I was wandering the streets of Soho, London this past week and stumbled across Oliver Spencer. In the window were these beautiful looking hair product jars that immediately had me walking in to check out. These products were Daimon Barber and what really stood out to me was the Daimon Barber Texture Clay.
Daimon Barber Texture Clay (formerly No.4 Clay Pomade) is a water soluble styling clay, which provides a strong hold and matte finish for a more natural appearance. It works perfectly for short, textured styles and longer, fuller looks. Made from a blend of high-quality clays, waxes and oils, the Daimon Barber Texture Clay can easily be applied and will last the whole day. It is very easily washed out and leaves the hair feeling conditioned and healthy.
This clay is free from parabens and nasty chemicals, and all the ingredients are sourced from the UK including aqua, beeswax, hydrogenated castor oil and bentonite making it a water based clay (my favourite type).
The Daimon Barber texture clay comes packaged in a strong glass jar with a black lid and has a gorgeous red velvet colour to it. The branding on the jar is very simple but modern and I do really like it, looking and feeling like pure quality! When you open the jar and give it a smell, it gives off an aftershave scent, whilst also making you imagine the smell of a quality men’s barber salon.
The consistency of the Daimon Barber texture clay is rather soft and dry when you touch it. I found that the product is easy to warm up and once applied to your hair it really feels smooth and my hair feels nice. It’s worth mentioning that I have quite long hair on top and the Daimon Barber texture clay says it is best for short hair hold and longer natural free-flowing hair. Therefore, when spending a day with this product I felt that it did keep my hair looking smart and truly natural (which is what I want). What’s also excellent is that it is a matte finish so you can see how nice and easy looking your hair looks with a strong hold.
My own verdict on this product is that I really want to like it, the packaging is great and feels like true quality. However, after a few weeks use I’m not sure that it’s the right product for my long hair. The hair on top of my head is now around 8inches long and needs an easier and more workable product than this strong clay. This has prompted me to try their pomade range so stay tuned!