After a greasy weekend at Retox, it’s kind of hard to stomach more grease. GET IT!?!?
Next up, we’ve got the Rumble 59 medium weight pomade. Their light weight stuff, was pretty light. So as long as their heavier pomades have better hold, it can only get better, right?
With the pomade getting heavier, the bird on the label gets an attitude. I can dig that!
Aside from the different colored label and bird, there’s no other changes to the packaging. Except for the little saying next to the bird’s head.
Maybe it’s a hint that you need the stronger stuff to be more masculine. Or maybe they just like colors, I don’t know. But this time, the pomade is blue. So for you cats who can’t rock pink anything, look for the stronger pomades for those “manly” colors.
This one smells like almonds. And being allergic to allmonds, my head has a huge rash and now I’m bald. Just kidding…
It’s a little less greasy than the light weight counterpart. It’s still smooth and spreads out easily in your palms, but it doesn’t turn completely clear. Combs through your hair very easily. Always a good thing! Plus, it has a pretty decent sheen to it.
Now for the hold… This is where the pomade confuses me…
When I first tried it out last week, I made sure my hair was completely dry and without any product. I do that for every pomade (leveled playing field,) when I’m trying it out for the first time. (Though I prefer to style my hair up while it’s slightly damp.)
In doing so, styling up my hair seemed as if I were styling it up with a wax. It had a very firm hold, made my hair rather straight, and was slightly matte. Which isn’t bad. However, the days after that, when I would add more pomade to the first set (for that build up,) it would seem as if the pomade would get greasier and lighter… Kind of funky if you ask me.
It doesn’t wash out easily enough, that you’re regreasing your hair completely each time. But the more days you add more pomade, the softer/lighter the hold gets. I’m not saying that the change is a bad thing, just different. Usually, whenever you add more pomade for the build up, it gets stronger. This went slightly backwards.
Then I would try to add the pomade as my hair was slightly damp, and it would almost have that flaky mess like wax has. But not as bad, luckily. This stuff doesn’t take too kindly to water. So if you like to wet comb, make sure you don’t over do it with the water. Or else you’re gonna be like me, standing in front of the mirror combing pomade out, then combing it back in, and so forth.
But I was able to get it down, to a certain extent. Still gotta play around with it a little bit more!
Overall, this is a good pomade. Styling with it can be kind of tricky. Almost two weeks in, and I’m still getting used to it. It’s a big step from their lighter weight pomade. So if you liked that one, but needed a bit more hold, this is the one for you. I’ll be playing around with it for the next week or two. So stay tuned for an update!
Till the next time folks…