Needed: pomade or gel that smells good but also has hold
February 21, 2013 7:58 AM Subscribe
So hair technology has changed since the nineties and my last product-requiring hairstyle. I now have a perfectly standard irritating men's style-blogger/Talented Mr. Ripley
haircut and I require something to keep the damn thing out of my eyes. But since my hair is not quite long enough to stay back really well (it's at that stage where it's too long not
to use product, but not quite long enough to be easy to style) and my hair is very straight, thick, coarse and willful, I require a hair product that has some hold.
posted by Frowner to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've tried several gels and pomades, and while they are huge improvements over the nineties in that they don't crust up into stiff spikes, they also don't have much hold, even the maximum-ultra-manly-vice-grip-hold versions. My hair is soft to the touch and smells very nice, but it's also awfully
What I'm looking for: a product with hold that is not greasy and smells nice, price no object. I have this Aveda gel
, which smells wonderful and does not make my hair feel gross, but which is next door to just blow-drying my hair and using no product; I've also used various Crew-brand pomades that smell less good and do no more.
All suggestions welcome!