this hair would clump together more if a wax was used but it retains some softness in the styling with a pomade

This hair would clump together more if a wax was used but it retains some softness in the styling with a pomade

 

soft texture is created using pomade type products

All images from a collection by MARC ARMSTRONG

 


Pomade

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There are more and more styling and finishing products on the market each week to cater to every hair styling need. We have tried to simplify them into six main categories but these are only ment as an aid to understanding there use they are gels, mousses, hair sprays, waxes, pomades and oils/drops.

As a general guide hair styling products go into wet hair to give hold and help retain style. Hair finishing products go onto dry hair after you have finished blow-drying or between shampoos to recreate your style daily. Some products can be used for both. We have listed the use (styling or finishing) next to each product type when you click on a selection below you will get more detail on each:

Pomade (Styling and Finishing)

What's it for? Like wax, it clumps together your hair for a textured effect, it is lighter than a wax so good for finer textures of hair and softer more natural finishes. Think of these products like a modernized version of 'Brill Cream'.

How's it used? Similarly to wax, take a small portion onto the end of your finger then work around your palms in a washing type motion. Now work your hands through your hair roughly to distribute and place your hair how you want it.

How does it feel in your hair? a little greasy but more like a cream: not as heavy as a wax or as difficult to remove.

Alternative ideas: Use on longer hair in small amounts to separate the ends.

Hair cut from Marc Armstrong has a soft finish common from the use of pomade

This hair cut from Marc Armstrong has the type of soft finish common from the use of pomade.

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