Baxter of California Clay Pomade Review


  • Strong & longlasting hold.
  • Firm hold, even for thick/wavy hair.


  • Mild earthy clay smell.
  • Not overpowering, but still there.


  • Gives you a natural look.
  • Matte finish, no shine.
  • Keeps hair in place well.


  • Creates tousled textured look.


  • Product is pricey but lasts a long time.

Hair Type

  • Thick, long, curly hair that's very hard to manage.
  • Fine, light & thin hair too.

Does It Last?

  • Lasts all day and can change style as desired.

Easy To Wash Out?

  • Difficult to wash out, requires shampooing multiple times.
  • Can clog pores if scalp is oily; may leave residue if not washed.

Adding Too Much?

  • Hair can become dry.
  • Can become greasy, gross, and heavy if too much is used.
  • Low shine and hold, but can become sticky or producty.

Customer Reviews:

Excellent Matte Finish and Hold

I'm completely thrilled with this product! It's light but holds my hair in place effectively and gives a fantastic matte finish that I love. Definitely a top-notch product that I'll continue to use.

Overpriced for the Quantity

While the product does its job, the price point is a little steep for the amount you get. Considering how much I need to use for each application, I find it to be a little on the expensive side.

Perfect for All-Day Style

I couldn't be happier with this clay pomade. It's perfect for maintaining an all-day style, and it's easy to restyle throughout the day if needed. This has quickly become my go-to product.

Decent, but Not Exceptional

It's a decent product with a good hold and matte finish, but nothing exceptional. It's not that it doesn't do its job, but I didn't find anything extraordinary that sets it apart from others on the market.

Hard to Wash Out

I'm not very pleased with how hard it is to wash out. It tends to leave a residue in my hair that needs multiple washes to fully remove. This makes the overall experience less enjoyable.

Good, But Overpriced

It's a decent product with good hold and finish. However, considering the price and the amount needed for each application, it feels a bit overpriced. It's good, but not great for the price.

Product Summary:

Baxter of California Clay Pomade is crafted to provide a natural, shiny appearance with a matte finish, avoiding any greasy look. This versatile product is well-suited for a range of hair types, including thick, silky, fine, light, and thin hair. It is particularly effective for managing thick, dark, and wavy hair, offering strong and long-lasting hold while creating a soft, touchable texture.

The pomade features a unique, mild, and earthy scent that is not too overpowering. Although it is a bit on the pricey side, its long-lasting nature means that a small jar can be used effectively throughout the day, allowing for style changes as desired. However, users should be aware of some potential drawbacks. The product can be difficult to wash out and might clog pores, especially for those with an oily scalp. It may also leave residue if not thoroughly washed out.

Additionally, overuse of the pomade can lead to hair becoming dry and flipping at the ends. If applied excessively, it can make hair feel greasy, gross, and heavy, which may result in a reduction in shine and hold, and can potentially make the hair sticky. Therefore, it's important to use the right amount to achieve the best results without encountering these issues.