It started with a problem
I was the lead singer and guitarist in a touring rock band and every time I'd play a show, I would start to sweat, then my eyes would begin to sting really badly. I always had an itchy, flaky scalp, and I’d often get skin flare ups on my face.
Now, you could imagine it had something to do with staying up late, partying and living a rock and roll lifestyle while on tour but trust me when I say, it wasn’t that glamorous…
It turns out, it was my hair wax that was causing these problems. As I would sweat, the product would melt and get into my eyes and then make them sting! It’s a common problem you might have when playing sports or going to the gym.
It’s really irritating and makes it hard to focus when it happens.
My search for better
I tried loads of different hair styling products. I was trying to buy a hair wax that did what it said on the tin, lasted all day and night, didn’t sting my eyes when I sweat, or give me an itchy, flaky scalp. A hair wax that that wouldn’t give me skin flare ups on my face and that didn’t make me smell like a teenager again…
I wanted to buy from a company that uses sustainable ingredients, that doesn’t use plastic packaging, or test on animals.
I know that seems like quite a list of demands, but I would say that these are things that we would all want from our grooming products, right?
So I decided to make my own
Prototype after Prototype
I created dozens and dozens of prototypes in my kitchen and I'd try out my creations with local barbers and friends to get their feedback and tweak my recipes.
I ran a market stall on weekends to hear from real customers, to check if my problems were their problems, and if this was something they would actually buy.
And they did. I ended up making something that worked so well that people kept asking me for it!
Mission to launch
So, I found a manufacturer in the UK and they agreed to help me to develop my formulas further.
My mission was to create natural hair styling products that actually worked. Hair waxes that improved the condition of my hair and scalp, solved my problem of stinging eyes and were made using sustainable, clean ingredients. Oh and no plastic either!
After a year and a half of tweaking and development, we launched the Natural Barber Co. in April 2019 and I haven't looked back since.
Love it or it's on us
If you don't experience a noticeable improvement in the way your hair looks and feels within 30 days of receiving our products, we'll offer you a refund or exchange, no questions asked.