The best hair products should do one thing: style your hair how you want it, and keep it there. We all have different needs when it comes to styling our hair - but the main aspects are nearly always ‘look (meaning finish/shine/texture) and hold’ (meaning hold).
At Triumph & Disaster, we have four styling products that deliver different combinations of texture, hold and finish, to produce different looks.
Picking the best product for you can be difficult, so we’ve put together this guide, to explain the different products and how to choose the one that is right for your hair type and desired style.
What Coltrane Clay is for:
- MEDIUM HOLD - meaning you get hold but not rigidity, you can reshape your style though the day and the clay will respond.
- MATTE FINISH (not shiny, not wet, not natural - matte).
- FINE TO THICK (ALL), short to medium length hair.
- CHUNKY STYLES that look great with added texture.
Coltrane Clay feels natural (a bit like clay) but produces a matte textured finish reminiscent of an old fashioned fudge from the 90’s, but because it's natural it is flexible enough to rework throughout the day and washes out easily at night. It has Kaolin for hold, beeswax to add volume and texture, and infused with Pracaxi oil to tame unruly hairs and protect against the elements.
What Fibre Royale is for:
- STRONGER HOLD
- LONGER HAIR
- NATURAL LOOK
- LOW VOLUME
- Gets rid of shampoo hair without the grease
- MEDIUM TO LONG HAIRSTYLES, ideal for both men’s & women’s cuts, best for thicker hair types.
Fibre Royale is non volumising (meaning you won't look like an extra from Dallas - reference for those born prior 1990) and delivers a stronger hold than clay or pomade. Ideal product to use after shampooing to remove the bouffant and tame locks into a hero pose of your desire. The combination of Beeswax and Argan oil delivers tensile strength naturally without adding weight or grease. To Apply just rub a dime size between hands and then work through the hair paying special attention to the ends. Fibre Royale keeps your hair in shape without feeling stiff or looking artificial.
What Ponsonby Pomade is for:
- MEDIUM TO HIGH HOLD - depends on the amount you use
- HIGH SHINE
- WET LOOK
- SHORT TO MEDIUM HAIR
- Adds weight
- GQ reckons its great for a peaky blinders cut - we just reckon its great.
Think Peaky Blinders, Mad Men. Ponsonby Pomade is non greasy (meaning it's made from plants not animal fats or synthetic versions of glycerine)— old fashioned grease based pomades are direct contributors to acne, as they block the scalp and pores and force oil into the forehead and neck line - enough already. With a medium to high hold factor, you get complete control over the way you style your hair, plus the natural cola nut fragrance smells killer. Key ingredients Dragons Blood, Argan and Harakeke work together as a treatment to nourish and protect hair and skin whilst producing the style you want.
What Karekare Tonic is for:
- LOW HOLD
- ALL HAIR TYPES
- Adds texture or more specifically shape and curl.
- Definition & volume
- Perfect for wavy, wild, natural looks.
Karekare Tonic creates dangerous, provocative hair, while treating the scalp as an anti-dandruff, anti-irritant tonic that calms shit down. Green tea & sea beet protect hair from stress caused by the elements. Epsom Salt & Willow Herb combine to balance out heady oil levels. Karekare tonic works as a traditional sea salt spray to add body and shape, activating curls and giving off that casual ‘just off the beach’ look we can all do with from time to time.
(p.s. Also works great in combination with Coltrane Clay to add genuine thickness and volume to shall we say, ‘finer’, more ‘mature’ hair types - but let's keep that between us)