What is hair paste?


There is no consensus on the definition of “hair paste”, but there are obvious similarities between them all when you see and touch them.   

In general hair pastes are a bit thicker in consistency than pomades, and their consistency and texture can range from something like a thick toothpaste to tacky glue.   A hair paste usually gives your hair a medium to very firm hold, and can leave your hair with a natural matte finish.

 This makes hair pastes the most versatile men’s hair products out there and can be recommended for practically any hairstyle.  Hair pastes are ideal for all hair lengths, types and styles…from short to long, fine to thick, messy to combed.  And they are water-based, so washing them out is very easy.  You really can’t go wrong with choosing a product in the hair paste family! 

Now typically, thicker hair pastes require them to be warmed up before application.  Rubbing thicker hair paste between your fingers or palms will soften the product allowing you evenly distribute it throughout your hair.  Once the product is applied and your hair is styled, the product will begin to cool again and re-thicken, which helps give your hairstyle the hold it needs. 

  Our Matte Paste is a matte finish paste.  It’s thick and it requires warming up in your hands before applying it.  It is by far our best seller because it has good hold and leaves your hair looking natural with a matte finish. 

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The Closed on Monday team