Pomade is a greasy, waxy, or a water-based substance used to hold hair in place. Pomade used be oil-based with a high shine finish that was difficult to wash out, hence the term greaser. Today pomade can refer to any hair product with hold, including putties, waxes, clays, and muds. Modern pomades are available in formulas that provide low, medium, and high hold, matte to high shine, and for all hair types, from straight to curly and thin to thick.
The Best 4 Pomades For Thin Hair
Thin hair is not the same as thinning hair, though the same products do work for both hair types. Thin hair is just what you’re born with while thinning hair is something that happens over time.
Men with thin hair literally have fewer hairs on the head than men with thick hair. The best pomades for thin hair help hair appear fuller, textured, and more voluminous.
Cremo Thickening Paste – This pomade has a modern matte finish and water-soluble formula. It’s hits all the points that a pomade for fine hair should have – thickness, texture, and volume. All that and it is still touchable.
Bona Fide Matte Paste – It adds lots of volume and controls those short hairs that stick out with no shine. Use it on dry hair but it can also be applied to damp hair.
BluMaan Meraki – This versatile product can be used as pre-styler for added volume and to protect from blow-drying damage, on it’s own as a pomade, or as a post-styler for all day hold.
For hard-to-style hair, a pre-styler can enhance the performance of any product, especially when combined with blow drying. Like the name indicates, use it before styling.
4. Volume and Texture
Helping hair stand up or creating textured sections both help thin hair appear thicker. Look for these properties in all hair products,especially pomades.
Mitch Reformer Texturizer – This hard working pomade bulks up hair, adds some trendy texture, and locks in style.
How to use pomade for hair
If pomade is doing its job, it holds hair in place all day long. Pomade definitely is not bad for hair. Many formulas condition hair and protect locks from damage from the sun and pollution in addition to creating your desired style. Pomade also does not cause hair loss. In fact, pomades can help thin hair look thicker.
1. How often should you put pomade in your hair.
Pomade can be used to daily on clean hair. If you’re using an oil-based or clay pomade that doesn’t wash out, re-application may not be necessary even after a shampoo.
2. How Much Pomade to Use.
The right amount of pomade depends on the product, your hair type, and hairstyle. Start with a pea- to dime-sized amount and add more if necessary. Guys with thick, curly, and longer hair will need more than guys with fine, straight, and short hair.
Always start with a small amount and re-apply if required. You can always add more but removing pomade means taking a shower. Start with a pea-sized amount, work it between palms, and apply to hair evenly. Add more if you need to.
3. Wet vs Dry Hair.
The easiest way to apply pomade is to damp, almost dry hair. The moisture makes it easier to evenly apply pomade. However, pomade can also be applied to dry hair. Do not apply any hair product to wet hair because the water will dilute it.
4. How to Apply Pomade.
Rub pomade between palms to heat it up and make it easier to apply. Then work it into hair evenly, from the forehead back, at both sides, and at the neckline. Spend some time getting pomade into the roots with the fingertips as well. Then style hair with fingers or a comb. This application method works for straight and curly hair as well as all types of pomades.