Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Pomade Reviews

Sorry about the 10-day gap guys.
So anyways, I've decided to actually do something with my hair for once. I'm going to get either a flat top down at Townzens Barber Shop, or just have my hair thinned. Either way my bangs are gonna be standing up.

Murray's Superior ($1.98) - I first heard about Murray's from a friend at school. He said for a petroleum based pomade, it really wasn't that bad. I got some, and for the most part I agree with him. The only issue I have is how thick it is right out of the can, it's like squeezing a candle! There are a few ways to solve this, rub it between your palms (makes it hard to spread), or put it under a hair dryer for about two minutes. I have it in my hair right now, and it's fairly good feeling, but people have been wearing it since 1925, that's what you'd expect. The worst part about Murray's is washing it out. It requires about ten applications of dish soap, lots of scrubbing, and finally finishing with regular shampoo. Overall, 8 out of 10 stars.

Got 2 Be Defiant Pomade($5.98) - This pomade is gel-based, making it substantially easier to wash out than good ol' Murray's. The one issue I have with this pomade is that it's a "shimmer" pomade, meaning they've loaded it with glitter. Granted, it makes your hair look better, but that stuff is on your hands all day! It has a fairly light hold, so I don't use it that often (i have really thick hair). It doesn't stink, but it comes out fairly easy with just regular shampoo. Overall, this pomade recieves a 6 out of 10.

Lucky 13's White Lightnin' ($8.00) - I have only used this pomade once at a friends house. The company, Lucky 13, has teamed up with Murray's to bring an excellent pomade! It has a light hold, but it has added beeswax. It comes in a 1.5 oz. can, and is relatively expensive for a small amount, but as they say, "A dab'll do ya!". Overall, this pomade receives a 9 out of 10!

American Greaser Supply Co. Flattop Wax ($7.50) - You guessed it, this pomade is for the good ol' folks who like to have an almost candle wax hold on their hair. AGS Flattop Wax is a very heavy pomade, and I have only used it once. It comes in a tin so you can heat it up and soften it, but once it gets heated, it begins to smell very awkward. If you plan on being away from home for a while, I recommend it. One of the silly things about this pomade is the fact that it comes with a toy buried in it! Only 4 out of 10 on this one.

Post some comments about your favorite hair stuff, or any tips on removing pomades!


Zell said...

hmmm... I thoroughly enjoyed your very promising review of said "Pomade." I will investigate with all my might into the purchase of the substance... WHEW!!!

Unknown said...

What brand did Geo Clooney use in "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" That's the brand I wanna use.
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