How To Use Pomade for Hair: A Step-By-Step Guide
Today, we're tackling the art of using pomade for hair. This often-overlooked product can transform your hair game from mundane to magnificent, giving you that effortless confidence that comes with a well-kept beard.
Hair pomade can drastically enhance your look when used correctly. It's simple to use, versatile, and gives your hair much-needed control and shine. So, if you're ready to elevate your hair game, learn to navigate the dos and don'ts of using pomade for hair.
Step 1: Choose the Right Pomade: Which Pomade to Use Your Hairy Type?
Choosing the right pomade can feel a bit like choosing the right routine at the gym when it comes to the number of options you’re faced with. It's important to select the one that suits your hair type and desired style. Pomades come in a variety of holds (light, medium, and strong) and shine levels (low, medium, and high).
As a rule of thumb, lighter hold and higher shine pomades work best for thin hair, while stronger hold pomades are ideal for thicker, unmanageable hair. If you prefer a slick, shiny look, opt for a high-shine pomade. For a more natural, matte finish, choose a low-shine product.
Remember, it's not about the most expensive or popular pomade on the market. It's about the one that works best for you. You may not need to go for the strongest hold pomade right away. Start light, and then gradually work your way up if needed.
Step 2: Prepare Your Hair
Just as you wouldn't start a workout without a proper warm-up, you shouldn't apply pomade without prepping your hair. Make sure your hair is clean and free from previous product residue. This is where a good shampoo comes into play. Rinse your hair thoroughly and towel-dry it, leaving it slightly damp.
Why damp, you ask? Applying pomade to damp hair helps distribute the product evenly, ensuring a smoother application. It's like applying a pre-workout muscle rub — pomade needs a bit of moisture to spread evenly and work effectively.
But don't go overboard. Too much moisture can dilute the pomade, reducing its hold and shine. It's all about balance. With your hair prepped and ready, you're all set to dive into the pomade experience.
Step 3: Apply Pomade to Your Hair
Start by gathering a small amount of pomade — about the size of a dime to a quarter, depending on the thickness and length of your hair. If you’re getting used to pomade, it's better to start small. You can always add more if needed, but removing excess pomade can be a chore. Remember, the goal is to achieve a flawlessly styled mane, not an oil slick.
Now that you've got the right amount of pomade, rub it between your palms until it warms up and spreads evenly across your hands. This ensures the pomade will distribute evenly throughout your hair, preventing clumps and build-ups.
Now, the real work begins. Start applying the pomade from the roots of your hair, working your way up to the tips. The key is to ensure every strand receives an equal share of the pomade. This will help you achieve that effortless, natural look that speaks volumes about your grooming game. Don't forget to get the sides and back as well.
To get the best results, use your fingers as combs, running them through your hair. Remember, it's not about how much pomade you use but how well you distribute it.
Step 4: Style Your Hair
You've reached the exciting part — styling your hair. This is where your hair becomes your canvas, and you, the artist, get to create your masterpiece.
Choose Your Tool
Your fingers or a comb? The choice is yours. If you want a more relaxed, tousled look, your fingers are the perfect tool. They can help you create volume and texture.
On the other hand, a comb can give you a more polished, sleek style, perfect for formal occasions when you want a more defined look.
Generally, it's best to style your hair in the direction it naturally grows. This helps avoid unnecessary damage and gives a more natural look. However, if you're aiming for a specific style that requires you to go against your hair's natural direction, make sure to do it gently.
Sculpting Your Style
Begin to mold your hair into the desired shape. If you're using your fingers, run them gently through your hair, lifting, tousling, or smoothing as needed. For a more defined look with a comb, start by making a part. Then, comb your hair into place, ensuring each strand is where you want it to be.
Fine-Tuning Your Look
Once you've got the basic shape, you can adjust your style. Add volume by lifting your hair at the roots, smooth down any stray hairs, or tweak your part until you're happy with it. With pomade, less is more. You're going for an effortless, natural look, not helmet head.
Don’t Overdo It
One of the great things about pomade is that it doesn't harden like gel or hairspray. This means you can adjust your style throughout the day. But resist the urge to fiddle too much with your hair. Not only can this make your hair look messy, but it can also transfer oils from your hands to your hair, making it look greasy.
Can You Maintain Your Pomade Style During the Day?
Styling your hair with pomade is about understanding your hair, experimenting with different looks, and ultimately creating a style that reflects your personality and suits your lifestyle.
To maintain your style throughout the day, you may need to reapply a small amount of pomade, particularly for longer hair or in humid conditions. Keep a small tin of your favorite pomade on hand for touch-ups. But remember, a little goes a long way.
Choose The Beard Club for All Your Pomade Styles
The beauty of pomade is its versatility. Whether you're going for a classic slicked-back look, a modern pompadour, or a casual textured style, pomade can help you achieve the look you want. Embrace the simplicity and the confidence that comes with a well-groomed mane.
With pomade in your grooming toolbox, achieving a well-coiffed look can be as simple as it is satisfying. Experiment with different styles until you find the one that suits you best. After all, your hair is a reflection of your personality, and it deserves the best care. As you experiment, consider The Beard Club’s pomades and combs to achieve your dream ‘do.