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Dr. Rubin’s Firm Pomade

Dr. Rubin's - Los Angeles, California


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

$12.00 $10.00

  • Heavy Hold
  • Low Shine
  • Vanilla/Coconut Scent
  • Hand Made
  • Made In Los Angeles, California
  • 4.0 oz

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Product Description

FIRM – is our most serious hold. Thick but moldable, this pomade will help tame stubborn hairstyles. Perfect for high pompadours and waterfalls. Also works to reign in hair on the sides.

Dr. Rubin’s Pomade is based upon a formula that was first created in 1944. Dr. Rubin’s famous aroma is over 66 years old.

All of our products are handcrafted and hand-poured just outside of Los Angeles, California.

Made from only %100 natural ingredients, our pomades, lip balms and lotions use no additives, pesticides, preservatives, or artificial anything.


Jojoba Oil
Almond Oil
Coconut Oil
Petroleum Jelly

1 review for Dr. Rubin’s Firm Pomade

  1. 3 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. Also use a tangle teezer. More info: https://piw74.com/2016/07/16/combs-brushes-afro-picks-an-inventory/

    Vanilla, coconut: traditional. Smells strong and very sweet in the jar: lovely. In my hair: a very subtle breezes now and than. Glad this is not overbearing.

    Application process – result:
    Application on damp hair as always for me. I can only suggest to style damp since this pomade has beeswax as a base and it’s a firm hold. Opening the jar: creamy colored pomade. Top layer was a bit hard and waxy but not much of an effort was needed to get it out. Breakdown: need a lot of solid rubs to break the pomade down completely. Texture: thick, dry, waxy, not oily or greasy and not tacky. Residue stays on the hands, so taking small scoops is the message. Working into the hair involves some tug and pull but not painful if you use a brush, I myself don’t use combs. Spreading it evenly throughout the mane is not the easiest because of the tick wax content. Slicking back: experienced tug and pull using my Denman brush but did not rip out any hairs. I used my tangle teezer afterwards to comb smoother. So if you use a comb, expect some pull. Styling went rather okay working with a firm hold waxy pomade. Laying down the hairs without any hassle. At once, you’ll feel its grip/control which aids the hair into the desired shape and keeps it there. Is not sticky but my hair was kept together, you’ll have a few strays for it’s dry, waxy. Beeswax-slickness ratio was alright/workable on day one. I was surprised of how it styled because it’s a formula from a more traditional alloy. The Dr. Rubin’s line is from 2011, the hand made pomades of today are slicker, easier to style with, some are waxy but with a good slickness-wax balance (Big slick firm, Pomps not dead the daily grind f.e.). Most wax heavy pomades don’t keep my hairs down and I need a gel pomade to help. With this firm, no issues with my cowlicks popping out. Waves were straightened well, not enterily but neat. Lifting my front went well, the stiffness helped. In terms of weight in the hair: around a medium, got some decent volume. Obtained some good shape with nice height: ideal for higher hair styles such as pomps. After half an hour my hair was still in its original shape, just some minor touch ups here and there.

    According to Dr. R: low in shine. Yes, low it is or matte, normal for the heavier kind of (wax based) pomades. Nice luster when in the sun.

    Hold – endurance:
    You read ‘firm hold’ on the tin. Call it a medium-firm hold on day 1. Once the hair is styled, everything stays in place. No struggle with saggy hairs, loose strands or troublesome cowlicks, splits. Waves showed up a little but still very okay for me for I don’t want a wavy mane. It was sunny ouside, around the 60’s, tad of wind, had a few walks, no strenuous jobs: endured very well. Again: ideal to build higher volume shapes such as pomps.

    You will experience some resistance as you restyle. Keeps a good hold.

    Build up:
    Waxy, stiff. Many of you wash their hair with or without shampoo. I just styled on wetted hair and some tonic. Overall: more uncomfortable than the day before. Experienced more strength (now a firm), waxier texture and less slick, so more pull, hairs sticking up a bit more. Managed to style what I wanted but broke some hairs. It is better to shampoo and/or use a good amount of hair tonic to avoid all this. Gonna use a slicker medium next days. Overall: not a big fan of the Dr. Rubin’s firm but is it a bad pomade for me? No, not at all! If you love a sturdy, waxy pomade and build up to style a big pomp, this is one to get.

    Washing out:
    Around 3-4 rounds of shampoo depending on the type of shampoo, how much of it, your hair type and the quantity of pomade in the hair.

    Hair, scalp issues: