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Nov 30

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Philip B Shinade Pomade

Jan 14, 2010 - There are very few products that just instantly go into the "buy from now on" category, but this one definitely does. You know - you try something new and it's - it's fine, but nothing fantastic, so you may finish using it but not buy another one - or give it to someone else - or just let it collect dust in the back of your cabinet until one day it's a hardened little lump you throw away - well, this isn't one of those. This really is fantastic. Great finish, not greasy looking at all, easy to wash out and good hold. A little more than I'd generally pay for a pomade, but when it works like this - it's worth it. Oh, and it has a light clean smell, so you don't feel like you've got some toxic pineapple or orange scented bug repellent on your head.

Oribe Original Pomade

Jan 14, 2010 - WHAT? $34.00?? Are you kidding? Huh - let's read the label... Petrolatum. Delicious. Listen - people of color have long used another product, and hipsters have caught on to, Murray's Superior Hair Dressing Pomade in the orange can, and you can get it at Walgreen's for 2 bucks, or at the grocery store for 3! And what's in Murray's? Petrolatum. Just like Murray's, this stuff is a heavy, heavy holding product that "may be difficult to wash out". Yeah it is. Use a castile soap, like Dr. Bronner's - it's made from olive oil - and follow with a good conditioner. You can buy both of those with the 32$ you'll save by buying Murray's. Look, I gave this 3 curls because it's a good product - it does just what it's supposed to - but COME ON. OK - 2 curls. 34$ is larcenous, especially considering the hideous container it comes in. It's as if Versace decided to make cheap little plastic canisters.

Sonoma First Crush Natural Daily Conditioner

Jan 14, 2010 - I love it! I love the smell! I wish I could shake it with gin and fresh rosemary - maybe a little honey - and serve it to my hair like it's eating in a hip, sun-filled brunch place overlooking Sonoma Valley. Everyone would be nice, the service friendly and professional, and the food as delicious as this conditioner. Again with the French translations - is it me, or does quotidien have the connotation of being...not just daily, which is what the word means, but - mundane. Dull. I mean, if you're going to bother, go nuts! Pour utiliser tous les jours de votre vie! or something. Don't care - LOVE this conditioner, and I love the shampooing.