Review: Head Lube (Matte) Moisturiser By Headblade

Head Lube (Matte) Moisturiser By Headblade

HeadLube is a moisturising lotion that claims to matte the skin and offer shine protection.

It has been specially formulated to be used on the scalp so it should be the ‘go to’ product for us Bald Gents.

Features at a Glance

  • Free from perfumes and dyes
  • Includes Shea Butter and Tea Tree
  • Specially formulated, non-comedogenic to not clog your pores
  • Helps reduce head and face shine
  • Available in both bottle and pump


  • The price is excellent for a 150ml bottle, at around £13 (UK) and $16 (US), it’s good value
  • It does reduce head shine and it’s one of the best I have seen
  • You don’t need to use much as it spreads well and does soak in
  • It comes from the respected Headblade Inc company which was founded by a fellow bald gent


There are only a couple really but for me they stop it from being a ‘great’ product, I will go into more detail as you read on.

My Opinion

So I have been wanted to try this product for some time, but to be honest, I have held back for a couple of reasons, rightly or wrongly.

I first came across many years ago when there was some publicity around its award-winning shaving product, the Headblade. This basically was the start of the company’s success, now you can find (mainly in the US) their products in over 15,000 stores.

Todd Greene is the inventor and founder of Headblade razor, which has sold close to 1 million pieces, he happens, you’d have hoped, to be a bald guy too.

So with this in mind I was expecting great things from this product, seeing at it’s been developed by a company that has the interests of the bald guy at its heart. I like this company and I like what it stands for but do I like all the products? No.

The HeadBlade. This is just personal preference but, do I really want to shave my head with what looks like a bright yellow toy car or a snowmobile? The thing has wheels for god’s sake. OK maybe I’m wrong and I clearly must with nearly 1 million units sold, but really, I’m not a 5 yrs old, give me a normal disposable razor any day and I’ll get better results.

Anyway, rant over, onto the moisturiser.

This is a good product, not a great product but certainly one I would use and one I suggest you try. Let’s get the cons out of the way that I said I would elaborate on earlier.

Firstly, and I know this has nothing to do with how effective it is, the packaging. First impression is that I have picked up a bottle of glue for my DIY project, not a bottle of moisturiser.

I know these are the company colours and you should be true to your brand, but come on, it looks like something that should be in your garage or tool box.

Secondly, my skin is important to me, it’s the only one I am going to have so I want to make sure what goes on it is the best it can be – I am not saying the product hasn’t been through rigorous clinical tests, I just want more reassurance that it has and there is some other evidence on the bottle.

So with the cons out of the way what about the moisturiser itself? Well, it has a nice consistency, not too thin and runny, more like a cream. The colour is almost pure white and it spreads well across the scalp, face and neck.

There is not really a smell to the product even thou it contains Tea Tree oil, I would like to smell this but that’s just personal preference.

Head Lube Moisturiser

On applying the cream you will notice that a little goes a long way, if like me you tend to be quite liberal with you application it takes a little bit longer to rub into your skin, especially if you have facial hair.

What I do really like about this product and something that really redeems it, it works!

Yes, I did say it was good. I normally apply moisturiser straight after I shower onto a dry face, most moisturisers take some time to dry in and matte the skin but this product does it pretty much straight away. I have to give it to them, it does what it says.

Does it last? Well, it performs better than most but I have still to find that magic moisturiser that will last all day.

I have noticed though that this product does last quite a bit longer than some of the more expensive ones, unless it’s one of the ‘greasy’ days you don’t really need to reapply.

Since using this (around 4 weeks now) I haven’t had any issues with rashes or spots so the formula must be OK for my skin, it’s also lasting surprisingly well.

This is what Headblade says the product does

HeadLube is an awesome moisturizing lotion. And this isn’t your ordinary run-of-the-mill-I-don’t-even-know-the-name-of-the-crap I have at home, this is different. Like all HeadBlade products, HeadLube is specially formulated for your scalp! It won’t clog your pores.

It’s free of perfumes and dyes (just like its buddy HeadSlick). And it also contains shea butter and tea tree oil. All the good stuff. HeadLube is available in both Glossy and Matte. Try HeadLube; you’ll love it! No SPF.


Available to buy on Amazon for £13.00 – see link for accurate country-specific pricing. Product typically available for shipping Worldwide. Pricing subject to change at any time.


Final thoughts

As I have said, I really like this company, I like Todd’s vision and he’s a very successful guy from the looks of things. I like the product and I think the results are very good, it does work, I am just not so keen on shaving my head with a toy car! However, that is personal preference so don’t let it affect your judgement on their range of skin care products.

The issues I have with the moisturiser are really quite minor and I think they could be overcome to make this a great product. I want this to be great product as I think Headblade Inc really do have the interests of bald guys in the roots of the company.

I am looking forward to trying and reviewing the other products they have, hopefully, the results will be as good as this one.

I would recommend this to any guy looking to try a new moisturiser but like with all of them don’t be expecting the miracle 24hr shine protection (not that they claim this).

HeadLube Matte does what it says and if it weren’t for my minor issues it would be 5 stars.

Headblade Head Lube Matte Moisturiser




Ease of Use





  • Great value
  • Effectively reduces head shine
  • Only small amounts needed per use


  • Product packaging designed for young male
Paul Inman

Paul Inman is the founder of The Bald Gent. As the main contributor to TBG, Paul has years of knowledge, experience and stories to share with our users. His insights, advice and blogs form the backbone to everything we do and what makes being a true gent so important to the ethos of TBG.

  1. hi friend , does the headlube have a use by date….ive tried to find a dte ive got a bottle ive had far ages….the cream still seems to be okay but id just like to know,,,,cheers

    1. Hi there Gavin, sorry for the late reply, it’s been a busy time at TBG, we’re growing fast and receiving more and more feedback each day!
      Regarding your question – I have looked again on my bottle and I too can’t see a ‘use by date’. I have had the product for many months now and mine seems OK too – I usually gauge the use-by-date by the consistency of the cream, if it appears too runny then that’s a sign for me that it’s gone off. Remember to always shake the bottle thou as sometime things can settle on the first few mm of the bottle.
      If I find out any other info I’ll be sure to get back to you. Thanks

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