Pomades are typically oil-based or water-based. Oil-based pomades contain petroleum jelly, mineral oil, or natural oils, providing a shiny and slick finish. Water-based pomades use water as the main ingredient and are easier to wash out compared to oil-based versions.
Hair wax is usually made with a combination of natural waxes, such as beeswax or carnauba wax, along with oils and other ingredients to provide hold and texture. Waxes often have a thicker consistency compared to pomades.
Pomades have a greasier texture, especially oil-based ones, which can make the hair look shiny and slick. Water-based pomades have a more gel-like consistency that is easier to distribute through the hair.
Hair waxes have a thicker and more solid texture compared to pomades. They are generally less greasy and provide a matte or semi-matte finish.
Pomades, particularly oil-based ones, provide a high shine finish, giving the hair a glossy appearance.
Hair Wax: Hair waxes offer a more natural or matte finish, which makes the hair look less shiny and more textured.
Pomades provide a medium to high hold, allowing for a flexible and re-stylable hairstyle. The hold strength can vary depending on the specific product and whether it's oil-based or water-based.
Hair Wax: Hair waxes generally provide a stronger hold compared to pomades. They are better suited for creating more structured styles and controlling unruly hair.