NOTE: REAL sorry for the delay on this post! I could’ve sworn I had published it earlier.
Here’s a pic of my D.A. I didn’t slick it down tightly, so you can get a picture of how it could form/flow.
I don’t have it come together at the top, because it gives me a weird profile. But depending on the shape of your skull, you may be able to have it come together a little higher up. I didn’t drag down my comb through the center, to show how it’ll look prior to adding that finishing touch.
It’ll be hard to get the top/crown of your head to be slicked tightly, while trying to get your ducktail to flow into it. Trying to comb it to flow together, just won’t happen.
My tip: slick down the crown first, then have the ducktail flow over it. You can do it the other way around, but you won’t get them directly in the center. Which is fine, Elvis didn’t always have them meet directly in the center, but it’s up to you.
Do have any suggestions for a very light weight pomade? I have been using Groom & Clean since it has gotten colder out (I live in Pittsburgh), but it has been fairly wet recently and the G&C just kind of washes out.
Check out Royal Crown (Hairdressing is lighter than the Pomade, but not by much,) Murray’s Super Light, Dax Short & Neat, or even Tres Flores Brilliantine.
Since you’re used to G&C, they’re gonna be considerably thicker. But they’re the lightest and greasiest when it comes to petrolatum based pomades.
hey do you think you'll do a review on Baxter of California's different pomades? haven't tried them myself yet; also on the american crew pomade, i use the stuff and love it...just want to read your take on it.
I can’t say I plan on it, but it’s not out of the question. Both American Crew and Baxter of California’s products are aimed outside of what I look for. So they’re not on my priority list. Plus, the amount you get from each, is not much especially when you consider the price.
I was planning on cutting my hair like yours, what how should I tell the person cutting my hair to cut it like yours?
The easiest way is to bring in a picture. It gives the barber/stylist a visual, so they know exactly what you want and the style you’re aiming for. When you say pompadour to a non-rockabilly specific barber, you’ll get a pompadour you DON’T want.
Hey man! I'm a long-haired dude, and was thinking about sporting a pomp. However, all the tricks and tips on the internet are for ladies. Any ideas on that matter?
The best tip for going from long hair to ANY hairstyle, is find a picture of the style you want, and find a stylist who can cut your hair accordingly. I know a lot of cats who get discouraged when they try to style a pomp, without having a decent enough haircut that allows them to do so. I know I go on about “it doesn’t matter what haircut you have,” but for the first timer, it does.
Once you find the right stylist that cuts your hair properly, figure out a product that’ll fit your needs: water-soluble or petrolatum based. They both style differently and you’ll have to now work this into your day-to-day routine. You’ll also need a damn good comb!
Once you’ve figured it all out, check out my YouTube page, to get the basic how-to tips. A lot of folks on YouTube don’t go into a lot of detail. Not saying I’m much better, but at least I address it.
her peacoat omg! cuteness :D barney? lol does he still come on tv?
Last time I’ve seen a relatively “modern” episode of Barney, the voice actor sounded like a fuckin’ creep. My kid digs her Barney stuffed animal, but can really give a damn about the show nowadays, haha.
I have been practicing like you said and my pomps are getting much better then before. I am having the barber take off less which makes it easier to style and look a lot better, which you probably already knew. I have also been using that Monkey Brains pomade you reviewed for I saw it at Walgreens for 2 dollars. At first I hated it, but now it is growing on me. Thanks for the help and advice.
No problem man, glad I can help! I dig it when cats can appreciate the information I share, as well as being able to put it to good use! Trust me, I know folks in REAL life that do the exact opposite. Quite a damn headache!
Did you take out your stretchers, and if so why? Also will you be reviewing Upper cut's Monster hold anytime soon?
Nope, I still got em in. I only have my left ear stretched (0 or 00 on the lobe, I forget which, two 14s or 16s in the cartilage and a 4 above that.) My right ear is pierced, but not stretched. I’m too lazy to take the time to do it, plus I’ve grown to like the asymmetry.
As far as Uppercut Monster goes, there’s a semi-local shop that I believe now stocks Uppercut. I dig em, so I plan on swingin’ by to pick some stuff up, to support the shop. Probably sometime next year or so.
yea, i agree. what i REALLY want is Lay right pomade.. but I Don't live near California to go to Hawleywoods Barbershop to get it(which i REALLY,REALLY wanna visit)..but i guess i could mail order it..
Same here. I do live in California, but don’t have the means to go to SoCal JUST to get a haircut. There’s “word” of driving down to SD for Comic Con… But that’s a whole lot of driving, and I doubt I’ll give a damn about getting a haircut, after driving for so long.
Have you..or do you use Murray's Pomade? I use it. ..good stuff
I have, it was my first legitimate grease. I’ve since then changed up to other stuff, for my go-to pomades. Not that Murray’s “sucks,” as others like to put it, but because I’ve since then found several other products that get my hair lookin’ “right” each and every time, without having to stand infront of the mirror for more than 3 minutes.
Murray’s is a good, classic grease. Especially since it’s so readily available. But if you have the means to go out and find other stuff, I’d say do it. Because it doesn’t hurt to try something new, whether it works out for you or not.
Trust me, it took a lot of time, money, and trial and error to get my hair to look DECENT. I’m still practicing to get my hair done “right.” Take your time and don’t rush into it, and you’ll get it down just the way you want it.
Would you use any of the "axe" brand pomades/waxes/creams?
Eh… I can’t say I would. But, if I didn’t have to spend money on their products, I’d give it a try.
The hard part about doing reviews, is deciding whether or not the product is worth “risking” money on. A lot of brands understand this and actually have sample options for the general consumer. But for me, considering the price of their products and the amount (I know that big container doesn’t have that much stuff inside, thanks to their design,) I can’t say it’s worth risking money on. For me, anyways. Plus, they push against the “greasy look,” so they obviously don’t want folks like me using their stuff!
Do you know of any pomade brands that have lady pomades? I know you wont have reviews on 'em being you're not a lady. But i know you've stated before that certain brands had 'em. So can you please just give me a list or whatever? thank you :)
Actually, the two I got for my lady I did plan on reviewing! Just having gotten around to em yet :X.
Shmiere makes pomades just for females. They’re a bit on the lighter side, since the ladies don’t necessarily need to have the greasiest of greases, or need that heavy hold. From what I’ve seen, they work really well for hair with the ladies.
I know a ton of ladies also use water-soluble stuff like Layrite, Monkey Brains or Cock Grease XXX. Can’t blemish them pretty faces by sleeping with grease all over your pillows! That’s what we ugly fucks are supposed to do.
I know Cock Grease is going to be putting out a “Beaver Cream,” if they haven’t already done so. Grant’s is also a good option, I know a lot of ladies like almond scented products rather than vanilla, since it doesn’t “get old” as quickly.
Ummmmmmmm… There’s a Hello Kitty “pomade” out, that I actually plan on getting for myself.
Otherwise, I think that’s about it, but don’t take my word for it. Obviously, since I’m never really on the market for women specific pomades…
Wait, scratch that… Rebel Grease or something along those lines, is a “punk” pomade, for girls by girls. I actually tried to get into contact with them, so I can prove that if the pomade is good enough for girls, then it has to be good enough for guys… But I never got a response :\