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How To Get Pomade Out Of Hair At Home?

The same as women, men have their own story about hair care. Having strong, shiny and beautiful hair is also a way to express their pride.

Pomade is one of the most commonly used products out of the hair care items for men. It is also an item that has many concerns from men: which is the best option, how to use it correctly and how to remove it from the hair at the end of the day, etc.

In this article, we will show you the ways to remove pomade from your hair.

Do You Need to Wash Out A Pomade?

To make it clear to you, pomade is a thick and greasy hair styling product that is mostly used by men to give their hair a shiny and staying form.

Since most of the pomade brands boast about the promising hair nourishing feature of their products, you might think that sleeping with pomade on your hair is good. But it turns out that it is a possible cause of hair and skin issues.

It’s not a must, though you should wash out pomade from your hair at the end of the day in order to avoid any harm from it.

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Can You Leave Pomade in Your Hair?

As mentioned above, there are some possible health and hair issue if you leave pomade on your hair overnight:

#1. Buildup and Hair Loss

There are a lot of combings involved in order to properly apply pomade to your hair.

When the combing is not done correctly, there are chances that you might hurt your scalp, especially the hair follicles. That might lead to hair loss.

Also, if you over apply oil-based products on your scalp, there is a high chance that the thick texture will be left on your scalp. Residue from pomade and your natural sebum will cause buildup, which brings an unpleasant look, or even breakage to your hair.

#2. Acne to Your Skin

Sleeping with pomade means your pillow case will be covered by the greasy and thick oil-based texture. It also means that your face will be covered by that texture because of your toss and turns overnight.

The oil in the pomade will seep into your pores and cause the stuck. If it’s not washed properly, it might lead to black head, acne or even worse, pimples.

#3. Dirty Pillowcases and Bed Sheets

You don’t want to find out your favorite white pillowcases and bed sheets turn into yellow when waking up in the morning, do you?

If the answer is no, you need to wash the pomade out before going to bed!

How Do You Get Pomade Out of Hair?

There are several types of pomades with different base substances. Below are the different ways to wash them out:


This is the toughest pomade which requires several steps to completely wash out.

  • Step 1: Rubbing your hair with olive oil. Make sure all the scalp and hair are fully covered by the oil.
  • Step 2: Rinsing the olive oil out of your hair using warm water. This will help to wash away a considerable amount of pomade as well as the oil.
  • Step 3: Washing your hair with dishwashing soap. The chemicals in dish washing soap will help remove any residue from wash and oil on your scalp. Giving your scalp and hair good massage and rinsing thoroughly until all the pomade and natural oil are out of your hair.
  • Step 4: Rinsing the soap out of your hair properly, and giving your hair good conditioning.


Since the products are water-soluble, you can carry on the normal washing with warm water and your favorite shampoo, and it’s done.

Clay pomade

This pomade is pretty easy to wash out. You only need a fine-tooth comb, hot water and the residue-free shampoo to completely remove them from your hair.


Hair styling is meant to be fun instead of making you stress out.

The bottom line is: There is no hard and fast rule, but regular hair shampooing at the end of the pomade day is recommended for having shiny and strong hair.

If you are not sure on which pomade to use, ask a professional hair stylist, so they can give you the best advice.

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I’m Aida and this is my blog where I write mostly about beauty & make up related stuff, but I like to spice it up a bit with lifestyle and photography posts. Or with whatever that comes to my mind. Hope you will enjoy the reading enough that we will ‘see’ each other more often!

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