We’ve all been waiting for The Daimon Barber to release their new product after all experiencing the No.1 Hair Pomade. I had initially expected to see a heavier water-based pomade to complement the medium-light that currently exists. Nevertheless, once I heard that they were releasing an oil-based pomade, it definitely peeked my interest.
And as you’ll see in the photos, The Daimon Barber literally never ever ceases to give me picture-perfect hair. Every time I use it, I end up having to swap out all my avatars across Tumblr, Instagram, etc. with the updated pomp.
This is what level to which The Daimon Barber is made.
So, here the is the jar. You’ll recognize it from The Daimon Barber No.1 because the same design and layout — only real difference is the color of the background and the distinction with the “No.2” printed on. Overall, it’s clean design as always, but the colorway of the first jar is superior. This one’s still good nonetheless.
Opening it up, you get what is officially described as a juniper and black pepper aroma. It’s definitely a strange and unique scent, and in all honesty, I’m not fond of it. I don’t hate it, but I would prefer to keep it light. It’s a slightly sweet smell with a hint of spiciness, but it’s not the spiciness that we typically associate with The Iron Society. It different. Less depth and more of the surface scent. I’ve had a friend who actually confused it for glazed donuts.
It’s impressive. This pomade actually feels like a light hold pomade. This is good. For the amount of hold and control I get from this pomade (medium), it’s astounding. It smears pretty waxy. For example, The Pomade smears into butter and Anchors smears into a cream, this pomade actually stays waxy.
Though the waxiness of the texture makes it slightly harder to apply, the light consistency of the pomade keeps it easy. It’s really not an issue to apply the pomade and you’ll have an easy time getting product where you need it.
The Daimon Barber No.2 can be best described as a waxy pomade. This makes it strong in the strength, hold, and control categories…but it always will be a sacrifice in the slickness. You won’t have an issue with stray hairs. This is proven by the photos and good. So, the aspect of slickness loss is in the shine.
This is a small step down of what we’ve seen in products like TIS and The Pomade. In all honesty, what it’s most comparable to is actually Anchor’s Hair Company Teddy Boy Matte. Now, if you can recall that review, the shine was a good and true matte. What that means is that the product doesn’t add much additional shine. The natural shine of your hair is allowed to come out, and it keeps everything looking natural. This is the same with TDB No.2.
I don’t want to over word this but TDB No.2 excels in the hold and control part. It effing excels. Yeah..whatever…it sucks. You don’t get a heavier water-based pomade. But what we get is a beautifully crafted oil-based pomade with some of the best hold and control I’ve ever experienced.
It’s strong enough to last the day unless you’re doing some excessive movement. Bring a good comb to do that magic during the day, but more likely than not, you won’t need it.
The pomade can be reworked. It hasn’t been the easiest to restyle, but it is one of the most effective.
The pomade, as you read in the next section, is largely remove after showering — specifically, in reference to the wax. This leaves a very light but majorly petroleum residue. Not the best for building up from day-to-day, but it’s not bad either.
Shitty part is that the pomade really starts coming apart into white bits in the shower. It’s annoying. It really is. However, the upside of this all is that it means the product can be removed in significant amounts. It’ll take 2-3 days to remove the product.
This is a great product. Hands down and without any doubt. It receives my seal of approval, and stands as one of the best performing oil-based pomades I’ve ever used. I believe the photos should support this conclusion. The only true downside is the scent…and that The Daimon Barbers need to be brewing in the US, not the UK — along with the lab they’re working with. Good shit like this…should be more readily accessible to the States.