Layrite Natural Matte Cream Review


  • Light hold.
  • Hold doesn’t last the full day.
  • This cream allows one to easily restyle throughout the day.


  • Has a strong vanilla smell.
  • The scent doesn't seem go away.


  • Soft and natural hold.
  • Not much shine, matte look.
  • Does not stiffen hair - no helmet head, like from a gel.


  • Light matte texture.


  • Pricey.

Hair Type

  • Hold is great for short hair.
  • Works on all types of hair, tend to do better on the thinner side.

Does It Last?

  • Have to apply a lot for hold.
  • Sweat or water will loosen and lose all hold.
  • Can reshape throughout the day.

Easy To Wash Out?

  • Easy to wash out.

Adding Too Much?

  • Apply too much, hair can feel greasy.

Customer Reviews:

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.

Strong Smell

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.

Product Summary:

Layrite Natural Matte Cream offers a light hold and is notable for its strong vanilla scent. This styling cream delivers a soft and natural hold, ensuring a matte finish with no shine. It has a light matte texture but is on the pricier side, making it a considered purchase. The product is particularly effective on short hair and suits all hair types, though it tends to perform better on thinner hair.

To achieve the desired hold, users may find they need to apply a considerable amount of the cream. However, it's important to note that the hold may weaken and lose effectiveness with exposure to sweat or water. The cream is easy to wash out, adding to its convenience. Yet, caution is advised regarding the quantity used, as applying too much can result in the hair feeling greasy.