When I first started buying pomades, I was told that this stuff, for a lack of better words, sucked. So, I’ve held off buying it for the longest time. I’ve considered it several times just for the sake of reviewing it, but, never did. But, I caved in and bought it. I know it’s a classic in the Hispanic community. But I mean, it’s not like there’s a lot of Hispanics into rockabilly! (Obviously I’m kidding.) So, let’s see how this stuff fares for my thick and wavy hair!
In its iconic plastic container with a green lid and red label, it’s easy to spot this stuff on the shelves of any store. Around my area, this stuff was rather expensive. I’m talking $6.00 expensive. Why it’s so much? I have no damn clue. So when I found it for $3.00, it was an obvious buy.
Opening it up, you get that scent that everyone talks about, flowers. Yes, this stuff smells really damn good, I should’ve probably bought it a long time ago just for that! Let’s just hope the lovely Latinas flock to me like honeybees. I’m just kidding… No, seriously, I love y’all. COME TO ME!!!
Just as everyone said, this stuff is light and greasy. So getting it out of the container was a breeze. A nice smelling, greasy breeze.
Running this stuff through your hair is like any other light pomade or hair dressing. It goes in and stays in. Being light and greasy is how everyone described this stuff to me (it is a grease after all!,) so I never expected any sort of hold. I thought it would just plop my hair down, make it overly wavy, and just make a mess of things. Surprisingly, it did the opposite!
I cut my hair a bit shorter this time, just so I didn’t have to maintain my ducktail every two weeks. My hair grows really damn fast! So, I’m taking my shorter hair into consideration with this stuff. With my longer hair, I’m sure it would’ve held it down as expected. But, with my hair being slightly shorter, I was able to get some decent height with this stuff. Take a look:
To my surprise, this didn’t make my hair wavy like I expected. It actually made my hair manageable, allowing me to slick a nice pomp. The hold was also stronger than I thought. While it is light and greasy, I’d put this stuff in the lighter side of the medium weight end of the spectrum, in terms of hold. It kept the shape and height throughout the day, and still retained it’s nice greasy shine. And of course, the scent was reminiscent aswell.
Overall, I’m impressed with this stuff. It wasn’t as bad as people made it out to be! It’s light and greasy, just like any old school grease, so how can you argue with that? Don’t expect to get major height with this stuff, but if you dig lower-profiled ‘dos, then you should definitely check it out. It makes for a nice topcoat, with the greasy sheen and classic scent. Definitely a product to keep on hand.
Until the next time folks.