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(11-13-2015, 11:22 AM)hgtorraca Wrote: I have always used Tres Flores, but I would like to try something different. I heard Bryd and Cock Grease are really good. Sometimes its hard to slick my hair back, need something with a real good strong hold. Oh, and I will have a can of Dapper Dan, just because..  Biggrin

Railcar is excellent and IMO better than Layrite and Suavecito. But the best IMO is a line of Japanese water based pomades from Fine Cosmetics called Cool Grease. The strongest of the collection being their XXX (formerly called Cock Grease...not to be confused with a Sacramento CA USA brand called Cock Grease). Another great one is the JS Sloane line.

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 12-03-2015, 07:46 PM
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I know this is not waterbased but have your ever tried shea butter mixed with coconut oil? Just try it on a weekend, works wonders.
I wash my hair every other day and wet the head and apply my mix daily.

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 12-28-2015, 02:33 PM
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so far, i use traditional stuff. Brylcream and Groom & Clean. I do like Tres Flores. i think it smells good too.

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 12-28-2015, 07:08 PM
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(12-28-2015, 02:33 PM)boris007 Wrote: so far, i use traditional stuff. Brylcream and Groom & Clean. I do like Tres Flores. i think it smells good too.

If you like oil based pomades try the Reuzel line (green and pink...the latter being stronger hold). Both are fantastic!!!

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 12-28-2015, 07:58 PM
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They only water base pomade I use is Layrite. Performs like oil based but washes out easy.

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 01-07-2016, 03:59 PM
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Suavecito original is my favorite.  I love the smell, and does what I want it to do in my hair.  How did it work out for you OP?

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 01-09-2016, 03:49 PM
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Pete & Pedro pomade or putty products work pretty well, though I'm curious as to how the sauvecito worked out as well.

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 01-09-2016, 03:52 PM
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After trying most of the well known home brews I have to say that O'Douds All Natural water based will be all that I must keep stocked. Excellent stuff all the way around.

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 01-17-2016, 06:03 PM
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I have only used Tres Flores and Suavecito  to date as far as water bases go.  Both work very well and give excellent all day hold.  The price goes to Tres Flores at only $6 for 6 oz.  Whereas scent would go to Suavecito.  I don't know if you have ever tried it, but Suave Groom and Clean might work pretty well considering your hair is thinning.

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 01-26-2016, 03:42 PM
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If you can get your hands on it, Crystal Lake by Shear Revival is excellent (water based pomade).  Feel like it conditions my hair as well.

ODouds is great, but I cannot stand the smell.

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 01-26-2016, 07:57 PM
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(01-09-2016, 03:52 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: After trying most of the well known home brews I have to say that O'Douds All Natural water based will be all that I must keep stocked. Excellent stuff all the way around.

Brian, I ordered both the water-based and "traditional" oil- based O'Douds after your recommendation, and I am very happy with both. As good as the water-based is, I like the oil-based just as much. It has a bay rum scent and is very light, washing out easily. Thanks for the tip!

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 01-26-2016, 08:38 PM
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(01-26-2016, 03:42 PM)22bulldog Wrote: If you can get your hands on it, Crystal Lake by Shear Revival is excellent (water based pomade).  Feel like it conditions my hair as well.

ODouds is great, but I cannot stand the smell.

Yeah, scent is so subjective. To me the Shear Revival scents remind me of Yankee Candle scents.

(01-26-2016, 07:57 PM)greyhawk Wrote:
(01-09-2016, 03:52 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: After trying most of the well known home brews I have to say that O'Douds All Natural water based will be all that I must keep stocked. Excellent stuff all the way around.

Brian, I ordered both the water-based and "traditional" oil- based O'Douds after your recommendation, and I am very happy with both. As good as the water-based is, I like the oil-based just as much. It has a bay rum scent and is very light, washing out easily. Thanks for the tip!

I'm glad you like them. I just wound up preferring water based pomades, though the oil based from O'Douds is great too (I have it as well). If you like oil based then I would recommend Pomps Not Dead (I have Daily Grind & Bacon Grease) & The Iron Society.

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 01-27-2016, 08:42 AM
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(01-26-2016, 08:38 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(01-26-2016, 03:42 PM)22bulldog Wrote: If you can get your hands on it, Crystal Lake by Shear Revival is excellent (water based pomade).  Feel like it conditions my hair as well.

ODouds is great, but I cannot stand the smell.

Yeah, scent is so subjective. To me the Shear Revival scents remind me of Yankee Candle scents.
I agree, but I do think that Crystal Lake has less of that candle thing going on than their other scents.  IMO, anytime you start adding vanilla you run the risk of that.  For feel and conditioning, to me it is unmatched.

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 03-28-2016, 01:16 PM
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I just started using the American Gardens Styling Clay from Shear Revival. The scent is great, very woodsy and fresh.  I've got shorter hair and this has been good for more of a finger styled look, I typically let my hair grow for a bit before cutting again, so we'll see how it does with longer hair.  It does have oil in it, but I can get it about 80% out with one wash, and if I rewash right away I get about 95% out.  It's slightly filmy in the hair, but not at all crunchy.

I'm thinking about giving the Crystal Lake a try next to see how a water based pomade will work in my hair.

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 03-28-2016, 04:16 PM
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Shear Revival products are nice but I don't care for his scents. They all smell like a Yankee Candle Company store to me. 

I keep Crystal Lake around to use on my son's hair.

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 03-28-2016, 05:59 PM
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The new Crystal Lake sucks, I have no idea why they messed with the old formula.

I have been pleasantly surprised by Mickey Lee's water based pomade.  I dont know why more artisans dont have multiple scents for the same formula, but IMO it is a stroke of genius.  If you like the smell of Grand Havana or Kraken, and are searching for a no frills hair product, I highly recommend.

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 05-03-2016, 04:24 PM
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Shu Uemura clay definer...nice matte hold

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 05-14-2016, 06:19 PM
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For water based I really like Dapper Dan matte paste. Great hold without being heavy. Nice scent too. Prospectors gold is pretty decent too.   Ive tried over 2 dozen different pomades both petroleum and water based. Although I like the petroleum based pomades better those are the 2 water based ones I use semi regularly.

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 05-14-2016, 07:53 PM
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I second the vote for Anchor's Aweigh, Teddy Boy Original.  You can buy a sample for $2 to try it out.  I did and then bought the big container.  It has a nice bay rum, peppermint scent and is water based.

http://loveanchors.com/product/styling-pomade/

Eric

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 05-19-2016, 09:07 AM
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Ok I need some advice. I'm no granola eating hippy but I prefer products I can at least pronounce half of the ingredients.... I like a firm hold with great shine. Leave money out of the equation. What are some reccomendations??

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