When it come to the current influx of modern men’s grooming products, the Murray’s Pomade brand may not get immediate mention. In fact, it may even provoke a few chuckles and a few references to weathered orange tins with the brand’s name and iconic afroed pair emblazoned on them. Many of these cans were passed down, found, or inherited – courtesy of fathers and grandfathers who had a thing for starched creases and laid hair.
Just like fashions and hairstyles, men’s hair products too have evolved, giving a new generation of dapper gentlemen an array of tailored and refined choices. For me, Murray’s Beeswax is the hair-finishing crème de la crème – this summer and beyond.
While I’ll always have an appreciation for the brand’s classic Superior Hair Dressing Pomade, Murray’s Beeswax has made styling the cut I describe as the “Urban Pomp Fade” – a curly variation of the timeless high and tight with a side part and close-cropped sides – a fast and easy task this sweltering summer.
Made with imported Australian beeswax, the pomade (especially the black option) keeps even fine and thin hair slick and shining without becoming goopy and heavy. The fairly lightweight but sturdy consistency holds curls, twists and unruly flyaways in place while conditioning, even as sweat tries to sabotage your style and ruin your cool. The mildly sweet scent isn’t overpowering, which can be a problem with a lot of grooming products marketed to men.
Just like its drugstore predecessors and cohorts, Murray’s Beeswax is a modern classic worth keeping around and trusting with your curls, waves, or locs – no matter the temperature outside.
The Take Away: Even if the idea of a pomade with beeswax doesn’t have you all abuzz, investing in a lighter hair cream, wax or paste is a smart move in warmer months. Gels may liquefy and drip, but a more substantial product is guaranteed to hold hair in place.
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