how to get pomade out of hair

how to get pomade out of hair?

by Dylan Baker
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So you used the classic oil-based pomade to get the perfect slicked back look and now you are wondering how to get pomade out of your hair?

Now, once you are done with showing off your sleek hair with the help of pomade, the process of getting this sticky thing stuck tightly to your hair strands is quite a tedious task.

We are here to let you know ways through which you will be able to get pomade out of your hair. 

Pomade Shampoo 

The first and the most obvious thing you should try first to get pomade out of hair is pomade shampoo.

There are brands that create shampoos specifically for the purpose of removing the sticky pomades out of your hair. 

Though the tricky thing when it comes to how to remove pomade from hair is that you have to pick the pomade shampoo wisely because any shampoo which seems too cheap might save you money but its quality will damage your hair in the long run.

Before buying a pomade shampoo, make sure to find out the reputed brands with good reviews and do some research before making that purchase. 

The initial price might seem a bit too high for a quality pomade shampoo but you have to remember that long-term investment into a good pomade shampoo will save you money and hair damage in the future as well. 

Pomade shampoo will get your hair cleaned in most situations but some pomades could be extremely sticky and might not get cleaned completely even after using pomade shampoo. In that case, you should try out the other methods mentioned below.

Olive Oil 

If you want to save your money and want the solution to remove pomade out of hair with an ingredient already present at home then olive oil may be the perfect solution for you. 

This may sound counterintuitive but it actually works.

All you need to do is lather your hair with olive oil as properly as you can to cover up all the areas where pomade has stuck to your hair strands. 

The greasiness from the olive oil will help to loosen the tight, sticky grasp of the pomade on your hair which will become easier to wash out of hair when you try to rinse it. 

Leave the olive oil in your hair for a good amount of time so that the oil has enough time to loosen the pomade from your hair strands.

All you need to do is wash your hair with shampoo as you normally do and the pomade will be washed off easily without too much hassle. 

Use Shampoo made for oily hair

Now if you don’t want to spend money on pomade shampoo and olive oil seems like too much work and energy then there is another option for you somewhere between the two. 

Shampoos that are made especially for oily hair will definitely be cheaper than pomade shampoo and not require as much effort as soaking your hair strands in olive oil.

Though you need to be prepared about the fact that removing pomade from hair with these shampoos will not be as easy as using a pomade shampoo since these are not specifically designed for that very purpose. 

Another alternative could be an antidandruff shampoo, these shampoos are good at removing the extra oil from your scalp and can help to remove the pomade.

Final Option : Dish Soap 

Yes, you heard it right and no we are not joking!

dish soap requires zero expense as you already have it at home and it immediately gets pomade out of your hair with little to no difficulty. 

This is the most effective method but it should only be used as a last resort when normal shampoo or pomade shampoo doesn’t work

Dish soap has ingredients and chemicals which are in no way designed to cater to hair and its health and can damage your scalp in some ways. 

Dish Soap can leave your hair extremely dry and rough because of how harsh and strong the chemicals are in the soap. 

But it is the best way to get rid of the pomade from your hair and as long as you are not using it frequently on your hair it won’t really cause any damage to your hair.

Pomades that are easy to wash

Most people make the mistake of buying oil-based pomades which makes your hair extremely greasy.

In order to avoid this, you should opt for water-based pomade as they provide you similar hold and styling capability and are much easy to wash off. 

The only hinge of using water-based pomade is that it won’t stick for as long as oil-based pomade does to your hair. Water-based pomade will work for a short interval of time. 

The bottom line:

These were all the necessary hacks you could use to get pomade out of hair!

You can use the three methods given above to remove the pomade from your hair, and after that, you should consider switching to a water-based pomade which is much easier to clean and works great for all hairstyles.

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About the author

Dylan Baker

Dylan is a Men's fashion and image consultant, He is also the man behind Dapperclan. He is extremely passionate about fashion and wants to help men style and look better.


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