Pomades have been mainly associated with men’s hairstyles; however, curlies can also use these products. They come in handy for a variety of uses—when taming flyaways, laying edges, defining curls, and even adding voluminous bounce to fine hair.

Many pomades tend to have a heavier and thicker consistency than other styling products to seal in moisture; they enhance shine, and define textured hair a lot more than mousse, gel, creams, and serums.

Here are 10 pomades that are poppin’ amongst curlies:

10 of the Best Pomades for Thick and Curly Hair

1. OYIN burnt sugar pomade

This product contains virgin coconut oil, castor oil, mango oil, olive oil, hemp seed oil, and cocoa butter to protect curls, control frizz, give textured hair intense shine, moisturize scalp, and lay down flyaways. Plus, this pomade can also be used to nourish skin as well!

2. Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper Tweek

This product is known as hairspray in cream form for curly hair. It’s water soluble and silicone-free, but still provides the strong hold of a hairspray. 

10 of the Best Pomades for Thick and Curly Hair

3. Passion Fruit CURL Control Paste

This is a holy grail for type 4 curlies. It consists passion fruit oil, shea butter, and mango seed butter to moisturize and give hair bounce without leaving build-up.

4. Kinky-Curly Gloss Pomade

This is a great frizz-control product, as well as for slicking down edges. You can count on extreme shine, and just perfect enough moisture for second-day curls.

10 of the Best Pomades for Thick and Curly Hair

5. ORS Olive Oil for Naturals Hydrating Hair Butter

A great non-greasy sealer that locks in moisture and does not leave any build-up with its beeswax, ghee butter, olive and coconut oil ingredients. This moisture-rich product is perfect for 4a-4c hair textures.

6. Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey

Gives curls volume, while adding intense moisture without the heaviness of a typical pomade. It’s water-based, which allows its main ingredient, beeswax, to wash out easily, and not give curls a crunchy feel or look.

10 of the Best Pomades for Thick and Curly Hair

7. Cantu Shea Butter Hair Dressing Pomade

Though it is not a 100% natural product, it is still a family favorite due to its ability to define texture and keep hair hydrated all day. It is not a 100% natural product, however, curlies can keep their tresses beautifully moisturized while on a budget.

8. Argan Oil Pomade 

This is more popular amongst male curlies, but it is formulated for all hair textures. It does not leave curls crunchy and lifts them at the root for a fuller look!

10 of the Best Pomades for Thick and Curly Hair

9. Alikay Naturals Hair Curling Custard

This custard is great because it does not weigh down curls—3a to 4c—or leave them sticky. It adds volume, and keeps flakes away!

10. Tea Tree Grooming Pomade 

A vegan product that is great for wavy and curly hair types. Its tea tree ingredient is great for sensitive scalps who are prone to dandruff. It has flexible hold and is safe for colored-treated hair as well.

Remember, pomades tend to be great moisture-sealers meaning they can weigh hair down when too much is used. If a product didn’t seem to originally work, try watering it down and distributing the product evenly, while finger detangling hair.

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