Finishing Salve


Rated 4.04 out of 5 based on 28 customer ratings
(28 customer reviews)

Heals, seals, and saves your style to protect from heat and humidity.

SKU: 1005 Category:


Dear Clark,

Sometimes styling just isn’t enough for me! After I turn off the dryer I feel my hair needs something, more shine, more control, more texture, more finish. Am I being too demanding? Or is there something more?

Nearly There

Dear Nearly There,

There is nothing wrong with being demanding. Dear Clark, Finishing Salve gives you what you’re looking for and more. Shine and definition to control short hair or texture and body for long, lusciously wavy hair. Use on wet hair to style and finish or on dry hair as a finishing touch; either way this remedy will get you there. Use just a little to get a whole lot more.

Fix Your Hair

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Aggregate Rating
4 based on 1 votes
Brand Name
Dear Clark
Product Name
Finishing Salve
USD $26.00
Product Availability
Available in Stock

Additional information

Weight 3.0 oz

Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Certified Organic), Cetearyl Alcohol, Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Polyquaternium-4/Hydroxypropyl Starch Copolymer, Tridecyl Stearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, PVP, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Caprylyl Glycol, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Sage) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Jasminium Officinal (Jasmine) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Oil, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Anastatica Heirochuntica (Rose of Jericho) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate

28 reviews for Finishing Salve

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Like it!
    I like the scent, my girlfriend thinks it’s a little strong though. Overall feels good on my hair, doesn’t make it stiff but helps it from looking frizzed. With thick course hair, this is a huge plus. Easy to use and wear for any situation.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love it!
    It’s really thin which is weird, and I’m still working on how much to use because of it. That said, it give great shine, the kind you wouldn’t call “shine” on a product for men because it doesn’t turn your head into an oil slick. It’s really light and my hair feels soft, I really like this and likely will buy it.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5


    Great for styling.
    Use this product to style your hair, but don’t expect a great hold. Doesn’t leave your hands sticky which is nice.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5


    Great hair product!
    I have been using my same hair product for a long time, so I was skeptical about trying something new. I actually really liked this sample though! It was effective, and it held my hair nicely.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Can’t wait to get more!
    Great product – great texture and smell, and a great add to my hairstyle. Loving how healthy my hair looks and feels with this product.

  6. Rated 4 out of 5


    This product is rad. The scent alone is amazing. I wish the sample size was larger…I guess I’ll have to buy the full product soon!

  7. Rated 3 out of 5


    It has a really strange smell to me, almost like A1 steak sauce. I got past that and put it in my hair and really likes the consistency of the product and how it felt, but it didn’t do much in terms of style for my hair. Wouldn’t recommend for people with super short hair.

  8. Rated 2 out of 5


    Very weird wasn’t sure how to use it and the smell was overpowering i could smell it on me somewhere hands or hair even after 2 days and I shower everyday

  9. Rated 4 out of 5


    Good hold without the sticky feel.
    The product was nice. It had a pretty good hold, and didn’t leave a sticky feeling in my hair or on my hands.

  10. Rated 4 out of 5


    Too greasy for me.
    The product was ok. I just found that it left my hair greasy feeling and looking. That’s not the kind of look I into.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5


    My partner and I fought over this product in the bathroom each morning and it went quickly. It smells very musky and masculine and has fantastic hold. The packaging is pretty attractive and you hardly need to use any for it to work its magic. The only problem is that it tends to grease up your hair. Overall, I’m extremely happy with this product and plan to buy it in the very near future.

  12. Rated 4 out of 5


    I enjoy using this product even though I have short hair style it helps keep my hair from frizzing. And my wife thinks I smell amazing when I use it. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to smell good and wants just a little hold in their hair. It also doesn’t leave a huge greasy feeling in your hair would it a bonus.

  13. Rated 4 out of 5


    Nice smelling, effective.
    This product had a great scent, and was pretty effective. Not too heavy.

  14. Rated 2 out of 5


    Okay…I guess
    After receiving this product in my March Birchbox I was excited to try it. After realizing that the smell was very strange and so strong it smelled as though I had doused my whole body is a weird cologne, I grudgingly put it through my hair and styled as usual. It managed to smooth and add shine to my hair but did not add any volume or texture at all. I wouldn’t recommend this product to anyone who has an aversion to smells because this is extremely long-lasting and powerful.

  15. Rated 4 out of 5


    Perfect for summer.
    I’ve really been loving this product. It smells excellent and leaves my hair feeling healthy, thick, and in place. No frizz, no grease. I wish the hold were a LITTLE stronger, but an added dab of pomade or fiber tends to give it that slight extra hold I need.

  16. Rated 3 out of 5


    Not for my hair type.
    This product is not as solid as I would have expected for a hair product. Working it between you palms does seem to thicken it up a bit. I’m sure it would work well for someone with normal to thick hair, it just added to much weight to my thin hair.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    Pleasant surprise.
    I rarely ever switch hair styling products up. When I first saw this I didn’t think the hold would be strong enough as the product itself felt too soft compared to the grooming cream that I had been using.

    I was wrong. It keeps a firm hold on your hair without making it look manufactured or “obviously styled.” Great for all types from bed head to faux hawk (with some assistive hair spray).
    Might make the switch to this stuff once I run through my grooming cream.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent finishing salve! Works great in my hair and has a pleasant scent!

  19. Rated 4 out of 5


    Mild Hold for a the slick look.
    So i use this sample about every day when i get up for work, the compliments flow in day to day. i use this product with a final hold and shine hair spray and it turns out great every time. Only down side is that it wears off in about 4 to 5 hours. so it’s not the absolute best thing i’m looking for with my style. great product, and an awesome smell when you blow dry this stuff.

  20. Rated 4 out of 5


    This Dear Clark finishing salve doesn’t seem to hold my hair well. It’s not really that strong. So if you need a stronger hold, find something else.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love IT!
    Great smell. Smooths those little hairs that my usual style product misses out. Gives great texture as well! I have average length fine, thin hair.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5


    So I’m a black guy. And, not all hair products are made equal. They shouldn’t be. Isn’t it nice to buy a product that fits your hair type? For thick and curly hair this stuff is perfect. Leaves mine with a good shine, an amazingly pleasant and an masculine scent. It actually gives it the body I’m looking for without the excessive petroleum found in most (black) hair products. I highly recommend it and I’m trying the rest of their products to see how those measure up.

  23. Rated 4 out of 5


    Great hold, strong smell.
    The function of the product is great. Held my hair in place for an entire (long 11 hour) day without me having to adjust it. Which is to me pretty impressive compared to similar products. The downside is the scent. I don’t care much for it at all, and it is strong. The scent was as noticeable until I washed it away. If that’s okay for you, then this might be the stuff for you!

  24. Rated 2 out of 5


    Effective, but terrible smelling.
    This is extremely effective. Has kept my hair from getting too crazy looking during the first few humid days in NYC, but it smells AWFUL. Extremely strong medicinal smell…

  25. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love the scent, and really enjoy this product. Leaves a good texture to the hair, and great as a leave-in conditioner.

  26. Rated 2 out of 5


    Its Ok.
    I have hard to manage hair, so this didn’t work so well with my hair. If you have thick hair this product is not for you. I have received many compliments on the smell of this product.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love Love Love This prodcut cannot live with out it!!! I use it every day and it really makes a difference in my hair styling. This is a must tool for hair styling

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jenna Wineberton

    The best hair care purchase I’ve ever made! I use it every day and I can’t live without it!

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