Friday, 16 June 2017

Legend of London Hair Products - Fathers Day Review and Win

I am a dad that likes to look after himself and try to enhance my geeky and rustic style.

I, for a very long time, was uncomfortable with my appearance and the older I got the more I wanted to find my “style”. I went through having long hair, styling and layering, cutting it shorter and even at times colouring it! Yet, I was, until four years ago, unsure of what felt like “me”; long ish hair, brushed with a quiff, short on the sides and, a new addition, of a beard.
Although this style varies in lengths on both my hair and beard and I have at times let it go a bit wild but I have always taken time to try and style to the above.
I seem to have become a dad who enjoys styling and grooming myself to finally feel fully comfortable within my appearance.
I was, of course, really happy when Legends of London offered me their top of the range grooming products to review.

The Legends London are more than just makers of another generic men's grooming product. Experts in male grooming for the past decade, the Legends are dedicated to sourcing, producing and distributing the finest male grooming products for customers who refuse to compromise.
Legends can be broken down into 2 categories; the Barbers and the Barbershop Products.
With over 30 years of experience Darius Kravitz opened his first shop in 2008 following his second in 2016 in The Strand. The team of barbers have both the most modern techniques like sharp styling combined with classic barbershop skills.
The Legends unique range of grooming products was launched in 2012 and handcrafted by Darius himself when he was on the hunt for product perfection. From then he has produced Gel, Pomade and Alum Matchsticks with the latter winning awards. (Although subsequent and similar awards have been won)
The first product I tested was the Maximum hold 220ml Hold Gel.
Presented in a stylish 220ml tub the product instantly jumped out with its direct packaging aimed at men’s grooming with a classic groomed man on the front but with a bright and vibrant red and white backing.
I have to admit that I was a little taken back when I opened the gel to find that it was bright pink. Beside this bright colour I was still keen on trying the gel on my hair.
Depending on your style you can apply differently.

I was aiming for the wet hold look so made sure my hair was damp to start. I then applied a small amount to my fingers and then rubbed them together for good coverage and massaged it through my hair and then brushed it into my styled quiff.
The gel set fairly quickly and the maximum hold really came through with a solid set.

Alternatively, you could have brushed of blow dried the hair for a medium matte finish.
Some gel in the past has had quite a strong aroma and obviously with the bright pink colour I was expecting it to be strong and I am pleased to tell you that I was pleasantly surprised and mistaken. The product did exactly what it says on the tub, is lightly and sweetly scented and washed off your hands extremely well.
I used the gel for a few days and every time it continued to provide firm and strong standing hair.
A few days later I wanted to try the pomade.

Pomade is obviously a greasy, waxy, or a water-based product that is used as an alternative to styling hair. It usually gives the user's hair a shiny, slick appearance and does not dry it out. It lasts longer than most hair care products, often requiring multiple washes to completely remove it.
I was keen to see if this fulfilled that.
The packaging was very similar to the gel offering a classical, professional and stylish gentleman on the front.

However, unlike the gel the pomade came in a white mixture. The feel to it felt a lot smoother than any product that I have previous used but still had the greasy and almost gritty feel to it.
Another similarity was the smell. The gentle sweet and yet clean scent made it very appealing and not overpowering.
The application was simple; taking a small amount on my fingers and evenly applying to my hair and then styling with a brush of hand to the style of my choice.

Between the two products I have to admit to preferring the pomade over the gel but that is more suiting to my personal style. It allowed me to have a lift and offered a fuller thicker style that stayed firm for just as long.

The Alum matchsticks
Alum matchsticks- Master Carton Qty (800 books of matches)
Sadly I could review this product fully because I don’t shave. However, I can explain how the product works.
The standard problem that a lot of clean shaved men have is irritation and cuts. Alum is provided to ease this and, potentially, stop men from using the classic small piece of tissue and also soothes at the same time.
Alum, a natural antiseptic product to help soothe nicks and cuts and to stem bleeding, is the main base to the product. Waiting until you have finished shaving to lightly wet the matchstick and gently run it over the area that is needed. It is easy to handle and easy to store and I believe a more civilised approach to dealing with aftershave burn. They would, obviously, be some stinging but from what I have read and researched I can see this being a great addition to a male grooming routine.
Legends of London have produced stylish, sophisticated and clean products to aid to any man’s grooming. It is for this reason why I would suggest these products as a perfect gift for any dad this Father’s day.
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(I was given this product for free to review. My opinions are my own and I am under no obligations to give a positive review. Please see my full disclosure at the bottom of my blog)

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

@msedollyp my husband does, a bit of wax or gel x

harlina said...

Yes my husband does he uses gel

Sue McCarthy said...

I use hairspray to keep my style in place

susan smith said...

My husband uses Gel

Joanne Darnell said...

my husband uses wax

laura banks said...

my son does he uses a bit of everything now he's a teenager

Jules Eley said...

I would love this for my son he loves doing his hair! he uses lots and lots of gel!

maria blythin said...

entering for my husband darren and he uses serum and gel x

Graham said...

My Dad uses hairspray

Angela Treadway said...

as my dad doesnt use products on his hair, would love to win for my son who uses gel on his hair x

MANDY DOHERTY said...

My son uses gel

Waterworth Fiona said...

my husband used to use brylcreme, now he barely has hair,lol

Kim Neville said...

My OH and son use wax on their hair to keep it in style

peter campbell said...

tend to use gel and spray sometimes, mainly when going out on evening

Lorna Ledger said...

My partner uses gel, and I think it's called wax! It's erm hard, and see through!

Joanne Casey said...

My hubby uses gel and my son uses wax

JudeVFR400 said...

My partner uses gel, but is always happy to give new products a try.

OMG Itsagirl2015 said...

I had a little Vampire so grooming has gone out the window. I do shave once every now and then when Mrs OMG gives out about beard rash 😂😂

Niki Wardle said...

My son uses gel or wax, my hubby doesn't use any, he instead complains about his unruly hair! This might be just the push he needs...

caydensmum said...

I don't on mine but I use hair gel on my sons.

Susan B said...

Not at the moment but several family members do.

Sandra JoJo said...

My son uses Aquafish Fishfingers Shape Defining Wax 😊

Janine Atkin said...

i use a bit of hairspray

Melly Moo said...

I use gel and wax on a daily basis.

Adrian Bold said...

I use a little gel to style.

Kirsty Mackay said...

My husband uses gel. I use mousse or hairspray occasionally.

Clare Hubbard said...

My husband uses a little bit of wax in his hair

Natalie Baskerville said...

My husband doesnt at the moment but he's been going on about for a while now wanting to try some gel.

Kelly Hirst said...

I only use hairspray but my husband has a whole shelf of various hair products he uses!

Anonymous said...

I use a wax usually or now and again a gel

Tee Simpson said...

Yes. I use hair gel

Nicky Pearce said...

a bit of hairspray