There are some times in life you do stupid things. This is one of those days. As if I didn't have enough tasks to complete, I have managed to get the micro beads from my facial scrub in my eye. My eye feels like someone is sticking pins in it every time I blink. It is in pain, and highly irritated, distracting me from any task. This is why I detest chemical infested products.
As I sit here in accident and emergency, waiting for 4 hours, I can't help but think about work. It got me thinking, if beauty and grooming products weren't so full of chemicals, I probably wouldn't be here. As in sitting here in accident and emergency, but also as the Founder of No Gunk, where our mission is to take the chemicals out of grooming products for men.
Credit: The Times
The problem with almost every hairstyling product on the market today is three-fold, but we use one word to sum it up - gunk.
Sense 1 - Full of chemicals. As in "This product is full of gunk!"
Sense 2 - Leaves a sticky residue on your hands and hair. As in "I hate putting that gunk in my hair, but i've got to look the dog's bullocks tonight"
Sense 3 - Confusing names. As in "Gel, wax, fibre, clay, putty, gum? I've never heard so much gunk in my life"
No thanks. I don't want gunk anywhere near my hair. Now, let's go into the three reasons why our mission is important to you, Funky Fella:
Gel is 90% alcohol, which drys your hair. So do silicones, as do sea salt sprays, which are found in large concentrations in products like Moroccan Oil & Murdock's Sea Salt Spray. These make the hair look healthy and shiny... until the day after, when your hair is dryer than a desert.
You definitely can't use a Vo5 clay, Shockwaves gel, or Hanz de Fuko wax without washing your hands. Do you like having to wash gunk out of your hair and hands, every time? It's time you could be spending doing something more valuable.
If they wanted a messy time, they would have asked for a 6 inch sub with chipotle sauce ;)
And this isn't just about hairstyling. When we made the 3 in 1 Grooming Spray, we wanted harness the true power of chemical free to create a multifunctional product. It gives off a natural nourished look, you know, the one that says 'I look funkin' awesome, but I don't try too hard.'
You're a busy guy... So, we've made it easy for you to look great, on the go. Pump it on the way to work and when you're killing time in the queue of a club. No gunk to clean off. Just nourishment and style, for your hair, and facial hair too.
'But... What if I don't sport a beard, Sal?'
We don't discriminate Funky Fella! You can use it as a pre-shave oil just as well, giving you a smooth, irritation free shaving experience. I'm yet to find someone who doesn't like it. Wouldn't you like to try it?
So my fellow Funky Fellas, share this article, and enlighten your friends about the smarter way to look funkin' awesome. No chemicals needed.
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Sal Essa is the Chief Funky Fella & Founder of No Gunk. Fluent in French & Spanish, during his spare time he enjoys travelling, improving his Mandarin & learning from great entrepreneurs and brands.