Hongkonghomebrew Styling Cream Review

Hongkonghomebrew Styling Cream Review

Welcome everyone to this 3rd edition of our review with hongkonhomebrew. If you have not seen our previous 2 reviews, we had a great time discovering the different characteristics of the Styling Balm and Styling Clay. By far, our favourite one has been the Styling Clay, which is available in our curated store @ UO Selects. So what’s the deal with this 3rd product by this Hongkonghomebrew -The Styling Cream. Our initial guess was it’s gonna be your usual cream-based hair styling products that harden and probably wouldn’t hold too much. Were we right? Let’s get down to it ;)

By Vilain Wax Zero

Brand

Hongkonghomebrew

Origin

Hong Kong

Type

Water-Based Cream

Design and Packaging

The Styling Cream has no difference in packaging with the other 2. 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 overused) such as paraben, petrolatum, EDTA..etc. Plus it is cruelty free! 

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

Scent

Again no difference with the Styling Balm and Styling Clay. Lemongrass-Like. It comes from a 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 lemongrass scent)

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Performance of Hongkonghomebrew Styling Cream

Texture

As expected, for a cream-based product, you will expect nothing less than a soft and smooth texture, that you could easily able to broken down over your palm or even spread it easily on your bread ;) Seems like it’s gonna be a smooth application

Application

The application was so easy. I tried it on both dry and damp hair. However, since I prefer more volume, I blew dry it before styling to give more “air” into my hair with some good texture. For a better hold, I was advised to be generous on my scoop, altogether I did around 3 - 4 coin-size amount. Surprisingly, despite the high amount of product I have it on my hair, it did not weigh down and still felt pretty light. After the application, it did feel there are some hardening and a little lumping of hair, but not as super stiff as hair gel type products. It provided a good hold to keep your style in place.

Restylibility

Best to restyle with comb since it will have a slight tug. Using fingers might do the job but not the best.
However, with this product, you actually do not need to restyle much ;)

Shine

Medium Shine

Volume

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

Hold

The hold Hongkonghomebtew Styling cream is strong hold product if styled with good amount of scoops (3-4 coin size).

You can also achieve a Medium Hold can also be achieved with 2 coin-size scoops

This is a product suitable for indoor with light outdoor activities with high humidity

Endurance

Overall, the hongkonghomebrew styling cream endured for more than 6 hours without restyling and it even extended to 12 hours with 1 time restyling. 

We were wrong about the hold and now we were impressed with the endurance. It does reduce a little towards the very end of the day. But for a cream-based product,

Washability

This is easily washed off without any shampoo!

Hair Types

  • ThicknessFine to  Medium Hair  

  • Works great for both Straight, Wavy

Hairstyles

Suitable hairstyles with Hongkonghomebrew Styling Cream are Comb-back or Slick Back Hairstyle, Neat Side Parting, Side Swept undercut or a classic Taper

(See more hairstyles here )

Ingredients

Aqua, HFCS, Beeswax, Emulsifying Wax, Lanolin Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Essential Oil, Germall Plus

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

Verdict

This could be one of my every day go-to products due to the easiness of application and styling with a great endurance for hold! With the healthier selection of ingredients, the Hongkonghomebrew styling cream has become one of our favourites. Since this is a cream-based product, it’s no surprise that there could be some hardening to the hair. But well, restyling is hardly required because of this feature and the great hold it provides.

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To you our readers, here’s a 15% Discount code -  urbanoak15 for you to save a little of $$ to try this product out. Trust me, this is worth the try.

HK$185 / $SGD33 (Original Price)

HK$157.25 / $SGD 28 (After Promo)

Overall Performance of Hongkonghomebrew Styling Cream

Hold Power: ★★★★☆

Shine: ★★★☆☆

Endurance ★★

Washability:★★★★★

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