Uppercut Deluxe Pomade

Best Pomade for Short Hair

Why people love it
  • Super hold, indeed one of the strongest
  • A scent that should win awards
  • Water based pomade that rinses out easily

If you have very dry hair, it may make it feel a little brittle.


Get ready to change your mind about pomades. Uppercut Deluxe Pomade is fantastic. It has a gel-like texture, but it's not a gel. It doesn't look or harden like a gel; it just feels like a gel. And, it has a slight matte finish which is unusual for a pomade - and especially for one with such an impressive hold. Additionally, it's difficult to put too much of this pomade in your hair, but you really don't need a lot to achieve a great look. 

It's actually possible to add a little volume to your hair with this pomade - as long as you're not afraid of the hair dryer. More importantly, it washes out easily but it won't turn your pillowcase an awful color if you accidentally fall asleep with it in your hair. Now, you won't be able to reshape your hair too often during the day, but you're not completely without the ability to do so; you'll just need to add water.

Base: Water

Notable ingredients: Sadly, the rather short list of ingredients has plenty of chemicals – though none of them are terribly questionable (except perhaps the parabens, but the jury is still out on that).

Hold and control: Medium to strong hold – and it should last through the evening.

Shine level: Expect a lovely shine; some call it a medium glimmer, while others find it to be a high gloss product. Either way, it’s what most men want from most pomades.

Texture and fragrance: It’s a lighter, gel-like consistency that smells like coconut and vanilla. Not bad, not bad at all.

Application: It’s easy to apply, gripping the hair to keep it high and forward. And although it doesn’t set hard, it’s not one of the easiest pomades to restyle. It’s great for pompadours and side parts, for a classic slicked back look, and even for thicker, shorter hair.

Washability: You won’t get any residue after a single wash – and that in and of itself happens quite quickly and easily.

Sizes and pricing: The MSRP is $18, but you’ll find it for less on Amazon (with Prime). The sales price does vary however, fluctuating between $12 and $14. At $12, it works out to less than $3.50 per ounce for the 3.5-ounce container. That’s about average.

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