Q: My favorite product of all time, Aveda Self Control, has been discontinued. I have never seen anything quite like it and desperately need to find something to replace it. Can you recommend other "stick" like
products that will work in its place?
A: The “stick style” wax styling products seemed to be all the rage for a short while, since they offered what promised to be a way to get the smoothing and texture you wanted without getting sticky hands. However, as
with some products in the past, sales weren’t sufficient to entice the maker to keep up with the product.
The good news is that since the medium was such a hit in the marketplace, there have been a number of other similar products that may be a suitable alternative for you. Here are a
few you can look out for (found online):
• PhysiQUE Styling Stick 35g (1.2 Oz) Texture And Define Hair Wax
• Avlon KeraCare Styling Wax Stick 2.6 oz (75 g)
• TIGI Bed Head A Hair Stick for Cool People 2.7 oz (.77 g)
• Kimble Wax Stick - 3.0 oz.
You should be aware that reading customer reviews for some of these products indicates that they, too, are being discontinued, but are still available online while supplies last.