Introduction to Hanz De Fuko Claymation review
It has been a while since our last hair product review on Samsons Hair Pomade. I have been reviewing other men’s grooming products like shaving, skincare, and cologne. Well, the reason was I was also looking to up my game in these areas. But deep down, I guessed hair styling products are something I am still most passionate about. Today, we have one of the legends, during the early days when pomade culture was reviving in the 2000s, Hanz De Fuko was already spreading its seeds around the world. Founded by David Alfonso and Christopher Zent in the Bay Area, San Francisco, Hanz De Fuko has established itself as one of the prominent men’s grooming brands, Today, we are reviewing one of its most well-known products – Hanz De Fuko Claymation. This product is probably one of the well-received hair styling clay even though it has been almost 12 years!
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Clay / Wax
Design and Packaging
Filled in a semi-transparent plastic jar, similar to most of their hair styling products, you will surely not miss it from afar. The ocean green label is printed with instructions on how-to-use guide and the list of ingredients used.
It weighs only 56g (2oz) with a metallic coated cap, which is very light and definitely flight-friendly. I would say their packaging is also convenient for you to bring along in your gym back as well.
Claymation Hanz De Fuko does not focus much on scent as usual usage of fragrance might cause some allergies or sensitivities to some customers. Instead, they focused on safe ingredients and ingredients that enhance the performance of the product.
Performance of Hanz De fuko claymation
Upon scooping this hair styling clay out, you can feel some hardness on the top layer. But once you have penetrated the top layer, it is pretty much easy to scoop out. It has a thick and slightly creamy texture, takes a little effort to break down on your hand. You could feel its stickiness, which is a sign that it could probably hold quite well when styled with it. Washing off from my hand does take a little more effort with soap.
Despite its stickiness, I could apply and style it on my hair fairly easily. There’s just a little grip. Just make sure you break the clay down when rubbing on your palms before styling. I have attempted for dry hair and damp hair. My take is it is best on dry hair as it provides more volume and texture. On damp hair, it has some shine on it and does weigh down your hair.
This product doesn’t harden so restyling is not a problem. Throughout the day, I do restyle them once a while due to the humid weather.
Low Shine. There’s still a slight shine to it, very close to a matte product. The shine does fade towards the end of the day
If you blow dry with hair dryer, the Hanz De Fuko Claymation does give you some volume. But I do believe for volume, there are other better products out there like Arcadian Clay Pomade.
For most clay products, usually, they provide more texture rather than focus on the hold. Hanz De Fuko Claymation is a hybrid of wax and clay. Hence, i think the reason of adding wax is to give more hold. It does keep my hair in style, not too loose but also not too rigid. If you are going for a moderate defined style like a comb back with a little front hair dropping, this would give you that natural style. Overall, it’s a moderate high hold product.
Hanz De Fuko Claymation hair does last close to 4-5 hours before I need a little restyling on the front to comb back my fringe. This is especially if I am outside running errands. Otherwise, if you are spending most of your time indoors working, it definitely holds much longer. With the pandemic now where I spend most of my time working from home, this product is definitely suitable for me to present myself well during my video calls. In addition, if you have fine hair, it might definitely last longer.
Still pretty fairly easy to wash off. One cycle of shampoo and conditioner each.
Suitable for Hair Types
- Thickness – Fine to Medium Thick Hair
- Works great for both Straight, Wavy Hair.
Suitable for Hairstyles
The Hanz De Fuko is quite versatile. You can use it for a more natural style or a more define dapper look. Some suitable hairstyles with the Hanz De Fuko Claymation are
- comb-back or slick-back,
- neat side parting,
- side swept undercut
- classic taper
- textured top
(See more hairstyles here )
Based on the ingredient used below, we have generated a report based on SkinCharisma Analyzer (Click to read more). Generally all ingredients are pretty safe to use.
Things to note:
- EU Allergen-Free
- NOT fully Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe
- Jojoba Oil moisturizes hair and prevents hair loss
- Castor Seed Oil strengthen hair follicles and promote hair growth
- Sunflower Seed Oil moisturizes hair
We hope you enjoyed the Han De Fuko Claymation Singapore Review version where it was tested in one of the harshes environments especially for hair styling products – humid wet and hot. I would say this hair styling clay product is a timeless piece that stood through the rise of so many clay and pomade brands. It has a commendable performance, and I am sure many of their customers stayed to use their products.
Where to Buy
Promo Code: URBAN10
Overall Performance of Hanz De Fuko Claymation
Styling: ★★★★ ☆
Hold Power: ★★★☆☆
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