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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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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
Sampled

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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Another great product
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Hanz de Fuko just keeps producing excellent options for hairstyling products.
This product is perfect if you have longer/thicker hair and want something that'll keep your hair in place but isn't too firm and messy.

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Quality stuff
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Very versatile. Smells incredible and better than sponge wax and quicksand. Only downfall is it goes in your hair white so you need to work it in. Good hold.

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Awesome Stuff! Keeps My hair Style in place ALL DAY!
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I LOVE this stuff! I am a guy who colors my hair blonde and to achieve the color I want takes 3 different treatments. After that my hair is damaged and a LOT of other products (trust I've tried about 20) do NOT cut it!

I was using Aveda Anti-Humectant but it lacked that hold that I wanted so I had to mix it with hairspray or gel and well the result was always less than desirable.

Honz De Fuko - Something I ordered just to "give it a shot" is a GAME CHANGER! its the BEST product I've used in literally 10 years!! I LOVE IT and Thank BoxyCharm for having it as an exclusive!

My hair stays in place all day and I can even re-style it later in the day if I like, go from coiffed to messy easily, that's what I loved about pomades but none were ever this user friendly! No sticky residue, No super mega shine, just perfect looking healthy hair that stays where I want it to!

Thank you Hanz De Fuko I am in love with my hair again!! Because I can control it!

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Great hold for short hair
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I generally use product purchased where I get my hair cut for day-to-day but this was an excellent substitute. Easy with no mess and none of that crunchy feel.

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Hanz De Fuko very light hold!
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I enjoyed the smell and the texture of the product. I did not like the hold of the product because it did not have a medium hold as advertised. It was more like a light hold. I would not purchase this product.

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