Every gent needs to have an amazing set of grooming products at his fingertips at a moment’s notice. Popular brand Old Spice is now delivering more hair styling products (see above) to help keep your hair looking and smelling its best.
Designed to offer the easiest to care for hair, Old Spice’s lineup of products boasts some cleansing conditioning options as well as pomades and gels in a variety of scents to meet your needs. And many of them have the quirky names that you’re accustomed to when it comes to Old Spice.
Recently I was able to try out the following from Old Spice:
- Unruly Paste
- Spiffy Pomade
- Forge Putty
- Deadlock Spiking Glue
- Timber w/mint 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner
- Swagger 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner
The styling products (Unruly, Spiffy and Forge), while different types of products, are eerily similar in texture and function. They all serve as the final stop in your styling routine, designed to limit fly-away hairs and provide control to otherwise “unruly” hair. While the textures are very similar, the scents don’t differ much either, which made them pretty interchangeable in my grooming regimen.
In my trials with the products, I ended up using Unruly the most (probably because it most described my hair). It has a pretty clean scent, which funny enough, doesn’t linger all that much throughout the day. That’s actually one positive/critique about Old Spice’s line up of hair products…they don’t pack the potency that some of their body sprays do, which is a refreshing surprise.
I tried the pastes/pomade/putty on damp or dry hair as the products suggest, but I have to say that they prove to work much better on dry hair. A dime-size to a nickel-sized amount worked perfectly well at taming my fro and providing much need control in humid summer weather. Overall, they’re a safe bet when it comes to controlling your locks, despite having a less than stellar ingredients list. But, that’s more of a personal preference type of thing. Mineral oil just isn’t high up on my list of approved ingredients.
Regarding Old Spice’s Deadlock which is the new gel in it lineup, I don’t have much to offer. The “spiking glue” as its called, didn’t work particularly well for me on damp hair. I think there’s something about the formulation that just didn’t work well with my hair. It didn’t help clump hair into nice curls but did work well at fighting off humidity and “the frizzies” as I like to call them. That being said, the hold is pretty strong so a little goes a long way my friends. Use this one judiciously.
The major winners though, in my mind, were the 2-in-1 shampoo products, likely because I honestly wasn’t expecting to like them so much! Swagger and Timber work pretty well at cleansing the scalp and providing moisture. But, I have to say that I found myself indulging in Timber over and over again due to its refreshing mint smell. It just felt more natural to me, which is something I always look for in my products.
All in all, there are some good options in the new hair care line-up from Old Spice. Standouts, for me, were the Unruly Paste and the Timber 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner but the other products weren’t too shabby either. Overall, I think that Old Spice is definitely making some serious head way in improving their offerings in the hair care game and I think many guys will respond well to the availability and value of these products.
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Disclosure: Products for review were provided courtesy of Old Spice and compensation has been provided for this review.