10 Best Hair Pomade For Men 2020 Guide

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10 Best Hair Pomade For Men 2020 Guide




In this article, 10 Best Hair Pomade For Men 2020, we will be looking at the definition of a hair pomade, a few of the various hair pomades on the market, the main features, and their ingredients, to see if you can find a good fit for your hair needs. Without further ado, let’ see check it out.


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Basically, a hair pomade is simply a thick paste that you can use to make your hair stay in place for a long time. According to Wikipedia, a hair pomade ‘is a greasy, waxy, or a water-based substance that is used to style hair. Pomade generally gives the user’s hair a shiny and slick appearance. It lasts longer than most hair care products, often requiring only one wash if it is water based to completely remove.'[1]

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How Is It Made

Hair pomades can be made from:

  • bear fat or lard
  • lanolin
  • beeswax
  • petroleum jelly

In the beauty industry today, hair pomades are usually made with firm holding ingredients like beeswax, lanolin (being the more common choices). This thickener is what determines the longevity of the ‘hold’.

How Do You Use It

You can use it on wet, damp, or dry hair. It is best on damp hair as your hair is more pliable and when the pomade ‘sets’, it will also keep your hair in the desired form you choose. Based on the particular brand, you might find that a dollop might get the job done versus a handful. You can also check out this article on Wikihow on how to apply a hair pomade[2].

The Benefits

Hmm, the benefits…this should be interesting to write about. It all depends on your needs when it comes to using a pomade. You often find men using pomades to ‘style’ their moustaches, sideburns, and beards. For some people, using a pomade:

  • Helps to keep the hair in place for a long time
  • Preserves your hairstyle
  • Acts a protectant for your hair
  • Indirectly locks in the moisture in your hair if applied when wet or damp. It acts as a sealant.
  • Can also be used as a texturizer

10 Best Hair Pomade For Men 2020

1/Suavecito Pomade Firme Hold 

Apparently, the Suavecito brand of hair pomade is very popular based on the feedback I have seen while compiling my research. Its main selling point is that it is water-soluble and yet it still does the job like that of its many ‘wax’ counterparts. It started off as a ‘kitchen product’ until the local barbershops were curious about it and then Suavecito was born. Their motto is ‘quality without a high price’.

Let’s look at the features:

  • Gives a strong hold for ‘grand’ hairstyles such as pompadour, slick back, and side part.
  • It is water soluble
  • Is not greasy
  • Not messy
  • Combs through easily when applied to your hair
  • Has a moderate shine
  • Has the ‘trust seal’ of the community
  • Made in the USA 100%

List of ingredients:

Water, Ceteareth-25, Glycerin, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Propylene Glycol, PEG 40 Hydrogentated Castor Oil, Fragrance, DMDM Hydrantoin Caramel, Simethicone, PVP, PEG-8 Beeswax, Methylparaben, Polysorbate 20.

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2/TIGI Bed Head B for Men

Of course, the TIGI Bed Head brand is no stranger to the cosmetic industry.

The main features of this pomade:

  • Has a great hold and a natural looking finish
  • It is made with beeswax, cera caranauba and a blend of polymers
  • You can have a matte definition and separation
  • The wax is not hard and easily pliable
  • Helps resist humidity
  • The hold factor is 5
  • Texture factor of 5
  • Helps hold and style hair for a natural finish
  • Does no cause flaking
  • Easy to wash out

The two main ingredients:

  • Beeswax – which imparts structure and fullness to the hair while still giving it a fair amount of hold and texture
  • Cera Carnauba – this is a medium-weight wax which helps with the hold factor.

List of ingredients:

Water, beeswax, bisdiglyceryl polyacyladipate2, petorlatum, cetearyl alcohol, vp/va copolymer, propylene glycol, ozokerite, copernicia cerifera (cera carnauba) wax, diethylhexyl maleate, peg40 hydrogenated castor oil, vinyl caprolactam/vp/dimethylaminoeth.

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3/Suavecito Pomade Original Hold

Yet another Suavecito hair product with also a very popular feedback. This is the original pomade which the company built its name on.

The features:

  • This is the original formula with a medium strength hold
  • Does not have a crunchy finish
  • No residue
  • Combs through your hair easily
  • Water soluble
  • Moderate shine
  • Made in the USA

List of ingredients:

Water, Ceteareth-25, Glycerin, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Propylene Glycol, PEG 40 Hydrogentated Castor Oil, Fragrance, DMDM Hydrantoin Caramel, Simethicone, PVP, PEG-8 Beeswax, Methylparaben, Polysorbate 20.

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4/ American Crew Pomade

American Crew is no stranger to the beauty industry. This pomade is also very popular based on the feedback.

The main features:

  • It has a medium hold
  • It has a high shine factor
  • It is water-based and washes out easily
  • Has a natural holding power
  • It is a natural scent with no synthetic additives
  • Can be used by any hair type and is very effective with curly hair

The pomade has lanolin in its formula which helps to provide the shine and flexible hold.

List of ingredients:

Aqua/Water/Eau, PEG-25 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Oleth-10, Lanolin, Oleth-20, Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Bisstearyldimonium Chloride, Alcohol Denat., PVP, Propylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Geraniol, Citral, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Benzoic Acid, Propylparaben.

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5/Smooth Viking  Styling Clay

Another well-known name in the beauty industry, Smooth Viking has been around for some time providing great quality products for people. It was founded in 2014 with the main emphasis on beard care and then it expanded to include hair care for the other hair on your body. Here is yet another great product which is supported by a popular feedback.

The main features:

  • Delivers a strong hold
  • Keeps your hairstyle for many hours
  • It has a matte finish which leaves no residue
  • It adds thickness and texture to your hairstyle
  • Works well with shorter hairstyles
  • It can be used on wet, damp, and dry hair to achieve the effect desired

List of ingredients:

Water (Aqua), C32-36 ISOALKYL STEARATE, Cetearyl Alcohol, Kaolin, Lanolin Wax, Steareth-20, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Metthacrylate Copolymer, Acrylats Copolymer, VP/Methacrylamide/Vinyl Imidazole Copolymer, PEG-8 Beeswax, Bentonite, PVP (Firming Agent), Propylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Triethanolamine, Beeswax, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Stearyl Behenate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Polysorbate-60, Fragrance (Parfum), DMDM Hydantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, CI77499, Iron Oxide (CI#77491).

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6/Smooth Viking Pomade for Men 

Another popular pomade by Smooth Viking that is just as exceptional in its performance.

The main features:

  • A water-based hair product
  • Washes out easily
  • Provides all-day hold
  • Uses premium product ingredients
  • Made 100% in the USA

Definitely a product to try.

List of ingredients:

Water, Steareth-20, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Propylene Glycol, Polyurethane-14, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ceteth-20, AMP-Acrylates Copolymer. PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Zemea® Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, PVP (Firming Agent), Phenoxyethanol 4, Fragrance, Phenyl Trimethicone, Isoceteth-20, Caprylyl Glycol, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG-8 Beeswax, PEG-45M.

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7/ Baxter of California Clay Pomade

The Baxter of California brand was created to be top of the line for every product they created. It has been around since 1965 creating products for the beauty industry. It has received awards for Best Hair Wax, Details Magazine, May 2012.

The features:

  • Has a very strong hold
  • Delivers a matte-finish
  • Helps to define, separate, and mold hairstyles
  • Is infused with natural ingredients like kaolin clay and beeswax
  • Adds texture to your hair
  • Can be used on wet or dry hair
  • Paraben-free formula

List of ingredients:


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8/ Uppercut Deluxe Pomade

This brand is not a very well-known one but seems to be gaining some exposure so far.

The main features:

  • Helps to control and define styles
  • Delivers a strong hold
  • Moderate shine
  • Can be used to create classic styles like the pompadours, side parts of slick-back type styles

List of ingredients:

Aqua, Ceteareth-25, Pvp, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Parfum, Coumarin, Peg-75 Lanolin, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Tetrasodium Edta, Caramel, Ci 16035 / Red 40.

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9/ Old Spice Spiffy Mens Sculpting Pomade

Of course, Old Spice is surely no stranger to the beauty industry, seems like it has been around for ages. The main features:

  • It has a moderate hold
  • Provides a matte finish
  • Fresh and clean scent

List of ingredients:

Water/Eau, Mineral Oil/Huile Minerale, Petrolatum, Acrylates Crosspolymer-3, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire De Carnauba, Propylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3 Dicitrate/Stearate, Paraffin, Cetyl Alcohol, Beeswax/Cire D’Abeille, Fragrance/Parfum, Ceteareth-25, Lanolin Wax/Cire De Lanoline, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Methylparaben, Dmdm Hydantoin, Propylparaben, Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

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10/Rocky Mountain Barber Company Pomade for Men

The Rocky Mountain Barber brand is a well-known brand and mostly associated with hair products made for the beard.

The main features:

  • Has a strong hold
  • Delivers a natural high shine to your hairstyle
  • It is not greasy and washes out easily and based on a water-soluble formula
  • Does not strip natural oils from your hair
  • The 5oz tub gives an extra 20% more product
  • Has a neutral scent
  • Help to add texture to your hairstyle
  • 100% Made in the USA

List of ingredients:

Water, Ceteareth 25, Beeswax, Glycerin, PEG 40, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate, PVP K30, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

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My Final Thoughts About 10 Best Hair Pomade For Men 2020

Well, I am not a pomade user, however, having done this research I can see where a few of the suggested products could serve as a backup to my gel product. I don’t generally wear styles that need long or firm hold, but I am certainly one to try something new at times.

And even though they are mainly suggested for men, in my eyes, when it comes down to it – hair is hair is hair – no matter whose head its on!

I hope this 10 Best Hair Pomade For Men 2020 guide will provide some useful suggestions for you and your haircare.

All the best.


[1] Wikipedia

[2] Wikihow

[Updated November 2019]

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6 thoughts on “10 Best Hair Pomade For Men 2020 Guide

  1. Orion

    Hi Michelle, thanks for this review. I was wondering do they have hair pomade for women too? or is it primarily a men’s product?

    Also, I have curly hair, and I do blow dry it often as I feel more feminine with my hair straight…well wavy straigh 😉
    I was thinking, would a hair pomade be useful to seal in the style and still make my hair look naturally flowing or is it suitable only for short haircuts like men’s?

    Would love to find the right product to protect and keep my hairstyle in place!

    1. Michelle Post author

      Thnx for stopping by, Orion. Very interesting questions you have posed. Ok, my opinion on pomades – I think they can be used by either gender – it is just a question of how much, how little, how often – only the user can determine that choice. It is all a process of trial and error, Orion. I personally do not use a pomade, I use a gel for my ‘hair-staying needs’. Well, not much of an answer for you, but I guess you should just get a small container of the products and try it out. All the best.

  2. ariel

    Hello Michelle, I would not have thought of a pomade for a beard..but yet that makes so much sense..doesn’t it?
    And i suppose any product can be used as male or female?
    I liked the idea of it as a back up gel..
    Great information,
    In peace and gratitude, ariel

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Ariel,
      Yes, in the long run – hair is hair is hair – and you need to have some type of hair care regimen in your planning. Yes, a lot of the products are ‘unisex’, it is simply a choice of how little or how much and how often.
      Thnx for stopping by.

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello there, Oniel.
      Thanks for stopping by. Happy to know that you found some value in the article


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