Paul Mitchell MITCH Matterial Styling Clay Review


  • Provides a strong hold for all-day use without leaving hair looking greasy.
  • Gives a noticeable lift and volume with zero shine for a matte finish.


  • Cologne-like scent.


  • Dry, matte appearance with extreme hold and added thickness for fuller-looking hair. No greasy or gunky residue, but may appear flaky.


  • Paul Mitchell MITCH Matterial Styling Clay has a matte finish that provides a natural look.
  • The texture is thick and clay-like, making it easy to apply and mold hair into various styles.


  • $15-$25.

Hair Type

  • Best for thin or fine hair, provides volume when paired with a volumizing product. Also a solid option for thick hair.

Does It Last?

  • Stiff hold when dry, lasting all day.

Easy To Wash Out?

  • Easy to wash out with shampoo at the end of the day. Can be challenging, but overall not a problem.

Adding Too Much?

  • Excessive use creates helmet-like texture.
  • Avoid overuse to prevent white residue.

Customer Reviews:

Great Hold

I love how this styling clay holds my hair in place all day without making it feel heavy or greasy.

Dries Out Hair

While this styling clay does hold my hair well, it also dries it out and makes it look dull. I have to use a lot of conditioner to counteract this effect.

Easy Application

The texture of this styling clay makes it very easy to apply and distribute through my hair. I also appreciate that it doesn't leave any residue on my hands.

Moderate Hold

This styling clay provides a decent hold for my hair, but it's not as strong as I was hoping for. It's good for everyday use, but not for special occasions where I need my hair to stay in place for hours.

Difficult to Wash Out

I find that this styling clay is very difficult to wash out of my hair, even with a lot of shampoo. It leaves my hair feeling heavy and greasy for days afterwards.

Good for Short Hair

This styling clay works well for my short hair, but I don't think it would be as effective for longer hair. It's easy to apply and provides a natural, matte finish.

Product Summary:

The Paul Mitchell MITCH Matterial Styling Clay is crafted to offer a strong, all-day hold without making hair look greasy. It provides significant lift and volume with a matte finish, featuring a pleasant, cologne-like scent for men. This styling clay presents a dry, matte look with extreme hold, adding thickness for fuller-looking hair. While it leaves no greasy or gunky residue, it may appear slightly flaky.

With a matte finish, it achieves a natural appearance and has a thick, clay-like texture, which facilitates easy application and versatile styling. Priced between $15 and $25, it's particularly effective for thin or fine hair, boosting volume especially when used in conjunction with a volumizing product. It's also suitable for thick hair.

The clay provides a stiff hold when dry, maintaining its effect throughout the day. The product comes in a long-lasting bottle, potentially lasting up to 34 months. Washing it out at the end of the day is straightforward with shampoo, although it can be slightly challenging. To avoid a helmet-like texture and white residue, it's important to use the styling clay in moderation.