Review of Hanz de Fuko Quicksand Dry Matte Finish Hair Wax

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Review of Hanz de Fuko Quicksand Dry Matte Finish Hair Wax

G’day gentlemen!

Here to bring you another personal review of a hair styling product – the Hanz de Fuko Quicksand. I wanted to get this product for quite a while, and a few weeks back, somebody was selling a brand new one for just S$13 (about USD$9.20). I couldn’t let the opportunity go and once I got Quicksand, it’s become one of my favourite products to use.

Let’s get started!

Looks and smell

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Quicksand comes in the standard packaging that is done for all other Hanz de Fuko products. A plastic container with a metal-looking cover. Information provided on the container include the product’s name, its basic properties (High Hold, Dry Matte Finish), instructions on how to use and a list of ingredients. It looks decent to me and doesn’t feel like its a cheap product.

In terms of smell, Quicksand might turn some away. The product smells like mud, perhaps unsurprisingly because of the product’s name. However, it has to be said that it isn’t that terrible. Using this product, nobody has ever commented on the smell – which means that it is either a weak scent or it isn’t unpleasant. Still, some might not want to put something that smells like mud into their hair.

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The wax is olive green in colour. The creamy texture allows the product to be taken out from the container and spread onto the user’s hands easily. More on that in the next section.

Styling abilities

When warming up the product in your hands, Quicksand turns into a transparent grease. When running the product through your hair, it gets harder to run your hands through your hair progressively. This is because of Quicksand’s unique combination of being a wax and a dry shampoo. The dry shampoo element dries up your hair quickly, giving it a matte look while the wax provides hold, keeping your hair style in place.

Hold-wise, Quicksand is on par, if not better than Gatsby Spiky Edge Moving Rubber (Pink). One full fingertip of Quicksand on dry hair provides solid hold and volume for about five hours, then it will start to ‘loosen up’. However, despite the reduced hold after five hours, it definitely still provides sufficient hold to keep hair out of your face (i.e. hold with little or no volume).

Quicksand gains a huge plus in terms of restyling. If you feel that you need more hold, just add more Quicksand to your hair. No need to worry about it being too greasy, too overloaded – because Quicksand is a dry shampoo too! There is absolutely no shine from the product.

On the subject of dry shampoo, its an ideal product to use on second-day hair too! Makes your hair look clean and gives it volume.

Washing the product off

From what I read, all Hanz de Fuko products are water soluble. That is true, at least for Quicksand. Water washes it off properly with just a little effort, while shampoo and conditioner ensure that your hair is 101% clean. For a product with high hold, it is amazing how its washed off with one wash using water only.


On Hanz de Fuko’s website, its sold for USD$17.50 per container (2 oz/60 ml). I use the product for at least five days per week and after a month, I’m left with 85% to 90% of the product. It could easily last me for four to six months. So basically, you are spending USD$35 per year on hair products, if you are planning to use it as frequently as I do. Decent investment if you ask me, don’t forget you get two products in Quicksand – wax and dry shampoo!


+ decent packaging
+ easy warming up of product due to creamy texture
+ combination of wax and dry shampoo
+ lives up to its ‘high hold’ and ‘dry matte finish’ properties, while providing volume
+ does not make hair look greasy when adding more to hair
+ as a wax, its easy to wash off
+ a container lasts long and is decently priced for what it offers
+/- muddy smell
– application of product might be more difficult after running hands through hair a few times

Definitely try it if you can! It is a one-of-a-kind product. I’ve heard people say that Quicksand is a really unique product, but its only when I tried it myself that I realized why its being mentioned a lot.