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Grandad’s Old Fashioned Water Based Hair Pomade



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4.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


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Product Description

Our water based pomade is petroleum free, very easy to apply, and while it is not water soluble, it is easy to wash out. Giving you the ability to start fresh each day, or build up.

This medium holding pomade has a scent made up of apples, maple, bourbon, and a hint of cinnamon.

Infused with lanolin, coconut oil, jojoba oil and tea tree oil to nourish the hair and scalp.

Comes in a 4oz amber glass jar, with a black metal lid.

2 reviews for Grandad’s Old Fashioned Water Based Hair Pomade

  1. 4 out of 5


    Opening the jar, you are met with an apple / maple / bourbon scent with a hint of cinnamon. It reminds me of a spiced candle, in a good way. The apple scent seems to be more prominent than the others, followed by maple. It’s sweet without becoming obnoxious, and will stay with you most of the day. With fall fast approaching, this scent is sure to be a hit !


    Scooping is almost effortless, with a creamy texture that spreads onto the palms evenly. After a few passes the water will begin to separate in your hands, but will eventually ‘catch’ back onto itself. It may take a few times to get the hang of it if you’re new to unorthodox pomades. In the hair there is minimal tug and pull, and combs in smoothly. Two and a half scoops to towel dried hair seemed to do the trick, and styling was hassle free.


    I would place this hold in the medium range; it provides a sufficient grip without feeling overly waxy. This product does provide a decent build up if you choose to do so. It also washes out relatively easy with shampoo and conditioner. The shine leans more towards a natural look, which we have come to expect from unorthodox water based pomades.


    Grandad’s Water Based hits all the right areas with this product. The scent is pleasing and original, the application is simple for the most part, and the hold is sufficient. I also enjoy the benefit of the build up, and the convenience of it’s ability to wash out. This stuff just feels nice in the hair, with zero irritation on my scalp. The use of coconut oil, jojoba oil and tea tree is always a plus!

    – @old_school_dave_

  2. 4 out of 5

    My hair profile:
    I’ve medium thick, wavy hair. I wear a side part with a contour. At the moment, I’m using a brush with wild boar hair, a Denman brush plus a wide tooth comb (detangler). During styling, I use brushes most.

    Apples, maple, bourbon and a hint of cinnamon. The scent is sweet and candy like for my nose. You’ll smell this aroma all day long in a not overpowering way and as a subtle lingering cologne. It will fade a bit towards the end of the day.

    Application process – result:
    Always start styling with clean plus dry hands because mold can form by (dirty) remains: water is the base of the pomade that’s why. At the end of styling: check if there are no hairs left in your jar. Comes in a creamy, light beige color. Scoops out like nothing: cheesy, creamy substance. Breakdown: super easy. One second of water-pomade separation, becoming a white cream in the hands. Spreads evenly, easy, white streaking in the hair, a few wax beads. This streaking vanishes while mixing and combing. Same story for the wax beads. I used 4 scoops because this is a medium (I’m a firm-heavy user). Styling time on the first day and first use: above average. Why? As mentioned above, it has a creamy and cheesy feel, you feel the water being present. At first, it doesn’t feel grippy or steady, you get more of a light cream. I was thinking: no hold! But! When styling, the water in it began to evaporate and the hold increased to its medium level. The product stiffened up and became more workable for me: lifting the front wasn’t that easy first, now I got some height. Took me more time to get what I wanted but it worked out good. Better scenario and tip from buddy Bram from EP. Put it in and let it sit for a few minutes. Then style! A world of difference! Plus combined with one day of build up: rather fast styling! The pomade feels super light and a bit airy. This provides the hair a good amount of volume. It tamed my waves well, also controlled the sides and cowlicks. No splits. Nice hairshape too. Good height for a medium, neat and clean, slick. Washing the pomade residue off of your hands: no problem with water and some soap. I use this rests for my beard as a nice nourishing balm.

    Reading descriptions on the shine: a natural, medium natural shine. The first day it was very matte for me. On the second day: bit less than a medium shine. Odd difference but I was glad to achieve a more shiny look.

    Hold – endurance:
    Medium. Some call it a heavy. To me: a medium on the lighter side with a good medium control. Several minutes after I styled: hair didn’t sag, no movement, a few flyaways. The pomade settled. Recombing after some minutes gave me more strength. End of the day: hair kept shape more or less: no real sagging, several strays, flyaways after some cycling, some wind and a few drops of rain. Not tested in real heat. Waves did not came through: neat and clean shape. I was suprised and impressed: most mediums don’t do this for me. Cowlicks managed okay. Sides held down well. The second day: better endurance! Super lightweight product. Hair felt soft all day. There’s no greasy or sticky feel.

    Does not harden, settles so you can restyle. But its hold weakened: some waving in the front. Cowlicks: alright. Sides okay. No tug or pull combing with my Denman brush.

    Build up:
    Clean build up. Hold increased a bit the days after. Got a clean, neat look with it.

    Washing out:
    Water only: no, it’s not a water soluble pomade. 1 or 2 shampoos needed to wash it all out. Not a difficult to wash out. Due to the nourishing ingredients the hair feels conditioned, healthy and soft afterwards.

    Hair, scalp issues:
    No breakouts, allergies, itching, irritation of any kind.