Say hello to Josh, the handsome boyfriend of one of our customers who has kindly reviewed the men's shampoo and body wash from 808 Dude and Sanctum.
Say hello to Josh, the handsome boyfriend of one of our customers who has kindly reviewed the men's shampoo and body wash from 808 Dude and Sanctum Skin Care.
Hey, my name is Josh. I'm 23 years old, love the beach, surfing and I live an active outdoors lifestyle. I'll be honest and say that like most guys I've never really considered using organic body products. But recently my girlfriend has been opening my eyes to the importance of using toxin-free products for your hair and body. As she told me about some of the nasty ingredients going into the off the shelf products I currently used, it made me curious as to what differences using a natural and organic product would make. I'm aware the surfer lifestyle (full of salt, sun & sand!) can be quite full on to my hair and skin, so I didn't need much encouragement to road-test the 808 Dude and Sanctum Shampoo & Body washes.
The first product I used was 808 Dude. The packaging told me it contained aloe vera, which sounded great. After the first wash I was pleased with the result. My hair was clean and shiny and my skin felt smooth. The fragrance was strong and long lasting, keeping me smelling great all day. The 808 Dude product washed quite well, but I found myself using large handfuls of the shower gel for both my hair and body, it became clear that I would go through this product quite quickly! It was good to see that the fragrance was made up from a load of different essential oils such as Bergamot, Grapefruit and Lime rather than the commercial synthetic fragrances, which apparently aren't good for you.
Next up I tried Sanctum's Shampoo & Wash. I found this product's packaging to be extremely convenient to take away with me, and it ended up travelling around in my gym bag as well as up the coast on a short surfing trip! The first thing I noticed was that the Sanctum product's woody aroma was a lot more masculine. Washing with the Sanctum shower gel was cool, it foamed up easily and when washed away left an enjoyable cooling sensation on my skin. I enjoyed the texture of my hair after each wash. I found this didn't leave my hair feeling dry or like straw which some of my regular shampoo has done.
I actually like both of these products; they both made my hair clean and easy to manage whilst making my skin feel moisturised. But I do prefer the smell of the Sanctum product. Being able to use the same product for both hair and body purposes was a great convenience, a feature I will look for when purchasing products in the future. This road test has opened my eyes to using natural hair and body treatment alternatives. I feel good about these products I've used and will definitely come back to buy them in the future.