Despite it’s funny name, hair pomade can give you the style you want. Learn what hair pomade is and how to use it from Sport Clips DC.

What Is Hair Pomade and Do I Need It?

Getting a quality haircut is just the start of achieving your perfect style. You’ll also want to find the right hair products. For many men, a high-quality hair pomade is the best way to complete your new look!

What Is Hair Pomade?

You likely have heard of pomade at this point, but a lot of guys are confused as to what it even is. Is it just another type of hair gel? Well, not exactly. Hair get is designed to dry out and harden after you apply it to your hair, creating a firm hold.

On the other hand, pomades are water-based or oil-based, wax-like hair products that don’t dry out or flake. They also leave your hair with more of a natural look than gel, which will leave your hair appearing wet. Depending on the type of pomade you choose, your hair may end up looking mostly dry or slightly oily.

Pomade is a great product to use for a wide variety of hair types and textures and allows you to shape and direct your hair for a fun new look.

How to Use Pomade

Even if you get the perfect pomade for you, it won’t do you much good if you don’t know how to use it properly.

Many pomades start out very thick in the bottle and need to be warmed up in your palm to be applied to your hair. Start by scooping out a dime-sized bit of pomade and rub it into your hands until you can easily spread it around. Then, simply run it through your hair and style it as you like.

If you need to really shape your hair and want a firm hold, you’ll want to wait to apply your pomade once your hair is dry. This will also result in less shine and more of a natural look to your hair.

For guys who want to direct their hair in a certain direction while getting more shine, apply your pomade after you get out of the shower when your hair is still wet.

Which Pomade Is Right for Me?

Pomade comes in a wide variety of types for different kinds of hair, so the option that will be right for you largely depends on the kind of look you want to achieve and your hair texture.

  • Clean-Cut by Paul Mitchell: this pomade offers a confident, medium hold and results in a natural-looking matte finish for your hair. Lasting a long time and leaving your hair soft and pliable, this is a great go-to pomade for many guys.


  • Barber’s Classic by Paul Mitchell: this is a pomade for guys with thicker hair who want the old-fashioned slicked back look and more shine.


  • Original Pomade by MVRCK: This is a great medium-hold pomade that gives a natural-looking shine and a lasting hold. Thanks to the water-based formula, it’s easy to wash out.


Be sure to make your way over to Sports Clips Haircuts DC in Columbia Heights today to get a quality haircut and the right products to rock your new look!

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