Hi guys. Today I’m bringing you my thoughts on the Giovanni, Wicked Texture, The Definition of Pomade (what a name).
Since I ditched conventional hair stylers, sprays, gels (the whole shabang) it’s been a little bit of a struggle trying to find products that work for my hair especially when it comes to doing my hair in sleeker styles. Taming fly-aways, cowlick and baby hair has been a myth!
I thought I’d try using a pomade for sleeker hair styles and gym hairstyles. Once my curls have lost their definition and got messy I often opt for pulling my hair back and definitely need to tame those crazy baby hairs of mine. They are insane.
Typically, I use aloe vera gel to slick back my hair but sometimes you want a little extra hold especially after a sweaty gym session. I put the Giovanni Wicked Texture pomade to the test.
The product appears like a clear iridescent waxy pomade. It’s really pretty to look at. You could imagine it’s something a unicorn would use.
As it’s a solid it definitely needs heating up using your hands to spread. The trouble for me is that it doesn’t spread far so I would need to use quite a lot to slick back my curls into a sleek bun (and it would be a pretty greasy bun too). It doesn’t work well for long hair, really I think this would be best for mens hair styling or styling short hair.
However, the way I use it is primarily for the hair around the perimeter of my face. Mostly concentrating it on stubborn baby hairs and cows lick. I warm it up using my fingers and apply it and then go over it with a toothbrush (which is designated purely for my hair LOL). This way I don’t end up with a very greasy looking head of hair if I’m just concentrating it on a few small areas.
The second way I like to use it is to tame naughty stubborn curls that need definition. If you’ve got curls you know that they often have a mind of their own. Sometimes I have curls that have just separated into frizz. I will dampen the curl slightly, rub some pomade between my fingers to warm if and run it down the curl and use my fingers to coil the hair up. Pin the curl with a bobby pin to hold it for 2 minutes and when I release it from the bobby pin I am left with a defined curl!
It’s really cost effective at £8.99 on Love Lula for 57g. I use such a small amount that this will last me absolutely ages.
Overall this is a useful product for me. I wouldn’t say it’s something I need but it is nice to have. It’s so compact I can throw it in my gym and touch up my fly-aways and crazy hairs (whoops, I mean baby hairs).