Gatsby Perfect Hold Short Hair Hard Wax Review


  • Offers a flexible hold that's great for short hair.
  • Provides a solid, long lasting hold without hardening or greasiness.


  • Pleasant aroma; distinct from other pomades and gels.
  • Light scent that is not overpowering.


  • The wax itself has a thick, sticky texture and a shiny finish once applied to the hair.


  • Gatsby Perfect Hold Short Hair Hard Wax has a thick, sticky texture that allows for easy application and molding of hair.
  • Once applied and dried, the wax provides a firm and longlasting hold with a matte finish.


  • $10-$15.

Hair Type

  • Ideal for straight, coarse hair types. Smooth texture and no flakes, with a pleasant scent.

Does It Last?

  • Effective hold without feeling heavy or sticky.

Easy To Wash Out?

  • Washes out easily without leaving residue.

Adding Too Much?

  • Overuse causes slight stickiness for hours.

Customer Reviews:

Great hold for short hair

I've been using this product for a few weeks now and it's been great for keeping my short hair in place all day. It doesn't leave any residue and has a nice scent.

Too sticky for my liking

I found the wax to be too sticky and it made my hair look greasy. It also took a lot of effort to wash out completely.

Easy to apply

The wax is easy to apply and doesn't clump up like some other products I've tried. It gives my hair a nice texture without feeling heavy.

Not suitable for long hair

I tried using this on my long hair but it didn't provide enough hold. It might work better for shorter hairstyles.

Unpleasant scent

I couldn't stand the smell of the wax, it was too strong and overpowering. It made me feel nauseous throughout the day.

Decent hold, but not long-lasting

The wax provided a decent hold for my hair, but it didn't last throughout the day. I had to reapply multiple times.

Product Summary:

The Gatsby Perfect Hold Short Hair Hard Wax is an excellent choice for short hair, delivering a long-lasting, flexible hold without stiffness or greasiness. Its scent is pleasantly mild and distinctive, avoiding the overpowering aroma common in other pomades and gels. The product is packaged in a compact, round container with an elegant black and silver design. The wax is thick and sticky with a shiny appearance, but it applies smoothly, allowing for easy hair styling and a firm, matte hold.

Suitable for straight, coarse hair, this wax provides a smooth texture without flaking and is easy to wash out, leaving no residue. While excessive use might lead to slight stickiness, it doesn’t leave marks on clothes and isn't overly greasy. Priced between $10 and $15, it offers good value, lasting for an extended period even with daily use.