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Moosehead Shaping Dough

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Brand: Moosehead / Type: Styling Products

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      28.03.2011 16:54
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      great product for spiky hair do's and if used in small amounts

      Moosehead shaping dough is usually priced just under £4 per 75 gram pot depending on where you buy it from, available in most large supermarkets and chemist.

      Moosehead is a brand that is aimed at men, so you may wonder why I am writing a review on it. I purchased this product along with a couple of others from the brand as stocking fillers for my partner, however, I thought I would try it seeing as my own hair products were running low.

      **PACKAGE AND LABELLING**

      The product comes in a small round brown pot with a screw top lid which is slightly lighter brown in the case of my shaping dough. The lid colours can be different depending on which type of product you decide to buy.
      Sticky labels around the sides indicate the product this shaping dough is supposed to "shape, scrunch and lift with a matt finish". Underneath this is a small bar which indicates the level of hold you can expect. This one is 4 out of 5 blocks, so I should expect strong hold.
      Interestingly the labelling says that this product is aimed at men and women, but it does see predominantly aimed at men by the shops at least as it is in the men's section and the pots seem to have a more manly appearance than some other items of other ranges.

      The directions for use are very simple "use a small amount and work through damp or dry hair for desired effect."
      Ingredients are listed as :- petrolatum, kaolin, paraffin liquidum, ozokerite, phenyl dimethicone, lanoline, titanium dioxide, fragrance and propylparaben.

      Made in Australia and you are given an Australian address along with the website www.moosehead.com.au for further details. Another super added bonus is the product is not tested on animals!


      **USING THE PRODUCT**

      On opening you get an immediate waft of fudge smell, it is quite pleasant and is a little different to the usual hair product smells. People find it interesting too (if they get that close to your hair!) and my dogs seem to have an attraction to it also, but saying that it is not so strong that you would smell like a fudge sundae walking down the street.
      It looks like a paste that you should dip your fingers in and eat BUT DON'T! sort of creamed icing appearance is what I can liken it to. To be honest when you get the dough on your hands it still retains that appearance until you work it into your palms, where it then dissipates into a glistening, quite oily very thin paste.
      This dough I feel is meant for shorter hair styles really, it works well to add little spike effects or if you run it down very thin sections of hair they can be isolated out from the rest. Having long hair I tend to use it just to spike my fringe, I have tried using it on my hair to scrunch but it makes my hair feel very heavy.
      It should be noted too that you really do only need a very small amount, if you use a lot the greasy look becomes apparent, especially a little later when you have ran you hands through your hair a few times. As you only need such a small amount you find that the product does last a long time, therefore being worth the money.

      **OVERALL**

      Yes I would recommend it to others and like to have a pot in the bathroom, but it is generally more suited to shorter spiky hairstyles.

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        21.05.2010 15:00
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        Non sticky hair styler

        I have tried many hair products over the years in a bid to maintain youtful up to date looks. All this despite pushing 33 and receding at a rate faster than I would like.

        I happened across thid product in Tesco and figured what the heck it's worth a try. It comes in a smart brown/black tub with a colloured lid depending on the part of the range. Mine is the red one and it's a shaping dough.

        The price is average at around £3.50 - £4.00.

        First off this is a man's product. Designed with men in mind but no doubt your good lady will steal a few shots.

        It can be applied to towel dried or dry hair and is applied with your fingers. On opening the dough is a cookie dough colour and smells of a mix of caramel, fudge, cocoa and chocolate. Not the most unpleasant but I don't think everyone will like it. It is easily applied by running you fingers through your hair.

        Depending on hair length you can run your fingers through your hair and style as desired. I have longer hair and use straighteners for the desired effect and it's just as effective.

        It is not a overly sticky product and while you know your hair is styled it is still very soft and the product washes of easily. On average use it lasts about 4 weeks , longer if you don't style daily or use a cheaper brand.

        All in it's an effective product that holds a style well without the sticky residue of other products.

        UPDATE: My local semi chem is selling the 100ml tub for £1.00 at the moment. I asked if this was a special offer but they've been selling it at that price for ages. It's worthwhile looking around as I don't think all of the branches stock this product

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