Pomade used by NBA star Gordon Hayward

NBA star Gordon Hayward, playing small forward for the Boston Celtics has an iconic hairstyle. If you have been watching NBA matches, you may realize he did a great change in his hair cut since he started playing in NBA.

Gordon Hayward in rookie year vs his make over hairstyle

As you can see, he has done some massive change to his haircut since his rookie year. Some may be amazed how his hairstyle can stay put throughout a NBA match?

Gordon did reveal in interviews that BluMaan is his go-to hair products now, after trying a few dozens of other hair products.

BluMaan was created by two hairstyle enthusiasts, Joe and Ben who could not find the right products for them in the market and came along to create BluMaan offering the best hairstyle products to the community.

BluMaan Monarch is Gordon’s favourite. It is a matte paste that can be easily applied. The hold is medium to high which lasts throughout the day. The main ingredients are shea butter, kaolin and bentonite.

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If you want to try a pomade from BluMaan, they are offering a pomade called Fifth Sample styling mask pomade. This pomade took years to develop with special features like ingredients that promote hair health namely grape seed oil, vitamin B7, panthenol, silk amino acids and keratin. This specialized formulated pomade combat brittle hair, dry hair, dry scalp, dull hair and frizz.

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Best water-based pomade

So you want to pick a water based pomade, but still having a headache choosing the best one out there?

We ve got you covered. Try out these versatile water based pomades today!

O’douds all natural pomade

O’douds is a personal favourite. I remember trying a dozen of different products before I catch my eye on it. Once you have tried it, You will be amazed. This is what a premium hair product feels like. And you know you deserve it. Typically you will love the high shine. Just apply a scope and can get you covered for the day. The hold is strong. It consists of beeswax, jojoba oil, castor oil, candelilla wax, and shea butter. So apart from styling your hair, your hair will be nourished. 

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Imperial barber grade pomade

You will pick this if you are looking for the strongest hold. The hold strength here is 4 i.e. the strongest with imperial. It is easy to apply and you can adjust the hold strength by adding water when you are styling. You will enjoy a low shine hairstyle that last a day. Washing away the product is easy with just water and shampoo.

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Shear Revival Pomade

Having a chance to stumble upon this gem earlier, and I must say this is the best hand made water based pomade. Period. It is made with quality plant-derived ingredients. This gives you a matte finish but the ability to restyle during the day like a traditional oil based pomade.

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Oil-based vs water-based pomade

The usual oil-based pomade would give you a slick and shiny touch to your hairstyle. When it first appeared in the 18th century, pomade is made of lard. Usually, it would take several showers to completely wash it away from your hair as you can imagine.

In modern days, water-based pomades are gaining popularity. Thanks to the modern ingredients in it namely beeswax, Candelilla Wax, Shea Butter and Soy Lecithin. These ingredients make up the water-based pomade. If you want a hairstyle product with a great hold during the day and can then be easily washed away, you may consider using water-based pomade.

Some popular oil-based pomades:

Reuzel Medium Sheen Pink Pomade 

Reuzel Medium Sheen Pink Pomade

Reuzel is the Dutch word for lard. They have been producing these amazing oil-based pomade. With their well-formulated oil-based pomade, you will enjoy a strong hold and good control even if you have the curliest hair. Basically providing strong hold and medium shine with the pink version. Ideal for styling pompadours.

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Suavecito Pomade Oil Based Pomade

Many people have tried the Suavecito strong hold pomade. They also carry a oil-based one, allowing you to style a smooth, sleek slickback to a sky-high pomp. You will enjoy a healthy medium shine and controlled hold throughout the day.

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What is pomade?

Pomade is a hair product you apply to style your hair. It can be greasy, waxy or a water-based substance. The original ointment formula was mixed with mashed apples. Modern pomades are often scented in many ways.

Back in the 19th century, the main ingredient in the pomade is the bear fat. You can imagine it may take you a bit of work to wash it off your hair.

Then petroleum, lard, and beeswax mainly replace bear fat as the main ingredients in the early 20th century. Back in the time, film idols were well portrayed with these well-combed all back look.

In 1950s, people are amazed by Elvis’s signature popmpadour hairstyle.

Up till today, many celebrities like Leonardo Dicaprio, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake …. use pomades are used to make this slick, well groomed looks.

Difference between wax and pomade

Traditionally, the difference would be pomades gave the hair a slicker, shinier appearance, while wax gave a looser, more texturized and matte finish.

Nowadays, the difference may be hard to tell as many pomades contain beeswax. Also, there are a lot of water based pomades which would give you a rather matte finish.