Grandad’s old fashioned – medium hold oil based pomade

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Grandad’s old fashioned once started in San Diego by Michael Tafoya (2012). He sold his company to Bryce Sims who led it a few years, changed labeling plus brought in new formulas and products. In 2017, Grandad’s old fashioned came back in Michael’s hands. 2019: Jeffrey Robertson from Oklahoma takes over the co.

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Today’s focus will be on the medium oil based pomade of the Grandad’s line.

The medium weight comes in a 4 oz (113 g) plastic jar with great, clean, classic, old-fashioned labels! Orange is the color to represent this hold type. The jar has a screw top lid with label on top, easy to find it right away when going through your collection. What info you find on the labels? The brand’s name, user directions and an ingredients list. The pomade is white.


Petrolatum, beeswax, olive oil, sweet almond oil, fragrance.

Basic list of ingredients: petro base, wax and a few conditioning oils.


Mine is: fresh peppermint, a not abrasive smell at all; it will accompany you in a non-pushy way. Important to note is that Jeffrey offers the opportunity to choose between different scents.


My hair type: medium thick, wavy, somewhat unruly hair, medium length. I wear a contour.

My styling equipment: Denman brush D3, Bixby comb and a boar brush.

Application: damp mane = my waves are tamed. 4 licks used (fresh hair).

Scooping out: relatively waxy, some resistance noticeable (top layer). Beneath that: softer consistency.

Breakdown: easy thing. Feels a tad waxy and changes into a creamy, slightly greasy texture. There’s no stickiness. This pomade has a clean feel to it.

Working in: notice minimal tug and pull. Well to distribute evenly.

Combing back: little tension. Switching the direction of the mop sideways goes easy.

Control: aids to lay down the hair and cowlicks without forcing it into any direction or hairs popping out because of a high wax content. The waxiness is balanced to result into a slick and smooth control. My waves are straightened and my front well lifted. No trouble having flyaways. Sides keep well in place.


Medium shine level according to the brewer. Can second that. Shine stays the whole day.


It says medium hold. For me: a medium somewhat leaning towards a medium- light. But it surprised me with the right level of strength using it on damp hair.


Good for a medium. My hair did look nearly the same at the end of the day. No complains of sagging, many strays, waves showing through or splits in the cowlick area. Hair shape was still clean and slick. I used it under non-strenuous conditions with temperatures around 60° F (16° C).


Oil based = restyle-able all day, no tug in this department.


Easy to work with the next days. No real increase of strength. Build up to me: no wash but putting in water, tonic, 2 scoops of the stuff and style. Clean and ease to manage build up.


The washing out process is different for everybody. A few washes will rinse it out completely. Not a difficult one.


  • Stickmore.
  • Lockhart’s medium.
  • The classics pomade.

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