Ready or not, the holidays are right around the corner. And besides thinking about your ever-growing gift list, there's another pressing concern that comes with this time of year: fabulous holiday hairstyles that will stay put. Spending a ton of time on your style that falls flat after an hour is pointless. But with all the styling products out there, how do you know what to use . . . and when to use it? Mousse, hair spray, and pomade are not necessarily interchangeable. Your foolproof guide to picking the most appropriate product when you read on.
Get tips on using pomade on your hair in this helpful post from Allure.
Pomade is one of my favorite hair products. No, I don't have a shellacked pompadour — I have relatively long hair that doesn't resemble James Dean's coiffure in the slightest. But pomade isn't just for '50s greasers. Here's how to find one that works with your hair type.
Citre Shine has recently released SHINE MIRACLE, a six-product collection created to fight frizz, combat fly-aways and add serious shine to your hair at affordable prices. Here are two of the products that stand out from the rest.
Citre Shine SHINE MIRACLE Highly Laminating Glossing Pomade ($4.26) is a non-greasy styling product that provides medium hold and tons of shine to all types of hair. It's a lightweight formula, so it will control the hair without leaving behind any heavy residue.
Citre Shine SHINE MIRACLE Highly Laminating Anti-Frizz Spray Laminator ($4.04) is a mouthful to say. (Imagine asking your pharmacist where you can find it!) It's a fruit-scented, silicone-based serum that helps protect hair from heat styling and UV damage. It is made with grapefruit, lime and mandarin extracts to give it a really refreshing smell.
If you're into the vintage pin-up or rockabilly look, you'll love Murray's Pomade, a haircare staple that's been around since 1925. George Clooney reportedly uses the stuff (so maybe he's not a Dapper Dan man?), but many Murray's products are lady-friendly. If you've ever wanted to mimic Dita Von Teese's sleek, shiny waves, here's an authentic product line to help you.
Now, Murray's isn't stuff you'd want to use every day, unless you're willing to spend the considerable time it takes to get the stuff out of your hair. Pomade, by definition, is meant to stay in the hair, and removing it involves a hefty amount of clarifying shampoo. But if you want a special retro 'do, this stuff does the trick. You might want to try Hair-Glo ($3), which adds shine and lets you slick your hair into a sleek retro style. A tiny bit of the product goes a very long way, so your $3 "investment" will last a long time. Have you tried pomade? If not, would you?