Paul Mitchell XTG Extreme Thickening Glue Review


  • Strong, flexible hold all day.
  • It has a strong hold and adds volume to hair, making it perfect for creating edgy hairstyles.


  • Mild scent that won't overpower.


  • Provides a dry, windblown style that's difficult to manage.
  • Overuse can result in flat, wet-looking hair all day.


  • The texture of Paul Mitchell XTG Extreme Thickening Glue is very thick and tacky.


  • $15-$20.

Hair Type

  • Best for fine and thinning hair.
  • Great for spiky, flyaway styles and holding baby fine hair in place.

Does It Last?

  • Lasts all day without making hair greasy.
  • Little amount goes a long way, bottle lasts 6 months.

Easy To Wash Out?

  • Difficult to remove, requires washing hair to eliminate residue.

Adding Too Much?

  • Overuse leads to sticky, greasy hair.
  • Can weigh hair down, requiring daily washing.

Customer Reviews:

Great Hold

I love how strong the hold is on this product. It keeps my hair in place all day without feeling heavy or greasy.

Difficult to Wash Out

This product is really tough to wash out of my hair. Even after shampooing multiple times, I can still feel some residue left behind.

Easy to Apply

The texture of this product makes it really easy to apply evenly throughout my hair. It also doesn't clump or leave any sticky residue.

Moderate Hold

This product provides a decent hold for my hair, but it's not as strong as I would like it to be. I find myself having to reapply throughout the day.

Strong Chemical Smell

The smell of this product is really overpowering and chemically. It gives me a headache and I can't stand to use it for long periods of time.

Not for All Hair Types

While this product works well for some people, it's not suitable for all hair types. It made my hair feel brittle and dry, and I had to stop using it after a few weeks.

Product Summary:

The Paul Mitchell XTG Extreme Thickening Glue offers a strong, flexible hold that lasts all day, suitable for various styles and effective even during lockdown. While it doesn't have the expected vanilla scent, it provides a mild aroma that isn't overpowering. This product is designed to create a dry, windblown look, but overuse can leave hair looking flat and wet.

Its texture is thick and tacky, which adds volume and is ideal for edgy hairstyles. Priced at $15-$20, it works best for fine and thinning hair, excellent for spiky, flyaway styles, and keeping baby fine hair in place. The product doesn't make hair greasy, and a small amount is enough, making the bottle last for about 6 months. However, it can be challenging to remove and typically requires hair washing to get rid of any residue. Excessive use may result in sticky, greasy hair and can weigh down the hair, necessitating daily washing.