What is Pomade? Your Guide to Ultimate Hair Care


Did you know that hairstyling can be traced as far back as ancient Egyptian times? While hair styling products were used in ancient Roman times, it wasn't until the 20th century that hairstyling and manufacturing of products grew to become a popular occupation. 

Today, hairstyling products like pomade are commonly used. What is pomade? 

This guide will explain everything you need to know about it. Keep reading to learn more. 

What Is Pomade?

Before diving into the kinds of pomade you'll want to know exactly what this product is. Pomade is a hairstyling product used to hold your hair in place and give it extra shine all day. 

Different kinds of pomade are made with different ingredients and help style your hair in the way you'd like. No matter the texture of your hair or the style you want, there's a pomade out there that you'll love.

Pomade Origins

A little history lesson on the origins of pomade is needed before continuing the discussion on pomade types. Pomade is actually the french word for ointment. Pomade was used as an ointment before it became a popular hairstyling product. 

During its earlier days, pomade was made with bear fat. Later on, the ingredients changed to things like beeswax and petroleum. Pomade first came into mainstream use after 1930's movie stars were seen using it. 

It later made a comeback during the second World War. It became most popular after the rise of musicians like rock and roll legend Elvis. 

Try Oil Based Pomade

Oil-based pomades, made using petroleum jelly, are some of the most commonly used. They offer the highest shine. The more you use the shinier your hair will be. 

Oil-based pomades lock in moisture, and that's what keeps your hair shiny all day long. The pomade's inability to dry allows you to change up your hairstyle throughout the day if you want. This makes it one of the most versatile options. 

Water-Based Pomade Is Less Sticky

If you're looking for an easier to manage pomade, try a water-based one. This type will be easier to wash out. 

Although, you should keep in mind that a water-based pomade dries fast and if you'd like to change your hairstyle in the middle of the day, you will have to wash it out. 

If what you're looking for is a stronger hold, however, water-based is the way to go. 

Fiber pomade is also water-based but thicker. This pomade creates more texture and gives a matte finish. 

Go for a Natural Look With a Wax Based Pomade 

A wax-based pomade is best if you're looking for a matte finish and a medium hold at the same time. The matte finish and added texture give your hair a more natural look versus the high shine of other pomades. 

Wax-based pomades provide a strong hold but they do dry out in a couple of hours. It might be harder to change your hairstyle throughout the day when you use this type of pomade. 

Try a Hybrid Pomade

Clay pomade is a hybrid style using pomade and gel. This type of pomade provides a stronger hold and great texture. It also gives a matte finish to your hair.

Clay pomade is best for more messy hair that needs taming. It is also a little harder to wash out. This is another thing to keep in mind when deciding which kind of pomade works best for you. 

What Kind of Hold Is Best?

Different kinds of pomade provide different levels of hold. What works best for you will depend on your hair texture and styling needs. 

One of the benefits of a light hold is that you'll have styled hair while still having movement. A light hold allows your hair to move in the wind but will keep it styled for a uniformed look.

A medium hold will allow movement too, but will keep your hair in the position you styled it.

A strong hold is best if you want to keep your hair styled in the same way all day long. If you lead a busy life and want to look good at the same time, then this is the pomade for you. Check out our Signature Pomade to get started. 

This pomade offers a strong all-day hold for stylish hair, no matter what your day brings.

How to Apply It to Your Hair 

Styling your hair is important because it'll give you confidence and make you look more professional. Taking the time each morning to give your hair a little extra care will give you the confidence to tackle each day successfully. 

Thankfully, using pomade is quick and simple. You won't have to worry about it for the rest of the day. 

Scoop out a dime-size amount of pomade onto your fingertips to start. Start at your hair root and spread it throughout damp or dry hair. You can either use a comb or your fingers to finish styling your hair. 

The Best Way to Remove It

Wax and water-based hair pomade are easy to wash out. All you have to do is use your shampoo and conditioner as you always do.

With oil-based pomade, you'll have to wet your hair and apply a grease-cutting soap. Leave it in your hair for about 20 minutes and then rinse it out. Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner afterward. 

Everything About Pomade Explained

What is pomade? Everything you need to know about different kinds of pomade and how to use it is explained in the guide above. 

Are you interested in trying our hair products? Do you have questions about our pomade?

Contact us today with any of your product questions. We'll be happy to help!