Company – product
Goon grease by Lockhart’s authentic is a very noted pomade, a real classic petro heavy hold that everybody using pomades should have tried! Many guys position GG in their top 3, some call this their absolute number one.
Goon grease is fabricated by men and wife Steve and Nichole Lockhart based out of Michigan. GG descends from their authentic line which contains handmade quality products: lights, mediums, heavies, all oil based (petro base) pomades our grandfathers wore.
Lockhart’s has a professional division as well, crafted with the aid of a lab and of course with the same great quality. Products: a gel pomade, a hair groom plus a matte clay.
For Steve and Nichole, it’s important to listen to people’s needs, concerns and improving their products with lots of passion and love. This couple doesn’t evade challenges creating their products. Goon grease for example: a heavy hold that works as easy as a light plus has some good shine too!
Bonus: interview with the Lockhart’s, ‘Behind the brew’. Thanks to Mike Smith from Modern man tv – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R6WyHBVSNc&t=1080s
More info: http://www.lockhartsauthentic.com/about/
My hair profile
I’ve medium thick, wavy hair. I wear a side part with a contour. At the moment, I’m using a brush with wild boar hair, a Denman brush plus a wide tooth comb (detangler). During styling, I use brushes most.
Inside the tin, there’s a greenish pomade. Don’t worry, the color doesn’t affect your hair color and no green pillows in your bed. Tin has a 4 oz content.
Petrolatum, Microcrystalline Wax, Beeswax, Avocado Oil, Lanolin, Parfum, Color.
Citrus Cologne with hints of cucumber and citrus. Noticed a subtle sweetness too. Scent isn’t overwhelming, has a good balance. Got subtle whiffs the entire day. Is this scent not your cup of tea? Then there’s the cinnamon sandalwood option and another with lemon scent (different tin/design as well).
Application process – result
Top layer is waxy, not hard. Scooping out goes easy, no force needed: great for a heavy hold. Breakdown is easy too: little resistance and a soft waxy, sticky texture that becomes buttery after a few comfortable, easy rubs. Goes in easy without tug and pull and spreads evenly without issues. Scooped 4 normal sized licks on damp hair. GG acts like a light but don’t overdo (could weigh hair down – styling difficulties). Provides a solid, sticky grip when slicking back, combing with a Denman brush but the tension isn’t painful or uncomfortable. Styling time: around average. Goon grease tames my waves alright, sides, cowlicks very well. More about the waves: these are present a bit but in a neat and clean way. Obtained a nice, clean, slick hair shape without nasty flyaways or strays. Great height in the front. After circa half an hour, I looked back and the hair had not moved, no sag, no strays, no more waves showing up. A few touch ups here and there and ready to go out!
A good around medium shine, all day long without fading.
Hold – endurance
Labeled a heavy hold. To me, more of a firm. Keeps hair in place the whole day, straightened my waves in a neat, clean way, my cowlicks plus sides were held down perfectly, no splits. Heavy wind, rain, some cycling, a walk did not mess up things. No test in the heat but I’m sure it won’t let you down. End of the day: few flyaways, few strays, nearly no sagging: great endurance and overall good control. Medium weight, soft feel in the hair.
No problem: no resistance as I recombed. No loss of hold after restyling. Waves didn’t show up more, sides held down, no strays or flyaways. Didn’t need to restyle actually.
Bit greasy + manageable build up. Great build up properties.
Need around 3-4 showers. After the rinse, hair was soft.
I made an inventory of degreasing methods that can help you: https://piw74.com/2016/07/12/an-inventory-of-degreasing-methods/
Hair, scalp issues
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