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Knock Out is a Singaporean brand that aspires to create hair and skincare solutions that are suitable for men living in Southeast Asia. And whilst this brand is relatively new, they do have a rather extensive range of hair styling products. For now, however, let’s dive into one of their well-known products – Knock Out Matte Clay.
Oil Based Clay
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Sleek black plastic packaging with a retro vibe and a huge KO branding on its cover. It weighs 4oz (118g), so do make sure you have this checked if you’re traveling with it.
Refreshing and manly cologne with a tinge of sweetness.
Texture & Application
As expected, this matte clay has a smooth texture, and does not feel greasy despite it being oil based. It’s a breeze to apply it on hair. For medium short length hair, it requires around 1- 2 dime-sized scoops of productfor full application. It creates good volume and adds texture to hair.
Work a small amount through damp or dry hair and style as desired. Remember that a little goes a long way. For more hold and grip, simply add more product. On the other hand, for a slightly smoother application with low shine, apply to damp hair or mix a splash of water with the clay. For a matte look, simply apply to dry hair.
Strength & Endurance
Strong Hold, as good as Kevin Murphy’s Night Rider
Restyling is easy with a comb or fingers.
Suitable for indoors and outdoors
Suitable for high-perspiration activities (tried and tested!)
Front View: 8 A.M. (Before)
It was easy to apply and style. A comb would do a better job
Front View: 8 P.M. (After)
Went through the day with some rain but still manage to keep in style with some water
Side View: 8 A.M. (Before)
Compared to other weaker product, this product has slightly better hold.
Side View: 8 P.M. (After)
Requires washing with regular shampoo and conditioner twice for complete wash-off.
However, after the first wash, it does add a nice volume to your hair the next day. ;)
Volume – Low to Medium Volume Hair
Thickness – Fine to Thick Thick Hair
Straight, Wavy and Curly Hair
Side Parting, Wavy Combed Back Hair, Wavy Side Parting, Spiky, Comb-back, Pompadour
(See hairstyles here )
Purified Water, petrolatum,ozokerite, phenyl trimethicone, kaolin, tribehenin, mineral oil, oleyl alcohol, lanolin, silica, lanolin alcohol, mentha piperita oil, propyl paraben, mica, iron oxides, parfum(fragrance)
If you are an active sportsman or a gym rat looking for a strong hold product that is able to last throughout your activities, this is a highly recommended product. It holds well and keeps your hair smelling good all day!
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