So, you apply your pomade daily because you want your hair to look and feel as soft, slick, and healthy as possible. But, the reality is that it’s not just the pomade that you apply to your hair, but how you apply it as well. One thing that can determine how effective your pomade is has to do with temperature. Extreme temperatures are no friend to your hair, nor are they compatible with the products that you apply to get that desired style.
As you’ll see, there are things that you must avoid once applying pomade in order to not affect the temperature of your hair.
Cold temperatures can inhibit your pomade’s ability to penetrate the follicles, which is exactly where the pomade’s ingredients needs to go in order to supply those follicles with the nutrients that it needs to maintain healthy growth and softness. That’s because extreme cold causes the follicles to close up out of self-protection. The pores and follicles don’t want any internal heat to escape, so they become smaller. This means that your pomade is not going to get deep beneath the surface of your hair.
Plus, cold temperatures could cause your pomade’s consistency to become much thicker. This means that it won’t be as evenly spread among all of your individual hairs. So, some hairs may be getting more pom-love than others.
Hot temperatures can be equally consequential after you’ve applied your pomade. When the skin experiences sudden, extreme heat, moisture evaporates at a fast rate. Now, as you know, a pomade’s primary goal is to supply your hair with moisture. Applying pomade throughout your hair and then exposing yourself to hot temps can cause a lot of that much-needed hydration to evaporate into thin air, meaning that you’re not getting the pomade’s full effects.
Plus, when you’re sweating, the pomade starts to get really oily, as it begins to lose its lock on your hair. When this happens, your hair can start to get not just a bit frizzy, but it simply not look as good as it did before this happened.
The good news is that it’s not hard to avoid extreme temperatures once you’ve put on your daily amount of pomade.
First, let’s talk about cold temperatures. If you’re taking a bit of pomade to add to your hair, particularly on a cold morning, do it about thirty minutes before stepping outdoors. This will give your follicles ample time to absorb the pomade’s ingredients.
Now, let’s talk about hot temperatures. First of all, we recommend applying pomade after taking a hot shower. A hot shower prior to application allows the follicles to open up so that more pomade sinks in deep beneath the surface. Besides, very hot showers can irritate your skin and hair, so we suggest limiting them in general. If you can, go for lukewarm showers instead, as this temperature is far more friendly to your hair.
Both hot and cold temperatures can have a negative impact on your pomade’s ability to do its job. Luckily, it’s fairly easy to avoid extreme temperature changes once you’ve completed your daily haircare routine. Use this guide to make sure that you maintain an ideal temperature once you’ve applied that Don Juan Pomade.