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For the last decade or so, the prevailing trend in men’s hair has been very much on the matte side of the shine spectrum. Amidst all the emphasis placed on low-shine products, however, many men are missing out on some classic products which they could definitely be benefiting from. Pomades, along with other products with a degree of shine, have a number of uses which all men can take advantage of. As part of our comprehensive guide to men’s hair care which we kicked off here, we’ve compiled a list of the best pomades for Men.
If you want to discover more informative men’s haircare content, check out our post on hair wax, and our post on pre-styling products.
The Silver Crystal Pomade from Recipe for Men comes with added silver particles to give an eye-catching shine that accentuates the colour of your hair.
The Heavymade Hair Pomade is formulated with the addition of a small amount of clay, which aids with hold and allows extra texture to be created while still functioning as a typical pomade.
The Uppercut Deluxe Men’s Pomade is firm without being stiff, offering a medium high shine. This makes it a perfect example of a classic pomade to achieve timeless looks or enhance your natural style.
The Closed on Monday Deluxe Pomade has a finish which is relatively matte compared to the majority of pomades. As a result of this it’s extra versatile, and is a great fit for those who want to achieve a slicked back look without their hair appearing too shiny.
Similarly, the Clay Pomade from Jack Black combines healing botanicals with other organic ingredients to produce a relatively matte pomade. This mineral rich formulation is nourishing and protecting while aiding in creating the style you want.
The Hard Cream Pomade from Baxter of California is perfect for those with thick hair looking to tame their hair and create a slick style. Apply to wet hair for a high-shine look, or apply to dry hair in smaller quantities to appear more naturalistic.
This protein rich 90 Proof Pomade from Blind Barber is another product that performs the role of a pomade while having a a relatively matte finish, great for those who are after a classic image without an excessively ‘wet look’ finish.
The Redken Brews Men’s Wax Pomade is a pomade-wax hybrid, with a high shine and great hold that is flexible and reworkable. It’s perfect for a modern take on ambitious classic looks such as a pompadour.
Similarly to their Deluxe Pomade, but with a matte finish, the Featherweight Pomade from Uppercut Deluxe offers the kind of non-sticky, remouldable hold that makes it perfectly suited to classic hairstyles. With its matte finish, those with fair or fine hair don’t need to be concerned about appearing too shiny.
The L’Oreal Professionel Homme Matt Sculpting Pomade is a versatile product, which combines the ease of application and remouldability of a pomade with the matte finish and volumising effects commonly found with waxes. Great for voluminous pompadours or taming naturally thick and bouncy hair.
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