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Dax Pomade leaves your hair held firmly in place, regardless of your hair type. However, the pomade itself is especially sticky and can leave your hair feeling and looking greasy.

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      27.11.2011 18:17

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      A small tin of pain?

      I've been using Dax wave and groom for a while, and It's only now that I've took a step back and really paid attention to the effect it has. This hair wax does the same thing as not washing your hair for a week, making it frictional and rubbing it of it's sheen, without actually providing much of a hardening/stiffening effect, even on the short hair it proclaims to be designed for. You'd better make sure your scalp is battened down firmly when you're running this through your hair as the friction between your palms and your hair is quite high. It's not a joy to apply and seems to sap any healthy shine from your locks.

      Granted, the tin lasts a long time as you don't need much to get the job done, but after you've finished applying it you've basically got to give your hands a long scrub with handwash to strip off the thick layer of water-repelling wax. If you don't take time to give your mitts a decent wash after using Dax, you'll regret it when your hands stick to everything you touch and leave prints on glass and door handles.

      I've essentially just talked myself out of continuing to use this product as I'm sure there's got to be better, kinder and less goopy hair waxes or gels available that acheive results without feeling so bad.

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      31.01.2011 16:27

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      I've tried many of the pomades before. I have thick curly hair and i am able to pomp it everyday but when I tried Dax it failed. Thumbs down first it's just a tad stronger than murrays which is very light. If somebody reading this want something for your high pomp or psycho quiff I found that highlife's heavy pomade works cuz it's much heavier than dax's stuff yet highlife is suprisingly easier to take out. I was able to wash it out in 3-4 days without re-applying of course.

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      20.11.2010 21:13
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      A relatively decent hair wax, but should be not be used every day.

      *** What Is It? ***

      Dax is a very well known brand, and is said to be the most ideal wax to style and sculpt hair. The Dax Wave and Groom (Also known as Dax Wax Red) is a very thick hair dress and is known widely for its ability to hold hair into any style desired. It works very well for short hair and can hold absolute all styles, including spiking and sculpting to your own needs, and can be used to bring out the natural wave pattern in your hair.

      ***How to use? ***

      This wax can be used by placing a small amount between the palms, however I find you have to warm the wax up using a hair-dryer so that the wax is slightly melted and can easily be applied, and apply to clean, dry or damp hair. You can use your fingertips to style your hair to create a strong hold. In my experience, it is best to avoid applying the wax directly onto the roots of your hair, purely because this wax is extremely thick and is very difficult to wash out. Therefore, to avoid the product build-up in your hair it is best to apply onto the ends of the hairs instead.

      ***Ingredients***

      Petrolatum
      Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum)
      Lanolin
      Fragrance (Parfum)

      **Conclusion***

      Well, there's not much I can say about this hair wax. It is indeed a great hair wax to sculpt hair into any style, and when I mean any style I mean absolutely any style known to man! It has a very nice smell to it and comes in a nice little red tin. It is very affordable at about £3, in which you get a very strong wax which lasts a very long time. ( I bought this wax nearly a year ago and the tin is still half full!) Only a small amount is needed to "wave and groom."

      However, although it is a neat little product, there are many flaws to using this wax. The fact that it is very thick, makes it very difficult to apply to your hair. It is best to warm the tin up (I find using a hair dryer and heating the tin at the bottom gently, does the trick) and then applying onto the finger tips and styling accordingly. Not only is it a pain to have to keep heating the tin before every use, once you have applied the wax and are ready to wash it out. It is virtually impossible to do so! The wax is so thick that it makes it very difficult to remove with a regular shampoo. I find you have to wash your hair 2-3 times before the wax shows any sign of being removed for your scalp. I have often had problems removing the wax even after repeated washing, and find that my scalp becomes very greasy, and this is when the problems start. To much grease can lead to pores clogging up and product build-up, resulting in lifeless looking hair!

      I also have found that this wax works well only for very short hair (it states this on the tin also). I remember buying this product when my hair was short and it worked relatively well. However, I let my hair grow for a couple of months and found that the wax did not work well! Every time I applied it, it would pull on my hair causing breakage. I have dry hair also, and applying the wax lead to my hair being pulled and causing further breakage. Therefore I decided this wax was not the best for longer hair and especially if your hair is dry.

      Overall, This wax is great to use on occasions as opposed to everyday, as it is very difficult to remove. It is a very strong wax which can hold any style, although should be used with care as it may cause breakage if applied to dry hair. The product does clearly what it says however is not the best type of wax out there.

      I would gives this product a rating of 5/10.

      * This review is also on ciao under the same username (top-reviewz) *

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        13.02.2010 13:38
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        good for once off hair grooming, but not for regular use

        Dax wax is the only hair style product my boyfriend uses. Dont be fooled by the small picture, for only about £3 you get a relatively large tin of the stuff. The wax itself is like other waxs, its clear, and has a nice smell about it, unlike some products. The best feature about this wax is its strength to tame even the most untameable hair! it is like industrial strength wax, and can hold hair very well, with only using a very small amount. It is also very easy to find, it is in most major supermarkets (i think tesco has it in stock). However this wax has a sting in its tail, as it is the most difficult hair product to remove. It generally takes 3 repeated washes to remove the stuff from your hair, which unlike other hair products is a bit excessive! Overuse can also lead to greasy skin around your hairline which noone really likes!! overall this wax is super for when you want to style your hair in a wacky fashion like la roux! However I would not reccomend it for everyday use.

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        14.01.2010 18:28
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        Great product

        Ive been using this product for ages now. Im really pleased with the results i get from it.

        I find that it works the best when my hair is short. It holds the style perfect all day, plus if you mess it up you can always re work it. Even when ive been caught in rain, i can give my a head quick dry with a towel and still rework. One thing that i have found with this one is that when my hair gets a longer i tend to use more and then its murder to wash out! I must admit its not the best smelling product that i have used on my hair but it is definatley given me the best results.

        When my hair is shorter i find that i dont use so much because the consistency of the wax is quite thick so this makes it last quite a while.

        Consered the price of it, and the amount of other products focused at males ai would oick this everytime without a doubt, an instant classic!

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        04.06.2009 20:44
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        I would not consider buying this again

        I have used this for a while but really only out of laziness to go and buy a different type of hair wax because in my opinion this hair product from Dax is not very good.

        Firstly, unlike other reviewers I did not find this even offered very good hold. Around the house it would hold m hair but when I went outside and was exposed to a bit of wind, the wax would soon start to lose its hold.

        The wax did not disappear however which it could at least have done if it wasn't going to work. This wax can make your hair look quite greasy which generally isn't a look that is too great in my opinion.

        Moving on from the look and hold, this wax has a fairly odd smell. The smell is not unpleasant however nor is it pleasant- a sort of vegetable oil smell. Again this is not something I really want in a hair wax.

        Finally, this comes in a very big tin which is another thing that I do not like- this is more likely me being very particular however I feel that it gives it an industrial sort of appearance and also if you get any water in side it just floats on top of the wax which does not look very appealing. There is something about using the same tin a wax for probably a few months that is not appealing to me.

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        25.05.2009 22:50
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        Best wax available

        Dax 'Wave & Groom' is a hair wax that I have now been using for the best part of a year, since switching from Garnier Fructis Style Wax, which I occasionally revert back to for a couple of days when my Dax runs out.

        This Dax wax comes in the red tin and is expressly usable on short hair, although when my hair was quite a bit longer than what I would define as 'short,' it still did the trick to maintain my styled look. It is very good for short hair in that it holds the style for a very long time (even overnight - I can go on a night out, go to bed and wake up the next morning with my hair looking identical!)

        It is also very resistant to the rain, unless it is absolutely chucking it down but I'm pretty confident that not many (if not any at all) hair waxes can protect against the most adverse of weather conditions. The texture of the wax itself is very thick and smells of honey I would say. Due to the thickness it is best to apply a liberal amount, rather than a generous helping, as the major downside of Dax is that it takes an age to wash out. The best way to wash it out however, is to apply shampoo to your dry head of hair, rub it in, and then wash it out with water.

        Overall, I love Dax - it's a little difficult to get out sometimes but it holds my style very well, smells pretty nice and is fairly inexpensive

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          25.05.2009 18:04
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          great product in my view, cheap and does what it says

          I have a very much love-hate relationship with dax. Whilst it is certainly good at holding my hair in place and gives my hair a semi-matt natural look which i like, it is IMPOSSIBLE to get out.

          Seriously, you will not get this product out of you're hair. The best solution i found to get it out was t&g detox shampoo, but thats about it.

          despite this, it is very cheap and last for ever, it is also very good at sorting my hair out on a morning, although it should only every be used on completely dry and clean hair in my experience. applying it to dirty hair = greasy. and if your hair is wet it simply wont hold it. It is also extremely hard to get off your hands after use, espeically i use quite a bit. use clearex to get it of but dont apply water to hands until thoroughy cleaned. seems to work for me.

          Final think to mention is, if you get your hair cut anywhere decent, do not tell them you use dax, they will not approve! This has only made me think, coupled with the inability to remove it from my hair, that it is quite bad for your hair.

          You will either love or hate it, but its certainly worth a try for a long-lasting hair product under £4. I love it.

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          08.03.2009 16:18
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          A good product with strong hold but is very sticky

          I used Dax wave and groom for styling my hair for about two years after i tried my mates one day. I initially thought it was great as my hair is really thin and it used to hold my hair in place after a long day or out in the wind without having to use hairspray on top of the product that i choose to use.

          The streght of the product - 10/10 it holds extremely well all day on even the thinnest of hairs and you can re mould it to which ever style you want even after hours of it being in your hair

          The smell of the product - 0/10 it has no smell which is dissapointing

          How does it makes your hair feel after use : 2/10 A nightmare! It is horrible to wash out takes 2 decent washes for it all to come out. If you went to bed with your hair styled with Dax and woke up it would be in exactely the same place. Dax do have their own type of shampoo though which does take all the sticky feel out of your hair after one wash.

          How does it feel on your hands? : 1/10 - It feels awful, it is so sticky and will stick your fingers together. Takes about 5 washes of your hands to wash it all of your hands and leaves your taps incredibly sticky!

          Is it better than a gel? - 8/10 Yes i feel it is much better than a gel as gels go hard and can often crumble and leaves your hair looking like you have dandruff.

          This product is for you if you want a really strong hold to your hair and not bothered about your hair being sticky and taking a few washes to get it back to the normal feel.

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          25.01.2009 05:17
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          do you want your hair afterwards?!

          Oh dear, what can I say about this without putting people off. This stuff is seriously heavy duty and will make your hair suffer if you use too much or too regularly.

          The test: I used to use this on hair about two or three inches long to try and give the hair some sort of hold. It does give the hair hold, it literally moulds it into a wx and leaves it stuck there like a sculpture.

          Styling: You need a very small amount of this as too much will weigh the hair down and make your hair looks odd and shiny. It is easy to get out of the tub and easy to apply.

          Washing it out: This is the bad bit, this stuff is a nightmare to wash out. It used to take me a few washes before my hair felt squaky clean again. Not good!

          There's worse: I used to find the stuff so heavy duty that it would actually result in me losing bits of hair when trying to comb or wash it out. It sticks so firmly to the hair, ugh!

          Price: A tin costs about £4 and will last you a couple of months.

          Overall: Maybe if you have a crop and want some definition go for it, but otherwise please avoid, as it is really bad for the hair in the longrun. I recommend using a lighter putty which will be more caring for the hair shaft.

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          11.10.2008 21:54
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          Probably the best hair product i have ever used!!!

          This product is a miracle, for a long time i always wanted to have nice spikey hair with style and a fringe, and i have used a variety of products from gel, to clay and wax. Now Dax (the red one) is the best i have used yet.

          I cannot believe that the best product i have ever used is the cheapest, i pickted this up for £1.70 from a local hair shop, but i have seen prices up to £3 from places like Boots.

          Now i don't know if this will work on everyones hair, i assume it wud be hard for people with thick hair. My hair is a bit curley but i straighten it and use this product after. After many attemps with Lo'real, shockwaves, American crew and Fudge, I have decided to stick with this.

          As soon as you open the pot their is a nice fragrance to it, a bit of coca butter to me. The wax it self is very thick, and to use it properly you need to get a small amount and rub it into you hands and apply to the direction you want.

          Once you apply it on to your hair it will not lose its shape to wind blowing or even light sprinkles of rain since it is waterproof.

          However as good as this product might be it has its flaws. First of all to get the best effect you need to have your hair washed and dried properly and secondly you will have a very hard time to get it out of your hair and hands. So the best way to get rid of it end of the day is to use a good shampoo with hot water. also if you use too much on your hair it can make your hair look greasy.

          A brilliant product that will give your hair a nice natural look too a good style if used properly, no need for expensive alternatives, Dax is the one you need!!!!!!

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          01.04.2008 13:59
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          A great value styling wax that actually works!

          I first used hair wax in my teen years, when I got bored of using the gel that made your hair look like you had dipped it in a deep fat fryer. However, not long later I was back on the gel. . . mainly as at that time my mum was doing the shopping and she always bought gel!

          The last year or so though, and being away from home has lead to greater freedom in my choice of hair products and have to say this is by far the best of the ones I have tried!

          I have been through the Garnier Fructis Surf Hair, V05 Extreme Hold as well as various Brylcreem and others (and I must admit most of these have been stolen (or "borrowed") from others - I do not go through a tub every couple of weeks!). However, Dax Wave and Groom seems to be the best one around.

          First off, it is strikingly packaged and instantly recognisable - looking like a tin that should be containing something much more glamorous than hair wax! The tin just has all the usual guff you find on such things - "made especially for short hair", "hair must be perfectly clean" and most funny of all "use Dax Vegetable Extract Shampoo"!!!

          The product is sort of yellowy in colour, and as with most waxes is pretty hard set in the tin - something akin to the texture of a soft cheese that has been left in the fridge too long!

          The smell, however, is certainly not cheesy! It is a very pleasant smell, although it is very difficult to describe. It is not like anything else I have ever smelt, but certainly not unpleasant!

          It says on the tin you should apply liberally, using your palms to heat the wax and then rubbing into your hair. This is odd, as usually these things say you only need a little amount (meaning you should buy their product as it will last ages!). Dax, however, overstate how much you need, and you really do not need to apply liberally. A little amount certainly goes a long way.

          When applied your hair does not look greasy, rather it looks as though your hair always sets in that style, although if you do put liberal amounts in you can tell there is a product in.

          It is difficult to wash out, as it is a waterproof wax - this is useful in one way as the first time you step outside it doesn't either blow off or wash away - but when you want to wash it out, or more annoyingly, when you want to get it off your hands it takes a lot of washing.

          It really will hold your style all day long, and doesn't necessarily need washing out if you want to restyle for the night.

          It is not pricey either, at just £2.50 (that's what I paid from Tesco's - it can b e found cheaper elsewhere) it is good value, as I got a tub at Christmas, used it nearly every day and I have used maybe a quarter if the tin.

          I would certainly recommend Dax to anybody who wants to style their shortish hair without looking like they have just been attacked with a pot of dripping.

          Online Prices - £1.75 - head2toez.co.uk
          £1.79 - medicines2u.com
          Thanks for reading

          © martin24

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          20.08.2001 23:45
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          I have been using Red Dax for over a year now, and have yet to find a decent contender. The reason I like Dax so much is that I can get up at 5am and style my hair, and it will still remain that way at 9pm. The best thing is that you can put your hair into practically any style, and Dax will hold it there whereas with other waxes I find that it just flops back into a lump on my head. Admittedly I only use it to style my spiky short fringe so it only takes me a minute or two and I just use strong gel on the rest. **** Recommendations **** - Follow closely the recommendations on the tin, as these are very useful - Be careful if you take Dax on Holiday where it’s hotter, as it’s less effective - Don’t apply too much at once! - Use soap to help get it off your fingers - If you’re having trouble removing it from your hair, try washing up liquid! If all else fails, try a new hair style. Dax All folks!

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            26.08.2000 22:24

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            Although I do not usually use wax as I find it to be too greasy and fiddly to apply, I thought that this wax was brilliant. I used to use Shockwaves wax. However, that just clumped up in my hair and made it very greasy-not a pleasant sight. However, Dax is different. I don't know how they do it, but it doesn't clump into unappealing lumps and it also leaves my hair healthy looking and shiny instead of making it look as if I've put a chip pan on it. The wax also holds well and is best used on short to medium length hair, for a styles. Brilliant!

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            26.08.2000 04:01
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            Dax wave and groom is meant for short hair ie cropped hair. I bought a tin on the recommendation of a friend. I was very impressed with how cheap it was, but that's the only thing I was impressed with unfortunately! The blurb on the tin states that your hair will become more manageable (- suppose it is if its all stuck together!) shiny and healthy looking ( my hair looked dull and lifeless!) I found it to be extremely sticky, it took ages to wash off my hands and as for my hair well that's another story! It comes in a tin and basically you need to melt it down by rubbing it in your hands and then applying it to your hair.The instructions on the tin suggest combing out the excess - I tried but the comb got stuck! It has incredible staying power it took 3 washes before I finally got it out of my hair! It left my hair feeling very sticky and sort of clumped together. This is not on my buy again list! I'd advise you to use it with caution and only if you've got very short hair!!!

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            Dax Red / Ideal for short hair to make it curly and wavy /

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