MITCH by Paul Mitchell Review

Paul Mitchell is putting focus on the men’s grooming side of their industry with a new professional hair care line, called MITCH. The line consists of seven products, ranging from a shampoo/conditioner, to a maximum hold spiking glue. They were kind enough to send us a men’s travel kit, which I tested over the weekend. Here are some tips to help you perfect your hairstyle along with thoughts on the various MITCH products:

If you’re not well-versed in hair product, it’s easy to get confused by the many options available. Here are some tips to help you figure out what kind of product works best for you.

Men’s Hair Styling 101

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  • You can usually tell how a product will look based on its consistency. Shiny product will make shiny hair, etc. Keep that in mind when searching for product.
  • If it comes in a can (like MITCH’s Reformer or Barber’s Classic), it is meant to be applied to dry hair. Try a pea sized amount and go to town.
  • If you’re using a product that flakes, you’re using a substandard product. Good hair product will not flake on you.
  • Product is meant to be worked in your hands a bit before applying to hair. Emulsifying it in your hands keeps you from getting chunks in your hair.
  • Apply product from back to front. This way, if you put too much in, it’ll be less noticeable in the back than the front.
  • If you’re using something that’s difficult to remove from your hair, start by scrubbing your hair in water without shampoo first. This will help loosen it.

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MITCH Reviewed

MITCH Men's Hair ProductsDouble Hitter 2 in 1 Shampoo/Conditioner: This shampoo and conditioner combo contains no sulfates, which is a big thing in haircare now. Like all of the MITCH products, it smells good but isn’t overly fragrant. It left my hair a bit fuller and seemed to make it easier to style.

Construction Paste Mesh Styler: For med to long hair, the construction paste gives texture. If you want a messy and “unstyled” look, this is for you. It won’t dry crunchy and it gives you a natural to light shiny finish.

Hardwired Maximum Hold Spiking Glue: If you need your hair to withstand hurricane force winds, this is for you. You put it in and leave it. Hardwired gives short to medium hair that spiky, messy look. This is one for people who want to fix their hair and leave it all day. Good for extreme looks – mohawk, etc.

Steady Grip Firm Hold Gel: This one is a good standard gel. It’s great for some of those classic styles and will make your hair look thicker. Steady Grip is alcohol free and won’t flake or dry hair out.

Reformer Strong Hold Texturizer: Of all the products in the MITCH line, Reformer is my favorite. I don’t want anything that makes my hair shiny, so the matte finish this offers is perfect for me. It has a gritty texture that makes your hair fuller. The strong hold worked well for me, and my hair tends to put products that claim to offer a strong hold to the test. I could use this one regularly.

Clean Cut Medium Hold Styling Cream: I didn’t love the smell of this one as much as some of the others, but it’s not terrible. Clean Cut is perfect for the guy who has never used hair product. It works for basically any hair type, giving you a bit of hold but not the strongest. It’s a semi matte – not shiny, not dull. If you don’t want your hair to look styled, give this one a shot.

Barber’s Classic Moderate Hold Pomade: My hair isn’t quite long enough to do a proper rockabilly pompadour, but I can see the potential in Barber’s Classic. Be conservative with pomades because they’re shiny and heavy and you can easily overdo it. This would also be good for a guy with really curly, frizzy hair. I’ll be trying this one again when my hair is a bit longer.

All in all, the MITCH products are a good choice when it comes to professional hair product for men. Product pricing is competitive, with the styling products running between $14 and $17, and the shampoo being around $15. MITCH is available at salons near you. To find the one closest to you, enter your zip code at the MITCH website.

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28 comments
JasonBigio
JasonBigio

Thanks for all the kind comments!  It was a fun day on set shooting with Parker & Pine.  These guys made a quality product!  I'm wearing them now!  I look forward to working with them and seeing what they come up with next!


- Jason  aka "the middle guy"!

Chubstr
Chubstr

Curtis Anthony Morrison - I think you might be in the wrong place if you think the goal of this (or any) of Chubstr's content is to encourage men to lose body fat and get in shape. You're certainly entitled to your opinion, but the website IS called Chubstr, after all.

Curtis Anthony Morrison
Curtis Anthony Morrison

This does not encourage men to lose body fat and get in shape at all.Body fat is far more appealing (in reasonable amounts and ideal proportion) on women.

Jeep Chick
Jeep Chick

this is my kind of guy, ill take one

Star Starling
Star Starling

Dislike the name muchly. Love the models though. I don't get much real eye candy....and now I feel bad for not wondering about their intelligence. LOL

Brittany Bratton
Brittany Bratton

My man needs some silk cheetah print ones. You KNOW why! ❤️

Chubstr
Chubstr

Shon Houston - that's awesome! Good to see something you helped with come to life. Let us know what you think after you try them on.

Gary M Bone
Gary M Bone

Guy on the right is ganking my style!

Shon Houston
Shon Houston

My order just arrived today!!! I'm hype. Thanks for the suggestion a few months back, I was one of the guys they surveyed.

Chubstr
Chubstr

Be sure to check out the article for the exclusive discount code for Chubstr readers!

anthonymg Same here. Sizes run the spectrum since they're not universal, so sometimes a 42 fits and sometimes a 46 fits. I feel you on being on the line - you can't go to a lot of the mainstream stores and find what you're looking for, but you also can't find the styles you want at B&T unless you really search. Have you checked out Nordstrom.com or Macys.com? Both offer sizes to something like 60 waist and 5X shirts with styles from well known brands. I've been really happy with what I'm finding at those places. Hope this helps!
Chubstr
Very handsome.
Alden L. Jackson
Chubstr,  I find that Sizes vs fitment to be wide open when it comes to clothes for my body type.  I am 6'3" 320lbs  Which for my style ends up being a 40"x32" waist slim fit,low rise jean and anything from a 2XLT to a 4X depending on the cut of the shirt.  See the problem a guy like me has is what I call the "in-betweener"  I can't shop at most normal stores because everything is "FAT man in a little shirt" and then stepping into a Big and tall store (read: Conservative and Frumpy) and I'm the guy that is now tall enough, but not wide enough. Destination XL has done a good job re-branding themselves with more fashionable clothes, but they still are not fashion forward enough for me.
anthonymg
anthonymg Thanks for the comment Anthony! If you can tell us what your sizes are, we can point you in the right direction. We definitely try to feature clothing in sizes as large as we can find them available, but sometimes they are difficult to find. You'll see a lot of options on the site that go to 5X or 6X. This particular post is a reader photo submission, so this guy has shared specifically what he's wearing and where he got it, which isn't always available in every size. Since it's a reader photo submission, the clothing is based on the size of the gent in the photo. Hope this helps! Check out our resources section and feel free to tell us your sizes and what specifically you're looking for and we'll help you out. Thanks for checking out Chubstr!
Chubstr
Werd!  6'3" 320lbs seems to be to big for most of the fashion that I am finding here.  To big, yet to small for "Big and Tall"
anthonymg

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