Sometime around the 1950s, hairdressers of a barbershop in Australia got tired of not finding the right product for the hairstyling needs of men that frequented their salons. The Uppercut Deluxe was created as a solution for this need. During a time when styling products were mainly created for women, the birth of Uppercut Deluxe, a refined men’s grooming brand, was welcomed with arms wide open.
The Uppercut Deluxe Pomade has the appeal of a vintage salon product while being geared towards today’s modern men. It does an excellent job of holding the style in place for long hours and giving it a light sheen, without making it look greasy. Let’s get into the Uppercut Delux pomade review now.
It comes in a black metal container with a bold red lid. This in itself is an eye-catching color combination. But the black and white graphic of two boxers on top of the lid is what steals the show. If you’re curious about the boxing reference in the name and the tin design, it’s because Luke Newman, one of the creators of this pomade, was related to a boxer. This packaging has lead to a strong brand recall which in turn increases its sales.
While it may feel like a brownish see-through gel, it certainly does not mimic the downsides of it.
The Uppercut Deluxe Pomade is so versatile that, men with all kinds of hair thicknesses and textures can use it. But If you are looking for a product that’s all about the stronghold, try the Uppercut Monster Hold. As the name suggests, it gives your style a monster hold.
Strong Hold: Even though it is a water-based pomade, the hold it provides is far superior to its competitors. It enables the hairstyle to last all day long, without making it too stiff or hard.
Medium Shine: The Uppercut Deluxe Pomade will give your hair a sophisticated light shine. The degree of the shine will, however, depend on the amount of pomade you use to style your hair.
Versatility: It stands true to its origin of being the one product that men could use to achieve not only a formal, Don Draper type look, but also a funky Johnny Cash style hairdo.
Pleasant Fragrance: The smell of the pomade might not be it’s the biggest feature, but it certainly is an add on. It has a mild fragrance of vanilla and coconut, which lasts for as long as the hair isn’t washed.
Washes off: The biggest advantage of water-soluble pomades is that they wash out without much effort.
Less is More: Just a little bit of the product goes a long way. One 3.5oz jar of The Uppercut Deluxe Pomade will easily last you for about 2-3 months with everyday use.
Heavy: The problem with pomades that provide a Strong Hold is that they tend to weigh your head down. Unfortunately, The Uppercut Deluxe Pomade too suffers from this very problem. To avoid this, start with only a little amount of product and add more as you go.
Dries Quickly: After application, you will have to style your hair right away, since this product tends to dry up really fast.
Difficult to Restyle: Once the hairstyle is set using this pomade, restyling it after a couple of hours has proven to be a bit of a task.
Unimpressive Application to Wet Hair: The Uppercut Deluxe Pomade works best when applied to hair, only after it is completely dry. If you use this product while your hair is still damp, it will cause your hair strands to become crunchy after drying.
Worldwide Availability: Since this product is of Australian origin, it’s almost impossible to find it in a local store anywhere else. However, it is widely sold online on sites such as Amazon and eBay.
Style your hair using a combination of The Uppercut Deluxe Pomade and The Uppercut Deluxe Comb. The comb is created in a way that works well with this pomade.
The Uppercut Deluxe Pomade is priced between 17$-25$ for a 3.5 oz. tin. This makes it fall in the category of moderately expensive pomades. Since it is a premium barbershop brand, this price is valid.
This product is perfect for all types of hairstyles. We highly recommend The Upper Deluxe Pomade and assure you that it will be a great addition to your grooming products.