Osmo is good. I bought this (not from Amazon but a grooming website approx £5 delivered) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0114SOYP8/ref=asc_df_B0114SOYP856978252/?tag=googshopuk-21&creative=22146&creativeASIN=B0114SOYP8&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310172312551&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=200672190496491892&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045976&hvtargid=pla-381696121878I completely ignored all your advice (sorry! I'm a cheapskate) and bought Scaramouche & Fandango and Osmo. The S&F is really solid like a wax on goes on in clumps. Not great but it is OK on short hair. The Osmo is very similar in texture and appearance to Uppercut. It smells of bubblegum. It is FANTASTIC! So easy to apply, holds very strongly but does not feel hard. Washes out easily. This will be my bench mark Pomade.
I found the same with Reuzel Red, as well as Layrite and Suavecito.Was looking for some sheen and hold, so thought I would give the Reuzel Blue a go
Very strong hold and you have to work it in quickly but very little sheen
Good to know, I liked the idea of them but if they're just fashion gel forget it! When it comes to pomade my hairstyle requires a light hold with med/high shine and the cheapest/value for money product I've found for this is Dax "short & neat"... For me the fact it is almost unscented is a bonus, so many "artisan" pomades have disgusting strong scents, I do not want to walk around smelling of candyfloss, butterscotch or bubblegumI found the same with Reuzel Red, as well as Layrite and Suavecito.
Water-based pomades are a good idea in theory, but on my hair they dry hard and sticky with no shine. Like a gel basically, just more fashionable. And much more expensive.
Do you glow is the dark, BurgundyI’ve been using Shear Revival’s matte paste - called Northern Lights - for the last few months and it’s easily the best I’ve used. I’ve easily got another year or two’s worth of it to get through but I’ll be interested to see what’s new on the scene in time.