Every since I started this blog, many cats requested that I reviewed this product. Some liked the product, but wanted me to share my opinion on it. Others, had no clue whether or not it’s good enough to purchase. And while it’s been a staple for many folks, it’s never been a pomade I cared enough to check out. But, being a classic, and the high demand for a review, I caved in and picked some up. Let’s check it out!
To call this thing a classic is one thing, but when you take a look at the container and then call it a classic, is a whole ‘nother story!
With the ever so iconic yellow tin with black lettering and Afro-American folks on it, it’s hard to miss this thing on the shelf. Pair it up with its cousin Murray’s Superior, it’s really an eye catcher. Every time I pass it, I have the urge to buy it because it’s just so classic looking!
Opening it up, you get a classic scented, natural pale pomade. Clean and simple, no cheap thrills around here!
Now, a major reason why I stayed away from this stuff, is because every and all mention of this product, said it was light and works for the “wet look.” I mean, while I do have a shit ton of light pomades and hair dressings, I wasn’t in the hurry to add anymore to the collection! Well…
After many months of reading about how this stuff is light and gives you the wet look, after scooping it out, I was surprised (to say the least) to find out that every mention of this product was… WRONG.
Nu-Nile is far from a light pomade.
Being lighter in consistency than Murray’s Superior, as well as being not as greasy, this stuff isn’t far behind in the weight class.
Now, since it’s not as greasy as it’s not so distant relative, it won’t leave a greasy film on your hair. That factor weighs down your hair and is a pain in the ass to wash out. So in short, this product is “superior” to Murray’s Superior! Pun, probably intended. But, it still has enough sheen, to not leave you with a matte finish.
While it’s not as light as people said it is, it’s still rather malleable, and will comb a full pomp, nicely!
Comparatively, Nu-Nile is comparable to Dax Wave & Groom. While it won’t leave you with as much of a greasy sheen, it still has a similar hold and styling properties, which a lot of folks look for. And for those cats who like to keep it in-the-family, this stuff is a perfect alternative to Murray’s Superior.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with this product. All that jibber-jabber about it being light and giving the wet-look, can all be put away. And hey, that’s the point of these types of reviews; to set the record straight and help folks understand pomade, on a universal level!
Till the next time folks.