Uppercut haircuts have dominated hair fashion for men for quite some time now, and for good reason. Uppercut hair, when maintained properly is super clean and gives you that image of someone who takes care of themselves. I would definitely say the men’s fashion begins with the hair, and the uppercut haircut is the premier haircut currently.
Choosing Your Pomade
Rules for choosing the pomade thankfully remain the same for all of us. Begin with a pomade that has a light hold. It must be soft, not hard otherwise you will need to heat it every time you want to use it.
It is preferable to use pomade that is water-based for two reasons. One, they are softer and provide good workability. Second, they should wash out easily. Oil-based pomades have a better shine and provide good hold. Where they come unstuck is in the way it takes two or three washes to get them out of your hair.
If you have thick hair or curly hair, you will want to use a strong hold pomade. Stronghold pomades are the best pomades for thick and curly hair because they offer that extra strength for your stingy hair!
Also see: Top 20 pomades for men
Problems With Styling Uppercut Hair
For some, the problem is that the hair is too short. On the other end of the scale, people with thick or curly hair sometimes have extreme difficulties with styling. Uppercut hairstyles need to be workable on a day-to-day basis and they need to accentuate the uniqueness of the particular style that the person is wearing.
In this hairstyle for men, we talk about the hair above the parietal ridge, that is the section above the ear, and below the top. For some, a short cut is desirable as when the hair is curly. Generally, the short hair styled uppercut will be a quiff. You have hair pointing in random directions but it will not have the orderliness of curly hair. You can use a fade out with both long hair and short hair.
Best Uppercut Pomade List
1. AXE Smooth Look Shine Pomade
Cost: $, low-cost budget pomade.
Hold Medium to strong.
Fragrance: Lovely, with tinges of spice and hint of water with cloves.
Plus: Does not dry, retains the wet look, water-based, does not have the crunchy feel that comes with most gels, lasts long, does not show tugging or build-up, good for coarse hair and dry scalp, works well for long hair too, can withstand a bit of moisture and even light rain. This is an excellent choice for a cheaper uppercut pomade.
Minus: The shine might be too strong for some, the greasy touch too might not be a pleasant experience.
Tips: Use with medium or short hair styles, works well with quiff uppercut hairstyles.
2. American Crew Pomade
Cost: $$, great mid-range pricing.
Washability: Washes out easily.
Plus: Works well with short hair uppercut hairstyles, does not make the hair hard, good pomade for the price, suits people who do not like too much shine in the hair or do not want too strong a hold. This is a good pomade for medium hair thickness and length uppercuts.
Minus: Stains the bedsheet and pillows, some fake products come refilled in American Crew jar so watch out. (Real American Crew is clear and has a fresh smell; fake is white or yellow with a plastic smell. Some customers say that the product that is too old turns white and plastic-like).
Tips: Use when the hair is moist, this will help it develop a strong hold.
3. Layrite Super Hold Pomade
Washability: Water-based formula, washes easily with shampoo.
Fragrance: Scent is mild vanilla and coconuts, lasts all day.
Plus: Maintains dampness that allows restyling thr\he hand, helps to smooth down frizzy hair. Excellent uppercut pomade for people with thick or curly hair. Maybe the best.
Minus: Does not work well for thick hair uppercut hairstyles, a few people lose hair, spoils fast if you leave the lid off, the hold is not as good as other brands.
Tips: As before, wet your hair more for better shine and hold.
4. John Allan’s Pomade Matte
Shine: Matte finish.
Washability: Water-based so easily washes off.
Fragrance: Light exotic smell.
Plus: Great for people who do not like their hair to shine under bright lights, quickly washes off after working into the hair, makes hair pliable, contains natural ingredients like grapefruit, lime, lemongrass extracts, does not make hair crunchy, good smell that lingers all day long.
Minus: Consistency is not uniform, gets lumpy in places, people who expect shine for their uppercut hairstyles might get disappointed, does not provide enough form, costly.
Tips: Use little at a time, suits thin haired people, use on dry hair for more control.
5. Suavecito Pomade Original Hold
Shine: Good, but does not last.
Washability: Easy to wash out.
Fragrance: Unique fragrance, cross alcohol, and tangy vanilla, lasts for about two hours.
Plus: Creamy consistency, works easily into the hair, provides easy maneuverability for various uppercut hairstyles hair fashion styling, does not a lump, a good bargain for the price on offer.
Minus: Uppercut style might start fading as the day goes on.
Tips: Use this pomade for very short to medium hair, or curly hair, do not try elaborate styles with longer hair. Wet your hair and comb it again to reset it.
Related: Hair Pomade FAQ
6. Uppercut Deluxe Pomade
Shine: Medium to good, lasts all day.
Washability: Easy to wash out, use a little shampoo.
Fragrance: Mild vanilla with coconut.
Plus: A good petroleum-based pomade that is not greasy, does not stain the pillows, keeps hair shiny fresh all day long, handles wet conditions well, even the rain, handles dry and hot conditions well. One of the most classic brands, designed specifically for the greaser look and uppercuts.
Minus: Does becomes a little dry, might provoke a reaction if you have acne, leaves just a little bit of residue.
Tips: For controlling your uppercut hairstyles like cowlicks or pompadour, this pomade works well, blow-dry and add volume to your hair.
7. Suavecito Firme/Strong Hold
Washability: Washes out easily.
Hold: Moderate can be increased with proper application.
Fragrance: Nice masculine smell.
Plus: A little does stretch out for a long duration, using dime-sized amounts will let you handle your hair and keep is soft and manageable. Works just like a wax, but is a water-based pomade.
Minus: Does not perform well in humid, hot conditions, does not do well for thin hair uppercut hairstyles.
Tips: For very thick hair without any curls, use Argan oil as a primer. This will help you fashion your uppercut hairstyles with ease, if you sweat a lot then you might find it difficult to manage your hair.
8. Baxter of California Clay Pomade
Shine: Matte finish.
Washability: Slightly difficult to wash out.
Plus: Texturizing clay with beeswax provides great malleability for the hair, allows a stronghold to create pompadours or high rise uppercut hairstyles like spikes that will stay that way for many hours, adds volume to thin hair. One of the very best uppercut pomades out right now.
Minus: Wearing a helmet will make your hairdo fall flat, has a sandy feel, forms lumps in the hair, you cannot change your uppercut hair in a hurry without washing it first, at times residue forms.
Tips: For long hairstyles, this clay pomade helps retain form.
9. Layrite Deluxe Original Pomade
Washability: Washes out fairly easily.
Fragrance: Mild vanilla fragrance.
Plus: Does not become hard as it dries, could last for months if your hair is not long. Holds just like a wax, but it’s a water-based pomade. Great pomade for thick hair and uppercut hairstyles.
Minus: Does not hold up well in the heat, does not hold the hair together in clumps but holds the individual hair up, makes uppercut hairstyles styling difficult, cannot use if your hair is really thick, does not allow restyling without rewashing.
Tips: Control your cowlicks with this pomade, suitable for short-haired uppercut hairstyles.
10. Imperial Barber Products Classic Pomade
Washability: Takes two showers to wash out completely.
Hold: Good hold that lasts for hours.
Fragrance: Good, not too overpowering, fruity (watermelon) but mild.
Plus: Does not create crunchy hair, reactivate the action of the pomade just by adding water, much cheaper per ounce compared to other products in this category, great bargain price, not greasy to touch, very much suitable for thick, long hair. Water-based pomade, one of the best uppercut pomade.
Minus: Got to use a good amount of pomade to get the desired effect, the smell fades out in one or two hours, the hold too, gives way after some time.
Tips: Use this pomade on hair that is quite damp, cakes up when it dries and you cannot comb your hair after that.