How Much Pomade Should I Use?
The amount of pomade you should use when applying depends on several factors, such as hair length, thickness, and the desired style. However, it's always better to start with a small amount and add more if needed, rather than using too much and risking buildup.
It's also important to apply pomade to clean, damp hair to help distribute it evenly. Avoid applying pomade to wet hair, as it can dilute the product and make it less effective.
The Importance of Choosing the Right Shampoo
When it comes to washing out pomade, choosing the right shampoo is crucial. The brand of shampoo used can impact washability, as different shampoos have different formulations. Some shampoos may be better suited for removing pomade buildup than others.
For example, some shampoos contain sulfates, which are effective in removing buildup but can be harsh and strip hair of natural oils, causing it to become dry and brittle. On the other hand, some shampoos are formulated to be gentle and hydrating, but may not be as effective in removing buildup.
Our Recommended Shampoo
For optimal removal of pomade buildup, we suggest trying a clarifying or deep-cleansing shampoo. These types of shampoos are specially designed to thoroughly cleanse the scalp and hair, effectively removing any accumulated product buildup. Using such shampoos can leave your hair feeling refreshed, revitalized, and free from any unwanted residue.
Using Warm Water to Wash Out Pomade
In addition to choosing the right shampoo, the temperature of the water used to wash out pomade can also make a difference. Using warm water when washing your hair can help to open up the hair cuticle and make it easier to remove pomade buildup. When the cuticle is open, it allows the shampoo to penetrate more deeply and break up any product residue that may be clinging to the hair shaft.
However, it's important to be aware of the potential drawbacks of using water that is too hot. Hot water can damage the hair, leading to dryness and breakage, and can stimulate the sebaceous glands in the scalp to produce excess oil, which can cause greasiness and irritation. It's recommended to use warm water that is comfortable to the touch but not so hot that it causes discomfort or irritation to the scalp.
After shampooing, it's also important to thoroughly rinse the hair with warm water to ensure that all of the product has been removed. This can help to prevent buildup and make it easier to style the hair with fresh product in the future.
Specific Ingredients That Could Be the Culprit
While our Original Pomade contains the excellent ingredient White Beeswax (Cera Alba), it may be the most challenging ingredient to wash out with just water or one shampooing. This natural wax provides hold and texture, but also forms a thin film over the hair that can trap other product residues and build up over time, making it harder to wash out. However, with the right techniques and products, such as a clarifying or deep-cleansing shampoo, it is possible to effectively remove beeswax buildup and keep your hair healthy and clean.
It's worth noting that other pomades may contain ingredients like lanolin wax, petrolatum, and mineral oil, which can also cause difficulty in washing out. We want to assure our customers that we do not use any of these ingredients in our pomade formula, ensuring a smoother and easier wash-out experience.