BluMaan Monarch Matte Paste Review


  • Suitable for both messy and clean styles, with a solid hold that works well. Easy to apply, high hold, good texture, nice hold throughout the day, moldable, textured finish, not suitable for heavy hold, lacks hold on longer hair.


  • The scent is described as jasmine with musk, subtle but pleasant with a natural, earthy scent.


  • Lightweight product with a desired matte finish, but may darken hair and add shine, creating texture and volume, yet may make hair appear flat and thin with a slight shine.


  • Provides added texture hold, eliminating the need for hairspray in most situations, works effectively when used after pre-styling with Blumaan Original.


  • $20-$30.

Hair Type

  • Best for people with perfectly thick and malleable hair, also works well with thin hair, providing lightweight and smooth application.

Does It Last?

  • A little goes a long way, ensuring long-lasting use, but can be difficult to remove from hair.

Easy To Wash Out?

  • Lightweight, easy to wash out, with a pleasant scent, but some users find the scent overpowering.

Adding Too Much?

  • Defines nicely and stays pliable without a greasy effect, holds well with medium thick hair, doesn't feel sticky, easily washes off hands, meshes well with dry shampoo for day 2 hairstyles, not greasy or overly fragrant.

Customer Reviews:

Great Hold and Texture

This product provides excellent hold and adds a nice texture to my hair. It allows me to style my hair exactly how I want it and keeps it in place all day long.

Difficult to Wash Out

Although this product has good hold, it is incredibly difficult to wash out. Even after multiple washes, there is still residue left in my hair, making it feel heavy and greasy.

Non-greasy and Lightweight

I love how this product is non-greasy and lightweight. It doesn't weigh my hair down and gives it a natural look. It also doesn't leave any residue on my hands after applying.

Decent Hold but Lacks Volume

This product provides a decent hold, but I was expecting it to add more volume to my hair. It falls a bit flat and doesn't give me the desired lift and thickness.

Strong Scent

The fragrance of this product is overpowering and unpleasant. It lingers in my hair throughout the day and can be quite bothersome, especially for those who are sensitive to strong scents.

Average Performance

This product performs adequately, but it doesn't stand out from other similar products in the market. It doesn't offer any unique features or benefits that make it worth the price.

Product Summary:

BluMaan Monarch Matte Paste is a flexible hair styling product, adaptable to various hair types. Its effectiveness in providing hold varies, with some users, especially those with thin hair, finding it less effective than others. This contrasts with those who have thicker hair or compare it to other brands like layrites. The paste is versatile, catering to both messy and neat hairstyles, and works well in conjunction with BluMaan's original product.

The application process is simple and user-friendly. It delivers a strong hold and a textured look that persists throughout the day. However, its performance may diminish for those with heavy or long hair, as it may not provide adequate hold and volume.

Its fragrance, a combination of jasmine and musk, bears resemblance to scents like Nautica Voyage and Kenzo Pour Homme. The scent's reception varies among users, with some finding it pleasantly mild and others considering it overly strong. While a small amount is generally sufficient for a good hold, excessive use could result in dry hair.

The product shines in offering strong hold and volume with a matte finish but may not be as effective on thick hair without prior styling. It can also alter hair appearance, making it appear darker or shinier. Particularly suitable for medium-length hair, it adds texture without adding weight.

BluMaan Monarch Matte Paste's lightweight and matte finish enhances texture and volume, often reducing the need for additional hairspray. However, users may find it challenging to remove.

Opinions on the product vary, with some considering it an average high-hold matte product, while others value its hold and finish. For optimal results, it is recommended to use after pre-styling with BluMaan Original. Priced between $20 and $30, it caters well to people with thick, malleable hair, and is also effective for thinner hair types.