Hanz de Fuko Quicksand

Now that my hair is the shortest it’s ever been, my hair styling needs have drastically changed. With super straight and unruly hair, I’m always looking for products that will add texture, hold, and a bit of volume. But not make me look like I’m over-gelled or have a greasy mop. My newest go-to product is Quicksand from the guys at Hanz de Fuko.

The official write up is as such:

This high-hold product is one part styling wax and one part dry shampoo. The gritty formula contains diatomaceous earth, a soft granular rock similar to pumice that sucks up excess oil on the hair and scalp.

Which sounds right on the money.

I love this product because it really is super gritty and gives a ton of hold, but it doesn’t make my hair look greasy or shiny at all, and like a dry shampoo, it gives a ton of texture, and matte hold.

You don’t need a lot of this product, and the best way I’ve found to use it is to take about two finger tips worths (about two dimes worth of product), and really warm it up in my hands. Heating up the product sort of melts it a bit, which makes it easier to apply throughout the hair. Muss, muss, and you’re good to go.

With this one, less is definitely more. Start small if you’re unsure how much to use, because you can always add more product. When I was first starting out with this one, I used too much and I felt like I needed a shower. Not cute, but kind of my own fault.

The only thing I don’t like about this product is the fact that while my hair may look sexily tousled, it’s definitely not touchable. Firm hold and that extra bit of grit means it’s not the most fun to run my fingers through, but sometimes we just have to make sacrifices, now don’t we?

Product sample courtesy of brand.

Jeff Smith

Jeff started in photography and short format video, and he's been at the forefront of the web tv movement. He’s worked on haute couture shoots in Paris, shot street style in Milan, and is currently developing a steady roster of beauty, fashion, and digital clients in NYC.

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