Best Hair Clays for Men

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 9, 2019
Hair clays let you achieve any look and maintain any hairstyle throughout the day. The best hair clays add volume, texture, and keep your hair strong and healthy. Sometimes, these clays add light aroma and shine too. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

The clay gives you that always desirable natural finish without coming across too shiny/matte. The amino acid blend works wonders moisturizing, strengthening, and repairing surface damage. The quinoa protein enhances shine and nourishment. The organic argan oil excels at conditioning dry, brittle hair, giving that hair softer and silkier look.

CONS

The clay is difficult to wash off. 

OUR VERDICT

BluMaan Cavalier Men’s Hair Clay is easily the best hair clay on this list. It is especially great for the hair perfectionist in you. You'll be able to play around and find your personal style(s). There's practically nothing that the clay won't let you do.

detailed parameters
Finish

Natural

Hold Level

High hold

Main Ingredients

Natural clay, castor oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, safflower oil, argan oil, amino acid blend, quinoa protein

Safety

GMO-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free

Volume

2.5 oz

PROS

The formula's free from parabens, colorants, silicones, and PEGs. It is also vegan and cruelty-free. The clay is complete with light citrus and slightly musky aroma. Never strong enough to overpower your senses, the subtle fragrance has been expertly developed to blend with pretty much any cologne, shampoo, and/or natural scent.

CONS

The product feels sticky. 

OUR VERDICT

Seven Potions Organic Hairstyling Clay will have no issues keeping your hair where you want it despite sweat, heat, and wind. The clay's high hold will last throughout the day no matter what. Using this product, you'll always smell and look your best.

detailed parameters
Finish

Matte

Hold Level

High hold

Main Ingredients

Natural clays, waxes, butters, oils, and essential oils

Safety

Free from parabens, PEGs, silicones, colorants, vegan, cruelty-free

Volume

3.4 oz

PROS

The product doesn't leave any residue behind. You'll be able to re-style your hair any time you feel like it. Short or long hair, wavy or thick hair, the clay doesn't discriminate. It is equally suitable for any and all hair types. You can apply the product to dry or even relatively damp hair.

CONS

The clay's really thick, so it can be difficult to ration. 

OUR VERDICT

Cab's Textural Cool Dull Matte Finish Hair Clay offers the strongest hold. You'll be able to easily create your natural/personalized style. The product lasts the entire day, even through intense workouts and excessive sweating. The formula contains no harsh chemicals. 

detailed parameters
Finish

Matte

Hold Level

Strong hold

Main Ingredients

Unique combined clay, wax, water-soluble materials

Safety

Contains no harsh chemicals

Volume

2.64 oz

PROS

The extremely high hold that the clay offers will last no matter what. You can sweat as much as you want. The solution does not dry and pretty much never flakes. Controlling frizz, the product gives definition and separation when warmed and applied lightly.

CONS

The product might add a dark shade to your hair. 

OUR VERDICT

The water-soluble Layrite Cement Clay shapes the curliest, coarsest, and thickest hair into pretty much any style with that low sheen finish that never flakes. The product grips hair, letting you shape it however you want. The clay dries like cement to keep your hair in place all day.

detailed parameters
Finish

Matte

Hold Level

Ultra-high hold

Main Ingredients

Clay, wax, mineral oil, hamamelis virginiana leaf extract, rosemary extract, nettle leaf extract, horsetail root extract, aloe vera leaf juice

Safety

Contains no harsh chemicals

Volume

4.25 oz

PROS

Despite the company's name, the product and its finish are very much unisex. The hold is strong enough to tame the most stubborn hairs. The texture will be thick but not too thick. You'll be able to re-apply the clay multiples times per day and should have no problems washing it out.

CONS

The smell's really masculine but it fades away relatively quickly. 

OUR VERDICT

Smooth Viking Beard Care is as smooth as the company's name suggests. The clay will let you supercharge your style like no other product. You'll be able to create killer hairstyles and maintain these styles throughout the day, day after day. 

detailed parameters
Finish

Matte

Hold Level

Strong hold

Main Ingredients

Clay, lanolin wax, beeswax, castor oil, carrot oil, soybean oil

Safety

Contains no harsh chemicals

Volume

2 oz

BluMaan Cavalier

Find Your Style

BluMaan Cavalier Men’s Hair Clay has hands-down the best logo we've looked at. As much as we love that logo though, we would never have assigned the product our "best pick" choice just because of the logo. No, this is an excellent product through and through.

The clay creates exceptional texture. The organic formula gives you that long-lasting hold that you won't have to re-apply throughout the day, all while staying effortlessly re-stylable for the entire day.

The product will let you create messy, creative, and classic hairstyles. It has no issues with medium, thick, coarse, and wavy hair. You can use more product for stronger hold or less for medium choice, meaning the clay lets you have endless fun experimenting with the styles.

At the same time, the clay gives you that always desirable natural finish without coming across too shiny/matte, making the product versatile enough for pretty much all occasions.

On the formula front, there's the amino acid blend that works wonders moisturizing, strengthening, and repairing surface damage. There's also quinoa protein that enhances shine and nourishment and organic argan oil that excels at conditioning dry, brittle hair, giving that hair softer and silkier look.

Bottom line, BluMaan Cavalier Men’s Hair Clay is easily the best hair clay on this list. It is especially great for the hair perfectionist in you. You'll be able to play around and find your personal style(s). There's practically nothing that the clay won't let you do.

Review of BluMaan Cavalier Long-lasting Men’s Hair Clay

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SEVEN POTIONS Matte Finish

Non-Greasy Look

Seven Potions Organic Hairstyling Clay will have no issues keeping your hair where you want it despite sweat, heat, and wind. The product's high hold will last throughout the day no matter what.

At the same time, this matte clay is highly flexible. You'll have no problems applying the product to dry/damp hair for that always preferred natural non-greasy look. The matte finish is subtle but noticeable, making your hair look good but without changing its appearance too much.

The formula's as safe as they come. It is free from parabens, colorants, silicones, and PEGs. At the same time, the formula is vegan and cruelty-free.

As far as the main ingredients go, the formula incorporates natural clays, waxes, butters, oils, and essential oils.

It is complete with the most subtle citrus and slightly musky aroma. Never strong enough to overpower your senses, the subtle fragrance has been expertly developed to blend with pretty much any cologne, shampoo, and/or natural scent.

On the negative side, the product feels sticky, so we would recommend carefully applying small amounts.

In other words, Seven Potions Organic Hairstyling Clay is perfect for everyday use. Using this product, you'll always smell and look your best.

Review of SEVEN POTIONS Matte Finish High Hold Organic Hair Styling Clay

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Cab's Textural Cool Dull

Re-Style any Time You Want

Cab's Textural Cool Dull Matte Finish Hair Clay offers the strongest hold. You'll be able to easily create your natural/personalized style. The product lasts the entire day, even through intense workouts and excessive sweating.

At the same time, the shine-free matte finish basically forces your hair to look the way you want it to look. You'll have no issues achieving pretty much any hairstyle and making that hairstyle look more personal and attractive.

The product doesn't leave any residue behind. You'll be able to re-style your hair any time you feel like it. Short or long hair, thick or wavy hair, the clay doesn't discriminate. It is equally suitable for any and all hair types. You can apply the product to dry or even relatively damp hair.

When it comes to the formula, its ingredients include aqua, kaolin, sorbitan sesquioleate, petrolatum, beeswax, silica, cyclohexasiloxane, bentonite, glycerin, Peg-7 glyceryl cocoate, sorbitol, Cyclopentasiloxane, ozokerite, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, pvp, isosteareth-20, fragrance, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, propylparaben, ethylhexylglycerin, and sodium hydroxide.

Don't sweat these complicated names though: the formula doesn't contain any harsh chemicals, so you won't have to worry about causing any damage to your hair.

Review of Cab's Textural Cool Dull Matte Finish Hair Clay

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Layrite Cement

Never Going out of Style

Layrite Cement Clay makes sure your hair never goes out of style.

That "cement" notion in the name makes all the sense in the world, by the way. The extremely high hold that the clay offers will last no matter what. You can sweat as much as you want. At the same time, despite the aforementioned "cement" part, you'll have no issues washing the clay out.

The fine-to-medium thickness texture that the product gives you binds individual hairs together to thicken and shape all day. You'll be able to add visual volume and make your hair appear thicker than it actually is. Nevertheless, the ridiculously powerful product doesn't weigh your hair down.

The solution does not dry and pretty much never flakes. You'll be able to re-apply the clean matte finish multiples times throughout the day. In other words, you'll have no issues switching between messy looks and structured dry looks. Controlling frizz, the product gives definition and separation when warmed and applied lightly.

In conclusion, the water-soluble Layrite Cement Clay shapes the curliest, coarsest, and thickest hair into pretty much any style with that low sheen finish that never flakes. The product grips hair, letting you shape it however you want. The clay dries like cement to keep your hair in place all day.

Review of Layrite Cement Matte Finish Hair Clay

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Smooth Viking Beard Care Strong Hold & Matte Finish

The Smooth Viking Way

Smooth Viking Beard Care is as smooth as the company's name suggests.

Incorporating natural clay, beeswax, lanolin wax, castor oil, carrot oil, and soybean oil, the product gives you that strong hold that never quits throughout any day.

Clinging to the strands and holding them together, this molding cream lets you achieve pretty much any hairstyle. The subtle matte finish will let you form that perfect bedhead look that says 'I don't care' but 'I look damn good anyway' at the same time.

Despite the company's name, the product and its finish are much very unisex, meaning that you could recommend this clay to ladies too. The only problem we have with the product in this regard is the somewhat masculine smell that the clay gives off. The smell fades away relatively quickly though, so we wouldn't worry too much about that.

The aforementioned strong hold will have no issues taming the most stubborn hairs. The texture will be thick but not too thick. You'll be able to re-apply the clay and should have no problems washing it out.

To sum up, Smooth Viking Beard Care will let you supercharge your style like no other product. You'll be able to create killer hairstyles and maintain these styles throughout the day, day after day.

Review of Smooth Viking Beard Care Strong Hold & Matte Finish Hair Clay

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What Is Hair Clay?

Your hair is usually the first thing that people notice about you. It makes sense, right? Provided you aren't 7-feet tall, it is literally right there for everyone to see. Some people choose to cover their hair. Some people don't have any hair up there to begin with. Most people benefit from good-looking hair though.

That's where hair clays come in. These hair products let you achieve pretty much any look without doing any damage to your hair. The biggest difference between these products is the hold and finish.

The hold will determine whether the clay will be able to hold the hairstyle throughout the entire day despite such obstacles as sweat, wind, and heat.

The finish usually falls somewhere between natural, matte, and, sometimes, shiny. As you would imagine, you don't go with the shiny finish when you want your hair to look natural and vice versa.

Other than that, keep the main ingredients in mind. These will determine what the product can do aside from holding your hair. Some clays moisturize, strengthen, and even repair surface damage. Some will condition dry and brittle hairs.

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Publish Date: 2019-11-09 12:03:55