Your Buying Guide to Putty, Clay and Wax
Your hair is your crowning glory so make sure that you have it looking neat and orderly. You can style your hair any way you want and you can use a hair putty, clay and wax to keep the style on hold. That way, you don't have to worry about the wind and the elements ruining your look. And so, we're going to discus the different types of putty, clay and wax, what other buyers are saying, what to look out for and some of the most popular brands.
Types of Putty, Clay and Wax
When you want to firmly keep your hairstyle, [Gel-like wax] is a wax with strong hold and high shine power. It can keep the volume down and is a match for people who have thick hair that spreads easily or people with short hair and want a hard looking hairstyle. After towel drying, you can apply it even when your hair is damp, so it is convenient with a short styling time.
This type of wax is made from a combination of fibers. If you want to create movement in your hair or create twisted bunches in your hair, the Fiber-type wax is most suitable. It fits soft hair with good growth
xand is strong enough to set your hair. It is easy to handle for first-timers as well. However, applying too much of the wax will result in your hair having a tight and heavy image. Hence, it is recommended to start with a small amount each time and apply a little more if required as you style your hair.
The special feature of this wax is that is is heavier than fiber wax, yet a little softer than the dry wax. It is said to be the best wax for usage as it is strong enough and yet creates a glossy look while maintaining a silky touch in the hair. As the wax can be easily spread on the hair, suitable for as any types of hairstyles. It is often said to be the most used wax as well.
To create the the sexy image of wet glossy hair, use the [Grease Wax]
This is the best hair wax to use to create an image of wet glossy hair. It is also known as [Pomade] or [Grease]. While it feels similar to transparent gel wax, it does not harden your hair as much. It can be used to put together dry hair or create twisted bunches or adventurous hairstyles. While[Grease] may be thought of as a male's styling product, it is also popular among females who would like to create a look of wet glossy hair. Depending on the way it is used, it is a styling product that can create both feminine and boyish hairstyles.
To create fluffiness and a natural volume in your hair, the [dry wax] is most suitable. It is also known as [Mat or Gray].
This wax contains little oil and hence is able to create a soft feel to your hair. This styling product is suitable when you would like to create a hairstyle that looks fluffy with natural volume, without it looking glossy. It can put together thin and dry hair well and also create fluffy movement in the hair. However, it will not be easy to spread on for those with thick and strong hair. Another disadvantage of this hair wax is that it can be difficult to apply on, especially for those who are not used to using it.
Depending on your hair type and the hairstyle you would like to try, the hair wax you should use will differ. If you are thinking that you are unable to achieve your desired hairstyle, first, do consider about your desired hairstyle as well as your hair type. You will certainly find a suitable hair wax for yourself.
What Other Buyers Are Saying
There are many putty, clay and wax available so, you better read the reviews that customers have left for these products. That way, you would know their firsthand experience on using these. Here are some feedback that buyers have written about a popular hair wax:
It seems there are two versions of the product, one with an extremely attractive smell and another with a plain smell - this one was the latter. Although excellent forming product, a small quantity on towel dried hair works magic.
Its got a fairly good hold and has advantage of being fairly easy to remold. But it's slow to apply and leaves a very tacky feeling in your hair which is unpleasant to the touch and smells a bit on the chemical side. Don't get me wrong it's not bad but I personally didn't find it that great either.
Have been using American Crew Fiber for about 5-6 years now, once in a while I try something else (based on a fair amount of online research) but nothing comes close and I end up going back to American Crew Fiber - good strong hold and matt finish. I have fairly thick hair and when I get it cut I have a grade 2 on the back/sides and choppy on top.
What to Look Out for
When you buy a putty, clay and wax, check out the ingredients to make sure that you are not allergic to it. Also, buy one that suits your hair type--dry, frizzy, lifeless or damaged. Check with your hair stylist which product works for you. He can offer valuable advice on what you should use.
Most Popular Brands
American Crew - is a brand that manufactures fiber-like resinous product, which helps thicken, texturize and increase fullness to hair. It provides a strong, pliable hold with a matte finish and good for short hair.
Bed Head by Tigi - is a brand that manufactures a product, which contains polymers and glycerine to help the hair to look sharp and styled and maintain hydration levels balanced respectively. Also, its a pliable wax that keeps the hair styled and be restyled with ease.
Da'Dude - is a Swedish brand that manufactures hair wax, which comes in a reusable hip bag and lasts 3 times as long as the other products. You can apply a small amount of the wax to a dry or damp hair and it will provide you a super firm hold with a natural matte finish, volume, and texture that you have longed for, without any flaky or greasy residue. Also, it contains natural ingredients and no parabens, sulfates & phthalates toxins.