Reggie’s Hair Clay by Hodges
All natural hair clay that styles and nourishes
When it comes to men’s hair styling products, we tried them all.
Some offer firm hold but the product hardens after being opened for a week. Some provide a matt finish but poor hold. Almost all of them share formulations that rely on petrochemicals. These inferior ingredients offer no benefit to your hair and have been linked to health concerns and skin irritation.
Raising The Standard of Men’s Hair Products
We wanted to create a versatile product that has the type of hold, finish and styling properties that appealed to men that cared about a healthy lifestyle. So we also considered every single ingredient to ensure it was beneficial for either its styling or nourishing your hair properties. And crucially we don’t use any type of chemicals.
Introducing Reggie’s Hair Clay
Handmade in England, Reggie's Hair Clay is a very different product. The finish is a matte, natural, workable texture that can be reworked throughout the day. It's equally suitable for hair or beards and it's even vegan-friendly.
Reggie’s Hair Clay Ingredients
We blend natural ingredients including mango, argan, and coconut, with a secret blend of pure essential oils. The resulting clay smells incredible and actually nourishes your hair throughout the day.
Kaolin / Clay
This natural clay is used to absorb excess oil and water into itself. It provides the base of our styling clay and helps bind the natural extracts together.
Cocus Nucifera / Coconut
Multi beneficial oil that softens hair, prevent breakage and stimulates growth,
Argania Spinose / Argan
Native only to Morocco this antioxidant-rich helps rejuvenate dry and damaged hair and aid in hair control.
Mangifera Indica / Mango
Mango extract provides exceptional conditioning properties to promote hair growth with Vitamins, calcium, and potassium.
This natural wax helps provide a firmer consistency to ensure adequate hold.
Prunus Dulcis / Almond
Continuing omega-3, phospholipids and magnesium, almond oil helps nourishes and strengthen hair.
Vitis Vinifera / Grape
This remarkable ingredient offers anti-dandruff, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, antioxidant properties.
Tocopherol / Vitamin E
Derived from vegetables, this vitamin E is a naturally occurring antioxidant which helps prevent hair loss and promote new growth.
Pure Essential Oils
Our secret blend of plant extracts provide a natural fragrance and reinforce hair conditioning properties.
Available in 100ml and a 30ml limited edition size.
MORE ON MEN’S HAIR STYLING
It’s a versatile product that can be used simply to add a very natural looking hold or more adventurous textured finish if you add more product. There are many different types of hair and personal styles, so we recommend playing around to figure out what works for you. However, here are two methods you might consider.
Towel dry and style men's hair
Gently towel-dry hair without being too aggressive which can cause damage
Clean and dry hands and add a heat a small amount of product by rubbing in palms
Spread evenly throughout hair and adopt your chosen style
Use use a comb or brush if required to reach your style
Blow dry and style men's hair
Use a hair dryer and a comb or brush to dry your hair in the direction of growth
Once it's semi-dry, use the hair dryer and comb to style your hair
Finally, add a small amount of product into your hands and rub through hair until you're happy
Of course, everyone has a preferred method and it can change depending on the product - Let us know how you use Reggie's Hair Clay.
Brief History of Men's Hair Styling Products
Original brands like Brylcream have been around since the 1930s when gents enjoyed slick back styles in what we would consider today to be a product heavy finish. After the influence of more natural hairstyles of the 1960s other types of men's hair styling products became available. Teenage boys favourite hair gels became popular and left hair with that crusty finish which was easier than expected to rinse.
While both types of products differ in finish, they share the core chemical formulations around petrochemicals such as mineral oil, petrolatum or paraffin liquidum.
There are many men's styling products that focus on the natural credentials bit still contain chemicals such as …. It’s quick and simple to check this
Water-based vs Oil based Hair Styling Products
All men's hair styling clays, waxes and pomades are either water based or oil based. Pomades usually contain some kind of oil based formulation for 1950’s style crew cuts. Many modern styling products used water-based formulas that wash out more easily.
Why chemicals matter in hair styling products?
Both varieties are made with various chemical compounds that are chosen for cost, not their beneficial properties. Petrochemicals in cosmetics are far from ideal and at worst they have been linked to everything from skin irritation to far greater health concerns.
For hair in particular, these chemicals have been linked to dry or greasy hair, dandruff and even a reduction in hair production. There is plenty of research available online in this area.