Hold Strength: High Hold
Hair Types: Suitable for all hair types.
Size: 4oz Amber Glass Jar
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Clay Pomade is an absolute must for anyone looking for a matte or natural finish hair styling product. Scoops and applies effortlessly due to its creamy consistency, this product works well with all hair types and can be finger styled for a looser, more natural look or combed for a cleaner appearance. Provides high levels of texture and volume, effortlessly. Product can be restyled without water and holds firm for all day hold. Washes out with water.
HOW TO USE
Apply to hair in small amounts. Apply to completely dry hair for driest and softest appearance. Comb through to evenly distribute product and style with fingers or comb.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Eucalyptus Globulus Flower Water, Microcrystalline Wax, Kaolin, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sea Clay, Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Silica, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Pinus Nigra (Black Pine) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Juniperus Communis (Juniper Berry) Fruit Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Picea Mariana (Black Spruce) Oil, Canarium Luzonicum (Elemi) Oil, Cedrus Deodora (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Melaleuca Leucadendron Viridiflora (Niaouli) Oil, Potassium Sorbate
I bought the Arcadian Clay Pomade due to many good reviews from youtubers and users on this site. Perhaps I was expecting too much but I'm sad to say that this clay pomade did not meet my expectations.
First I'll start with the good, it's really easy to scoop out and emulsify in the hands. Goes into the hair really smoothly and has zero tugging. Great texture and lightness. The finish is fairly matte/natural. You also get a pretty decent amount in one jar which is great. I actually quite like the scent as well, but it might not be for everyone.
Now here's the let down: It just doesn't hold. Many people on here say it has "high hold" but I think it is no where close. It's more like a medium hold which rapidly decays towards the end of the day. It just falls apart completely before the mid afternoon, even on a good day. If I go the gym or it's windy outside, it doesn't stand a chance.
I will say that I have fairly long hair and have found better success with higher hold products (Such as HDF Claymation, Baxters Clay Pomade). Arcadian Clay Pomade will remain in my arsenal for those days I won't be going out for a long time and just want a relaxed look. Otherwise, steer clear form this one if you want something with really high hold.
The product is so unbelievably easy to scoop out and use. Breakdown is easy too. Good amount of hold without being too heavy too.