Gatsby is a popular Japanese brand that makes great hair products at very affordable prices and in this article, we are going to tell you the 5 best gatsby hair wax available in the market currently for men.
Over the years, I have tested many hair waxes from a lot of different brands including gatsby, and based on my personal experience and testing I have come up with this list of best gatsby hair wax.
A wax should provide your hair good hold without damaging it and should also be easy to wash. Based on these criteria my top pick is Moving rubber grunge matt but any one of the wax from this list would not disappoint you.
Moving rubber grunge mat
Moving rubber is the most popular line of hair products from gatsby. There are several different variants of moving rubber that are meant for different hairstyles and hair lengths.
The moving rubber grunge mat is the best hair wax from gatsby. It provides really good hold to your hair and gives it a matt look.
If you have naturally oily hair and want a product that would provide volume and hold to your hair without making it greesy then this the the perfect product for you.
It will provide your hair good volume and strong hold that will last you a long time without making your hair look gressy.
How to use: Take a small amount of wax and rub it in your hands for a few seconds and then apply on freshly dried hair.
Best hairstyles: This product is best suited for short to medium hair length hairstyles. It is perfect for high-volume hairstyles as it provides good hold and volume for a very long time. You can use it for spikes, pompadour, or quiff. It has a good enough hold to keep your hair from falling flat, but it is also a bit restylable, making it perfect for everyday use.
Best suited for: Someone who wants strong hold and volume and prefers the matt look.
Gatsby perfect hold
Gatsby perfect hold is another product by the company. It provides great hold but also adds a little shine to your hair.
The hold provided by this is similar to that of the moving rubber grunge mat but this one is for those who don’t want the matt look. It doesn’t make your hair greasy but does add a little shine to it.
It has a creamy consistency and feels almost like a pomade with strong hold.
How to use: Take a small amount of wax and rub it in your hands for a few seconds and then apply on freshly dried hair. Another way to use this product is to use a blow dryer to dry your hair before it is completely dried apply the product and then use the blow dryer to completely dry the hair and style them.
Best hairstyles: This can be used short to medium length hairstyles. It is a great product to provide hold and volume and also provides a little shine to your hair. If you want a sleekback hairstyle or a classic quiff then this is a good product for you.
Best suited for: someone who has thick hair who wants a product with strong hold which also adds a little shine to their hair.
Moving rubber wild shake
Another variant of the popular moving rubber line of product from gatsbg. The moving rubber wild shake is a great hair wax for short hairs to get some volume and decent enough hold.
This has a creamy consistency and a fruity smell to it.
The product is pretty good for styling your much like most of the gatsby products but it is a bit difficult to wash off this particular variant.
How to use: Take a small amount of wax and rub it in your hands for a few seconds and then apply on dry or you can apply it on slighly damp hair after blow drying for a few seconds which you would provide stronger hold.
Best hairstyles: This is best suited for short to medium length hairstyles. It provides strong hold but not that good for volume. You can use this hair wax for messy or fringe hairstyles or basic side parts with low to medium volume.
Best suited for: someone with short hair who wants a product with strong hold but does not need too much volume.
moving rubber cool wet
As the name suggests the moving rubber cool wet gives your hair a wet and shiny appearance.
This is not a good option for everyday use but comes in handy in some occassions. It is not for everyone but if you like wet and shiny look then this can be a good option for you.
The wet look that this wax gives you is almost like hair gel but it is not as sticky and shiny as a hair gel which is a good thing.
It provides your hair good hold and a shine which gives you a fresh out of shower look. This can be used for formal hairstyles.
How to use: Take a small amount of wax and apply it to freshly dried hair. Make sure you don’t use too much of this as it will make your hair sticky.
Best hairstyles: This is good for formal occasions so this hair wax works well with any hairstyle that is suitable for a formal outing. Hairstyles like sleek back and classic side parts are some examples that you can use this particular hair wax with.
Best suited for: People who are into classic hairstyles and need a product to use for formal events.
Gatsby mat and hard
Gatsby mat and hard is not available in the US but you can find this on amazon or in shops in asian markets.
This is pretty similar to the moving rubber grunge mat in the sense it provides good hold and texture to your hair but it also gives more volume to your hair so I would say it sits somewhere in between the moving rubber grunge mat and the extreme mat.
It provides fairly decent hold to your hair and helps lift it up a bit while providing a nice mat texture to it. This makes it a great option for casual everyday hairstyles.
How to use: Take a small amount of wax and rub it in your hands for a few seconds and then apply it on freshly dried hair. Avoid using it on wet hair and apply only after your hair is completely dried off.
Best hairstyles: This variant works best for casual,messy and volumous haristyles.
Best suited for: Someone who is looking for a product for everyday use which can provide good volume and hold to your hair.
Is gatsby hair wax harmful
Gatsby products are paraben-free which obviously is a great thing for your hair health.
Hair wax is not very dense and does not obstruct the scalp from breathing freely unlike the hair gel. Like any other wax, gatsby hair wax does not cause any damage to your scalp.
One way gatsby hair wax can damage your hair is by overly drying it. Most wax or hair products contain alcohol which can have a drying effect on your hair and scalp which can be detrimental in the long run.
If you use wax regularly then you should be using oil mask atleast once a week to provide some nourishment to your scalp and avoid frizzy dry hair.
The Bottom Line
Gatsby has some really good budget hair wax options in the market. If i have to pick one i will go with the moving rubber grunge matt because of the hold and texture it provides to my hair.
Apart from that gatsby mat and hard and Gatsby perfect hold are very good options too.
Overall if you dont want to spend a bomb on hair product then gatsby hair wax is the perfect option for you.