Pomade was originally an invention of the eighteenth century and was quite popular for quite a long time. This product became the ideal solution for men who wanted to style their hair and were used for over two hundred years. And during this time, this product stayed the same for the most part. Unfortunately, mousse products would eventually replace them, and they quickly fell into disuse.
Then it happened, this product began to make a comeback. Generations of men began to see just how valuable this hair styling product was to their styling efforts and its popularity began to soar once again. Now, these products stand ready to show everyone just how valuable they can be when used as a hair styling tool. Which is why we went ahead and listed ten of the ones that we feel are the best ones currently available. The following products are ones we feel offer great hair body.
10. Old Spice Men’s Sculpting
Formulated to have a matte finish and a medium hold, Old Spice Men’s Sculpting Pomade is designed to hold uncontrollable hair in line no matter what’s going on. It’s easy-to-apply, goes on smooth and gives a nice polished look that’s hard to match. This product allows men to sculpt their hair to their liking and keeps them looking professional the whole day. And since it’s a blend of water and oil-based ingredients, it can also be used on beards to keep them looking sharp and on point. This product also isn’t as heavy as competing products and has a mild scent that’s pleasant but doesn’t overpower the user or those around him.
9. Uppercut Deluxe Product
Although this product is water-based, it does an exceptional job of locking down hair, even if the hair is a little bit thick. And unlike many water-based formulations, this product isn’t too shiny, but instead has more of a medium shine to it. This product is also easy-to-use, doesn’t weigh hair down, and creates a timeless look in no-time flat. Anyone who’s looking for a superior hold that isn’t greasy like many oil-based styling products may want to give this product a try, and see if it fits their needs. This product also comes in a handy tin that keeps the product fresh and ready to be applied.
8. Imperial Barber Grade Products Classic
Anyone who thinks that a water-based pomade isn’t capable of delivering great hold may want to rethink their philosophy after trying out this product. That’s because Imperial Barber Grade Product Classic is formulated to be one of the strongest water-based formulas currently available. It’s capable of holding down curls, slicking back hair and can even be used for pompadours. Holding power isn’t the only positive worth mentioning about this product. It’s also capable of giving the user the right amount of shine depending on how they apply it. If the user wants their hair to be shiny, they should apply this product to it while wet. If the user wants their hair to have less shine, then they should apply it dry. All of which makes this product quite versatile.
7. Rocky Mountain Barber Classic
This water-based formula is designed to give professional results and to do it without making the user’s hair feel or look greasy. It’s designed to go on smoothly, and because it’s a water-based formula, it won’t upset the user’s natural scalp oil. It also easily washes out of the user’s hair when they need it to come out. It also has a neutral scent to it that doesn’t overpower the user’s cologne and provide natural shine.
And since this product comes in a 5-ounce tin, it also provides the user with up to 20% more product than many of its competitors.
6. Mythical Unisex Hair Paste
Not only is this formula suitable enough to be used by both men and women, but it’s also formulated using a crunch-free formula that keeps the user’s hair from becoming stiff. This product comes in a 4-ounce tin and is formulated using only the highest quality ingredients such as omega fatty acids, jojoba oil, and argan oil. This product can be used for just about any type of hair including straight or curly hair, and thick or thin hair. It can also be used to not only tame stray hairs but can also be used for hairstyles such as side-parts, slick backs or pompadours.
5. Viking Revolution Firm Hold
This water-soluble formula uses a blend of ingredients to grant the user the hold and shine they need. It’s manufactured with both water and beeswax, which gives a firm hold but doesn’t leave the user’s hair feeling greasy. It also contains castor oil, a product that’s been used for centuries to promote hair growth. This product is suitable for a wide variety of hairstyles, including slick backs, side parts, and even pompadours. And it always leaves the user with professional quality results and with a nice clean scent. Overall, it’s a product that any man can work into their daily grooming routine with confidence.
4. Layrite Super Hold
When it’s absolutely necessary to hold the hair down tight, Layrite Superhold Pomade is ready to come to the rescue. It’s formulated to give the user the extra control they need and to give their hair a nice medium shine. This product can be used on curly, thick and coarse hair and on lengths from short to long. It can be used to make pompadours, side parts, slick backs and just about any other hairstyle imaginable. It’s also formulated in such a way that it will never flake and will always remain flexible, even when completely dry. All of which allows the user of this product to achieve the style they want to achieve.
3. Layrite Original Medium Hold
Capable of holding like wax but also flexible enough to be washed out like a gel, Layrite Orginal Pomade is a formula that can be used by anyone looking for a medium hold hair product. It’s suitable for a number of different types of hair from fine to medium-thick and can be used on hair lengths from short to medium. This product goes on hair smoothly, doesn’t leave a greasy feel and imparts the hair with a medium amount of shine. Once dried, it’s light to the touch but is capable of holding hair in place the entire day. And since it’s a professional quality product, it will never leave hair sticky or waxy.
2. Suavecito Original Hold
This hair styling product is designed to go on like a wax but to wash out of a person’s hair like a gel. This makes it suitable for achieving a variety of different hairstyles and will leave the user’s hair with a moderate amount of shine. When this product is used, the user can easily comb through the hair, and this product won’t leave a messy, white residue like other styling products. It’s designed with a light scent and always goes on smoothly. This product allows the average user to look handsome all day long with none of the hassles that come with other styling products.
1. Suavecito Firme Hold
This product is designed to provide a nice, firm hold, but do it without being greasy or leaving a waxy consistency. It goes on hair smoothly and dries without being flaky or leaving a white residue. This product also has a nice scent and provides the user’s hair with a moderate amount of shine. Users can get the hold they need by only applying a small dab of this product to their hair, and it’s designed to work on virtually all hair types. All of which makes this firm hold pomade suitable for anyone who needs a little bit of extra hold in their life. This is a high-quality product that provides professional results.
How to Select the Right Pomade
In the past, pomade formulations contained a variety of different ingredients. The French used mashed apples, pomade manufacturers in the 18th century used bear fat and up until recent times beef tallow or other oils were often used. Eventually, manufacturers would reformulate the produce towards water-based formulas that weren’t as slick as the oil-based ones but continued to provide the same level of hold. Modern consumers can now choose between oil-based or water-based formulas.
Now both men and women have a choice when it comes to styling their hair. Pomade can be used to create spiky hair, slick-backed hair, or other types of hairstyles. It’s easy to use, doesn’t cost very much and does its job quite well. Below are some instructions which will help you get the most out of this product.
Water-Based or Oil-Based Formulas – As I stated previously, there are two different types of pomades: oil-based and water-based. Which one you choose depends on your personal preferences and how you like to style your hair. Oil-based formulas tend to be inexpensive and usually provide a tighter hold than water-based formulas. Unfortunately, they can also be quite greasy and is difficult to remove just by washing your hair. Water-based formulas cost a little more and are generally easier to use. They don’t provide the same amount of hold as oil-based products, but they can be easily washed out with shampoo.
Sheen or Matte – You’ll also want to choose between a sheen pomade or a matte one. What’s the difference? A sheen one has more shine than a matte one. If you want, you can also mix two different types to customize the product to your personal tastes.
Choose Your Strength – It’s also important to choose the strength of the formula that you need. If you’re a beginner Pomade user, then you may want to choose one with a light hold and then work your way up to the hold level you desire. Light hold pomades tend to be softer than a strong hold product. If you have thin hair also may want to choose a light hold product, but if you have thicker hair, then you may want to go for a medium or strong hold product. Keep in mind that you may have to use several different types of pomade before you choose one that’s right for you.
How to Use Pomade For Hair
Now that you’ve selected the right type of pomade for your particular needs, it’s important to learn how to properly apply it. Here are the basic steps to using your product.
Wash Your Hair – Before you apply the product, be sure that your hair is clean. The last thing you want to do is apply pomade on oily hair or on top of the old product. It’s always best to start with a clean slate.
Don’t Dry Hair – Ideally, you’ll want to style in your pomade while your hair is still slightly wet. This is especially important when using a strong or matte pomade because they can’t be mixed into dry hair. Just be sure that your hair isn’t dripping wet and to slowly work it in.
Apply the Product – Just a little bit of product is needed, so just apply a little dot of pomade to your fingertips and then rub it on your palms. If that isn’t enough product, you can always add more product later. The point is to start low and then build up to the amount you need. Some pomades are kind of hard, so you may have to warm these products up using a hair dryer until they’re soft enough to apply.
Pull it Through Your Hair – If you just want the product on the tips of your hair, then by all means just concentrate on the tips, otherwise start from the bottom of your hair and pull the product through to your tips. Just be sure that you don’t get pomade on your scalp because it will make your hair look greasy. You’re now ready to style the hair the way you want to style it.
Use Pomade on Your Beard
Now that we’ve gone over some of the steps for applying this product to your hair, it’s now time to talk about applying this product to your beard. These products are used by a lot of people to not only keep their beards looking healthy but also to style them. Below are some tips.
Wash Your Beard – The first thing you’ll want to do is to thoroughly wash your beard. If possible, do this while taking a shower so that the warmth and moisture can soften the beard and make it more receptive to receive the styling product. If you can’t shower, then be sure to wash it thoroughly with warm water and a mild face wash or beard shampoo.
Dry Your Beard – Use a towel and gently dry off your beard. While you want to make sure that you dry your hair thoroughly, it’s advantageous to leave it slightly moist while you’re applying the product to it.
Use an Oil-Based Pomade – In most cases, you’ll want to make sure that you use an oil-based pomade for your beard, which is generally the opposite rule for hair. They have more holding and lasting power and won’t run if you spill a drink on them.
Use the Right Amount – Be sure that you only apply a fingertip size amount of it to your beard. Remember, it’s best to start small and then work up to a larger amount than it is to just slop a whole lot of product straight into your beard.
Apply the Product – Rub the pomade between your palms and then apply it to your beard in much the same way as you would apply it to the hair on top of your head. If there’s any excess product on your neck or face, use a damp washcloth to remove it.
Use a Brush or Comb – Now all that you have to do is to use a brush or comb to style your beard the way you want to style it. Using a comb will help to coat each individual hair with product. Using a brush will allow you to shape the beard the way you want to shape it.