Dick Johnson's |  Fibre Wax

These international pomades are fun in a way that it gives insight to what’s going on in the pomade business outside of the States. Sure, we’ve gotten a fairly good amount of things from Asia, but Dick Johnson comes from Finland, which is a whole ‘nother area with its own style. Initially, I did get the sense that Dick Johnson was very similar to Reuzel. Regardless, I like their attitude towards business and life. They call it a combination of “filth and luxury,” where you kind of keep it professional but also real. You do your best, with no doubt in mind, and be arrogant cause you deserve the right to do so. Sounds like…the former POMP, just kidding.

Design

The standard 100ml plastic container with an aluminum top. Gold accents on a black background. Can’t really go wrong with that. It’s a tad busy and the font is a bit hard to read, but overall still ornate to distinguish itself as a Dick Johnson product. Reminds me a bit of the Suavecito design and colorway, where dark backgrounds meet a yellow tonal highlight.

Scent

I am a sucker for vanilla scents mainly due to being allergic to the vibrant floral scents (major headaches from these). The site describes it as being a vanilla whisky. I do smell vanilla with something heavy, which I assume is the whisky aspect of it. Unfortunately, my nose palate has not been refined to properly “nose” whisky yet. Maybe one day.

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Consistency

It’s smooth like butter. No joke. Thick and creamy, it comes out of the jar nicely. I did notice that it’s a bit waxier for a fibre wax though.

Application

It’s a dry process. Well for me at least when I applied it to my completely dried hair. Slight bit of tugging but if you apply to slightly damp hair, the process will be smoother. Applies somewhat evenly, but like I mentioned, it’s a bit waxier or thicker, so be sure to evenly distribute the product across your palms or else you’ll get clumps.

Shine

Began with what I thought was a light sheen, but once I got outside, there was nothing. Purely a matte product.

Texture

Got a haircut before making this review, so the hair is a bit shorter, which gave way for many layers.

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Strength

A solid med/strong hold.

Control

It has a nice grip over your hair, but in regards to control, the insouciant nature of what the product was designed to be comes through. I wasn’t able to completely tame my hair to the way I want it (as seen in the video) but then again, this Fibre Wax was not meant to do that.

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Endurance

It gets drier and drier as you restyle your hair. This has been my experience with most wax based products, which I assume I’m wiping away product as I recomb/restyle. The endurance of Dick Johnson’s Fibre Wax is nice. It lasts throughout the day, and upon waking up, I’m still able to achieve a nice bedhead look since the product is still holding my hair up.

Restyling

This aspect of the Fibre Wax has been what I enjoyed the most. I’m able to play around with the style of my hair without having to conform to what I usually do. If I wanted a looser look, I was able to do that. Just make sure your hands aren’t dry as mine or else you’re gonna get skin flakes trapped in there.

Greasy

Very slightly, since it does have a mix of petrolatum and paraffin which leaves behind a slightly greasy residue after application.

Dryness

Fairly dry. No slickness which means that dryness will be apparent, but it gives way for a more natural look.

Rinsing

A solid shampooing will get you cleaned and fresh.

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Conclusion

Dick Johnson’s Fibre Wax lives up to its description of being insouciant. “Carefree” is the look you’ll achieve with this med/strong hold wax. It won’t give you slickness, but it will give you amazing control throughout the day without the added weighted feeling of heavier wax products. I thoroughly enjoy the application process as well as the scent. Is it a top tier product? For me, yes. It works well with my thick and wavy hair, and the only major issue I have with it is the feeling of dryness I get at the end of the day.

Order now and you’ll get free shipping. Use code “THEPOMP” to save an extra 10%. They’re based in Finland and are produced in Finland, which makes it a super authentic Finnish product, and vegan friendly, if that’s on your preference.