How To Use Pomade On Thin Hair: You Got This!

How To Use Pomade On Thin Hair: You Got This! | Anchors Aweigh Hair Co.


  • Pomade Preface
  • Choosing The Right Pomade
  • Styling Tips
  • Other Tips To Achieve Fuller Hair


Pomade Preface


Before we give you our tips on figuring out what product best suits your thin hair, we must figure out HOW thin your hair is. 


It is estimated that we have about 100,000 strands of hair on our heads and shed around 50-100 strands of hair a day. If you feel like you’re losing more than this, don’t stress yourself out too much. Stay calm and look into supplementation. 

Check out our article on ways to promote hair growth through essential oils


Some people may have very coarse hair with a little less density around the crown or hairline. They can toe the line between light and medium-heavy pomades a little more, so the info below is more for everyone else with “thin hair.” 



Choosing The Right Pomade


When choosing a pomade, you should always look for words like “light, matte, dry, volume, paste” because they tend to describe a product that will suit your hair goals. You will want something that won’t weigh your hair down or keep your hair into tight groupings. Even if you don’t necessarily want “volume,” it is still good to achieve a volumizing effect, which can amplify your hair cuticle and makes it appear thicker or strengthen your hair’s root, so your hair “puffs” more. 


Avoid pomades that are oil, lanolin, and petroleum-based because they will weigh your hair down with a saturation of thick goo. If you want a slick back look, then oil-based pomades will suffice, but still, try to avoid lanolin and petroleum as they will clog your pores. 


We strongly believe that 2 of the best pomades for thin hair are:




Styling Tips


Styling thin hair is super easy, but you do have to be gentle. When you get out of the shower, towel blot your hair very well, don’t vigorously towel dry because this could cause more hair loss. 

We recommend blow-drying your hair, but not on the hottest setting. 

If you blow-dry, do the following:


  • Blow-dry your hair in all directions to loosen up the root, as this will allow for more volume since the hair won’t want to lay flat. 
  • When your hair is about 90% dry, blow dry your hair back to create that volume. 
  • Once your hair is dry, use the “cool shot” button on your blow dryer to blow cool air against the roots, as this will allow for your hair to “set.”
  • Apply a dime-size amount of pomade onto your hands and disperse it onto your finger tips. 
  • Lightly run your pomade filled fingertips in a back word motion from the front of your head to the back of your head and then from back to front, as this will allow a complete dispersion. 
  • Then shape your hair style into place. 

Heres a little video on how to blow dry


If you don’t blow dry, do the following:


  • After you towel dry, apply Teddy Boy Matte or Courage Clay throughout your hair. Comb it through, then back at least a little and let it dry in. Combing the root back will give your hair lift and create a fullness effect. 



Other Tips for Fuller Hair


Here are a few other tips to achieve fuller hair. 


DONT WEAR HATS! At least for long periods. - Hats can suffocate and damage your hair. Yes, your hair needs air. Imagine sticking a rubber band around your arm for hours, every day, for years. Exactly. If you want to keep your hair, please don’t wear hats!


Use a sulfate-free, natural shampoo with scalp balancing essential oils. And guess what? We have one here! 


If you’re still unsure how to style your hair, get online and find a good barber or salon in town with pictures of models you like. Go to them for answers, and they should be able to help!



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