How to Use Pomade.
Pomade is a good alternative to gel and mousse, and it offers you the best of both worlds. It is also much lighter than gel, and it is also easier to wash out of your hair while keeping your hair styled for a longer period of time than mousse.
Pomade has been available for decades, and many people still avoid buying the product for the lack of knowledge on how to use it correctly. We have decided to show you step by step how you can use pomade and get the best results. If you are used to gel, we would like to suggest that you give pomade a try and you might even switch to it for good.
That being said, here is a step-by-step guide on how to use pomade the right way.
Step 1: Choosing the right pomade type
Pomade is available in oil- and water-based forms and both of these offer their own set of benefits. Choosing the right one for your hair style is a fundamental part of getting the desired look you were hoping for.
Oil-based pomades are a little heavier, and they offer a stronger hold. They are also a little cheaper, and they do sometimes give a greasy look to your hair. Oil-based pomades are ideal for people looking to get a gel alternative and keep their hair in place for longer periods of time. We also recommend an oil-based pomade for people with longer hair due to the added strength it provides.
Water-based pomades are a little more expensive, and they are generally lighter on your hair. These pomades do not hold up as well, but they are easier to wash out and will give you a much more natural look. Water-based pomades provide a little more flexibility to the hair and will allow you to change your style throughout the day. We recommend these for people with shorter hair, and those looking to be more professional.
Step 2: Choose the shine you want
With matte and sheen pomades available, you can dictate the amount of shine you want from your hair, and this could be great for people looking to get the old-school shiny look. A matte pomade is ideal for a more natural look and will work best when it is applied to dry hair, while the sheen pomade works great on wet hair and will provide more shine.
We recommend having one of each and depending on the lighting of the location you are going; you will be able to alternate between matte and sheen pomades to get the best look for every situation or occasion.
Step 3: Thoroughly clean your hair
Pomade works best on clean hair, and the ingredients will also hold up better when you have removed most of the greasiness from your hair. Clean hair also reduces some of the shine, and this will be great when using pomade as too much shine will definitely look greasy and spoil the entire look of your style.
Step 4: Dry your hair with a towel
A hair dryer might be faster, but with a pomade, you will need to keep the hair damp. Damp hair is also easier to work with and the natural hair structure will not continuously set your hair back in the normal way.
Pomade mixes better with damp hair, and once your hair naturally dries, the holding properties will keep your hair in the specific style you have chosen.
Step 5: Applying the pomade
Applying the pomade is the tricky part, and if you use too much, you might get the gel effect. We recommend that you only use a dime-size portion of pomade for short hair and a little more for longer hair to ensure that you are not wasting any product and keeping a more natural look. Pomade might also need to be heated up before it is used, and this is when you will use a hair dryer to blow heat on the products.
Next, you should gently rub it through the hair and make sure the entire skull is covered. This will ensure that your hair stays in style when it eventually dries. Finally, you should continue to style your hair in the way you like it, and allow your hair to dry naturally for the best effect.
Step 6: Create your style
Because of pomade’s versatility, you will be able to get more styles than with gel or mousse, and after you have applied the pomade to your hair, you should gently rub it through the hair to get that style. We should warn you to not get pomade on your scalp as this sometimes leads to an extremely greasy look and might potentially spoil the style.
Getting pomade out of your hair
Getting pomade out of your hair is simple, and many people usually try to rinse it out with water when they are home. Water is the right way to go, but we recommend that you use warm water to get the pomade out. This will soften up the product and allow you wash it out much faster. We also recommend thoroughly washing your hair before reapplying it.
Now that you are a pomade expert, you should be ready to sport any look you desire. We hope that you understand pomade a little better and also see how easy it is to use. Personally, we recommend pomade for a more professional look, but gel and mousse can also be good in the right circumstances.
We would like to encourage you to share your thoughts on pomade and how you prefer to use the product. Feel free to share this article with any friends you have who are considering using pomade.