I Bought A Walmart Men’s Grooming Box And This Is What I Think
Hello all! I wanted to share my thoughts on the Walmart Men’s Grooming Box that I purchased from Walmart (who would have guessed that’s where I got it from?!?).
I came across the men’s grooming box when I was googling free razors for me (I’ll explain why in a bit) and the Walmart Men’s Grooming Box came up as a suggestion and so I clicked the link!
Why was I searching for free razors, you ask? Well, I normally shave using electric razors, (read my review on the Braun Series 9 electric razor here! ) because my face is very sensitive and I look like a freak with red blotches and scrapes all over his face after I get done shaving with a standard razor.
The downside of electric razors is, I don’t get as close of a shave as the manual ones and since I’ve been growing out my beard, I wanted to get a razor to get a closer shave on my lower neck and figured I could find a free one online since it seems like they are always given out as freebies.
Now, the Walmart Men’s Grooming Box is free, BUT you have to pay shipping of $7.99 to ship it out to you.
I looked at the bag and I saw everything you get inside: Equate 3 blade stick razor, a sample of Stetson Cologne (it included an expired coupon 😕), a sample of Dove Men + Care Body and Face Wash, a sample of Dove Men + Care Shampoo and Conditioner and a 3.8oz can of Dove Men + Care Dry Deodorant Spray.
All the items came in a Canvas Travel Bag (See all photos below).
I did the math and I figured paying $7.99 for shipping and getting all the samples and carrying bag was worth the price. Did they inflate the price of shipping, yes, I think so (I mean, come on, it probably cost them $4.00 to ship it through the USPS… ) but still, I think $7.99 is a fair price for everything that’s included.
I just want to mention that the sample items in the bag change out periodically, so when you order your bag, it probably will have different samples than the ones I received.
The first thing I used was the razor. I wanted to straighten up my beard and make cleaner lines. I must say, for being a generic brand (Equate), I think it did a pretty good job of shaving and getting really close – the only issue was that i wasn’t paying attention to where I was shaving and ended up screwing up 🙄 😒 and so I decided to shave my full face clean and I used the Equate razor instead of my electric razor. Like I said, it did a really good job and didn’t get all clogged up and didn’t do a lot of pulling AND it didn’t leave me a bloody mess, so that’s good!
Afterwards, I jumped in the shower (I know, a lot of people recommend taking a shower first and then shave, but I am so used to my electric razor where it’s better to shave with a dry face and beard). I used the shampoo and conditioner; normally, I use Head & Shoulders because I have short hair (I cut it every Sunday) and I’m finally admitting that I’m losing it too 😢), so I like using H&S to prevent dryness and flakes.
I really can’t comment on how the shampoo worked… I’m assuming it works good, but I can’t tell… my hair feels soft, but it always feels soft…
I did not use the body wash. I don’t know why, to tell you the truth 😳. I ended up using my regular bar of soap, which is Irish Spring. The next time I take a shower (which will be tomorrow), I will update this post!
Update: I used the body wash and it worked! It got me clean and smelling good! – so all’s good with the body wash! 👍
After the shower, I used the Dove spray deodorant and I like the smell. This particular scent is called Invisible and it has a nice scent to it – it’s sorta like a body spray scent but not so overpowering. I normally use the stick of ‘Degree Men MotionSense’ “Overtime” or Speed Stick Irish Spring anti-perspirant (hey, what can I say, I like the Irish Spring Scent!).
I’m not used to spray deodorant and was always afraid of using it because I once heard it causes cancer and it kills the ozone layer… I’m sure the fixed that shit by now, right?!?
I did not use the Stetson cologne sample… I haven’t smelled it in a long time, but from what I remember, it’s an old man’s scent and not for me… yes, I am 38 years old, but I am not going to call myself an old man yet… soon, but not yet.
That’s pretty much it. I went searching for a free razor sample and ended up paying shipping for the Walmart Men’s Grooming Box (technically a bag) and I like everything I’ve used so far. I will use the body wash and update this post on my thoughts about it. (update above!)
I know you can get a very close shave with a straight razor or safety razor, but I am not sure I would be able to make that much of a commitment to shaving.
It’s rather pricey to start up (to get the right tools) and it takes a lot of practice so you don’t end up cutting yourself and bleeding to death. I’m sure it also takes work to maintain the tools… don’t get me wrong, I have thrown around the idea of getting one, but then I just think of the costs and commitment and I end up putting it on the back burner.
But that’s all I have for now. Thanks for reading! Go check out my other posts and escape life for awhile!