1. Wash your hair and dry it. Pomade adheres best to clean, dry hair.
2. Soften the pomade by heating the container with a blow dryer for a few seconds. Especially when using a heavy-weight pomade, the mixture will be thick and hard to spread in your palms.
3. Put a penny-sized amount of pomade into your hands and rub your hands together, until the pomade is spread evenly on your palms. It's better to start with a small amount and add more if needed than to use too much.
4. Apply the pomade to your hair. Repeat the previous step if more pomade is needed.
Styling Short Hair With Pomade
1. Use pomade to create a textured or spike look. Rub the pomade evenly over the sections of hair you want to style. Work it in down to the roots with your fingertips and style.
2. Create a smooth look by applying the pomade and using a fine-toothed comb to smooth the hair back away from the forehead. You can achieve a slicker look by wetting the comb before running it through your hair. Apply more pomade as needed for better hold.
3. Smooth the sides of your hair down by applying the pomade with your fingertips and gently applying pressure to keep the hairs flat.
Styling Long Hair With Pomade
1. Use pomade to create a sleek ponytail by running a small amount of pomade along the sides and top of your hair while gathering it at the nape of your neck to create a ponytail.
2. Create a sleek bun by smoothing pomade into your hair and then gathering your hair at the nape of the neck. Twist your hair into a bun shape and secure with bobby pins. If you have loose hair on the sides or front of your hair, apply more pomade to secure loose pieces.
3. Tame curls by applying pomade to your strands from mid-shaft through to the ends. This works especially well for people with curly hair who live in humid climates, where curls tend to frizz.
4. Separate and texture layers by applying a small amount of pomade to the ends of your hair. This works best by using your fingertips to apply the pomade and then gently separate the layers to add texture.