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Sachajuan Hair Wax
Sachajuan
Hair Wax
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A wax that works for all hair types and improves the look and condition of hair.

Pros

This wax moisturizes and improves the overall condition of hair. Holds your final look in place all day. Reduces the look of frizz and gives hair a bright shine. 2.5-ounce container lasts a long time because you only need a tiny amount.

Cons

Requires more styling time in order to get the right look.

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Style Sexy Hair Play Dirty Dry Wax
Style Sexy Hair
Play Dirty Dry Wax
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A budget conscious choice that delivers natural-looking separation, intriguing texture and medium hold. A little goes a long way.

Pros

Dry spray wax that provides medium hold and shine. Adds body and texture, especially in shorter, textured hair. Helps to control flyaways and create separation. Doesn't make hair sticky.

Cons

A good choice for thick-haired customers, but those with straight, fine hair may want to look elsewhere.

KMS California Hair Play Liquid Wax
KMS
California Hair Play Liquid Wax
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Controls like a gel but provides the movement and shine of a wax.

Pros

Great smell provided by natural ingredients like peppermint and grape oil. 3.3-ounce container is larger than some others on our list. Works well on all hair types. Can be used on wet or dry hair.

Cons

Some customers didn't prefer the spray wax formula to the traditional wax formula.

Aveda Light Elements Shaping Wax
Aveda
Light Elements Shaping Wax
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Great smelling hair wax has a creamy texture and strong hold.

Pros

Shaping wax with a lightweight texture. This wax has Aveda's signature smell – a mix of certified organic grapefruit, ginger, and geranium. Easy to use and doesn't require any extra styling skills. Offers a firm and flexible hold.

Cons

The smell is really good, but can be overwhelming for those with a sensitive nose.

Paul Mitchell Flexiblestyle Extreme Texture Wax Works
Paul Mitchell
Flexiblestyle Extreme Texture Wax Works
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This is a great product for smoothing and styling thick, dense, and frizzy hair types.

Pros

Gives hair extra definition and texture. Makes hair easier to manage. Flexible resins and vegetable-based conditioners add shine and moisture. Works well for many types of hair. Holds up against humidity.

Cons

This product is best for thick hair and can leave thin hair looking greasy.

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