If you have thick hair, it can be impossible to get it under control. If you want the latest styles but haven’t been able to find a styling product that can tame your mop top, we know just what you need. The best pomade for thick hair! We did the research to find out which ones made the cut. Before we get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features you need to know.
Finish: There are generally 2 options when it comes to finish: shiny and matte. Matte looks a little more natural while shiny adds a bit of oomph. Not sure which one you want? We also found one that’s semi-matte, which is a middle ground.
Hold: These pomades come in one of 3 strengths: medium, strong, and firm. Medium gives you the most movement while firm is, well, firm. Strong will keep your hair in shape but can usually be adapted easily by reshaping throughout the day.
Scented: The products we chose are primarily made of natural ingredients so each one does have an odor. That said, no scents were added. If there is one, it’s a natural side effect of the chosen ingredients.
Water-Based: Water-based pomades are great because they don’t add any oils to your scalp that can cause blocked pores. Plus, you can wash them away using only water, saving your hard from harsh cleansers and shampoos.
Clear: There’s a nice mix of clear and opaque pomades. Clear ones are nice because you don’t have to worry about blending them in as much but some of the opaque ones have a lot to offer.
Volume: These pomades come in tubs that range from 2 to 5 ounces. Bear in mind that you aren’t going to need a lot of product to get the look you’re going for. A little goes a long way and even 2-ounce bottles will last for a while.
Now that you know what to look for when shopping for the best pomade for thick hair, we can jump right into our pomade review. If you’re short on time, make sure you check out our top and budget picks first. They’re right at the top of the list and a good indicator of what’s out there. Read on to find out about the rest of the awesome products that round out our list.