AQUAGE Transforming Paste Review


  • Provides a great hold without dullness or stickiness, perfect for wiry, thick gray hair, and is the go-to for serious hold that lasts all day without leaving hair crusty like hairspray.


  • Subtle scent that is not overpowering.


  • Helps hair look fuller and keeps style in place without a greasy or plastic-like appearance.


  • Ideal for adding texture and providing a gentle hold.


  • $15-$25.

Hair Type

  • Ideal for short, thin hair to add body and fullness all day, especially in humid conditions, and works well on fine hair, keeping curls tighter without stiffness, providing definition to wavy hair.

Does It Last?

  • Long-lasting all day hold.

Easy To Wash Out?

  • Easy to wash out.

Adding Too Much?

  • Hair can become greasy and hard to style.

Customer Reviews:

Great Hold and Versatility

I love how the AQUAGE Transforming Paste provides a strong hold for my hair while still allowing me to style it in different ways. It's perfect for creating both sleek and textured looks.

Disappointing Texture

I was not impressed with the texture of the AQUAGE Transforming Paste. It felt sticky and greasy in my hair, making it difficult to style without weighing it down. I expected better quality for the price.

Long-Lasting Hold

The AQUAGE Transforming Paste really exceeded my expectations in terms of hold. It kept my hair in place all day, even in humid weather. I didn't have to worry about my style falling flat.

Decent Styling Option

The AQUAGE Transforming Paste is an average styling product. It does the job of providing some hold and texture, but it's not exceptional. There are better options available on the market.

Difficult to Wash Out

I found it extremely challenging to wash out the AQUAGE Transforming Paste from my hair. Even after multiple washes, there was a residue left behind, making my hair feel heavy and greasy.

Average Performance

The AQUAGE Transforming Paste is neither outstanding nor terrible. It's a decent product that provides some hold and versatility for styling, but it didn't wow me or stand out from other options.

Product Summary:

The AQUAGE Transforming Paste is a high-performance hair styling product, particularly suitable for managing wiry, thick gray hair. Its strong hold keeps hairstyles in place without causing the hair to look dull or sticky, a notable advantage over traditional hairsprays that can leave hair feeling crusty.

Opinions on the scent of this paste vary. While some users don't detect any odor, others describe an unpleasant smell. However, the majority agree that the scent is subtle and not overwhelming. The paste is also known for its easy washability.

It's important to note that the paste might not be ideal for all hair types. For instance, those with fine pixie cuts may find it too heavy, leading to a greasy look. Conversely, it adds body and fullness to thin hair, even in humid environments, and is effective in keeping curls tight without stiffness. It also works well to define wavy hair.

Priced between $15 and $25, the AQUAGE Transforming Paste is an economical choice for adding texture and a gentle hold, particularly to short, thin hair. While its texture might be heavier than some users prefer, it doesn't leave hair feeling greasy or plastic-like.

Although there might be some challenges in dispensing a small amount from the tube, once applied and dried, the product excels in providing body and facilitating easy styling. Combined with the appropriate gel cream wash and conditioner, it can significantly enhance the appearance and manageability of curly hair.

Despite occasional issues with bottles not being fully filled, the product's longevity and effectiveness make it a worthwhile investment for achieving beautifully styled curls.