Choose a light petroleum or wax based pomade if you need little hold yet plenty of shine.
These pomades are the slickest and are great for achieving the wet slick-back look, a roaring 20s style, an old dapper dan, a business look, or a clean side part with a small pompadour in the front. Light pomade can be oily making it great to smooth on as a top-coat after styling with a heavy pomade. Petroleum or wax pomades have have been used for decades in barbershops for men's grooming. They are the standard for the retro look and for "greasers!" Pomades that are petroleum or wax based are harder to wash out of your hair. But they can be successfully removed by following the advise on our "Shop Talk" page.