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Review: Billy Jealousy Beard Control conditioner

Review Billy Jealousy Beard Control

A common beardo issue: in the morning the beard looks great. And in the afternoon, it starts to look messy. Billy Jealousy Beard Control wants you to get back the control about your precious facial hair. 

If you wanna know why I felt in love but still can’t recommend this product – read my review and watch the video!

The video review

Product promise

“We all need a little control right? Beard Control delivers a deliciously light hold while giving you the best of both worlds: a natural look with just a smidgen of definition.”

What is Billy Jealousy Beard Control?

Billy Jealousy Beard Control
Billy Jealousy Beard Control

This product is a so called leave in conditioner. This means you smear it into the beard, make the finish and when you wash the beard the effect is gone.

Check of ingredients

Billy Jealousy Beard Control list of ingredients
Billy Jealousy Beard Control list of ingredients

Billy Jealousy Beard Control is made with some key ingredients.

  • Aloe Leaf Juice: Softens and hydrates beard and skin
  • PVP: Styling agent, helps hold hair in place
  • Jojoba Seed Oil: Stimulates, conditions & shines
  • Panthenol: Provitamin conditioner

On first sight – sounds nice. But there are also a couple of questionable ingredients:

  • Dimethicone (Silicone, plastic)
  • PVP (Polyvinylpyrrolidon, plastic )
  • PEG/PPG-14/4 Dimethicone (plastic)
  • Cyclopentasiloxane (Silikon – plastic, suspected to cause infertilit)
  • Cyclohexasiloxane (Silikon – plastic)

A lot of plastic! And some of these substances are suspected to cause body disfunctions – honestly, I don’t want that in my beard. And I can’t imagine this is healthy for hair and body on a longtime usage! The huge number of questionable ingredients gives it -2 in the rating.

The complete list of ingredients:

Water, Sorbitol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Dimethicone, PVP, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polysorbate 60, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, PEG/PPG-14/4 Dimethicone, Salicylic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Malic Acid, Fragrance

Product and packaging

Billy Jealousy Beard Control stands upside down
Billy Jealousy Beard Control stands upside down

The Bottle is solid, well made and stands upside down. So Billy Jealousy Beard Control can easily be removed.

Directions

It’s easy to use this conditioner. Work a small amount into palms and rub hands together. Apply into beard and brush/comb through to evenly distribute product.

Then I use my round comb and a blowdryer to get the beard in shape. This aspect was very very good and the product delivers what it promises.

Result

Result after using the conditioner
Result after using the conditioner

The result is pretty nice. The hair gets good hold and stays in shape even after a couple of hours.

Price

Manufacturers Website: USD 20,00 / 236 ml
amazon.com: USD 20,00 / 236 ml

Compared to other conditioner products, it’s a fair price I would say.

Rating
3.4 / 5 Reviewer
Pros
- delivers what it promises
- gives a well shaped and groomed beard for hours
- good price
Cons
- too much plastic
Summary
My final thoughts about Billy Jealousy Beard Control are pretty mixed. On the one side, I caught myself enjoying this product a lot because it easily keeps my beard in shape. I bought the bottle 3 weeks ago, started testing and it's almost half empty. On the other side, the usage of so many plastic substances is so uncool that I can't recommend this conditioner.
Quality
Packaging
Handling
Pricing
Plastics

 

Beard addicted, graphic designer, project manager, teacher, cat lover, coffee drinker, iphoneographer and photographer, instagramer, blogger, world traveller, eater, cook and a happy bear. Born in Germany, living in Switzerland. I hope to share my passion for beards with the help of this blog with you. Enjoy :)

2 comments on “Review: Billy Jealousy Beard Control conditioner

  1. It s just insane that so many beard products are good and at the same time so unhealthy to use it. Thanks Matthias for the research! It is very interesting to read your blog!

    • Well – they are not necessarily unhealthy, but they are wasting the sea and get into your food – and then it gets unhealthy 🙂

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