One of the pomades I’ve been wanting to try for a long time, finally fell into my life last week. Finally I was able to stop being so anxious and put this pomade to the test.
Every time I go around to a grocery store or liquor store, I always check for pomade. This one has been on my check list for some time. Every time I see something in a white container, I get excited and get disappointed as soon as I see that it’s not Black and White. The packaging is plain and simple, as is the name… Black and White.
Opening the twist off lid, you get a slight aroma of vanilla. This stuff smells pretty good, and that’s a plus.
Checking out it’s consistency, it looks to be very similar to Sweet Georgia Brown (purple can.) I had hoped that it isn’t, as I am not a fan at all of that stuff.
Looks similar, right? But how is it out of the container?
Looks similar enough to the purple can Sweet Georgia Brown, but not quite. It isn’t greasy or as light as it is. But I could tell already, that this stuff has a very light consistency, which may very well effect the hold.
Running it through my hair, is as easy as any other light pomade out there. You run it through, you run it out. Slicking back is easy enough with this stuff. It doesn’t have a sheen like Sweet Georgia Brown or Royal Crown. Some reviews I’ve seen I expected this to have a killer sheen like them. But, it doesn’t.
Trying to pomp with a lighter pomade, is kinda tough. Why? Since they don’t have a solid hold like a medium or heavy pomade, it’s harder to try and get a high pomp, and have it stay that way or press it down. It’s very light and kind of gives you more of a whispy pomp, than anything.
Maybe, a little too whispy, as it didn’t tame my hairs all too well. As you can see on the right side, a few hairs weren’t flowing with the rest.
All in all, this pomade was only whelming. It doesn’t have a solid hold as another lighter pomade does, such as Deluxe. But it would probably work best with Murray’s Superior, breaking it down and giving it a decent sheen. Not super like Sweet Georgia Brown, but not dull like Murray’s by itself. Just the right amount of sheen for winter, I’d say. It would also probably work better as a top coating, not a base coat.
Sorry if this review isn’t great, there really wasn’t much to say about this stuff. The good thing is, you get a good 7oz rather than the average 3-4oz per container.