Top 10 Strong Hold Pomades For Asian Men and Humid Weather 2019
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You know it, we know it -- it’s pretty damn humid in most parts of Southeast Asia. And the humidity often means our hairstyles often end up looking like a flop by the end of the day. To combat the perennial issue, we’ve decided to curate a list of quality strong hold pomades to ensure you’ll never have a hair out of place again.  

Pomades can generally be categories into two types: water-based and oil-based pomades.

Water-based pomades are easier to wash off, while oil-based ones usually have better shine and strong hold. However, pomade creators have also found the best of both worlds by creating products that incorporate all the best features from water- and oil-based pomades.

Check out our Top 10 strong hold pomades below!

Bayside Grooming Co Water Based Pomade

Origin: Australia

Hold Power: ★★★★★

Shine: ★☆☆☆

Endurance ★★★★★

Washability:★★★★☆

Scent: Refreshing Lime & Bergamot

Crafted for the humidity weather, bayside grooming co has nailed in creating a stronghold product. It fulfills almost every aspect of a styling product I need except if I am working out or exercise. The scent is pleasant, easy less than a minute styling required, lightweight and not greasy at all. Combine with the natural ingredients, it does nourishes and makes your hair softer after washing out. If you are looking for a low shine, high performing product with awesome scent, you should try this out.

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Barbers Pomade Strong Hold

Origin: Indonesia

Type: Water-based

HoldPower: ★★★★★

Shine: ★★★☆☆

Washability:★★★★★

Scent: Coconut - Vanilla

Price: SGD $15.90

Volume: 100ml

Description: Barbers Pomade Strong is formulated to give a medium shine result with an all day wearable look. Water soluble, so cleansing is fast and easy without dealing with the pesty flakes that some gels leave behind!

Great for smooth, slick back looks. Pleasant vanilla-coconut scent. Rub quarter size amount into palms and fingers and apply as desired to wet or dry hair then comb or brush. Applying to dry hair with give a stiffer hold.

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Ingredients: Water, Ceteareth-25, Glycerin PVP, Propylene, Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, CI19140, CI 172000

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Shear Revival Crystal Lake Pomade

Origin: USA

Type: Water-based

HoldPower: ★★★★★

Shine: ★★☆☆

Washability:★★★★★

Scent: Herb-based, sweet vanilla and lemongrass.

Price: SGD $25

Volume: 118ml

Description: This water-soluble pomade features a base of distilled water, vegetable-based emulsifying wax and beeswax to offer a medium hold and a medium shine for a range of hairstyles—from more natural, textured looks to higher elevation looks.

Thanks to the water-based formula, this styling product does not stiffen up nor get dry which allows for all-day restyling and easy removal. The experts at Shear Revival have also added meadow foam seed oil, grape seed oil and mango butter to condition your hair. The result is a healthy, soft mane with all-day pliability.

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Juice, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed, Mangifera Indica (Mango), Vitis Vinifera (Grape), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam), Emulsifying Wax NF, Carnauba (Copernicia cerifera) Wax, Hydrogenated Castor, Citrus sinensis (Blood Orange), Fragrance, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E Oil), Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol

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Slick Devil Original 

Origin: USA

Type: Water-based

HoldPower: ★★★★★

Shine: ★★☆☆☆

Washability:★★★★★

Scent: Tobacco Vanilla

Price: SGD $28

Volume: 100ml

Description: Barbers Pomade Strong is formulated to give a medium shine result. Cleansing is also fast and easy as it’s water-soluble, so no worries about having to deal with pesky flakes that some gels leave behind!

Great for smooth, slick-back looks. Pleasant vanilla-coconut scent. Rub quarter size amount into palms and fingers and apply as desired to wet or dry hair then comb or brush. Applying to dry hair will give a stiffer hold.

Ingredients: Aqua, Ceteareth-25,PVP, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, PEG-40 Castor oil, Glycerin, Beeswax, Fragrance, PEG/PPG-18/18, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethenol.

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Imperial Classic Pomade

Origin: USA

Type: Water-based

HoldPower: ★★★★★

Shine: ★★★

Washability:★★★★★

Scent: Slight Sweet Watermelon

Price: SGD $28

Volume: 177ml

Description: This easy-to-use product allows you to adjust the hold strength. For a lighter hold, apply with water or on damp hair.

Achieve a strong hold with more water. It can also be reactivated with water, which means restyling is easy. Washing the product out of your hair is a breeze too!

Ingredients: Water, Ceteareth-25, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Propylene Glycol, Peg-7 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 20, Peg-150 Pentaerythrityl Testrastearate, Peg-8 Dimethicone, Pvp, Peg-12 Dimethicone, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodoproppynl Butylcaramate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance

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O’Douds Heavy Hold Pomade

Origin: USA

Type: Oil-Based

HoldPower: ★★★★★

Shine: ★★★★★

Washability:★★☆☆

Scent: Cedar, Lime, Juniper

Price: 29

Volume: 113ml

Description: Based on classic pomade recipes, the Traditional Pomade excels at slick-backs, pompadours, and other high-shine styles.

Made with only natural waxes and oils, this pomade is completely petroleum-free. Washes out easier than other oil-based pomades and is healthier for your hair and scalp.

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Microcrystalline Wax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrus aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Cedrus deodara (Cedar Wood), Juniperus communis (Juniper Berry), Fragrance

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Daimon Barber No.5 Fixing Pomade

Origin: United Kingdom

Type: Water-based

HoldPower: ★★★★☆

Shine: ★★★☆☆

Washability:★★★★★

Scent: Vanilla Bay Rum

Price: SGD $28

Volume: 100ml

Description: This water-based Fixing Pomade offers a medium shine and a super strong hold to enable extreme styling that will last all day.  

It is great for high and tight styles and for hair that’s difficult to control. Formulated with complex hydrogenated waxes and oils, the Fixing Pomade offers maximum hold whilst moisturising and conditioning the hair.

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Ingredients: Aqua, Ceteareth-25, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Propylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-8 Beeswax, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum

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Shear Revival | Music or Misery

Origin: USA

Type: Oil-based

HoldPower: ★★★★★

Shine: ★

Washability:★★★

Scent: Cedar, Lime, Juniper

Price: 24

Volume: 113ml

Description: Music Or Misery Heavy Hold Pomade is a new take on a classic, heavy hold, oil-based pomade. It’s lighter in texture and easier to apply then most oil-based ones in its class.

Fortified with shea butter and castor, avocado, and jojoba oils, it keeps your style in place all day long and cares for your hair at the same time.

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Microcrystalline Wax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrus aurantifolia (Lime), Cedrus deodara (Cedar Wood), Juniperus communis (Juniper Berry)l, Fragrance

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Uppercut Monster Hold Pomade

Origin: USA

Type: Oil-based

HoldPower: ★★★★★

Shine: ★★★★☆

Washability:★★★☆☆

Scent: Hint of Lemon

Price: SGD 26

Volume: 70ml

Description: Uppercut Monster Hold Hair Pomade is the strongest of 'em all -- the sweat resistant formula allows you to go through even your toughest days in style.

While it may have a very thick and almost hard consistency, work it through your hair with fingers and you’ll find that the application is consistent throughout. First, apply using dry hands onto dry hair, then comb through for a smoother look. Scent is not overpowering and is barely noticeable, so add your own cologne or aftershave if you’d like!

Ingredients: paraffin-white soft, microcrystalline wax, lanolin alcohol, beeswax, lanolin, fragrance, Cl 75120

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Lockhart’s Heavy Hold Pomade

Origin: USA

Type: Oil-based

HoldPower: ★★★★★

Shine: ☆☆☆☆☆

Washability:★★★

Scent: Coco Vanilla

Price: SGD 26

Volume: 113ml

Description: Lockhart's Heavy Hold is not for the faint-hearted -- it has a very heavy hold! However, it’s not nearly as difficult to use as most heavies in the market. Warm this pomade up in your hands to properly distribute the pomade through your hair.

Once you’ve got it in your hair, it’ll hold up any hairstyle your desire. From psychobilly wedges and raging pompadours, to mohawks and liberty spikes, it'll get the job done.

Check our in-depth review here!

Ingredients: Petrolatum, Microcrystalline wax, Beeswax, Castor oil, Lanolin.

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