A battle of two of the most niche hair styling brands to come from the US. This is not just about which packaging I think is better, but which product works better in my hair. Some points are personal to me, but others are what I call simple observations.
Before we get started, I have to point out the
Hanz De Fuko Claymation and BluMaan Cavalier are actually very similar which makes this battle even harder. There are therefore quite few clays on the market that can compete with these two, of which I would go to the lengths of saying are better performing. I’m about to make things difficult for myself. So who are these brands?
Hanz De Fuko
Hanz De Fuko took off out of San Francisco as one of the first major styling brands alongside the most renound brands including American Crew and Hairbond United Kingdom. But Hanz De Fuko claims it strives for self-expression and creative innovation with their products. Like the other big brands Hanz De Fuko have proven their products to be a hit with many famous people. The products all contain natural ingredients as well.
Then there was a Youtuber with a following who wanted a line of products for himself and his fans. A product he says helps every man to find his own style with the power of a hairstyle. According to Blumaan, this is only possible if your hair is healthy. That is why Blumaan has products developed that are healthy for your hair. The BluMaan Cavalier Clay is one such product that many men have found their style with. A product that can compete with Claymation from one of the industry leading manufacturers.
Hanz De Fuko Claymation vs BlueMaan Cavalier
As I said before, both products are actually quite similar. They both contain ingredients that are not bad for your hair and they pretty much do the same thing. They both have a matte finish and a strong hold. The Cavalier Clay is clearly the underdog in this case given Hanz De Fuko’s reputation.
Not relevant at all for some and for others the smell of the product is the deciding factor. Now it is true in some cases that a clay often has less odor than, for example, a pomade.
This also applies to these two products. The Claymation doesn’t actually smell at all. The Cavalier clay, on the other hand, smells slightly like vanilla. A nice smell.
Is scent in your hair really important to you? If so the Cavalier Clay might be a better choice for you in this case.
Cheap hair clays can be super hard to work through the hands and even into the hair, and when you get them into your hair they don’t work or there’s just no performance.
In any case, these two clays are easy to work through. Not the easiest though, I don’t think anything has ever come close to the Hairbond Distorter for that matter.
The Cavalier and the Claymation both feel a little oily which for some might make it pleasant to apply, but for me oily is not good. The Cavalier clay just needs a little more work to get into your hair. The Claymation feels a little more oily but it does contain more water and is easy to distribute in the hair. Therefore the Claymation wins the application test.
Both products should really be doing the same. The Claymation and the Cavalier Clay say they have a matte and natural finish on their packaging. Fortunately they do that too. The difference is negligible.
However, I do think that the Hanz De Fuko product seems a bit more natural in the hair. Just a little more matte too.
For many people the most important thing about a hair product. Both clays have a strong hold. Both will not disappoint in holding that beautiful style on your head.
The Claymation does its job well. It has a strong hold and keeps your hair in shape all day long. Still, the Cavalier Clay takes the cake here.
I am pleasantly surprised. The Cavalier Clay gives you full control over your hair. It gives a lot of texture and your hair stays in place. But in addition to that hold, you can also simply re-model your hair.
Although the Claymation also does this exceptionally well.
Washing out the Claymation and Cavalier Clay
Washing these two products from the hair is fairly easy. I say fairly because you really need a shampoo to get it completely out of your hair. With only water, your hair may still feel slightly greasy afterwards. You will feel this most with the Cavalier Clay.
This is not surprising since the Claymation contains just a little more water. The Claymation dissolves a little easier.
The difference is small, but here the Claymation wins.
BluMaan Cavalier VS Hanz De Fuko Claymation winner
The Hanz De Fuko Claymation. The difference is small and there is of course no loser because the BluMaan Cavalier remains a great product that for many men does everything they expect from a hair product.
Of course this is my judgment and it can have a completely different outcome for other people. Everyone has different hair. It remains something personal but I can only give you my opinion.
I would give both these products a solid 8/10. If you’re looking for higher rated matte products I recommend checking out the British line Hairbond United Kingdom who make the Mattifier, Moulder and Distorter all solid 9/10 or 10/10.
Maybe you would like to compare both products yourself?
Or did I help you decide to buy?
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