Hey, thanks for tuning in to this in-depth review and styling tutorial of BluMaan’s Hybrid Cream Clay.
This review is sure to answer any questions that you might have about the product.
To save your guys’ time, I’ll be breaking this review and styling tutorial of Blumaan’s Hybrid Cream Clay down into a few parts. You can skip to whatever part is most relevant (most likely the product review, so skip about halfway down the page), but I’d hope you stick around for the whole thing! First, I’ll be introducing my own hair type so you guys have a reference point to how this product performs. Then I’ll go into the performance of the product and finish off by teaching how this product will work for other hair types.
My Hair Type
So firstly! My hair type. I’m an Asian guy so I understand the struggle a lot of us go through with poofy hair that loves to stick up. My hair is fairly wavy, and definitely thick. My hair does not like to cooperate despite being wavy & not nearly as stiff as some Asian hair. Once in a certain shape, the only way to make it restyle is to wash my hair with shampoo & conditioner and completely “reset” my hair. Not to mention, it also gets frizzy without quality products that can really nourish my hair to make it as healthy as possible. So, imagine something like the hairstyle above, except dark brown/black. Hopefully, this gives you guys a reference point that you can base this products performance off of.
TL;DR, I have thick, wavy, frizzy Asian hair and I am currently wearing it in a short-medium length forward quiff that was inspired by BluMaan himself! So check out his video on how he styles his short quiff because that’s basically how I do it too.
Hybrid Cream Clay Review
Styling with Hybrid Cream Clay lives up to its name entails. You get the styling benefits of a clay product, combined with the ease of styling from a cream. It’s a really lightweight product that works best for thin to medium thickness hair. Due to these properties, it’s incredibly easy to emulsify, apply, and style. It features a lightweight, medium hold and fair texture and volume.
The styling process of Hybrid Cream Clay is similar to a hair cream or paste, for reference. Easy to apply, easy to use, and easy to style with. It’s delayed hold kicks in 10-15 minutes after applying, so you have plenty of time to style.
Hybrid gives a lightweight, matte, textured finish. The hold will be semi-strong, medium at best. Most of us will get a gentle, controlled hold from this product. This lends itself to creating natural looking, loose, messy hairstyles the best. I’ll talk more about the different styles you can get below when I talk about each hair type and how this product will work for each of them.
So now that we have an idea of how this product works and feels, let’s dive into how each hair type can utilize Hybrid to its potential.
The most common group of guys who love this product are those with thin hair. Hybrid’s lightweight nature provides the perfect balance between hold, texture, and weight. Weight being an important factor in what types of products thin hair can support, Hybrid ends up being a great option. Many comments have been made about Hybrid being able to let them look good all day long, without worrying about the product causing thin hair to fall flat. If you’ve got thinner hair, Hybrid is definitely worth a try to get a textured, lightweight hairstyle that lasts all day.
On one hand, we have Hybrid working great for guys with thin hair. And on the other side of the spectrum, we have thick hair. Typically, I’ve found that guys with thick hair benefit significantly more from a heavier clay, like Cavalier Heavy Clay. A light weight clay like Hybrid may work for loose, natural hairstyles, but don’t expect too much hold. I’d recommend a heavier holding product for most of your hairstyles; they’d work better overall for any types of hairstyle you’d want to achieve.
Medium Thickness Hair
If you’ve got medium thickness hair, this product would work great for loose, messy hairstyles. If you’re going for something relaxed and need some added control and texture throughout the day, Hybrid could do the job. Again, for medium to thick hair, Hybrid is a product that definitely needs experimenting for yourself, and won’t consistently work for everyone with this hair type. It’s hard for me to say it’ll be a hit for you, unlike other products I’ve reviewed. Definitely worth a try, but I’d recommend other products, like Original Styling Meraki or Cavalier Heavy Clay.
Hybrid is a bit of a unique product. It gives the texture and finish you’d expect from a clay, but with the lightweight feeling and effortless styling of a cream. While that sounds great on paper, it definitely is a product more suited for thin haired guys. If that’s you, Hybrid could work really well. But for guys with thicker hair, I think there are plenty of better options, as I mentioned above. Overall, since I do have thick hair, I’d give this product an 8/10. It’s great when I’ve got short hair, and do a messy, short-quiff look. But once my hair is longer, Hybrid just doesn’t cut it. Try it out for yourself and comment down below how it works for you!