For most men hairstyles, one type of product is required for volume, hold or texture. This can be intimidating for people who are new to using anything else hair gel , but other types of products are almost as easy to use and look so much better.
Here you will find everything you need to know about Pomade.
1. What is pomade?
Many hair products for men are called Pomade, but what exactly is it?
Originally, pomades were the oil-based products that produced smooth and shiny looks to fat and crazy men . Today, pomade is a common name for men’s hair products. There are a great variety of formulas with different finishes, hold and ingredients that are suitable for all different hair types and styles.
2. Types of pomades
If you are looking for a pomade, the right formula will depend on your hair type and hair style. Thicker hair and higher-volume styles require more support, while finer hair and looser styles can use a low to medium hold. For the current texture trend, look for pomades with clay or wax that will create separation.
There are a lot of products and more every day, so check out this list of best pomades Or talk to your barber about what he recommends for you.
3. Wet, dry or damp hair
For most pomades, the hair should be wet, almost dry, but not dry or wet. Too much water will dilute the product and keep it dry while making it harder to evenly distribute the pomade.
That being said, some formulas should be applied to dry hair. Just check the instructions on your product of choice. Some formulas also have a shiny finish when applied to damp hair and are more dull when applied to dry. Men with curly or wavy hair should always apply the product to damp hair.
4. How to apply pomade
Most pomades will be hard and need to be warmed up before use. Start by scraping a pea-sized amount from the glass, place it on a palm and rub it together until the product warms up. It’s always better to start with just a little bit of product, because you can always add more, but do not want to fool too much.
Start with both hands by rubbing the product into the roots of the hair like you do in shampoo. Then pull the fingers up to the ends and repeat until the pomade is evenly distributed. If you are looking for a combed look, repeat with a comb.
Now work hair into the desired hairstyle. For smooth back or side parts comb hair in one direction. For spikes, pull the hair straight up with pinched fingers. For textured styles, pinch small sections of the hair together.
Most water-based products can be aftertreated throughout the day. Only the wet fingers to reshape the look.
5. hair dryer + pomade
Hair care products are not the only way to create great men’s hairstyles that stay in place all day long. A foundation of heat will add volume and hold that pomade can not stand alone. When you blow dry hair, apply the product to damp hair, blow dry and finish with a splash of cool air. If more product is needed, work a little bit in the end.
This should start with the use of pomade, but reading the words is never enough. The next time you see your hairdresser or hairdresser, you will receive product recommendations and styling tips. Practice at home. It takes a while to get it, but with the right haircut and pomade, you will look your best in no time.