Imperial Matte Cream Paste Review


  • Hold is strong without being heavy or crunchy.


  • Light scent.


  • Achieve a natural, matte look.
  • Easily enhance and smooth curls.
  • Great hold with low shine finish.


  • Adds volume and lift.
  • Creates tousled waves.
  • Enhances natural texture.


  • Not cheap, but can be worth it, if it works for your hair.

Hair Type

  • Best for medium & thick wavy hair.
  • Also suits thin, fine & light hair.

Does It Last?

  • Suitable for all hair lengths & will last all day.

Easy To Wash Out?

  • Washes out easily.
  • Can be difficult to wash out of hair, if too much product is used.

Adding Too Much?

  • Hair can become super dry.

Customer Reviews:

Amazing Hold, Easy Styling

I am absolutely satisfied with its performance. It provides a wonderful hold that lasts all day, and it's incredibly easy to style my hair with it. No sticky residue or stiffness, just perfect, flexible hold!

Too Hard to Scoop Out

As much as I like how it works on my hair, I find it frustrating to scoop out of the container. It's quite hard and takes effort to get enough product out each time, which can be quite inconvenient.

Natural Look, No Shine

I love the matte finish it offers. It gives my hair a very natural look, with no shine or glossiness. It's perfect for everyday wear, giving me that effortlessly stylish look. I'm really happy with it!

Okay but Nothing Special

It's an alright product. It gives a decent hold and a matte finish. It's not the best I've used, but it's not the worst either. Pretty average, I would say.

Overpowering Scent

The scent is just too strong for me. It's overpowering and tends to linger throughout the day, which can be quite annoying. I prefer hair products with a subtle or no scent.

Decent but Hard to Apply

The product is decent enough with good hold and a nice matte finish. However, the product's hardness makes it somewhat difficult to apply evenly. It's not bad, but it's not impressive either.

Product Summary:

Imperial's Matte Cream Product is known for its light hold and matte finish, achievable with just a fingertip amount. While the product is easy to apply and comes off hands without difficulty, it can be challenging to wash out of hair. It is characterized by a pleasant watermelon-like scent, although some may prefer the fragrances of other products in Imperial's range. This cream is excellent for achieving a natural look, particularly effective in enhancing and smoothing curls and waves.

The product ensures a long-lasting hold with a low shine finish, contributing to added volume and movement. It is suitable for a range of hair types, including medium and thick wavy hair, as well as thin, fine, straight, frizzy, grey, curly, and thinning hair. While it is on the pricier side, the longevity of the product in hair and the small amount required for each use make it a cost-effective choice. It avoids a greasy or sticky feel, providing a dry, firm hold without being overly sticky or crunchy. This combination of features makes Imperial's Matte Cream Product a worthwhile investment for those seeking quality styling with minimal product use.