Not gonna lie - I was afraid of trying Pinebox. As someone with lots of wavy hair, products with activated charcoal aren't kind to me. However, a version of Río with even more texture sounded too good to pass up. Paired with one of Kathy's best scents to date, Pinebox is one of my favorite products these days. The dryness level is perfect, the texture is phenomenal, and the washout leaves my hair feeling amazing. Simply put, Lodestar keeps releasing 10/10 products. Don't be afraid of Pinebox - it's even better than Río.
Works super well and smells great. Will definitely be in my regular rotation. I have fine hair, but a lot of it, this does not weigh it down.
I absolutely love the premium hair oil! I had already tried their other oils but this one is better in my opinion! I also really like to cocktail it with their grooming cream and it just makes my hair look amazing!
There's something special about this clay. It has a nice balance of being dry but also soft as the day goes on. My hair did not feel tacky or pasty with this clay and had a solid medium to firm hold with my thick hair type. I highly recommend this product if you are in search for a new clay to try! Harmony was also a fantastic scent, almost a deeper version of Pinnacle. It was lovely!
This is a top notch pomade. It's like firsthand supply's all purpose pomade and shear revivals gray ghost had a strong lightweight feeling pomade cousin. Holds my thick, straight, coarse Asian hair fantastically as I get a definite Firm hold throughout the day with Aurora. I got the Vista scent and I absolutely love it. Very reminiscent of Wood, Sage, and Sea Salt by Jo Malone. Highly recommend Aurora!
I don't leave reviews usually for products but this may be the holy grail product to get. This is one of the best if not the best pre and post styler on the market. Rio leaves my hair with exceptional texture while not being super dry in the hair. Using this as both a pre and post has gotten me a medium-firm hold in my thick coarse hair and lasts all day. Pinnacle also smells fantastic with it being a smooth creamy coffee fresh scent. Highly recommend this product!
This is a game changer for pre styling. I love this product and whilst the scent is a little stronger than I'm looking for, it isn't overpowering and doesn't get in the way of colognes.
Kathy has always made wonderful scents for her products, but that isn't why I'm leaving this review. The reason I'm leaving this review is the performance of her Eau de Parfum! This stuff sits wonderfully on the skin, projects just enough for it to be noticeable without being overbearing, and lasts a solid 8-10 hours without dying down. This is my new daily driver fragrance and I could not be happier.
Thick, fine, straight hair. My go to product forever now. More hold than you'd expect. Please never stop making this.
It’s my first time trying any lodestar product but I’ve read great things about the Rio Texture Cream. I have thick curly hair and I’ve been using nothing but STRONG hold pomades (think lockharts goon grease). This stuff is REALLY good, a little bit goes a long way. It hold my hair in place all day, no shine and it makes my hair look natural and much fuller. My girlfriend loves it much more since it’s not sticky and oily like traditional oil based pomade and I love that it washes out in the shower!
This is going to be my “go to” from now on.
This is the best texture spray I've tried. Great as a prestyler or for a light textured look. The overlook scent is also amazing.
Everything about Pinebox is perfect for my hair. The scoop is a dream and application is a breeze. The added charcoal makes this product even better than Rio, which I also love. It’s a dry product without being too dry. Restyling is easy as it doesn’t harden in my hair. I get zero flyaways which is one of the most important things I look for in a product. Great texture and the scent is awesome as well. This has taken over as my new favorite product
The product holds as advertised, but even better is the scent. My girlfriend was smelling my hair like an Axe commercial. 10/10 hope it becomes a regular scent instead of limited edition
Amazing Texture Spray and smells fantastic too!!!
I use this mostly as a leave in conditioner overnight. My hair tends to get dry and tangled over the course of a day from working outside year round. Putting a small amount of the Premium Grooming Oil on takes my hair from dry to a healthy shine. Hair feels soft and smooth in the morning. Also works ridiculously well as a beard oil.
The addition of Squalane does take this up a notch from the other oils, but it's hard to say exactly why it feels better. It tames fly aways better for sure, and the hair feels softer than with other oils.
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At Lodestar Grooming we know that hair styling and grooming is critical to your self-image. Our mission is to provide premium artisan grooming products that help you to look and feel your best so you can approach each day with confidence. We formulate everything we make using the finest quality ingredients - never any silicones, parabens, or phthalates. And we make our products with care - by hand, in small batches to ensure quality and consistency.