Choose a light water soluble pomade for shorter hair that does not require much hold
Great for more conservative business styles. Water soluble pomades hold like a wax but wash out like a gel. They are more modern formulation and usually do not contain petroleum or wax. They are available in various amounts of hold. Apply a small amount at a time to dry or towel dry hair till you get the desired amount evenly spread through your hair. Once applied you can either style with or without adding water. For a more slick look, add water as you style to make combing easier like a gel. Wet combing and then letting it dry causes these products to achieve more of a wet and stiff look. Unlike gels, these products are more like a very firm wax once they dry. If you want a dry look, style without adding water.