UNDERSTANDING HAIR PRODUCTS

1 April, 2020

Hair products can be split into two categories: ones used to style and ones that you use to get the finished look.

Style products are generally resin-based and should be applied to wet hair. Products like gel or mousse, these will hold your hair in place and make it go hard or stiff.

Finishing products will not give you the same hold and should be applied to dry hair. These are silicon based and include anything like a wax, cream or putty.

Ideally you should use both a finishing product and a style product. Something to use as a base to get the initial hold and then something to give your style extra texture or shine.

Add a gel or mousse first and blow-dry it in, and then add some wax or clay. Allow your finishing product to dry naturally, as blow-drying will just leave you looking greasy.

The Breakdown…

Cream, wax, clay, putty and gum can vary in how much hold they provide and are for creating texture or extra shine. They should always be applied to dry hair. For an idea of how the product will dry on your hair, check out how hard, matte or shiny it is when it’s still in the tin. It will be the same on your hair.

A few styling products that we would recommend from the American Crew range are:

  • Matte Clay provides a workable medium hold and a silky matte finish that easily helps create a wide range of hairstyles. Ideal for shorter to medium length hair.
  • Pomade provides a natural look while taming hair leaving a low shine finish. For light/medium hold with low shine.
  • Fiber helps thicken, texturise and increase fullness to hair. Provides a strong, pliable hold with a matte finish. Works well in shorter hair, 1-3 inches in length. For high hold with low shine.

A gel will always look harder and give your hair a hold. A lot of men just buy the strongest gel they can find which is a mistake. In actuality, you need to take into account what kind of hair you have. The thicker your hair, the stronger the gel is that you should use.

The Gel products our barbers would recommend from the American Crew range would be:

  • Firm Hold Styling Gel provides the ultimate in holding power! Enriched with natural extracts like Vitamin B5 to help hair look thicker with added shine. This alcohol-free gel is superior in hold and shine and has a low pH to prevent drying of the scalp.
  • Medium Hold Spray Gel provides a natural look and feel with medium hold. Excellent for blow drying and hair of all lengths.
  • SuperGlue provides high hold, high shine and high definition. For extreme hold and shine.

Mousse is essentially just a wet form of gel. Because it’s a wet product, it’s ideal for longer hair – perfect if you’re a Jim Morrison-style rock star. For shorter hair, try looking more towards gels.

If you are unsure of what products would work best for your hair, simply drop by one of our stores and speak to our experienced barbers who will be able to help!

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Our Returns Policy

We will only accept returns if the goods are unopened, unused and are in a resalable condition. By this we mean that all packaging and or cellophane wrapping and tamper resistant seals must be intact.

If this is not the case then the item cannot be returned. If the goods are faulty or damaged please contact us on [email protected] or 01428 717479 and we will advise you on the next step.

Customers would bear the full cost of returning the goods. Any damaged or defective items would be replaced without charge and the cost of return postage refunded. Please keep proof of postage. Jacks of London will replace any faulty items with the same product, however if the product is no longer available, will refund the original card used to make the purchase. Our returns policy is valid for 28 days from receipt of goods.

Credit card refunds would be to the card used for the original purchase. Allow at least 2 billing cycles for your credit to appear on your card statement.

Please wrap your return products in the same packaging in which you received it and enclose a brief explanatory note including your name, order no and reason for return. Return to: Returns Department, Jacks of London, Derwen, Star Hill, Churt, GU10 2HS United Kingdom

Shipping policy

We will dispatch your order on the day of receipt if we receive your order before our 2pm cut off time on weekdays, and if we have the order in stock. Weekend orders will ship on the following Monday unless it is a Bank Holiday.

If we do not have your order in stock, we will contact you by e-mail or telephone. We will inform you when we expect that part of the order to arrive and you will be given the opportunity to cancel that part of the order. Alternatively we may send your order in more than one package if some items are not in stock; however we will only charge you one postage fee.

Jacks of London uses Royal Mail as its shipping company. Please allow a total delivery time of 3-5 business days for UK addresses (although items are likely to arrive sooner) for all Royal Mail First Class packages.

For Next Day Delivery packages Jacks of London uses Royal Mail’s Next Day Service. Delivery is guaranteed next business day before 5:30PM. Your valid order must be with us before 2pm to guarantee dispatch on the day of your order.

At this time Jacks of London are only able to deliver to addresses within the UK and Ireland.

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Aqua (Water), Ceteareth-25, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Tapioca Starch, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Pumice, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, VP/VA Copolymer, Glycerin, Lanolin, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Parfum (Fragrance), PEG-12 Allyl Ether, PEG-12, Disodium EDTA, Dehydroacetic Acid, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Citronellol, Galactoarabinan, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

Ingredients found in Hold Tight High Shine Pomade

Aqua (Water), Ceteareth-25, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, VP/VA Copolymer, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, PEG-12 Allyl Ether, Parfum (Fragrance), PEG-12, Disodium EDTA, Dehydroacetic Acid, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Citronellol.

Ingredients found in Motion Hold Styling Cream

Aqua (Water), Ceteareth-25, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Tapioca Starch, Cetyl Alcohol, Cera Alba (Beeswax), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, VP/VA Copolymer, Glycerin, Lanolin, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Parfum (Fragrance), Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, PEG-12 Allyl Ether, PEG-12, Disodium EDTA, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dehydroacetic Acid, Limonene, Linalool, Trideceth-7, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Citral, Citronellol.

Ingredients found in Urban Hold Sea Salt Spray

Aqua (Water), Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Polysorbate 20, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Lactic Acid, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Limonene, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Linalool, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Citral, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Citronellol.

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Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Chloride, Acrylates/Palmeth-25 Acrylate Copolymer, Glycol Distearate, Laureth-4, Quaternium-80, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Polyquaternium-10, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Phytantriol, Sodium Hydroxide, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Formic Acid, Avena Strigosa Seed Extract, Lecithin, Citronellol, Citric Acid.

Ingredients found in Hassle Free Conditioner

Aqua (Water), Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycol Stearate, Cetyl Esters, Cetrimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Sodium Benzoate, C10-40 Isoalkylamidopropylethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum (Fragrance), Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Lauryl Alcohol, Trideceth-12, Glycerin, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Phytantriol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Myristyl Alcohol, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Avena Strigosa Seed Extract, Lecithin, Citronellol.

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