Barbershop Blog


October 21, 2022

There is an overwhelming amount of products in the modern men’s hair styling space and if choosing the right product ins’t hard enough, then understanding how to properly use them all can be an outright nightmare for the average bloke. Fear not however, because in today’s article we are going to focus on the application of styling clay. This is one of our best sellers and a versatile styling product that is perfect for creating textured, messy and relaxed men’s hairstyles.

Men's Hair Styled With Clay - Barber Industries Orange City Centre

The first step in the process is to ensure that your hair is clean and ready to style. Ideally you should wash out any product build up and start with freshly washed and towel dried hair. A pre styler is optional and the benefits are more pronounced when used in longer hair and for more structured hairstyles. Use a hairdryer to start working the style in with your hands.

Styling clay is pretty powerful stuff and a little goes a long way. Typically a pea size amount is enough. It is important to emphasise this point as too much product will work against your goals and bog down your hair style.

Clay can be layered in gradually, so it’s better to apply more later if you need it, rather than going all in and too heavy handed.

Rub the clay between the palms of your hands to warm it up and until a soft and sticky consistency is achieved. When the clay is smooth, start to work in through your hair, first working in the opposite direction to coat the back of the hairs and then into the final style. Use you fingers from root to tip to add definition and volume as you go.

At the final stage you may opt to layer in a little more clay to tame any flyaways and fine tune your look. Use a comb to refine the style or refrain from this step for a loose and relaxed finish. A wide toothed comb works great for achieving something in the middle of the spectrum.

Men's Hair Styled With Clay - Barber Industries Orange