KMS California Hair Play Dry Wax

Best Hair Wax for Men with Straight to Wavy Hair

Why people love it
  • Seriously great at adding volume and texture
  • Strong hold lasts all day
  • Natural looking and easy to apply

  • Great at getting straight to wavy hair to behave with a messy look
  • Adds volume and texture
  • Works across all lengths and cuts
  • Pricey

It's easy to become confused by this product. Is it a hair spray? Is it a wax? The truth is that it's both.

And, while the packaging on this unisex product is hardly the best, we're prepared to move past that.

This wax is easy to apply and holds remarkably well.

Because it adds texture and volume, it's often recommended for men with fine and thin hair. But, we've found it works wonders for guys with straight to wavy hair that want that messy, bed head look, but can't seem to make their flat hair achieve it.

Seriously, you'll get the lift and it won't fall flat during the day.

On top of that, it's lightweight and non-sticky, so you'll enjoy working with it - and the way it looks in your hair.

Plus, it's matte finish all the way.

Notable ingredients: There's actually not much in the way of wax in this formula, but you'll find plenty of natural oils and peppermint leaf extract. We do like that.

Hold and control: The hold depends a little on the length of your hair; don't expect more than a medium hold if it's very long. But, it's great on the shorter side. Either way, it lasts all day.

Shine level: You shouldn't ask for anything more than a matte finish with this spray wax, because you're not going to get it.

Texture and fragrance: This is a spray wax and it's definitely easy to apply, but it does come out of the can a little tacky. As for the smell, it's indescribable - all you'll really get is a light, pleasant fragrance.

Application: As far as application goes, it would be difficult to ask for anything easier. All you need to do is shake the can and then spray (very sparingly) onto dray or dampish hair; towel-dried hair is just fine. Then, run your fingers through your hair to distribute and shape it into place. If you add a hair dryer to the mix, you can get as much volume as you want.

Flakes and washability: Expect zero flakes. Moreover, this spray wax is wildly easy to wash out of your hair. Like, really easy.

Sizes and pricing: Your option is a 4.6 oz spray can or, well, nothing. It's not cheap at $33 for that can, but it does come with Prime shipping and a can will last you for a very long time.

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