Editor's TipEditor's Tip

Need more hold and less shine? Try Hanz de Fuko’s matte finish Sponge Wax.

Hanz de Fuko

Birchbox Breakdown

The problem: You’re a fan of the slicked back, rockabilly-inspired 'do—but you don’t want to look like a used car salesman. The solution: This lightweight pomade will keep your locks firmly in place, lend your hair a light and subtle glossy shine, minus any of the grease monkey effect.

How it Works

This medium-hold formula is water soluble—which means it’s softer and less greasy than its mineral oil predecessors, while still giving your hair smoothness and definition. Plus, it washes out easily.

How to Use

Apply to fingertips, then work into wet hair for that polished, Fred Astaire-like do. Or use on dry hair to add texture and shine.

Purified Water, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Castor Oil,  Hydrolyzed Quinoa  Protein, Butyrospermum Parkii  Fruit, Salvia Officinalis Oil, Phenyl Trimethicone, Mica, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Alumina, Natural  Fragrance.

More for You!
  • Free returns within 90 days of purchase
  • Extra samples and gifts in the Men's Bonus Shop

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Matte = Great
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I love matte hair products. This pomade ticked all of the boxes for me: no offensive smell, it worked well and stayed all day, and I didn't have a shiny head! Really good stuff.

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Great Pomade
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Great pomade, it is not greasy or sticking when applied to hair. The smell is wonderful and it has just enough hold to keep your hair in place and add shine. Great for longer hair styles that don't require a firm hold product. I will most likely purchase this when my sample runs out.

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Decent Pomade
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This is an alright pomade. It has a nice smell and doesn't give your hair a greasy feel. I use American Crew Pomade normally and this didn't give my hair the same shape and shine as I'm used to so I wouldn't purchase this product. If you don't already have a pomade you like though it is worth a shot.

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Great Product
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I have really thick wavy hair and this product is great for styling without leaving that shiny, greasy look. Would definitely consider purchasing this in the future.

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good product
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I don't typically use hair product, but i like this stuff. It is not heavy or oily and has decent hold.

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Smell is off putting
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Smells like a cheap hair gel. Quality seems OK but I couldn't get over the smell.

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This Matte Pomade finishes First!
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This very matte finish pomade has changed my hair styling routine for the way better. At first touch, you think, there is no way this dense clay is going to be a smooth application. But after a short working between the fingers, your hair is treated to a surprisingly pliable pomade with lasting hold. Well done!!

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Fantastic hold and shine
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This pomade is a perfect compliment to my usual wax product. I tend to keep the top, sides, and back down and smooth, and keep the front lightly stylized and this pomade does a wonderful job of holding my style in the front perfectly to compliment my wax product. Even the sample lasted me weeks!

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Great hair pomade
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I'm a huge Hanz de Fuko fan and have liked every single hair product I've tried from them, this being no exception. It has great hold, doesn't get too hard or sticky, all around great product.

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i've been searching & searching for a product like this one. i have thicker frizzy hair & it provides a flexible hold all day long without giving too greasy a look. it is also not too matte & gives the perfect 'polished' look.

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