Hair pomade for shape and control
Hair pomade is a great product for shaping and controlling hair and adding shine. Perfect for the retro greaser looks and quiffs, pompadours and pin-up hairstyles that are so popular now.
Listed below are the pomade stylers that we recommend, categorized by their strength. Light hold is best for adding shine and protecting fine to medium textured hair from the elements. Medium hold is good for controlling medium to thick textured hair and adding some definition. Heavy hold pomades are good for calming strong unruly hair and building structure into the hair (i.e., pomps)
Light Hold | Medium Hold | Heavy Hold
How to use pomade
Use these products very sparingly. Start with a pea-sized amount. Make sure the product is emulsified (spread around your fingers evenly) for best results. Apply on slightly damp hair for less hold. On dry hair for the most solid hold.
To apply, rake your fingers through your hair, making sure to get some product on the under layers. Finish by skimming gently over the surface of the hair, coaxing stray hairs into the natural waves where they’re supposed to be. Or use a comb to sculpt hair into the shape you want. For more texture, use your fingers to create lift and separation.
It’s a good idea to use a clarifying shampoo like Bumble and bumble Sunday Shampoo occasionally if you’re a fan of hair wax, putties and pastes. Extended use can cause a buildup, making the hair limp and dull looking. Buildup will also decrease the effectiveness of products despite your best styling efforts.