Exclusive to Birchbox.com, I hadn’t heard of the San Francisco-based Hanz de Fuko line of men’s stuff until they sent me three hair products to review. I’m glad I do now, because their products are pretty unique. Here’s my takeaway:
Sponge wax: This is one of the more unusual styling products I’ve used in my hair, and when my mop is at its shortest, it’s one of my favorites. It has a squishy feel and a great, light scent, but doesn’t overpower my hair and make it look like I’m using any product at all. With a matte finish, it coerces my hair to behave like it should (if that makes sense). As my hair grows out, I find that it works less well, but at $17.50 for a jar, Hanz de Fuko Sponge Wax is an absolute keeper.
Quicksand: I’ve never seen anything like this product. You know how your hair feels after a day at the beach? That’s what Quicksand does. It dries, absorbs and mattes, and literally leaves your hair feeling like it has sand in it. Almost a little dirty. That sounds like a bad thing, but it isn’t. It adds body and an edginess that my thinning scalp hasn’t felt in a long time. You can even use it as a dry shampoo if you don’t wash your hair every day. This isn’t a product I use all the time; something I’d consider for more of a “going out,” messy look, but I like it. Also $17.50.
Modify Pomade: With my thinning hair, I don’t really want to look shiny, but that’s exactly what Modify offers. It’s surprisingly lightweight, not-at-all-greasy and offers a lot of creativity and texturing opportunities, especially when dry. Right before I get a haircut, this stuff is at its very best. And it smells great. $17.50.