All the kings men, cavalier – heavy oil based pomade

THE COMPANY

All the kings men is a pomade brand based out of Easton/PA, run by brewer Jaseline Rivera. I’m going to review his heavy hold: a handcrafted oil based.

The brand’s theme dates from the Middle Ages with cavaliers and chivalry. The heavy is called ‘cavalier’, the medium ‘chivalry’.

All the kings men is not that well-known. I just encountered two reviews of it. I like to support brewers because they spend so many times and money, energy and love to create quality products, for us! I had a chat with Tadashi, CEO from Hedgelion, and he was so kind to send me their heavy hold to pull it out of its shade. Although sponsored, I’m in for honest reviews, not for fancy talks in favor of Hedgelion and/or the brewer!

Other grooming from All the kings men:

  • A hair clay.
  • A gel pomade.
  • Chivalry: the medium oil based.

If you wish less hold, the medium (chivalry) can be an option. Same scent options as with the heavy.

More info on the company: https://www.facebook.com/Allthekingsmenpomade/

POMADE IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The heavy hold, Cavalier pomade, exists in two scents: the campfire marshmallow apple scent and the candy corn scent. Both are available on Hedgelion.

Hedgelion link to the heavy hold: https://www.hedgelion.com/product/all-the-kings-men-pomade-cavalier-heavy-hold/

The pomade is bottled in a hard plastic 4 oz (113 g) jar. No problem it ain’t glass, did not even notice that at first. Color of the pomade: yellow.

INGREDIENTS

Lanolin, beeswax, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, petrolatum, fragrance oil.

Base is lanolin, a fat from sheep wool.

SCENT

Mine is the campfire marshmallow apple scent. Reviewer Pompxpunk smelled caramel too. In the jar: strong, sweet, full scent. Gives me a great autumn/Halloween feel (love these). In the hair: present but not overbearing. During the day: was with me as a shadow but so subtle and agreeable. I’m not in for lingering smells but this one is an exception! Really dig the sweet, subtle, warm, for autumn aroma.

STYLING PROCESS

My hair: I’ve medium thick, wavy hair. I wear a side part with a contour.

My styling equipment: 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. I also use a tangle teezer.

Application: Jaseline suggests applying on slightly damp or dry hair. I prefer slightly damp to damp due to the waxiness and its heavy hold, I don’t like much pull. I scooped out 4 average licks.

Scooping: its top layer is hard to scoop, yes it’s a heavy hold. Under that layer, an easier to scoop pomade. Not the fingernail kind of thing but some power will be needed. Agitating: force needed.

Breakdown: waxy, on the drier side consistency, several clumps of wax at first, then several thorough rubs and it was all broken down. Not the easiest but not the worst neither.

Working in: some tug and pull, not painful. 

Slicking back: tug and pull, no ripping out of the hair but bit of a hassle. Spreading evenly: doable.

Control: due to the waxy content, my hair stuck together, hairs were sticking up during combing. Not easy, not comfortable to style. I did find my part rather quick and it was alright. Hairs popped out and combing was a bit of a struggle, even with my Denman brush and tangle teezer. Had to use my boar brush to comb and keep down the hairs. One side (where the hair is thicker, my cowlick is) did not stay in place and had to deal with loose hairs again and again. I had to recomb repeatedly. My front: obtained some great height and the wax straightened out my waves perfectly. No hassle like strays, flyaways. You would expect that with a drier, waxy pomade. I heard the medium hold (chivalry) is more of a medium-firm plus less waxy. Maybe that one works smoother.

SHINE

Labeled as: matte. I give it a more of neutral shine. No change throughout the day.

HOLD

Heavy hold. Yes, it is. Comparable to the latest Shear revival’s ‘music or misery’.

ENDURANCE

My hair kept great shape with exception the side hairs jumping out all day and I didn’t have a comb with me. Finger combing helped somewhat but just for a second. Moving the head and boom! Back at home, I used a gel pomade on the specific place and it held down better since then, even after an hour of cycling in temperatures around 60° F (16° C) with average wind, some sun. Waves stayed away. No splits.

RESTYLING

Did not need to restyle, with exception to the mentioned issue. No remarkable tug and pull during a try out. Keeps a great hold. Waves didn’t show up.

BUILD UP

Waxy, more manageable than on day 1. Damp hair is the option for my mane and this worked. Overall: easier to work with! Some problems finding my part. Less hair popping out. Cowlick area: stayed down. Easier to comb through. Overall a real improvement! Waxy pomades mostly give me big hassle on the second day but this one did a much better job.

WASH OUT

3-4 showers depending on the quantity used and your type of hair, switch to a medium the next days or not. Hair feels soft, healthy after washing out the pomade.

SIMILAR POMADE(S)

  • Shear revival, music or misery.
  • Lockhart’s heavy hold.

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