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Phyto professional fiber paste, £15, phyto-haircare.co.uk
Phyto professional fiber paste, £15, phyto-haircare.co.uk

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

 

Will Dean
Saturday 10 January 2015 01:00
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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

£14, murdocklondon.com

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

£22, net-a-porter.com

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

£15, phyto-haircare.co.uk

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

£15.50, uk.spacenk.com

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

£16.95, amazon.co.uk

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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