Next up we wanted to compare two of the world’s most popular men’s hair styling products, American Crew Fiber VS Hairbond United Kingdom Shaper Professional Hair Toffee
After years of seeing these two products all over YouTube, it’s finally time to put these products side by side to determine a winner.
Will it be the Shaper Professional Hair Toffee Made by UK manufacturers Hairbond United Kingdom, or Fiber by American Crew?
From previous research we are well aware these two products belong to different families within hair styling categories. So we can expect to see some differences as they both offer different things.
Who are American Crew and Hairbond United Kingdom?
American Crew say they have been redefining what it means to be a well-groomed man and as the global leader in men’s grooming and the “Official Supplier to Men”, they have an ongoing commitment to elevating men’s style and enhancing their personal image by providing education and marketing which shares the brands’ vision.
Hairbond United Kingdom, on the other hand, say with Great Britain being at the centre of the fashion world, they can claim rich customs and heritage that are connected with it. This brand says their products are not just a commodity but are a lifestyle essential. Their aim was to launch the highest quality brand with a superb range of products that prove that British haircare is truly the very best in the world. 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, first up Hairbond Shaper Professional Hair Toffee!
Hairbond United Kingdom Shaper Professional Hair Toffee
Elegant. The Hairbond Shaper looks like glass but actually made out of thick plastic. Love the orange on this one. Really impressed with the attention to detail including an inner protective seal in order to keep your product fresh! The number of times cheap products have dried out on me, this is a game-changer! 5/5
Wow this stuff doesn’t break down, I mean, it doesn’t need to, it’s already so pliable and creamy, making its really easy to coat your hands and hair with. 5/5
This product gives you that look of just leaving an expensive hair salon. I can understand now what all the fuss is about. Depending on how much you use and the hair type you have, you can both a matte look or a low shine finish with a little more. 5/5
Creamy with just the right amount of stickyness for a strong hold. 5/5
It is labelled as 5 notches out of 5 for hold. 5/5
5/5 full house!
What They Say
“All you may possibly need in shape and texture, The Hairbond Shaper Professional Hair Toffee is among the strongest hairstyling product sand is excellent for separation and keeping your hair exactly in place. Contains a wonderful butterscotch scent. Rub a small amount of Hairbond Shaper Professional Hair Toffee between palms to coat your hands. Make sure hair is dry before applying then style into any shape. The thick, gooey paste achieves texture and definition while managing to also easily rinse out of hair. Also available in 50ml.”
Lets see how the American Crew Fiber can compete with that!
American Crew Fiber
American Crew Fiber I like the blue on brown combo but this does not shout industry leader sorry. It could easily be mistaken for a pot of face cream. 2/5.
Breaks down easy and styles well but there is a bit more resistance than I would have liked, it’s not unpleasant, but I can tell it’s the essential in order to get the volume you might be using this product for. 3/5
This is not completely true matte as there is a very low shine. Shine isn’t a problem but when I look for matte I ideally want a truely natural final look. 3/5
Easy to scoop. Nice consistency for the product type. Prefer it if it was less waxy 4/5
I’ve had better experiences using this product when my hairs been much shorter. If you have medium styled hair you may be disappointed in the hold department. 3/5
What They Say
“Fiber-like, resinous product helps thicken, texturize and increase fullness to hair. Provides a strong, pliable hold with a matte finish. Works well in shorter hair, 1-3 inches in length. For high hold with low shine.”
American Crew Fiber VS Hairbond United Kingdom Shaper WINNER
As mentioned, you can’t compare these products like for like because they work differently in different hair types which is why I have broken the marking categories down. For a closer battle, I did a comparison of the American Crew Fiber VS Hairbond United Kingdom Moulder. These products have more similar properties. Read about it here.
I hope you find this insight helpful.
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