The Evolution Of Pomade

Pomade has come a long way since its first appearance. It dates as far back as the 1800’s, back then it was mostly made from bear fat. That’s right, bear fat. Thankfully with the turn of the 20th century came better ingredients in the form of petroleum jelly, lanolin, beeswax and even lard. Because of its oil based nature, pomade usually took a few washes to get out of the hair completely. Towards the middle of the 20th century, pomade gained notoriety because of the hairstyles that were being used at the time. A famous social group known as “greasers” got their name for their use of such hair pomade. 

Clark Gable with his signature slick hair

Today pomades hold true to the origin, a hair product that holds, remains pliable and gives shine. Like the century before, new technology and ingredients were introduced to create what we consider the modern day pomade. We now have pomades that are water soluble and wash out completely with just water, but leave hair the scalp feeling dry after it's washed. These water soluble pomades remove the oil base, a key ingredient of traditional pomade. As we know, water and oil are two contradicting mediums. There are now hundreds of different pomades to choose from, so how do we stand out in a world full of pomades? We introduced a new twist on the ongoing evolution of hair care. We at Prospectors Pomade believe we have taken the next step in that direction by infusing our pomades with 100% natural hemp oil. It conditions your hair and scalp with oil like a traditional oil based pomade but washes out like a modern day water based.