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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by blowtorch, Apr 7, 2021.
Ask Jimmie Vaughan.
Dippity-Do is more of a gel than a pomade. My ole lady just bought some.
Seeing this maybe a couple months ago gave me the itch to pomp up again
I don't know this guy, but he literally has perfect hair. Damn him. Mine is so thick and wavy.
After a label reading episode .. most of the hair and beard concoctions were stuffed with Coconut Oil and pick your favorite fragrance.
So just get a $4 jar of Bon Ami and splash on a bit of your favorite cologne.
I go for Paul Mitchell Hair Wax. Apply while wet and forget it. I think the moisture keeps it shiny looking (imo). I dont like to be bothered with maintenance throughout the day.
Before I found that I tried pomades. Not enough ooompf.
It worked in 1985 and I'm sure it sill works now
I don't put any kind of greasy kid stuff in my hair, but I'm diggin' the background in your photo.
I always liked the smell of this stuff.
You have to change with the climate and level of humidity, so no 'one' will do.
I don't do big pomps and you're probably way ahead of me, but I like the unscented suavecito. The regular stuff is crazy strong smelling. You could kill someone in an elevator with that stuff.
I was a Murray's man in the '90's, when I had enough hair to actually care.
I wonder if the high shine we see in the old Elvis photos is a combination of his dark, thick hair, and bright light used for photography.
I don't think you can use the old standby Crisco on a pomp, 'cause it's shortening.
Didn't Elvis mix Vaseline and shoe polish at one point?
Early on, he definitely used Vaseline Hair Tonic, possibly B&W, and he sometimes used butch wax in the front. Most likely he used various others (likely Dixie Peach, Royal Crown, Lover’s Moon, etc.)
VHT is basically mineral oil (baby oil.) Baby oil is what, incidentally, gets beeswax/butchwax out of your hair when combined with shampoo.
It also contributed to his pronounced acne.
Most of the hair tonics and pomades do not give much lift, but add shine, and emphasize thinning hair. Hair sprays were not used as widely in the mid-fifties. Rockabilly/hillbilly performers religiously combed their hair, sometimes in between songs, (Jerry Lee, etc.)
Elvis had a very full head of dirty blonde hair until the filming of the last scene of Love Me Tender where he had it dyed it black. He would obsessively comb his hair and was so vain that others teased that he could not walk past a mirror without admiring himself in it and touching his hair up.
Only after stepping on stage and moving to the music would his falling bangs become part of an ancient dance, like a pendulum of feathers, that created a perfect storm of pent-up screams in a much younger and primarily female audience.
Just a little tip:
There is a bit of oily wax behind the ear that is perfect for the dubbing used for winding around a hook while tying a fly for flyfishing.
Yup, that is all I got. I have a wild natural cowlick in my hair. Carry on.
I think so, once around 53/54.
Elvis had a lot of hair and not many people can pull off his hairstyle, especially if they are past their early twenties. You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear. An aside about pomades, people like clean pillowcases and clear skin more than a true-to-the-‘50’s greaser hairstyle. You see a lot of younger guys with clean, high pomps, that do not get close to the look, whereas an old guy at Golden Corral grabs a hot tray and isn’t even trying, with an Ace comb in his front pocket and Dax in his medicine cabinet.
Interested. But boy, that stuff is pretty spendy
suavetico got a couple mentions here, so it's on my radar as something worth checking out