NIGHT RIDER – KEVIN MURPHY
Over the course of the last year, I got to try a few variations of these products as it was offered as a close alternative to pomades which my salon was no longer carrying at the time. First off, this brand of products is seriously more expensive than pomade. We are looking at a range of at least twice more expensive than pomades ($20-$30). Most pomades being somewhere around $8 – $16.
Aside from the cool box like packaging, I sadly have very little good things to say about it. Granted, if the product was less expensive I would certainly be more forgiving. OK here we go. First off, the scent was very basic and soap like to my nose. The texture was obviously, wax like and actually hard to work with. Since the wax needs some smoothing out, you have to rub it a bit. In doing so, the products flakes apart. Which lead’s us to the application. Again, not all that straight forward because of the flaking. You end applying chunks instead of a smooth coating. Lastly, the results. You might actually be able to get your hair to your liking, but this is very temporary. At best, I got one (1) hour. After that, my hair fell flat and just felt sticky and waxy. Concerning the washing, it did not simply rinse out under the shower head like a water based pomade would and required actual scrubbing. That being said, it only took one wash with a good shampoo to clean it out. So in that sense, still easier than an oil based pomade.
Lastly, I understand that this brand has its disciples, but for my taste this was a total NO.
Here is the rating on a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 is a perfect score.
- Hold: 3
- Shine: 0 (matte finish)
- Texture: 2
- Feel in hair: 1
- Facility to wash out: 2