The Hair Thread - Part 5

igarashi

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anyone have other alt that's similar to Carter Supply Fortify wax ?
 
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Update us on the texture when you received. Thanks

Here to provide another update.

Received the product I bought directly from Morris Motley SG website. PP payment was made to Hall of Goods who I believe is the local distributor for MM.
Sadly, it has the same inferior qualities as my prior purchase from the reseller. I suspected our local source was tainted when it seemed like multiple resellers are selling this sorry excuse of TSB.

It all looks to boil down to a few possibilities:
1. HOG is clearing out old CNY 2018 possibly expired stocks to the resellers and us. Claiming the black tub is a recent “limited release” though there doesn’t seem to be any indication of this on the MM parent website. (I received that limited release note in my purchase too. Product efficacy is NOT the same)
2. Product had been improperly stored causing deterioration and resulting in such a drastic difference in the product properties.
3. The formula for TSB has changed for the worse and together with this, an unannounced packaging refresh.

To those who are intending to purchase, I would suggest waiting out till further clarification is given as this alleged black tub limit release is not reflective of the qualities of the original TSB we have all known to love.
 

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Here to provide another update.

Received the product I bought directly from Morris Motley SG website. PP payment was made to Hall of Goods who I believe is the local distributor for MM.
Sadly, it has the same inferior qualities as my prior purchase from the reseller. I suspected our local source was tainted when it seemed like multiple resellers are selling this sorry excuse of TSB.

It all looks to boil down to a few possibilities:
1. HOG is clearing out old CNY 2018 possibly expired stocks to the resellers and us. Claiming the black tub is a recent “limited release” though there doesn’t seem to be any indication of this on the MM parent website. (I received that limited release note in my purchase too. Product efficacy is NOT the same)
2. Product had been improperly stored causing deterioration and resulting in such a drastic difference in the product properties.
3. The formula for TSB has changed for the worse and together with this, an unannounced packaging refresh.

To those who are intending to purchase, I would suggest waiting out till further clarification is given as this alleged black tub limit release is not reflective of the qualities of the original TSB we have all known to love.

Thanks for the review. For now I guess probably safer to order directly from MM, I hope.
 

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Perhaps I write to MM to highlight this issue. Now sure if that help though.

You guys can write to them. If more feedback then better.
 

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My current MM TSB felt abit hard as compared to previous jug. Will feel the pull during application.

Honestly feel tsb works better when it's firmer in the jar. The product tends to soften up over time, which gives less structure to the hair.

That being said.. Am considering selling my brand new TSB 02 as I really have too many products on hand alreh. But at the same time I really wanna try it out. Sian.

8mths back i did commented here that my 2nd jug of MM felt harder than my 1st jug but nichsong reply was that it will soften up over time.. haha..
 

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Morris motley sad to say. Now they get factory to do.
No more hand made.
Rob Mason cannot afford to do it on a large scale.
So might have some differences.

And ang moh like to bite the hands that feed you. Lol
 

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Morris motley sad to say. Now they get factory to do.
No more hand made.
Rob Mason cannot afford to do it on a large scale.
So might have some differences.

And ang moh like to bite the hands that feed you. Lol

Bummer :(.......
 

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8mths back i did commented here that my 2nd jug of MM felt harder than my 1st jug but nichsong reply was that it will soften up over time.. haha..

I bought my previous jar about 3-4 months back. Product was still as expected.
I’ve got 3 white jars with me bought over the course of 1 year, qualities are consistent between them.
I do remember receiving tubs where the surface is slightly drier and harder , but it did soften up over time. No change in performance though.

However, this black tub is similar to your experience. It’s so sticky that I don’t dare to massage it too deep into my hair cuz it feels like I’m gonna rip some out. Never have I ever had application problems like this with my previous TSBs at any point.
 

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Morris motley sad to say. Now they get factory to do.
No more hand made.
Rob Mason cannot afford to do it on a large scale.
So might have some differences.

And ang moh like to bite the hands that feed you. Lol

Sad to hear. Was a holy grail product for me.

Reminds me of when I was talking to my barber and she was recommending me their products and the moment I told her I use MM, she completely 180 and started singing praises about Rob Mason. Told me not to bother with trying the barbershop’s products. She will be disappointed to hear about this lol.
 

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Hi, new to this thread so I am not sure if I'm posting in the correct area. But basically, I'm thinking of getting an undercut.

Question is, how long does the hair at the sides (still at the top area, but on the left/right edge) need to be? I've tried to get this haircut some years ago, but was told my sides were not long enough. I have the typical Chinese dude spiky hair, with hair at the sides that won't come down but just keep growing outwards. For those of you who have the same hair type, how long did you grow your hair out for?

Thanks!
 

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Hi, new to this thread so I am not sure if I'm posting in the correct area. But basically, I'm thinking of getting an undercut.

Question is, how long does the hair at the sides (still at the top area, but on the left/right edge) need to be? I've tried to get this haircut some years ago, but was told my sides were not long enough. I have the typical Chinese dude spiky hair, with hair at the sides that won't come down but just keep growing outwards. For those of you who have the same hair type, how long did you grow your hair out for?

Thanks!

The solution to the spiky growing out hair is to get a haircut every 2 weeks or invest in a shaver so you can ownself shave.
 

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Hi, new to this thread so I am not sure if I'm posting in the correct area. But basically, I'm thinking of getting an undercut.

Question is, how long does the hair at the sides (still at the top area, but on the left/right edge) need to be? I've tried to get this haircut some years ago, but was told my sides were not long enough. I have the typical Chinese dude spiky hair, with hair at the sides that won't come down but just keep growing outwards. For those of you who have the same hair type, how long did you grow your hair out for?

Thanks!

very hard to envisage when no pictures are shown actually. Typical chinese dude spiky hair may mean different things to different people. Don't know which area you really referring to.
The haircut you wanna get, also no picture to see to advise. How to advise?
Anyway for the spiky side hairs that doesn't get down, last time my stylist did advise as the hair grows longer, no choice you just have to refrain from applying the wax underneath it, but rather using your palm with the product to press it down along the direction of hair growth (which may mean you are applying on it from back to front at an angle if that makes sense). Usually that helps a bit to tame that hair down, but as long as the hair grows, the issue will always pop up, just that this way at least keeps it neater.
 

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i just bought my morris motley from amazon sg for $31.49 with promo code and free delivery. new packaging too so seems good.

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Bought from amazon with the blacktub, compared with my white tub, this black tub is really not up to standards. Wonder if MM website will entertain reviews when bought from amazon
 

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Got the MM tsb black tub from zalora, iirc seller is Hall of Goods. My black tub had a note saying its CNY release (when?)

Definitely softer and more pliable than the white tub from shopee (cfm old stocks) but not as soft as the version from about 2 years back. besides the hardness from scooping it out, the rest of the mm tsb still the same i feel, hold, volume, not too sticky when applying
 

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maybe its time to ditch the holy grail mm and try other homebrews and non-salon products.
 

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hi everyone,

writing to pick the brains of the experts here.

currently, I'm using hanz de fuko claymation and the style lock hair spray. and I'm contemplating a change.

any recommendations?

PS: im having hair loss issues, and ideally the recommendations should be easy to wash off and doesn't harm the scalp. :)

Thank you in advance.
 

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How many of you actually bought hair shaver to shave the sides?

If so, which brand would you recommend? Budget let’s say 100$?
 

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read the reviews of mm here too late

bought from sgpomades vending machine yesterday

also white box black tub

today first day use, feels it dries too fast when applying on hair and hence some hairs till get pulled out

for now i prefer my hdf claymation, easier to apply
 
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