How To Use Hair Pomade For Men

22 Jun
2012

This may be a special occasion – for instance, your brother’s wedding or a first date, – or just your desire to look elegant or create a bit old-fashioned style, but your invariable companion on this way will be a hair pomade, which is just great for men, who want their hair to be always neat and shiny.

Means to Increase Masculine Beauty

There is a stereotype that the most masculine look includes bristles, wrinkles on the weather-beaten face and no cosmetics at all. Even no body spray. Just nature and all natural smells and looks. However, even long time ago, men understood that in their perfectionistic striving for ideal looks they need some help of cosmetic means, and the amount of this help must depend on the face it is applied to. In different epochs these means were different, and if one nation used to make blush of the rose petals, another one produced an elixir of eternal beauty out of rats’ tails. Of course, when the humanity reached the level of technical progress, which allowed making cosmetics of much better, purer and far more pleasant and useful ingredients, the desire to be pretty has not disappeared. Luckily, the cosmetics are completely different now. Some of them have endured many changes, and some have remained almost in the same form as they used to be long time ago; certain means have survived through long ages and nowadays are no less popular than they were before. Among them, there is a hair styling means called pomade.

What Is That Pomade?

In the modern world this seems quite unusual, if a man uses hair pomade. This was far more common in the first half of the gone century, but it would have been unfair to forget about this wonderful thing, which is not like many others used for making the stubborn men’s hair be nice and neat.

Namely, what is this pomade? It is a wax-like substance, which is to be applied onto one’s hair in order to keep it in place in some hairstyle. It usually contains mineral and natural oils, which look after your hair, and a pleasant fragrance. People often mix up pomade, wax and gel for hair, but this is not correct. They may seem alike for those, who have never used any of them. The latter two styling means should better be used for short hair, as with their help, it is possible to make your locks stand like pikes. Pomade, on the contrary, is much softer and will not make your hair dry and dim. Instead, it is able to nourish and moisturize your locks with the natural oily components. If you need to create a stylish and elegant well-groomed “Rudolph Valentino” look, the only thing that will help you is pomade. This thing knows no rivals in making your hair look healthy, greasy and extremely shiny.

Rudolph Valentino photo.
Rudolph Valentino

How to Apply It

It is necessary to be extremely careful in applying your hair pomade: a little more than needed – and your hair will look too greasy; besides that, it is not very good for it, as excessive nutrition and too much heavy styling means can weaken your hair. That is why you need a little pomade on your fingertips – and voila! – your hair looks great and well-tamed. This is a wonderful invention for owners of coarse and very curly locks, which tend to get too puffy in dampness and heat, while on your thin and fine hair the pomade may be a little too heavy. Professionals recommend applying pomade on your hair when you have washed it thoroughly and it is still wet but not dripping. This is the best condition, which allows a good and even distribution of the means over your head.

How to Remove It

As long as pomade feels very greasy and soft, it cannot be removed easily like gel, which can be just brushed away, or wax, which is quickly washable. In order to remove all the remnants of pomade, you may need a very concentrated shampoo. You see, that is why it is important not to apply too much pomade onto your hair – otherwise you’ll have to wash your head in a basin of a dishwashing liquid.

Hair Styling Pomade You Should Try

But in any case, hair pomade is a thing, which is worth the efforts. That is why it is still so popular with men, who want to be elegant in the old-school manner. Well, to conclude the story with something real and material, here is a couple of examples of this nice thing, which are quite popular and provide a real and proved high quality. One of them is Murray’s Super Light Pomade, coming in cans of 3 oz.

Image of Murray's Super Light Pomade, 3 oz.
Murray’s Super Light Pomade, 3 oz.

This is considered to be one of the most well-known samples of American quality hair pomade containing coconut oil, which alone is one of the best remedies for all hair troubles, and if there are none, for just a thorough hair care.

Image of Murray's Super Light Pomade, 3 oz.
American Crew Pomade

And another one, which is described as a good thing for slicking hair backwards, is American Crew Pomade. It also comes in 3 oz. cans, and it is also a well-known and famous product. It contains ginseng extracts and sage, which gives the means its pleasant smell.

Anyway, it is well worth trying at least once, just to know whether you like it or not. And one day you may become a real fan of it!

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