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Shampoo maketh the DMAN

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According to a recent survey, the male grooming sector continues to grow from strength to strength. Since 2012, beauty and personal care launches specifically targeted at men have increased globally by more than 70 per cent.

Within grooming, the men’s skin care segment (including body care and facial care products) has experienced the most significant increase, with sales gains of 57 per cent from 2009 to 2014.

Other statistics revealed:

52 per cent of men consider their appearance either important or very important

29 per cent of men touch up their look throughout the day

39 per cent of men between the ages of 15 and 17 touch up their look throughout the day

Data source: Beauty Streams, Datamonitors

These figures indicate that personal appearance is still very high on the agenda, prompting De Lorenzo to launch a new men’s essentials range called DMAN. The company claims DMAN offers simple yet functional haircare that allows men to feel fresh and ready to face the day.

The grooming collection incorporates Squalane, a renewable ingredient derived from olives and used in high end, luxurious products for its soft skin touch with no greasy after-feel. Staying true to the brand ethos ‘inspired by nature’, the ingredients also include Olive Leaf Extract, Eucalyptus Oil, Lemon Tea Tree Oil and Peppermint Oil.

DMAN Shampoo $24.95

A peppermint deep cleanser that can be used daily to remove oil and product build up in the hair. The peppermint formulation provides cooling and calming effects to the scalp.

We tested the DMAN Shampoo and the first thing we noticed was the packing. Rather than finding bright colours and floral pictures usually associated with products marketed to women, DMAN comes in a stark but manly dark grey tube with gold and black highlights.

Absent too was any hint of florals, the product proving very neutral in scent, which means your hair won’t smell like you’re about to audition for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. DMAN shampoo is low on lather, which initially had me questioning its ability to cleanse, or whether more product than usual need be applied, but fear not, the shampoo’s performance was top notch.

Other products within the DMAN range include:

DMAN Shave Cream $19.95

A deluxe cream that allows the razor to glide for a close shave, leaving the skin smooth and hydrated. Containing eucalyptus, menthol and lemon tea tree oils that provide antiseptic properties for blemish control.

DMAN Pomade $24.95

A water based pomade that moulds and controls and is ideal for side parts, quiffs or slicking back hair. Provides added shine and a light to medium hold without the greasy look and feel.