As bald men, we understand that having a super shiny dome isn’t necessarily the best thing. The sun shines on our heads and reflects like a solar panel to the rest of the world, blinding those who take a look… Okay, it’s not that dramatic, but you get the point. So what does this mean? Every bald man needs a solid matte. Even if you like having your head shiny, there will be situations where you don’t want to be a spotlight.
In this article, we are going to discuss the ingredients, the pros of Headbalde’s Matte, and my personal feedback.
First, let’s talk ingredients
Based on the information we can gather, some of the ingredients in this matte are “Water, Mineral Oil, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Hydrated Silica, Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Corn Starch, and VistaScalp.” Most of the ingredients here are standard and relatively for a decent matte. One thing here to note is the Peppermint Extract. This ingredient will obviously give the product a hint Peppermint, so if you don’t like the smell of Peppermint, this obviously isn’t for you.
- Available in pump and bottle
- Smell isn’t super strong
- Reduces the shine
One big pro for HeadBlade is their price point on this product. A 5ml bottle of HeadLube is about $12.20. This is pretty solid compared to other competitors like Clinique for Men at $37.90 and Matte For Men at $34.00. The other pro about HeadLube is that you don’t need to use too much of it. A small amount in the palm of your hand should be able to cover a lot of ground.
Let me preface my opinion with the fact that my skin is somewhat oily and may not always work the best with matte.
So, I’m not sure how many of you have used this product, by if I had to rate my experience, I would give it between a B- and C+. Here’s why. The first reason is the lasting amount of the mattifying effect. When I first put on HeadLube, it did a great job. I had no shininess and was really happy with the product. However, after about an hour, the mattifying effect had faded and I was back with the shiny dome. So it does the trick, but not as long as I would like. The one thing that really brings this down to a C+ for me is what happens after the mattifier fades. With most mattes, they will run out of steam and the shine comes back, However, my experience with the product was that it enhanced my shine! After about an hour and a half, I could tell that my head was shining far more than normal. The last part of this product I found very unappealing was the packaging. The bottle doesn’t look like any other mattifier I’ve used and almost looks fake. It can easily be mistaken for a small bottle of glue or a do it yourself product I would pick up from Home Depot.
In conclusion, I feel that HeadLube is an average product at a good price point. If you have oily skin, I would not recommend this product because it could increase your shine. Also, I don’t find the packaging aesthetically pleasing and personally would not buy it again. However, if you have dry skin and are looking for a cheaper product, this may be the right product for you.