Hair clay, or simply clay in the hair industry, is a hair product that has very similar characteristics to hair wax. Clay also makes the hair soft. It also disentangles the hair. Clay has a little to no shine, meaning a stylist can achieve a very natural and dull look.
The defining trait of hair clays is the usage of real clays in the product. Typically, the clays will give the product a gritty feeling in the hand, and make the product thicker and heavier than other creams or pastes. There are many hair clay products on the market. Most clay products are considered salon grade, and the price of these products is usually more expensive than normal consumer level hair wax and gel.
Clay products have a lot of good features, however they leave residual clay when too much is applied. That is, they can leave visible streak marks on the hair if applied poorly.
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