Sebastian • Molding Mud • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
This stuff is definitely different from any other pomade that I've tried. Firstly, I do love the smell...smells just like beeswax. Some people probably won't like it though, but I personally don't mind. It's also a lot thinner than other waxes out there, which is good because it doesn't make my hair feel heavy after putting it on. I use this mostly when my hair is straight, and it keeps it sleek and tamed throughout the day. And it lasts forever! I've had my container for almost 2 years and I'm about halfway done! Definitely worth the price!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Spotted this at Marshall's today and knew I had to grab it for only $5.99!!! What a deal! Tried it right away on my curled hair and wow, the product is amazing. I did have to be extra careful with not over applying. I have thin, fine, and long hair; after application, my hair was soft with less fly away. Can't say much about the product maintaining long lasting curls since I just got it today and tried it around the afternoon. Will provide an update on the product later. Ladies, go grab a jar now at Marshalls if you haven't yet!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I'm just going straight to it and say that this is amazing. Bought this at Selfridges after being told that the xtah crude clay has been reformulated into this, which is so much better - I found that the xtah crude clay left my hair far too sticky. This, however, gives my hair control, no shine - but also doesn't dull the hair, all without leaving it greasy.
Also, the great thing about this is that it's buildable, and that's incredibly important and useful especially for shorter styles. I'm a guy with fairly spikey/messy hair. I just rub it into my hair and then a little more to define certain parts.
Loving this product!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love this product because it has a multitude of uses when used in the correct proportions. I've used it to lightly smooth my hair after I've flat ironed it. I've also used it to provide slight hold when wearing my hair in updos and other structured styles. This product really helps to smooth the edges of my textured hair without the aid of heavy gels. I simply take a small amount and emulsify it in my hands. A light, buildable application is the key in the product. Otherwise, it can leave the hair heavy and tacky. However, maybe that's your goal. I've used this product for a long time. However, I've noticed that since Sebastion revamped its packaging, I haven't been able to find the old, larger size.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is the best product for controlling my hair, which is fine, but abundant and curly/wavy. It provides defintion, defrizzes and does not dry out my hair. I have tried everything, even a combination of Phyto products that was recommended to me by my stylist. Nothing comes close to working. I'm not a gourmand scent lover, but I like the scent on my hair. When I apply it, I can smell it, but it settles nicely into my hair and no one seems to notice it. I haven't suffered any breakouts from using it, but perhaps that's because I only use it on top layers, at the ends, and more in the back, where my hair is thickest. Definitely do not overuse; your hair will end up looking like you spent a week in an oil vat. Start with small amounts and work it in.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
When I'm having a bad hair day and I think nothing is going to save my curly hair from frizzing up into a fro, Sebastian's Molding Mud saves the day. My curls are defined, and glossy. I took off one lippy because of the smell and texture of the product, but it makes up for it in quality and durability. Worth every penny and better than gel.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I used to use this all the time when I had a curly perm. It basically gave me that fun beach look and kept the curl definition and prevented frizzies in the top layers of my hair.
It was not overly sticky or gooey and as long as you don't use too much, neither was the hair after using it. The nice thing is that you can re-activate it by spritzing with water adn re-styling instead of adding more or re-washing.
I was not so wils about the packaging - although I hope by now, they have changed. It used to be that the tub had a small opening and it was hard to get it all out, reaching under the lip of the opening which was always sharp.
Unfortunately, since I have given up cones, this product is off limits for me....but if I ever change back to cones and sls, I would definitely get this again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I noticed a lot of reviews here mention the scent in a negative way, but I've gotten a lot of compliments on how good my hair smells when I've been around men! Maybe it is how it mixes with my chemistry, but it does smell a bit odd in the jar. I have naturally wavy hair that is more curly when layered. This helps to weigh down frizz and keep the ends looking nice together. I try to keep it away from the roots because of the weight it adds. You definitely don't want to use too much of this. I also have to keep it away from my skin (not using it on the inner layers) because of breakouts. I do like how this can create a 'piecey' look, & works best for me air drying. The directions stated how to achieve different looks using cool or heat, so you can work with this product many ways. They also state to use a gel, such as their Wet, before applying. I find it does look best with Wet, but also using it without. I've bought this off & on for 2 decades now and mostly use it when my daily favorites are not giving me a good hair day, this product is the rescue! UPDATE: Chose to change to not buy again due to I've since found other products I like in my hair and don't use what I have of this product hardly ever. When I do, it is just on the ends and I can find inexpensive silicone serums for that purpose because the price is a lot for this product, too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I don't know what it is about this stuff, but I just keep coming back to it! I've tried everything out there and always end up back with this. I have curly hair and scrunch a little bit of this into the ends to give the curls a little extra oomph and hold-it holds the shape all day for me! I do wish it added a little more shine, and it can give a very sticky feel if you use too much. Product junkie that I am, I know I will continue to try everything else, but something about this has me buying it over and over!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I really hated this product. It made sections of my hair hard and extremely sticky. The smell was very strong and I did not care for it. I was excited to try this with my wavy hair hoping for curlier hair that stayed all day, but this product did nothing for my thick hair.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I heard about this stuff from a guy's webblog. He used it to retwist his dreads. I got some at trade secret, but 1 get 1 half price. I used it on my new growth to retwist my dreads. This stuff is great for that. My locs stayed twisted like glue. It's water soluble, so it rinsed right out with my next shampoo. I have 2 jars, so will probably last for years. Don't think I'll buy again though. I'm trying to not be so much of a product junkie anymore and I'm sure there are less expensive products out there that are just as good.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
It really has a stinky smell to it and not impressed overall
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is excellent! It's like a light cream, and makes piecey and messy, bed head hair styles extremely easy. It also conditions hair when used, making it uber-soft. This has been said to countless products and may sound cliched, but you only need the smallest amount of this. Molding Mud takes it to the extreme. I barely use a pea size and it covers my whole head. Before careful though - using too much will make hair act like it was limp and greasy looking. Also, it smells very odd and disgusting, and will turn many people off. Kind of like rancid milk and plastic, but nothing that I can't handle, and it doesn't linger anyway. I normally use this on damp/wet hair, and unlike the directions advise, don't blowdry. I think it works better without heat. I have the limited edition version of this which comes in a round tub with a small styling pamphlet too. 9.5/10
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
Me Too!!!!Broke out on my neak, scalp,and by my ears. I used this all the time in college on my long very wavy hair. It smelled neat, made my hair shiny and soft. But all those break outs....yuck. I used up the tub and stopped using it. I would love to find something similar without the unwelcome side affects.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I loved the way it worked, but it made me break out in boils on my neck and face.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Great product, does what it says. However, I used to use this when straightening out wavy hair and my hairbrush always had sludge buildup in the bristles.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I have short haircut, and I needed a texturizing product that would also give shine and take care of my frizz. First of all, I'm not crazy about packaging, especially the cap. Texture of product itself is goo-ey. I tried to use the tinest bit, but even with small amount, I find it is a bit greasy and weighs my hair done. I since then switched to Aveda control paste, which is a lot lighter and gives that piecy look. I won't repurchase this. As a matter of fact, I'm not even sure I will finish what I have. If I need light textured piecy look, I'd use Aveda control paste. If I need major shine and de-frizzing, I'd take out Aveda brilliant anti humectant pomade. I think because my hair is so short, it's easy to be weighed down. I think this product is better suited for longer hair.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I used to review beauty products for a women's magazine and received multitudes of product. I had already blown through a tub of this stuff prior to that position, and figured I'd use all the stuff I get for free rather than repurchasing. After countless disappointments I would repeatedly find myself a repeat-purchaser Molding Mud. There is really nothing better for me. I have long, straight, hair very very blonde hair (chemically) which is very thin on the ends and very 'anti-pantene-commercial' quality hair even though I have it trimmed every 8 weeks. This is the only product that actually takes my clumpy lightweight hair and gives it some weight without greasiness, and actually lets pieces of hair (which it is very good at creating...piecy look) and lets them move individually. I soooo wish it was less expensive. However, after spending so much money on cheaper alternatives that never live up to not only Molding Mud, but even their OWN claims, I could have purchased a year's worth. Which is another point, a tub of this stuff will last a very long time! I will not stray again!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
My only gripe about this great product is that it is overpriced.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Brown
My stylist used this on my hair. Little background of my hair: I am about 12 weeks post relaxer, my natural hair texture is tightly curled, no color. Anyways this product is more like a pomade, very creamy-wax based product so those with fine hair or hair that tends to get greasy easily better stay far away from it. This product is pretty heavy and waxy/greasy. My hair came out pretty bitchin' after she used it to style my hair. I wouldn't buy it for myself because it seems to take some finess to use it properly and frankly I don't have that kind of cash nor time to get the hang of it. Plus I can find something cheaper that works the same but even then I wouldn't purchase it.