This beard shampoo seemed to completely miss the mark on being one that will properly take care of your beard in the long run. While it comes in a traditional pump bottle, the ingredients are really where this product falls completely flat.
Spartans Den is advertised as having “premium ingredients” however, the label says otherwise. Contained in this product are the following:
- Argan Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Avacado Oil
- Aloe Vera Gel
- Jojoba Oil
- Ammonium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
- Lauamid DEA
- Lauryl Glucoside
- Ammonium Xylene Sulfonate
- Fragrance (Parfum)
- EDTA Citric Acid
- Propylen Glycol
- Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS)
- Diazolidinyl Urea
- Sodium Choride
- Fragrance (its really listed twice on the bottle)
As we highlighted some dangerous ingredients to look out for at the beginning of this article along with the harmful effects that they cause – this shampoo unfortunately contains many of them.
While its great to see the addition of some natural ingredients at the beginning of the list, we simply can’t overlook SLES, fragrance, and parabens contained within this product to recommend it for any of our fellow beardsmen out there.
From a performance standpoint, even though it has many of the critical oils needed for proper beard care, the ALS and SLES drys out a beard making it become both dry and itchy. Our thoughts were that the manufacturer mixed in both ingredients to try and even it out, however, with that being said, it was largely a miss.
Ingredients and performance aside (which is a very large task), the smell of the shampoo is one that is definitely a bit more masculine in nature and can be a bit overpowering for some. We found that it does mostly dissipate however once you are done with the shower. But if you are averse to scents its likely best to avoid this shampoo.
One thing to note is that the product is “Made In The USA”, however we couldn’t verify where in the USA this was actually produced. When looking for additional info on the manufacturers website, we were unable to locate a mailing address (strange for a company not to have a mailing address). In addition, when we tried to find contact info about the domain name, that was also privately registered as well leading us to really wonder.
Peer reviews online we didn’t find many beardsmen discussing the product, however it was rated very well on Amazon.
Regarding the cost of this product, it currently retails for about $15 which is a moderate price for a beard shampoo. But given its loaded with harmful chemicals, its a bit overpriced.