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Pomades is a styling product that is sometimes overlooked and misunderstood.

A pomade is perfect for adding flyaway and edge control, moisture and shine and enhances natural wave and curl definition. Here's how to create even waves using a pomade:

  1. Begin by smoothing the pomade between your hands to warm the product up and make it easier to work with.
  2. Section out your hair and begin to smooth your pomade through your hair.
  3. Twist each section. Once you are ready, carefully take them apart.
  4. Separate for desired volume and definition. Use your fingers or an afro pik to fluff.

This video goes over one of the most well-loved styles to use your pomade with, the twist out.  

There are many different types of pomades to look at when making your decision on which is right for your hair, take a look below to help find your perfect match. Find these in the textured hair care section of your local drugstore.

Carol's Daughter Hair Balm Nourishing Liquid Pomade

This pomade comes in a bottle rather than a tub like most pomades, but don’t let that fool you. It still packs just as much of a frizz control punch. This product has no silicones, parabens, petroleum, mineral oil or artificial colors and has sweet almond oil and shea butter to help you retain moisture.

Giovanni Wicked Texture The Definition of Pomade

If you are looking for serious flyaway control, look no further than this pomade. This product boasts many certified organic products and is made in the USA. It also includes marshmallow extract to help keep your hair moisturized.

Avlon KeraCare Styling Wax Stick

This on-the-go wax stick has the convenience of being able to apply directly from the stick to your hair without having to dirty your hands and being sold in a stick form makes it easy to toss in your bag. Be careful about leaving it out in hot weather though as it may end up melting on you.

CurlFriends Pomade, Seduce

A product to use on both wet and dry hair depending on your need. This pomade can define your curls without leaving them crunch. It can be used to refresh second day hair. It contains no alcohol so it won’t leave your hair dried out after use.

Cantu Shea Butter Hair Dressing Pomade

This product takes the phrase "less is more” to heart. With only four ingredients, this pomade will condition your hair while adding hard hold to styles.  It uses pure shea butter to help prevent frizz and add shine and manageability to your hair.