Johnny B Molding Paste Review


  • Strong hold.
  • Holds up well when applied to mostly dry hair, leaving a nongreasy, strong hold.


  • The smell is nice but barely there, not overwhelming or irritating.


  • Provides a natural look with a decent hold and doesn't require a large amount to achieve desired effect.


  • The Johnny B Molding Paste has a creamy and smooth texture that is easy to work with.
  • It has a slightly sticky consistency, which allows for great control and flexibility in styling.


  • $10-$20.

Hair Type

  • Provides thickness and control for fine hair, allowing for all-day styling.
  • Removes frizz from curly hair and offers a firm, non-frozen hold for thick hair.

Does It Last?

  • All day hold.

Easy To Wash Out?

  • The Johnny B Molding Paste is incredibly easy to wash out, making it convenient for those who prefer low-maintenance hair products.

Adding Too Much?

  • Excessive use results in sticky, tacky hair.
  • Can make hair clumpy, lacks the desired dry look, and gives a low-hold, greasy chemical appearance.

Customer Reviews:

Great Hold and Texture

I absolutely love Johnny B Molding Paste! It provides a strong hold that lasts all day and gives my hair the perfect amount of texture. It's easy to apply and doesn't leave my hair feeling greasy or weighed down. Highly recommend!

Disappointing Performance

I had high hopes for Johnny B Molding Paste but it fell short of my expectations. The hold is not as strong as advertised and it doesn't provide the desired texture. Additionally, it tends to make my hair look oily and flat. I won't be purchasing it again.

Versatile Styling Option

Johnny B Molding Paste is a versatile styling product that allows me to create various hairstyles. Whether I want a sleek and polished look or a messy and tousled style, this paste delivers. It's easy to work with and provides a natural-looking finish.

Moderate Hold, Average Texture

Johnny B Molding Paste offers a moderate hold that is suitable for everyday styling. It provides decent texture to my hair, but nothing extraordinary. While it's not a standout product, it gets the job done and is a reliable option for basic styling needs.

Allergic Reaction

Unfortunately, Johnny B Molding Paste caused an allergic reaction on my scalp. After using it for a few days, I experienced itching, redness, and irritation. I had to discontinue use and seek an alternative product. Be cautious if you have sensitive skin.

Inconsistent Results

I have mixed feelings about Johnny B Molding Paste. Some days it works exceptionally well, providing excellent hold and texture. However, other days it seems less effective and doesn't hold up throughout the day. It's a hit or miss product for me.

Product Summary:

Johnny B Molding Paste is a hair styling product known for its strong hold and ability to define hair. It has a pleasant smell that isn't too strong. When applied to mostly dry hair, the paste offers a non-greasy hold that lasts for the majority of the day, delivering a natural look without requiring a large amount for effectiveness. However, it can make hair clumpy and may not always provide a dry look, occasionally leaving hair with a low-hold and a greasy, chemical appearance.

The paste has a creamy, smooth texture, combined with a slightly sticky consistency, which facilitates control and flexibility in styling. It's particularly suitable for fine hair, providing thickness and all-day control. Additionally, it effectively removes frizz from curly hair and provides a firm hold for thick hair.

The Molding Paste features a cologne-like scent that is subtle and fades quickly. The 3 oz jar offers long-term use, often lasting for months. It washes out easily, making it a convenient choice for those who prefer low-maintenance hair care. The product rinses out of the hair effortlessly, leaving no residue or buildup behind.

However, users should be cautious with the amount applied. Overuse can lead to sticky, tacky hair that may persist for days, and it can leave a white residue that requires water to remove and prevent buildup. The paste's stickiness can make application challenging, potentially transforming its texture into a glue-like consistency instead of clay. Furthermore, a recent formula change in 2021 has led to complaints of the hair becoming crunchy and unworkable, with the product turning stringy and glue-like when rubbed between hands.