SheaMoisture Waves Pomade Review


  • Offers firm hold without stiffness and leaves hair smooth with a nice shine.
  • Despite being lightweight, the pomade provides a good hold without leaving residue or oiliness.


  • Lightly scented with a subtle hint of floral wax, not overwhelmingly strong.


  • Provides a natural, silky look to waves, but may require reapplication for all-day style.
  • Ideal for achieving a slick or flat look, ensuring waves appear clean and moisturized.


  • The product's texture offers effective hair hold.
  • The texture does not weigh down hair.


  • $10-$15.

Hair Type

  • Ideal for straight hair as it holds hair effectively and manages cowlicks.
  • Works well on 2c, 3a, and 3c high porosity hair types, providing shine and softness.

Does It Last?

  • Provides long-lasting hold throughout the day.

Easy To Wash Out?

  • Despite initial greasiness, it washes off easily maintaining natural shine.
  • Though it may feel heavy initially, it's surprisingly light and simple to rinse out.

Adding Too Much?

  • Overuse may result in a dry, greasy feel post application.
  • Despite giving a shine, excessive use can leave a sticky residue.

Customer Reviews:

Amazing for Waves

I must say, I am pretty impressed with it's performance. It not only gives my hair the perfect waves, but also leaves it feeling soft and moisturized. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to enhance their natural waves.

Overpowering Scent

While it may work well for some, I personally cannot get past the overpowering scent. I have a sensitive nose and this was just too much for me. It's unfortunate because it does work well in terms of styling.

Long Lasting Hold

This product has been a lifesaver for my hair. It provides a long lasting hold without making my hair feel stiff or crunchy. I can style my hair in the morning and it still looks great by evening. Totally in love with it!

Decent but not Exceptional

It's a decent product. It does help in styling my hair but I didn't notice any significant difference in the texture or quality of my hair. I will continue to use it but I'm not overly impressed.

Too Greasy

Unfortunately, it left my hair feeling greasy and weighed down. I have fine hair, and this product just didn't work well for me. I think it might be better suited for someone with thicker hair.

Mediocre Effect on Waves

It's okay. I noticed a slight improvement in the definition of my waves but nothing too dramatic. I'll probably continue to use it until it's finished but I'm not sure if I'll repurchase.

Product Summary:

SheaMoisture Waves Pomade is a lightweight hair styling product that delivers a firm hold without creating stiffness. It leaves hair smooth and shiny without any residue or oily sensation. The pomade is characterized by a pleasant, earthy fragrance with a hint of floral wax, which is appealing but not overwhelming. It enhances waves with a natural, silky appearance, though it might need reapplication to maintain the style all day.

This pomade is well-suited for creating slick or flat looks, ensuring that waves stay clean and moisturized. While its texture might be unexpected for some users, it doesn't weigh down the hair and offers effective hold, potentially becoming a key component of one's grooming regimen.

Priced between $10 and $15, SheaMoisture Waves Pomade is a cost-effective choice considering its long-lasting quantity. It works especially well on straight hair and is effective in managing cowlicks. Additionally, it's beneficial for 2c, 3a, and 3c high porosity hair types, adding shine and softness. Despite initial greasiness, it washes off easily, preserving the hair's natural shine.

However, overuse of the product can lead to a dry, greasy feel after application and might leave a sticky residue if applied excessively. But when used in appropriate amounts, it offers a lasting hold throughout the day. While it may feel heavy at first, it is surprisingly light and easy to rinse out, making it a practical choice for daily use.