Barbers Pomade Strong Hold Review

Reviewed by Justin Lim
Reviewed by Justin Lim

Probably reviewed every hair styling products, thankful that his hair is still intact. Loves travelling and trying to be healthy and pump some muscles at the same time!

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Barbers Pomade

is brewed from Indonesia. It’s one of the most successful brands in its home country and has been slowly made known to the south east asia region. If you do drop by to any barbers in Indonesia, most likely you will find them.

We chose this because it’s one of our best performing pomade that suits to the climate in Southeast Asia and also men with thicker hair.


Barbers Pomade 


Water-based Pomade

Outlook & Mobility

It has a cool matte black packaging made of plastic. It’s very light and weighs at 100g. Best of all, it is flight friendly as you can include in your carry on luggage (tried and tested!)





It has a medium strong vanilla / coconut fragrance. Not too strong as compared to some other pomades like Red House Private Reserve.


Its colour is yellow-gold and has a thick, soft and sticky texture (one of the many reasons why it holds well).


It’s an easy experience to apply this pomade on hair. After scooping from the bottle, rub into palms until it has some heat on it then apply on hair. Even though it’s sticky, hair can be easily styled using your fingers or comb.

It can be applied to both dry and damped hair. It only hardens slightly after half an hour


Overall it has a medium shine. For better shine, use it on damped hair.




Strength & Endurance

Overall it has quite a strong hold product. It’s able to withstand the high heat especially in SEA. If one is working in air-conditioned office, commute through trains and some outdoor walking, this product definitely able to hold throughout the day. A little sweat won’t affect much.However, as all pure water soluble pomades are, once it’s exposed to water / sweat, it will dissolve. More pomade is required for restyling, otherwise a layer of hair spray needs to be added after applying pomade on hair. You may wet comb for restyle but it will lose its hold.


Very easy to wash off using water or normal shampoo. No residue of smell after washing.

Suitable for Hair Types with

  • Volume – Low to Thick Volume
  • Thickness – Fine to thick & stubborn hair
  • Straight Hair


Barbers Pomades is best used for slick back*, swept back side parting* and spiky*.


Definitely recommended for anyone with short thick hair and needs a strong hold product. Easy to maintain, apply and wash off. Best especially for office workers.

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