• SumoMe

The good folks over at Lock Stock & Barrel recently sent over some goodies to try out, and the Disorder Ultra Matte Clay was included. I’ll be honest, I’ve never used clay in my hair so I had no idea what to expect. Naturally, it was the first thing I wanted to try out. On the outside of the jar you can see this is a “5 hold” product. Lock Stock & Barrel has a numerical system to determine the strength of the hold and subsequent pliability in your hair. This is one of their stronger products, and I generally shy away from really strong products because I don’t like how they make my hair feel. Nevertheless, I was happily surprised…

I unscrewed the top, and the first thing I noticed was that it actually looks like clay. It’s brownish (as you can see in the photo) and has a little bit of grain to it–note: a little bit. You aren’t putting rocks in your hair, and you can’t feel them at all. After that, I took a few big whiffs: scentless. Excellent! I don’t like having a cacophony of smells coming off of me (even if they all smell good individually). Lastly, I touched it. The clay is hard to the touch, but you can dig a finger down in there to get some out and it will soften up a bit.

I rubbed my hands together, and the hard clay became soft and pliable. It was a really interesting sensation I haven’t gotten from any other hair products before. I went to town in my hair, and the amount of control you get is incredible. Your hair does exactly what you tell it to do, and it doesn’t leave you with any weird cowlicks like some products will. Shortly after this I went into the attic to chance an air filter, and I started sweating (the attic is super hot). I thought this would be a great time to give the product the old fashioned sweat test to see how it stood up, and sure enough when I got down from the attic the clay was still going strong.

This is one of the most impressive products I’ve ever used, no joke, and it is of the utmost professional-grade quality. The product doesn’t leave your hair hard and crusty, it has no discernible smell, and it doesn’t have a huge shine to where people use your hair as a mirror. I receive a lot of hair products as a result of this website, and as a result I’ve lost any true “staple” that I continually use for my hair. However, if the website stopped tomorrow and I never used another sample, this would be my go-to hair product. All-in-all, I’m blown away by this product, and I can’t wait to bring you reviews of more from Lock Stock & Barrel.

If you’re interested in trying this product for yourself, it’s $13 from Amazon.

Do you have any specific questions or concerns about the matte clay? Have you used it before? What do you think? It all goes in the comments below.