This stuff is great. It's water based and gives good hold without being stiff or flaky. It also imparts a moderate level of shine to your hair. You don't need to use a lot. Once it dries it's not the least bit sticky and it rinses out in a flash. Last but not least the jar seems to last forever. I have short hair so of course someone with longer hair will go through it a bit more quickly, but my jar has lasted for more months than I can keep track of.
This the good stuff
Yeah, I have a lot of hair and have been dealing with it for a long time, 61 years to be precise, couple that with a cowlick on the side of my head and I need something good to keep it all under control. Here is were Layrite enters the picture. My barber recommended it to me over all the other brands for a reason, it works. It has a nice fragrance and it keeps the mess on my head under control.
Another staple for my arsenal!
For me, I love this product. Let me first say you just have to use it right. I did my research and went to their website and watched the "how-to." I Have extremely short sides .25" and long top 6". This product in combination with the Layrite Spray gives me the shape and height I want. I would surely recommend the spray on damp hair then blow dry to shape. Then spread the Super Hold Layright over the palm of your hand and lightly shape your hair into height you want. Now use your comb and comb it up and make those sides tight. You can apply as much or as little as you want. Finish it off with a touch more of the Layrite Spray to get those pesky strays. Depending on if you use water or not will give you a slick or matte finish. This is definitely part of my routine and arsenal.
This Is A Gel, Not A Pomade
With apologies to the folks who produce this product, this stuff is the worst "pomade" I've tried. Their slogan is "Scientifically proven to hold like a wax, yet come out like a gel". They're half-right: It comes out like a gel because it is a gel- there are no two ways about it. It does not hold, feel (once applied), shape, or look like anything but a gel. It also smells pungently cheap. I've applied it dry, wet, damp, with and without a blowdryer; I've tried a little and I've tried two handfuls: The hold may be decent for people that do not have super thick hair, but it is a medium hold at best for those of us who do. The guys on youtube that claim to have thick hair never do: This does not work well on thick hair. I wouldn't recommend buying this unless you feel the need to waste money. Baxter's of California and Suavecito are higher on my list, each for different strengths and weaknesses.