Grim Grease Matte Blend
GRIM GREASE is one of those brands that caught my eye and interest a while back. I was finally able to get a jar of the MATTE BLEND through my friends at Mature Gents in Toronto.
Grim Grease has a vintage small batch vibe. The jar is glass with a classic metal lid. Perfectly authentic!
The ingredient list is short and based on what I see; it could be called “all-natural”.
The MATTE BLEND is somewhere between a: clay-paste. It scoops out nicely and becomes nearly creamy when I relaxed it in my palms.
- The Terrain: Clean dry hair
- The Preparation: A fine mist of water to provide some moisture for the paste
- The Application: Once relaxed, the pomade was blended in from back to front, then side to middle. Followed by a hair pick comb styling to create height.
- The Results: Natural looking matte finish.
Observations: The label indicates “Heavy Hold”. I want to take that as “strong hold”, but it might simply refer to the fact the products is a tad heavier and weights the hair in place very much like a classic grease based pomade.
What I like:
- Lovely and discreet fresh scent
- Natural composition
- Easy to work with
Throughout the industry, clay is the de facto “firm hold” standard. Having rebellious hair, statements like “Heavy Hold” are guidelines I go out of my way to find. That said, I got about 3-4 hours of hold. No issue re-combing or restyling, but I am the lazy kind of styler: style and go!
On my scale, I would rate it a “Medium” hold.
Here is the rating on a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 is a perfect score.
- Hold: 3.5
- Scent: 5
- Shine: Matte
- Texture: 5
- Feel in hair: 5
- Facility to wash out: 5