Phyto professional fiber paste, £15,
Phyto professional fiber paste, £15,

The best hair pomade: Start the new year with a new 'do


Will Dean@willydean
Saturday 10 January 2015 01:00

We're two weeks into the new year and it is time for a new start. You can keep your gym routine, though, and your snooze-inducing dry January, the new thing I am talking about is on top of your head.

It is time we talked about haircuts. The key to a good 'do is a mixture of a decent cut and good hair products – so to help you through the wax-based mire, here is our round-up of the best.

Murdock hair play


The smooth styling paste is what you'd call 'medium hold' and gives hair a pleasingly shiny finish. Like a posh version of uncles' favourite, Brylcreem.

Original & Mineral k-gravel


This textured clay is a mixture of bee and soya wax into which has been added fine-milled pumice for texture.

Phyto professional fiber paste


Create your 'cool geek' or 'after-hours mohawk' look with this acacia collagen-based paste, which has all the hold of a clay but with the texture of a gel.

Malin + Goetz pomade


A volumising pomade from New York's trendiest purveyors of cosmetics. This uses meadowfoam seed extract which not only gives a strong styling hold but also helps hydrate your hair without leaving a shine.

American Crew pomade


Medium hold and high shine is what this water pomade is all about. If you use it on damp hair it is remarkably good at reining in unruly curly hair.

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