Murray's • Murray's Superior Hair Dressing Pomade • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||84%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Brown
Just picked up a jar yesterday. I am so impressed I had to write. My hair is going through trauma, It has been breaking and shedding like crazy(finally stopped now) The result is my hair is much thinner and fragile now. I used this product to smooth down my broken edges and I put a very small amount on my ends and the crown of my head (where the thinning is most noticeable). I am amazed that my hair feels thicker and heavier. It has fused together my broken ends so that it looks much less scraggly and more healthy. Now my style is a little flatter now, but that's ok with me until it grows out again then I can fluff it up.
I love it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Good for waves, holds hair in place; it's cheap; the tin can be warmed on the stove or with a blow dryer to soften the pomade; i'll buy it again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Olive Hair: Grey Eyes: Black
This is a very special product especially suited for guys. I consider it a secret weapon on some days when you want to go all out and sleep in the next day. It's greasy. True. A little can go a long way so take it easy. It's old school and was probably mainly intended for African hair. The Beeswax version is fantastic if you can find it (usually in the "black" hair section). There is also a rare but amazing black tinted version! If you have choppy hair and love Rock'n'roll, this is a must have. Adds not just style, but aura.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Medium Eyes: Green
At $2.99 a tin, this pomade can't be beat. The retro packaging is cute and you can pick it up anywhere. I rub a pea size amount between my palms and scrunch this into my hair for a textured look. If you want a lighter effect here's a trick for thinning the product out. Simply scoop out the desired amount and run a hairdryer over the product for a few seconds to soften. Rub the pomade between your palms and apply.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't know why this works better for me than other pomades/waxes, all it is is petroleum and mineral oil, but it just does. My hair is somewhat thick and semi-wavy when not styled. It's not what we call "ethnic", though that's the kind of hair Murray's is aimed towards. I never NOT style it because the waves are not defined and some pieces stay straight. Murray's - though I do use it in conjunction with a serum - has just the right consistency that it defines my waves/curls into pieces and really "holds" throughout the day. While you don't want products necessarily weighing your hair down, this weighs it down enough without sacrificing volume or making my hair look greasy.
What I do is I rub my fingers into the wax and pick up about a nickel to quarter sized amount (I have a LOT of hair). The wax is pretty hard like others have said, but it's manageable and easy to pick up on warmer days or when it's been stashed in my bag all day. I then warm it up and rub it between my hands so it slightly coats my palms and fingers. Then I squeeze a slight amount of serum (I've been using Citre Shine or One 'n' Only Argon Oil) into my palm, and rub again gently, having them melt into each other. Then I run it through my hair and flip my head over and scrunch. Sometimes I don't even need to scrunch, when it dries my hair just comes out more curled and textured. It usually has more of a beach hair effect, with a slight springiness.
I've used serums combined with gels, pomades, and waxes before, and it's never been this effective. Other products have flaked or just left a residue on blah looking hair. I normally straighten my hair, but when people see me go wavy they always ask if I got a perm and what I do or use to get it like that. They're always incredulous when I tell them to get the orange vintage tin with the afros on them, for a buck and change.
Surprisingly, for using petroleum+oil in my hair, my hair doesn't get weighed down or greasy, though it might need a washing every 2 days rather than my usual 3 (which is the case when I use any hair product other than serum/oil). The key is warming it up and adding a bit of moisture so it applies smoothly. Also, apply lightly until you get to the bottom third of your hair, then go to town. It's simple and cheap, and I highly recommend it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
When I was younger I remember passing by the barber shop my brother used to get his hair cut, with tins and tins of this stuff pyramided against the wall, something about their orange tin fascinated me - maybe it was the fact that this has been around since the 20s, or maybe because all the fashion magazines recommended this stuff. When I was 14-15(?) I finally bought my own tin. A LITTLE BIT GOES A LONG WAY! I can't stress this enough. For my long hair I take a pea's amount, warm between my hands and smooth and scrunch my hair to bring out my waves. Nothing gives such definition, using so little. I will always have in my hair arsenal.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
YUCK! This product is awful. I bought it based on a recommendation in a fashion magazine. Boy was I disappointed. It should be cheap for what it does and what it does not do. Totally gummy, actually pulled hair out of my head. I really cannot see this working on anyone but a horse. Sorry. :) Oh, possibly my Aussie Shep. or the Lab. Too late, I tossed it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I was introduced to MSHDP almost 30 years ago at Cinandre, which at the time was THE hot hair place in NYC. (I saved for weeks to go there...) After giving me the best haircut I've ever had, the stylist recommended this humble little product. And over the years, despite buying (and liking) hundreds of other styling products, I always come back to this simple, dirt cheap pomade in the old school orange tin. Ingredients list: petroleum, mineral oil and fragrance. That's it. I especially like it now since my hair has gotten thinner...it adds heft and weight that other gels, creams and pomades don't. It holds my pixie cut in place without weighing it down or making it so piece-y that you can see my scalp. Just scoop a dollop out, rub vigorously in your hands to warm and soften, and start scrunching, piecing and tousling. It's pretty sticky, though...I usually have to wash my hands twice to get it off. It's true. Simple is better. And happily...much cheaper.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
A celebrity hairstylist recommended this product for creating smooth, piece-y ends on longer hair, so of course I had to try it. I have long-ish hair that is very thick and coarse, so the fact that this was greasy and thick didn't deter me at first. I tried using a tiny bit just on my ends, and no dice. I tried warming the product in my hands...I tried mixing it with my usual styling cream...I tried using less...then using more...I begged, I pleaded, but no go. Everytime I used it, it left me with goopy, gummy, yuck hair, despite my technique. I am glad that it works for so many people, but it was just not a winner for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
Wow this stuff rocks!!!! I have short layerd hair, and i use this to get texture and spikes. I only use maybe a small grape sized blob for my whole head. make sure you rub it between your fingers first, makes it easier to work with, and also splitting your glob up into several smaller globs makes it easier to spread too.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I love this product! I have fine long curly hair and I usually wear it curly but I just got a T3 flatiron which works great but my ends were still frizzy. So after reading the reviews for this product I went out and bought it. I have so many hair products I have bought through the years that don't work. Never again after finding Makeup Alley. This pomade is great, smells nice, you only need a very small amount. It works great!!!! My hair looks nice for the rest of the day(before with frizz serums I would have to reaply, not with this)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I've been buying this for years. Since tenth grade. If you wear too much too close to your hairline-- it will break you out! I love this stuff. No matter the length, cut or style of my hair, this stuff has always been useful. Comes in a nice sized tub, is dirt cheap, and lasts forever!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I have long thick, wavy, somewhat coarse caucasian hair and this stuff works great. It helps my hair rope into curls and keeps it from frizzing. The trick is to get some Murray's on your fingertips, then run your fingers under hot water (as hot as you can stand), rubbing your fingers together to make the stuff smooth and spreadable. Then I apply it to the ends (last few inches) of my hair and comb. Then I scrunch a little and it works great! The best part is that a tub only costs about $2.99 and lasts for almost a year!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Hey I am Mostly African American but have hair with really loose curls...This product is a pomade used to set waves or lay down textured or kinky hair so it's going to be greasy when you think of who it was made for. I have used it when putting cornrows in a few of my friends hair and they are hawaiian with super long thick straight locks. And I honestly must say, it was extremely hard for them to wash out. I made the recomendation they use dish soap and it actually worked.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I LOVE this stuff! I've been using this product for about 3 years and it's the best! I have short,fine,non tangeled hair and this is by far the best product I've ever used to spike it. When I had longer hair, my cousin would also use this for twisties and my bff always uses this to put my hair in liberty spikes..Works like a charm! Sounds wierd, but a tin of this lasts only about 6 months for me though. This stuff is thick and made specificly for African Americans so if it does well with their hair, it must do wonders for my type of hair. This product also lasts a very long time and doesn't leave my hair greasy and with all other products that make my hair fall after about an hour, this doesn't. Deff. reccomend!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I bought this thanks to reviews and Murray's low price. I find this pomade does a great job of keeping down the flyaways around my part, and it doesn't look greasy or damp on the hair. All I need is a tiny dab warmed between my fingers, and then I smooth it on my hair. My style looks more polished and done, and though my hair is fine and thin, it washes out easily and doesn't seem to be building up. So glad I tried this product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I decided to try this after getting some of those long, side swept bangs that are all the rage. This product has helped me whip them into submission and it's even done wonders on my cowlick and the little curls that stick out above my ears whenever I sport a ponytail. This is great for texture and definition and I describe this as the ultimate product for creating "floofy" hair. This works well for keeping the hair smooth after flatironing and I've had no real issue getting it off my hands (liquid soap and water, a good wiping with a towel) or out of my hair (just shampoo and water). However, if you double up on hair smoothing products, you'll get greasy feeling hair (the time I did a blowout with Fekkai Glossing Cream and then applied the Murray's). This works best used on the hair alone or with a gel, but not anything with an oil base.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
how in the world do you get this stuff out of your hair? i have asian hair, and i just cut it really short to do a faux mohawk. its so heavy, it makes my hair go limp and i cant wash it out!! definitely never buying this stuff again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love this pomade. I find that I have to really emulsify it in my hands before I apply it. But it does a great job of breaking up my hair texture and giving it a nice piecy look. Added benefits include lots of shine and a mild fragrance that quickly diminishes. Definitely a repurchase.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Okay, I obviously need to find the "super lite" version that other reviewers have mentioned because Murray's was not at all what I expected. It's a very thick, waxy, hard (for pomade) substance and i found it really hard to get it out of the tin in the first place. It's very sticky. I tried to warm it and emulsify it by rubbing my palms together but didn't have much luck. I sort of "scrunch" this into the underside of my hair and, while the effects have been fair, I feel like most of it stays on my hands. I'll try a different version of it if I can find the super lite (the regular was the only kind in my local drugstore).