Editor's TipEditor's Tip

For a softer sheen and a stronger hold, try English Laundry Shiny Hair Wax.

English Laundry

Birchbox Breakdown

When it comes to your coif, shine shouldn’'t come at the expense of comfort and control. Avoid a crusty hair gel catastrophe with this firm-but-pliable pomade. A base of water and castor oil makes this flexible formula shiny, but not sticky. Its medium holding power can craft a range of classic looks, from a pompadour to a Don-Draper side part. Dapper just got a lot more doable.

How to Use

Rub a small amount between palms and work into damp or dry hair. Style as usual.

Water (Aqua), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, VP/VA Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

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THIS IS THE BEST!!!
SampledPurchased

I love the scent and the texture. I have purchased many times and will do so when this one is used up. It holds your hair well, but isn't overly stiff. The light scent is very refreshing.

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great for heavy curly hair

I usually struggle with finding hair products Bc my hair is thick and really hard to manage. This has been one of the best products I've used. I have thick curly hair. So that says a lot.

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Smells amazing
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Love this brand of fragrance and was not disappointed with this product. So rich and creamy and leaves my hair smelling amazing. Not one to love hair products but this is great

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Light and easy to mix
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Worse thing about pomades is when they dry out or are too hard to mix in your hand IMO.

This one is easy to mix. Does not provide a strong hold but a natural hold

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Solid hold
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Really good hold for a pomade. I have long hair and it does a good job of keeping it maintained and slicked back. But it does finish a bit greasy.

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English Laundry does it again
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They easily have the best smells in everything that I try, that stays consistent here. Holds my hair in place perfectly. I definitely will be buying more of this!

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Not for me...
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Well yes, this does have a great smell and comes from English Laundry, one of my favorite brands. But it's near impossible to work through your hands, let alone your hair without feeling like it's pulling out every strand you have. Maybe it's just my thick, wavy hair but I've definitely used better, creamier pomades.

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Smells nice
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Another BB sample that I bought a full size of. It has the English Laundry signature scent and a good amount of hold with some shine. Very thick stuff. I like to use it when I need a little extra hold.

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Doesn't leave too much of a shine
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It does exactly as its described. Not too much shine, enough of a hold, and if you dampen your hair later throughout the day you can restyle it a little bit. Its probably better for people with hair that isn't super thick. I have thicker hair and I seem to use more product then recommended.

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Effective

Good product and very effective. Enjoyed the size and texture

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