Today, I’m gonna write about a medium oil based from: The classics pomade co out of Illinois. The brewer behind is Brooklyn Martinez. These handmade pomades are inspired by the classics, hence the name. Brooklyn offers sublime designed jars with great scents. The Classics Pomade Co is known for the Halloween/dark themed pomades!
POMADE IN THE SPOTLIGHT
I will be showcasing their regular medium hold. This is presented in a black, plastic jar with black twist top lid. On top of the lid and turning the jar around, you see a sticker label with a tiger on it, the co’s name, content: 3.7 oz (105 g), the scent and ‘The classics never die’ slogan. Everything is kept simple and clean with black, grey and white colors, not overcharged. You don’t have an ingredients list or any directions for use printed on. You come across the ingredients on their website. The avid pomade users among us know how to use a pomade. The pomade inside is white.
Petroleum jelly, soy wax, beeswax, sweet almond oil, olive oil, fragrance.
Vanilla pipe tobacco. A nice smelling pomade. I catch the sweetness of the vanilla with soft undertones of the tobacco. Do not imagine a cigar or cigarette aroma, no. The whole smells clean plus really balanced both in the jar and the mop. Lingers in a non-pushy way.
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: to damp hair to calm down the waviness of my bangs. 3 solid amounts of product needed.
Scooping: one little push, bam.
Breakdown: in a second into a soft, creamy, a tad oily (not greasy) substance, not sticky, not that waxy.
Working in: easy to do. Very comfortable! Resistance is minimal. Spreads evenly without any hassle.
Combing back: easy again. The comb glides through effortless, no mentionable tension. So smooth and slick. Combing the hair to the side takes place without issues.
Control: feels light, not very waxy and therefore this pomade lays down all the hairs easily. Hair will not stick up once you’ve combed through. Takes care of the cowlick area, provides nice medium height (front), waves are straightened out sufficient. No straying going on. The sides are a bit puffy but clean. Shortly: slick and smooth, making styling a breeze!
Medium shine. Does not fade out.
Described as a medium hold. A medium-light in my book. Its hold is just enough to handle my bangs.
Did a great job for me in general! My hair sagged a bit, some waves did manifest somewhat but the overall shape of my hair remained clean and slick! For people with thicker, wavy and curly hair, this might work if using enough product.
Oil based = restyling is key. Some minor touch ups was all I had to do. If I restyle a few times, my waves start showing up.
Don’t wash my hair on a daily base. Build up for me: water, tonic and 2 scoops to revive everything. Very manageable build up the following days: a charm to work with! Don’t overdo shampoo, rinses out a lot of build up.
Ease of wash-ability is different for everyone. Washes out much easier than most other oil based pomades.
- Grandad’s old fashioned, medium hold oil based.
- Stickmore: medium hold oil based.
- Lockhart’s: medium oil based.
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