Hanz de Fuko CLAYMATION vs Mack for Men HYDROCLAY

Hanz de Fuko CLAYMATION vs Mack for Men HYDROCLAY

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

  • Hanz de Fuko CLAYMATION: 9.4/10
  • Mack for Men HYDROCLAY: 9.5/10

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

  • Hanz de Fuko CLAYMATION: 9.4/10
  • Mack for Men HYDROCLAY: 9.4/10

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

  • Hanz de Fuko CLAYMATION: 9.4/10
  • Mack for Men HYDROCLAY: 9.4/10

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

  • Hanz de Fuko CLAYMATION: 9.3/10
  • Mack for Men HYDROCLAY: 9.3/10

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

  • Hanz de Fuko CLAYMATION: 9.0/10
  • Mack for Men HYDROCLAY: 9.4/10

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

  • Hanz de Fuko CLAYMATION: 9.2/10
  • Mack for Men HYDROCLAY: 9.5/10

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

  • Hanz de Fuko CLAYMATION: 8.8/10
  • Mack for Men HYDROCLAY: 9.3/10

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.

Our editors independently research, test, and recommmend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links.

Article Staff

Katie’s Cleveland proud; but she’s also lived in Australia, Switzerland and now stays in South Africa. That’s a roundabout way of saying she can’t sit still; she’s always moving, always busy.

She has a BA in International Relations from Kent State University and work towards a Masters in Human Rights. She speaks French, is learning German and used to dream in Spanish. For years, Katie worked as a producer on fashion and advertising shoots before she realized her passion was the written word.

Katie’s far more interested in guy’s gear than women’s, except she has a wardrobe brimming with little black dresses. She drinks her beer out of the bottle and is raising her two boys to be better men.

Editor Jenna Holtz
Researcher Ronnie Langston
Art Director Cherry Barbacena

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