Impress With Pomades
Why should women have all the fun? Men’s hair styling and grooming products are booming in popularity, so get on board guys and pick up a pot of pomade from the Hairhouse Warehouse today. A pot of what? Read on fellas, and we’ll explain, for the gals are impressed by a guy with a textured or sculpted crop on top.
What is hair pomade?
Derived from the French word ‘pommade’ meaning ‘ointment’, a hair pomade is a styling product which generally gives the hair a high shine finish and medium to strong flexible hold, perfect for achieving a strong, slick look.
Oil-based pomades can have a waxy or greasy texture and provide long-lasting hold, while water soluble pomades are easily washed out.
Using hair pomade allows you to accentuate the shape and definition of your haircut and keep it in place. Pomade will usually add shine, unless you choose a matte finish pomade such as the Instant Rockstar Hard Matte Rock which will give you a strong hold, natural-looking matte finish.
If you have thick or coarse hair, the NAK Silk Pomade will give your hair polish and shine with a light hold. A long-time favourite, American Crew Pomade with lanolin will add shine to curly hair while the MUK Slick Muk Pomade is a strong hold, humidity-resistant pomade providing you with super glossy control over your hair.
How to style short hair with pomade
Apply a small amount – don’t overdo it – to your hands and rub together. Then use your fingers to work it through damp or dry hair, styling as you go. Voila! You’ve just given yourself a sharp new look to go with your day or night attire.
What does pomade do to hair?
An oil or water-based hair pomade adds shine and gives you more control and style-ability over your hair. Used correctly, pomades won’t damage your hair although frequent use of the harder-to-remove oil-based pomades can cause a build-up of product.
Pomade gives your hair more structure and depending on the type of pomade you use and your hairstyle, it can create a highly glossy look or simply tame frizz and fluff with a natural-looking matte finish.
Are pomades bad for your hair?
Applied correctly, pomades are not bad for your hair. They should be applied to the hair, not the scalp, and you will find water-based pomades will leave less residue and are easier to wash out.
Some pomades such as Make Dapper Pomade actually contain natural conditioning agents such as silk amino acids, sage, birch and linden, leaving your hair soft, shiny and smooth.
Can pomades cause hair loss?
Thinning hair is generally genetic and not caused by hair pomades or styling products. That said, chemical treatments and improper use of products can dry or irritate the scalp, which in turn can result in hair loss.
Pomades should be used on the hair, not the scalp. If you are concerned about hair loss, check that you are applying your products correctly and try a water soluble hair pomade which is easier to wash out than oil-based hair pomades.
If your hair is dry, damaged and susceptible to breakage or shedding, try the V76 Hydrating Shampoo, suitable for dry to very dry hair. It will nourish the hair and scalp and provide excellent hydration.
If you are concerned about product build-up from regular use of oil-based pomades, shampoo with the Reuzel Scrub Shampoo containing a blend of witch hazel, nettle leaf, rosemary and horsetail root to cleanse and promote scalp health. It gently removes product build-up, dirt, pollutants, chlorine, excess oils and other residues.
Get stuck into it guys, and try hair pomades to sculpt your look and impress the gals.