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Nostalgic Handmade Firm Pomade 4oz

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Nostalgic Handmade

Nostalgic Handmade is a grooming company based out of Mesa, AZ. influenced by the 80s and 90s gaming and pop culture.

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Quick Overview

Firm Hold Oil based pomade with a chocolate cereal scent


Pin the throttle and hit that jump! BRAAAAAAAP! This firm hold is a notch up from the medium, providing a fine balance of hold to slickness ratio without that waxy crust that we all hate. Firm and soft at the same time? Yes, firm and soft at the same time! Enjoy going cuckoo for our “Coco Pomps” fragrance, a scent that is both fun and complex! Features notes of chocolate, sugar, and vanilla that smells like a fresh poured bowl of chocolate puff cereal. This Petro Free oil based allows the option of a clean buildup, along with the ability to wash out the vast majority of the product with one shampoo! No oil slicks, no overheating, just straight EXCITEMENT, son!

Customer Reviews

I hated the smell but everything else was fine Review by John
The smell was essentially the only thing that bothered me, it made me feel nauseous every time I used it as it was quite pungent. The application was terrible as it was basically impossible to scoop out of the container. The only redeeming quality was that the hold was decent but I've only used it three times as I can't bear the smell anymore. (Posted on 1/4/2017)
A bit tough to scoop out but worth it Review by Leonard
This is my first Nostalgic Pomade. The Cocoa Pomps scent is awesome! The top layer of pomade was somewhat hard to scrapoe out but it melted nicely when I rubbed my hand together. It went into my hair easily and without any tugging or pulling. The endurance was all day, no effort. Perfect for my hair type. Great Job!! I took off 1 point because I thought $18 was a bit high. (Posted on 12/6/2016)
Great slickness-wax ratio, very clean and lighweight. Review by Bertold Roux
My hair profile:
I've medium thick, wavy hair. I wear a side part with a contour. At the moment, I’m using a brush with wild boar hair, a Denman brush plus a wide tooth comb (detangler). During styling, I use brushes most. Use a tangle teezer to avoid tug. More info on this handy tool:

When looking on the website, the scent of my firm belongs to the 'classics collection'. Scent I'm talking about = coco pomps. I quote them: 'Coco pomps is notes of chocolate, sugar and vanilla that smells like a fresh poured bowl of chocolate puff cereal'. Scent for me, in the jar: strong, sweet with milky notes. Loved it right away. I wanted to eat it, grabbed it to sniff so many times. During styling, I got subtle breezes. Scent once in the hair: was a bit concerned how intense it would smell. Don't love to smell sweet all day neither. What I got, were subtle sweet whiffs, not overwhelming at all. The aroma lessened throughout the day. Question I asked myself over and over: how did they do this? What did they use? Is there teal stuff to eat in it? No can't be. Answer: secret from 2 sorcerers ☻. If you're not in to sweet coco pomps scents, you can opt for the more conventional barbershop scent out of their 'barbershop collection'.

Application process - result:
The pomade's color is off-white. Top layer is very hard and scooping was real tough and inconvenient, yes it is a firm hold! I had to put much pressure to scoop it out of the jar. The layer beneath isn't soft either and also difficult to scoop out. Breakdown: needed to rub thoroughly, with a solid amount of pressure. I got some clumps/beads which broke down uneasy. Some of these didn't break down at all. The scooped out texture has a bit of a dry sensation. After breaking this down: sort of creamy and buttery, not greasy or sticky/tacky. I thought the licks were going to fall apart. That did not happen. Using very small scoops will facilitate the processes but because of the dense consistency, taking small scoops occurs spontaneously. To reduce the clumping, I started to smear out the pomade in the flat of my hand first. Next step, rub the product between the hands. I needed 4 rather small licks, application on damp hair. Honestly, time consuming process until now. No grippy feel when I put the pomade in. There wasn't a moment I thought, this is not grippy, there won't be any hold, no. Instead: solid and stable. It was easy to spread evenly through the hair. Slicking back: tiny resistance using my Denman brush. Given it's a firm hold, this is a big plus. Finding/creating the part: no problem. Styling process: so easy! This firm provides such a great control to keep down my sides and cowlicks. No annoying flyaways, strays or loose hairs. My waves showed up a bit but in a sufficiently managed and neat way. It allowed me to style so easy, comfortable, quick as no other pomade ever did for me. Waxiness-slickness ratio being a firm hold is incredible. Plus the use of mango butter promotes this process as well! So super light in the hair. I obtained some good shape: clean, neat, slick, natural look. NH does not force the hair in any direction, nice given. There was no need to rinse my hands with soap. Just water, such a clean pomade. After about half an hour I looked back: some minor touch ups I always do after initial styling and with fresh hair. Hair kept its overall shape: no sag, no hairs sticking up, no splits, waves unchanged.

The level of shine is displayed by a bar (photo below). Shine = half full or around medium shine. On my hair: a few notches below medium.

Hold - endurance:
Again, use of an indicating bar (photo above). It's three quarters full or firm hold. To me: more of a solid medium. This pomade is so light in the hair and allowed me to get some great volume. Volume remained. Got the impression having no pomade in my hair. The control it offers is great: no effort to get your hair the way you want it. Great endurance: tiny bit of (normal) sagging, some hairs sticking up after a day of wearing it, waves didn't get worse, no splits. My cowlicks and sides: held down perfectly. The circumstances I tested it in: rather cold autumn temperatures (around 45° F), soggy weather (umbrella protection), windy and a few not that strenuous walks. Very soft and not sticky, not greasy feel when I touched the hair.

No need to restyle. A few very minor touch ups. Trying to restyle: no resistance combing through. Hair kept its good hold, no sag, no flyaways, strays, loose hairs or more waves afterwards.

Build up:
Very clean + manageable. One of the cleanest build ups I know of. No intense waxy or sticky feel. Again the agreeable lightweight feel the next days.

Washing out:
1 or 2 shampoos, depending on your type of hair and the quantity of pomade that was used. Easy thing for a beeswax based pomade and great choice for a one day commitment. Hair after the wash: soft and healthy.

Hair, scalp issues:
None. (Posted on 11/11/2016)
Good firm pomade Review by J2S
I have very strong straight hair and it is not easy to control. Nostalgic Handmade Firm does a good job getting my hair to do what I want.
Scent is like chocolate cereals with milk. Most people like the scent, and it is pretty good. Scent is not too overpowering, but will linger.
Applying in easy, once you get it out of the jar. This is the hardest pomade to get out of the jar that I have tried. But after you get it out, it is surprisingly easy to apply.
This pomade will hold my hair in place for the whole day. Restyling is also easy, if you need it.
Washing this pomade out turned out the be tougher than I expected. For my hair I needed about 4-5 regular shampoos to wash it out completely.
Overall it is a good firm pomade with quality ingredients. (Posted on 10/27/2016)

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Additional Information

UPC 691852970551
Size 4oz
Formulation Oil Based
Scent Coco Pomps (chocolate)
Features Alcohol-Free, All Natural Ingredients, Ammonia-Free, Cruelty-Free, Fair Trade, Formaldehyde-Free, Hypoallergenic, Paraben-Free, Silicon-Free, Sulfate-Free, Scented
Brand Nostalgic Handmade
Hold Strength Firm Hold
Color White
Shine Medium Shine
Washability 1-2 Showers
Ingredients N/A
Detail 1 "Coco Pomps" Chocolate cereal scented oil based pomade with a firm hold
Detail 2 Fine balance of hold to slickness ratio without that waxy crust that we all hate
Detail 3 Offers a clean buildup and/or mostly washes out with one shampoo.