6 HAIRSTYLING PRODUCTS TESTED
By Ashley Birch, 30 January 2018
Uppercut Deluxe Monster Hold Wax, $34
Now, this paste definitely stood out. Firstly, it has a masculine, almost smokey, smell – which may not be for everyone, but at least makes a change from the salon-inspired scents that seem to be the go-to for most brands. Secondly, it gripped my hair intensely when I ran my hands through, somewhat like the tacky feel of hairspray, making it ideal for styles that require more height. Lastly, it didn't really set, so can be reworked throughout the day. Thumbs up.
TONI&GUY Styling Clay, $14
American English Wind And Sea Mist, $46
For the sake of transparency, I must confess that I do not like hair gel. Stiff, wet-look styles just have no place in 2018. Thankfully, though, this one surprised me. It worked into my hands easily, did a very good job at managing annoying flyaways and created a more natural finish than I expected. It didn’t provide much staying power, though, so it’s probably better suited for styles that don’t need much lift or for guys with thinner hair.
UpRoar Clay Pomade, $30