Editor's TipEditor's Tip

For a softer sheen and a stronger hold, try English Laundry Shiny Hair Wax.

English Laundry

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When it comes to your coif, shine shouldn’t come at the expense of comfort and control. Avoid a crusty hair gel catastrophe with this firm-but-pliable pomade. Pairing a medium hold with a polished finish, it makes dapper a lot more doable.

How it Works

A base of water and castor oil makes this flexible formula shiny, but not sticky. Its medium holding power can craft a range of classic looks, from a pompadour to a Don-Draper side part.

How to Use

Rub a small amount between palms and work into damp or dry hair. Style as usual.

Water (Aqua), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, VP/VA Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

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Great look
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Didn't make hair hard or sticky. When used my hair was soft and allowed to reshape hair after use.

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works immediately
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Used just a small amount, and my hair stayed in place, and smelled wonderful while I looked good! It is very sticky at first touch, but quickly feels soft to the touch. Wife loved the smell!

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Great aroma
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Smells great as others have said but does not work for my husband's hair type. Plus he gets a new pomade far too often so it is harder to get excited about another one.

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A nice surprise
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As someone that usually uses "insert name here" spiker gel (I know we're not supposed to mention competitors) my expectations were a bit low for this product, but I was nicely surprised. Has a nice gentle cologne to it and worked well. Out of this month's box will likely be my one purchase and has me considering changing products.

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Good hold, awesome smell!
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This stuff works as a pomade should. Nice slick look with some shine. It smells absolutely awesome. I get so many compliments on how I smell and people can't believe it's coming from my hair!

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Interesting Pomade
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The English Laundry pomade says it is medium hold, but it seemed closer to a strong hold for me. The product has a good smell, and it is manageable. The product stayed my hair more than others when I went to wash it out. Overall, this was a nice finishing product.

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great hold great scent
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I really love this pomade. It not only smells great but it's also good at holding my wild, thick hair.

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Smell over Substance
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If your looking for a great smelling pomade you have come to the right place. The second I put it in my hair I enjoyed the fragrance. However it is very difficult to spread in your hair and the hold over the length of a day is much to be desired.

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Too sticky
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It is too sticky. There is no possible way to get in your hair without being splotchy. You get a lot in one place and none in others.

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Great Product!!
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This is a wonderful product!! My only concern is that I have very thick hair so I need more to style appropriately, I have gotten more uses than I thought I would though! My girlfriend loves the way it makes my hair smell too!

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