Challenger Matte Cream Pomade Review


  • Low to medium hold.
  • Hold is better for thinner hair.


  • Pleasant faint scent, doesn't linger.


  • No shine, matte look.
  • Doesn't leave any residue.


  • Light texture, can become crunchy or greasy depending on the amount added.


  • Pricey.

Hair Type

  • Best to apply on damp hair.
  • Only need to use a little.
  • Works well with both short and longer hair styles.
  • Longer hair doesn't provide as much hold as with shorter hair.

Does It Last?

  • Hold doesn't last all day, but it's easy to restyle.

Easy To Wash Out?

  • Water soluble, easily washes out.

Adding Too Much?

  • Hair can become sticky and greasy if you use too much, otherwise it's a light cream.

Customer Reviews:

Perfect for Short Hair

I've been searching for a product that's suitable for my short hair and this is it. It provides the right amount of hold without making my hair feel heavy. Plus, the faint pleasant scent is a nice bonus. It's a bit on the pricey side, but you only need a small amount, so it lasts a long time.

Not Ideal for Long Hair

I have longer hair and found that this product didn't provide the hold I was hoping for. It was fine initially, but didn't last all day. Also, if you're not careful with the amount you use, your hair can feel a bit crunchy. I won't be purchasing again.

Good but Not Outstanding

The product works decently for my medium-length hair. It offers a nice matte look and doesn't leave any residue, which I appreciate. However, I find the hold to be just okay - not strong enough for a full day. The fact that it's water-soluble and easy to wash out is a plus, though.

Product Summary:

Challenger Cream Pomade is best suited for those with thinner hair, providing a low to medium hold. It comes with a pleasant, faint scent that is not overbearing and fades away without lingering. The product offers a matte finish, ensuring no shine, and has a light texture. However, the texture can shift towards crunchy or greasy based on the quantity applied. While the pomade is on the pricier side, its effectiveness means that only a small amount is needed to achieve the desired style. It performs well with both short and longer hairstyles, though it may not provide as strong a hold for longer hair.

While the hold of the Challenger Cream Pomade may not last the entire day, it allows for easy restyling. The product is water-soluble, which contributes to its hassle-free washout. However, it's important to be cautious with the amount used, as overapplication can lead to a sticky and greasy feel.