Best Pomades For Men

The 20 Best Pomades For Men

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There’s no excuse for your hair — your hair game, you might call it — for not being on point. That’s where we come in. Our list of the best pomades for men covers a grooming product that unfortunately can still be seen as an afterthought.

It’s too often easy to resort to throwing on a hat or beanie, especially in the summer and especially if you’re a fan of, say, vintage-style ballcaps. But upgrading your grooming game with a worthy hair pomade is the right way to go if you want to give your overall look a shot in the arm. After all, taking care of your hair is as important as finding the perfect Oxford shirt or picking up the perfect pair of dark blue denim — it can, in short, make or break your menswear ensemble.

And whether you go with a scissor-length cut or something slightly longer and more flowing, there’s something to be said for finding and sticking to the right hair product. It’s as easy as that. So, take a shot at reshaping your ‘do with our list of the 20 best pomades for men — there’s something for every haircut and style out there. We guarantee it.

Layrite Super Hold Pomade

Layrite Super Hold Pomade

Best Strong Hold Pomade: Athletes retire and do something else, hopefully bringing along lessons learned from the sport. In this case, New Zealand cricketer Dion Nash went on to make skin care for men. A key lesson carried over is getting clean after a hard day of play. YLF Body Wash for men follows Triumph & Disaster’s ethos of using ingredients from nature, engineered through science. Argan oil hydrates. Things like kawakawa and green tea leaf extract work to protect the skin. And sandalwood gives the wash an herbal, woodsy scent. Perfect for washing up after a match or just getting ready for your day. – Shop Now

Rudy's Matte Pomade

Rudy’s Matte Pomade

Best Matte Pomade: Rudy’s Matte Pomade packs a serious punch when it comes to keeping your hair in place, but doing so in a way that’s not ostentatious or over-the-top. That’s what you’d expect from a matte pomade, of course, but Rudy’s absolutely makes the best for our money’s worth. It’s also paraben-free, and made to moisturize your hair — something that can be tough to find with other hair products out there. Plus, the container design is quite neat, clean and masculine — all cool benefits that mean you can leave this pomade out near the sink if you please. – Shop Now

Imperial Classic Pomade

Imperial Classic Pomade

Best Water Based Pomade: Want a look that’s slightly more slick and old-school than a matte pomade? Reach for a water-based pomade, such as our favorite: The Imperial Classic Pomade. Coming from Imperial Barber, you can be sure it’s made the right way, with all the quality you expect and need when it comes time to style your ‘do. For a strong hold, apply a heavier amount on dry hair, giving you a perfectly classic side part that’ll last all day (or all night). Imperial even stands by its word, calling this pomade “America’s strongest holding water-based pomade.” Try it and see for yourself. – Shop Now

Suavecito Oil Based Pomade

Suavecito Oil Based Pomade

Best Oil Based Pomade: Get yourself a significant grooming upgrade for under $10 with this affordable oil-based pomade, the best for our money (and likely the best for your hair, at that). With medium hold and shine, Suavecito says this pomade provides both a long-lasting hold and a traditional feel, all the better for more traditional styles (like a well-defined slick-back, ideally worn when suited up). The tin is even collectible — another neat, well-considered and thoughtful addition to your grooming game, to say the least. – Shop Now

Baxter Of California Clay Pomade

Baxter Of California Clay Pomade

Best Clay Pomade: If you’re searching for a pomade that provides you with the ability to mold and separate your hair in ways both unique and defined, reach for the Baxter of California Clay Pomade — it’s nearly as simple as that. In this instance, Baxter of California is giving you yet another unique pomade option, all the better to style your ‘do on the daily. It’s made naturally with clay and beeswax, two cool components that make it healthier than your average hair pomade or gel. In short, your hair’s going to look damn great when using this clay pomade. – Shop Now

Murray's Original Pomade

Murray’s Original Pomade

Most Versatile Pomade: Is there such a thing as a versatile pomade? Absolutely. Some pomades were made for shorter, spikier hair, some were made for hair to be slicked back or parted, and the Murray’s Original Pomade was made for doing a little bit of everything. For just $3, you can add serious shine and lift, both qualities that are going to ensure your hair, quite simply, looks just excellent. It’s perfect for all types of hair, according to the brand, and Murray’s has got more than 9 decades of grooming experience to back up that claim. – Shop Now

Byrd Original Pomade

Byrd Original Pomade

Best Grab-And-Go Pomade: If you fancy style — and a hairdo — that’s all-purpose and works in a variety of situations, then the Byrd Original Pomade is the way to go for you. The brand says it works best for classic, slicked-back hair, specifically when styled through towel dry hair. That, at least to us, means that the Byrd Original Pomade is the sort of “grab-and-go” pomade to use when wearing cool and classic looks (think slim tan chinos and a white slub pocket tee). For more than $20, it’s a bit pricey, but there’s no denying the quality and style you get from it. – Shop Now

Uppercut Deluxe Pomade

Uppercut Deluxe Pomade

Uppercut takes a decidedly no-frills approach to crafting a pomade that checks all the right boxes in terms of what you need in a great hair product. We’re talking a medium-high shine, without too much stiffness, for starters. The best hair styles with which to use the Uppercut Deluxe Pomade? That’d be moves like a side part or a slickback, preferably teamed up with easy-to-wear looks like a light blue chambray shirt and dark denim. Oh, and a refreshing beer. Your happy hour hair has never looked better. – Shop Now

Fellow Barber Texture Paste

Fellow Barber Texture Paste

With the Texture Paste from Fellow Barber, you’ve got a rare product that’s versatile enough for cool, casual hair and certainly able to work with your favorite ensembles. By that, we mean it gives you the unique chance to add understated texture to your hair, complete with a medium hold and a matte finish. It’s the sort of understated pomade we’d urge you to use everyday, especially if you find yourself reaching for classic menswear essentials — after all, classic hair pairs best with a classic look. – Shop Now

American Crew Pomade

American Crew Pomade

American Crew makes some of the best pomade on the market, consistently. It’s a fitting entry worthy of your consideration when it comes time to style your hair for a big night out. If it’s a slick, dressy look you’re looking for, then the choice is practically a no-brainer. The American Crew Pomade offers what the brand calls a “tremendous” shine, all the better for standing out — the right way — at the bar. It’s flexible and pliable — in short, perhaps the perfect pomade. – Shop Now

Boogie's Pacific Hair Pomade

Boogie’s Pacific Hair Pomade

With Boogie’s Pacific Hair Pomade, you’re encouraged to “tame the wild” — that’s admirable advice if it’s a slick, classic look you seek, rather than something unruly. The low-shine finish is the key here, offering a natural look that works best for windswept styles, ideally worn near the water with classic chino shorts and an easygoing short-sleeve shirt. (Don’t forget the aviator shades and canvas sneakers). The Pacific Hair Pomade really can finish off your look. – Shop Now

Big Slick Water Based Hair Pomade

Big Slick Water Based Hair Pomade

With a name like Big Slick Pomade Co., you best believe these guys know what they’re doing when it comes to crafting easy-to-use, essential hair products. Take the brand’s Water-Based Hair Pomade — with a clean, classic scent and a medium-firm hold, it’s a seriously cool pomade that’ll offer shine to dressy looks. In our view, you should use this pomade when you want to hit the town in your best suit (we like a navy cotton two-piece, with some stretch, for what it’s worth). Shine those shoes, throw in this pomade and hit the town. – Shop Now

Cool Grease Fiber Grease

Cool Grease Fiber Grease

It seems you can get everything from Amazon these days — that goes for pomade, too. Cool Grease’s Fiber Grease has a unique, eye-catching name — backed up by some cool quality and essential hairstyling potential, to boot. It’s made in Japan and features a cool tropical fruit scent, all the better for helping your hair stand out in the right ways. It offers both tack and movement, creating thicker hair that’s going to look great — to say the least! – Shop Now

Tenax Strong Pomade

Tenax Strong Pomade

Italians sure know how to get a lot of things right when it comes to matters of fashion and style — and that extends to men’s grooming, without a doubt. The Italian-made Tenax Pomade offers a strong hold, for structured but shiny hair — although Tenax emphasizes that the pomade still leaves you hair touchable. That’s crucial; you certainly want accessibility when it comes to your daily ‘do, to say the least. Shop this pomade at Bespoke Post, and be sure to pick up some stylish boots or a new shirt — that’s what we’d do, at least. – Shop Now

Blind Barber 101 Proof Classic Pomade

Blind Barber 101 Proof Classic Pomade

If ever you’ve had the chance to get your hair cut at Blind Barber, then it only makes sense that you’d want to mimic those results with the Blind Barber 101 Proof Classic Pomade, an excellent addition to your daily grooming routine. The 101 Proof Classic Pomade features a strong hold for all-day reliability, yet it’s also nicely malleable. That’s a pomade we can definitely get behind recommending — and in a list of the best men’s pomades, Blind Barber definitely stands out. – Shop Now

O'Douds Standard Pomade

O’Douds Standard Pomade

Make no mistake, the O’Doud’s Standard Pomade really is anything but standard. It features high hold and a high shine, all the better for adding a little extra something to hair that can reliably accent a tailored look. That’s critical — your hairstyle should certainly fall in line with your #menswear ensemble. It also features a pleasing Cedar Citrus scent, a step up when compared to the pomade you might be using now. Throw in a little — or a lot. – Buy It

Crux Supply Styling Pomade

Crux Supply Styling Pomade

For all those times when, as Crux Supply Co. says, your hair seems to have a “mind of its own,” there’s the brand’s helpful, useful styling pomade. It’s petroleum and fragrance-free, with slight touches of rosewood and bergamot. In short order, it’s a refined pomade for a refined man — that’d be you. The Crux Supply Co. Styling Pomade also works to moisturize your hair, complete with coconut oil. That’s a total package that’s too good to pass up. – Shop Now

American Crew Heavy Hold Pomade

American Crew Heavy Hold Pomade

We’re back to American Crew as we near the end of our list of the best pomades for men, and with good reason. The Heavy Hold Pomade offers a little something extra, all the more crucial if you want a strong hold and seriously standout style. It’s ideal for sleek styling, particularly if you want a hairstyle that’s going to stand up to a long night on the town or a long night of partying (say, at a summer wedding). It’s also water-based, allowing for easy removal. Buy now, use it on the daily, and reap the stylish rewards. – Shop Now

Dapper Dan Deluxe Pomade

Dapper Dan Deluxe Pomade

With a name like Dapper Dan, it only makes sense that a Deluxe Pomade from this brand would be on our list of the best pomades for men — right? Right. And Dapper Dan certainly delivers when it comes to a quality pomade, from the excellent hold and shine to the lack of greasiness or flakiness. It’s the little things that make a difference in terms of finding the right products for your daily hairstyling needs, and we can’t recommend Dapper Dan enough in that regard. – Shop Now

Brickell Flexible Hold Wax Pomade

Brickell Flexible Hold Wax Pomade

Brickell offers a range of essential men’s grooming products, but it’s the brand’s Flexible Hold Wax Pomade we’re recommending here. With a focus on providing a flexible hold that lasts all day, you can look forward to what the brand calls a “natural shine” finish, which sounds ideal to us. If you favor casual, straightforward and classic looks, a flexible hold pomade can provide the finishing touch you didn’t know you needed. That sounds great to us — and you’ll look great, too. – Shop Now

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