pomade

For pommades in perfumery made from plant extracts, see enfleurage

Pomade (; French pommade) is a greasy, waxy, or a water-based substance that is used to style hair. Pomade generally gives the user's hair a shiny and slick appearance. It lasts longer than most hair care products, often requiring multiple washes to completely remove. The original pomade of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries consisted mainly of bear fat or lard. Lanolin, beeswax, and petroleum jelly have been used extensively in the manufacture of modern pomades. Stiffening properties of pomades make sculptured hairstyles such as the pompadour possible; while long lasting moisturizing properties make it popular with individuals with Afro-textured hair.

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  1. CountryGent

    Brilliantines, pomades, and such ...

    I've always had thick, unruly, hair. It may have patches of gray now, but it is still just as much so as in the past. I long ago gave up on any "dry look" and slick it straight back. I've tried various dressings (and similar) over the years, but the two that stuck as stables are Tres Flores...
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