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Looking for an even tougher and waxier hold? Try Baxter of California's Clay Pomade. If you want something in between the two formulas, don’t be afraid to mix up your own hair product cocktail.

Baxter of California

Birchbox Breakdown

As a gentleman's staple, pomade has pulled off plenty of timeless styles (Grant, Presley, Dean, et al), but repeated daily use can leave even a style icon’s hair feeling like a bird's nest. Enter this robust formula, which combines the best of a cream styler—healthy, soft, smooth finish—with that of a pomade—strong hold with light gloss. Apply to damp hair for some gloss, or to dry hair for a shine-free look. Either way, expect your friends to cop a feel.

How it Works

A wax base provides long-lasting hold, while natural green tea and bamboo extracts keep hair soft and moisturized.

How to Use

Warm up a small dab of pomade in your palms. Apply to damp hair for a polished look with light gloss, or to dry hair for a natural, matte finish.

Maltodextrin/VP Copolymer, Water (Aqua), Lanolin Wax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-8 Beeswax, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-40, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Triethanolamine, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Behenate, Fragrance (Parfum), Carbomer, Ceteareth-25, PEG-45M, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Polycrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Tridaceth-6, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Camellia Oleifera Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Bamusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract, Yellow 6 (CI#15985), Red 4 (CI#14700).

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Good hold, light weight, great for texture...
Purchased

This has become my favorite product for fixing my hair. I like to spike my hair, but like to keep away from the hard hat effect certain products create. I really liked that with this pomade, is that if you apply to dry hair it will allow you to style as you wish but provide a look as if you don't really have any product in your hair at all. The control is good, but you shouldn't expect your hair to stay 100% in place with this product after 8 hrs, as it's not meant for an extra firm hold.

If you apply it when your hair is a little damp or wet, it mimics the 'wet look' a bit more. To apply to your hair, place small amount on palms and rub your hands together, then rub into your hair starting with your palms [in circular motions] as this provides more even distribution of the product than just using your finger tips. Then use your fingers to sculpt your hair as preferred.

I will point out that one flaw, is that it does feel a little greasy, not a lot just a little if you run your hand through your hair. However, it washes out exceptionally easy with shampoo which cannot be said for many products.

Overall, definitely worth the purchase I made after getting a sample of this in muh box.

5
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Baxters of California Hard Cream Pomade
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I had wanted a hair product that held well but didn't leave my hair with flakes after a full day. It holds strong and lasts all day. Fantastic Product.

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Does the job!
Purchased

It is a good cream/paste. Don't need to use too much. Seems to work as advertised, but it isn't my husbands favorite. Definitely more of a paste consistency and takes a bit of work to spread out and blend into hair, but overall seems to be a good product!

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It only takes a tiny dab
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This stuff really lasts a long time. It only takes a small dab to create a lot of hold. I love good products, but I'm also a tight wad. So, it's a constant struggle for me to find the right balance of what I'm willing to spend vs. what quality I'm willing to settle for. That is all to say: I don't normally spend $20 on pomade. However, one jar of this stuff will last me for months.

Also, for how well it holds, the finish is softer than I expected.

I also like that this stuff works great on slightly damp hair. That's super handy when I'm rushing to get out the door on weekdays.

5
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not for me

I like more of a matte finish from my hair products. This one makes my hair a little glossy for my liking. I'm also not a fan of the scent.

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Great Product

I really like this hair product. I have thick, straight hair. It likes to stay down. This product helps give me the style I want all day. It doesn't weigh it down.

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husband loves it
Purchased

My husband uses this product- I love the way his hair looks when he does it- seems to last the whole day.

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Solid Pomade
Purchased

Good hold, great texture - leaves your hair looking neat, not hard as a rock. I don't have much more to say about a hair pomade, so now I am just typing to meet the minimal word requirement for a review.

4
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Not like other pomades!

Great smell, easy to warm in between you palms and rinses much easier off of your hands after styling your hair. I have since replaced my previously used what I'd describe as hair goop with this product and love the results!

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Great smell and look
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This product has a great smell to it. Really wakes you up and starts your day off right. I have to use it liberally due to my hair being thin but with some hairspray it holds all day. Great product.

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