Introduction to Goldfingers Matte Paste
From the first product review and up till now, we have tested all products from around the world but none of them from Singapore. Based on my experience, it's not easy to find a suitable for the hot and humid climate in Singapore. So far, Morris Motley's treatment styling balm is the only product that is near to perfection.
However, today we have finally get our hands on a home breed hair product brand - Goldfingers Company. The Founder, Terrence T was inspired to produce his own formula as he understood that both asian's thick hair texture and climate played a huge difference in crafting hair styling products. After 15 months of experimentation, he finally formulated his product to combat the tropical climate with great hold and versatility.
In this piece, we will cover the Matte Paste, while in a few days time we will get into Goldfingers Pomade Review.
Let's dive in!
House in a matte plastic packaging with glossy silver labelings on over it. It feel very light (100g) and easy to be carried anywhere especially for those who travel often. It stated that it's mainly for volumizing purpose, heavy hold and low shine.
Texture & Application
For this test, I had my hair blow dry first.
I would say the texture is similar to a hair cream but less oily and more dense. Scooping it out from the bottle was easy. With a pea sized amount, just rub it on your palms and start styling with your fingers (don't worry it won't turn your fingers to gold) or comb. It was easy to style as the texture is very soft and easily spread throughout. You wouldn't need much of it as its effect is quite strong.
After a few seconds leaving my hair still, the strong hold starts kicking in. It does feel a bit dry but definitely the hold is pretty strong. Restyling wasn't easy with finger as the hair tends to hold and stick together. I would advice to restyle with some water together with comb to ensure the process is smooth and slick. But with the hold, I wouldn't think you need to restyle that often.
Matte - Zero Shine
Strength & Endurance
Medium Strong Hold even under high humidity and hot conditions
Suitable for indoor and light outdoor activities
Lasted almost the whole day without needing to restyle if you stay indoors mostly
If restyling needed, do it a with wet comb
Front View: 8 A.M. (Before)
Holds like a champion
Front View: 8 P.M. (After)
Without restyling for the whole day, this is considered pretty good
Side View: 8 A.M. (Before)
Side View: 8 P.M. (After)
Can't deny my cow lick issues. But this is because I didnt restyled the whole day.
Can be easily solved by restyling some water
Washing out is easy. One round of shampoo is all you need to get it all out.
Volume – Low to High Volume Hair
Thickness – Fine to Very Thick Hair
Pompadour, Quiff, Side Parting Undercut, Comb-back
(See hairstyles here )
Water, Bee Wax, Poly(1-vinylpyrrolidone-co-vinyl acetate), diethylene glycol, monooctadecyl ether, copernicia cerifera wax, polyethylene glycol, octadecyl ether, microcrystalline wax, 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one and fragrance
I am proud that this home-brewed brand turned out to be almost as good as some of the global brands out there. In terms of hold, it is definitely stronger than most of the brands who proclaim to be "strong hold" but does not work well in tropical climate and on thick hair. I only had a slight issue with restyling with fingers only. Other than that, I think this product is close to perfection especially for those with thick hair.