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How To Use Cremo Hair Styling Paste

Last Updated on June 25, 2022

How To Use Cremo Hair Styling Paste?

have you bought Cremo’s hair thickening paste or are thinking of getting it but want to know how to get the most out of it?

Well, don’t worry because I’ve got everything you need in this article. Many of you have likely never used a thickening hair paste so I thought it would be useful if I created an article detailing how to use it and what better paste to demonstrate with than Cremo’s?

Cremo is a fantastic men’s grooming brand that has become increasingly popular in recent years. At Beautists we’ve reviewed the best Cremo products and also created an article telling you everything you need to know about the Cremo brand.

That aside, this isn’t a review of Cremo thickening cream so we won’t be going over what makes it a good choice as that will have to wait for another day. This is simply to explain how to use it effectively and this can extend to how to use thickening pastes in general as they’re all pretty similar when it comes to application.


How To Style Your Hair With Cremo Thickening Paste

The Cremo thickening paste is great for adding volume to your hair making it especially useful for those with short or fine hair. The best way to use it is to combine it with a vent brush and a hairdryer so if you have those handy, you’ll get even more from this product.

1) Wet, clean hair – First you need to wash your hair. I’d recommend shampooing it and using a conditioner so you can free the hair from any debris, dirt, or leftover hair product that may be clogging it. Applying a paste to dirty hair will make life much harder and the final outcome won’t come anywhere near to the result if you clean your hair properly. If you want some recommendations for shampoo then have a look at my buyer’s guide to the best shampoos for men.

2) Use a small amount – You don’t want to go overboard with this stuff as it’s just going to make your hair look greasy and matted. The golden rule with any hair product is “less is more”. if you apply it and it doesn’t feel like enough then you can slowly add more until it’s right. It’s much easier to start small and add more than start with too much and have to remove.

3) Rub until it’s gone – Once you have a small dollop of paste on your finger or in your palm you need to rub it into your hands thoroughly. You want to use the friction from your hands to warm the paste-up which makes it much more malleable and effective once it connects with your hair. You should know when you’ve rubbed it in enough as you won’t be able to see any paste on your hands.

4) Work through evenly – Now it’s time to apply the thickening paste. I would suggest you start from the back as this is the area most people forget when applying product. Just brush your hands back and forth through your hair using your fingers to distribute the product between your hair making sure not to focus too much on any particular area. As you rub in the paste slowly move towards the front of your head and do the same to your hair at the front.

5) Vent and Blow – This next step may be a little trickier but with practice, you’ll become more efficient at it. Grab your blow dryer and use its medium setting. Then blow your hair in a forward and up motion using the vent brush to brush it forward toward the way you’re facing while you use the blow dryer in a direction facing towards your face so the hair remains on end and doesn’t flatten as you brush it forward.

6) Brush through – Once you’ve done this comb through your hair again with the vent brush directing your hair into the style you want it (see best men’s hairstyles for ideas). You can also apply a little more product once you have your desired style in place, this will help solidify it a little more so it lasts throughout the day.


Cremo Hair Styling Thickening Paste Ingredients

Cremo is known for their barber-grade hair styling products which means that they’re of a high enough quality that barbers both use and recommend them. This barber-grade quality is unique to Cremo and won’t be seen with many other brands. This seal of approval is also present with the hairstyling thickening paste so you’re getting a paste with high standards.

Part of a premium barber grade quality in my opinion is the ingredients that are used within the product. We’re all looking to be a little more aware of what goes into the things we use so I thought it would be essential for you to know what goes into the Cremo barber grade hair styling thickening paste.


Water (Aqua), Lanolin Wax, PVP, Cetearyl Alcohol, Tribehenin, PEG-8 Bees Wax, Tridecyl Stearate, Ceteareth-25, Propylene Glycol, Tridecyl Trimellitate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprate, Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Isopentyldiol, Fragrance (Parfum).

Frequently Asked Questions

 What is Barber grade?

Only the best can be called Barber Grade. Cremo is here to help with a range of Barber Grade hair styling products designed to cut down the hairstyling confusion with Premium ingredients and clear labels. 

Is paste good for thin hair?

Paste, in general, gives your hair “touchable” and “reworkable” definition and hold, meaning you can wear the hair pushed back at work, then muss it up for a happy hour. It’s light enough too, so it won’t weigh everything down while adding texture and density.

Does hair paste cause hair loss?

While using pomade might make your hairline more obvious, there’s currently no evidence that pomade, wax, gel or other hair styling products are linked with hair loss.

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