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Looking for a styler that can pump up a pompadour? Try V76's Control Balm Strong Hold.

V76 by Vaughn

Birchbox Breakdown

Bring a little organized anarchy to your hair with this hardworking paste. With bentonite clay and beeswax, this pliable, high-hold formula delivers lift, separation, and texture while absorbing excess oil—lending a matte finish to short and shaggy mops alike.

How to Use

Moving up from the roots, work a small amount of paste into damp or towel-dry hair, and give it a little tousle for that slightly undone look.

Aqua/Water/Eau, Lanolin Cera/Lanolin Wax/Cire de Lanoline, Cetearyl Alcohol, Tribehenin, PEG-25 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-8 Beeswax, Bentonite, VP/VA Copolymer, Glycerin, PVP, Ceteareth-25, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tridecyl Stearate, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Butylene Glycol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Hexylene Glycol, Silicone Quaternium-3, Tetrasodium EDTA, Trideceth-12, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Geraniol, Citronellol, Citral, Linalool, Coumarin

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Hair paste

My son loves this stuff. My husband doesn't have hair so it wasn't an option for him but my 19 year old loves it.

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That smell!
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I'd buy this product again just based on the way it smells! Great hold without making my hair feel like a helmet.

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Great!
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This product is awesome. It smells great, and has a really good hold while still letting your hair look natural

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Strong hold
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Great product. Strong hold but not sticky. About 10 uses in the sample

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Good soft hold, smells too strong
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Held my hair well without looking like I had too much product in it. I personally found the smell throughout the day overwhelming - very perfume-y.

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Great Product!
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Great product great company! The paste is amazing. Hold your hair perfectly in place. Doesnt leave a shine, leaves the hair looking natural.

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Nice looking!
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I have received a lot of pastes and gels from birchbox, but this one has actually given my hair a nice, healthy look. I may consider purchasing again.

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Firm hold, matte finish
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The product is true to the claims, high hold and low shine. It worked well enough, but personally I prefer other products with the similar effect (Hanz de Fuko). Definitely worth the try.

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Strong
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Strong, in every sense. It brutally formed hair into whatever I wanted it to be, and it was surprisingly aromatic. Not a bad thing though.

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Works but not too well
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The product definitely had some hold but I'm not sure about a high hold, tried with damp and dry hair and neither were too efficient.

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