Paste, Pomade, and Clay...What's the Difference?
Posted on Friday, June 09 2017 08:40:00 AM in Expert Advice - From the Blog by Zachary Henry
LET'S FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU!
Over the course of my life I've asked a lot questions and tried a lot of products to fully understand what these products are and what they do. We've all been there before and asking the same types of questions...
What's the difference between a hair paste, pomade, or a clay?
And should I be using any mousse, heat protectant, oils, or hair spray?
Which one is right for my hair style and hair type?
Well I hope we can answer some of these questions for you here and to give you confidence that you are making the right decision about which hair product the first time.
What is POMADE?
- Oil-based (the more traditional version)
- Water-based (the more popular option)
While the petroleum and grease might give your hair long lasting shine and infinite mold ability, it does come at a cost. Practically anything you use to wash out oil-based pomades will also strip all of the natural oils out of your hair, potentially leaving it looking quite unhealthy. One final thing worth mentioning is that oil-based pomades also leave you more prone to acne, particularly along your forehead and on your scalp. If the shampoo and conditioner you use doesn't effectively wash your hair and properly remove all the oil and grease from the pomade, then your pores and hair follicles can be clogged resulting in unwanted buildup and undesirable acne.
Oil-based Pomade = More Potential for Acne
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What is HAIR PASTE?
What is HAIR CLAY?
- Clay has the tendency to draw dirt and impurities from the hair without drying the hair of its natural oils
- Clay has properties that are naturally healing and stimulating of the hair shaft and scalp (making it good for men with sensitive skin and scalp) and promotes hair growth
- It nourishes the hair and scalp because it’s rich in mineral and nutrients
- It conditioner and moisturizes the hair to control and maintain frizzy hair, particularly for men with curly or longer hair
What is HAIR WAX?
What is TEXTURE POWDER & VOLUMIZING POWDER?
What is HAIR CREAM & LOTION?
What is HAIR GEL?
- Flaking or residue when gelled hair is disturbed by running your fingers through your hair
- Hair damage and excessive drying due to the type of alcohols that are used to help the gel dry
- Corrosive chemicals strip all moisture from the hair and scalp resulting in itchy and flaky scalp and dandruff
- Hair becomes brittle and prone to breakage
- Hair becomes more frizzy, thereby making it unmanageable, dry, rough, limp and lusterless
- Promotes dead skin cell build up and excess sebum (natural hair oil) on the scalp which clogs the hair follicles and eventually causes hair to fall out and hair loss
- Argan Oil – Protects the hair and makes it feel smoother, softer, and less frizzy
- Coconut Oil – Improves overall hair health by penetrating deep in the hair shaft and strengthening weak spots
- Almond Oil – Contains a Vitamin A, B and E which improves hair health and adds shine and body
- Olive Oil – Revives dry hair (*use sparingly for fine hair types)