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Putties & Clays

 – Ever wonder how your stylist is able to achieve such incredible texture when styling your hair at the salon? The highly concentrated, top-quality styling aids that your stylist applies to your hair can help make it possible, and using the same formulas can help you keep your style looking great at home. Here at drugstore.com, we carry a large selection of texturizing salon styling aids, with many types of putties and clays available for you to buy online.
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Rusk Being Wild Paste- 5.3 oz
Rusk - Being Wild Paste - 5.3 oz
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Kenra Clear Paste #20- 2 oz
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Rusk Paste- 4 oz
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Putties vs Clays vs Pastes



There are many styling aids that professionals use to enhance the texture of men's and women's hairstyles. Putties, clays and pastes are three of the most popular options. Any of these styling products can help you to shape your hair into the style you desire while adding texture and holding your style in place. Putties and clays provide very similar benefits. Both products add texture by making strands larger in size. The difference between the two is that clays typically contain natural clay like bentonite or kaolin, while putties are made from other ingredients. Pastes work differently than putties and clays. These sticky hair care products help strands hold onto one another so you can create piecey styles.

Hold to Meet Your Needs



Putties, clays and pastes are all sold with different levels of hold. Higher hold products limit hair's movement more than formulas with lower hold levels. If you want your hair to remain flexible after styling, you'll want to choose a product with a lower hold. Thick and coarse hair typically requires a higher degree of hold to stay in place than fine and thin hair does. You can read the product descriptions to learn more about what hold results you can expect from each styling aid in this product selection.

The Right Amount of Shine



Salon-quality putties, clays and pastes will not give hair a wet, extra-shiny look the way pomade or gel would; however, the formulas do vary in terms of their finish. You can find matte products that do not add any shine to hair at all as well as low and medium shine options.

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