Good day mate! Next up we wanted to compare two of the UK’s most popular men’s hair styling products. Many products have battled out online for best matte look product and today we look at two best selling products from two mainstream UK brands . Will it be the Texturiser Professional Sea Salt Spray Made by UK manufacturers Hairbond United Kingdom, or the Texturising Powder by Slick Gorilla?
More about the brands
Whilst Slick Gorilla is a relatively new hairstyling brand on the market, their success has grown from the growing 2020 hair trends and matte look hairstyles. This brand runs out of Leeds City centre. Even though it is still early days for the Yorkshire company, the Slick Gorilla brand have started to evolve and diversify into hair clays and creams, something we will feature at a later date..
“A new and emerging brand from the streets of downtown Leeds is about to hit the pavements – well hair, to be honest! We introduce to you the one and only Slick Gorilla. A hair brand created with the urban jungle in mind. Our first product – one of many we’ll be launching – is a volumising hair powder to give your mane that stand out look. Slick Gorilla’s mantra is to create the best hair products for the discerning gentleman who wants to look great and survive in the urban jungle…When only Slick will do!“
Hairbond United Kingdom on the other hand has been around for 12 years and counting. A UK hairstyling brand which similarly only started with just a select few products has gone on to dominate global demand now manufacturing a range of products suited to different hair types. Unlike Slick Gorilla, Hairbond launched out of Lancashire when a barber and entrepreneur Scott Michaels saw that Britain had to represent the best-made quality products. Due to the amount of Premier League and International footballers who support the Hairbond brand, they have widely become known as the “Premier League Of Hair Styling”
“Launched in 2008, Hairbond is an authentic British hair brand that produces professional hair products. The brand products are all as a result of progression, innovation, and expression. What Hairbond offers, no other hair brand can claim. It uses the best ingredients to formulate professional products that achieve creativity and style. Hairbond has won many awards across the globe, and rightfully so.
The Hairbond brand is distinctive and luxurious, trading all over the world as the number one men’s hair product. Hairbond’s mission is to bring together different world fashion into one world stage. Therefore, to get the right hair products to achieve your best results, buy Hairbond products.
The philosophy of Hairbond is as true today as the day it was founded. The Hairbond range has intended to deliver its promise of quality by maintaining the highest possible standards, using top of the range product formulations and ingredients to create an authentic British solution for the ultimate hairstyling results.”
Lets take a look, each category will be marked out of 5, first up is the Hairbond Texturiser Sea Salt Spray!
Hairbond United Kingdom Texturiser Sea Salt Spray
Next level. Lines up nicely with normal Hairbond products. Hands down the best packaging when it comes to hair products. 5/5
Super easy to spray. Recommend putting it into damp hair then using a brush to distribute it whilst you use the dryer. The hair will mattify and you will have a solid foundation for your style. If going for the beach look just scrunch in and leave to dry naturally. 5/5
If you’re using a hairdryer you can enhance your curls, or you can straighten your curls out, you can add tonnes of volume to your thinning hair, or if you’re going to that 100% authentic beach hair finish as if you’ve just got out the sea, spray, scrunch and leave.. 5/5
Strong matte effect once dry 5/5
5/5 full house!
What They Say
“Purpose One of the many benefits of a trip abroad to a sun-soaked sandy shore is the impressive appearance your hair gains from spending a day splashing about in the sea. Hairbond Texturiser Professional Sea Salt Spray has been designed to replicate the dishevelled and ultra-fashionable appearance that previously required a visit to the beach to gain; providing body and impressive texture with just one application. Excelling in all hair types regardless of gender, the spray is suitable for the summer thanks to its long-term inbuilt protection against UV damage.
Method Shake the Hairbond Texturiser Professional Sea Salt Spray well before use and spray over towel dried hair. Beginning at the roots, apply through to lengths and ends for texture and scrunch to enhance curls.
Why it Works Hairbond Texturiser Professional Sea Salt Spray is a styling success thanks to carefully selected Copolymers which instill texture into hair and retain your new look throughout the day. The UV protection within the spray also contributes to its retention of your newly sexed up, texturized appearance in the healthiest manner possible.” https://www.youtube.com/embed/4UXE5x1zyqk?feature=oembed
The bar has been set! Can Slick Gorilla come close?!
Slick Gorilla Hair Styling Texturising Powder
Nice artwork. Smart outer box. Strong branding, very much stands out on the shelf. Disappointed the shaker is too big for the 20g of powder which is inside. The product comes half empty! 3/5
If you can manage to get more on your head than you do on your shoulders or the floor then you’re doing well. Directions say put powder in hands first, I’m not sure thats a good idea. 2/5
Matte look, volumised! 4/5
A fine powder. 5/5
You need a quality finishing product if you want to get the most out of this hair powder. The hairstyling powder alone doesn’t give you enough stability. Use a quality finishing product to seal the deal. 3/5
What They Say
“Put a small amount of powder on your palm or apply directly to dry hair. Mess it up and make sure the powder is distributed all over the styling area. Style your hair the way you want. Remember you can rework the powder later or simply add more to get the desired look”
And the winner is..
Scoring full marks, the Hairbond Texturiser Sea Salt Spray champions over Slick Gorilla’s Powder with a perfect overall score of 5/5.
In reality, both of these products are great sellers for their own reasons. You can infact use both in conjunction with one another for incredible matte results which will keep your style locked in.
Thanks for tuning in!