Hi guys, today we are going to check out two of the best selling matte hair products from two of today’s most prominent UK hair stying brands. We will be comparing results, ranking both the Slick Gorilla Hair Styling Texturising Powder and the Hairbond United Kingdom Moulder Professional Hair Shaper out of 5, across 7 categories in order to determine which is better to be our winner.
This is battle of the brands.
Whilst Slick Gorilla is a relatively new brand on the market, their success has grown from the growing trends in matte hairstyles. This brand run out of Leeds City centre breathes their matte hair powder. 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.
“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 at least a decade now. A range 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 saw that Britain had to represent the best-made quality products. Over the years Hairbond has gone from strength to strength with thousands of celebrity endorsements. Due to the amount of premier league and international footballers who support it, they have 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.”
First lets get stuck in to the Slick Gorilla Hair Styling Texturising Powder
Slick Gorilla Hair Styling Texturising Powder
I like this packaging. The 20g worth of powder doesn’t fill the shaker up though. Making it too big if anything. The outer box is well made, just wondering what the deal is with the gorilla, the only reference i could find close to explaining the monkey, was “A hair brand created with the urban jungle in mind.”. 3/5
Warning; this stuff can pour out quick. Shake lightly or cover up some of the holes for a lighter application. Works into the roots, be careful not to miss your head, you don’t want to be that guy with it all over your shoulders. 4/5
It’s only going in at the roots so your hair still looks as natural as it was before. It does give you lift though and it’s quite effective. 3/5
A fine powder. 5/5
The great thing about powders is that they last forever in the hair. The hold is very good but if you want an increase in this department you’re going to have to finish off your style with a finishing product. 4/5
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”
Now let’s see what the Hairbond Moulder has to offer
Hairbond United Kingdom Moulder Professional Hair Shaper
Blown away by the packaging from Hairbond. They look glass but are in fact made out of plastic. They just look so good. The stuff inside has to be good if they’ve gone to these lengths to package it. 5/5
I found this super easy to apply. Works great in both the roots for volume as well as when you completely cover the strands. 4/5
Super natural! Usually with waxes you can get a greasy look if you over do the styling. With this you can keep putting more in and it just seems to vanish yet you get the expected extra hold. Fantastic! 5/5
As a matte wax, I expected this stuff to be thick and gunky. But instead, I was pleasantly surprised. It’s in fact more like a harder cream to begin with. You just scoop the smallest amount and rub palms together whilst generating some hand heat and it disappears right in front of your eyes. 4/5
Great hold. It says 4/5 on their hold scale. I found this worked out about right for me. Not too strong making the hair look unnatural, but you get the benefits of it lasting all day. 4/5
4.5/5. Near perfect.
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”
What They Say
“Hairbond’s Moulder Professional Hair Shaper is a unique, innovative styling product that creates separations with a matte finish. It’s strong flexible hold gives immediate grab and high-density texture while thickening hair’s appearance.
This product will give you the effect of wax but without the shiny, greasy look. Hairbond’s Moulder Professional Hair Shaper is intended to deliver Hairbond’s 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 Men’s styling results. Also available in 50 ml.”
Slick Gorilla Hair Styling Texturising Powder VS Hairbond Moulder WINNER
So the Hairbond Moulder Professional Hair Shaper wins this battle for best matte hair product. However a warning for some, Hairbond products are known for their quality, so there is obviously a price difference which will be important for some of you.
Whilst the Slick Gorilla Hair Styling Texturising Powder is cheaper you might find you have to fork out more for the Hairbond 100ml. But like anything in life, you get what you pay for right? 100ml of this product will last you a forever. A little really goes a long way. I’d say a tub of 100ml Hairbond would last more than twice as long as the Slick Gorilla Hair Styling Texturising Powder 20g. So if im accurate, in the end, it isn’t really more expensive.
They also make the Moulder in a 50ml size for a fraction of the price which is more comparable to the Slick Gorilla Hair Styling Texturising Powder.
But if you do go big with Hairbond, you get more “bang for your buck!”
I hope you enjoyed this brand battle. Well done Moulder!