Love CLAYMATION by Hanz de Fuko?
We sure do. It's one of those hair products that you think you're never going to replace and sometimes, you find yourself worrying about whether you can (and should) stockpile it... just in case they ever stop making it.
You know what we're talking about, right?
And that's exactly why you want to look at HYDROCLAY by Mack for Men. It's a new, small line of men's hair products. But, it's got some serious potential.
We spent some time pitting CLAYMATION versus HYDROCLAY - both on paper and on various heads of hair. We ran them through the rigours of shampoo trials, asked people to smell each other's heads and crunched the numbers.
So, how did it pan out? Can the new entrant compete?
Just take a look:
The verdict: Mack for Men HYDROCLAY by a fraction
Both of these clay hybrids have amazing holds, like the kind of hold that makes you murmur hold your horses under your breath as you apply it. It's that level of awesome.
But, the Mack for Men HYDROCLAY actually holds a little firmer and longer - and it still looks natural.
The verdict: It's a clear tie
Whatever you call the matt finish, the result doesn't change. These two products match up evenly here.
The verdict: It's a matter of preference here
We're a little tempted to give this to Mack for Men HYDROCLAY because of the creamy smoothness, but there's no real difference in the way you'll need to work these clays in your hand, so you can award this any way you like.
The verdict: Yet another tie
If you were to do a blind shampoo test, you wouldn't be able to discern which product was in your hair. Thankfully, you don't need to do such a test; we did it for you.
The verdict: We have to give it to HYDROCLAY
While we don't mind products that don't carry any scent, we're in love with the masculine scent of HYDROCLAY. It's the sort of thing women just want to draw closer and you just can't go wrong with that.
The verdict: Another win for HYDROCLAY
It's easy to mess up a perfectly good hair product by throwing all sorts of ugly ingredients inside. And while it's clear that the folks at Hanz de Fuko took steps to give you a clean product, the team at Mack for Men just did it better. By a lot, actually.
The verdict: The price speaks for itself
When you work it out, the cost per ounce on CLAYMATION is $11.50; the cost for HYDROCLAY is $7.60 per ounce. And that's before talking about shipping. If HYDROCLAY were a weaker product somehow (it's not), we wouldn't even be able to compare them on price. But we can, we have, and it's clear that we have a winner.
Should you make the switch?
Well, that's the sort of call you need to make on your own. What we can say is that you'll be doing yourself a favor by giving Mack for Men HYDROCLAY a shot a changing your life. Okay, your hair.