9 Best Hair Clays

9 Best Hair Clays

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After 38 hours of research evaluating 56 products, we picked Hanz de Fuko Claymation as our top choice.

Women take mud baths, so it shouldn’t surprise you that men turn to clay for a little hair support - and for darn good reason! The best hair clay styling products are the business. Imagine that pomade and putty had a product baby and you’ve got yourself hair clay.

Most have medium to strong hold, though some hold like gel – but without the shine. Hair clay offers a matte finish (with the odd exception here and there). And, most work into your hair much the way you would deal with a wax.

Despite the relatively small number of decent hair clay products on the market, there’s a wonderful diversity. You’ll be able to find the best hair clay for your hair whether it’s thin (to thinning) or thick and unwieldy.

Now, you may find yourself paying slightly higher prices for hair clay than for other styling products. But, don’t worry, we’ve found some affordable products that perform even better than the Claymation that David Beckham uses. You’re sure to find one that fits your budget and we guarantee that at least one of these bad boys will easily become your new favorite hair product.

Just take a look; there’s almost no way to be disappointed. Promise.

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Quick Look: 9 Best Hair Clays
Smooth Viking Hair Clay
  • A little truly does go a long way
  • Perfect hold that allows for height and texturing
  • Natural-looking hair with a serious matte finish
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K+S Styling Clay for Men
  • Smells amazing
  • Offers a good hold (we’d say solid, but we don’t want you to get the wrong idea)
  • Nice natural-looking finish
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Mandom Gatsby Technical Design Clay
  • Amazing, long-lasting hold
  • Natural matte finish
  • Great for short to medium-length hair
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Layrite Cement Hair Clay
  • Amazing hold
  • Lovely, clean smell
  • Washes out easily
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Jack Black Clay Pomade
  • Superior hold
  • Beautifully clean matte finish
  • Easy application
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Admiral Men's Pliable Hair Styling Clay
  • Remarkably good hold
  • Amazing aroma that makes you feel good every time you use it
  • You don’t need a lot, making it even more cost-effective
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Baxter of California Hair Clay Pomade
  • Amazing natural, matte finish
  • Strong, superior hold
  • Long lasting hold with a product that lasts a ridiculously long time
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Pete and Pedro Clay
  • Lovely medium hold that doesn’t fail
  • Deliciously scented
  • Awesome for fine hair
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Hanz de Fuko Claymation
  • The kind of serious hold you can rely on
  • Hold lasts as long as you want it to
  • You don’t need to use a lot to get the effect you’re after
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