American Gardens Clay Pomade
Using a combination of our past formulas of limited batch products we created the new American Gardens Clay Pomade. However, this time we’ve worked out a user friendly experience by creating an aloe-based formula. American Gardens is a 100% washable, vegan formula with 99% plant derived ingredients producing a strong hold with a dry, matte finish. To top it off, it features a wild orange & oak moss fragrance created with therapeutic grade essential oils.
This is our strongest & driest product to date.
- 100% Vegan formula w/ 99% plant derived ingredients.
- Strong Hold / Matte, Dry Finish
- All natural hand-blended Wild Orange & Oak moss scent
- 3.4oz / 96g (TSA Friendly!)
- Aloe: Dandruff preventative for the scalp.
- Shea Butter: deep conditions hair & skin.
- Kaolin, Bentonite, & Sea Clays: Helps strengthen roots & prevent hair loss while creating texture.
We belive in full transparency, so here's everything that goes into American Gardens:
Aloe Leaf Juice, Candelilla Wax, Kaolin Clay, Polysorbate 60 (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Bentonite Clay, Polysorbate 80, Sea Clay, Glycerin, PEG 7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Therpuetic Grade Essential Oil Blend, Bamboo Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol
This product has a learning curve, but is amazing. I've used a LOT of clays and matte pastes, and there are some differences to pick up on.
Definitely use as directed, into damp hair, as a prestyler. After you blowdry, you'll have great volume and texture. Then use a tiny amount to finish the style. No tug when doing it this way. It's definitely not a slick product or a matte paste, but a styling clay, more similar to Firsthand's or the Oasis reformulation.
The scent and packaging are great as usual.
I've been using American Gardens for several weeks, and I can say this is my favorite styler to date. I also have Gray Ghost, Northern Lights, and Amity. All are great products, but AG is the best. It is the only product that is truly matt in my hair. It also has the strongest hold. The others are a medium firm hold and slightly dampening in the hair for me. I always style in dry hair. Application is definitely more difficult with AG. This varies with hair type. The end result is well worth it. I get tons of volume and texture without fly aways. This product nicely fills the clay gap in the SR line. The scent is also my favorite - sweet, earthy and smokey. As with their other products, there are no chemicals to irritate my highly allergic skin.
Excellent work on this product, Zach. I will continue to purchase AG. I just hope the few negative reviews dont lead to a change in formula or discontinuation of the product.
The hold on this product isn't as strong as I would like it to be. I constantly have stray aways and its annoying to keep it together. I don't mind how hard it is scooping out but for what it's advertising it's not doing so well. Scent was okay but not my cup of tea.
If you have coarse hair, good luck. The product tugs like no other.
Natural texture firm hold and smooth like jazz