ADH Dry is more matte than a typical wax, yet more soft and pliable than a typical clay. It merely provides a beachy texture and a matte finish with enough hold to create separation or remove "fluff" in properly blow dried hair, rather than a mega hold to create un-natural styles and glue the hair into submission. Applied to damp hair then air dried it will make your hair feel like you went surfing that morning. It was developed by a professional hairdresser for men who know that good hair doesn't come from a jar.
This product is made in the USA.
Where can I buy ADH Dry online?
Where can I buy ADH Dry in person?
Can I carry ADH Dry in my salon or barbershop?
Will ADH Dry work in my hair type?
It will "work" in any hair type. That is to say, it will make your hair look and feel different than it did before you applied the product. Will it HOLD your hair up? Probably not, it's not designed to. The hold is not enough to stand your hair or remove curl, but it is enough to more or less remove fluff, piece your hair apart and stick it together for added texture and controlled separation while remaining moveable and touchable without flaking. If you want your hair to stand up, or if you want to control your curl, you're not looking for a product- you're looking for a tool. A hairdryer isn't made to dry your hair, it's made to control it and change what it wants to do. See your hairdresser or barber for a lesson on doing these things. ADH Dry alone (applied properly, after being warmed and emulsified in the hands and spread evenly through the hair) makes your hair feel kind of sticky and "beachy" like you've been surfing all morning, and then your hair remains soft and moveable all day. If you want to add hold after styling, so that it doesn't move all day, go for a hair spray after ADH Dry.
How much ADH Dry should I apply in my hair?
Start with one dime-sized amount, spread nice and evenly over your palms until it is warm and has an even consistency. You'll want to rub it around until there are no clumps or heavy spots on your hands. Apply in a small area, and then continue to apply dime-sized amounts to different areas until you get the look and feel in your hair that you're going for. By applying the product in small amounts like this, it will be more evenly distributed and you'll be less likely to use too much. When you've applied too much you'll find that your hair will look dusty or chalky. For big separation in texturized styles, apply the product to the root of the hair then pull it through to the ends. For a smooth finish on a neat style, apply the product over the surface of the blow dried and/or flat ironed hair to tack down any stray hairs.
Does ADH Dry go into the hair while wet, or dry?
Either. I personally apply it to damp hair on anyone with fine hair before I blow dry it into the desired shape. Doing this causes it to spread more evenly and look even more natural and light, as the product is water based and the moisture in the hair will dilute ADH Dry. Sometimes this is enough product, but if not I will add a little more ADH Dry after the hair has been shaped with the hairdryer.
My ADH Dry has a crack in it...
The product is poured into the jar while it's very hot, and then it cools in the jar. When it cools it shrinks a little bit, so sometimes you'll see a ring of product adhered to the edges of the jar, just above the surface of the product. Sometimes the product will stick to the sides of the jar as it shrinks and will cause a crack along the edge of the product (see pic). This is normal, and it will not effect the performance of the product. If the lid is left loose or off the product will dry out and shrink considerably, which will cause more severe cracking, but also discoloration. If this happens, sprinkle a tiny bit of water onto the top of the product, close the lid, then pray for the next few hours. Sometimes it soaks up the water and works fine again...
My product is harder (or softer) than the last one I had...
There are a lot of factors that play into the consistency of the product, things like temperature and humidity will make the product harder or softer in the jar. The inconsistencies mostly occur because the product is very soft for a few days when it is freshly poured, and over the next few weeks it will firm up in the jar. If the jar is sent out immediately after manufacturing, it may feel different than a jar that had been sitting for a few weeks before shipping. From what I've experienced, the product performs the same, whether it is harder or softer, as soon as you get it evenly distributed throughout the hair. If the product is hard, and difficult to scoop out, you can warm it with your hairdryer to soften it up, then rather than scooping it out you should sort of smear it out in a circular motion. If the product is very soft then be mindful not to scoop out too much.
My latest jar is different than the first ones. Did the formula change?
In april of 2015 the scent of ADH Dry was changed from a sweet and peachy scent to a more earthy and clean scent (which is identical to the scent used in ADH Wet). Other than this change, every other ingredient is still the same. It's not impossible that a jar could have had the lid loosen up during shipping, resulting in a bad jar. Contact your seller if this is the case, they'll be credited for any jar that needs to be replaced.