Next up we wanted to compare two of the world’s most popular men’s hair styling products, Slick Gorilla Hair Styling Texturising Powder VS Hairbond United Kingdom Shaper Professional Hair Toffee
Welcome, welcome to another brand battle, but who will win?
Will it be the Shaper Professional Hair Toffee Made by Lancashire manufacturers Hairbond United Kingdom, or Slick Gorilla’s Hair Styling texturising powder of Yorkshire?
From previous research we are well aware these two products belong to different families within hair styling categories. So we can expect to see some differences as they both offer different things.
So who are Slick Gorilla and Hairbond United Kingdom?
Whilst Slick Gorilla is a new hairstyling brand on the market, their success has grown from the growing trends in matte hairstyles.
This brand runs from Leeds City centre. Even though it is still early days for the Yorkshire company, the Slick Gorilla brand have started to evolve and diversify into hair clays and creams, something we will feature at a later date..
“A new and emerging brand from the streets of downtown Leeds is about to hit the pavements – well hair, to be honest! We introduce to you the one and only Slick Gorilla. A hair brand created with the urban jungle in mind. Our first product – one of many we’ll be launching – is a volumising hair powder to give your mane that stand out look. Slick Gorilla’s mantra is to create the best hair products for the discerning gentleman who wants to look great and survive in the urban jungle…When only Slick will do!“
Hairbond United Kingdom on the other hand has been around for 12 years and counting. A UK hairstyling brand which similarly only started with just a select few products has gone on to dominate global demand now manufacturing a range of products suited to different hair types. Unlike Slick Gorilla, Hairbond launched out of Lancashire when a barber and entrepreneur Scott Michaels saw that Britain had to represent the best-made quality products. Due to the amount of Premier League and International footballers who support the Hairbond brand, they have widely become known as the “Premier League Of Hair Styling”
“Launched in 2008, Hairbond is an authentic British hair brand that produces professional hair products. The brand products are all as a result of progression, innovation, and expression. What Hairbond offers, no other hair brand can claim. It uses the best ingredients to formulate professional products that achieve creativity and style. Hairbond has won many awards across the globe, and rightfully so.
The Hairbond brand is distinctive and luxurious, trading all over the world as the number one men’s hair product. Hairbond’s mission is to bring together different world fashion into one world stage. Therefore, to get the right hair products to achieve your best results, buy Hairbond products.
The philosophy of Hairbond is as true today as the day it was founded. The Hairbond range has intended to deliver its promise of quality by maintaining the highest possible standards, using top of the range product formulations and ingredients to create an authentic British solution for the ultimate hairstyling results.”
Slick Gorilla Hair Styling Texturising Powder VS Hairbond Shaper – Hairbond Shaper Toffee
It is immediately clear why famous people and celebrities like Hairbond. I’ve never seen a hair styling product look so good. It’s not glass. The jar is made out of plastic. This product comes in both a 50ml size and 100ml size.
Easiest application of a strong holding product ever. 5/5
Like you’ve just walked out of the salon, this product will make you feel a million dollars. This can be perceived as a matte product when used in very small amounts however I would say there is a small shine when using bigger amounts. 5/5.
Creamy but not watery. 5/5.
It is labelled as 5 notches out of 5 for hold. 5/5
5/5 full house!
What They Say
“All you may possibly need in shape and texture, The Hairbond Shaper Professional Hair Toffee is among the strongest hairstyling product sand is excellent for separation and keeping your hair exactly in place. Contains a wonderful butterscotch scent. Rub a small amount of Hairbond Shaper Professional Hair Toffee between palms to coat your hands. Make sure hair is dry before applying then style into any shape. The thick, gooey paste achieves texture and definition while managing to also easily rinse out of hair. Also available in 50ml.”
Up next is the Slick Gorialla Hair Styling Texturising Powder.
Slick Gorilla Hair Styling Texturising Powder
Stands out well on a shelf. Comes in a well-made box. Disappointed the shaker isnt full of powder but the brand has put it in a disclaimer to stop customers complaining. 3/5
I’ve seen a few different ways people like to apply their hair powder but I usually find them all too messy and unorganised. The trick is to disperse the powder everywhere using the shaker without missing the target otherwise you will just end up with powder all over your shoulders. Not the easiest product to work with for me. 3/5
True natural matte finish 4/5
A fine powder. 5/5
Invisible hold, however not the strongest, if you need more hold, lock your style in with a finishing product. 4/5.
What They Say
“Put a small amount of powder on your palm or apply directly to dry hair. Mess it up and make sure the powder is distributed all over the styling area. Style your hair the way you want. Remember you can rework the powder later or simply add more to get the desired look”
Slick Gorilla Hair Styling Texturising Powder VS Hairbond Shaper WINNER
Scoring full marks, Hairbond Shaper Professional Hair Toffee wins this battle 5/5.
As mentioned earlier, you can’t compare these products like for like because they work differently in different hair types which is why I have broken the marking categories down.
For a closer battle, click on the link where I did a comparison of the Slick Gorilla Hair Styling Texturising Powder VS Hairbond United Kingdom Moulder. These products have more similar properties as matte stylers.
I hope you find this brand battle helpful. Stay tuned for more!