Pomade is a hair styling product that has been used for decades to achieve many different hairstyles. Traditional pomades are oil based and very slick, but the more modern pomades are water based. It's easier to wash out and gives the hair a lighter hold. They are slightly more expensive than oil based ones but allow you to restyle throughout the day. Whether you have long or short hair, want slick backed hair, shiny hair, messy but styled hair, or spiked up hair, pomade is a great styling product to achieve the look and have it last all day long.
If you’re new to using pomade, start with one that has a light hold. This will allow you to get a feel for how to style your hair and still allow you to change the style throughout the day.
Wash your hair first; pomades adhere best to clean hair. Apply pomade to towel dried but damp hair. This allows it to mix easily into your hair and looks much better when it dries.
A little pomade goes a long way, so start with a small amount. Use your fingers to remove the pomade from the jar, then rub your fingers together to get it on all of your fingertips. Run your fingers through your hair where you want the pomade. Apply it evenly from just near the root to tips or just to the tips if that is where you need it. Do not get the pomade on your scalp. This makes it look greasy and is bad for the natural oils on your scalp.
Short hair spikes are achieved by applying pomade to the tips and using your thumb and fingers to gently pull the tips of your hair in the direction you want to spike it. Just repeat this process until you've achieved the spiked look you want.
A messy look is perfected using pomade. Apply using your fingertips, starting near the roots and pulling fingers to the tips of your hair; moving in an upward direction. Then gently tousle your hair , move side to side and front to back.
Create a slick backed look by combing hair first to remove all tangles. Work the pomade into your hair and use your fingertips to move hair to wards the back of your head. Repeat until all you hair is pointing to the back of your head. Then use the palm of your hand to smooth you hair back, starting from near your hairline.
Use pomade on long hair to create lift and separate layers from others. After separating the layers, apply the pomade to the underside of one layer, starting near the root and going down about 1 - 2 inches. Carefully let your hair fall back down on your head and it should be a little lifted off of the layer beneath.
Pomade is also perfect for taming a ponytail or braid and keeping it neat throughout the day. Stray hairs and fly-away frizz disappears. You can also apply it lightly to the ends of your hair to hide split ends.
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