I didn't start this blog to be sent products, and my general stance was always to say no. I say "was" because occasionally I'm offered something that sounds genuinely interesting, and I can't think of a good reason not to accept it. In my responses I'm always very clear - there is no guarantee I'll write about what is sent, and I can't say if I do that it will be positive.
When a PR rep from Privé Products wrote to me, I almost automatically hit delete until I saw they had a pomade. I've recently adopted a "traditional" haircut and have been experimenting, with poor results, with various pomade-type products. So I wrote back, said I could be sent a sample, and that I'd run my opinions by them before posting anything.
Pomade: Etymology - Middle French pommade ointment formerly made from apples, from Italian pomata, from pomo apple, from Late Latin pomum
: a perfumed ointment; especially : a fragrant hair dressing
The sculpting pomade I was sent has a pleasant, clean smell that, despite worries to the contrary based on the packaging, is not reminiscent of mown lawn. It feels very thick and tacky on the hands while you work it, but once in the hair blends almost into a gel.
I was worried that it wouldn't hold my hair so I added some other product on the first try.
Day One w/ added product:
And by the end of the day:
I could run my hands through my hair easily, and, with a bit of water, reshape it to a fairly high degree. The next day I used just the pomade.
At first I thought it was too shiny for my tastes, but the sheen grew on me. I don't know if it will replace what I currently use, but I'd recommend it for anyone looking at a pomade.