Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Review: Bench FIX Styling Stick

bench fix styling stick

Bench FIX Styling Stick (with matte finish)

This is an oldie, so I've forgotten how much it costs, but it lasts forever. It's a 30g twist stick of wax with a twist cap. While there are instructions on the stick on recommended use, I only use this product to smooth out my hair downwards. It's excellent on fly-aways, although you have to be careful to use only a little bit, otherwise it looks greyish and stuff will stick to it.

What I like best about this product is that you don't have to touch the product, so no sticky residue on your hands. It's much more convenient to put it in your bag for on the go touch ups (for example, when you go to the gym) than to use sachets. It has excellent holding capabilities to that effect and looks natural (but doesn't feel like it).

You also don't have to fear for spillage since it's a solid and uses a twist cap (instead of a dispenser). It doesn't smell as nice as the other bench waxes, though it is strong. Some hair might get stuck on the wax, but since it's a solid, you can easily wipe it off (more hygienic).

I wish there was a manufacturing date, but since it's on my hair (not scalp or face!), I don't feel too bothered about it.

-convenient (portable)
-no contact necessary
-excellent hold

-best for "flattening" (I'd recommend using other products for active styling)
-no manufacturing date

Edited Note: I've heard complaints of this product being hard to wash off. It is, because it is a wax. Use a gel if you prefer something easier to wash off. Also, waxes are best on DRY hair while GELS are for WET hair, which is why it's better to use a wax on the go.


  1. I disagree with the smell, I LOVE IT! It's the reason why I'm loyal to this product is because of the scent and another one of Bench Fix's product Clay Doh.

    1. Well, I do like the Clay Doh smell (http://sillysloth.blogspot.com/2012/02/bench-fix-professional-molding-clay.html) I didn't like this one. I guess we prefer different things :) Thanks for giving your POV!

  2. I've been using this product for years! and it worked for me!
    but now I don't see this in the market. I guess bench stop manufacturing of this product. =(

    1. I went to bench recently but didn't check their hair products out. It's still on their website though so maybe they went out of stock there?