Three years before its inception, Mentega founder Kevin Cottie Tan would purchase hair products, pomade specifically – and finish them quick enough before the month ends. Being a heavy user of pomade, he began making his own hair product – one that would last and contains nothing detrimental to the hair and scalp.
What used to be a personal project has now evolved into a company dedicated to making quality products with good quantity. Made in small batches, every single jar of Mentega is handcrafted and hand- poured, keeping every detail consistent with just two hands.
“Years ago, I experimented with crafting a hair product that I’d personally like. After using it alone for so long, tweaking formulas and receiving various feedbacks, I finally released Mentega pomade. Instead of just testing the product for myself, I wanted to be the ‘guinea pig’ to make sure it’d suit you mighty fine. I empty hair product jars pretty quickly because of my heavy usage and it wasn’t helping me save money. So I began making my own – ones I won’t need to worry about spamming. This is why Mentega has 6oz, about 50 percent more than the average size in the market. Now you don’t need to hold back from scooping inanymore.” – Kevin “Cottie” Tan
Kevin is also a barber in profession, and cuts at our very own barbershop The Oven Cuttery. This allows him to have the experience in working with different clients (with different hair types) to help him understand what works.