How to Wash Out Hair Pomade: Say Goodbye to Sticky Hair

We know how crucial it is to achieve the perfect hairstyle while keeping your hair healthy. That's why we created our Original Pomade. It's specially formulated to provide long-lasting texture and volume with a medium hold that won't damage your hair.

When we designed the Original Pomade in 2016, we wanted to create a product that not only delivered the desired hairstyle but also nourished and protected hair. With the perfect blend of natural ingredients such as beeswax, jojoba seed oil, and shea butter, our pomade not only provides hold and texture but also nourishes hair, making it easier to restyle without washing it out completely.

Shopping on the internet can be a confusing experience, especially when it comes to reading product reviews. One review may say a product is fantastic, while another review says the exact opposite. This can be especially frustrating when it comes to hair products, such as pomade, where one review says it's easy to wash out, while another review says it's not. Here’s two examples we have received:

"When I bought this product I was taken aback from the small amount you get for the price I mean 4oz for almost $18 seemed steep. But I bought this back in March and still havent run out it's a great product. Keeps my hair together all day without having to touch it up. The only complaint is that its not that easy to wash out even though it water soulable you have to really shampoo it out. Still 10/10" - Madmax on Amazon

"As an unorthodox pomade, this is the best of both worlds. It has an incredibly creamy texture like a hair paste and is the easiest application I’ve experienced. It leaves your hair soft, but has a good medium hold that it advertises. The scent is amazing! Clean, with notes of tobacco, vanilla and pine. It is also very easy to wash out in your normal shower, which is a benefit of a water based pomade. I highly recommend this pomade for those who are serious about their hair." - Miss Bennet - View on Amazon

We understand how this can be confusing for our customers, which is why we want to break down what could possibly be going wrong for those who can't wash our Original Pomade out. While our pomade is designed to be easy to wash out with water, certain hair types or excessive use of the product may require a little more effort to fully remove.

Why Some Pomades are Difficult to Wash Out

Pomades are designed to provide a strong hold, which is why they can be difficult to remove. We do use ingredients that are easy to wash out, but there are still some factors that can affect washability.

Factors that Impact Washability

  • Amount of Pomade Applied: When too much pomade is used, it can create a buildup that is difficult to wash out. Therefore, it's crucial to use the right amount of our Original Pomade to avoid any buildup that can make washing out more challenging.
  • Brand of Shampoo Used: Different shampoos have different formulations, and some may be better suited for removing pomade buildup than others.

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.

Start by blow drying your hair and then apply the Battle Born Grooming Co Clay Pomade. Style as usual, sweep through the roots for added volume and definition. You can also style it into damp or towel-dried hair, but never thoroughly wet hair—the product will skip in that case.

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.


The All-Natural Ingredient that Enhances Hold, Texture, and Shine in Our Pomade

White beeswax is a natural ingredient that is used in our hair pomade line, including the Original Pomade at Battle Born Grooming Co. It has several benefits that make it a valuable ingredient in our pomade, such as:

  • Provides a medium to strong hold: White beeswax helps to create a medium to strong hold in hair styling products like pomades. It can help to keep hair in place all day long, even in humid or windy conditions.
  • Adds texture and definition: White beeswax can also help to add texture and definition to hair, making it easier to style and giving it a more natural look.
  • Moisturizes and protects hair: Beeswax contains natural emollients that can help to moisturize and protect the hair. It can help to prevent moisture loss, which can lead to dry and brittle hair, and can also help to protect the hair from environmental damage.
  • Easy to work with: Unlike some other types of waxes, white beeswax is easy to work with and melts at a low temperature, making it easy to incorporate into hair styling products like pomades.

Overall, the addition of white beeswax to our Original Pomade helps to provide a medium hold while also nourishing and protecting the hair. It is a natural and versatile ingredient that can help to create a range of hair styles, from classic and polished to modern and edgy.

The Benefits of Using Battle Born Grooming Co's Original Pomade

One of the biggest advantages of using our Original Pomade is that it's a healthy, natural hair product that does the job without causing damage to your hair or scalp. Unlike some pomades that require daily stripping and reapplication, our pomade is designed to last for several days, allowing you to restyle your hair easily without having to wash it out each day.

The ingredients in our Original Pomade are carefully chosen to nourish and protect your hair, making it stronger, healthier, and more resilient over time. For example, the beeswax and candelilla wax provide a medium hold that's perfect for shaping your hair, while the jojoba oil, avocado oil, and shea butter work together to moisturize and protect your hair from damage.

Using our Original Pomade regularly can also help to reduce itchiness and dryness on the scalp, thanks to the nourishing properties of the ingredients. You'll notice that your hair and scalp feel healthier and more balanced, with less irritation or discomfort than before.

Remember, our Original Pomade is meant to be long-lasting, so you don't have to strip your hair daily and reapply. You can easily restyle your hair over a couple of days before needing to wash it out. This not only saves you time and effort but also helps maintain the health of your hair by minimizing the use of harsh chemicals and excessive washing.

Why not reap the rewards of our Original Pomade to the fullest? Remember to apply the appropriate amount of product to avoid buildup, and avoid stripping your hair on a daily basis. When it does come time to wash out the pomade, consider using a clarifying shampoo that will effectively remove any buildup without damaging your hair. Alternatively, you can apply your favorite shampoo twice to ensure all the product is washed out. Although it may require a small adjustment to your routine, the benefits of using our healthy and natural pomade are well worth it. With ingredients that nourish and protect your hair, you'll notice a significant reduction in scalp dryness and itchiness. So go ahead, indulge in our Original Pomade and enjoy a great hair day every day.


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