- Strong, long-lasting hold
- Natural-looking matte finish
- You don't need a lot to achieve great heights
- Great for spikey, piecey, and high looks
- Works across all hair types, but especially well with shorter cuts
- Doesn't hold up well under humidity or sweat
- Not the easiest to wash out
Now, we know that you'll take one look at the packaging on this hair wax and turn away. But, try to look past it because this maximum strength product is designed to work with the slick styles Japanese trend-setting men are known for.
It's easy to shape and restyle and yet, offers a strong hold. The manufacturers believe this product is suitable for extremely short to short hair, but many think it's perfect for short-medium length hair too.
What's interesting is that it works a little more like a gel than a wax, but without the crunchiness you expect - and, for some, that's a real bonus.
It's especially great for creating mohawks, shorter pompadours, strong parts, and spiky styles. In addition to being affordable, it leaves a lovely matte finish.
It doesn't smell pink (and, in any case, the scent dissipates quickly).
The only thing to watch out for is humidity; it's not the best for that.
Notable ingredients: The candelilla and microcrystalline waxes offer the terrific hold which lasts and lasts. The former is especially good for moisturising your scalp and hair. In addition, there's also a smoothing polymer to keep hair standing straight and soft at the same time.
Hold and control: This is super-duper extra strong - perhaps a bit too strong for some. Indeed, it could be comparable to a gel in many respects.
Shine level: It's a totally natural, matte finish - and it looks like there's nothing in your hair at all.
Texture and fragrance: You'll be surprised how much the smell is nothing like the pink packaging it comes in; it's more of a green apple scent and people love it. Also, it goes away as it dries. The texture is a little goopy but thick, like Greek yogurt.
Application: You're not going to get a lot of reshapability with this product, so it's great for guys that want it to last for the whole day. But, it is lightweight and does tend to be easy to apply.
It's easier to apply if your hair is closer to dry than wet, as you'll take away the hold and add a little too much shine if it's on the plus side of damp.
If you do happen to go walking in the rain, you'll need to towel it dry to restyle it, but it will happen.
Flakes and washability: While you won't find any flakes, this isn't the easiest wax to wash out. There are some guys that don't experience any issues, but we bet they're used to even more difficult products.
Sizes and pricing: There's only one tub size: 2.8-oz, but there are multi-packs available and they all come with Prime shipping.
For a single tub, it works out to roughly $3.50 per ounce, which is more than fair for hair wax, and you can make it even cheaper with a multi-pack, though one seems to last forever.
- Rated #3 in 8 Best Hair Waxes for Men
Right. Now, we do know that you'll take one look at the packaging on this hair wax and turn away. But, try to look past it because this maximum strength hair wax is designed to work with the slick styles Japanese trend-setting men are known for. Will keep hold for the entire day, so you won't have to mess with it too much.