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Gatsby Hair Wax

by Chris
I have been a fan of Gatsby ever since. Their product is cool and I like the groovy style it does to my hair. Anyway here is my sort of review on the three variants of Gatsby Hair Wax.

Gatsby Hair Wax container colors may differ from the one that we have in the Philippines (image courtesy of Gatsby Japan)

Gatsby Hard and Free (the blue one)
– This one is the wet look of the Gatsby Hair wax. It’s somehow similar to a hair gel but it is quite sticky. I use it whenever I want my hair to look wet.

Gatsby Light and Neutral (the White one)
-this one is just average. If you want your hair to be natural looking, this white one is best for you. It minimizes the wet appearance making your hair look very natural
Gatsby Mat and Hard (the Black one)
-For me, and for my style of hair this would be the best. If you like to style your hair extremely, that is – spiky, short hair and out of bed look, or anything you wish.. this one’s the best. However unlike the blue one, this is not wet look.

For a price of less than a hundred bucks, Gatsby Wax is excellent for a guy’s hairstyling.

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jason February 25, 2007 - 5:17 pm

Also tried this one.. πŸ™‚ it’s good for out of bed look! hehehhe

ronku March 27, 2008 - 5:53 pm

i can’t wait to get one of those..
how much po ba jan sa phil?? wanna know the exact price.. anyone knows?

Chris March 31, 2008 - 1:16 am

Hi ronku! Depending on the store, the price usually varies

Anonymous April 9, 2008 - 6:12 am

If I known that they are selling this in the Philippines. I should have bought hundreds of them when I was there last August. Do they sell that in Baguio (i forgot the name of the mall)

ronku April 20, 2008 - 5:16 am

thanx for the info Chris^^

a friend of mine (who lives in Japan) told me that i can find ’em sa lahat ng SM malls na may cosmetic stores.. precisely sa Watsons daw

finally.. pag uwi ko jan!!

d(^_^ )v

Anonymous June 27, 2008 - 6:50 am


miAH July 11, 2008 - 1:21 am

yo! I’m a big fan of Gatsby. Most of the Gatsby waxes sell for 90 pesos. They’re available at all Watson’s,and at the grooming section of most groceries.. practically at every mall here in the Phils. I recommend using the black one because its just so easy to use- just spread some on your palms and go crazy on your hair. The red one though makes your hair sticky throughout the day, making dust and dirt stick to your hair on windy days, plus if you’re in a hurry and dont have time to wash and soap your hands after styling, your hands just become too sticky and gross. the thing doesn’t even wash out with just water. the orange one is less stickier but too oily. So the black one is just perfect, its designed to have a matte finish, so it does just that without making your hair look dry.

Pao August 14, 2008 - 1:51 am

may bago na… Ung red ung kulay.. PLus 1 ung strength nya tsaka level 1 lang ung shine… Be careful lang sa pag spread para walang mamuo na wax sa buhok.. Baka mapagkamalan pang balakubak.. Hahaha!

Ok talaga ang gatsby.. J-Pop inspired kasi ung hairstyle ko.. Kahit saan ako pumunta,, napapalingon talaga ang mga tao sakin. Salamat sa gatsby.. hehehe

Chris August 17, 2008 - 10:27 am

Hi Pao, welcome to PGG. Yes – I like the red one too. I also love the black one for the matte finish.

cataclysmic August 17, 2008 - 2:45 pm

ay naku, i dnt like wax! kasi ang lagkit… eh super bagsak ang buhok ko at str8 so hindi bagay sa mga gels and wax. now i am just using gatsby treatment cream to get that deconstucted look na sophisticated pa rin. ang gatsby wax ko na black ay pinabayaan ko na lang… nasisira buhok ko at dami dumidikit na dust, sweat and all things nasty… hirap pa tangalin ng shampoo tas conditioner pa… hay goodbye wax… if ever mag try ako ulit dapat may wet look or slight oily finish sya kasi may hair needs moisture pro hindi sya dry or damaged… feeling ko lng mas sexy ang look ko if yan ang gagamitin ko na variant if ever meron sila…

Janus August 19, 2008 - 2:23 am

I used to like the blue variant of Gatsy wax until I got my hair shaved. but now that I’m growing back my hair, I’d still use it. it’s not that sticky and it is easy to clean off the hair. mabango pa.

Suojiro August 26, 2008 - 4:42 pm

here in Sydney OZ i buy them in Chinatown

i use the black one….it hold really well..

dito they cost $18 each regardless of the colour….
$30 for 2
$40 for 3…a bit expensive compare to your typical gel/wax/mousse/spray..bit it does the job so im not complaining.

ROT 908649 October 8, 2008 - 5:28 pm

hi, maybe u guys want to try out clay doh from bench…..im using it myself and Im very pleased….mabango pa cya…matte finish so hindi masyadong shiny (shiny hairgel is not popular anymore) at madali pang i-restyle…

Just want to share….

cataclysmic October 8, 2008 - 11:18 pm

Try nyo ang styling hair GUM ng WATSON’s na sale at 39 na lng per small jar. Regular price was at 79. It will give you shine and strong hold that u can re-shape anytime with just a little amount of water to re-dampen it because it is water-based and i think it is also alcohol free. Can re easily rinsed off upon contact with water.I bought 3 jars hehehe kasi baka ma ubusan ako ng stock kasi sale. parang last few jars na ng yon

cataclysmic October 8, 2008 - 11:25 pm

IN pa rin para sakin ang glossy and shinny effect kasi matte finish look dull and dry. parang kinky hair nga mga mga kapatid nating aeta. Parang pulubi ang dating nya… sleek pa rin ang shinny and gkllosy finish

Chris October 9, 2008 - 10:18 pm

ROT 908649 – hindi ko pa natry yung clay doh… maybe next time πŸ˜€

Johnson October 19, 2008 - 10:59 am

just wondering where i can get any gatsby hair product such as moving rubber in canada, province of ontario. I live in milton near MIssisauga

Chris October 19, 2008 - 11:16 pm

Johnson – I’m not sure about it because I live in the Philippines.

Pao November 5, 2008 - 6:37 pm

ok lng naman ang matte and hard.. tsaka nauso naman yan dahil sa mga japanese and korean series sa tv.. I to am a fan of matte and hard na look.. Depende naman yan sa pagdala mo.. Di kasi lahat ng tao nahahandle un na style. Ok lng may konting shine, pero “wet look”? That is so 5 years ago. Di naman ako nilalait ng mga tao dahil matte and hard ung finish ng buhok ko, napapalingon pa nga ang mga tao dahil sa buhok ko. And I tend to overhear their oohs and aahs. Ipinagtatanggol ko lng ang matte and hard finish.. Ok lng magshare tayo ng opinion pero wag tayong manglait ng tao (e.g. katulong at mga kapatid nating aeta) at wag maging taklesa masyado. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

kung pangpulubi man ang matte and hard.. sosyal na pulubi naman.. tingnan mo naman ang buhok ng mga taiwanese, hapon at koreano.. walang ganun sa pinas, at iilan lng sa mga mukha ng pinoy ang bumabagay sa hairstyles nila. ahaha!

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G December 15, 2008 - 4:03 pm

trip ko talaga yung black. pero ang weird thing lang ay sinasabi ng iba dumidikit daw ang dust sakanila.never happened to me. mura dito sa pinas mga 100 lang. when i was in hong kong nagpunta ko sa store tapos nakita ko ang dameng wax sa hongkong di lang gatsby meron pang pang girls anyway, yung gatsby mga 300 pesos ata sya sa hongkong. mejo mas malagkit un sa pinas pero parehas lang na mat.

G December 15, 2008 - 4:06 pm

gum ng watsons? ang lansa ng amoy non. tried it. di ko nga naubos un eh. maganda parin ang finish ng gatsby.

Kelvs December 17, 2008 - 2:40 am

I’ve used the black gatsby wax..ok cya kaso nahhirapan aq ayusin ung bangs q prang naggiging wet look kc..so now, i’m using clay doh sa bench ngaun..90 pesos na lng and new packaging..

Kelvs December 17, 2008 - 2:52 am

pwde kau mag post ng new article about clay doh hehe..

caloy February 19, 2009 - 11:49 pm

mga tol baka alam nyo kung san sa pilipinas makakabili ng bagong product ng Gatsby which is ung moving rubber reply po sana ASAP pls…

arthur February 26, 2009 - 6:44 pm

mga tol baka alam nyo kung san nakakabili ng moving rubber gatsby dito sa pilipinas di ako kuntento sa clay doh parang maganda pa din ung moving rubber na nakita kong ginagamit ng mga hapon sa japan long haired din kasi ako tulad nila na asian mullet ang style reply na lng po ung nakakalam thnx.

Bunsoi February 26, 2009 - 7:34 pm

Before, I’ve always been fond of using gel way back in my elementary days. However, today, I’m currentlky using this Gatsby Wax, the lighter blue one though. It’s way better than the dark blue one variant.
And anyways, I recommend it to you guys as well.

ronku February 27, 2009 - 9:03 pm

unavailable pa yata sa mga stores ung G. Moving Rubber sa Pinas,.
dunno last yr wala eh all i can find were styling waxes lng tlga..
i also tried Watson’s Styling Hair clay(Ultimate Hold with Matt Finish one) but medyo ma amoy sya(it doesnt really matter nmn tlga ung odor nya),
maganda para sa short na spiky cosplayer hairstylish..

warren March 5, 2009 - 10:02 am

..guyss ung yellow ?

.. ano msasabi nyo !

.. wui bka may alm kayung website na pwd tingnan kung ano babagay sakin na hair style !

..kaasar always experimenting parin ako eh !

Pao March 30, 2009 - 9:21 pm

walang moving rubber sa local market dito sa pinas..

subukan niyo sa imported cosmetic sections.. or baka meron sa korean marts na malapit sa lugar niyo…

Dork April 22, 2009 - 6:38 pm

ano pinagkaiba ng epekto ng moving rubber at wax?

gamit ko yung black na gatsby wax, maganda gamitin, nagiging parang sa mga jrockers ang hairstyle, hehehe…

Chris April 23, 2009 - 1:48 am

Dork – Di ko sigurado, di pa kasi available sa Pilipinas yan Gatsby Moving Rubber.

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ardie May 26, 2009 - 10:44 am

Yes! its the perfect hairstyling tool for the upbeat and trendy personality of our youth..though I would say not just your ordinary youth, even for yuppies like me…who are still young at heart..GATSBY parin sa generation natin! panahon ko Eheads at Yano, The jerks and Sikat na si pedro..The Red on fits me just fine!

Vyer May 31, 2009 - 11:19 am

anyone knows where to buy gatsby moving rubber dito sa pinas? or manila area? wala talaga akong makita huhu..

Johnny June 1, 2009 - 7:56 am

I bought my Gatsby hair wax in Perth (australia) Carillon City Arcade.
This store have the full range of Gatsby moving rubber wax including the yellow colour type. It is amazing and easy to use.

Vyer June 12, 2009 - 3:31 pm

I mean in the Philippines. I cant find any gatsby moving rubber here -_- Am in Manila right now… >________<

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Marthy July 8, 2009 - 10:54 am

Ah! 83 pesos! lang dito sa pinas ang GATSBY WaX as in!

clark July 26, 2009 - 8:43 pm

before using the wax blow dry the hair para hindi magmukhang bagsak. mostly kasi after maligo towel dry lang ginagawa and sabay apply ng wax so better use hairblower before applying the wax

by the way, mas hiyang ako sa bench hairstick and gatsby ng black. yung red haven’t tried it

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T-850 series model 101 September 2, 2009 - 12:12 am

I use that one too
It is better than gel

Johnny September 20, 2009 - 8:20 pm

Hello Gatsby Fans.
Address: Carillon City Arcade, Ground Floor Food Hall next to Sumo Salad.
They are the only shop in Perth selling Genuine Gatsby hair wax, They imported from Japan (not the China copy).
I am using the Wild SHake Moving Rubber, it really easy to style and reset.
Hope this help you guys.

BEWARE of China Copy!

john13 September 26, 2009 - 10:03 am

GUYS………..some information about gatzby wax



Gatzby red for spiky hair maganda ito lalu na kung short hair ka at gusto mung patayu lahat buhok mu…..

gatzby yellow….ito na yata pinakamagandang gatzby kaso lang nagmumukhang dry yung buhok mo ehhh…..kaya ayaw ko nito

gatzby white the natural one…..maganda rin naman ito pero babango lang buhok mu nito walang strength in styling

ronku September 26, 2009 - 6:11 pm

almost lahat naman citrus fragrance ang amoy ng gatsby “wax”..
the color varies the shine effect and how strength it holds..
and for d G.M.Rubber
try nyo bumili sa mga internet shop..(e.g. ebay.com.ph)
im sure makakakuha kau pero as everywer naman price will make difference (nd don’t 4get d expedition fee)
comment kau pag avai na to sa pinas huh..thnx

hello sir chris nakabalik na pala me dito(miss ko na phils agad T-T)
i brought a pair of wax [color red(power&spikes) and blue(hard&free)] they’re good for my short “just woke up” hairstyle but still gusto ko ang M.R. (..as for wat i’ve seen na results nya watching vids..)
Gatsby rulez!

DJ September 27, 2009 - 11:36 pm


you might save a few dollars in the beginning but the side effects are SEVERE.

make sure you are getting the JAPANESE product and not the chinese product.

p.s packaging may look simillar or identical but check the contents inside as well as diagrams. MAKE SURE JAPANESE

have confirmed that the Car shop in PERTH Carillion city food court next to sumo salad and near Hungry Jacks sell Genuine products. WIll not risk buying from anywhere else,

ronku September 30, 2009 - 4:42 pm

my auntie’s given me a Gastby hair gel from HK
is it fake?..hmm im gonna check it..

whataboutmen November 2, 2009 - 2:45 am

bench fix clay doh is also good.

biboy November 6, 2009 - 11:55 am

excuse me, where can I buy gatsby wax in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada??? hehe.,..,ty po

rhyss December 26, 2009 - 4:20 am

wax and humidity, not a good combo! Me and my very fashionable Japanese wife can’t live without our hair wax. Going back to Manila after 3 years stay in NYC, I forgot how humid it was. We were both wearing hair wax and wearing our very stylish Tokyo haircut. The hassles at the hot and crowded NAIA airport and heat outside while waiting for our pick-up was way too much for our hair. Our waxed and layered hair was a mess and my sisters told us you guys look so jologs, hahahahahah!

shirin January 15, 2010 - 6:13 pm

dear sir/madam.
notice is hereby that im interested in having some info’s about one of your product(hair wax ,the black one).1st,we need high quantities of this product for purchase.2nd,send us a price list for purchasing high quantities.3rd, where is your head office or your company? at last ,aware us your representation in Dubai please advice me as soon as possible.
thnaks for your attentions

Klara Padden March 12, 2010 - 12:16 am

Yet another interesting post, keep em coming!

richard marin June 2, 2010 - 2:55 pm

san powh ba nakaka bili ng gatsby na ung letter G ung takip??

rolgin July 20, 2010 - 6:50 pm

bakt hndi na po matigas ngayon ang gatsby wax na black? wala na po ba ang original?

iSonic01 August 8, 2010 - 5:34 pm

hehe cge nga try ko muna ung black πŸ™‚
nxt ung red nmn..
tignan ko kung ano masmaganda sa hair ko πŸ™‚

Danny August 16, 2010 - 3:37 pm

Hi all πŸ™‚
You can buy some of the Gatsby products here:

kith October 13, 2010 - 10:30 pm

mga sir! pwede nyo po report to? gatsby wax na sachet ang laman lotion.. meron nagtitinda dito samin.

jeff March 30, 2011 - 12:59 pm

please bring back the old gatsby matt and hard,(black),cause the harajuko style made me felt dizzy!

jeff March 30, 2011 - 1:03 pm

im using the old one for almost 2years,i dont really like the harajuko style!

fefot April 2, 2011 - 12:58 pm


kevs April 3, 2011 - 6:14 pm

which is better the old gatsby mat and hard (black) or the new harajuku style… parang wala naman kasi pinag iba..

jr August 17, 2011 - 8:52 pm

ang panget nun harajuku style, di masyado natigas at di masyado maiayos ung buhok..sana ibalik ung old black mat and hard..san ba pede kontakin ung gatsby phil, pra mkapag-comment sa kanila..kung meron man nkakaalam, PM nyo nmn cla pra maibalik ung gatsby old black mat and hard..

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dovadnitz November 8, 2011 - 5:31 pm

yung black OK yan sa Dreadlocks

KIM HEEChul December 27, 2011 - 10:38 pm

Kuya marami dto nabibili sa kht saang tindahan YUN blue Nga ei 5 pesos lang ei! GATSBY WAX SELL IN THE PHIL EVERYWHERE ITS COST 5 TO 8 PESOS

Harajukuboy January 24, 2012 - 9:33 pm

gnagamit ko po yung bench fix professional rock and rule maganda nagustuhan ko nmn but i recommend Gatsby Styling wax harajuku style it rocks! \m/

Vladimir Specter May 8, 2012 - 8:58 pm

mga tol alam nyu ba kung anong brand ang the best pag gusto mo ng slick hair style yung shinny and wet look parang ganito


joshua August 22, 2012 - 5:28 am

Can some one give me the exact price.. ASAP! anyone know?

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jaymar April 30, 2013 - 2:34 pm

hindi nyo alam nakakarami ng balakubak yan minsan
kaya i recomend you to use fix wax tatagal ng 1 weeeek

Spiky Edge May 21, 2013 - 7:03 pm

Since 2004 I’m using the black one (Mat and Hard, I guess?). I think it re-branded as Harajuku Style a few years back. If your hair is kinda flat and its strands are thinner than usual, this might help you style your hair better for added volume.

However, it has its own issues. When my hair got longer than my usual shorter-than -medium spike threshold, the wax makes my hair a little heavier, thus the supposed-to-be flyaway chunks droop lower compared to the time when I recently went out for a trim.

And for those who are having flaky scalp problems with this, I think most of them scrunch their hair with wax down to the roots. That’s the main cause of it (among other factors like weather, scalp’s susceptibility to microbial or fungal infection, scalp skin health, etc.) since I was a victim of that too. Try using the product at least a centimeter away from the roots; this is for a keeping the hair gunk away from the scalp as well as maintaining a good hair volume since most hair spiking products tend to weigh more than hair gels and sprays, thus applying the wax just by the midlengths to the tips creates a better style with your hair roots untouched as the base.

I found out that there is this thing called Water Wax (under Gatsby as well) and I’ve tried using it. The pink one (Airy Lock) works great for flat hair like I have, while the dark blue one (Wild Freeze) is intended for those edgier, engineered hair spikes when I believe that I need to make that certain impression.

Here in the Philippines, I just found out that they only have two variants available: The pink and the green one. Haven’t tried the green one (Arrange Mania, I think?) yet so there.

Saravenen Sandeep June 12, 2014 - 10:36 am

Just bought one yesterday !!!

Chris June 15, 2014 - 10:30 am

SARAVENEN – how do you find it so far?


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