Man I love clay pomades. When Jack Henry Co sent out a sample for me to try, I fell in love immediately. Simple ingredients with the lavender scent. I felt like this was made for my type of hair and laziness.
2 or 4 oz amber glass jar with a plastic top. Minimal in design. Modern if you will.
Essential oil lavender kind of lavender.
It’s a clay so the consistency is all over the place sometimes. But with a fresh jar, I didn’t really have an issue. This was a bit different using James’ jar where I’ve left it in the heat for a bit. Things could’ve separated but I can’t be 100% sure. No issue for me when scooping it out though.
Use your nail to dig in or “break” the initial surface of the pomade. It gets fairly solid under colder temperatures, so you’ll experience a bit of inconvenience when scooping it out. I’d say toss it in the microwave and see what happens.
Applying it to dry hair will give you a bit of tug, which is normal with clays, but applying it to hair that is a bit more damp, you’ll have no issues. Think of the water as lubrication for the clay to apply on your hair.
I said matte in the video. That’s what I got on the first day, but after using it again and rewatching my video, I do see a bit of shine, so I’ll agree with James on that one.
Definitely on the fine side of texture, which won’t necessarily “grip” your hair into place, but it’ll still hold things in place.
Pushing the strong hold but overall, I’d say a med/strong. The clay gives a light control while the heaviness of the oils and beeswax solidifies this with a balance weight that keeps things in place as well. I’d say the ingredients all work cohesively, but for a clay, it is on the more oil/waxy side of things.
This bit is from James:
“It remains an intuitive pomade to use. I feel like there have been a limited number of variations or types of oil-based clay pomades that we’ve seen. They can be pliable and super greasy but beautifully coarse like Baxter of California Clay Pomade — that tends to comes with an overly complex formula. We’ve also seen ones that end up just like a slightly-not-as-shiny grease like Shear Revival American Gardens. While Jack Henry keeps a formula simple like the latter, the performance comes closer to the former but remains like a waxy grease.”
I agree with this, and this portion of his review is way more informative than I can think of. My experience with clays is a bit more limited, but I do want to emphasize that it is on the waxy grease kind of clay. You get build up, but you get the lightness of the clay.
Lasts fairly well throughout the day. It’ll definitely lessen in regards to strength but you end up with a more relaxed look. The slight bit of slickness is gone, but as James said, “embrace the feels” and just go with it. It is still passable.
Not an issue whatsover. My waves got crazier at the end of the day, but this usually happens with buildup. Unsure why, but I love this aspect about waxier/oilier based products. So easy to restyle.
Not really. They’ve been able to balance it out with the clay.
None at all. It’s got the oils and wax to assist with this.
Be generous with the shampoo and maybe leave it in your hair for a bit. This will take 2-3 washes to get most of the product out.
A very simple clay pomade with a simple styling, well at least for me. It’s balanced enough where the weight of the oils and waxes can hold my hair down while the clay makes it feel light and adds a good amount of control for whatever style. Obviously not the slickest product, but one hell of a concoction using minimal ingredients.
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