Jordan Walker is an avid beard grower. He first grew his glorious onyx beard in 2013 when his smart wife convinced him he could grow one.
What is Maestros Beard Butter?
Maestros Classic is a company that specializes in mens grooming products specified for the the beard and facial hair. The company claims they are more than a company.They claim they are more of a movement in masculinity. Helping men take of themselves and looking their best. Maestros has a variety of products but I have only used one, Their original beard butter, but they offer an entire suite of products, such as bear wash, oil, and they even have merchandise! For a grooming product to have merch I would wager to say that product has a dedicated group of advocates. We will see why that may be the case.
Try Some for Yourself!
Problems for Many Men
I am picky about my self care products. Which means when I find a product I like out of the hundreds I try, I stick to it, and add it to my repertoire for life. Many eons ago, I had my shampoo, my conditioner, even my favorite brand of beard wash. I did not however, have a beard moisturizer I was satisfied with at that point in life. I did not care for the beard balms as they seemed as though they were nothing but wax. They were a pain in the rear to warm up so I could work the product into my beard. After working the product into my beard, my hands felt like wax paper. have you ever tried washing wax off your skin with water and some basic soap? It takes a minute. Whenever I would touch my beard in the day I felt like I was stroking wax paper. No thank you. Next I moved onto beard oils, which in my experience are messy to use and apply. After I would rub the oil into my face I would have to wash my hands as they felt like they were coated in olive oil. Again, like the wax scenario stated above, washing oil off of your hands is no joyful activity. Plus, the oil didn’t seem to last very long and my beard and face felt it dried out soon after application. I began to grow frustrated, I would hope on amazon and see a billion beard products all with really cool labels and missions statements. all the same basic products. I really felt as though I was in the Matrix and a glitch had all the same products in different bottles.
Consistency of Maestros Beard Butter
Why I use Maestros Beard Butter
In this frustrated state I was pursuing the options yet again and came a across a basic looking container called Maetros Beard Butter. I figured what the hell and pulled the trigger. I bought a four ounce can and I couldn’t be happier. Unlike other beard items this one is water based not oil or wax based. Also, unlike many other beard products its constancy is more like a lotion or cream rather that a butter or pure oil. That alone allows me to gauge how much I need to use and it does not make a mess so bad I can’t clean up quickly, if it leaves any mess at all. The cream makes my beard and skin under it feel moisturized and refreshed when I throw it on after my shower. Just like the lotion I work into my skin, Maestros gets worked into my beard and I feel fine and refreshed on my face.
List of Ingredients
Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, PEG-8 Dilaurate, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, Acetylated Lanolin, PEG-100 Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Phenyl Trimethicone, Panthenol, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Fruit Oil, Morus Alba (Mulberry) Bark Extract, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance, Caramel, Yellow 5.
Pros & Cons
- water based
- cream like not a butter or oil
- really refreshes the beard and face
- If you are looking for a product to tame your beard this is not the product. It moisturizes, but doesn't hold.
- I don't think there are enough scents to cover everyones taste.
- I tend to go though it quick. That may be a personal problem.
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