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O'Douds Matte Paste

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A high hold, matte finish styling cream. For natural, voluminous, and textured styles.

After years of requests for a matte hair product, O'douds Matte Paste has finally arrived. Trust us, it was worth the wait. Easily achieve natural, voluminous, and textured hair styles that stay locked in place all day. Use on slightly damp hair for tight, clean, textured styles, or on dry hair for maximum volume and matte finish. Use a blow dryer for even more volume and texture. Natural waxes, clays, and oils provide a strong, malleable hold that will leave your hair strong and healthy.

Water Soluble | Hold: Firm | Scent: Cedar Citrus | Size: 4 oz / 114g

Ingredients: Water, Kaolin Clay, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Glycerin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Oil, Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood) Oil, Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Berry Oil, Mentha Vitrata (Bergamot Mint) Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Wonderful Stuff

Probably the best clay-paste I've ever used; great hold, wonderful texture, feels great in my hair. You can really smell the all-natural ingredients list when you open the jar, it's quite strong, but unique and, as the previous reviewer mentioned (who just happens to share the same initials as me!) it's certainly unoffending. I agree that it could be easier to apply, but I think it's a worthwhile trade off for the eventual ease of styling (and I just can't bring myself to deduct a star).
Pro-tip for potential buyers - this new formula (as opposed to the old one) doesn't require all that much emulsifying. Just apply the stuff after it becomes tacky/chalky white in your hands, otherwise it'll break up into chunks.
Hats off to the brilliant folks at O'Douds!

Quite decent

It smells quite neutral, doesn't offend with the scent. The application is more difficult than other cream pomades, it has quite a bit of tug to the hair, but after that, its really good, hair style keeps itself in place for hours, and adjustments to the hair can easily be done to the hair throughout the day. Washing out is easy too. Would rate it full stars if it was easier to apply.

Great natural product

I have purchased this product 4 times now and its my go to product. A great natural product that holds for about 8 -10 hours and hair is able to be restyled. I love using a natural product as it washes out with water.
If you get the O-douds pre-style product it works well and can give you texture. I use this with a sea salt spray and have no issues with getting a good textured style.

Too dry and hard to apply

Compared to other Matte Pastes I've used, this one is definitely one of the worst imo.

When you scoop the product out of the jar it feels like a nice applying matte paste, but the moment you emulsify it between your hands, it gets extremely dry and sticky. This makes it an extremely hard and uncomfortable process to apply in the hair.

As for the hold, it's got none for me. The hold disappears within 30-60 minutes and can't be restyled easily, my hair just flops down soon after application. The texture isn't the worst but it certainly isn't the best, it's a somewhat coarse texture, but nothing outstanding.

The scent certainly isn't horrible, but it's definitely not great, it smells woody, almost like a timber yard with sawdust smell. Washing the product out is hard and will require shampoo to get it all out, however I find that most products do. Even then, this product is certainly harder to wash out.

O'Douds Matte Paste is an overhyped product imo, I bought it after reading reviews and expecting great things, but there are so many better Matte Pastes out there on the market, I would not recommend this at all.

HI John, thanks for your review. Sorry to hear the O'Douds Matte Paste isn't suitable for your hair needs. I hope you've found the other products you've purchased more successful, as always, we are here for advice if you need recommendations or any guidance on application. Cheers Dave & Blake