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I bought this wax as it was on offer for half its usual price and as it was only £1.79 I decided to try it out.
I have shortish spiky hair which needs something strong to both style it and keep it from moving when it is in place.
This promised that it was a strong hold wax so I thought it would be fine for my hair but it turned out to be horrible to use and useless at keeping my hair in place and it definitely isn't something that I would ever buy again.
The wax comes in a plastic tub and it has a semi solid texture. You are just supposed to need a small amount of wax to style hair. As it was the first time I had used this particular wax I took a small pea sized amount from the tub to use as I didn't want to use too much. You rub the wax between your hands and then just rub it all over your hair and then style as you want it.
As soon as I put this on my hair I knew I didn't like it. The wax was just so greasy and it came me absolutely no control over my hair.
My hair is a bit frizzy and wavy and I need a strong wax to be able to manipulate my hair into a style and to also keep it in that style. This gave absolutely no control for my hair and I couldn't get my hair into its normal style as it gave no structure to my hair at all.
It was also so greasy that my hair looked as though I had just dunked it in chip fat. It actually reminded me of Vaseline both in how it looked and to the extent of how it held my hair in place. I couldn't spike it as the spikes would just fall down and my hair would flatten almost instantly. I do have thick wavy hair but as this was supposed to be a strong hold I expected it to at least be able to do what I wanted as I have never had this problem before with a strong hold hair wax.
I only used this a couple of times before giving up completely and just going to buy something else as it really was terrible and quite possibly the worst hair wax that I have ever used. I can't imagine what kind of hair this is designed for as it is supposedly made for hair like mine but it was next to useless.
Since my mid-teens (more years ago than I wish) I have been using various products in my hair to sustain my ever so cool hair style. I have pretty much tried every conceivable type of gel, wax, crème and goo going about. My problem has always been that may hair is very fine, and what happens is that gels clumps my hair together, and you see too much of my scalp, making me look bald. Plus due to my hair being so fine, the spikes tend to 'droop' with the weight of the gel before it properly dries in. Nightmare.
At one point a few years ago I bought some Brylcreem Strong Wax, and I haven't looked back. This stuff is probably the most extreme hold hair-stuff I have ever seen, plus because it's a wax and not a gel, my hair looks more textured than with a gel.
As far as packaging goes it's pretty simple. The top twists of to reveal the rather unattractively coloured wax inside. It's a kind of yellow-white stuff that is actually set quite hard. However once you scoop up a little on your fingers, and work it together, it quickly softens and you can apply it to your hair. Now I said scoop up a little, and I mean it, unless you're going for the John Travolta Greased Lightning look. I've read a few reviews that say it smells horrible, now maybe I'm just used to it after all these years, but I honestly can't say it smells of very much at all.
Being a wax, it can feel a bit greasy, and if you overload your hair it doesn't look good. However, assuming you have got a sensible amount on your hair, you can pretty much go to town and do whatever you want to it. Flatten it, spike it, mess it up, this stuff just holds it however you want, without going rock solid. You can even re-style it over time, and it still works. Don't however expect your partner to lovingly run their fingers through your hair, as this stuff will leave a greasy residue on their fingers!
Some people have complained that this stuff is hard to wash out, but I can't say I agree, maybe it's down to you hair type, but after a wash with "Generic-all-in-one-shampoo / conditioner"​, my hair is soon back to its fine, fluffy old ways.
One of the few problems I have had with the stuff is availability. Boots stocks it, but I have found many supermarkets to be hit and miss, sometime stocking it, sometimes not. In boots its about £3.99, but you can get it cheaper if you care to look about. One good thing is that since you dont use much per use, a tub lasts for ages.
It's funny, I'm reading back this review, and it doesn't actually sound particularly positive, in fact it kind of sounds horrible! But honestly, believe me, touchy feely partner's aside, this stuff is great for styling short to medium hair however you like it. It just holds forever, and I will continue to use it as long as it is still on the shelves.