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Johnny B. Molding Paste jar with lid open, revealing the pastel lime colored pomade
Molding Paste: Water based and pliable, designed for piecey texture and definition, medium hold, low shine
Pomade styling guide matrix

Molding Paste


85 reviews


You’ve heard the saying, don’t know what you got til it’s gone? We felt that deep with this one, and although it took a while, our barber fave ORIGINAL MOLDING PASTE FORMULA is back and in stock! Designed to tame hard-to-control hair without sticky residue, a dime-sized amount is all you’ll need to add pliable texture and definition with a more natural-looking matte finish. The water-based formulation can be reworked as needed throughout the day.

Size: 3oz jar

Features and Benefits:

  • Water-based
  • Pliable for great definition
  • Gluten free

How to Use: Rub generous amount between hands to warm up. Apply evenly to dry hair. Style as needed. For Safety Data Sheet, click here!

Bundle packs are available for retail customers only.

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The Pliable Paste

Achieve flexibility and movement with Molding Paste. This unique water-based formula adds layered texture, a strong hold, AND lets you re-shape your hair with just a bit of water.


Psst.. Pro-Tip

With Molding Paste, we find that less is more. Always start with a dime size, emulsify until completely clear, then apply and style. Make sure to really emulsify to prevent clumping!

Model with Street Cream product in hair


Mix & Match

Our pomades can all be cocktailed together to achieve even more unique levels of hold and shine. After using Molding Paste, finish with Dope for that extra shine!

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Compare Pomades

Original Lava Clay Molding Paste Street Cream Dope
Product Type Oil-based Hybrid Clay & Wax Water-based Water-based Water-based
Hold 2/10 6/10 7/10 8/10 8/10
Shine 10/10 8/10 5/10 1/10 8/10
Ideal For Buzz cuts Thick or curly All hair types All hair types New pomade users

85 reviews for Molding Paste

Based on 85 reviews
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  1. Original formula is back and product is excellent. All day hold without clumping or hardening like the last batch was. This stuff goes a long way too with hold + flexibility. Was excited to hear they changed the formula after listening to the feedback. Recommend for sure, glad to say you guys got a longtime customer back!

    (3) (0)
  2. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU for bringing back the original formula! It’s been a year of hell trying to find a product that was as perfect as your molding paste! I am beyond happy!

    (2) (0)
  3. Original formula is back baby!! I went ahead and ordered it based on the last review and could not be more pleased. Same stuff as I used to use in high school before they changed the formula. Can’t find anything better, even Suavecito isn’t as good as this stuff.

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  4. Hello there, loyal customer here. Been using this routinely for many years. I am disappointed to say it seems like the formula has changed and now the product leaves the hair dry and rigid, rather than more movable throughout the day. The contents of the container dry out much quicker as well. It seems as now its been entirely changed. Please go back to what has worked for all these years!

    (10) (0)
  5. I’ve been a loyal customer for years so imagine my shock when I discovered you changed the formula. I now have 2 that I purchased that are useless. It does not work for my hair anymore. It seems you’ve lost many loyal customers by changing a great product into a horrible product. Not a great business move.

    (10) (1)
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