2 questions. First do you by any chance know what James Dean possibly used in his hair?
The other question is I have been using Philip B pomade and I was wondering if you knew about it and if you did do you know of any other pomades washable or not that are basically the exact same but cheaper? If not it is a pomade with a pretty high shine that is for light to medium hair.
Thanks again, J-bird
I couldn’t imagine Jimmy Dean using anything thick. My guess would be, Brylcreem, if that. His hair was on the natural side, as opposed to the greased up, wet look.
Never tried Philip B. But if you’re looking for a water-soluble pomade, I just did a review for Monkey Brains, Grease Monkey Pomade. It’s comparable to Layrite, and doesn’t break the bank at under $5 for a 4oz tub. Definitely worth looking at!
Got a nice little package from Geo.F. Trumper. While it isn’t as big as my previous package (that’s what she said,) the attention to detail is awesome. And for someone like me, I love it when folks put thought into their products, especially when they’re as tiny as this!
Neatly packed away in the envelope, was this little pouch.
And neatly packed away in that…
Were these little buggers!
The fact that they weren’t just two little sample containers, but actually had their logo on the little sleeves? Man… That’s attention to detail. Most brands would leave out either the pouch or the sleeves, yet, they didn’t, and I dig it.
Big thanks to Rebecca at Geo.F. Trumper, for taking the time to send me the samples! I dig it! Review coming soon!
This blog has helped many folks from all over the world. Whether it helped them deciding on which pomade works best for them, how to get a proper haircut from their barber, hell, or what pomade their store should carry! Whatever the reason, this blog seems to help a lot of people out, and I’m glad it does.
To say thanks for the “hard work,” Matthieu at Hairgum USA has sent me a sweet care package! This stuff just happens to be one of my favorite pomades on the market today, and it sure as hell does one hell of a job styling my hair up right! So big thanks to Matthieu at Hairgum USA!
Let’s see what’s inside…
A BIG ASS TIN OF POMADE! But you guys gotta see how big this tin REALLY is…
Here’s a comparison pic of this tin of pomade with their 1.3 oz tin and an average sized tin of S.G.B.
YEAH! THAT’S A BIG ASS TIN OF POMADE! It’ll definitely last quite a while!
But that’s not all folks…
As a much bigger ‘thank you,’ Hairgum has set up a promo code for The Rebel Rouser readers! Yes, you heard it correctly folks. Hairgum USA will be offering a 30% off all products, when you use the promo code REBELROUSER, on their site. Sweet fuckin' deal, wouldn't you say! But… there's a catch… The code won't be live, until I make a proper how-to video!
While we all enjoyed all of my fuck ups and not so intentional Mickey Mouse impression in the blooper reel, I gotta make a real proper how-to vid! Even if it’s not in HD, no sweet leopard print blanket as a backdrop, and just shot by my iPhone in the bathroom, it must be done!
So, show your support by adding my Facebook page and push me to get this video out sooner. Add my page and badger me to get this video up and going! This code will only last for a month. So the sooner it’s up, the sooner all can grease up nicely with some Hairgum pomade! Trust me, you’ll love this stuff!
Now that my hair is reaching new levels of length, I think I need something with more hold than my 50/50 mix of Murray's and Dax. I know you told me about Sweet Georgia Brown but will that hold the weight? What about hairspray? I know you've used that on me once and it made some gravity defying effect but would it mix with the pomade and do anything uh...unnatural? If not, do you have a specific brand that you'd recommend?
This one, is a little different from what you’re all used to…
My buddy Kiya got his feet wet in the world of art. He and artist APEX collaborated on this show. Replacing the usual blank canvas, to denim. How does this relate to rockabilly, you ask? Well that’s simple. Denim is a major part of Americana, in which a lot of rockabilly today, is based of off. You don’t see cats rockin’ Seven jeans at rockabilly events, do ya? Exactly…
So come out, enjoy a nice little art show and learn some history. Now you’ll understand why unwashed 501s are popular within the scene.
Next weekend, Omar from Omar & The Stringpoppers/every other Wild Records band, is gonna be at The Knockout celebrating his 15th birthday. I’m just kidding. He just looks young… lucky bastard. Anyways. Definitely a gig you don’t wanna miss…
July 9th, Cafe Du Nord will be rockin’ out with the West Coast Ramblers, Slim Jenkins, and The Stillmen. Now, I coulda sworn that they “ruinited” at the 23 Club, a few months back… But who the hell cares, as they were rockin’ hard that night, and it won’t be any less rockin’ this night!
And for those who know Cafe Du Nord, you better get there ahead of time! This place isn’t the biggest, but it sure as hell draws in a crowd. So get there early enough to get yourself a table!
Please allow me to take some of your time and ask for your advice.
This Summer I will be traveling to the hot, sunny, and humid lands of Nicaragua. Are there any pomades that you recommend that won't melt all over my face and make me one large pimple? Normally I use good ole' Murrays, but I realize that using that there will be a huge mistake.
For your sake…
I’d highly suggest using a water soluble pomade.
Humidity = a shit ton of bugs. You don’t want to have any get stuck in your hair. Let alone, get stuck for a weeks on end, by getting stuck in the grease. While using a bug repellent seems like an easy way out, there are still quite a few bugs that don’t give a fuck about bug repellent.
I’ll have a review for a good, cheap water soluble pomade, up next week. So check for it. It won’t melt on you, keep you lookin’ slick, and definitely won’t give you a hive of bugs in your hair.
Hey, long time no talk. I was wondering if you had any idea what they used for Johnny depp's hair in crybaby? I'm watching the movie since there's nothing else to do it keeps itching at me. I know it's holly wood so his hair was probably re combed every 5 minutes but eh, got an idea?
You know, I actually have no idea. But, I was planning on looking into it, but just never got around to it. There’s nothing online that says anything about the hairstyling, for the movie. If you watch the non dvd version, you’ll see that his hair isn’t all that greasy, so I highly doubt a heavy pomade or even a pomade was used at all. It must’ve been Hollywood styling, with hairspray and a lot of restyling. But as I said, I’ve been meaning to look further into it, so I’ll let you know.