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Love this formula’s sheen and definition, but looking for a gel with a little less hold? Try Baxter’s Soft Water Pomade.

Baxter of California Hard Water Pomade

$20.00 Ships Free
2 oz. / 60 ml.

Availability: In stock

$20.00

Birchbox Breakdown

There’s something decidedly retro about this brilliant, translucent hair gel—like a slicked-down side part, or a vintage T-bird. But don’t be fooled by its sparkly appearance: This cutting-edge, water-based formula is a step above the pomades of yore. It provides enough hold and height for a high-flying pompadour, without the stiffness or greasy residue of lesser gels.

How to Use

Rub a small amount between your fingers and apply to just-washed hair, starting at the roots. Apply to damp hair for a wet, classic finish, or to dry hair for a natural look. If you need more hold, add more pomade.

Water (Aqua), Oleth-20, Glycerin, DEA-Oleth-3 Phosphate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Isosteareth-20, Propylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, VP/VA Copolymer, Ozokerite, Glycol Stearate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Acetylated Lanolin, Benzophenone-4, Methyl Gluceth-20, PEG-45M, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, VP/Dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate Copolymer, Methylparaben, Potassium Sorbate, Propylparaben, Fragrance(Parfum), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 33 (CI 17200), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019).

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this is just wonderful.

the color is absolutely amazing and it applies great. I would buy again

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Works so well!
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Great for all kinds of hair but more specifically it works great with thin hair, it gives you just enough shine and hold without making your hair feel sticky or stiff. if you have thinning hair, I strongly recommend to pair this with a sea salt spray.

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Bought it for boyfriend; good but not great
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I bought this for my boyfriend - per his reviews on the product; it is good but he wants something with more hold. if you are looking for more hold this is not the product to go for,however, it does leave his hair looking good all day. Another con is that the shimmer/sparkle is a definite turn-off for the male population!

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Not the right product for me
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I have fine hair. I read one of the reviews saying it was good for fine hair, but unfortunately I did not have the same experience. I only apply a small amount and it makes my hair look even finer. It has the amount of hold I like, but I've used other products that are easier to apply and give my hair a little volume. I thought I'd give this a try, but I'll be going back to my old product.

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It's a good product
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I have tried so many hair products on this site. This is a very solid item. Holds well. Easy to work with. I like it. I don't love it. There are several other options on this site I prefer

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