Hongkonghomebrew Styling Clay Review

Hongkonghomebrew Styling Clay Review

Super excited to get our hands on Hongkonghomebrew second product - The Styling Clay. After our review on the Styling Balm, we were even curious how unorthodox their clay would be. Well, let’s not waste any time dive right into it

By Vilain Wax Zero

Brand

Hongkonghomebrew

Origin

Hong Kong

Type

Unorthodox Clay

Design and Packaging

Totally the same as to the Styling Balm packaging. Clean and Simplistic. Housed in a white plastic jar, it has  the right amount of information with the mentioned of Ingredients and application. There’s a mention that the product free from elements that might be a little dangerous (if over used) such as paraben, petrolatum, EDTA..etc. Plus it’s cruelty free! 

Very lightweight, and they kind of gives you a glimpse this might be a lightweight product. It weighs at around 85g (3oz). And that, you can carry them with you while traveling on a plane. 

Scent

Again no difference with the Styling Balm. Lemongrass-Like. It comes from an Chinese Herb plant called Litsea cubeba. Known to provide reliefs for anxiety, fear, fatigue, pain or stress. The scent is really soothing and provides a sense of calmness. Not to overpowering, just the right amount. I would say this a job well done! (not unless you dislike lemon grass scent)

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Texture

We were very surprised to find out that the texture is superbly soft and smooth. Unlike your typical hair clay product which are harder in texture and stickier, this Styling Clay is very lightweight, to the extend it fills like there’s some a slight foamy texture (air bubbles like) but you can’t really see them, only through touch. There’s no other clay we can compare with this product. 

Application

I have tried both on dry and damp hair. I would say styling some of the Styling Clay as a pre-styler on a damp hair and blow dry them before adding a little more will give you the best hold and endurance. Scooping it out from the jar is very easy. When apply on damp hair it’s pretty smooth because of the wetness. If you style it on dry hair, you might experience some tucking. 

Alternatively, I also use the Pre Styling Spray as my pre-styler, blow dry then apply the Styling Clay. It gives you almost the same result, but I would say the former one has a much strong hold! .

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Restyling

Restyling with finger can be done, but you might not even need to restyle if you stay most of the time indoors (offices). 

Shine

Matte - No Shine

Volume

I would say it does gives a pretty impressive volume when style with comb and blow dry. 

Strength

  • Medium Strong Hold by itself

  • Strong Hold with Pre Styling Spray or used as pre and post styler

  • Suitable for indoor with light outdoor activities.

Endurance

Overall, it did last for more than 6 hours and it might extend to even 12 hours with 1 time restyling. 

This is one of the most long lasting product I have ever used (you can achieve this either using the Styling Clay as a pre styler or the Pre Styling Spray as a pre styler!  

Washability

This is easily washed off with one round of shampoo!

Hair Types

  • ThicknessFine to  Medium Hair  

  • Works great for both Straight, Wavy

Hairstyles

Pompadour, Quiff, Spiky Side Parting, Comb back, Side Swept-Brush Up

(See hairstyles here )

Ingredients

Aqua, Kaolin Clay, Beeswax, Jojoba Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Lanolin Oil, Bentonite Clay, Hydrogenated Castor Oil PEG40, Vitamin E Oil, Essential Oil, Phenoxyethonal

Drying Alcohol Free, Paraben Free, Petrolatum Free, EDRA Free, Artificial Colorants Free, Cruelty Free

Verdict

WOW! The only word can be used to describe this product. This is a very unique product of its own. Totally love it in terms of hold and endurance. 

Not to mention the ingredients used are friendly and absorbs harmful substances such as heavy metal from your hair. Despite you will experience some tucking, but with the performance, I wouldn’t mind it. Will continue to use this together with the Pre Styling Spray for a strong matte look.

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Price

HK$185 / $SGD33 (Original Price)

HK$157.25 / $SGD 28 (After Promo)

Overall Performance of Hongkonghomebrew Styling Clay

Hold Power: ★★★★☆

Hold Power (With Pre Styling Spray) : ★★★★★ +

Shine: ☆☆☆☆☆

Endurance ★★

Washability:★★★★☆