Hair paste is a little hard to define because it has a lot of similar properties compared to a wax and even clays. A paste is perhaps just a little less dry then a wax or clay and the hold is also a little less in general. But that often provides the ability to restyle your hair throughout the day, because it stays a little bit more smooth. The hold of a hair paste is mostly medium to high and the amount of shine is medium to low, but hair pastes can differ a lot. Hair pastes are very versatile products for definition, hold and a natural look. So, they are great as an easy to use all round hair product.