American Crew Heavy Hold Pomade Review


  • Medium to medium-light hold with good shine.


  • Smells good, but strong for those seeking a neutral scent.


  • Provides a piecey look unlike most heavy pomades.
  • No shiny or wet hair effect.


  • Pomade has a smooth and creamy texture that is easy to apply and distribute evenly throughout the hair.
  • Once applied, it dries to a firm texture that can hold even the most unruly hair in place for an extended period of time.


  • $15-$20.

Hair Type

  • Best for thick, wavy or curly hair types. Provides hold and moldability for maintaining style and adding volume.

Does It Last?

  • All day hold.

Easy To Wash Out?

  • Works all day and washes out easily with one wash, leaving no residue. Reactivates easily with water.

Adding Too Much?

  • Overuse leads to residue even after washing hair, and product can become too sticky on dry hair.

Customer Reviews:

Great for Styling

I love how this pomade keeps my hair in place all day without feeling heavy or greasy. It's perfect for creating a sleek look!

Difficult to Wash Out

While the hold is great, I find that this pomade is extremely difficult to wash out. Even after several shampoos, my hair still feels oily and weighed down.

Long-Lasting Hold

This pomade is amazing for keeping my hair in place all day long. I never have to worry about my hairstyle falling apart, even in humid weather!

Not for Fine Hair

While this pomade may work well for thicker or coarser hair, I found that it was too heavy for my fine hair. It made my hair look greasy and weighed down.

Leaves Residue on Pillows

Unfortunately, I found that this pomade left a lot of residue on my pillowcases. Even after washing them, I could still see some greasy stains.

Moderate Hold

This pomade provides a decent hold without being too heavy or stiff. It's a good option for those who want a more natural-looking hairstyle.

Product Summary:

The American Crew Heavy Hold Pomade offers maximum hold, effectively enduring through sweat and long work shifts. However, its musky and strong aroma may not appeal to those who prefer a neutral scent. The pomade's smooth, creamy texture allows for easy application and even distribution across the hair. Once dry, it firmly secures even the most challenging hair types, lasting for an extended period.

Unlike many heavy pomades, it provides a piecey look without leaving a shiny or wet effect, as highlighted in user reviews. This product is particularly suitable for thick, wavy, or curly hair, offering moldability and volume. It is noted for its longevity, with a single container lasting months for some, though this may vary. The pomade maintains style throughout the day and washes out easily, typically leaving no residue.

However, excessive use can result in residue remaining after washing, and the product may become overly sticky when applied to dry hair. The American Crew Heavy Hold Pomade is priced between $15 and $20.