Enjoy Effortless Hairstyling with the 10 Best Hair Wax Products in 2021

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We know that there is a lot of variety when it comes to hair wax. Not every wax formula is going to do the trick for you and your hair type.

That's why we've put together our top picks for hair wax from our favourite brands, available in a range of different holds and finishes depending on your hair type and personal style.

We hope this detailed selection of the best hair wax products helps you find the right one for your hair type!


Here are the Best Hair Waxes in 2021

Tackle unruly hair with this botanical-based hair balm, perfect for softening locks and creating shape and hold. This nourishing hair balm from Aēsop isn’t just great for taming everyday hair; it’s also the perfect choice for growing out a particular style or growing out layers. The strong hold will help manage in-between styles. With a luxurious Violet Leaf Absolut scent, this professional-standard styling aid also helps deodorise hair for a completely refreshed look, feel, and scent.

A clay–wax hybrid to deliver maximum hold and a matte finish. The natural waxes create superior manageability in even the most unruly locks, helping you achieve your desired style in an effortless and quick manner. Claymation also promises long-lasting hold from morning to evening. This sculpting clay also yields a matte finish, so hair never looks overworked and overdone.

The Burly paste is a firm hold waxy pomade with an understated matte finish. Designed for those with shorter hair, this pomade helps you to create messy, undone looks that last all day long. Plus, when you're ready to wash it out that is easily done too. You can style with your fingers or a comb for the easiest (and best) look ever.

A unique wax spray to create buildable but brushable hold and texture. Perfect for fluffy hair of all lengths and all types, this lightweight mist creates separation and style, helping to tame flyaways and static while building texture and hold. Flash Form Dry Wax Mist is also infused with the Oribe Signature Complex, which protects hair against harmful environmental aggressors and harsh weather conditions while improving colour and hydration retention.

Offering medium hold and shine, this lightweight, liquid hair wax is perfect for creating infinite hairstyles effortlessly. It's been expertly created to offer the immediate control of a hair gel with the long-lasting hold and shine of a hair wax. So, no matter whether you’re a haircare expert or a complete novice, this unique liquid wax makes for easy hairstyling to achieve any look you desire.

Okay, so it's clear that spray style waxes are becoming more common, and frankly, we're here for it. Made with natual ingredients like Rice Bran, Carnauba Wax and Sunflower extract, adds texture to hair without synthetic fragrances. It adds a tonne of shine and flexible hold to make your styling easier, and allows your hairstyle to last all day. Plus, it's Vegan and Cruelty Free, if those are boxes you want to tick.

A matte wax ideal for styling fine-to-medium strands. It's a lightweight, matte wax that’s perfect for those who want style, hold, and texture without weighing hair down. Instead, Matt Wax offers a natural and flexible finish. While some waxes can leave hair looking overworked and full of product, this styling aid provides a subtle finish that simply gives hair a naturally matte look. You’ll also enjoy its subtle definition and hold that lasts from morning to evening.

Perfect for designing light, airy hairstyles while creating texture and hold. This hair whip from Aveda can be layered to create buildable style and definition. Marshmallow Root and Organic Flax Seeds provide natural, medium hold that can be reworked without losing shape and style. It is suitable for all hair textures, from coarse and curly locks to fine and straight styles. Simply warm it up in the palms of your hands apply directly to dry hair.

For maximum hold on all hair types and styles, especially coarse and unruly locks.E LEVEN Strong Hold Styling Paste provides an ultra-matte finish, so the hair will never look shiny or greasy. The matte finish also allows for maximum texture for an undone and messy look. Despite the heavy-duty hold of this product, its lightweight feel won’t weigh strands down or create ‘helmet hair’. Strong Hold Styling Paste is suitable for all hair textures and styles but works particularly well for taming coarse and unruly locks as well as shorter dos.

Best for banishing frizz and reviving dehydrated locks. Frizz-prone hair can be left vulnerable and prone to breakage. Easy.Rider contains Green Tea Leaf Extract, which strengthens the hair and maximises its natural moisture function to prevent dehydration. Green Tea also provides antioxidant protection against environmental aggressors and humidity. Additionally, this styling paste is infused with Geranium Flower Oil, which delivers instant lustre while allowing for easy styling and manageability.



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This article has been updated on 15/02 to replace discontinued products with our recent product recommendations. Hannah from our Customer Service team has helped to bring you our most recommended products and up-to-date information.




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