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Need the same subtle finish with a little less hold? American Crew Alternator provides a toned-down alternative.

American Crew

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Your high-flying hairdo is a work of art, but it shouldn’t resemble industrial sculpture. Enter this subtle styling wax. While it flaunts some serious backbone, its high hold comes with a subtle, matte finish that doesn’t advertise its presence. Better yet, it doubles as an all-day conditioner, providing soft, smooth hair for anyone who’s tempted to cop a feel.

How it Works

This steadfast styler uses two types of wax for exceptional hold, while retaining pliability and a shine-free finish. Built-in conditioners keep hair soft throughout the day, and protect against moisture loss.

How to Use

Rub a small dollop between your palms to soften the wax. Apply it to damp or dry hair for various effects, and style as desired.

Water, Lanolin Wax, Cetearyl Alcohol (Coconut), SD Alcohol 40-B (Grain), PVP, Tribehenin, Propylene Glycol, Tridecyl Stearate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Ceteareth-25 (Coconut), PEG-8 Beeswax, Tridecyl Trimellitate, PEG-40 Castor Oil (Castor Beans), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Caramel, FD&C Yellow #5.

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Thickening
Purchased

I got a sample of this in the mail and convinced my husband to give it a try. I noticed a huge difference in his hair right away. He has thin hair and is losing some of it. After he used this product his hair looked much thicker and like he had more hair! It must be good for him to take an extra step in his morning routine to put this stuff on. Decided we had to buy the full size.

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one of my favorites

Its one of my favorite hair styling products to use. Though more on the expensive side, its well worth it! i always have a back up.

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Fantastic hair styler!
Purchased

This is by far my favorite hair styling product that I have ever used. It is rather expensive, however it is a quality product and well worth the money!!

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best for short hair styles
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This stuff is a little pricey but worth it. I've never found anything better. Smells great, styles great, not waxy and leaves my hair still pliable and not stiff. I love the texture it gives my hair. A little goes a long way, so I feel it's a good value for the price.

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Quality Pomade

This is where I started my adventures in pomade. I have been using gels for many years and was looking for a more natural look.

I believe this is a good transitional pomade, going from a gel. It has good hold and firms up quite nicely. The smell leaves some to be desired, but its not offensive by any means.

It's a water soluble, but I noticed some good build up by day 4 and I could get my pomp just how I liked it that day.

Great pomade and a great place to start!

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Nice texture
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I bought this for my husband because he usually uses Crew pomade and I LOVE the smell. Unfortunately the Fiber product doesn't have that sexy man smell, but it seems to do the trick and it's much less sticky/waxy than the pomade.

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Not just for men!

I used to steal this product from my husband when I had short hair. It was a wonderful styling product that had a light, clean, and pleasing scent (I don't like the fruity/floral scents most women's products use). It isn't super heavy and it has a decent hold. If you want something a bit stronger, go for the Molding Clay.

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not a bad hold, a little stiff

I prefer some of the other american crew style product, but if you are looking for a nice pomade-like feel without the greasiness, look no further.

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Works Well

I bought this to hold me over until a different product arrived but I found I really like this product as well. This product has a stronger hold than the other product but it also makes my hair feel like it was wax in it to the touch. I use this when I go to work (I work as a waiter) and it holds my hair and keeps it looking good my whole shift. If I go on a date or out with friends I use the other product but this is a good all-purpose hair styler.

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Good hold working best on short hair

I like this product - it smells greats, holds nicely, and the matte finish is great for anyone looking for a natural look. It
is water resistant to some extent, but not strong enough to stand the winds of New England.

It does leave a film on your scalp (which can be annoying) but I don't mind it as I wash my hair frequently.

I would recommend for anyone who is trying to keep their unmanageable hair in check.

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