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Pomade Review: Kustom Kreeps (Death Grip)

Next up for review, is Sourpuss Clothings’ Kustom Kreeps Death Grip pomade. Being their strongest offering, it’s only proper to test the pomade in the heat. Fortunately, right after the review for the Monster Attack pomade, the sun came right out, to give some proper pomade testing conditions. So let’s see how the pomade held up, shall we? (PUN)

Similar to the Monster Attack label, the color choices for this one is subtle, yet, eye-catching. I definitely dig the use of greys, black and prussian blue, the colors on this one are real proper! Image wise, this one is my least favorite of the three. In no way shape or form am I saying that it’s an ugly/bad design, but between the three, I gotta give it up to True Fright. But, it’s still definitely a tin worth having. Gotta give it up again to Nik Scarlett for the badass designs.

Opening up it, you see a dark grey wax. The scent is a subtle sandalwood, that’s (again) slightly muted due to the waxy nature of the product. It’s no biggie, as I know many people don’t want the scent of their pomades to mask the scent of their colognes.

Though this is their heaviest weight, scooping this stuff out is not a problem. It’s only a tad more difficult to scoop out than Monster Attack, but you won’t need to dig a quarter in it to get it out. Yeah, I know some of y’all need that quarter trick! It’s ok, we’re not judging your man-hands… Just kidding, we are….

To the touch, this stuff has a putty feel to it, with a bit of a greasy touch. It smooths in real easily into your palms, unlike some other waxes out there. So, if you’re the type who likes heavy waxes, but hates dealing with softening up, you may want to check this stuff out!

Now, applying this pomade, was a bit tricky… Usually, I’ll have to put extra emphasis in getting the backside of my hair coated with pomade, as I’m running my hands through my hair (from front to back.) I’ll end up with more pomade in the front than back, which is normal. By emphasis, I mean I’ll press down on the back a tad harder than the front hair, to transfer the pomade from my palms to my hair. While doing it with this stuff, it wasn’t exactly the greatest idea…

For you cats who have problems with coating your hair evenly with pomade, take note!

This stuff is light enough to evenly coat your hair while applying, and not necessarily clump up in one spot of your head. But, if you did what I did, and put emphasis on one section of your head, you’ll clearly distribute more pomade to that area. And you will notice it! Once you’ve coated your hair, it’s pretty damn difficult to comb any excess pomade out. So, make sure that you don’t make the same mistake I did, folks!

Though it has a greasy touch to it, you won’t get any shine from this pomade. Again, not a big deal, as this is a heavy pomade, and shine comes from the lighter stuff. Get it, got it, good. You also won’t get any stickiness either, so you may end up with a few loose hairs, as you’ll see in my picture.  Personally, I dig loose hairs every once in a while, it gives your hair a natural look and feel.

Styling was real nice. Even though it was a heavy wax, it was still malleable enough to allow me to shape my hair, instead the typical stiff combing. The back-end, of course, is a bit more difficult. But, who doesn’t have problems with that? Nothing a brush couldn’t fix! It didn’t make my hairs stick straight, which would’ve made styling a bit difficult. It’s nice to have a wax that’s malleable. Take a look:

Surprisingly enough, this stuff held real nice in the heat. Didn’t melt over my forehead, unlike Monster Attack, which was definitely a good thing! However, this stuff, similar to Monster Attack, transfers to fabrics easily. Which means, you’ll definitely have to add more the next day. But, who doesn’t already do that?

Overall, it was a definite pick up from Monster Attack; the melting in decent weather was kind of a downer, so having this stuff hold up in the heat, was definitely a nice thing. Definitely a nice pomade, will use more of it as the hotter days come! Plus, if you can’t just buy one of their pomades, you gotta collect em all!

Big thanks again to Calyn!

I’ll be wrapping up the Kustom Kreeps reviews this week with True Fright, which is their lightest hold.

Until then.

Pomp Hard.

Pomade Revew: Kustom Kreeps (Monster Attack)

When people heard that Sourpuss Clothing was putting out a pomade line, people scrambled to the internet to look for reviews… not that I’d know anything about that… Fortunately, thanks to Calyn, I got the chance to review their Kustom Kreeps Pomade line, to give you folks the reviews you’ve been looking for! Well, hopefully…

Having three pomades to choose from and not knowing which one had what hold, (or even if there were different holds,) I just decided to go with whatever was at the top of the stack. Why I didn’t just check with them or look on their website for the product description? I do not know, don’t ask… Enough with the rambling, onto the review of their Monster Attack pomade!

One thing you can expect from Sourpuss, is bright colors. Oh, and black! For the Monster Attack label, they used two shades of green with a black background, which looks killer! Though I’m (generally) not a fan of the whole Frankenstein/Zombie design thing, I’ll admit, these tins all have badass designs. These pomades are definitely worth picking up for the label designs, alone! I mean, just look at it!

Pretty badass, right?

Opening it up, you see a semi-translucent green looking wax. Now, I had no idea what I was getting into; whether or not this stuff was waxy, light, medium, or heavy weight, was unknown to me.

Initially, I thought this stuff would be similar to a certain German favorite, but after scooping it out, I was pleased to find that it wasn’t. Having not known this would be their medium weight pomade, scooping it out would have me assume it would have a medium type of hold and shine, due to its semi-greasy, wax like consistency and texture. Once you scoop it out, it’ll feel like a cross between a pomade and a wax.

For anyone who was concerned that this stuff would turn their hair green or give them green flakes, don’t worry! It won’t! This stuff will turn virtually clear when you rub it in your palms, so you won’t have to worry about colored clumps or flakes.

Now, while the tin says it has a mint scent, which it does, but, it gets muted due to the waxy nature of the product. But y’all know me, I dig anything mint. While it’s not like opening a tin of Altoids, it still smells good! I fucking love mint.

Applying this stuff is like applying a pomade, yet, you get a wax like hold. Unlike most waxy products, you can actually apply this to either damp or dry hair. Good stuff, right? And of course, if your hair is too wet, you’ll end up with some pomade streaks, but nothing that won’t go away with a comb.

Though it has a wax like hold, this stuff styles more like a medium weight pomade, but still keeps hairs together like a wax. It slicks the hair down real nice and is very malleable. It has enough hold to get some good height in the pomp, but don’t expect to get uber psychobilly with it. It didn’t completely straighten out my hair, but just enough to tame it, to get a nice swoop. And surprisingly, it has a semi matte/gloss finish… Don’t know what I mean? Neither do I, so see for yourself!

Now, for the downside…

This stuff melts…

My pomp didn’t split, nor did it fall down too much, just lost the initial styling. Fortunately, the greasy hair didn’t just plop across my face, like what happens with some other pomades. When it melted, the grease seeped down from my hair to a bit past my hairline. For the most part, this is a typical thing to expect from a pomade during the summer… but, it was on days that were barely pushin’ past 63 degrees outside. So you cats who live in an area where it’s virtually warm/hot year round, this isn’t pomade you’d want to go with, from the Kustom Kreeps line. But don’t fret, we still have their heavy hold and hotter days ahead of us, so we’ll see how that works out!

Since it did melt relatively easily, it also meant that this stuff would easily transfer from your hair to anything your head touches. Which, for the most part, is pretty typical, so no real complaints there. But, this also means that this stuff won’t be difficult to wash out. Just a simple rather-rinse-repeat and you’ll have this stuff right out of your hair.

Aside from it melting on a mildly warm day, I can’t say I have any other complaints about this stuff. It’s definitely not one I plan on using during the summer, but will definitely whip out on the cooler days!

Overall, I don’t think this pomade isn’t suitable for the upcoming warmer seasons, but I still dug what it did with my hair. As I said above, I’ll definitely be using it on the cooler days. This stuff would definitely work for cats with straight hair, as well as cats with wavy hair, the only trick is, the climate and season- which is something y’all gotta factor in anyways. So, if you’re looking for a pomade for the cooler seasons or live in a cooler climate, this stuff will definitely do the trick for ya, regardless of your hair type. And if you’re the type who just absolutely has to wash the grease out every other day, but doesn’t want to go the gel-type route, you may want to check this stuff out. If anything, these tins are killer, why wouldn’t you want them in your collection!?

Edit* Big ups to Nik Scarlett for these killer designs. I know a quite few of you wanted to know the artist behind the labels. Check out her work here.

Big thanks to Calyn. I can’t wait to review the next one!

Until the next time, folks.

Stay Greasy and Pomp Hard!

Gotta Love Packages.

As much as I love getting packages, I hate em just the same. Well, no so much the contents of the packages, but the damn wait! And we all know how unfun it is to lose a package

But man, as soon as you see the package on your doorstep, especially after a long day, it’s almost like Christmas! And really, how often do us adults get that Christmas-y feeling nowadays? Not that often, right!?

Well, todays package, was a heavy one…

Hmmmmm... What could be inside?

A box full of coconut oil???

Not quite!

I seriously thing I may need to figure out another way to store my products. So when is Ikea gonna send me some shelving? Who’s gonna design a vanity stand for guys??? Haha!

Big thanks to Don at Imperial Dax for the care-package!

Stay tuned folks, there’s a lot more coming from Dax, as well as myself. Together? Who knows… You’ll just have to stick around and find out!

Pomade Review: Royal Crown (Stick)

Finally get to review this stuff!

Being relatively scarce, Royal Crowns Pomade stick is a favorite amongst pomade fans. I mean, any pomade that you don’t see too often, is automatically gonna have fans! So let’s see what makes this stuff different from the rest…

Since the price for this stuff is usually $4-5, as soon as I found it for $2, I bought a couple. Yeah, only a couple bucks different, but so what, it makes a difference, fucker! So now that I had a few in my hands, I figured I can finally experiment with it, and experimenting is what I did!

The container of this stuff is a little cardboard tube, with a push up bottom. Pretty much, exactly like a Push-Pop. If you were ever a kid, you loved Push-Pops. If you didn’t, stop reading…

This stuff is easy to spot, since its metallic green casing with red and silver stripes down the side. You’ll know when you spot it, as it’ll shine on the shelf like no other.

Royal Crown Black Stick PomadeRoyal Crown Black Stick Pomade

The consistency of this stuff is THICK. Since it’s meant to streak through your hair, namely grey hair, hence being black. Since I’m fortunate enough to not have any grey hairs, being in my 20s (knock-on-wood) I didn’t need to streak this stuff in… And this may be the tricky part…

The scent is like some of the older pomades, almost non-existent. It doesn’t smell bad, but it doesn’t have a particular scent either. Can’t exactly talk much about scent now, can I?

Now… The application…

From what we’re all used to, is digging our fingers into a tin, scooping the stuff out and applying. Well folks, this stuff is a little trickier than that!

Being a very stiff stick (giggity,) this stuff is nearly impossible to spread in your hands. Especially since you want it to spread evenly. Some parts will crumble and be a pain in the ass, cuz it’ll drop out of your palm. And unlike the other black beeswax around, this stuff will DEFINITELY STAIN!

Yeah… This is AFTER I had applied it into my hair. So believe me when I say, this stuff, will, stain, EVERYTHING!

After getting as much into my hair as possible, it came to styling. Since I wasn’t able to thoroughly apply it, I had to constantly comb my hair, hoping it’ll coat evenly.

Since it’s thick, it’s gonna leave you with a matte finish. Surprisingly, being so thick, it won’t leave you with much hold.

I was able to get a moderate pomp up, but I wasn’t satisfied.

I figured I could crumble this stuff into chunks and melt it into my palms with a blow dryer. Let’s just say, I should’ve used a container to melt it in…

Looks like charcoal, huh?

Crumbled as much of this stuff as I could, I tried to melt it down in my hands with a blow dryer. Not a smart choice. It blew around, didn’t melt, and if I had it on high, it would’ve probably burnt my hand. Oh well, that’s the price I have to pay, to review this stuff for you folks, right?

After softening it a bit more in my hands, I applied the rest into my hair, used a blow dryer to melt it down, as you would a wax, and combed the rest in thoroughly.

After that was all said and done, it was time to style. Since being melted in my hair and being thoroughly combed through, I was starting to dig this stuff. But man, this stuff takes dedication to use!

Finished product:

Not too shabby…

As I said, this stuff takes dedication! Especially if you want to use it as a standalone product, and not for simply using it for what it’s supposed to do. (Cover the grey hairs.)

When it touches water, this stuff reacts just like a wax. This stuff is anti-water. So when you take a shower and comb your hair, prepare to see a whole lot of flaking! I mean, this stuff is meant to cover the grey areas and stay there for a while, but man… Definitely a pain in the ass to wash out!

I plan on taking an empty tin, melting this stuff down and using it that way. But until then, here are my current thoughts on this stuff:

This stuff is a classic. Definitely one to have, just to have. It’s hard to look the other way, when you spot a classic pomade on the shelves! 
 The hold I was able to get from the little amount I crumbled, was nice. Some what similar to a molding paste, than a pomade, styling wise that is. But if you plan on using this stuff somewhat regularly, be prepared to do some work!

As they say,

“It ain’t easy bein’ greasy!”

Until the next time folks.

Pomp hard.