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If you’re ready to take your haircare routine to the next level, you should look into giving pomade a try.  The right hair pomade will provide texture, hold and styling capabilities while nourishing your hair with a variety of natural, plant-based nutrients and moisturizers.  Don Juan Pomade has some awesome pomades that are perfect for daily use, offering tons of natural nourishment while allowing you to achieve the style you’re looking for.

But knowing how to apply your pomade is just as important as choosing the right formula.  One question we get asked frequently is whether pomade should be applied to wet, damp, or dry hair.

Answer: It Depends

In fact, you can apply pomade to either wet or dry hair.  Which one you should choose depends on what you’re trying to do with pomade.  Men use pomade for various reasons – they’re trying to pull off a difficult style that requires a lot of hold, they’re trying to tame frizz, they want to add texture, etc.  Now, let’s talk about the specific effects that occur when you apply pomade to both dry and non-dry hair.

Applying Pomade on Wet or Damp Hair

Applying pomade on wet or dry hair will allow the formula to get distributed more evenly, and help prevent a greasy, weighed-down look.  This makes it great for guys who are trying to texturize their hair in a way that looks very natural.  Note that if the hair is still wet, the hold may be a bit weaker, but if you prefer a more natural look, this can work out in your favor.  Further, applying pomade to wet or damp hair is the way to go if you’re trying to tame frizz.

Basically, when your hair is wet, the pomade gets mixed into the water and slightly diluted, which allows the pomade to work in a different manner.

Applying Pomade on Dry Hair

Applying pomade on dry hair is great if you’re trying to achieve a particular hairstyle that requires some sculpting of the hair.  Examples would be spiked hair or a slicked back look.  Both of these styles require more product to coat the individual strands, and by applying the pomade on dry hair, you’ll ensure that the product doesn’t get diluted by water.

When you apply pomade on dry hair, you’re making more direct contact with the individual strands.  This is why you’re then able to have more control over the directions in which your hairs go.  This is also ideal if you’re trying to weigh down the hair with a heavier product, due to too much volume or frizz.

Whichever Hairstyle You’re Going For

Whether you apply your pomade to hair that’s dry or still wet is your choice, based on what it is that you’re trying to achieve.  The pomades at Don Juan Pomade can be applied to either thanks to their versatile formulas.  So, using the information above, decide what you’re using pomade for, and then apply accordingly.

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