There are so many men’s grooming product brands out there these days that it can be really hard for guys to narrow them down to the best. Luckily for you, I’m on a (seemingly) life-long crusade to find the best of those products and suggest them to you guys. I’ve been using Ballsy products for quite a while now, and in this Ballsy Review, I’ll give you an honest take on the brand, its products, and whether or not I feel it’s worth your time and money.
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Ballsy Review: How It Started
If you’ve been a reader of The Graying Area for a while, you probably know I’m a fan of Dr. Squatch soap and deodorant (not the shampoo, though!). Knowing that I was searching for healthier alternatives like Dr. Squatch to the chemical-laden soaps and shampoos on store shelves, my wife got me a holiday box of Ballsy products toward the end of 2020. This kit included a bottle of charcoal body wash, some spray to keep nuts smelling fresh, some liquid powder for chafing, and some solid cologne.
She called it a “gag gift,” and I honestly had no idea how to take that.
This box sat in a bathroom cabinet for a month or two until I started running out of my usual soap. Finally, I took it out and gave the products a try. That was almost a year ago, and I’ve since purchased more products from the company, all of which we’ll talk about in this Ballsy Review.
Get the Ballsy Holiday Box at Amazon for $45.00
Ballsy Ball Wash Review
Ballsy’s most popular product (at least at the time) and my favorite out of the original box is their Ball Wash. This is an activated charcoal-based body wash that contains coconut oil, aloe vera, cucumber peel extract, lavender, and cedarwood oil. The charcoal performs a deep clean to remove bacteria, toxins, and dirt, while the coconut oil helps reduce irritation and itch—two characteristics I want for my balls. The aloe, cucumber, lavender, and cedarwood smell great and aim to keep your skin as healthy as possible.
Understand that Ballsy Ball Wash isn’t just for your nuts. It’s a body wash. You can put it on a washcloth or other soap-carrying vessels and scrub your whole body down.
I love this stuff. I find it cleans really well, smells great, and I like to think that the charcoal helps prevent odor from coming back right away. But, I really can’t confirm that (I’m not a chemist).
Get the Ballsy Ballwash on Amazon for $22.00
I like the Ball Wash so much that I bought it in bar form when I ran out of the pump bottle. While it’s technically not Ball Wash, the Half Pound Bar contains the same ingredients but it’s much easier to work with. I’m not a washcloth or loofah guy, so I appreciate how easy the Half Pound bar is to use. And while it might be more expensive than your Irish Spring, it’s healthier, and you get a half-a-freggin-pound of it. Guys, it’s worth it.
I don’t have an affiliate link for the half-pound bar, but you guys deserve a link anyway:
Ballsy Goodhead Shampoo and Conditioner Review
The biggest problem I had with Dr. Squatch was that the shampoo and conditioner made my hair feel gross. I have a lot of thick, wavy hair, and it’s important that I take care of it. What’d I start using instead? Ballsy Goodhead Shampoo and Conditioner (I mean, who doesn’t love Goodhead..).
Goodhead Shampoo contains:
- Blue-Green Algae Extract to promote thicker hair
- Quinoa Protein to strengthen and moisturize
- Tea Tree to clean and soothe the scalp
- Green Tree to repair hair and protect from damage
Goodhead Conditioner contains:
- Hibiscus Oil to promote healthier hair
- Argan Oil that hydrates, softens and restores shine
- Tea Tree, again, cleanses and soothes scalp
- Olive Oil to strengthen and nourish hair
This combination of shampoo and conditioner keeps my hair feeling clean and smooth, despite being so thick and wavy. Honestly, if you’re thinking about a new shampoo and conditioner, I would give Goodhead a shot. Totally recommend it.
Same thing here, guys: No link, but these products are so good I gotta send ya there anyway:
Get the Ballsy Goodhead Shampoo and Conditioner on Ballsy.com for $25.00
Ballsy Review: Ballguard Liquid Powder
Okay guys, I’m hit-or-miss on this one. I don’t typically chafe, so maybe it’s relative, but I didn’t find a ton of use for the Liquid Powder. But, if you’re using talc-based powder on your nuts and ass, you gotta stop. It’s been linked to cancer and we have enough threatening our testicular health as it is. Luckily, Ballguard is talc-free.
So the idea here is that you apply the liquid on the ole giggle berries and between the cheeks, allow it to dry, and pull up your shorts. It’s supposed to soothe, cool, and reduce chafing. Personally, I felt weird standing in my bathroom spread eagle waiting for this stuff to dry. Also, it left behind quite a bit of white powder in my shorts, but I guess that’s to be expected.
If you chafe or live in a hotter climate than I do in the North East, you might consider the Ballguard, but I won’t swear that you need it.
Get the Ballsy Ballguard on Amazon for $12.99
Ballsy Sack Spray Review
Fellas.. Let’s face it.. Things aren’t always as fresh down there as we’d like them to be, and we’d be doing our partners a favor by handling that ripeness before it has a chance to kill the mood. Let me tell you something: Ballsy Sack Spray has your back.. And your sack, I guess.
This stuff is outstanding. It’s like ball-safe cologne. It contains zinc ricinoleate (a fatty acid found in castor seeds, apparently) to absorb moisture and deodorize, witch hazel to relieve irritation, and lavender, aloe, green tea, and chamomile to smell great and soothe your sack skin.
Sure, this is intended to coat your hangers, but I’ll tell you it smells so good that you can spray it anywhere. It’s absolutely worth the expense, and when you run out of it, you’ll be buying it again. Trust me.
Get the Ballsy Sack Spray on Amazon for $14.99
Ballsy Nut Rub Review
Ballsy makes an actual nut-safe cologne called Nut Rub, and it comes in a few scents. It’s beeswax-based, making it a moisturizer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial. It also contains coconut and sunflower seed oil to reduce inflammation (guys, what are you putting your nuts through!?), general redness, and irritation.
Mixed thoughts on this one: First, I love the Ocean & Air scent. It smells great, and I really don’t even use it downtown. It smells good enough to rub a little on your neck, just like a typical old-school solid cologne. However, I did branch out and purchase the Bourbon and Barrel scent, and I would say you should save your money. Not a winner.
Overall, I like the Nut Rub a lot, but it might not be a necessity.
Ballsy Pitstick Deodorant Review
Here’s the deal, guys.. If you’re using a typical store-bought deodorant, you’re plugging your pores with aluminum and that’s not good for you. Finding an aluminum-free deodorant was actually what scent me (pun intended) down this path a couple of years ago. And, while I loved Dr. Squatch, it’s been permanently displaced by Ballsy’s Pitstick.
Pitstick contains activated charcoal and arrowroot, very similar to Dr. Squatch’s deodorant. However, I find that it does an even better job of keeping my pits from stinking. Now, it’s probably not as good for you as Dr. Squatch, considering it contains a bunch of ingredients that I don’t truly know how to pronounce, but I found the balance of aluminum-free and stinkless days to be worth it.
If you need to be as natural as possible, Dr. Squatch is still the way to go. But I find I can stay fresher a bit longer with Ballsy Pitstick, so I’m Pitsticking with it.
Get the Ballsy Pitstick Deodorant on Amazon for $10.00 — Totally worth it.
Ballsy Review: Final Thoughts
I’m always on the lookout for new, as-natural-as-possible grooming products, and I’ve tried some others within the past year as well. I’m a big fan of Mountaineer brand, and I just opened a new pack from Duke Cannon. But, right now, Ballsy is the backbone of my soaps, shampoos, and deodorants. I feel, so far, it gets me the cleanest and freshest smelling, and the shampoo and conditioner are excellent. For that reason, I thought this Ballsy Review was worth sharing with you.
Have you tried Ballsy products? Do you like them? Hate them? Let me know in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to check out my Dr. Squatch Review, and subscribe to stay in the know about future grooming product reviews.