Layrite Natural Matte Cream is a light hold cream with a strong vanilla scent. It provides a soft and natural hold with no shine, giving a matte look. It is a light matte texture and is pricey. It works best on short hair and all types of hair, but tends to do better on the thinner side. You have to apply a lot for hold and it will loosen and lose all hold with sweat or water. It is easy to wash out, but if you apply too much it can make your hair feel greasy.
Exceptional Matte Finish
I'm really impressed with the matte finish this cream provides. It gives my hair a natural, non-greasy look while still offering enough hold to keep my style intact throughout the day. It's exactly what I was looking for in a hair product.
Dries Out My Hair
While I appreciate the hold and matte finish, I've noticed that it tends to dry out my hair. After using it for a few days, my hair felt straw-like and lost its softness. I had to stop using it because I was worried about long-term damage.
Easy Application and Styling
The cream is easy to apply and it allows me to style my hair exactly as I want. It spreads evenly without clumping and doesn't leave any residue. It's a joy to use every morning.
Decent, but Not Extraordinary
This matte cream is decent. It holds my hair well and isn't greasy. However, it doesn't stand out from other products I've used. It gets the job done, but there's nothing that makes it stand out or worth the extra cost.
The one major downside for me is the smell. It's quite strong and lingers all day. I prefer hair products with a milder scent or no scent at all. Despite the good hold and matte finish, the smell is a deal-breaker for me.
Average Hold for Thick Hair
The product provides an average hold for my thick hair. It's not bad, but I've used other products that offer a stronger hold. However, the matte finish is quite nice. If you have less thick hair, it might work better for you.