The beer can professor – medium hold oil based pomade

The Beer Can Professor Vegan Hair Pomade

Company – product

The beer can professor is a grooming line by Paul Roof. Pomade was fabricated by Robert Watkins, brewer we know of the Mailroom barber brand. Both are from SC.

As the brand’s name suggests, it’s devoted to the love of beer and beards and bbq. The beer that started it all was the Chucktown follicle brown. Reading through the ingredients list below, you’ll become aware of the presence of yes: hops. Another brewer, Quenton Tazelaar from Tazmaneian tame (Alabama), applied bourbon and butter beer in his products.

The beer can professor pomade is vegan-friendly and washes out real easy for an oil based!

Other grooming stuff: stache wax, beard oil and a can holder. Check out the link in the more info section.

Bonus, introduction of the brand by Paul Roof himself –

More info:

My hair profile

I’ve medium thick, wavy hair. I wear a side part with a contour. At the moment, I’m using a boar hair brush, a Denman plus a detangler (Tangle teezer). During styling, I use brushes most. More about the tangle teezer on:


It comes in a 3.5 oz amber glass jar with printed on labeling. Design was kept simple and clean. Product inside has a light yellow tint.


Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Candelilla Wax, Soy Wax, Emulsifying Wax NF, Mango Butter, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Hops, Parfum.

  • Hydrogenated soybean oil (on the tin) = soy wax.
  • Hops: good conditioner for the hair.
  • Parfum: on the site it says essential oils.


Brown ale. Didn’t catch that much of the ale but I sniffed a touch of hops, spiciness, herbal and manly and rather tart in the jar. In the hair: subtle, passes now and then. Wanna know what I mean: smell is similar to The iron society firm and medium. Do I dig it? Yes!

Application process – result

Applied to slightly damp hair. 3 average scoops in the mop. The pomade scoops out easy: a finger push and there it comes, caterpillar alike. It feels a bit thick, waxy and a tad sticky. Breakdown: some pressure and done, bit of a waxy cream in the palms. Putting in: slight grip. Disperses easily. Combing back: tad of tension using a Denman brush. Pomade provides some good grip plus styles comfortable because of its not overly waxy content and a good balance of oils and butter. Control: light-medium weight which makes it easy to lay down the hair, without forcing it in a certain direction as with waxier ones. Sides were slicked down well. You get some proper volume. TBCP does not tame the waves entirely but it does the job in a very clean manner: my waves showed up in a clean way, no splits or saggy mess as with some other mediums. The look I obtained is comparable to men’s wavy hair of the 30s: that classy, classic brylcreem look. But this one is much stronger than brylcreem, don’t get me wrong and it has good shine as well. Thus, my hair shape looked great with an average height where a medium is intended for. Loose hairs: nearly none. Pomade is smooth and slick. Hair kept its shape looking back after half an hour: great. Styles similar to The Mailroom barber’s Nolde forest which is one of my all time favorites and also the XX (medium hold) of their natural pomade series. These are very reliable pomades!


A decent medium shine. And does not fade at all!

Hold – endurance

Medium according to the company. A medium with a little boost for me, not a firm/strong strength, just a good/solid medium. Keeps everything together well with a splendid endurance in normal conditions and also while sporting and sweating a tad in temperatures around 60, little sun and wind.


Restyles effortless, ‘no wax break feel’ or tug. Hair held its good hold and a coherent shape without waves becoming more prominent.

Build up

Clean one. Don’t wash with a lot of shampoo for you’ll rinse all out. I just wet the hair, put some tonic on and some fresh pomade. Hold even gets better and my look yet cleaner.

Washing out

1 or 2 rinses with water and shampoo depending on which shampoo and your hair type. Easy thing for an oil based for sure! Ideal for a one-day commitment. Hair is soft and healthy afterwards.

Hair, scalp issues


Similar pomades

  • The mail room barber, Nolde forest – medium oil based pomade.
  • The mail room barber, XX natural pomade – medium oil based pomade.
  • Scent wise: The iron society oil based pomades.


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