Volcanic Clay Pomade

Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 208 reviews

The Holy Grail of Hair Clays

Matte-finish, with medium to firm hold; our water based hair clay gives shape and volume for a natural, no-shine, no-product look.

Made by hand in small-batches with quality organic ingredients, each clay is bottled in biophotonic glass which acts as a natural preservative, protecting the product's natural ingredients without the need for harmful lab-made preservatives.


Details

• 100% organic & wild crafted ingredients

 1.7 ounces, bottled by hand in biophotonic glass 

 Aroma notes: vertivert, sandalwood, lemongrass

Shipping

• Free Domestic Shipping, biodegradable packaging. We ensure all shipments are carbon neutral through our partner, DotNeutral.

• Orders of 3 or more products will be upgraded to Priority Mail (1-3 days). International shipping rates applied in the cart.

$30.00

Is Volcanic Clay Pomade right for you?

Our Volcanic Clay is a water-based, matte finish hair clay that adds volume and all day hold, yet is easy to wash out and good for your scalp. Ideal for those who want texture while maintaining a natural finish, the bentonite clay binds hair follicles together to add more volume while also providing hold for styling purposes.

Important note: if you have very thick hair, and/or you are looking for a very strong hold in order to achieve a locked-in look, you’ll want to check out our Sun Wax Pomade, which is our strongest hold hair styling product. If you’re looking for a lighter hold for an even more natural look, you’ll want to consider our Coastal Creme Pomade, which has our lightest hold.

Still undecided? Read our blog post, how to choose the right hair product, or email us direct at info@churchcalifornia.com with questions.

26 Active Ingredients

Church Volcanic Clay Pomade rebuilds, nourishes and styles hair - unlike most petroleum-based pomades that dry and destroy hair and scalp, our water-based, activated hair clay utilizes a potent emulsion of cleansing floral water, protectant fatty plant oils, and protein-rich botanical extracts. We hand select each plant ingredient and test each formulation for thousands of hours at our San Francisco barbershop prior to launch. In lieu of lab-made preservatives, our raw hair clays are bottled in biophotonic glass jars to preserve ingredient integrity + potency. Church Pomades are always made only of 100% Organic + Wildcrafted Ingredients.
  • Water
  • Lavender h2o
  • Seaweed
  • Safflower
  • Avocado
  • Wheat Germ
  • Marshmallow
  • Comfrey
  • Slippery Elm
  • Lavender
  • Chamomile
  • Chickweed
  • Cleavers
  • Clay
  • Olive
  • Aloe Vera
  • Coconut
  • Rosemary
  • Lemongrass
  • Ginger
  • Vetiver
  • Cardamom
  • Myrtle
  • Sandalwood
  • Peppermint
  • Grapefruit
HIGH PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE

Performance Guarantee

How To Use Volcanic Clay Pomade

Circulate a dime-sized amount of our matte hair clay between your palms to warm and emulsify the product, use your fingertips to apply evenly through damp or dry hair.

For a natural and less-defined look, apply our matte hair clay directly to dry hair and use hands and fingertips to style.

For a sleeker and more refined finish, apply your hair clay to damp or towel dried hair, and use a comb to style as desired.

Barber Tested

The Volcanic Clay Pomade was tested by barbers and trialed by customers for over a year at Church Barber prior to launch. We made over 50 iterations before settling on the final product, each one an improvement over the previous, until we knew it was perfect.

IN THE NEWS

"Extremely versatile: it can be applied wet or dry for different finishes and tactility. The best dry styler for volume." - GQ

"This high-hold, matte clay is made in small batches... you can feel good about putting it in your hair" - Men's Health

"In some cases, "clay" is more of a descriptive term, but in this case, it's literal." - Esquire

Pure Vitalized Water, Organic Lavender Hydrosol, Wild Harvested Seaweed Extract, Organic High Oleic Safflower Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Wildcrafted Wheat Germ Oil, Organic Herbal Oil Infusions of Marshmallow Root, Comfrey Root, Slippery Elm, Lavender Flowers, Chamomile Flowers, Chickweed + Cleavers, Bentonite Clay, Sorbitan Olivate, Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Sage + Organic Rosemary Antioxidants, Organic + Wildcrafted Essential Oils of Lemongrass, Ginger, Vetivert, Cardamom, Green Myrtle, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Grapefruit Seed

Our matte finish hair clay makes the most of your hair; the bentonite clay acts to bind hair follicles together to add more volume while also providing hold for hair styling and assistance in keeping more stubborn hairs in their place.

Yes! The key ingredient in our matte hair clay, bentonite clay, is filled with minerals that absorb toxins and promote hair growth. Church Volcanic Clay is 100% botanical and all of the ingredients in our hair clay have been hand selected to encourage healthy hair.

Coastal Creme Pomade
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 65 reviews
Sun Wax Pomade
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 71 reviews
average rating 4.7 out of 5
Based on 208 reviews
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93% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
Hold
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Low Hold, 0 is Medium Hold and 2 is Strong Hold
Finish
Rated -1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Matte, 0 is Medium Shine and 2 is High Shine
208 Reviews
Reviewed by Donald S., from United States
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
35 - 44
Hair Type
  • Straight
Product Standouts
  • Adds Volume
  • Smells Great
  • Great Ingredients
  • Easy Styling
  • High Quality
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Best hair product I've ever used.

I'm a huge fan of this stuff and will be using it as long as humanly possible. If for some terrible reason Church California went out of business, I would contact these miracle elixir makers and try to either purchase the remaining stock of this product and pray to christ it lasts a lifetime, or I would attempt to persuade them into living in my basement rent-free, with the only cost being a jar of this magical goop every few weeks. It's seriously the best product out there if you're looking for a matte product that looks completely natural, lightweight, and is made with safe, quality ingredients.

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Reviewed by Ray
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Excellent hair product with quality, organic ingredients

This stuff really gets the job done. Good hold, moldable, lasts a decent long time. Texture is not too slick, really great matte look. The smell is nice, kind of reminds me of a beach. If you are conscious of the chemicals and very unhealthy ingredients of the vast majority of similar products, as I am, this product is definitely for you! As a side note, the container it comes in has a very cool design and a nice weighty feel to it. In my opinion, with this stuff you can look your best, smell nice, and feel good about what's being absorbed by your body!

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Reviewed by Jason B., from United States
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
35 - 44
Hair Type
  • Straight
  • Short
  • Stylized Look
Product Standouts
  • Easy to Wash Out
  • Great Ingredients
  • Easy Styling
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Very good pomade.....and I know pomades!

The clay is light, not greasy and low to no shine. Even being so light, the hold is fantastic, it leaves a natural look. Just enough hold, so its not falling over but not like gel or those other thick pomades that leaves your hair sticky and too rigid. Plus, its super easy to wash out, no clarifying shampoo needed.

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Finish
Rated -2 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Matte, 0 is Medium Shine and 2 is High Shine
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Reviewed by Kevin S., from United States
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
35 - 44
Hair Type
  • Mid-length
  • Natural Look
  • Fine
  • Wavy
Product Standouts
  • Easy to Wash Out
  • Adds Volume
  • High Quality
  • Moisturizes
  • Easy Styling
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Best Hair Product , Ever.

Honestly THE BEST hair product I’ve ever used. I never write reviews bc I’m always busy … but I had to take the time for this one. A lot of products clog my scalp and make it prone to dryness and occasional breakouts underneath my hair . This will NOT do that. It’s really only the product I want to use for styling my hair . Not only that, it smells great and love the natural ingredients👍🏻

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Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Low Hold, 0 is Medium Hold and 2 is Strong Hold
Finish
Rated -1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Matte, 0 is Medium Shine and 2 is High Shine
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Reviewed by Cameron M., from United States
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
18 - 24
Hair Type
  • Wavy
  • Curly
  • Mid-length
  • Natural Look
Product Standouts
  • Easy to Wash Out
  • Adds Volume
  • High Quality
  • Great Ingredients
  • Moisturizes
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Perfection

A healthy, truly matte product is nearly impossible to find, but here we have found it. Made with oils and ingredients actually derived straight from nature, you cannot go wrong with this product. I use it on a daily basis, my hair is wavy/curly and it caters to that very well. You can’t even tell that there’s product in your hair and the hold is phenomenal as well. There’s almost nothing wrong with this product!

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Hold
Rated 1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Low Hold, 0 is Medium Hold and 2 is Strong Hold
Finish
Rated -2 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Matte, 0 is Medium Shine and 2 is High Shine
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