Friday, July 31, 2015

The Bluebeards Revenge - Clay, Paste & Pomade

Being a big fan of The Bluebeards Revenge range of products the opportunity to get my hands on three of their new hairstyling products was not one I could turn down, especially when challenged to come up with three styles using:

The Bluebeards Revenge Matt Paste
The Bluebeards Revenge Matt Clay
The Bluebeards Revenge Pomade


The Bluebeards Revenge - Clay, Paste & Pomade

The Bluebeards Revenge - Clay, Paste & Pomade

The Bluebeards Revenge - Clay, Paste & Pomade

At £9.99 each for 100ml tubs of these beauties they are affordable, but the proof in pudding firmly comes down to the tasting, well, not the tasting, but you known what I mean - do these babies make styling easy, have acceptable levels of hold and finally, once dried is there fear of flakes? On with the show….

The Bluebeards Revenge Matt Paste


The Bluebeards Revenge - Clay, Paste & Pomade

I call this hairstyle ‘The Porcupine’ as once my hair grows long it’s either huge vertical spikes or styling them into more of a diagonal direction which reminds me of the prickly creature. An absolute breeze to style with the Matt Paste.



I find that waiting until my hair has nearly dried naturally before taking the paste and rubbing it between my palms. After running through my hair it is as easy as running the left palm over the top from back to front. Simple! 

As the hair is drying the paste seems to be absorbed really quickly which removes the need for any additional heat to dry - it becomes almost instantly sticky and the style holds, and holds and holds. The image below is the final style taken on my way home from work some ten hours after first styling.



The paste smells great, has excellent hold and even when wearing dark clothing I haven’t managed to detect a hint of those dreaded white flakes that come from some lower end hair styling products. 

The Bluebeards Revenge Matt Clay


The Bluebeards Revenge - Clay, Paste & Pomade

I had managed to successfully avoid using clay for years until I was converted towards the end of 2014. Since then I have found that it is brilliant for shorter styles but given my laziness on my week off work I haven’t actually managed to drag my carcass down the road to my hairdresser. 

With this in mind, I have used the clay to create ‘The Serious’, it’s actually a homage to Yahoo Serious (if you haven’t seen the film Young Einstein, where have you been?). This is Yahoo....



This is me....




Again, applying to slightly damp hair I use the clay on my fingertips to rub it in from root to tip. Once this is done a combination of palm and brush is used to create a wild style with the hair shooting off at any old angle. Some would say this is a scruffy look - I laugh in their faces, this is the best I can do with hair this thick and long.

The hold is great. It isn’t absorbed into the hair as such, but it does coat the strand and makes it brilliant if later in the day or night you want to alter the style. The clay leaves the hair pliable and completely residue free. Awesome.

The Bluebeards Revenge Pomade


The Bluebeards Revenge - Clay, Paste & Pomade

The Bluebeards Revenge - Clay, Paste & Pomade

I call this hairstyle ‘The Seabreeze’, not because it’s some kind of cocktail inspired hairstyle but because I styled it when stood in a force six gale on the coat in Suffolk earlier in the week. 

The pomade looks black in the tub but actually when you remove it (and it is really pliable) it seems like a tar/brown colour.

Having just showered and with a lack of hairdryer I applied this to my damp hair and simply brushed it back into the style I wanted. Add a lovely North Sea breeze and it dried quickly and set solidly. It really takes very little to style for hours of hold and while on drying my hair does feel a touch crispy, running your fingers through over and over again won’t leave your hands full of residue or sticky. This I like a lot. 



As the image and smile below shows - a) I had a cocktail in hand and b) my hair was set for the night.

All three of these products have excellent and long lasting hold, they are affordable and a little really goes far meaning that these tubs will last me for an absolute age (even more so when I finally get around to having my hair lopped off)

Next to no residue, no white flakes and easy to style you can do a lot worse (and I have in the past). With this in mind I can wholeheartedly recommend these. Check them out.

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What do you think to my three creations?

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27 comments:

  1. I think the Porcupine made me laugh the most, though I prefer the pomade out of the three products, it is quite funky x

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  2. I have heard good things about bluebeard before - my other half is a barber and they stock it in the shop he works. I think the hold looks great!! Thanks for sharing

    Laura x

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  3. That Pomade would worry me, it's quite a dark colour if it ends up all over the bathroom! I must say I do admire your commitment to reviews, even testing it's performance in high winds, what a trouper!

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  4. I have to admit I totally love the packaging! This alone would make me want to purchase it :-)

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  5. Omg I would keep away from this product! The package is aweful ! The black paste looks horrifying ! I need to say you quite brave for trying this on your hair!! Love the way you presented though with funny pics!

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  6. I think my OH would love these actually! He's a huge fan of matt pastes!

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  7. Oh your post made me laugh, loved the comparisons very much, very witty! Might get them for my hubby, just have to see if he prefers "porcupine" or "Einstein" style!

    Dash Xx

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  8. the packaging is lovely! pomade looks a tad scary

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    1. Hi Nicol, I thought the pomade was tar at first and had a good smell before sticking my hand in! It looks black but is actually a pale brown and soaks into hair really quickly. Thanks for reading and commenting. Stephen :o)

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  9. The holo skulls on the packaging is awesome. All three styles look amazing, but I think Pomade looks really nice and neat! I think I might get this for my boyfriend :) Great post x

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    1. I'm not so sure about two of them - I don't usually have my hair this long. I like the porcupine one, it's so easy to style! Thanks for reading and commenting Jia. Stephen :o)

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  10. You look great, it certainly seems to be keeping yoru styles in place. Mich x

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  11. I should tell my husband about these products. They should work better simply water!

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  12. So cool my Husband would love this so much.

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  13. I love those pots! They're excellent. The pomade is the best by far though

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  14. Awesome packaging! These would make a great gift for a guy :)

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  15. Love the porcupine!! My DH would love these

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  16. I bought some of their shaving range for hubby and he loves it

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  17. I will introduce hubby to the pomade and clay in the range, they sound fab! Loving the pictures and the running commentaries, brilliant :-)!

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  18. The packaging is really cool, these sound great by your experience. :)

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    1. The thing that I really like about the packaging is that on the inside they have an advert and advice about male cancers. Really useful. Thanks for reading and commenting Esha, I have to admit being like a little kid and being drawn to the shiny skull and crossbones!

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  19. My youngest and his mates would have great fun with these. The husbeast doesn't have enough hair!

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  20. absolutely love the packaging of this brand and my son loves hair products so know he would love to try this one out

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  21. it looks like it certainly holds well! .. is it wrong i am loving the tin?! i am rather geeky!

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    1. Not at all - it's the one thing that first drew me to the brand. The aftershave bottle is really cool.....Stephen :o)

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  22. Makes me laugh though that skulls have no hair to style. Porcupine is the winner but more hedgehog for when its shorter. How about shaving the sides & just a single row of spikes? #thestegasauras

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