Pomps not dead was formed in 2012, by Edwin Carson, at his home in Houston, Texas. Growing up listening to punk rock and hardcore, Edwin takes inspiration from his favorite bands and ties them into his products.
Handmade in small batches to ensure the highest quality. Pomps not dead pomades bring slick hair to an otherwise rough and gritty music scene.
PND brings lots of pomades, slick and old school, from light to heavy, oil based mostly, unique scents + great designs.
- PND’s website: https://www.pompsnotdeadpomade.com/collections
- Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/nl/shop/PompsNotDeadPOMADE
POMADE IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Fuel for the hare game it is! Starts off with a nice word game: hare/hair. Fuel is a firm holding oil based, comes in a 4 oz (113 g) container with slip lid. Has a brown background with white, black lettering. The hare is highlighted in orange. All is printed on stickers. Info tin: brand and name of the pomade, a hare, content, HTX (Houston/Texas), hold, brewed in small batches. On the tin’s side: brand, hold, ingredients. The pomade is brown to complement the tin’s main hue.
Petrolatum, microwax, beeswax, castor oil, scent.
I told you about his unique scents and here is an example of such one: a gasoline scented pomade. I don’t know how he did it but when you open the tin, you smell: gasoline. Smells pretty strong. In the hair: subtle. Okay scent to me.
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: 3 average scoops on damp bangs. I prefer to style damp as it eases styling, manages my waves in a much better way.
Scooping: no hard layer. Just dive in and this pomade scoops out right away. The pomps not dead pomades shine in this department. Firm or heavy: they’ll always scoop easy.
Breakdown: a couple decent rubs and the pomade smears out into a waxy and sticky texture without dry sensation. Most Pomps not dead pomades are on the greasier side. This one is somewhat greasy even it’s a firm strength.
Working in: tug and pull but nothing out of the ordinary. Because the fuel is a thicker, waxier pomade, smaller licks help to work it in more comfortable and makes evenly spreading easier.
Combing back: there’s tension. Combing the hair to the side goes rather comfortable.
Control: as with all the PND pomades, expect some good slickness, even in the heavier categories. You get a great balance between petrolatum/wax and oil. Although being waxier, I didn’t have issues by my standards*. Slicks down the hair easily and keeps it that way, no hairs fighting back. Its sticky nature takes care of this too. My sides got slicked back nice. Cowlicks: after a couple recombs: well managed. Great height. Waves: straightened out well. No blocky front: get that with pomades that are too heavy for my mane. These give a bumpy character (waves showing up slightly) to my hair.
- For people who did not read any of my reviews, here some explanation. If pomades are too waxy, my (wavy) hair fights back: popping out and a lot of loose strays. I really dislike combing through and pull out or break hair due to big wax contents. And because of the dry sensation my waves begin to show through ending with a matte looking mess.
Natural according to PND. A notch below a medium shine in my mop. Good shine for its firmness.
Firm hold. I agree. Comparing to other PND firms:
- Heavier than: close quarters combing.
- Less strong than: firmage, the daily grind, lardage.
Temperatures: 61° F (16° C), rain, walking through the rain, no sun, no sweating, no strenuous chores. Hair sagged a tad.
Restyles well as it is the nature of an oil based.
Don’t wash my hair on a daily base. Build up for me: water, tonic and 2 fresh scoops of pomade and go. Build up: a bit greasy, sticky, rather waxy but workable.
Ease of wash-ability is different for everybody. PND pomades do not wash out easily out of my hair. Need 3 washes.
- Pomps not dead, firmage.
- Pomps not dead, close quarters combing.
- Pomps not dead, the daily grind.
- Big slick firm.
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