Below is a list of our top 10 favourite pomades. It's a list, not a ranking so the number beside the pomade does not matter as every pomade has something unique they bring to the table. We tried to include a mix of mainstream popular pomades, lesser known niche pomades and home-brewed pomades, we hope you enjoy this list and find a product you fall in love with! We're also hoping to receive discount codes for our coupons section that will help you save on your next pomade purchase!
1. Admiral Pomade
Admiral Strong Hold Pomade is a lightly coconut scented water based product that has a very nice consistency and applies closer to a lighter medium hold the hair. If you’re looking for an everyday look this is perfect for you, because it is very easy to distribute throughout your hair. You will also notice that it doesn’t feel as waxy or greasy as some other pomades. With those who have thick, almost curly hair it will keep it in place without it getting too hard like rock! The product itself comes out feeling really creamy, and when it dries it doesn’t have that crunchy feel when you touch your hair. Now the shine, this pomade has very little to no sheen which is great if you are the type that doesn’t like that greasy look. Overall, it is a great product with great consistency, which holds your hair in place all day.
2. Hanz de Fuko Pomade
Another affordable pomade is the Hanz de Fuko pomade, which is also an organic water-soluble product, that gives you the look you want without having to endure those harsh chemicals or preservatives. This pomade has certified organic extracts, it is paraben free and gives an ultra-lightweight shine. Now, this won’t give you that greasy look, but instead a smooth and shiny finish. The Hanz De Fuko pomade has a medium strength hold that isn’t too heavy but just right. If you want that extra-strong hold, this one might not be for you. Especially with this product to get the best results, it is better to use this for those neater hairstyles – Not great if you’re looking for that messy, bed head affect. At first when you open the container, the smell might be a little strange, but you will notice it has a cleaner scent than most pomades. The texture seems very hard but the more you work with it, the easier it is to apply. The formula will give you a smooth and shiny finish while keeping strands firmly in place. So if you want that smooth, neat finish without enduring harsh chemicals, than the Hanz de Fuko pomade is the pomade for you.
3. Dirty Byrd Pomade
The Byrd Pomade is a more extravagant pomade, since it is quite more expensive for the amount that you receive. – Nonetheless it is a great product because it provides a firm hold and has a matte appearance. If you’re not interested in that shiny, wet look this is pomade is perfect for you since it has a matte finish. So at first when you look at the product, it is an off-white almost clear like appearance, with a kind of musky scent. When you take this product out you will notice it has a waxy feel to it, compared to others that have a smoother feel. Once you apply it to your hair, you will notice your hair is more textured, but looks natural. For the best application it is good to use it on damp hair, since it has a waxy texture, it will be more difficult to try and apply it on dry hair. Now, if you want a sleek neat look, this isn’t for you. Instead it is best for that messy look, but with more control to keep the strands from flying off everywhere. The hardness of this product may vary; in some cases you might need to re touch it during the day, as you might lose some control. The washout of this product is great, you won’t need to keep shampooing your hair to get the product out, and it washes out pretty easily. Overall, it’s a great pomade, more on the pricey side, but it is great for those who want that messy style without the greasy textured look.
4. American Crew Fiber Molding Cream
4th on our list is the American Crew Fiber Molding Cream, it shapes and holds your hair in styles that look effortless. If you’re looking for an informal look this product is for you. Compared to other molding creams, it isn’t something you would want to use for a professional, sleek style. This product provides your hair with an effortless look, which has a high holding power, so it’ll keep your hair in place throughout the day, and won’t give you that shiny appearance, instead it has a matte finish. The product itself is an off yellow, thick cream that may be difficult to transfer from the container to your fingers, the smell has a high quality scent, that isn’t too overpowering but subtle enough. In the end, once you apply it this product will give you thicker more texturized hair. For an effortless, fuller look that isn’t shiny, than this product is for you.
5. Mister Pompadour
The Mister Pompadour peppermint pomade is another water based pomade that is very versatile in any hairstyles you might want to achieve. The Peppermint Pomade has a medium hold with high shine, which you can easily style with a fine-toothed comb or your fingers. As the name says, this product has the sweet peppermint scent that is fresh n’ clean. What else makes this product great? It’s made from all natural ingredients, so no alcohol, parabens or harsh chemicals. When you first open the container you’ll see a white colored cream that is fairly easy to extract. You will feel this thick consistency, which is fairly easily to work with, that goes on smooth, nice slickness with no signs of lose strands.
6. O’Douds All Natural
The amazing O'douds all natural pomade is at the forth front of innovation in the homebrew pomade community. A water-based pomade made that provides you with a firm hold and added shine. This pomade can be worked with all hair types that is easy to work with, it has all natural ingredience as well. Once you open the product up you’ll see the colour is a beige/yellow colour that feels like a foamy texture, that once you work it with your hands, you’ll see it will start becoming more of a paste because the water inside will separate, and you’ll feel a more tacky product. The secret to this product is to work it slow through your hands with more pressure. The initial smell is a ginger like scent that you get used to. Once you distribute it throughout your hair you’ll find it goes on quite nice and distributes evenly thought out the hair. This pomade may not be the greatest to some people because of the water separating from the actual product, but once you work it a couple times you’ll come to love it.
7. Suavecito Pomade
Today on the market, of the more affordable pomades that gives you a great finish is the Suavecito Pomade. This is one of the more basic water based pomades that provides a firm hold for your hair anyway that you style it. This is one of the cheapest water based pomades available that has a high quality finish. The pomade dries hard to give you a strong hold that is still soft and workable, and won’t be leaving your hair feeling heavy. At first, the color and consistency of the product is a dark brown-colored ripple like texture that is more of a gel based consistency. Once you open the container the initial smell of the pomade is more of a musky, masculine smell with a hint of Coca Cola, which is actually quite pleasant and not overpowering; after applying this pomade and combing it through, it gives you a softer and easier texture to work with. It is also great for those neater looks, since it can be heavier, it will hold the shape and strands firmly in place. Though with water-based pomades don’t provide a very shiny affect, this pomade does have a shine however overtime it might dull out. To avoid the dullness, it is recommended that you should wet a comb, and go over your hair for that more sleek, and shiny finish. In conclusion, this pomade meets all that it claims to do, though overall, this product is pretty standard in what it does; it will get the job done for you and is worth the price.
8. Anchors Teddy Boy Original
Anchors pomade is also another water base (it's all about the water based pomades in 2015!). Anchors Teddy Boy Original provides a medium to strong hold on the hair. Another good thing is that this product is paraben-free, petroleum-free and alcohol-free, which is always a plus. It is very easy to mold throughout the hair and provides you with great lasting hold. This product is great for all hair types and the added vitamin E and Glycerin it keeps the hair moisturized and healthy. Unlike other pomades this is handmade and when you feel it, it will have a nice, soft and smooth texture with a nice shine to it. The long lasting hold will ensure your hair stays in place all day. A little goes a long way with this product, so to achieve your look you won’t need to use a lot of product since it is so versatile! At the end of the day, when you’ll see the washout is great and gets out fast!
9. Baxter of California Clay Pomade
Baxter of California Clay Pomade is another water-based pomade that is pretty sleek in its own way. You will notice the smell is pretty masculine and clean, which is pretty great. Once you scoop it out of the container you’ll notice it is a clear texture. After you distribute it through your hands you’ll notice it is easy to distribute throughout your hair, without there being a heavy resistance in combing it through. This pomade doesn’t have a shine, instead you are left with a matte finish. If you want great hold throughout the day, than this is the product for you. The holding power is great and will keep your hair in place all day. It is also very versatile because you can restyle your hair any way you want because it is so easy to work with. With its colorless formula, masculine scent, and strong hold this is a pretty great pomade for anyone. Weather you have curly, thick, or thin hair this will work for you.
10. Uppercut Deluxe Pomade
Uppercut Deluxe pomade is a water soluble pomade that has a strong hold to suit any type of hairstyle, whether you're going for the classic greaser rockabilly look or a formal businessman pompadour, you can achieve your desired hairstyle easily with uppercut pomade. The smell is reminiscent of vanilla with just a hint of caramel, it's not an overpowering smell and overall very pleasant. My favourite thing about this pomade is how easily it washes out of your hair, my final verdict is If you're looking for a more mainstream or popular pomade that can suit many different styles, uppercut can provide that, it has the hold and shine to give you any hairstyle you like!