Seen this comment on a forum I’m on… Since I’ve been meaning to post this, I might as well start here!
“Had my first run in with Murray’s yesterday, it was a bitch getting out but now I know what to do. Looks like im going to stick with Bryl cream for now.”
As I’ve stated before about Murray’s, this stuff is MADE to stay in your hair. If you can’t handle or accept that, you gotta move on to water soluble stuff! (not directed towards the author of the post, just a general statement.)
Murray’s is indeed a pain to wash out. I made a mistake by thinking just a few shampoo jobs will do the trick, before a haircut. To say the least, I feel guilty that my buddy had to run his clippers through my Murray’s coated hair, the last time he gave me a cut. Rookie mistake #1 when getting a haircut.
There are a few different methods that work for me, that might not work for the average person.
1) Grease cutting dish washing soap.
As crude as it may or may not sound, this will definitely do the trick when trying to wash out that pomade.
Start off by dampening your hair just a bit, and get a decent sized dab of soap in your hands, and work up a lather. You’ll need to let this stuff set in a bit to break down the pomade. So if you’re taking a shower, start off with this, then do your regulars. If you’re rinsing off in the sink, wrap a towel around your neck and check my blogs for updates! ;)
To thoroughly get out all of the pomade, and I mean ALL of it… I use a fine tooth comb and comb out the pomade. You’ll see chunks of pomade in your comb. The less you see, the better. A couple of cycles of this will do the trick. Don’t forget to hit your head up with some shampoo and conditioner after wards. Dish soap can dry out your scalp.
2) Olive oil.
Some people like to do an olive oil + dish soap combo.
While olive oil alone does do the trick, I hate how it makes my hair feel after wards. Obviously, not only does it cut the pomade, it also coats your hair. Yes, it is a nice smooth, silky feeling. Makes one feel like Fabio. Or not. But for me, it ends up making my hair wavy as hell. Nearly impossible to pomp the next few days. It sort of coats your hair to the point where pomade is hard to apply. It’ll rub right off back into your hands. And that’s where the dish soap combo comes into play.
3) Baking Soda.
The baking soda will start to cook up in your hair, giving you a George Washington pompadour of fizz and foam. I personally haven’t tried this yet, but I heard it works wonders. There are people who only wash their hair with this method. Pomade or not.
4) This one I got from a buddy. Not long after wards, I heard about the baking soda method. Pretty much one and the same, but one tastes better…
Actually, I take the “tastes better” back. I hate the flavor of diet “X” soda. But then again, I haven’t drank soda in over a year. Anyways…
This was the first method I’ve tried. Works like a charm. All you need is a can of diet coke, a shower, and you’re good to go. It can be expensive, as you could possibly be buying diet coke just for the sole purpose of washing out your hair. But if you don’t wash your hair everyday, maybe once a week, it will only cost you a dollar. Or if you got someone living in your house who drinks soda on a daily basis. They won’t be missing a few cans a month. Plus it’s better for their health.
If you or your lady doesn’t mind having a greasy ass pillow case, then you don’t need to worry about these methods. But if you enjoy intimacy, you might wanna “WASH THAT GREASE OUTTA YOUR HAIR KID!”