I like this a lot, though it worked a little better before I got a thinned-out cut to make my hair flip a lot more out at the ends. (I have straight hair that's fine, but I have a lot of it.) Where it never used to weigh my hair down at all, now it can if I use too much. Usually I don't like scented products, but the smell on this is so fabulous, clean and long-lasting.
Just chopped off all of my hair and am using a pomade for the 1st time in years. This offers texture without being sticky or stiff and it wears very well throughout the day. It does not offer a lot of control or hold but that's not a deal breaker for me - I'd rather have a more natural look. Why is this not a "5" for me? I don't really like the smell and I suspect I could get something similar for a cheaper price. Overall, I think I like this product and would probably re-purchase, unless I stumble upon a better-smelling product.
I've been using this for about a year now, ever since I cut my hair short. It's very nice, though not all that different from other styling waxes (like Fiber). I love the scent -- light and clean. It gives nice body and control to my hair, without being stiff or sticky (unless I use too much). It is, however, a bit stiff if I use it on damp hair. A jar lasts for about 3-4 months or so of daily use (I use a small, pea-sized dab, rubbed between my palms before applying it to my hair).
with shoulder length hair, this product provides definition to my frayed layers. It also helps to add more volume to the top. I warm the product between my palms, then swish it over my hair. Then I use my fingertips to apply small amounts to the ends of my hair. Great smell.
I got this based on the reviews here and hate it. I dug a tiny plug of this wax out of the fancy jar and dabbed it on my long fine hair and could not understand why I should be using it.
It is very hard, just like unmelted parafin wax which I believe is what it is. I tried warming it up to melt it in my hands but I think my hands would have to be at least 200 degrees to liquify this enough to be usable in my hair.
I was hoping for some hold and frizz control, or some definition or something, but spreading solid wax on my hair is not the answer.
And I feel really ripped off as I paid about $20 for this pretty jar of wax.
Probably my favorite wax/paste product, at least for now. It performs basically the same as the other waxes/pastes (dirt, fiber, etc.), but it has a really neat, unique scent that I like.
I use a pea sized amount, rub it between my hands and put it into the hair, then repeat however many times necessary. It gives a little bit of a "dirty" look and can help the hair clump together or control it.
My hair is really fine, and the product does weigh it down somewhat (but pretty much all products with weight do). Sometimes I mix some hairspray with it so that it has more hold.
Great for definition. Is a little stiff/thick at first. It works better if you have slightly damp hands. Dab on ends of hair for curl definition or for styling bangs that you are trying to grow out.
I've used some other B&B products before, like Surf Spray (love it!), and decided to try the Sumo Tech. I must agree that this is a really great styling wax because it isn't greasy and it gives good hold. With fine hair, and lots of it, I found that medium hold waxes wouldn't last all day, but this one does. And, when I was in the salon the other day buying the tub, a stylist gave me a GREAT tip. She said if you just wet your hands a little, and then run them through your hair, the water will re-activate the wax and you can restyle, fluff, whatever. This tip worked for me, and like the stylist said: it gives you a good reason to play with your hair all day.
I was using the Aveda whipped stuff before and my hairdresser used this on me and I liked the smell and what it did. However, trying to use it myself I am having problems applying the product. I can't warm it enough in my hands to make it spreadable. I have short highlighted blonde hair that is very fine. So any clumpy thing will be visible immediately. I am more than happy to get some insight from some user as to how to apply it properly. THats the only reason for me to say I would not purchase it again.
I went out and bought this product after reading all the great reviews on MUA but I found that this wax didn't give any hold to my shoulder-length fine, straight hair. It didn't give me much texture to hold and was gone by an hour or so. I did like the smell though...my friend described it like "men's cologne."