me. Instagram has essentially changed that by being an awesome catalogue of topics. Obviously, the topic of interest being: Barbershops, pomades, aftershaves, shaving creams, razors and blades, shampoos and so on. To my surprise, the abundance of pictures and shorts (little video snippets) in this area has blown me away and I am finding tons of new things on a daily basis.
One of the new brands I came across was “Tame the Beast”. This brand is targeted for us guys (AKA Beasts). The product range being offered is interesting and you will find: shampoos, conditioners, body washes and moisturizers. Tame the Beast is also in the process of launching a shaving suite of products which look very promising. The branding is simple and to the point which is something that will speak to most men. Give it a cool name! Tell me what it does, what’s in it and we are set. If you give me a fun Yeti-like dude so that I can recognize the brand, you just made my life even easier.
The folks at Tame the Beast sent me a bottle of their Tea Tree, eucalyptus & Peppermint Oil (and Ginseng) shampoo to try out and give my feedback on it. Thank you guys! Your support and trust in Style4men.ca is most appreciated.
As mentioned above, the presentation of the product is a straight-forward, no BS thing which I like. The bottle is a good size (238 ml) and decently shaped so it is easy to work with and won’t take too much space in the shower or gym bag. The dispensing mechanism is a pump which is always a favorite for wet clumsy hands. The flavor or scent is: Ginseng, Caffeine + Tea Tree, Eucalyptus & Peppermint Oils. All of which spell: WAKE-UP! At least that is what I was expecting when trying out this shampoo. As it turns out, it was a very civilized tickle for this beast. There are a few eucalyptus-peppermint shampoos out there that essentially ice down your scalp making them too intense for a daily shampoo. This one is nothing like that! Yes, you will get a little nudge from the above mentioned party goers, but they are very friendly.
As with most shampoos, you don’t need much product to get the job done and I used about the size of a quarter. It’s a white and creamy looking shampoo. It goes in perfectly and lathers up in no time. The task at hand was to wash out 2 days worth of water based pomade and some salt spray. Both of these products dissolve in water, but a good shampoo is needed to get ride of any build-up and dirt collected along the way. After about 1 minute of gentle scrubbing I rinsed and felt like the shampoo had done a good and thorough cleaning. This is actually the key stage for my rating a shampoo. A shampoo that is too much like a detergent will leave your hair squeaky clean. This might sound like a desired outcome, but in fact with such a shampoos everything is washed away. Including all of the natural and protective oils your scalp has produced to protect itself and your precious hair. This squeakiness or dryness is actually dangerous has it also makes your hair subject to tangling and become very hard to comb. This inevitably leads to pulling and tugging and nobody wants that on their hair.
This shampoo did a great cleaning job without drying out my hair. It felt a little squeaky, but nothing that a small touch of conditioner couldn’t take care of. Unfortunately, I did not have a conditioner from Tame the Beast on hand to test them as a set, so I turned to my trusted Marc Antony Morocainoil conditioner. The result was perfect. The reason I need a conditioner and want to avoid the tangling is because my bangs are at some 6-7 inches. I am also at an age where hair loss is starting to show its ugly skull. So I want to do everything manly possibly to protect every hair on my noggin.
In that light, the ingredient list is something to talk about. The guys at Tame the Beast have clearly made an effort to keep things natural and we thank them for that. There are more things in there that I recognized than those I don’t. The majority of them being things I would/could put in my mouth, so putting them in my hair is no stretch of the imagination nor is it a preoccupation.
From the Tame the Beast product page: A scalp-tingling, raw glacial rush of anti-DHT elements Ginseng & Caffeine paired with heightened levels of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Menthol, Vitamins A, B, C & E and extracts of Moringa, Pomegranate, Rosemary, Lavender, Guarana, Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Apple, Cypress, Arnia Montana Flower, Shea, Sunflower, Green Tea, Sugarcane & Aloe.
You might be surprised to find out that the word on the street is that ginseng will protect and promote hair growth. The hair and skin car rock Star; Shea, also has similar properties. Basically, when possible: Do it:”au naturel”!
I should perhaps clarify something here. Often enough we end up trying a natural product for all of the right reasons, but end up being disappointed with the results. This shampoo did not let me down.
In closing, if you are looking for a shampoo with a full line up of hair care Rock Stars and a little humpft to get you started in the morning, then Tame the Beast will make you happy. For guys with hair shorter than 4 inches this shampoo will be ideal.
I hope to be able to review the shaving set from Tame the Beast next. They offer the following products: pre-shave oil, shave cream and aftershave.
Use this link to shop directly with Tame the Beast and earn some “Beast Bucks!”
ADDENDUM, august 8th, 2018
As part of a survey, the folks at Tame the Beast we inquiring: What makes a man? to which I responded “The right amount of: strength, passion, wisdom, patience and love.” Having great hair and a well shaved mug is great, but without the above qualities we are not the best men we can be.