Knock Out Matte Clay Review
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Brand

Knock Out

Origin

Singapore

Introduction

Knock Out is a Singaporean brand that aspires to create hair and skincare solutions that are suitable for men living in Southeast Asia. And whilst this brand is relatively new, they do have a rather extensive range of hair styling products. For now, however, let’s dive into one of their well-known products - Knock Out Matte Clay.

Type

Oil Based Clay

Design

Sleek black plastic packaging with a retro vibe and a huge KO branding on its cover.  It weighs 4oz (118g), so do make sure you have this checked if you're traveling with it.

Scent

Refreshing and manly cologne with a tinge of sweetness. 

Texture & Application

As expected, this matte clay has a smooth texture, and does not feel greasy despite it being oil based. It's a breeze to apply it on hair. For medium short length hair, it requires around 1- 2 dime-sized scoops of productfor full application. It creates good volume and adds texture to hair.

Work a small amount through damp or dry hair and style as desired. Remember that a little goes a long way. For more hold and grip, simply add more product. On the other hand, for a slightly smoother application with low shine, apply to damp hair or mix a splash of water with the clay. For a matte look, simply apply to dry hair.

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Shine

Low Shine 

Strength & Endurance

  • Strong Hold, as good as Kevin Murphy’s Night Rider

  • Restyling is easy with a comb or fingers.

  • Suitable for indoors and outdoors

  • Suitable for high-perspiration activities (tried and tested!)

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Front View: 8 A.M. (Before)

It was easy to apply and style. A comb would do a better job

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Front View: 8 P.M. (After)

Went through the day with some rain but still manage to keep in style with some water

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Side View: 8 A.M. (Before)

Compared to other weaker product, this product has slightly better hold. 

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Side View: 8 P.M. (After)

Washability

Requires washing with regular shampoo and conditioner twice for complete wash-off.

However, after the first wash, it does add a nice volume to your hair the next day. ;)

Hair Types

  • VolumeLow to Medium Volume Hair

    1. ThicknessFine to Thick Thick Hair

    2. Straight, Wavy and Curly Hair

Hairstyles

Side Parting, Wavy Combed Back Hair, Wavy Side Parting, Spiky, Comb-back, Pompadour

(See hairstyles here )

Ingredients

Purified Water, petrolatum,ozokerite, phenyl trimethicone, kaolin, tribehenin, mineral oil, oleyl alcohol, lanolin, silica, lanolin alcohol, mentha piperita oil, propyl paraben, mica, iron oxides, parfum(fragrance)

Verdict

If you are an active sportsman or a gym rat looking for a strong hold product that is able to last throughout your activities, this is a highly recommended product. It holds well and keeps your hair smelling good all day!

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