I was a catwalk model for a hair competition last year. I was a model for my local hairdressers and sumo were the products they used on me during the show. I was really impressed, so got this wax afterwards to give it a try myself. My hair changes often, from cropped boy hair, but is currently a bob style.
I was really impressed with this wax actually. Its comes in a 50ml glass container that just fits in your palm. Its an excellent size for using at home, as you can hold the tub in one hand and apply with the other, and also for taking away.
The lid is a metal screw top like affair, which means no gunky mess, its great!
The deasign is also very attractive to look at. The tub comes in a little red cardboard box. Inside is a little card explaining how they make the wax in a traditional way. The tub is a firey red colour and says 'sumo' in japanses style text down the side of the tub, all the way round.
The wax is a hard honey colour and is very hard in consistency, like a block. Which means no dribbling or gunky mess!
The fragrance of the product is great, it smells a bit like a Lush shop! Very fruity and fresh!
The product, when warmed in the hands, is easy to work through the hair, and is easy to mould hair into position. It lasts ALL day, even in rain!
As the product is in a block, it must be warmed in the hand before use. No great for a quick slap on and go.
Not great to tone down messy hair, it kind of accentuates the sticking up bits. You really need flat hair and then apply to give volume and definition
Bumble and bumble is a well known brand and this is a great little product for shorter hair. Gives volumer and spikeyness to flat or thin hair.
A traditional hard wax for modern cuts strong yet flexible hold, textural effect and definition of detail - it disciplines heavyweights, yet won't overwhelm finer types. Can be used as a natural look for short hair, won't overwhelm fine hair, perfect for highly textural cuts. To Use: Spread a pea-size dab or two onto palms, rub briskly together to warm and soften, or heat by holding a blow-dryer to the mouth of the jar and skim the top layer. Evenly coat fingers and hands and lightly spread through hair.