About Dollar Beard Club

Dollar Beard Club is an online subscription service that delivers custom-made boxes of all-natural beard products to your door each month, including oils, balms, waxes, shower items, growth accelerators, and more.

Based out of Huntington Beach, CA, Dollar Beard Club was co-founded in 2015 by serial entrepreneur Chris Stoikos, who also founded CoolBox (a “smart” toolbox pitched on Shark Tank), Project CoPilot (a company that helps crowdfunded projects succeed), and RangeToGo (a portable driving range).

Dollar Beard Club’s Uncut Beard Co. branded products promise to deliver big savings, no fees or commitment, and exclusive events and offers to their 150,000+ members.

Low prices and large customer base aside, can you expect Dollar Beard Club’s products to help you “grow your beard like never before”? Even then, are they a better value than the competition?

First, let’s talk briefly about beard hair.

Beard Hair vs. Other Body Hair

Before puberty, most of the hair on a man’s body is known as vellus hair, which is soft and straight. On the scalp is another type of hair, known as terminal, which is longer, thicker, and darker than other hair on the body.

After puberty, however, most of a man’s body hair (with the exception of the head) turns into something called androgenic hair, which is thick, curly, and wiry. It looks and feels so much different than scalp hair because these follicles twist as a result of being exposed to testosterone.

Pro tip: The thickness and overall coverage of a man’s beard has a lot to do with the amount of testosterone in his body, which can’t be changed a whole lot using oils, waxes, and so forth.

However, you can make sure your body has all the essential nutrients it needs to maximize results within your genetic limits, including vitamin B5, C, and E; biotin, inositol, niacin, and more.

Because of their different texture and place on the body, beard hair typically requires different care than head hair. For example, because facial skin is more sensitive than scalp skin, a shampoo that works great for cleansing head hair could be overly drying for the face.

Because of its wiry, unruly texture, beard hair also typically requires more conditioning than does scalp hair, as well as specialty tools, like beard brushes and combs.

Given this, how does Dollar Beard Club claim to help? Let’s take an in-depth look at their lineup.

How Does Dollar Beard Club Work? What Uncut Beard Co. Products Do They Offer?

Dollar Beard Club offers customers a variety of different products they claim will help nurture your beard, improve its health and appearance, and deliver thicker results.

When building your kit, the process works over five steps:

Step 1: Choose Your Beard Oils

Dollar Beard Club tells us their Original and Sandalwood-scented oils can help provide nourishment and keep your beard “silky, smooth, and smelling manly.”

All their beard oils are made from natural ingredients and are free of chemicals and preservatives, which can help minimize beard itch, improve shine without greasiness, and repair damaged hair.

The Original Scent includes the following ingredients: Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil, and Fir Needle.

With a woodsy and warm scent, DBC’s Sandalwood option features Sweet Almond Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Sweet Orange Oil, Argan Oil, and Jojoba Oil.

Step 2: Choose Balms & Waxes

Original & Sandalwood Balms

Dollar Beard Club’s nourishing balms promise to combine the benefits of oil and wax by encouraging growth, boosting hydration, softening rough hairs, and relieving dry, itchy skin.

This way, you’ll be able to control frizz and style your beard with ease. Original ingredients include:

Sandalwood balm includes the following: Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Sandalwood Oil, Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and Orange Oil.

DBC Beard Cream

If your beard needs a little taming, but you prefer to maintain a natural look, Dollar Beard Club claims their cream can condition and tame unruliness, while hydrating and nourishing skin.

We're also told their cream will help protect your beard against harsh climates and minimize itch while remaining non-greasy. Ingredients include:

Beard Wax

Made of pure beeswax, cedarwood atlas, lavender, shea butter, fir needle, and orange, Dollar Beard Club’s Wax claims to deliver control and shine, while keeping your beard and mustache healthy.

Step 3: Choose Your All-Natural Shower Items

Body Wash

According to Dollar Beard Club, their Body Wash’s cleansing formula can help leave you feeling “healthier, stronger, and ready to conquer the world.”

While it might come from a beard company, we’re told the product can be used all over your body to keep skin smooth and moisturized, blast away dirt, and leave behind a mild scent.

You’ll find the following ingredients in the Body Wash:

  • Saponified Organic Oils of Coconut
  • Organic Aloe Vera
  • Water
  • Palm Oil
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil
  • Olive and Jojoba
  • Organic Rosemary Extract
  • Coconut Oil
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Guar Gum
  • Orange Essential Oil
  • Vetiver Essential Oil

Shampoo

Made from all-natural ingredients, Uncut Beard Company Shampoo claims to wash away debris without dehydrating your hair, eliminate dandruff, minimize tangles, and “restore your beard to its epic natural state.” These include:

  • Saponified Organic Oils of Coconut
  • Organic Aloe Vera
  • Rice Bran Oil
  • Grape Seed Oil
  • Safflower Oil
  • Guar Gum
  • Vetiver Essential Oil
  • Olive and Jojoba
  • Organic Rosemary Extract
  • Water
  • Coconut Oil
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Castor Oil
  • Cedar Wood Essential Oil
  • Pine Scotch Essential Oil
  • Rosemary Essential Oil

Step 4: Pick Your Accelerators

Growth Oil

Using Dollar Beard Club’s Beard Growth Oil daily, we’re told you’ll be able to stimulate blood flow, nourish follicles, soften and smooth your hair, and grow a longer, fuller beard. To accomplish this, Growth Oil contains:

  • Castor Oil
  • Rice Bran Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil
  • Vetiver Essential Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Vitamin E

Growth Vitamins

This supplement contains a blend of botanical extracts and multivitamins that might be able to improve the health of your skin and hair, unclog oil glands, minimize irritation, and “prevent graying caused by nutrient deficiencies.”

Growth Vitamin Spray

After lightly spraying on your beard, we’re told the Growth Vitamin Spray will smooth and strengthen your hair, control dandruff, and leave your beard smelling fresh. Ingredients include:

Step 5: Need Accessories?

While these products won’t necessarily condition your beard, they could help it look better. These include a beard brush, standard comb, money clip, stainless comb, and sandalwood mustache comb.

With this out of the way, how much will you pay for these products?

Does a Dollar Beard Club Membership Only Cost $1?

Dollar Beard Club products are priced as follows:

Beard Oils

  • 0.5oz Bottle: $1/mo
  • 2oz Bottle: $4/mo

Balms & Waxes

  • Balm (1oz): $7/mo
  • Cream (2oz): $8/mo
  • Wax (0.5oz): $6/mo

All-Natural Shower Items

  • Body Wash (8oz): $9/mo
  • Shampoo (4oz/8oz): $10/$17 per month

Accelerators

  • Growth Oil (1oz): $8/mo
  • Growth Vitamins (60 capsules): $19/mo
  • Growth Vitamin Spray: $13/mo

Accessories

  • Beard Brush: $9
  • Beard Comb: $5
  • Money Clip: $19
  • Stainless Comb: $15
  • Sandalwood Mustache Comb: $7

Regardless of your order total, it appears you’ll pay a flat $3.99 for S&H.

According to the company’s FAQ, your recurring billing date is determined by your original signup date. So, if you joined on the first, your next shipment will be billed and processed on the first of each month.

All Dollar Beard Club memberships are billed on a month-to-month basis, although there are no contracts or commitments. You can cancel anytime by following these steps:

  • Go to Edit Box
  • Remove all items from your box
  • Click Update to save the changes
  • Follow cancellation steps

After their warehouse processes orders, however, no refunds or cancellations are available on Dollar Beard Club products.

As you can see, despite what the company’s name might lead you to believe, the only product available for $1 is their oil. And if that’s all your budget will allow, or if that’s the only product you’re interested in, you’ll pay 4X this amount in S&H charges.

What Can We Learn From Dollar Beard Club Reviews?

Although we’re told Dollar Beard Club has more than 150,000 members, there wasn’t a whole lot of online feedback for the company at the time of our research.

SoCalSessions

We found a fairly in-depth three-part review on SoCalSessions.com, who immediately liked the well-designed products and quality packaging.

Overall, they found them to have good smells that tended to last all day. They also experience softer, more manageable beards using them, although they noted that it might take several uses before delivering meaningful results.

In the case of the shampoo, the author mentioned that you’ll need a lot, which may not last a full month, depending on the length and thickness of your beard. They also felt that the beard oil’s price was great, but it doesn’t seem to come with a dropper.

Below these reviews, several commenters's provided feedback of their own, which referenced the inability to suspend a subscription (it can only be changed or canceled), website issues, and unresponsive customer support (this issue appears to have since been addressed).

Reddit Feedback

We also found nine user comments on Reddit, several of whom noted that they received more product than they could use in a month, leading to a lot of waste (again, you can’t suspend your subscription).

Many seemed to enjoy the quality of the products, however, but found their scent selection limited and didn’t appreciate that you can’t order kits without at least one bottle of oil.

Are There Other Subscription Services Like Dollar Beard Club?

There are certainly dozens of companies that offer beard grooming products, including options like Beardbrand and Beard Czar, although there are many popular competitors like TOPPBox, Beard Care Club, Beardology, The Roughneck Beard Company, Beard of God, and more.

On top of this, some existing discovery commerce companies like Cratejoy and Birchbox also offer beard-based subscription plans.

Compared to Dollar Beard Club, you’ll pay anywhere between $4.99 and $40 for these subscription options, while products from standalone retailers tend to come with much higher prices (but without any autoship program).

Will You Achieve a Better Beard with a Dollar Beard Club Subscription?

Because only some of their oils are priced at $1, along with the fact that you’ll have to pay a minimum of $3.99 S&H each month, it might seem like Dollar Beard Club’s name doesn’t fully represent what they offer.

However, they still tend to feature meaningfully lower prices than much of the competition and seem to come with high marks from customers, based on quality and performance.

This is despite the fact that WebMD indicates there’s little clinical evidence showing their ingredients can work as much more than fragrances, emollients, and moisturizers. This also appears to be the case for their hair supplement.

So at least from this perspective, they don’t seem to be a whole lot different than many other beard care products you’ll find out there.

In layman’s terms, what does this mean from an efficacy standpoint? Like those found in standard hair care products for your head and scalp, the ingredients in Dollar Beard Club products might help soften your beard and improve its feel, make it more manageable and tame unruliness, and increase its shine and boost appearance.

However, according to authoritative websites like WebMD, there’s little clinical evidence that they’ll help speed up growth, or—unless your beard is especially out of control—provide dramatic results from an appearance perspective.

Bottom line? If the price is your number one factor, then it could be difficult to beat Dollar Beard Club. And based on limited customer feedback, despite their competitive prices, they seem to deliver solid quality.

While you won’t be able to get a refund on your Dollar Beard Club products after being processed, the good news is that you can modify or cancel your subscription at any time, without any fees or further obligation.

What did you think about Dollar Beard Club’s products? Tell us all about it by leaving a review below!

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3 Customer Reviews for Dollar Beard Club

Average Customer Rating: 3.0
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Bottom Line: 67% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 4 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Terrible customer service

    So I once did a one time order for oil and beard shampoo from Dollar Beard Club, and I will say I did enjoy their product. I ordered their beard shampoo probably on three occasions and did like the product.

    This being said I wanted to try their body wash and was in need of more of the beard shampoo, so I put an order in that did not give me an option to do a one time order just an automatic subscription that I could delay if need, which is what I did.

    After the first order, I didn't need more of either as the beard shampoo lasts a while and the body wash is only 8oz and is fairly expensive for what you receive. The body wash also doesn't last long, and you have to use more than directed, so I wasn't planning on getting any more. I will admit to my own mistake that I didn't remember when my order would be refilled and got an email at 3 AM that they were shipping my next box, and that they were going to ship it to my old billing address that I never once used for shipments and does not receive deliveries.

    I attempted to find a customer service phone number for the company, but there are none listed that at least I was unable to find. This led me to try other solutions to figure this out and found out they don't have a contact number to speak with anyone, and had to go through their electronic process, where I was informed that they would cancel my subscription (which you cannot do on their website), but I would not be refunded and they wouldn't reship a new box to my correct address (which is where my last box was correctly shipped to), nor would they issue a refund for something I would never receive based on their return process that is hidden in the fine print.

    I will no longer ever recommend working with this company and will tell anyone that uses them to cancel their subscription through their email process that is a pain to use. I understand this probably won't have a huge affect on their business, but I at least want it out there. They offered me no solutions and refused to refund my order. There are plenty of beard products out there that are just as good as this company, that offer much better customer service if there is ever an issue. Working in customer service for the past three and a half years, I am appalled that there is no way to call this company to help solve any issues. Also, any other subscription service I use for a product (not a service like Netflix, but similar to Dollar Shave Club) always send out reminder emails days before your order to make sure you still want it or if you need to add anything to it, which Dollar Beard Club does not do. And also with other companies, the cancellation process is extremely easy and straight forward.

    This company's customer service is by far one of the worst I have experienced and I highly recommend looking for a service that actually cares about its customers.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Can't beat the price or quality

    • North Carolina,
    • Mar 22, 2017
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    I'm on my fourth month using Dollard Beard Club and am pretty satisfied with the product quality and price. I do wish you could buy things instantly and not have to wait on the monthly shipment to process. That's one of the main drawbacks of using Dollar Beard Club.

    I also would like to see more variety in the scents they offer. The choices are Original (pine) and Sandalwood. My latest order was the sandalwood scent, which I didn't like at first, but it is growing on me. I'll probably be changing my order back to Original, though.

    For the price, you can't beat Dollar Beard Club. I've tried to order oils from other companies, but I just can't bring myself to pay $20 for the same thing I can get at Dollar Beard Club for $4.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 9 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Great product, website/shipping could use improvement

    I absolutely love their products and marketing. I love the concept of what they're doing here, but the hard part is knowing just how much product you'll need. With a monthly subscription, you're likely to be shipped way too much (either that or your beard will be dripping oil every day). If you're like me, you'd rather just buy a larger quantity to save on unnecessary shipping costs (which is definitely not cheap).

    The problem I encountered was suspending my account temporarily. When turned the subscription back on, I had to wait until my next shipping date, which was nearly a month later. I couldn't get them to send it right away. The next time I did this, it took three months, and I still didn't get my order, so I finally threw my hands in the air.

    I tried contacting the company but didn't get anywhere with it, so I went to a competitor. In my humble opinion, they need to iron this out and offer a "Buy It Now" button. Their sales would increase. The concept they have is great, but the execution could use some improvement. If shipping was more affordable or even included, I would be much more likely to let the monthly campaign work as designed.

    I have used other company's products, and while most pretty much offer the same thing, I prefer the Dollar Beard Club. My beard felt less greasy and overall much softer. The product gets five stars, but the website gets two and a half stars. Come on Dollar Beard Club. I want to keep using your product. Help me out.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Mar 23, 2017

      Riff Rawhiti

      Coconut oil works great, and it costs about $11 for a kilogram. You can add essential oils if you like the different scents.

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