Hey Jan, in your video on "How To Apply Pomade" how short were your sides, back, and top, I like it because it's relatively low profile (good for Summer), or is that just because of the cream you were using (what was it anyway?).
The top was about mid-nose length. The sides and back were about an inch. I just styled it with a lower profile, since I was gonna be out in the garage anyways. The hair cream was from the Dax Roots line.
Hey bro... Long time watcher, first time writer. Iv'e tried pompadours before and used Murray's but I have really thick hair and I was trying to make it do things my hair wasn't ment to. I want to try it again but was wondering what products/techniques I could use to keep my thick, wavy hair down. Thanks in advance! -Garrett.
Check out Dax Wave & Groom. It’s much better than Murray’s on all accounts. It’s a good starting point for someone with thick and wavy hair. You can mix stuff in later on, once you get the hang of it.
Well folks, I gotta admit, I’ve somewhat strayed away from the main purpose of this blog- finding pomade to pomp with. By that, I mean, I’ve put a bit too much focus on “rockabilly specific” pomades, as opposed to the stuff we see in the grocery store, but never took ‘em into consideration. So, I apologize to you readers. Recently, I went around to my local grocery and drug stores, and picked up the following pomades that we pass up on a daily basis:
- SCurl 360 Styles Wave Control Pomade - Tres Flores - Tres Flores Molding Pomade - Sportin’ Waves Maximum Hold Pomade - Sportin’ Waves Gel-Pomade
I’ll be reviewing these pomades in this order, so y’all will know what to look forward to.
Big thanks to everyone for the patience and support, I really appreciate it. I know a ton of you have been asking about these products constantly, so hopefully I’ll be able to provide a review that can meet your expectations!
Hey bud, quick question for you. I've been using Layrite for a while now, but I have noticed, and like you and tons of other's have, that it has little to no shine to it. I have really fine hair, and any other pomades seem to weigh it down like crazy. I don't want to stop using Layrite, but have you ever used a sheen spray with it? I don't think it should weaken it since it's a water base, but I was curious what your thoughts are. And also, what you'd recommend brand wise.
I haven’t used any sort of sheen spray. One thing it will do, is harden your hair, more-so than Layrite would on it’s own. Which, depending on the user, can be a good/bad thing.
One thing you can do to add some shine, is glaze the top (after styling and letting it sit) with something light. Since you’re using Layrite, I figure you want to be able to wash out your hair (thoroughly.) You can pick up some Groom & Clean. It’s virtually a greaseless Brylcreem, in every sense of the word. From styling, hold, and shine, it’s comparable to Brylcreem. Well, maybe not AS much shine as Brylcreem, but good enough for a petrolatum-less product!
If that’s not enough shine, you can go with Dax Super-Neat. It’s rinse-able, but won’t wash right out with just water, since it still has petrolatum in it. But, it won’t take more than a single shampoo job to wash it out, especially if you use it to just glaze the top.
From what I can gather, people have taken a liking to not only my hair (ha) but, also my perspective on things. And since I try my best to limit this blog to just pompadours, pomade, rockabilly/rhythm & blues, and my kid, y’all don’t get to see how far my perspective really goes. Yes, there is a soul underneath this greasy pompadour! So, I figured I’ll go through with it, and create a separate blog specifically to share my point of view on… well, everything.
Now, why would I start a blog to share my point of view? Well, for me, I’m the type of person who looks at things with an open mind, looking at each and every situation through both sides. You can’t have one without the other- there’s always a negative to a positive. I’ve always been the type who shares his own experiences to help someone out.
So, in order to get a start with this blog, I’ma need help from you! Well, you, being whoever gives a damn. I know the new blog won’t be for everyone who looks at this one, and I’m perfectly fine with that. Whoever cares to read what I have to say about this or that, just shoot me a message in my inbox (here,) and I’ll translate it to a post for the other blog. Then, I’ll formally introduce said blog. Don’t worry, I won’t attach your name to whatever posting, unless you want me to.
It can be about anything and everything… Yes, even hopeless romanticism… Trust me, I’m good with it!
What IS the difference between being a greaser and just into the rockabilly look?
Sorry for replying late. I’ve tried to keep things PG-13, haha.
Well, nowadays, the greaser look and rockabilly are synonymous, to way too many people.
In my opinion, the term “greaser” is being thrown around like a bastard step-child. Apparently, if you use pomade, you’re a greaser. If you like rockabilly and wear a pompadour, you’re a greaser. If you dress like a greaser, you’re a greaser. Blah blah blah…
To me, it’s more than just a look, a hairstyle, or an interest in cars: It’s a point of view, a lifestyle, a mentality, where you stand… You aren’t just an average joe one day and a greaser the next, just because you slicked your hair, listen to Johnny Cash, and carry a “badass” attitude. It’s just something that IS. It’s not even about having a badass car- Travis Barker has a fleet of killer rides, does that make him a greaser? He’s a badass, that’s for sure, but would you label him a greaser? No.
Rockabilly nowadays, is just an accumulation of everything mid 1940s-early 1960s. It’s hardly really “rockabilly,” and just more so era-enthusiasts. Obviously, I wasn’t born on a farm in the 50s… But I think it’s safe to say them folks weren’t drinking out of tiki glasses, while cleaning their white-walls on their Apaches.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike the scene, whatsoever. I dig it for what it is, the people in it are great, the digs and music too. But, it’s not rockabilly.
Hence, my distaste for a majority of “rockabilly” tumblrs, haha.
hey man thanks for the reply, one question though, when i was young i used to have wavy hair like yours, but now (I'm 16) my hair is a lot more dryer, and coarser than it used to be which makes it a bitch to keep it pomped, did this ever happen to you at all before and then just went away with age, or am i pretty much fucked
Your hair changes as you get older. I think every 5-7 years, something like that. So, don’t worry, it’s completely normal!
Obviously, your lifestyle has changed since you were younger. You’re probably not shampooing/conditioning like you used to, plus you’re now using products such as pomade. Your hair is changing the same way your body is changing. To aid this, you can start using products like hair creams or leave in conditioners, to give your hair that extra-needed conditioning, to keep it rich and healthy.
It’s real important to use a conditioner in your hair, everytime you wash out pomade. Hell, even every time you shower. It’s not like a shampoo, which will strip the natural oils from your hair or cause your hair to produce more oils (oily scalps.) A majority of the people I know use conditioners every single day, and they have no problems whatsoever with dry or irritated scalps/hair.
You’d be fucked if you were going bald at 16, haha. Be thankful you ain’t! I’ve seen cats bald that young, and needless to say, it’s not pretty!
1) It’s behind my head, I won’t be able to see shit, haha. 2) Anyone and everyone who “could” hold the camera for me, is considerably shorter than I am, and for whatever reason, have no idea how to get the right angle.
Maybe people are unfollowing because they feel undermined by your moxie. who knows, but youll always have your loyal followers, haha
Haha! Moxie! I dig it when folks use that word.
And yes, I definitely appreciate all of the followers that have been around from the start. I try my best to show appreciation to all of y’all, by (hopefully keeping y’all entertained… and giveaways, hahs.