Pomade is an age-old hair styling product used for many purposes. These include creating and maintaining waves, locs, and twist styles. Pomades are also used to add shine, moisturize, nourish the hair and scalp, lengthen curl patterns, and hold styles in place. Pomades from black owned brands are plentiful including those for wet and dry hair. In reviewing products on Shop With Leslie, I found most were free of petroleum, and contained nutrient rich ingredients such as coconut oil and Shea butter. Though pomades are used on many hair types, some pomades were designated for men. You will find 20+ pomades. See the companies below for more information.
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- Anita Grant (advertisement) offers a Passion Fruit Coconut Pomade to naturally define curls without leaving them waxy. An Organic Bergamot option is also available. Product links for various sizes are provided below (advertisement).
- Kriya Botanicals (advertisement) offers a high porosity styling custard and a mango twist and curl holding cream.
- Asim Supreme offers both a Supreme Wave, and Elite Wave and Scalp Butter Pomade to enhance waves, hold and moisturize hair.
- Curls offers a Super Sculpting Blueberry Bliss CURL Control Paste to help control edges, hold and define curls. A Passion Fruit CURL Control Paste is offered which also helps to control frizz. You can also find these products on Amazon (advertisement).
- Frederick Benjamin offers grooming products for men, including a Sleek Water Pomade that contains castor and argan oil to hydrate the hair and promote growth. You can also find this product on Amazon (advertisement).
- Hairobics All Natural offers a Raaw Roots Soft Pomade with ingredients to moisturize, prevent split ends, add a protective covering, and guard against dandruff. You can also find their products on Amazon (advertisement).
- Kinky Curly offers a Gloss Pomade for smoothing edges, shine, stretching and separating curls, and as a finishing product.
- Kreyòl Essence offers a Pomade Kreyòl with castor oil and Aloe Vera to strengthen hair from the root. It also can be used in creating waves.
- Mixed Chicks offers a Slick Styling Tamer to tame edges, create, and hold a variety of hairstyles. Products are also available on Amazon (advertisement).
- My Honey Child offers a Honey Child Pomade that provides a high shine and is designed for 4C hair.
- Morning Dew offers two moisturizing pomades (Blackberry Molasses and Honey Almond Marmalade) that help with hold, and work for twists, locs, and waves.
- Odyssey Hair Care offers a moisturizing pomade that helps to soften and condition, and prevent breakage.
- Oyin Handmade offers a Sugar Berries, and a Burnt Sugar Pomade, both of which serve to lock in moisture, nourish the scalp, and increase shine. Products are also available on Amazon (advertisement).
- Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil offers two types of Hair Food Pomade (Lavender and Extra Dark) that moisturizes, defines, and adds shine to hair. A Pomade Just For Men is also offered that nourishes hair, promotes growth, and adds shine. Products are also available on Amazon (advertisement).
- Qhemet Biologics offers a Castor and Amla Nourishing, and a Tea Tree and Lavender Pomade, that among other things condition the scalp and foster hair growth. Their pomade is also available on Amazon (advertisement).
- UR Design Creations has a hair growth pomade that helps help moisturize the hair, strengthens, repair, and reduce breakage.
In reviewing these companies, I hope you find a pomade that works for you. Happy shopping!
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- Mack, Vee. "The Truth About Petroleum Usage On Afro Hair." 13 September, 2013. http://www.coilyqueensrock.com/2013/09/the-truth-about-petroleum-usage-on-afro.html
- Michelle, Lisa. "Why are Petroleum Based Products Bad For Black Hair?" 28 September, 2017. https://oureverydaylife.com/why-are-petroleum-based-products-bad-for-black-hair-12247864.html
- Sands, Janelle. "Gel vs. Pomade: Which Should You Use?" 30, July 2014. https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curl-products/gel-vs-pomade-which-should-you-use