Consumer Complaints and Reviews
I am so irate about the JFM beard colour. It has caused me discomfort and embarrassment of the last 3 weeks! I had previously used the product 4 times, with success. Some minor itching, but I considered this a "side effect" and it faded over a couple of days. This latest application was something that I have never witnessed before. Within 4 hours of applying the product (and yes I had/have always followed the instructions to the letter) my skin was itching and burning, the more you scratched the stronger the itch got. There was no relief.
Then the burn spread, my lips became "chapped" and there was no clear line where my lips ended and my face began. The burn culminated in hundreds of little bumps that when swole up burst emitting something that I can only describe as sticky raw egg yolk. This pus had to be dabbed with a tissue to try and dry it, as if left would run down your face. If I was lucky enough for it to dry, anytime I went near a shower, the spots would open again begin to ooze. This continued for 3 days. Totally unacceptable in my line of work, a face to face salesperson by day, and a "lookalike" for a well known goateed Marvel character by night. The condition caused me to cancel work, cancel appearances at events prior to Christmas and loss of earnings and PR.
Then the scabs began, dark red and pretty much covering my whole top lip and beard area, I didn't dare shave as I knew what lay beneath. I have spent the last 3 weeks trying to allow my skin to heal. Trying not to itch, (which is still very apparent in the Goatee) and still have scabs on my upper lip. Surely the numbers of complaints with exactly the same symptoms requires a product recall and some action. As a result of using this product my facial hair has become sparse and brittle, this may well affect my career. JFM, sort this out. I for one will be making my feelings very well known via social media outlets.
I have been using this product for so many years but recently I started facing itching and burning while applying the dye. Had consulted with the doctor and currently under medication. I usually buy this product Just for Men mustache and beard from UAE (Dubai and Sharjah). I was very much happy with this product because very easy to carry and results after applying is quick. Comparing with the early products the new product is demanding 5 minutes after application compared to 3 minutes earlier. Hope I am right. Kindly look into the matter as it may help thousands around the world.
I have used JFM for the past 12 years and I have had the occasional and temporary itching but nothing of significance. Within the last year, I started to develop severe itching, rashes, and oozing pimples in and around where I applied the JFM. I assumed that I was leaving it on too long but two weeks ago, the itching, oozing pimples, and rashes spread to all parts of my body. The left side of my face and the right side next to my chin were swollen with hard-textured bumps (about 2 inches in diameter each) that I could move around under my skin. I also developed a rash next to my left eye where I definitely had not applied any of the JFM.
My biggest ongoing concern however is the itching all over my body that will not go away, even with antihistamines and dermatologist-prescribed topical ointments. I wake up at 3 am and cannot stop scratching. The ointments are almost useless because the itching occurs in different places...my legs, arms, back, butt, scalp. My scalps itches almost constantly and I have rashes on my back, arms, and legs. My arms, legs, and back are filled with pimples which easily bust when I scratch them but the itch never seem to go away. I was contemplating seeing an allergist until I read these reviews about this dangerous product. Do not use this dangerous product!!!
Been using Just For Men for about 1 year on my mustache. Over the past year, I always experienced very mild skin irritation but nothing visible. The irritated area lasted about 2 days. The most recent box I purchased there must have been a chemical change to their product. The first time I used it I had a severe reaction. Anywhere the product touched my skin there is considerable redness, swelling and oozing sores. What's worse, it takes over a week to heal.
I don't have much grey hair in my beard so the box I bought has lasted me for a few years. I often go a long time with my grey. Well I have gotten the burn several times lately. At first I thought I had gotten an ingrown hair that got infected. It happened yet again and I thought the same thing. The third time it happened I shaved off my beard. My chin was massive and oozing pus from several locations. I took massive amounts of turmeric to help my body fight whatever was going on. That was maybe 2 months ago.
I tried the JFM yesterday evening. I woke up at 1:30 am with the itching and puss coming out. I took some antibiotic cream and soaked my beard with it. BTW it was only where I used the JFM that had this issue. I then realized that he JFM was causing this. I am not sure if the chemicals have a shelf life because it worked fine for me for years. I am now taking turmeric yet again and trying not to itch. Anyone found a way to make it heal faster?
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Used for some time ok then noticed itching, soreness, swelling, redness, and scaring, even water made burning WORSE after trying ointments lotions with no help... Tried ASEA water and it helped tremendously. Still scarred but pain and suffering gone in a few days and relieved to a large amount immediately with ASEA. Hope some of you read this!!! This ingredient should be outlawed...
I have used this product in the past and at one time thought I had an ingrown hair and discounted it, but recently when I developed the rash it got so bad that I had to shave my whole beard off. After I shaved, you could see how badly swollen I was and the blisters that were oozing fluid. The itching and burning was so intense that I had to use Benadryl and then Prednisone to get any relief. It is scary to think of how bad it could have gotten if I hadn't caught it in time. The swelling had already spread over my cheeks with the blisters. Now that the Prednisone has taken effect, the swelling is starting to subside and the blisters are turning into more of a rash, but for a while I did not want to leave the house. My wife suggested that I needed to make people aware of what this could do and how bad it could have gotten.
Don't ignore burning and itching or something that you think is just a bunch of infected hairs, especially if you are using this stuff. It could definitely be more, as mine was. I just wish I had taken picture when it first happen, but didn't think about doing it until today. As you can tell the left side seemed to blister worse and I hope this doesn't leave me with scars. It could definitely be more, as mine was. Thank you.
Although the attorneys typically are the only ones that make money, JUST FOR MEN deserves to be sued. Same as most of the others; put JFM on goatee and sideburns for halloween party. That was Saturday. Sunday morning had a little slight itch, and redness. That morphed into swollen face in areas where it was applied; ooozing puss, severe itching.... discomfort. In one word it: SUCKED. Now on 3rd day, have tried lots of things, per several doctors (online) recommendation, using ** ointment for healing purposes. Previous to that I put COCONUT OIL (from white paste) on the areas and it seemed to calm down the severe itch and soreness.... LOTS of liquid oozing out still.
I have used Just For Men in the past to darken my hair on my head and chin and have never had an allergic reaction to the product. Just recently I've started using it again and found that this product has had me itching and skin has come up in hives. I am very disappointed and am wondering why this product is still on the shelves. Compensation please??
Marty-Altaloma,Ca. Oct. 2016 - I been using JFM beard and mustache color real black for the last 10 plus years. Never had a problem with any type of allergic reaction up until recently within the last two months. I began to notice excessive burning sensation on my chin to where there is physical noticeable inflamed red blotches with bald patches that measure the same size as a silver dollar coin. I got pictures of then and now with recorded information from Rite Aid. For the last 10 plus years JFM has always been a regular purchase for me from their stores.
Holy crap! I had some itching and burning when I used the light blonde formula, and decided to switch to light brown to help cover up the grey. After 3 hours my face started to itch, 3 more, and you could see that under the beard the skin was turning red. I woke up the next day to open oozing wounds that stayed like that for over a week. I had to carry a paper towel around to dab my face all day, otherwise it would literally drip! I was on a motorcycle trip when this occurred, so at least I wasn't exposed to my clients on sales calls! I thought maybe I had a bad batch, so I pitched the container and bought another. Tested it on my arm, with no adverse reaction. So I dyed it again, and knew within the first two hours I had made the same bad choice on giving it another try. Same week and a half of misery... Never again!
I have had a very bad experience with Just For Men dark brown hair dye for beards. I applied it as directed and did a test patch with no adverse reactions. On my face, however, the response has been terrible. First, burning, followed by redness and itching and pain. For the last 24 hours my face has developed welts and is 'weeping' quite a lot of fluid. Pharmacist suggested an antihistamine which I have now taken for about 8 hours with only minimal improvement, but it may need more time. Two nights of very poor sleep with last night much worse.
I just used Just for Men recently for the first time in over a year, and I am completely irate and disappointed. I used to use it all the time with no problem, then I shave my beard off about a year ago. I just decided to grow my beard back out and dyed it for the first time two weeks ago. Within an hour, my skin was slightly tingly, and I felt a little dizzy. Throughout the night, it burned a little and I could not stop itching. I woke up the next morning with red, burned blotches on my skin which went away within a few days.
I thought maybe I mixed it wrong or I got a "bad batch", so I bought a new one this weekend and re-dyed my beard again. This time was worse - I now have red blotches throughout my beard and above the beard line, a few small oozing blisters, and I'm still itching 2 and a half days after using it. After reading all of these posts, I see that they changed the formula recently but didn't bother to state that on the box. I am completely disappointed and would never buy this product again! Now it looks like I have to deal with ointments and blotchy skin for the next couple of weeks.
Something changed with JFM product. I've used it plenty of times before with no issues but recently after using JFM my face got blistered, swollen, oozing puss, itchy, burning etc. I had to go to work looking like a fool embarrassed, wanted to ** take a leave of absence cause of this **. It's been a week now and it's starting to look a little better to me, but I haven't been anywhere but work and that's cause I couldn't afford to get fired. I hope my face heals soon. I've bought Aloe Vera, Neoprene, **, Vitamin E capsules, put ice on it AND THE ** WON'T GO AWAY. HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS? I NEED A LAWYER NOT NOW BUT RIGHT NOW ** and give me my ** 10 dollars back. Can't believe I paid for some ** that would ruin my life for months.
I am extremely upset that I paid for a product that has ruined my complexion and caused me to have dark patches on my cheeks and open oozing sores on the left side of my chin. I have had blistering on my left side of my face on my cheek which seems to come and go for about two months after I stopped using the product. I felt JFM burning my skin when I first applied the product after about five minutes. I washed the product out vigorously and thought that this was the result of the product manufacturing. This product has caused me to become very self conscious and humiliated.
I have discontinued the use of the product and have to shave around the big oozing sore on my chin so I do not irritate it with my shaver... I am using product after product to try and relieve my skin but am finding it difficult to rid myself of the symptoms from using this product. Just for Men should be banned from the market but the FDA has little control over cosmetic products... This must change... This product has changed my complexion from dark skin to black patches.
I have been using mustache and beard Just For Men for about 7 to 8 yrs without any issues up until a year ago and now every time I buy this product it breaks out my face with blisters. I know for a fact using this product many, many times never having a problem till a year ago and now, I thought it was just me thinking my skin must have become sensitive and unable to use this product which made no sense. I even tried applying it on of shorter time than they recommend and it still broke me out. And my skin is the same as it was years ago when I first started using it having no issues. Just For Men has changed something because I bought a cheap brand from the dollar store and have not had any issues... except the color don't hold up as well...
I just bought this shampoo, and used it for the 1st time. I never use a hair dryer, so I got dressed and left for work. After arriving to work, another employee, told me I had black stains down the back of my shirt. I stayed at work like that all day. My wife, later told me. My shirt was ruined, that the stains did not come out. Needless to say, I will never again use it. So now I have a shirt I can no longer wear, and a 13.00 dollar shampoo, I will no longer use. Out of pocket expense total is 65.00 dollars. I would never, recommend this product. Thank You.
I'm having the same issues as most of the guys on here using JFM Mustache & Beard. For the record, yes, the formula HAS changed in the last 3-6 months. JFM contacted me via e-mail late winter/early spring asking if I would be willing to test their new formula which was created to produce a "thicker beard & more even color result" (or something close to that). They sent me the new product, same box, no obvious changes. I had to provide feedback every 2 weeks or so which I did for about 2 months. I told them I didn't really notice any changes other than it irritated the skin under and around my beard and goatee big time and also my neck and there was a very noticeable burning sensation. At the end of the test and survey, I wrapped it up by advising them they definitely needed to check on the burning and itching issue and they sent me a free box of JFM for participating.
I've used the product maybe 3 times since then assuming it was just an initial reaction and that my skin would get used to it. It hasn't. Last used about a week ago and I'm still feeling a burning sensation with itching and rough, oozing patches of skin on my chin and lip. I've been using a cortisone cream that seems to be helping but it's taking a while. And I do not have sensitive skin BTW.
I was curious if there were other guys experiencing the same thing or maybe I was just applying it wrong or too heavily so I checked around the web and came across all these posts. I have been using JFM Mustache & Beard for at least 7 years and never an issue until this "new & improved" formula came out a few months back. I'm done with it and I'm going to go clean shaven until my skin clears up. Anyone reading these posts that is having similar issues needs to stop using it. Just For Men is selling a faulty and potentially dangerous product. Perhaps a Class Action Lawsuit will get them to pay attention.
I was about to use this product but looked at all the unfavorable reviews and the pictures. Oh My God!!! Thank you people. This product should be removed from the market. How can the FDA allow it to be on shelves. Thank God I didn't subject myself to this. I'll keep my gray hair.
I started using this product over 10 years ago and about 2 months ago I started to developed a serious skin reaction on my chin and my upper lip, extremely itchy followed by watering blisters. When it happened the very first time I didn't think it was JFM so I continue using it until the I realized it was JFM beard and mustache dye causing it. I stop using this product and my skin is back to normal. I'm very disappointed because this was my favorite brand for years and also because there's not many product of this type on the market to shop. I will never use this product again in my life!!!
Okay Just For Men sucks and left my face with a bad itch after one use that brought me to my knees almost in tears. Lucking I found and I bought Benadryl extra strength itching cream. It says right on the box, "Itch Stopping Cream" and it worked. Buy it, and NEVER use Just For Men again. That's my best recommendation. Take about one inch of the cream and lightly rub on face. Let sit for 10 minutes and then take another one inch of cream and apply, presto! It worked for me. I posted this cause I lived with 2 days non-stop of horrible itching and wanted to help the other victims of a product that should be banned from stores.
I used the product twice on the top roots and temples and sideburns only in April. My head still itches and burns all over! THIS PRODUCT NEEDS TO BE REMOVED FROM THE MARKET IMMEDIATELY!
I felt a stinging sensation and have suffered blister and leakage. I don't think I have the receipt anymore but I still have the product at home.
I have used Just For Men products off and on for years. Apparently the ingredients that are being used have changed. It is very toxic. I have not been able to meet with clients because of the facial blistering and leakage coming from the blisters. It is very painful and embarrassing. I am very surprised that this product is still on the market, considering the damage it doing to men faces. To anyone considering using Just For Men products don't!!! Stay away and save yourself the pain and suffering.
For over nearly 2 years I have used Mustache & Beard Just For Me M-30 Light-Medium-Brown. I applied it once a week, and per instruction left it on for just over 5 mins, then showered it off. It worked perfectly with no adverse reactions. For me one box lasted about 2-3 applications i.e. 2-3 weeks. It worked well and I was pleased with the results.
Two weeks ago I bought several new boxes. As before, I applied. I noticed a slight burning sensation after about 4 minutes, which I never had before. But I waited the 5 mins, and then I showered if off. But this time, my skin felt as though it was on fire. I washed my skin thoroughly with soap. But there was no relief from the burning and itching. I tried rubbing in some cream, but nothing stopped the burning & itching. And it seemed to be getting worse. In desperation I decided I would shave off my beard. Painful as it was I shaved off all my beard. My skin was on fire.
Over the next week the condition continued to worsen. I got weeping sores, redness, itchiness, swelling. It was so bad that I couldn't sleep. I could not shave because of the weeping sores. Now just over a week later and multiple applications of hydro-cortisone cream, mountains of lost sleep, appointments cancelled, lost work, lost income, my skin still burns, is painful to touch. The weeping sores are becoming less, being replaced by painful dried scabs. My skin looks terrible, red, weeping sores, scabs, unshaven. Very slowly, it seems to be calming down, but I'm not yet back to normal.
I then came across this site after searching for "Mustache & Beard Just For Me adverse reaction". I note that in the introduction it says they have not changed the formula. I had no change in my general health, diet or begun taking medications. I am the same as when I first used the product and had no adverse reactions. But suddenly the products burns my skin up and weeping sores... Well, something has changed! Either they have changed the formula or something has gone wrong in production. I am very unhappy.
I've been using JFM hair color and beard/moustache color for over 15 years. Sometimes if I don't shampoo/rinse well I get a little itching on my scalp. My bad. Recently I went with a darker color as the gray was winning the battle, and all hell broke loose. Head itched terribly. Open sore in my beard. Beard was on fire for days; had to douse it with lotion and take a lot of Ibuprofen. Switched back to a lighter color; cut the duration down to under 5 minutes, made sure I rinsed very well. Head seems to be under control (just minor itching for a day or so) but still having problems with my beard. I've researched the hell out of this and have come to the conclusion that I must stop using JFM. I've had a good run. Most people think that I'm 10 years younger than I am, but the pain is not worth it. If anyone has a better product, send me an email to **. I'd sure appreciate it.
Unfortunately, my hair has been falling out since March 2016 using this product. I've been a user for years and have not seen this type of results in using the product. Looking at all of the bad reviews, I'm in agreement that their formula has changed. I'm not recommending use of the product.
I applied the dark brown Just for Men beard color to my goatee as instructed. That night my face and neck started itching. I woke up to severe blisters, redness, burning and itching. The entire area around my mouth and my neck were this way. I almost went to the ER but medicated at home instead with ointments, warm compresses and Benadryl none of which provided much relief. I shaved my entire face hoping it would help, however it did not. This is the 2nd day and still no relief. Severe burn marks, blisters, swollen, painful and itching. I am an owner operator and drive trucks cross country moving people. A big part of my job is customer interaction and satisfaction. My customer today was clearly taken back by my face and neck. DO NOT USE this product. I will be hiring an attorney. Here are pictures of day 2 1/2.
Damn it, this stuff is toxic. My face and neck is burning something fierce. UGHHH... going for medical care. I do not recommend this product as it might burn your skin. I REPEAT DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT!
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