Malleable Molding Paste

A superb molding paste that provides a fairly-firm, long-lasting hold
  • Allows hair to be molded into multiple shapes and styles, while keeping hair malleable, allowing hair style to be re-invented to reflect a change in mood throughout the day
  • Provides strength and vitality to hair - from "buttoned-down" to "funkier" looks
  • Formulated with a blend of Silk Powders and instantly-absorbed natural extracts
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"An excellent hair styling paste! It provides the perfect hold for my hair and is formulated with natural ingredients."

Barbara, Kiehl’s Insider

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How to Apply:
-Can be used on slightly damp or dry hair
-Start with a small amount, spreading through palms before applying
-Add more product as desired
-Product can be applied by brushing palms across or through hair; or, for a spiky look, apply section by section from the root to the tip of the hair


Silk Powder is obtained from the secretion of silkworms. It is used primarily in skin care products to improve humectancy and oil absorption.


Soybean Oil is one of the most important oils produced today. It contains about 60% polyunsaturated fatty acids and is a good source of Vitamin E, used frequently in soaps and bath oils. The oil obtained by soybeans is extracted, consisting of emollient properties such as oleic, linolenic and saturated acids. Ancient traditions cultivated soybeans for its protein, oil, and lecithin content – believed to be a superior moisturizing agent that helps soften skin.

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Sunflower Oil contains beneficial amounts of Phospholipids as well as high concentrations of Ceramides. Its strengthening and protective agents help to further nurture and condition dry or damaged skin. The resilient Sunflower extract is also known to care for sun-exposed and aging skin as a result of environmental aggression.

Malleable Molding Paste
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Kiehl's Since 1851 Store asked: Why did you choose this?
blondelawyermom: My husband is picky about hair products and really likes this product. Sep 24, 2014
John Lord B: fine product Sep 2, 2014
Matthew C: wanted to see if it's a better choice than creative cream wax. I'm experimenting with hair styling products to find the best one. Instead of sampling, I like to try each one for a while, as well as the changing seasons where I live make my hair act in different ways. I like to have a more youthful look to my hair, so I go for the "bed-head" look. People are surprised I'm over 40 years old, they don't notice the grey hairs and I love it! Thanks to my Kiehls total body routine Aug 29, 2014
LEONARD S: Works well for my fine thin hair. Aug 29, 2014
Frieda F: It is the only product that I can use that protect my hair from breakage. Also, I get compliments regarding the beauty of my hair. Some individuals thinks that I wear a wig because my hair has a glow that I must admit is stunning. Aug 29, 2014
Ross H: I'm a guy, this stuff works for my long-ish hair. Gives me a little body, adds weight and control. Aug 27, 2014
Philip T: Curious to try product Aug 12, 2014
Lisa J: Want to try it Aug 10, 2014
Ryan G: Best product I have found for my hair. Great hold and doesn't leave my hair oily Aug 10, 2014
Don M: Airport security took it. Do you have a smaller size for travel or can you provide me with a smaller container for travel. Also, do you have this product with volumizing. Aug 7, 2014
Elizabeth M: my husband loves it Aug 6, 2014
Abby R: Good texture. Aug 5, 2014
Holly K: I need firm holding product for my hair.I love it. A great product Aug 1, 2014
Bradley C: Want to try something new... I use CREW Pommade and Aveda - Men's Paste today but am always looking... Jul 31, 2014
Rachael S: Husband tried before and likes with his new haircut (provides lift for dramatic styling). Jul 29, 2014
Yuri J: Have been using this product for 8 years and love its versatility for creating looks without unnecessary weight or stickiness. Jul 26, 2014
lisa r: Works great for my short pixie cut Jul 23, 2014
joshua g: long time user Jul 14, 2014
Matthew M: i am looking for a product that does not leave my hands sticky all day after use Jun 28, 2014
Nestor U: Used it and was very impressed! Jun 19, 2014
Tuan N: It makes my hair feel softer. Jun 13, 2014
Ann S: Want to try it. May 30, 2014
L P: Read good reviews. May 19, 2014
Eleanor W: Great for a little extra hold for curly hair. I use this along with the Silk Grooming Cream. May 18, 2014
Lesa S: 21 year old son LOVES this for his hair. He gets comments about his "great" and "awesome" hair whenever we go out, May 16, 2014
William H: Great men's hair product - my sole option for the past few years. Not too firm and last all day. May 16, 2014
Samantha L: My husband uses paste for his hair, I like Kiehls products and wanted him to try it :) May 16, 2014
WENDY K: Boyfriend loves this paste for his "Gentleman's Cut" hair. Easy styling. May 16, 2014
Michael F: Best molding product I have ever used. May 16, 2014
Mary B: It gives my hair exactly the right weight and stiffness for the climate where I live. I use this on wet hair and the Silk Groom Serum once it's dry, and my hair hangs exactly right with these two products together. May 2, 2014
Armando C: great product for hair, make hair very easy to comb and manageable... Apr 24, 2014
Eamon T: Best styling paste I've ever used. Apr 24, 2014
Benjamin D: Been using this product for 6 years Apr 7, 2014
Kevin G: It's the right product for my hair length and texture. Holds, but not rigidly. Makes for a natural look. Apr 1, 2014
Bryan D: I've used this for a year now and love the texture and hold it provides. Mar 30, 2014
Marge P: sounds like something I have been looking for Mar 26, 2014
Stuart S: I am curious to try this hair product. I am happy with all Kiehl's products and this seemed like a good choice. Mar 23, 2014
kelly g: My favorite styling aid Mar 21, 2014
Sanjay R: I use Mar 21, 2014
dom r: great for longer curly hair Mar 13, 2014
Eric N: This is a great product for hair - superior hold without the "crunchiness" that can sometimes accompany styling products. Mar 11, 2014
Roxanne D: I read the reviews and they were all great.
I have been looking for a good molding paste that doesn't make my hair dry or feel eeky and I thought I would try this because they quit making the one I use to buy.
Mar 4, 2014
bruce k: description Feb 28, 2014
John L: Works amazingly well as I grow my hair out. Feb 19, 2014
Barbara S: Husband liked reviews Feb 12, 2014
Cameron G: Good reviews and recommendations from magazines. Feb 12, 2014
Brandon W: reviews Feb 9, 2014
Aldo A: used it before. great product. one jar lasts a long time. Feb 6, 2014
Justin M: I want to try it because it sounds promising and it's less than the over priced Aveda stuff that i'm used to using Jan 20, 2014
Ryan S: i have short hair and am looking for a new styling product. Jan 17, 2014
Patricia P: have used in the past, trying again Jan 17, 2014
Dennis P: trying Jan 6, 2014
Ryan H: I read about it in Esquire magazine. Jan 4, 2014
Darren W: Styling product of choice Dec 30, 2013
Heather R: Works great. Has great hold w/out stiffness. Dec 29, 2013
Judith P: Tried my friends and loved it. Dec 21, 2013
Tony P: I wanted to compare it with Paul Mitchell's Dec 20, 2013
Shira R: My boyfriend loves it. He has thick hair and product is not greasy. Dec 18, 2013
Mary Anne M: son in law uses this gift Dec 17, 2013
Melanie A: great reviews on this site Dec 17, 2013
David S: Refill - last jar lasted nearly a year! Dec 7, 2013
Charles E: Wanted to try a paste versus gel to style my hair and give it a more natural look. Dec 3, 2013
Gahl B: Want to try new thing with my hair, thought this would be good to try, especially since I like most of Kiehl's hair products. Dec 3, 2013
Ashley S: My husband claims this is the best hair product. Natural look and long lasting hold. Dec 3, 2013
Gloria R: Using presently, and need to replenish. Best molding product on the market. Dec 1, 2013
Robert P: works well Nov 30, 2013
Kimberly S: I'm interested in seeing how my hair responds to a molding paste versus a gel. Nov 30, 2013
Mary P: Wanted to try it. Nov 25, 2013
Timothy H: Excellent product, and my last bottle held out for nearly a year. Nov 24, 2013
Adam D: Another great hair product for longer hair that holds without making the hair seem stiff and crunchy Nov 24, 2013
Richard M: Best matte paste I've come across in years, and less expensive than basic salon quality products. As long as they sell it, I will buy it!! Nov 18, 2013
Benjamin D: I have been using this for years. Have used other expensive products in between, nothing compares to the quality. Very happy, and is moldable unlike any other product I have used Nov 18, 2013
Amy P: Terrific reviews! I like Kiehl's and wasn't totally in love with the smell of my Aveda molding creme... Nov 16, 2013
Lucia V: This is the best styling paste in the world Oct 27, 2013
Alan F: This works great in my hair. Oct 22, 2013
Michael C: Cannot live without this product!! Oct 20, 2013
Nicolette A N: Have tried many paste products hope this one really works. Oct 13, 2013
Brooke S: Large quantity for great price Oct 10, 2013
Stacey Z: Wanted to give this product a try Oct 4, 2013
Jerry M: I have long (shoulder length) and coarse hair, needed a product that would give me the right about of control without it ending up rock hard to the touch or too light that it would fly away. Oct 3, 2013
Brad S: for awesome hair Sep 30, 2013
Lance C: Great stuff Sep 30, 2013
Juan M: Holds well and leaves hair soft Sep 27, 2013
Joseph M: I like hair styling products that don't make my hair hard and crunchy. Sep 20, 2013
Ye Cheng Y: most of the reviews are very positive Sep 13, 2013
Brenda C: Great reviews! Sep 4, 2013
KELI S: I have thick, curly, course hair and this product provides moisture and great hold. Another product I have used for years Sep 1, 2013
Feng Y: used it in the past, love it Aug 29, 2013
Steven N: I like, but don't love the AXE brand paste I currently use. Trying this out to see if it holds up better. Aug 27, 2013
William M: Need to try new hair product Aug 18, 2013
George B: Not bad, little light for a flat top but I do use it when it gets a little long and I do not want it to firm a hold. Jul 21, 2013
Glenn H: Current user. Jul 16, 2013
stephanie r: love it...holds so well Jun 18, 2013
Dean R: reviews from other customers Jun 17, 2013
Tara L: I want to try this and the reviews are great. Jun 17, 2013
frances b: I was advised by my hairdresser to try this molding paste from a client who uses this product. I have wavy, thick, coarse hair that tends to frizz, especially in humid weather. I am looking to get some definition and separation in my hair to tame the frizz. Jun 15, 2013
Jay Y: i love this stuff. it is amazing! Jun 15, 2013
Parker M: my girlfriend uses it Jun 12, 2013
phillip m: trying it for the first time Jun 6, 2013
Adam B: Saw an article in Esquire about a guy with similar hair to mine Jun 5, 2013
Benjamin L: I am growing my hair out like the Bradley Cooper look and there was an article in Esquire about how to properly get to that length & how to care for your hair and style it when you reach that length. The author of the article grew his own hair out in the same style and directly mentioned this product as his product of choice. May 31, 2013
Stefan R: Leaves hair with a shiny look but it's very soft, not hard & crunch. May 21, 2013
Raoul R: I've used this product for a number of years now. I've never found another product that thickens up and controls my hair as well while never looking like I'm using anything! May 8, 2013
Eric H: works perfectly with my long (for a man) very curly hair. control without the hard shellac feeling or greasy look. perfect! May 8, 2013
Amelia B: I tried a friends and it was amazing May 3, 2013
Lindsay M: I've been using the same jar of this product for more than a year, and it finally ran out - definitely time to stock up again! Apr 28, 2013
Jerry M H: Smooth look, just enough hold. Apr 16, 2013
chad k: wanted a styling creme without parabens Apr 9, 2013
Conrad R: Simply a great product for coarse hair; it works great in short and long styles while never feeling too heavy or greasy. As a plus, it washes out clean and never builds up in hair or on the scalp. Mar 19, 2013
Tim E: No more cream wax, so I am trying this paste instead. Feb 21, 2013
ben b: word or mouth Feb 17, 2013
Janet M: My husband loves it Feb 16, 2013
Michael E: Trying it out Feb 10, 2013
Cemil B: Reviews looked good - and I like that it doesn't have alcohol. Jan 21, 2013
Frederick S: I have used it before and really like it. Jan 4, 2013
Nash C: A favorite. Once I was used to using it, I was hooked. It gives my hair body and yet leaves it soft afterwards--no sticky residue. I don't mind applying it from a jar--just put a bit on my fingers and run through my hair. Dec 31, 2012
Stephanie S: Have used it before Dec 23, 2012
Kirk A: Great for managing thick hair. Dec 14, 2012
David M: I am looking for a replacement for my "American Crew Fiber" hair product. I hope the reviews are accurate and the hold is sufficient. Dec 3, 2012
Kent N: Love this product! Nov 30, 2012
steven m: This product holds my unruley hair in place. I have used it for years and on occasion I will try the hot new product but always come back to this molding paste. Would be nice if Kiehls added a clean fresh smelling fragrance to this product, just saying. Nov 25, 2012
Yvonne L: I really need a good hair gel. Want to give this a chance. My god, why it is so hard to find a good gel that holds my hair and won't leave white residue. Hope this one would work. Could not get samples on this one, so have to buy and try. Nov 25, 2012
Cong H: This styling product is so flexible, allowing me to restyle in any way I like. Nov 23, 2012
Deborah B: control husband's hair Nov 19, 2012
John S: I've used it before. I like that it's not too stiff. Nov 13, 2012
Carl U: Have been using this for a while. Restocking supplies Nov 4, 2012
Michelle K: Looking for a great paste for my husband Oct 29, 2012
Leonor H C: All the hair around my face frizzes and I need to controle it! Oct 21, 2012
Joseph B: Reviews were really good. Oct 15, 2012
David C: Great product - gives hair look and shape I want but is not too sticky or hardening. Oct 14, 2012
Scott V: Best product I have ever used for hair styling Oct 13, 2012
Daniel S: It's the best hair product you have. I am very disappointed to hear that you discontinued it. I am stocking up while I can. Please re-think this, it's a one of a kind product. There are so many wax products out there, but this is unique and wonderful. Keep it on the shelves!

Oct 9, 2012
Joseph F: I already use this. This stuff is awesome. Leave's enough shine, more so if applied while hair is still wet. Allows for adjustment during the day. Jar lasts incredibly long and smell is not overwhelming. Oct 3, 2012
Jonathan K: incredible product. very natural and keeps hair in place without weighing down hair. Sep 24, 2012
Juliet H: I like the fact that this product says it doesn't weigh down the hair but still holds it Sep 22, 2012
Joshua T: nice shine Sep 21, 2012
Sung Joon M: reasonable price+good comments from others Sep 20, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Lynda B: My sons like this gel for their hair Sep 10, 2012
Benjamin S: Are you kidding me? Is that even a question? This stuff should be the only product a man uses to style his hair. Period. Sep 3, 2012
Philip L: Used it for over 4 years. It smooths my hair which would otherwise be like thick course horsehair and gives it a healthy sheen. Aug 29, 2012
William B: Great soft hold. Aug 25, 2012
Sherry P: looking for styling product to use on short, thick hair that will actually work - hold short, choppy style in place. Trying this based on other reviews. Aug 20, 2012
Justin H: Read about it, wanted to try. Aug 8, 2012
Larry D: Keeps a classic hairstyle set without looking greasy. Aug 5, 2012
Lisa M: I like the firm hold. One only needs a little dab for short hair. Jul 17, 2012
Joseph H: saw it in gq magazine Jul 17, 2012
Daniel D: The best product for my hair Jul 16, 2012
Matthew C: Wanted to try a "paste" type product from Kiehl's. Jul 15, 2012
Michael V: Trying it out for the first time. Jul 11, 2012
Robin G: It is great for styling hair. I've used it for several years now. LOVE IT!! Jul 9, 2012
JENNIFER H: Wanted to try a new product for boyfriend Jul 8, 2012
David H: Would like to slick back my hair, but am afraid other products would be too oily. Jun 25, 2012
Louise Y: wanted to try something not sticky Jun 22, 2012
William R: been looking for a new paste to use, love your other products. Will review after I use it Jun 19, 2012
Skye G: My husband love this stuff. It is the only product if really likes for styling his hair. Jun 16, 2012
Sue D: liked that it made my hair spike well without feeling like there was product in my hair. May 23, 2012
Debbee P: Can't live without it. Gives body and hold while keeping hair soft. Perfect. May 19, 2012
Lisa C: the best hair product I've ever used...I've tried many others, but always come back to this one May 19, 2012
James S: I've tried almost every molding paste on the market and this one beats them all. Just as it is advertised, can create those more 'flattened' professional looks or ones that are more unruly. Love this product and highly recommend it! May 16, 2012
Michelle T: hoping it works as well as another product I used in the past that has been discontinued May 10, 2012
Charles M: I am a male who wants to subtly sculpt and mold his short-to-medium hair to match today's funky, messy styles. May 7, 2012
James P: Very good styling paste. Does not apply too heavy and does not leave sticky residue in hair. May 6, 2012
Barbara O: liked silk with creme groom except for smell, hope this works as well, smells better Apr 29, 2012
lani w: sounded awesome Apr 28, 2012
frank c: it works great Apr 19, 2012
ernest p: can re-wet when needed Apr 17, 2012
Susan L: This the best hair product ever. Tames my hair but gives it great body. Goes on kind of sticky but with the little you use doesn't become stiff and unmanageable. Apr 11, 2012
Nash C: sounded great for my hair--want to give it a try Apr 9, 2012
Anthony C: Does what it's suppose to do. Keep my hair in place without looking greasy. Apr 9, 2012
Kate H: It works great for short hair! Apr 6, 2012
Richard P: Just the right amount of hold without weighing down hair. Apr 2, 2012
Lisa M: This product works well for my haircut Apr 2, 2012
tammy h: replenishment Mar 27, 2012
Peter asked: Does anyone know which Kiehls product is similar to Aquage Transforming Paste? May 3, 2013
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Adnan R asked: What is the difference between this product and Kiehl's creative cream wax?

Also, I wanted a sort of quiff look. Stereotypical but kind of like Zayn Malik's hair. I have naturally wavy hair, so I usually straighten it before applying hair product.
Feb 5, 2014
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Kim T asked: When I go to the shop for my hair they mold it then it's hard and dry and will not hold the style my hair feels like sand paper will this product make my hair softer and straight and keep my style? Jun 10, 2014
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Mark N: I have thick, longer hair and this is the only product that I use now. It leaves your hair soft and will still provides some hold. It is a matte finish too, which I prefer over shiny. I don't use a hairdryer, apply after towel drying, comb out and let dry. Once dry, I run wet hands thru it and it is perfect for the rest of the day or night. Jun 10, 2014
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Nash C: This molding paste at first seems sticky ,but when it dries the hair holds its shape and is soft. My hair is naturally curly so I don't know whether it would keep hair straight. It's been great for me. Jun 11, 2014
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Lisa M: Yes Jun 12, 2014
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Valerie B asked: wear my hair twisted or braided, looking for something to not look dry, will this be the product? May 23, 2012
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Nash C: Sounds as though this is not what you're looking for since this is primarily a molding paste--sticky at first but able to shape hair nicely. But since you twist or braid your hair, maybe you're looking for shine that also provides light oil to prevent the dry appearance. May 25, 2012
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Kate H: Yes, I think the molding paste could work for that style. I have short hair that is naturally wavy and I use the paste to keep my hair in place and make it straighter. I really like this product and have been using it for 5 years. May 23, 2012
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Sue D: This product will not look dry as long as you don't play with it a lot. I have short spikey hair and this product is great cus when it dries it feels like their is no product in my hair. May 23, 2012
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Yvonne C: This product will not weigh your hair down with oil and until it dries it is workable but the finished look is matt and not like a glossing product
Hope this helps
May 23, 2012
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FRED B: Will not look dry when applied
If you brush hair later on in the day, will not stay "damp" looking but won'tl look dried out either
A good product
May 23, 2012
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Anthony C: This product does make your hair look shiny and sparkle. For hair that is worn twisted or braided, I think it would work but I can't be certain. Good luck. May 23, 2012
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Matthew A: Only if you Put in the product while your hair is wet. It's my favorite paste by far, great product May 23, 2012
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Donald C: this stuff is probably too sticky for that. It's not really a leave-in conditioner. May 23, 2012
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Susan L: This won't make your hair dry, it just gives your hair a lot of body. I recommend. May 23, 2012
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ruben p: yes May 23, 2012
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PHILIPPE A: Yes May 23, 2012
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A shopper asked: What kind of hold does the Malleable Molding Paste have? Does it give any shine? Apr 19, 2013
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Kathleen G: I have very thick, coarse, wavy hair. I think the Malleable Molding Paste does a great job of letting me 'direct' my hair and then holds it nicely in place. It is a 'gooey-stringy paste' but rubs right into your hair, and doesn't leave it looking like you have helmet-head - so rigid it doesn't look natural. Also soft enough hold you can actually run your fingers through it afterwards if you want to rather than worrying that your fingers, or someone else's, might get stuck in there permanently. After reading your question about 'shine' I took special note yesterday to see whether or not I thought it did, and I'd say 'yes'. I noticed there was a nice sort of soft gleam most definitely. I also use Kiehl's Crème with Silk Groom for a softer, curly-enhancing styling experience and you definitely get a lovely luster as the product contains silk powders and it seems to enhance your hair's natural highlights. Apr 20, 2013
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Marlond T: The hold is from medium to firm if used as a finishing touch (I always start with the Styling Lotion).
What I love about the MMP is that i keeps the shape of my hair even after I run my hand through it. So the hold is now light, which is perfect if you're going for the casual-I-don't-care-but-yeah-I-kinda-do look.

MMP does give the hair plenty of shine... without looking greasy. Here's something neat: no need to apply more if you want to "re-store" the sheen, just wet your hand and run through your hair.

I've been going to my Saks counter for this product for the past three months, and it's been backordered. Kiehl's? What gives? I need this product. Pronto!
Apr 29, 2013
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danny a: It's great stuff. I initially heard about it in an Esquire magazine article. I'm a man with curly and about 5 inch long hair. I can put only this product in and all day long it holds. It can be messed with later and not get brittle. It does have a little shine. Use very sparingly. Easy to ad more, but I put just a drop in my hands. Good luck. Apr 19, 2013
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Steven C: This cream paste has great hold, is lightweight, and does not give your hair any shine or a stiff feel or look.

You don't need much product and you can shape your hair to your liking. Your look can be varied depending on how wet or dry your hair is when you apply the product.

I think you will like this product.
Apr 19, 2013
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James W: It doesn't have any real hold at all, its like a jar of gew that did nothing for my hair. It isn't a paste at all. It gave somewhat of a shine, the kind that glue gives when you put it on too heavy. Apr 19, 2013
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Jane V: Yes, it provides excellent hold and shine on my curly, most often frizzy hair. I can comb through it, too, so the product does not make my hair break. Apr 20, 2013
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danny a: It's great stuff. I initially heard about it in an Esquire magazine article. I'm a man with curly and about 5 inch l Apr 19, 2013
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BEKIM P: Great hold, not like a glue though
Shines because of the sunflower oil but not a greasy look
Apr 19, 2013
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Abhi J asked: Does it smell suffocatingly fruity, like walking into a bath & bodyworks? Sep 14, 2014
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Matthew A: I can't tell any smell actually. If there is one it is certainly not overpowering or fruity. Sep 14, 2014
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Eamon T: No it's smells great, very minty. Not fruity and not sticky with a firm hold. Sep 14, 2014
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Jason C: Absolutely not. It has no scent or odor after you apply it. Sep 14, 2014
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Bernard W: No. The smell is not overwhelming. Sep 14, 2014
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Robert P: No Sep 17, 2014
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A shopper asked: What kind of hold does the Malleable Molding Paste have? Does it give any shine? Apr 19, 2013
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Max B: It does give a little a shine and a playable texture and hold, however I prefer the creative cream wax, it gives a stronger hold and doesn't cake up or clump. I have not had that problem with the molding paste, but found that the wax did a much bettr job at holding the hair Apr 19, 2013
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Susan A: It can look shiny if you put it on wet hair and let it air dry without brushing. You can decide how to make it look. Apr 20, 2013
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Ian L: Great hold! Light in the hair. No noticeable shine. Apr 19, 2013
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Max B: It has a playable texture and hold. I prefer the Apr 19, 2013
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FRED B: Some shine. Medium hold. Not greasy. May 19, 2013
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Cheryl M asked: Can you just wet your hair to reactivate this product? Aug 23, 2012
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Richard P: Well, you can but it will lose some of its "hold" - a small amount, but it's still noticeable. You can always apply a little more product after your hair is wet!

PS - I don't have much hair, but the product works great for me.

"The amount of time you spend on your hair is inversely proportional to the amount of hair you have."
Aug 28, 2012
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Richard C: After it's been applied to your hair for a period of time it doesn't reactivate well. I tried it and it's best to just leave it alone. This isn't like a hair gel, it's molding paste so it's a bit different. It works best upon applying it after you wash and dry your hair in the morning. Aug 25, 2012
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Yvonne C: I've not had much luck with this product and have only used it a few times. I have never tried wetting my hair to reactivate but I recall an article that with any product running damp hands through your hair versus wetting your hair is the best way to refresh products so give it a try! Aug 23, 2012
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ROBERT M: I have never tried to do that, I have been caught in the rain & my hair didn't "puff" up ,so it might reactivate Aug 24, 2012
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Alex S: not really Aug 24, 2012
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A shopper asked: Is this product good for people with sensative skin? My husband's skin reacts to fragrented hair products, he is looking for a molding paste to use in his hair, something that his skin will not react to. Feb 22, 2013
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Matthew C: I have pretty sensitive skin and this product has not adversely affected me whatsoever. Other hair products tend to give me ingrown hairs on my scalp and this hasn't happened with the malleable paste. Good product IMO, but it is very pricey! Apr 11, 2013
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Benjamin S: Yes the malleable molding paste is absolutely amazing. I too have sensitive skin and this is the only thing I can use in my hair. Plus it washes out super easy. Feb 22, 2013
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Moisha P: Should be fine. I generally have sensitive skin, but have no problems with this product. Feb 22, 2013
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Lisa M: This is it. Mar 12, 2013
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Mike W asked: What does it smell like?/Is there petroletum in it? Jun 27, 2012
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Jason J: it doesn't smell like anything; scent free.
Not sure about petroleum; you could check the ingredient list.

I love this product. It maintains hold, but doesn't make your hair sticky or unnatural feeling. Once it sets, you can run your fingers through your hair or re-apply. Its a good product.
Jun 28, 2012
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Benjamin S: It has a neutral odor and no it does not contain petroleum. It is the best molding paste I've ever used and washes out VERY easily. I've been using it for several years now. Jun 27, 2012
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Michael K: It is almost odorless and I don't think there's any petroleum products in it. It's totally water soluble. Jun 28, 2012
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Deborah C: It smells pleasant. I didn't see petroleum products listed anywhere in the ingredients. When you put some on your palms, press your palms together and pull them apart, there are little stringy fibers which makes it light enough to style my fine hair and not weigh it down. Jun 27, 2012
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Sherry L asked: I'd like to use this on my long kinky coily hair while it's wet to cut down on frizz and big volume once it's dry, but I wonder if this would make my hair look stiff? Would you give it a thumbs up or thumbs down for use on longer hair? May 23, 2012
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Charles M: I have a different hair type than you, but I feel that the product works better and better as hair gets longer. And the best thing about it is that it leaves hair extremely soft both before and after it sets in; it's very hard to tell that it's even there unless you really look for it. May 23, 2012
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Sherry L: Thanks for your response Charles. May 23, 2012
frank v: I think it would help, yeah. And it will make it stiff after it drys but what I do is after it stiffens, is run my fingers all through it untill it looks natural. Good coupled with a anti-friz non rice conditioner. I like the stuff... And the price is right. Good luck. May 23, 2012
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Sherry L: Thanks for your reply Frank! May 24, 2012
Justin C: Really nice stuff, natural look with style...the ladies love it May 23, 2012
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vicki g asked: I have long fine hair that doesn't hold a set. I have tried gels, etc. and was wondering if the Malleable Molding Paste might work? I don't want anything sticky or greasy. Or is there anything else you might recommend?
Thank you,
Apr 9, 2013
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Richard C: I've used numerous hair gels, sprays, mousse products over many years and I can honestly say that this product is the best that I've ever used. It's somewhat on the thick side when you apply so you only need to use a small dab on your fingers and then rub together with your hand and apply. Once it's on, it's not very sticky or greasy or bothersome in anyway. You just really forget that it's there, only that it works and you don't need to mess with you hair once you have it set. You can style it with blow dry or just put some on your hair and set it yourself. It's not one of those gels that makes your hair all spiky or obnoxious..if that's the look you're going for this is probably not your speed. But if you want something that holds and works well, this would be a great choice. It also lasts quite a long time. I put it on early in the morning when I'm ready to go to work and it stays good until I get home at night or until I hit the showers after the gym.

Try it, you can't go wrong.
Apr 12, 2013
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vicki g: Hi Richard, thank you so much for your response. I really want something for body and maybe this might do the trick, or at least hold a set.
Think I might give it a try.
Thanks again,
Vicki Apr 13, 2013
Dave S: Hey Vicki,
I am a guy, not sure if that makes a big difference to ya. But, I have long(er) hair and it's VERY fine. I tried this stuff and didn't like the consistency, for me it definitely made things feel a little greasy.

However, I use the Creme with Silk Groom from Kiehl's after a quick blow dry while my hair's still damp. This gives just the right volume and a good base to add a much smaller amount of another holding product.
Apr 12, 2013
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vicki g: Hi Dave, thanks for your response. I do believe you could be right about the paste, at least for my hair type. Thank you for your honesty.
Yes, I really want volume or something to hold a set. I will consider the Creme with Silk Groom.
Thanks again,
Vicki Apr 13, 2013
A shopper asked: Is this good for thick hair that has a spikey look? Dec 15, 2012
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Gloria R: I don't use this product to spike my hair, but yes, I think it would work for you. It holds very well. I have short hair and I use this product for my hair behind my head to go back and more or less weave together rather than drop straight down. I hope this helps. Dec 15, 2012
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Jason J: Absolutely! Its a great product, and will hold for most of the day. My only complaint is that they don't make a "travel-size" container, to get through airport security! Dec 18, 2012
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Ernesto asked: Does this product leave a matte finish? Dec 30, 2013
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Moisha P: Slightly, yes, but it quickly goes away once you let it dry for a few minutes and run your hands through your hair. Dec 30, 2013
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A shopper asked: Although it says it on the bottle, can I actually just change my hairstyle thought the day? My question in effect is does the product stay malleable after its applied allowing me to just change my hair or mess it up a bit by running my hand through it? Jun 16, 2013
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Kevin W: That lose. I've been able too with a little moisture and some more paste, but it's not as if you first applied. It's still a nice product. Jun 20, 2013
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Cheryl M asked: Can this be combined with Silk for a shiny look? Aug 23, 2012
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FRED B: I have not tried that, so I don't know the result . Aug 24, 2012
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Jonathan S asked: I normally do my hair somewhat like Ryan Gosling's or David Beckham's, I was wondering if this product has the right kind of hold for those looks? Aug 17, 2012
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Jason J: It'll protect/maintain a hold, but not give you any sort of sheen or wet look at all. Aug 17, 2012
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