Crystal Lake Styling Pomade
Crystal Lake is a medium hold, lightweight, waxy cream pomade. Always keeping the hair’s health in mind, each jar is handmade with quality plant-derived ingredients, unlike a lot of water based products on the market which are full of harsh chemicals and can make your hair flaky or dry. Crystal Lake does not harden up, allowing you to restyle all day like a traditional oil based pomade. Added bonus: it washes out with shampoo. Get ready to revive your hair...again and again and again...
- 98% plant derived ingredients.
- Medium Hold / Natural Finish
- Hand-blended, all natural Blood Orange & Lavender Scent.
- 3.4oz / 96g (TSA Friendly!)
- Aloe: Dandruff preventative for the scalp
- Mango Butter: deep conditions hair & scalp
- Carnauba Wax: helps retain moisture to keep hair hydrated
I've tried most of the pomades out there online and this is my favorite. I don't write reviews often but this stuff deserves it.
smell: fantastic, light citrus (not overpowering, so many pomades smell too strong)
hair feel: held in place but soft, natural feel. Rare & important for your significant other. Really unappreciated component.
hold: not stiff or firm, but gives you great control, much more so than other "medium hold" products I've used
My hair: very thick & wavy, short/medium length, side part
shine: natural healthy glow
Application: I apply to slightly damp hair
Washing: washes out easily, hair feels healthy
Within the brand: I tried northern lights and could see it working for some with more demanding style needs, but this worked vastly better for me.
I love this stuff. The scent isn’t over powering so it doesn’t mix and mismatch with my cologne, it’s slick and I love the fact that hours later I can run a come through my hair without having to re-wet my hair like some of my other pomades need.
This stuff is the pinnacle of water based pomades. It's light in your hair... but doesn't weigh it down. It's a medium hold... but it has a very good control over your hair allowing you to shape it easily. I would pick this over some strong OB's like Goon Grease. The shine is more of a medium than a natural, but it looks good. The scent smells exactly like popping open a can of orange juice concentrate -very clean and citrusy- but on emulsification a more woody natural scent seems to emerge, but very light. Overall, excellent product.
Not only does this product smell amazing (and has awesome ingredients), but it feels great in my hair. It actually gets better as the day goes on. The hold is adjustable depending on how much you put and that's perfect for me. Also has no shine in my hair, which is exactly what I wanted. Doesn't look like I have any product in my hair, and I feel comfortable leaving it in given that the ingredients are good. (and did I mention that it smells amazing?)
Will definitely be re-ordering.
Found this in a small shop in Singapore a few months back and I'm just loving it. I used to use American Crew pomades which were good but didn't feel very natural or healthy. That crystal lake is the best compromise I found for an effective hold with natural ingredients that won't f**k up your hair!