19 Fifties | Union Strong Hold

19 Fifties | Union Strong Hold

Today, we're not only going back to Canada but also back to strong gel-pomades. It's been a long while since we've visited something like Suavecito Firme or Layrite Superhold. The only downsides to these products (aside from their intended characteristics) is that their endurance can be less than impressive. Especially when we compare it to their strength.

I think 19Fifties Strong Hold Pomade is different.

Design

The design is just like the rest of their line. The only change for their Union Strong Hold Pomade is  the color to red and no lie, it looks real good in red.

Scent

It's a cologne type of scent, but more akin to something Axe would have released rather something a designer label would drop. The fragrance is very surface level and lacks a certain depth to it in the same way Suavecito does.

Consistency

It's very thick and similar to Suavecito Firme in the feel. 

Application

Much easier than other gel-pomades of the same hold caliber. It's super easy to apply and work with while not even feeling super wet.

Shine

Neutral. No added shine.

Slickness

Not super slick but they're is a dry pastiness that helps to keep hairs together. 

Strength

Damn strong. You can see the height in the photos. However, this is where the balancing happens with weight (and most significantly with gel-pomades). You have to consciously make sure not to let it become a cone head pomp. The hold is so strong that the hair will follow the stroke of the comb. It takes more work to pull it forward into a pomp. 

Control

It's very intuitive to work with and has a average drying time.

Endurance

This is probably the most surprising aspect of this pomade. Today, even after all the activity, there was no need for restyling. It all stay together and didn't even move and inch during the day.

Restyling

You need water to reactivate.

Hardness

Completely and unapologetically.

Dryness

Not too much.

Rinsing

Just add water.

Conclusion

Because of the impressive endurance capabilities, 19Fifties Union Strong Hold Pomade receives my seal of approval. It's the only one to have been able to survive a day like this and not even flinch an inch. The rest of it's characteristics are above average and similar to many of the other popular gel-pomade choices.

If you're interested, we offer the promo code THEPOMP to help you save some money when ordering direct from 19Fifties.