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Great for styling and provides an INSTANT hold.
on 18 March 2016
I've moved away from Gel as it often leaves hair looking glossy and overly stiff and hair spray gunks your hair up. I heard about "clay" when browsing a YouTube channel and it was suggested that clay is ideal if you want to style you hair with a "firm" hold yet maintain that natural look.
This particular one by VO5 provides a MATT look, meaning it looks natural and not glossy. Simply wipe your finger over the top of the clay and the warmth of your hand will soften the clay a little, allowing you to swipe enough off the top (you don't need much). You then rub the clay between your hands creating a warm thin layer ready to be applied.
The tin (which has a screw top) says apply to DRY hair although through my experience i find applying it to DAMP (but not wet) hair to be best and allows for maximum styling. First thing to note is that it doesn't spread very well, it sticks very quickly to any hair it touches so i advise you only put it through parts of your hair that you want to style, unless you don't mind using more product!!!
Results are INSTANTANEOUS, no sooner have you applied it that you can style your hair so you don't have to wait around like with a gel or wax. You can literally walk out of the house 30 seconds later and your hair will stay put with what i would describe as a "FIRM" hold. The look is natural although as some others have said it does give a slightly greasy feel to hair, probably because this one is oil based rather than water based.
VERDICT: If you have medium to long hair in certain areas that you want to style and add height or volume to such as a Quiff for example then this is ideally suited for you. The hold this provides is FIRM and the MATT look is very natural and it's quick and easy to use. You will need to wash your hands after applying it though. Other than that i do like the fact that the lid screws on which is ideal for travel purposes and the scent is very faint. If it wasn't for the fact that is DOES leave hair slightly greasy then it would have got 5 stars.
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