Hair Pomade

Hair pomade is a great way to provide a hold to your hair without worrying about the drying effects that gels or hair sprays tend to cause. Pomades have been around for years. This hair product was originally created with bear fat back in the 19th century, but don’t worry about slicking bear fat in your hair.

It is now made with hair ingredients like petroleum and bee’s wax. Pomades were in a category of their own but nowadays they tend to blend in with paste, glue, wax, putty, and other various names of hair holding products. One of the best things about pomades is the fact that no matter your race, sex, or hair type, you can find a use of hair pomades.

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It is now made with hair ingredients like petroleum and bee’s wax. Pomades were in a category of their own but nowadays they tend to blend in with paste, glue, wax, putty, and other various names of hair holding products. One of the best things about pomades is the fact that no matter your race, sex, or hair type, you can find a use of hair pomades.

As we all know petroleum and bee’s wax are not considered great hair ingredients. They are known to block hair pores and keep the hair from growing. So use the pomade as directed and put only on hair and not that of the scalp and you will be fine.

Pomade is a thick paste like substance that is great for taming fly aways, slicking down edges, and holding the hair in the position that it is styled. I have also seen pomade used for creating waves in African American hair because it helps hold the curly like texture.

So how do you use Pomade?

Fly away hair is the hair that sticks out after you have styled your hair in a ponytail or updo style. These hair cannot be swept up into the style because they are shorter and sometime more curly than the rest of the hair.

Fly aways can ruin the overall look of the desired style so many people use pomade just on the fly away hair to keep it pulled back. Just be careful not to use too much because this can create a greasy look in the hair.

African American women like to keep the edges and nape area of their hair smooth and tamed. A lot of times when African American women wear their hair straight, the edges will style curly because that is our natural hair texture.

However even those of us who have natural black hair care routines and like to wear natural curly hair styles, still desire that of soft and smooth edges. So we chose to use pomade to keep those edges controlled and not have to deal with flaky drying gel. Just make sure you do not use pomade all the time so your hair can “breathe”. Too much of a good thing is never good.

I have seen men use this product in a very different way than women. Men like to put pomade all throughout their hair. This achieves a slick rocker or suave look for their hairstyles.

Men used this for their pompadours, tuxedo hairstyles, prom, ect. African American men use pomade to create waves in their hair and tame down their curly cues. It is called 360 waves because it creates a wave look all around their head.

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