Pomades are hair styling substances which have been around for a few centuries. These substances are generally greasy and waxy or water-based. They give your hair a sleek, shiny look. The 18th and 19th century pomades, which were the original ones consisted of bear fat or lard, petroleum jelly, beeswax and lanolin. Black and white hair pomade is one such pomade in the hair care industry that is of great quality and has beautiful fragrance. Pomade is used to do intricate hairstyles that need to have a strong hold through the day.
The word pomade originates from the French word pomade which means ‘ointment’ which in turn has been taken from the Latin word pomum (apple, fruit) which finally and originally derived from the Italian word pomata or pomo (which means “apple” because the first of the pomades recipe had mashed apples)
BIOGRAPHY OF POMADE
The concept of pomade started off somewhere in the roman era. The romans used soap as a way to style their hair and that acted as a pomade. Come, 19th century, bear fat was usually one of the main ingredients in a pomade. 1873 saw a company in UK which started manufacturing and selling hair darkening pomade worldwide. The early years of 20th century witnessed a change in the kind of raw materials used in the pomade, it was increasingly dominated by petroleum, lard and beeswax. Black and White hair pomade is usually made up of beeswax and petroleum.
There are some famous hairstyles that have become a cornerstone of that era. The ducktail which had the hair on men’s head sleeked back, with a middle parting. The back of their head would look like a duck’s butt! Hence the name. This was famous in the 1950’s. Another hairstyle which was famous in the 18th century called the pompadour. It was named after the mistress of Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour. The pompadour was a huge poof on top of their head. It was achieved by back combing the hair and then a pomade was used to set it. You can use the pomade from black and white hair products it gives great hold and volume.
Like most hair styling products you can pomade does not dry up. It remains in the hair and gives it a nice glossy shine. Pomade also makes your hair more malleable and easy to re-style as and when you desire. It is also used to style your moustache, sideburns and even beards. Although pomades take several washes to completely remove it, due to their waxy/greasy nature, they can be washed off with the sulfate shampoos, shampoos made for oily hair and detergents. For this reason, water-soluble pomades were invented and introduced to the market, this way you could wash your hair and not worry about any residue. The water-soluble pomades do not general give the exact same result as a petroleum based one, but on the bright side they are easier to wash!
WAX vs POMADE
Initially hair wax and pomade had a distinct difference because they were made from different ingredients. Pomades were made up of petroleum and waxes were made up of beeswax. Furthermore waxes gave a matte, textured and loose finish as compared to pomades which gave a shinier, sleeker and a tighter finish. Waxes were known to become a bit tough throughout the day because the wax solidified, whereas pomades had more pliability. These days though the difference between the two has become almost hard to spot because the pomades also have beeswax in them.
In its entirety, we recommend buying the black and white hair pomade because not only is it long lasting, it also makes sure your hair has a great look throughout the day. It is also highly recommended for people who have extremely dry hair for example the ones who possess kinky curly hair because this will help retain moisture in your hair. It is great if you have a long day of events or functions that you need to attend to and do not want to be hassled with your hair coming undone every few minutes. You can even get pomades in different textures.