CREMO’s Hair Styling Pomade
Up until recently the CREMO Brand was an American only thing. A couple weeks back I was picking a few things at Walmart and what would you know, a few CREMO products were on the shelves. Granted, it wasn’t the whole line, but the pomade was there and was listed at $12.
CREMO has been on my radar for some time with their straight forward and elegant packaging along with an impressive array of men’s products. I will admit that I can’t wait to put my nose in their colognes, but for the time being I will have to be content with the pomade.
The jar indicates that this is a “High Hold / High Shine” product. I’m in for the high hold, but am a little suspicious about the high shine because that usually means an element of oil which then cancels the “hold” properties.
Starting with in clean/ dry hair, I scooped me out a good dab of pomade. At this point, I heard myself giving advice to other pomade user concerning moderation and I put back about half of what I was going to use. Good call, since this was really all I needed to cover my mope. About the size of a dime.
It blended well and was easy to work in. The pomade was a bit lighter than what I expected for a “High Hold”. I figured that this would be a two product experience and reached over for my favorite hair spray to lock in the style. Yep! That worked out beautifully and the style stayed the course for the full day. As did the “shine”! We can thus say that this is a true “Hold and Shine” pomade. Granted hair spray adds an element of lustre, but there was a bit more to it.
Note that without hair spray, this might have been a half day arrangement.
As mentioned in the intro, the jar is very well presented and the fun continues when opening the jar as you will be welcomed by a beautiful firm ringing gel like pomade along with a deliciously sweet, green and a tad musky aroma. A combination along the lines of: fruit, nuts and wood. My nose totally approves!
Here is the rating on a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 is a perfect score and/or the level of shine.
- Hold: 3.9
- Shine: 4
- Texture: 5
- Feel in hair: 5
- Facility to wash out: 5 (With this being a water based product, a shower rinse is all it took)
- Fragrance: 5
This is an impressive and affordable find! There are many more expensive products out there that don’t perform as well. CREMO gets kudos from us for availability (easy to find) affordability and performance. Looking forward to being able to try the rest of their extensive product range.