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By Vilain Gold Digger or Hanz de Fuko Claymation?


Hanz de Fuko Claymation vs By Vilain Gold Digger

With so many different hair products out there, it can get pretty confusing when it comes to deciding on which hair wax to get. Here’s a full comparison between the Hanz de Fuko Claymation and the By Vilain Gold Digger, and which one you should get.

1. Strength and hold

Both the Hanz de Fuko Claymation and By Vilain Gold Digger have ‘super high hold’ and ‘extreme hold’, but which is better? In terms of strength, I would say the Claymation is stronger. While the By Vilain Gold Digger boasts a hold strength of up to 12 hours, the HDF Claymation can last just as long in harsher conditions. However, the HDF Claymation is less pliable and harder to wash.

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2. Hair type

Different products resonate with different hair types. Since the HDF Claymation can boost volume, it works better if you have naturally neat and straight hair. Otherwise, the By Vilain Gold Digger may be better, because it gives more control and is more pliable. If you already have the volume, why not use the Gold Digger and get more control?

3. Hairstyle and finish

Although the Hanz de Fuko Claymation and By Vilain Gold Digger gives a matte finish, the HDF Claymation is more matte. (More matte? How can anything be more matte?) This is because the HDF Claymation has dry shampoo and some Quicksand incorporated into it, so it just soaks up all the extra grease, leaving you looking sharp and fresh. If you intend to pull off a neater, more polished look, then the Claymation will suit you more. (However if you want a polished look with a medium shine finish, the Silver Fox is definitely worth a try). I believe the Gold Digger works way better when you’re looking for something more casual and if you have shorter hair.

4. Personal preference

Personally, I don’t find organic products better than non-organic products, especially when it comes to hair products. I will not buy something just because it’s organic. When it comes to hair quality and scalp health, as long as you’re using a conditioner, you’ll be fine. So if you say you’re looking to get the HDF product range ‘because it’s organic’, you may want to think again. Look at what else the HDF can offer, and if it will really work for your hair type and the hairstyle you want. Don’t buy it because it’s organic. Buy it because it suits you.

All in all, I think it all boils down to what you want, what your hair type is, and what kind of hairstyle you want to achieve. 


  • VJ

    Great info!! Thanks so much and with my Asian straight hair I’m going to give HDF…I’ve only been using silver fox

  • Ian Tan

    Nice post to help decide which wax to get…

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