Glacial Clay Pomade — The first hair product of its kind. Seriously.…
Why are we writing a blog about our flagship product, Highland’s Glacial Clay Pomade? Fair question... After all, we have a lot of information on our product page about what makes the Glacial Clay Pomade different from other hair styling products, what incredible natural and organic ingredients are in it, and how it’s better than anything you’ve ever put into your hair before…
But here, we’ll do a deeper dive into the product – What it does for you, how to use it best, why we selected the ingredients that are in it, and so much more.
So what is it?
Our Glacial Clay Pomade is a sustainably crafted and versatile hair styling product that can be used by virtually everyone. It’s made with only 9 all-natural ingredients that work cohesively to deliver remarkable and reliable 24-hour style and texture day in and day out – all while promoting the health of your hair and scalp. We recommend daily use for best results.
Our medium hold and low shine formula has a smooth and creamy texture that spreads easily through your hair. It provides excellent control over hair without fixing it into place unnaturally while our hydrating and nourishing ingredients leave a natural, low shine to the hair – giving it the look of healthy hair while helping it to be, well, healthy.
We believe hair should maintain some natural movement rather than be glued into place. You (and others) should be able to run your hands through it without ruining your style. And it should last ALL DAY without falling flat or requiring re-application…But hey, if you want that concrete hold look, high shine, or complete matte finish, this probably ain’t the product for you.
Great question. Our formula is causing industry professionals and hair product users everywhere to reconsider everything they thought they knew about natural hair products… You see, “natural products” have a terrible reputation for not living up to performance standards… In other words, a reputation for being shitty products.
But our Glacial Clay Pomade is defying this widely spread narrative as our product gets picked up by some of the best barbershops and salons across the country, and as notable magazines catch wind of our product and write beautiful things about it (as you can see below).
- GQ Magazine calls Highland Glacial Pomade “one of the best hair products for men”
- Gear Patrol Magazine calls Highland Glacial Pomade a “go-to” for any hairstyle.
- Gear Patrol cites Highland Glacial Pomade as one of the best new style accessories in 2023.
Why we made it:
We like hair. We want our hair to look nice. We want our hair to be healthy. But as we used hair styling products during our time in college, we became disgusted by the insatiable use of harmful chemicals and single-use plastics in the “high-end” products available to us. We found that a product that checked our boxes of great performance, healthy ingredients, and sustainable practices simply didn’t exist…
So we created the Highland Glacial Clay Pomade to offer a natural, healthy alternative to the chemical-laden hair styling products that dominate the market. We wanted to create a product that not only helped achieve an immaculate and reliable style for your hair but also nourished it from the inside out. Our founders spent years researching and testing different natural ingredients to come up with a formula that met our needs and would serve the needs of others, regardless of their hair type and length.
Who it's for:
We designed our Glacial Clay Pomade to be wildly versatile, meeting the styling and hair care needs of virtually every hair type and every hair length. Straight hair, wavy hair, curly hair, kinky hair – our Glacial Clay Pomade has got you covered. Male? Female? Non-Binary? Our Glacial Clay Pomade was created with you in mind. Hair is hair, baby.
And of course – it’s designed with the industry professional in mind. Barbers, stylists – your craft is everything. We’re just here to support that and give you the tools that bring attention and support to your work.
Who it's not for:
Kidding, kind of… As we said earlier, our Glacial Clay Pomade formula makes it one of the most versatile styling products ever created. So if you have hair and like it to look a certain way, you’d make an excellent candidate for our Glacial Clay Pomade.
That said, if you’re looking for that high hold, high shine, chemically shaped kind of look – this probably isn’t the product for you. This ain’t your Pop’s pomade. The control and hold are on the medium/low end of the spectrum. And although our product is not matte, it is indeed low-shine, giving the hair a natural and hydrated appearance.
Why you should make the switch:
Not convinced yet, eh? Fine. Let’s run through some questions:
- Do you want a product that delivers an effortless and head-turning style, daily?
- Do you want a product free of petrochemicals, toxins, and other harmful chemicals?
- Do you want a product crafted with entirely natural ingredients that promote the health of your hair and scalp, rather than diminish it?
- Do you want a product that was created with the environment and its carbon footprint in mind?
- Are you sick and tired of the endless stream of single-use plastics that hair products come packaged in?
If you answered yes to any of these, what the hell are you still doing here? Go upgrade, baby.
What's in it:
Highland Glacial Clay Pomade is made with a blend of 100% natural ingredients that work together to provide reliable style and nourishment for your hair. The product consists of only 9 all-natural ingredients:
- Vegetable Glycerin: For product feel. Softens, smooths, and moisturizes your hair.
- Shea Butter: Vitamin & Mineral rich. Promotes healthy sebum and growth.
- Beeswax: Adds control and structure to your hair while in moisture.
- Jojoba Oil: Helps to soften and smooth your hair, while also providing additional nourishment.
- Kaolin Clay: Textures to your hair and may support scalp circulation.
- Canadian Glacial Clay: The magic… It moisturizes, texturizes, and detoxifies.
- Arrowroot Powder: Absorbs excess oil and adds volume.
- Vitamin E Oil: Natural antioxidant to promote scalp and hair health. Helps to preserve the product…
- Pine & Sandalwood Oil Blend: Sophisticated yet subtle scent.
What it's packaged in:
Highland Glacial Clay Pomade comes in a sleek and stylish container that is easy to use and travel-friendly. It’s made of 100% high-quality aluminum. After years of deliberation and testing, we landed on aluminum because it is the most eco-friendly option possible.
Aluminum is infinitely recyclable, meaning it can be recycled and recreated infinitely without the quality of the material degrading… So if your current hair styling product comes in glass or plastic, be aware that these materials result in a much larger carbon footprint. And if you’re looking to switch to a company that offers something more sustainable, you’ve made it to the right place.
How long will a container last?
This largely depends on how frequently you’re using the product and how much you apply with each use. We find one container lasts the average Highland user 45-60 days with daily use. Those who use the product more sparingly may find a single container lasts them 70-120 days.
While the amount you use will vary depending on your hair type and the style you are trying to achieve, we do recommend daily application for best results. For crying out loud, The product nourishes your hair and scalp every time you use it!
At 2.1oz per container, you may be comparing the price to our competitors in larger containers… But our Glacial Clay Pomade is highly concentrated and spreads easily through your hair, ensuring you only need to use a small amount each time and that it will outlast the 3oz plastic tub that you used before you found us…
Does it expire?
Yes, and we’re damn proud of the fact that it does! Personal care products that don’t expire should scare you… It requires a ton of nasty chemicals and preservatives to ensure a product can boast a shelf life of 2+ years. Highland Glacial Clay Pomade has an expiration date of two years from the date of manufacture. However, the product should be used within 4-6 months of opening the container to prevent bacterial growth and other funky issues you don’t want to encounter… Be proud of the fact that, just like the food you eat, the products you put onto your skin expire too.
How much does it cost?
Highland Glacial Clay Pomade is priced at $27.00 per unit. In personal care products, you generally get what you pay for. Our efforts to use sustainable practices and the highest quality ingredients possible come with much higher production costs than your average cut-corner, chemically laden brands you are familiar with… But at only $27.00, we’ve done everything we can to ensure a higher quality and healthier alternative is accessible to the masses.
How can I buy it?
Ready? We thought so. As a special treat for reading and engaging with this post, you can buy it below for 20% off.