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Here’s a water based pomade crafted right here in my home state of California. Specifically SoCal (Southern California, for you uninitiated). Even more specifically, in San Diego. Apparently this is a newer pomade, since it’s been established since 2013. I’m thinking perhaps they still may be fine tuning this puppy. That does not, in any way, imply that they have a long way to go before it becomes quality. Quite the opposite in fact. I’ll let you know that this stuff is pretty slick. But in life, things usually get better with time. Which means this pomade will get even better than it already is. What makes this stuff so good though?
First impressions are everything they say, and Admiral makes a great one at that. The very simple design is very clean looking, not too much artwork and not lacking either. I always appreciate whenever anyone doing anything in life can use just enough to get something right, steering away from thinking that more is better. The simple things in life are usually the best, and this artwork is pretty simple. You see an anchor on the front along with when the pomade was established, all printed directly onto the jar itself. I can’t tell you how much I love when things are directly printed onto a material, rather than stickered on.
(The only thing I can complain about is that the pomade is in a plastic jar rather than a glass jar. But man, does it really matter what type of material some great pomade is in? After all, it’s not staying in there.)
Opening up the lid, which also has a red sticker on top with some more words and stuff, you see the goop inside. It’s got a cola color to it, which looks even darker while it’s still in the jar.
Before I write down my excitement on how clean and fresh this stuff smells, I’ll let you know it smells like coconut. To be more precise, coconut macaroons. Now some people really don’t like coconut, whether it’s because of the smell, taste, or texture of it, but man I think this stuff smells bitchin. Sometimes you smell like a plastic quality, or an aftertaste, of the synthetic stuff that’s been added. But you catch none of that here. It just smells like a very natural fragrance. It’s not overpowering either, which is superb. And even though it’s not strong, it’s far from weak. Definitely some balanced fragrance on all fronts.
Now it’s always easy to scoop out a water based pomade, they typically are like gels in their texture. However, you can still see the difference of that texture from one water based pomade to another. Admiral has a similar texture as The Daimon Barber No.1. It is very light feeling - both when you scoop it out with your fingers, and when you rub it in-between your hands. The pomade was also very easy to put in my hair, and I didn’t need much to slick everything back, reaching every nook and cranny. My fear started setting in though, when it felt so light in my hands and hair. I thought, “Is this gonna be a medium weight branded as a heavy weight?”
I had a little more tugging than I did when using TDB, but I had far less tugging than when using Layrite Deluxe, a medium weight. I was impressed, because for a heavy weight water based pomade to behave even better than even a medium weight in this regard, this just shows the level of quality this stuff has.
Once I slicked everything down where I wanted it, I was deeply satisfied. All my hairs were tucked down tight, and that annoying wave in the front was tamed. Sure Layrite Deluxe did the same thing and was a medium weight, but it didn’t do it with the ease of brushing that Admiral did, the great smell Admiral has, and most importantly, without drying into a firm gel like Layrite Deluxe does. Yes Admiral dries and gets kinda crunchy, but it’s not a super stiff crunch. I can still move my eyebrows up and down without feeling my scalp being tugged on by some helmet head. And after drying, it had an acceptable level of shine to it (although I’d like some more).
Buy it. If TDB doesn’t work for you hair, get this stuff. There are no cons I can think of, other than the plastic jar it comes in rather than glass. It has a great hold, ease of application and styling, as well as a bomb smell. Plus, it’s made in California. I love California.
Check out pomade.com for some Admiral Pomade. A SoCal company as well, that offers free shipping within the US.
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