Properly removing styling products from your hair is a task that requires more finesse than one might think, especially when dealing with oil-based and water-based pomades. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the process and introduce you to some top-tier products from JAAAM, your premier destination for superior hair care solutions.


1. Oil-Based vs Water-Based Pomades

Before we delve into the specifics, it's important to understand the differences between oil-based and water-based pomades. Oil-based pomades are typically composed of natural greases, offering a strong hold and a distinctive shine. On the other hand, water-based pomades are water-soluble, providing a comparable hold and shine without leaving a greasy residue.

2. Washing Out Oil-Based Pomades

While oil-based pomades offer impressive hold and shine, their oil content can make them a challenge to wash out thoroughly. However, with a bit of patience and the right approach, you can effectively remove oil-based pomades from your hair. 

2.1. Start with a Rinse

Begin by thoroughly rinsing your hair with warm water. This step helps to loosen up the pomade, preparing it for removal.

2.2. Apply an Oil-Based Product

While it may seem counterintuitive, applying an oil-based product like olive oil or coconut oil to your hair before shampooing can help break down the pomade. This occurs because the oil binds to the pomade, enhancing its solubility. 

2.3. Use a Clarifying Shampoo

Next, apply a deep-cleansing shampoo. A clarifying shampoo is designed to eliminate product buildup from your hair, making it ideal for washing out oil-based pomades. We recommend JAAAM's Sea Salt Scrub Cleanser. Enriched with sea salt, this shampoo effectively purifies your hair and scalp, removing any lingering oil-based pomade residue.

To further enhance your shampooing process, consider using the JAAAM Shampoo Brush. This handy tool helps distribute the shampoo evenly throughout your hair and stimulates blood flow to the scalp, promoting healthier hair. Remember to follow up with a conditioner to replenish your hair's moisture.

2.4. Repeat if Necessary 

If your hair retains a greasy feel, do not hesitate to repeat the process. It is common for oil-based pomades to require a couple of washes for complete removal.


3. Washing Out Water-Based Pomades

Washing out water-based pomades is generally straightforward, thanks to their water-soluble nature. Here are a few tips to optimize the process and ensure your hair remains healthy and nourished.

3.1. Wet Your Hair

Begin by thoroughly soaking your hair with warm water. The heat will help dissolve the water-based pomade, making it easier to wash out.

3.2. Use a Nourishing Shampoo

Despite being easier to wash out, water-based pomades can sometimes dry out your hair. Opt for a shampoo that not only cleanses but also nourishes your hair. JAAAM's Revival Shampoo is a great choice. It gently cleanses your hair, washing out the water-based pomade while leaving your hair soft and revitalized.

3.3. Condition Your Hair

Never skip conditioning after washing your hair. This step helps to restore moisture and keep your hair healthy. If you're a regular user of pomades, consider using a deep conditioner once a week.

Removing pomade from your hair doesn't need to be daunting. With the right methods and high-quality products like those from JAAAM, you can maintain clean, healthy hair, ready for styling at a moment's notice. Remember, for all your hair care needs, JAAAM is always here to help!

November 19, 2023