MENSDAY WEDNESDAY: Duel of the Jacks9:00 AM
Hey guys, Ben FromHeadToToe here. When Jen first asked if I wanted to tackle a blog post, I knew I had to go in guns blazing. Guns – that’s one thing that men like, right? Maybe? Okay, well, men like shaving. It’s a way of saying “I am so manly that some of my man is growing out of my face and I need to contain it.”
To shave, one typically uses some cream or gel. Enter our two contestants: Jack Black Beard Lube and Every Man Jack Shave Cream. Let’s see how these two shaving creams stack up against each other in the battle to be my favorite.
The Packaging (the dazzleness)
Every Man Jack recently shed it’s cool black and white color scheme so it could look like a piece of wood. It does have a square base for better stability and slightly more product (6.7 oz) than Jack Black (6 oz). Meanwhile, Jack Black has a bright blue color that makes it easy to spot on your car dashboard or wherever you might be shaving.
The Cream (the textureness)
My first time trying Every Man Jack was almost a euphoric experience. I had spent so much time using cheap gels that I thought shaving always had to be a dry, face-destroying journey. Every Man Jack instead has this thick consistency that makes for a gentle shaving jaunt. However, the thickness can make it feel like more needs to be applied, and cleaning gunk out of your razor can be a pain when it clumps in the blades.
Jack Black is actually more gel-like, and the jojoba/eucalyptus give a clean, tingling sensation as it goes on smoothly. It seems like less product is used per shave, which is a plus, and the ease of cleaning the blades is almost unfair. The eucalyptus also gives it a minty aura (Jen told me to call it “scent” but I prefer aura) that makes my face feel ultra fresh.
Quality (the qualityness)
Honestly, I feel like these are both comparable products depending on what you value when shaving. For sensitive skin, Every Man Jack is gonna be your flavor. For a quick run with an easy clean, Jack Black is your potion. Every Man Jack is considerably cheaper though, which I think makes it easier for people to pick up (despite being sold only at Target and online).
In the end, I love both of these Jacks. Jack Black is my current favorite, for its unique feel and how flipping easy it is to clean off the blades. However, I fell in love with Every Man Jack for a reason and that’s why I keep going back to it years later. The thick texture and sensitive skin formula makes for one satisfying shave, but be prepared to prepared to flush a lot down the sink.