Baxter of California Clay Pomade

Best Matte Finish Pomade

Why people love it
  • Steady, immense pomade hold
  • Matte finish for a more natural appearance
  • Delicious fragrance

For a start, the price on this product is a touch on the prohibitive side. You should also be aware of it building up in your hair.


Of all the products on this list, this one has perhaps the best texturing ability. That's a big plus for a lot of guys and one of the key reasons to invest.

You don't need a whole lot of this pomade to keep your hair perfectly groomed for the entire day.  And, it's infused with natural ingredients such as clay and beeswax, the texturizing formula creates a strong, pliable hold without shine.

It is a little more expensive than others, but it's an amazing product for messy and modern styles - especially for guys with thinner hair.

Base: Oil, wax, water, clay; it’s kind of like they threw everything into the pot.

Notable ingredients: For a start, you won’t find any parabens inside, which is great. But, it’s the beeswax and the clay that impart great texture to your hair and make the product make this oh-so-usable. (The clay will even make hair appear fuller).

Hold and control: The hold here is almost surprisingly high, considering it’s perhaps the most flexible pomade when it comes to restyling it throughout the day.

Shine level: Low, low, low. If you apply it to damp hair, you may get a little more gloss, but if you’re looking for a classically shiny pomade, you’ve come to the wrong place.

Texture and fragrance: It’s a thick, texture-rich formula (more like a clay than a pomade). The almost neutral scent is a mix of wax and clay and there’s no need to wonder where that blend comes from.

Application: If you apply it to wet hair, you’ll get a touch of a shine, but really, it’s quite low. Wet or dry, you should expect a flexible hold. But, you're not going to be able to completely reshape your hair without a little water help.

Washability: It’s not as easy as some other pomades to wash out. You’ll definitely need shampoo and don’t be afraid to wash, rinse, and repeat.

Sizes and pricing: You can get the 2-ounce container from Amazon (yes, Prime) for somewhere between $17-18. That means it normally costs between $8.50 and $9 per ounce which makes this significantly more expensive that the others on this list. Now, it does have a Subscribe & Save option, which could save you around a buck per package. But, price isn’t everything; there are those that believe this is an almost perfect men’s hair product and will absolutely justify the price of it.

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