Pomade May Be the Best Hair Product You Haven’t Tried Yet

Read this post on allure.com here.

Pomade is one of my favorite hair products. No, I don’t have a shellacked pompadour—I have relatively long hair that doesn’t resemble James Dean’s coiffure in the slightest. But pomade isn’t just for ’50s greasers. Here’s how to find one that works with your hair type

Short hair. This is probably the most obvious way to use it: Just a dab of texturizing pomade, like Short Sexy Hair Texture Pomade, helps shape short hair for a cool, mussed-up feel.

Long hair. Medium-hold pomades like Blow Pro Mane Tame, define layers, leaving them touchable instead of stiff. Plus, you can use it to hide split ends by rubbing a dime-sized amount between your palms and then running them through the last few inches of your hair.

Fine hair. Add volume to fine hair with thickening pomade, like Supremo Magic Move—just use the light or soft-hold formula that won’t weigh down hair.

Thick or frizzy hair. Banish fuzzy strays with Garnier Fructis Style Pure Clean Finishing Paste, which has a heavy consistency and strong hold. For flyaways along the hairline, try smoothing pomade like Murray’s Superior Hair Dressing Pomade.

Straight hair. Run a dime-sized amount of a water-based pomade, like Redken Water Wax, from mid-lengths to ends to add shine without leaving behind a tacky residue. To create loose waves, work a dab of a strong-hold pomade through wet hair, braid it, and then air-dry.

Wavy hair. Massage a dollop of a flexible cream-pomade hybrid, like Shu Uemura Art of Hair Cotton Uzu, through your waves for a straight-from-the-beach tousled texture.

Curly Hair. To define curls, try an oil-based pomade, like Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste. The jelly-like texture keeps curls bouncy without getting crunchy.

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Photo: Courtesy Of Murray’s

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