November of 2014, I used this product on my 10 year old grandsons hair. the goal was a short spike on top of his head.
following the instructions underneath the lid of the pomade, I applied this STIFF GEL to wet hair with my "fingertip amount" that it said to do. but even with the wet hair, this gel didn't apply well with a minute amount. I had to triple the amount to be able to spread it over the area.
the negative part was, this gel was heavy feeling and thick on the hands,some may call this greasy, and it does resemble petroleum jelly, but this pomade isn't as heavy as the petroleum. when trying to use less, it doesn't was to spread and there needs to be more to be able to cover it all. maybe you can use that "fingertip amount" on just a cowlick or 1 prominent section of your hair, like in front of your forehead, to create a spot only.
the aroma is very light and wouldn't overpower any cologne you may be wearing.
anyway, while applying this gel, the more you worked with the gel and keep rubbing it into the hair into the position you want your hair to be in, the better it worked. the longer it was on the hair, the more manageable the hair became.
my grandson wore his hat over this on his way to school. but it mustve maintained some of the height because his peers had noticed it and comments were made how they liked his hair style. but by the time he came home from school, several hours later, after the application of the POMADE, his hair was slightly bent forward, but yet....still standing. I checked it out, and his hair looked and felt much thicker. that was VERY INTERESTING TO NOTE ! without removing any of this pomade, 24 hours later, even after sleeping, my grandsons hair was still in a semi standing position. also the pomade holds the hair down along the sides of the head where you push the hair back.
this gel will hold the hair in the place you set it, but be sure not to don any hats or caps on your hair until everything is totally dry.
personally I feel this product would be better off being used in spring and summer. use something lighter, like a mousse for fall and winter.
all in all, it was a successful experience using this axe pomade and we will continue using it. my grandson agrees as well.
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