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Big Slick Firm Hold Hair Pomade



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4.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


  • Firm Hold
  • Medium Shine
  • Lemongrass with hints of Cedarwood & Cinnamon
  • Hand Made
  • Made In New Jersey
  • 4.0 oz

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Product Description

Big Slick Firm Hold Hair Pomade has the workability of a Medium with hold strength just a touch below Heavy.

Medium users love how it performs in the heat, and Heavy users reach for it on cooler days.

Like all Big Slick pomades, the build-up is ultra-clean with enhanced stylability.

This will become your every day pomade!

• Firm hold
• Medium shine
• Scent: Lemongrass with hints of cedarwood & cinnamon
• 4 oz / 115g, hand-poured

Big Slick products are handmade in small batches by husband and wife Vincent Minervino and Magdalena O’Connell in Freehold, New Jersey, USA.

“Inspired by classic barber shop, music, surf, hot rod, & casino culture…for that big, slick look!”

1 review for Big Slick Firm Hold Hair Pomade

  1. 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. Use a tangle teezer to avoid tug. More info on this handy tool: https://piw74.com/2016/07/16/combs-brushes-afro-picks-an-inventory/

    Lemongrass, cedar wood, sage, vanilla and cinnamon. The lemon note dominates. In the jar + in the hair: very strong and spicy, permeating, lingering. I had the same experience with the dirty mint aroma from the heavy hold. Had to get used to that due to its strong, lingering properties. I started to like it a lot. The scent on the firm reveals the same story. I like the scent but it is too strong for me. I just don’t dig such strong aromas. I adapt easily to scents, second day = less to barely noticeable. And yes, it got better the day after.

    Application process – result:
    Pomade inside: light purple, lavender color that matches the tin color. Application: on damp hair. No directions on that but every pomade user knows how to do that. The pomade’s top layer is soft plus easy to scoop, like a medium does. Breakdown: same ease. It takes a few effortless rubs and you feel a somewhat waxy, not tacky texture. Putting in: no resistance whatsoever. Dispersing evenly in the hair: easy to do. Used 4 average licks the first day. Combing through: grip noticeable, but not uncomfortable. Keep in mind I use a Denman brush, not a comb user because combs do not tame my manes the way I want and they pull too much. After the Denman, my tangle teezer took over and it laid down the hair rather easy. I switched the order of the combs on the second day. You remark the presence of wax but not in a way that it is difficult to handle. There’s a good balance between waxiness and slickness. Again: the product acts like a medium. The pomade managed my waves alright: they showed up a tiny bit but in a clean, neat, slick and tamed manner. The hairs on my part side popped out a due to the wax content. I always have this with wax based pomades more or less and that’s a fact for many of us. I took my boar brush to lay the hairs down and when the pomade has settled, I recombed and used a comb too. No noticeable strays, flyaways to discern, just a few innocent ones here and there. Looked back to the hair after about half an hour and it had not sagged, no strays or flyaways extra, side hairs popped out a bit. Overall hairdo looked slick, neat, clean with good height/volume in the front.

    A few notches above neutral. Shine did not dull throughout the day.

    Hold – endurance:
    Says: firm (strong) hold. To me: a medium-firm or a solid medium. In comparison to f.e. PND, The daily grind (firm), big slick is around a step down in hold. This pomade provides good control on the first day but I wasn’t quite sure it would hold to be honest. But it kept hair together well, no noticeable sag, well tamed waves (showed up a bit initially without getting worse during the day) and a well tamed cowlick area. Side hairs popped out repeatedly. Had several flyaways at the end of the day. In terms of weight, a medium weight pomade which allowed me to get some decent volume and height. I tested it in temperatures around 60, in a sunny environment, no wind, an hour of sport (cycling and walks). The pomade endured good under these circumstances. Isn’t that greasy or sticky in the hair.

    Easy to do. Not much of a resistance. Keeps a good hold without getting more strays or loose hairs, waving any further. I only needed to restyle one side because of some hairs popping out particularly on the first day.

    Build up:
    The real firm hold came in. Clean and workable build up, no hassle styling! Hold, controle, endurance wise a lot better!

    Washing out:
    2-3 shampoos needed. Hair feels soft plus healthy due to the conditioning olive oil and lanolin I suppose. Petrolatum has protecting conditions either. Some people avoid it because of the current idea it clogs the pores. This ain’t true: the petrolatum used here is for cosmetic use and doesn’t clog the pores.

    I made an inventory of degreasing methods that can help you: https://piw74.com/2016/07/12/an-inventory-of-degreasing-methods/

    Hair, scalp issues:
    No breakouts, allergies, itching.

    Similar pomade:
    Jake Rodriguez (Almost vintage style, on YouTube) compared big slick firm to the non-permanent collab between Pompking X Modern man tv, which was a firm medium to me. That one provided me a more solid hold and endurance on the first day of use. Latter was not that facile to work with (waxier) as the big slick firm.