Any of you guys use pomade? I'm relatively new to pomade. I'm a guy who had his hair long past his shoulders for a little over two years and just decided to cut off my hair on a whim, tried to get a classic Pat Bateman slickback but it was badly executed in that regard but overall wasnt a bad cut. On my way out I picked up some Suavecito, the only pomade they sell there and have since been compelled to find more. After some research I learned oil is better than water based so I'm awaiting some Murray's Beeswax, Dax Wave & Groom, and Dax High & Tight in the mail, just to try out some types I've heard that are pretty good. Any tips for hairstyles or cuts or how to best use pomade? I figure /fa/ wouldnt be too bad a board for this topic, any help will be appreciated!
Using Dax's Wave n Groom atm, have to loads a load for decent hold seeing as my hair is insanely thick. Pretty visible shine. A lot better than Black and White Genuine Pluko which doesn't seem to do anything.
I did get Murray's Beeswax, will that suffice?
Thats suprising to hear! There were loads of people that say Black and White is some kind of magical unicorn pomade that is extremely hard to acquire in the US and has different properties than anything on the market. Talk about marketing hype.
since when is oil better than water? it's nearly impossible to get it out of your hair when you wash and it'll be consistently dirty. water based pomades are the way to go. try proraso or imperial. both give you high shine and high hold that oil based pomades give. if you're that intent on using oil based pomades then put a dab on a fine tooth comb, run a hair dryer over it until it's warm and malleable then run that shit through your hair. ez.
American crew fiber is good at what it does, which is to add texture and very light hold, but it's nowhere near pomade status.
For thick hair, you want an oil based medium hold. Go try the Reuzel green, and if it's too weak bump up to the pink.
I am modelling for Reuzel when the 2 guys come from Holland to Denver on April 20th. My buddy owns the largest professional beauty product distribution company in CO, and he is putting on an expo that day, has the Reuzel duo coming and wants me to model for them (shampoo hair/beard cut, style) and get paid, plus a sick afterparty.
Been using Murray's for half a year. My hair is straight and thick and this is the only product that I have used that will slick my hair back and hold it down all day. I can also re-style it with ease.
Only using a fingertip amount; anymore and your hair will feel really heavy and greasy.
I use American Crew forming cream to style my hair when it's damp then add Murray's a few minutes later. I read something online that applying something to the hair before applying Murray's makes it easier to wash off. With this method I only need to shampoo once and it's off. I use American Crew Power Cleanser Style Remover and the conditioner. I bought a couple bottles of each for $6 each at Marshalls.
Dax wave and groom is okay. I use it as my daily pomade. My main problem with it is that it makes your hands extremely sticky for an hour. Pro is that it makes your hair the day after feel soft and still pliable
Murrays Beeswax isnt pomade. Its just like leave in conditioner. Murray's is the way to go for pomade though. I use Murray's Super Lite. Im going to try Nu Nile next. I prefer shine than hold though
Pretty much all the reviews you could ask for are on youtube for a lot of products.
I like to watch The Pomp's videos on youtube, he reviews a lot of stuff and mostly smaller, lesser known brands (well sometimes) who innovate and make products that are water based but give the same results as oil based pomades for instance.
Looking at video reviews by several people will give you a better idea of what the results will be like, asking /fa/ won't. What's good about /fa/ is that, in the 0.01% of cases where someone posts something useful, you can interact with them easier than you could with a youtuber who gets a lot of views.
Haha for sure man, Ive read all the reviews online and watched as many videos as I could on the subject, pomade is one of those hair products I had never thought of trying and now I realize it's literally the best for the hairstyles I've wanted, and tried to do with everything from hairspray to mousse to no real avail, needless to say I'm fascinated with the variety of products and what can give me exactly the hair I'm looking for, but wanted to come to /fa/ to fill any gaps in knowledge.
Nice trips. Also this. There is literally no point of using oil based pomade when there are plenty of water based pomades that give the same effect. The ONLY reason why you'd pick oil based over water based is if you're extremely stingy and wouldn't like to use as much product. Oil based shit will stay in your hair, and you'll use less the next day because of the leftover product. But shit family, that's gross as fuck. Just use water based. You'll grow tired of using olive oil or whatever the fuck every night to get that shit out of your hair. And even if you don't, that shit will get all over your pillowcase and give you some nasty ass acne.
Trust me, it takes a lot more than just a little olive oil. Even with degreasing shampoo you'll be scrubbing the shit out of every inch of your hair for a good 10 minutes to get it completely clean.
My hair is thick and straight and I use Murray's Superior (orange can) and swear by this stuff.
It costs less than $4 and is sold at most drugstores in the U.S., so you should have no trouble getting it. And if you don't like then you only lost pocket change.
Lucido Men's Hair Creme is what you want...
no smell, nice hold, great for curly hair (ironically)
it does not harden
it has a very natural feeling
i put it on when my hair is wet
by the time its dry, the hair has a nice, full-bodied, clean & soft look
if I didn't use it, my hair would be frizzy
the only problem is getting it.
it comes from Japan
>just to try out some types I've heard that are pretty good
This entire thread is like all the dandruff threads. Poor high school kids will tell you that H&S is a product you should use, while in reality its the worst garbage you could ever clean you scalp with. Same pretty much applies for the pomades you listed.
They arent 'pretty good'. They arent even good or average. They are some of the wort pomades you can get. Its not a coincidence that they are the most popular, and cheapest pomades available, pal. If you want good, non splitting pomades then you will have to pay more than that.