Layrite Pomade vs Mack for Men ShapeShifter Pomade

Layrite Pomade vs Mack for Men ShapeShifter Pomade

Love your Layrite?

Of course you do. Layrite Pomade is one of those super reliable styling products that you turn to almost every day. It's soft and sleek and shiny in all the right ways. 

It's almost like magic.

So, when we heard that guys were beginning to make the switch to Mack for Men ShapeShifter pomade, we had to take a look. 

We wanted to know if Mack for Men could actually compete with Layrite Pomade on hold and shine, not to mention all those things that make your morning routine a joy rather than a chore (like scent and texture). 

Sure, we've done a few of these hair battles, but the results of our big Layrite Pomade versus Mack for Men ShapeShifter pomade showdown took us by surprise. 

Don't worry, we won't leave you hanging: you can see what discovered right now.

The verdict: A little sway towards the ShapeShifter way.

  • Layrite Pomade: 9.5/10
  • Mack for Men ShapeShifter: 9.7/10

While both pomades offer excellent hold and control while keeping your hair soft not sticky. But, you're definitely getting a stronger hold with Mack for Men ShapeShifter pomade.

The verdict: We like Layrite, but we love Mack for Men.

  • Layrite Pomade: 9.4/10
  • Mack for Men ShapeShifter: 9.6/10

You'll get a nice sheen with Layrite Pomade, but we're taken by the complete shine control Mack for Men provides.

The verdict: It was closer than you might think, but ShapeShifter has it.

  • Layrite Pomade: 9.5/10
  • Mack for Men ShapeShifter: 9.7/10

We've always loved the Layrite Pomade texture and we had never thought another pomade would take its place. And then we met Mack for Men.

The verdict: The verdict: It goes to Layrite Pomade with their dash of washing brilliance.

  • Layrite Pomade: 9.6/10
  • Mack for Men ShapeShifter: 9.5/10

Both of these are easy to wash away; Layrite Pomade is just easier. 'Nuff said.

The verdict: No doubt about it; the win goes to Mack for Men again.

  • Layrite Pomade: 8.7/10
  • Mack for Men ShapeShifter: 9.7/10

The scent of Mack for Men is simply intoxicating and there's just no way for others to compete.

The verdict: We're not sure we're competing on the same court with this one.

  • Layrite Pomade: 8.3/10
  • Mack for Men ShapeShifter: 9.9/10

Take a look at Mack for Men's ingredient list, you'll see why we're in love with ShapeShifter. Well, at least here; there are several other reasons we've fallen head over heels.

The verdict: A win for Layrite.

  • Layrite Pomade: 9.6/10
  • Mack for Men ShapeShifter: 9.4/10

When it comes down to price, the lower it is, the better.

Now, we're not saying you're going to drop your Layrite crush today, but we're pretty darn sure that you're going to order yourself some Mack for Men ShapeShifter pomade. We're certainly coming back for more; it's one hell of a pomade product. 


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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.

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