Gents, these are the 5 pomades worthy of top-shelf status in your bathroom

Whether it’s to sport a slicked-back mane or a subtle side-part, when it comes to men’s hairstyles there is nothing that’s more widely regarded than the humble pomade. These are the top five in the grooming biz destined to upgrade your hair game.

Triumph & Disaster Ponsonby Pomade – Best for protecting hair
Redefining what it means to keep hair in place, with natural tree resin and Harakeke, this formula styles your hair all while protecting it from damage. A trusty concoction sure to leave the scalp feeling clean, healthy and ready for anything.

Blind Barber Proof Wax – Best for medium hold
Channel your old-school self with this low-key formula. Serving up subtlety rather than gripping you into a headlock, it finesses hair into place for a classic side-part that won’t look or feel greasy.

Davines Pomade – Best for slick backs
For timeless grooming made easy, this must-have product, available locally from Servilles, was created for holding hair perfectly in place while giving definition and shine. A luxe, water-based formula, it’s perfect for controlling flyaways and maintaining that old-school do.

Triumph & Disaster Fibre Royale – Best for stronghold
Made with beeswax, argan oil and Kawakawa, this natural formula provides strength without dulling shine. Said to smell like a 90s block party with cold pressed orange rind and pine needle, this bad boy will have you looking suave all day long.

Uppercut Matte Pomade Best for a matte finish
Don’t be fooled by it’s soft, creamy texture — this pomade is mightier than it seems. The velvety, creamy formula means that the product grips in your hair as opposed to your hands, giving you ultimate styling power.

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