If you guys remember, I finally got around to reviewing Lockhart’s Goon Grease a few weeks back — long awaited and well-deserved. I was so blown away by the product that I felt the need to try and show you guys the rest of their line. Hence, this week…we’re looking at Lockhart’s Authentic Medium Hold Hair Pomade.
As you can see, it comes in a the standard Lockhart’s style tin can — gold color with red label. Like all the other time you ordered direct from Lockhart’s, the can comes sealed with some vinyl tape it keep it all fresh, and an autographed letter from Steve. Whether it be clothes or pomade, I always prefer buying some people who are willing to stand by their creations.
Upon opening the jar, you’re rushed with the aroma of sandalwood. However, this one’s a lil different from the others. As advertised, this is an Arabian Sandalwood. To be honest, I don’t know the what the Arabian distinction entails, but I will say it’s a lot smoother than the other sandalwoods I’ve come across. There’s a spice to it, but the spice comes smoothly. To an Asian person, it’s very reminiscent of Buddhist incense — well at least, that’s what a lot of people said. Some like it a lot, others shy away from it. For me, I’m all for it.
I came across and read a few other people’s opinion on the product prior to finally trying this product. According to what they said, it’s got a top layer of hard wax before you really break through to the greasy grease — and they’re right. Both layers will turn into a creamy butter when you rub it all up in your hands. I mean…true true for reallll buttter.
Time. I honestly had a bad day of hair styling today, but even with that. This product allowed me to style at only slightly above average time. But as you can see in the photos, it was well worth the time.
Slickness. This product. The Goon Grease from before. I got a feeling we can expect slickness from the entire Lockhart’s line. From my experience, each company/brewer has a special characteristic/general aura that exists across all their products. For Lockhart’s, it’s slickness. This shit is smooth in your hands and smooth in your hair.
Strength. The hold and control provided is very comparable to Grandad’s Old Fashioned (Medium) and The Iron Society Firm Hold. A firm but malleable hold.
This is some slick ass shit. Just look at the photos.
The stuff is nice and greasy like Black & White. Yet, it lacks the oily feeling of that product. It has the waxy strength of Grandad’s Old Fashioned, but with the shine and slickness of a greasy grease. I would say it’s a good compromise but it ain’t…you get all the goodies and none of the cons.
Be sure to check out the rest of Lockhart’s line before I start reviewing the Light and Heavy hold in the coming weeks. Here’s a link to Lockhart’s Etsy.