Baxter of California Hard Water Pomade
FIRM HOLD / SHINE FINISH
Enhanced with elastic fibers, this firm-hold, water-based styling formula provides dimension, shine and all-day control without stiffness. Rinses clean out of hair. Baxter of California pomades can be mixed and matched to achieve a multitude of hair styles.
2 oz / 60 mlsee more...
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It has strength, some shine, and doesn’t dry up into a helmet. It will lock-in but not freeze up cement-style. On some days, you really don’t want to fuss with an oil-based…whether you’re lazy, it’s a windy day, or whatever. This product locked in my hair just enough to keep it looking good all day and night, yet not enough to make my hair rock hard.
This pomade is all good in my books — definitely a standard that should be in everyone’s cabinet.
For me, I find the best way to use hair products is to layer them. So I would 1) work in a soft creme, or a comparable workable pomade; 2) add a thickening agent like a hard creme; and 3) finish with something that gives a firm hold, like this stuff. That said, if you only could buy one product, this one is flexible enough to be used on its own without the other layers of product.
Also, not a huge believer in the "less is more" rule when it comes to hair products. I prefer a good finger full evenly worked throughout. Same for this product. I mean I don't goop it on, but using a "dime-size" isn't enough. You need a decent amount spread over all your hair for a firm, balanced hold.
Since all hair is different and the styles desired by people are too, hair products can be very subjective in how they are rated. That caveat aside, if your hair is short and you do use product, then I'd bet this hard water pomade could find a home in your hair product selection. It is pliable and can be reworked several times before it starts to set. Once it does, you would need water to really work it again; kind of a bummer, since so many products can just be reworked as necessary now without the need for re-wetting. As a closing note, the glass jar this stuff comes in is really cool.
In the end, I would use the product again because it can serve as an all-in-one hair product and don't mind a shine finish (at least right now with my current hair style).
This product works wonderfully, if you don't like a completely matte finish on you hair this one is for you. It leaves the hair with a moderate shiny finish and that helps a lot in showing the natural texture of your hair and the haircut. The hold is firm and makes styling a hair like mine (straight and unruly) so much easier. I got this product complimentary from Influenster for reviewing purposes, my opinion is honest and personal.
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