Description: Many modern water-based pomades are formulated to give height and maximum hold. Pomades in the old days were made with animal fat (and scented with apples so you didn't smell like bacon and presumably get eaten by bears) and were meant to compact hair down and smooth it into place.
While those two formulas are so different they could hardly be considered the same category of hair product, this grease is beeswax-based with nourishing soft oils, and tames down a head of thick, dense Lego man hair something fierce.
This is old school Dapper Dan stuff, rarely washed, but always looking stellar with its not too shiny sheen and flawless finish. And the apple scent remains, mixed with a little fresh peppermint. One of the favorites on our shelf.
Brand: Created by the scumbag godfathers of modern old school barbering, Schorem Haarsnijder En Barbier in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the name Reuzel is dutch for lard, a nod to the old days of pomade when the stuff was made from animal fat.
Directions: For straight, slicked styles, apply liberally to dry, pre-styled hair, and comb through into shape. For styles with a little natural wave or curl, use a wide toothed comb or your fingers to style. Wear this one for days on end, just recombing in the morning and removing once or twice a week with a shampoo meant to remove this stuff.
Ingredients: Petrolatum, Beeswax, Mineral Oil, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Microcrystalline Wax, Silica, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Emu Oil, Fragrance, Limonene D, Butylphenyl Methyl Propional, Linalool, BHT , CI 47000, Yellow 11
Size: 4 oz