Bayside Grooming Co. Original Clay Review
Today, we have a home brewer called Bayside Grooming Co, originates from the Southern Hemisphere, with beautiful bays and beaches - Newcastle, Australia. We are glad to have connected with them and they were generous to share with us both of their products - the Original Clay and the latest one the Water Based Pomade. Bayside Grooming was inspired to produce a grooming product that is both ethical through the selection of ingredients and also giving back to the community. All ingredients are sourced locally in Australia, and are vegan friendly and cruelty free. Similar to Arcadian, Odoud’s and the Flagship Pomade folks, I am always excited to see and test the work of home brewers because of their unique formulas. In this review, we will be focusing on the Original Clay.
Design and Packaging
From the the first look at it, you can tell it looks very chill, as if you were at some beach in Hawaii. The usage of very light colours with the ocean wave as its logo, you would expect this is a very light and easy to use product. The clay is stored in a lightweight plastic jar, with easy to read labeling, from mentioning of the ingredients used, how to use, to the intent of this product - strong hold, volume, course texture and matte.
It weighs at 96g. So gentlemen, please feel free hand carry them on your flights.
The scent is very light, on the sweeter side. If you were to ask me, it really reminds me the smell of this toothpaste called Kodomo Lion. I know this sounds like applying toothpaste on your hair, but honestly, it couldn’t be better. The scent is very refreshing, not over powering or over masculine. I would imagine using this during my weekend beach outing.
On their site, the scent has the notes of lime, coconut, bay leaf, patchouli, cedar, pine needle
This product really reminds of Morris Motley’s Treatment Styling Balm (TSB). It is easy to scoop out and not greasy at all. As compared to other types of clay like Kevin Murphy’s Rough Rider or Shehvoo’s Ocean Clay, the Original Clay has a much softer texture.
Though the TSB is still softer overall, this Original Clay is still very much a lightweight product.
Since this is a clay based product, it is advisable to apply over blow-dry hair. Applying throughout the hair was fairly easy. It does dry up a little that caused some tug during the process. So, if you are hair is dry or coarse type, it’s advisable to use some hair spray (eg: Shehvoo’s Sea Salt Spray) to moisturize a little to prevent the the tug. It’s not a big of a deal for normal or fine hair types.
Throughout the day, surprisingly, while restyling it was really easy. Don’t feel any tug to it and I am able to restyle either using my fingers or comb. There’s no need of any water required for restyling.
0 Shine - Matte
Works superbly especially during the first half of the day. Some restyling required afterwards.
Medium Strong Hold. It does give a firm hold most of the day. Apply more for more hold
Suitable for indoor and both outdoor activities. However, for outdoor do not expect it to last too long.
Since this is tested in a high humidity condition (especially here in Singapore), I would say the endurance is medium, that lasted 4 - 5 hours without restyling. However, even though the hold doesn’t last towards the end of the day, it does provide a good natural fall on my fringes, maintaining some good volume.
One wash with shampoo does the job
Thickness – Fine to Thick Hair
Works great for both Straight, Wavy
Pompadour, Quiff, Spiky Side Parting, Comb back, Side Swept-Brush Up
(See hairstyles here )
Aqua, Kaolin, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Silica, Coconut Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Sea Clay, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (lime, coconut, bay leaf, patchouli, cedar, pine needle)
I am already impressed with Bayside Grooming Co Original Clay though there’s one more water based pomade version to anticipate. I would definitely use this product daily if not majority of the time if I need a quick fix. I would use both for office wear, or during the weekend outing at outdoors in the park or at the beach. I wouldn’t worry much even the hold might not last as long, because it does give a good natural loose look towards the end of the day. Thumbs up to the folks at Bayside Grooming Co. Not to mention, the price point is pretty affordable!
The Original Clay will be in our #TopDrawer. We recommend you guys to try this out!
As an appreciate to you all readers of Urban Oak out there, here’s a 15% discount code - URBAN15 for you to try it out!
URBAN15 only available in https://baysidegroomingco.com
Original Price: SGD $25
Original Price: AUD $25
With Promo Code: AUD $21.25
Overall Performance of Bayside Grooming Co Original Clay
Hold Power: ★★★★☆