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Nostalgic Handmade – Super Water Based Pomade

Nostalgic Handmade - Arizona


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



Product Description

If you like our regular waterbased but want a little more hold, you’ve come to the right place. Our SUPER Waterbased has leveled up to give you the extra life you have been asking for.

Ingredients: Distilled Water, Mango Butter, Beeswax, Emulsifying Wax, Castor Seed Oil, Candelilla Wax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycerin, Sunflower Oil, Avocado Oil, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Stearic Acid, Fragrance, Optiphen Plus, Vitamin E.


Clean Cut Citrus … this refreshing citrus blend is balanced and smooth with a nice clean scent that is neither sweet or sharp.

Barbershop … this old school blend has notes of talcum, amber, bay rum and sandalwood grounded by an earthy, musky base.

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Clean Cut Citrus, Barbershop

1 review for Nostalgic Handmade – Super Water Based 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/

    2 scent options: the clean cut citrus or a barbershop scent. Got the barbershop one: smells like an old school blend with notes of talcum, amber, bay rum and sandalwood grounded by an earthy, musky base. First opening the jar and putting my nose in: not really my thing but not bad either. Has a not so strong odor in the jar. In the hair: did catch many breezes, these were: not overwhelming, nor abrasive or troublesome. It is present in a agreeable manner, you won’t forget it’s there. Started to dig this smell! I’ve not tried the clean cut citrus but heard some good things about it.

    Application process – result:
    Style with clean hands, dry them well to avoid the product gets wet and molds, bacteria could be possible residents. Remove hairs, other dirt out of the container. Contains a preservative but keeping it clean is always the best. Application on damp hair for me on the first day of styling. I put 3 average amounts in my mane. Inside the jar, you meet a white pomade. Top layer plus layer beneath are hard to scoop but workable, didn’t have to use my fingernail. Some force is requisite to remove product out of the jar. Small scoops work the best. Typical ‘caterpillar shape licks’ is what you get. Some pressure required breaking it down. First you get kind of a dry paste, breaking down further, texture gets a bit oily and buttery, not sticky/tacky. Prefer to break it down before the oiliness comes in, does not influence the efficiency of the pomade. The streaks as a result of that will vanish right after you move your hands and comb through the hair. Working it in: slight tension noticeable. Spreading evenly: no problem. Combing back: bit of a resistance, for a firm not overly grippy. The control this pomade provides, is good. Hair follows the combs without being forced into any direction, overall smooth and easy process. I guess it works this agreeable and facile because of the mango butter which is a very important component, it’s nearly a mango based pomade (second ingredient after water). Weight in the hair: nice light weight feel. NHM firm tamed my cowlicks from the start and straightened my waves well. Pomade is slick, not much of those inconvenient flyaways/strays. Hair height: got some decent height with a good amount of volume but not that high for a firm, for my type of hair (wavy). Styling time: average. Looked back after about 40 minutes and my overall impression was: great. This translates itself in: not saggy, no hairs out of place or strays popping out, no cowlicks and waves winning the game. What I obtained is that slick, clean look I love. Pomade does not feel sticky or greasy. It is as we are used from NHM: well balanced, well made.

    According to the rating on the jar: 3 out of 5 = a good medium shine. Accurate in my opinion. Being a firm there’s some good luster. Latter did not fade throughout the day. Nice detail: shinier than the medium water based. In that regard, it reminds me of Steve and Nichole Lockhart from Lockhart’s authentic. They were looking for a way to fabricate a firm-heavy strength linked to a good amount of shine which reflects the greasy role of a classic pomade. Everyone knows that pomade, of course: the very noted Goon grease.

    Hold – endurance:
    Firm hold: a 4 out of 5. In my hair, it provides more of a medium-firm strength. Great endurance: NHM firm keeps the hair in place all day long. Didn’t need to do real touch ups. It did not get saggy, no straying or cowlick issues, no splits or other things whatsoever. Waves did show up a tiny bit. Tested in colder temperatures (in the 30’s), no strenuous physical activities, just a few walks. There was some sun, a tiny bit of wind present.

    It’s a non-drying water based which means you can easily restyle if you feel the need. I usually don’t restyle, a few touch ups here and there is all I do. Doing the restyle test: easy, not much of a tension while restyling and still a good hold afterwards. My waves came through more.

    Build up:
    Very clean, very manageable as we are used of the NHM pomades. I applied on damp hair. Normally on wet hair but I got the impression damp works better with this one.

    Washing out:
    1 or 2 washes with shampoo as most unorthodox water based pomades of these days. It depends on the amount of pomade you put in and your type of hair as well. Easy to rinse and ideal for a one day commitment. Hair + scalp feel soft, healthy afterwards.

    Hair, scalp issues:

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