Hey, thanks for tuning in to this in-depth review and styling tutorial of BluMaan’s Fifth Sample Styling Mask Pomade.
This review is sure to answer any questions that you might have about the product.
To save your guys’ time, I’ll be breaking this review and styling tutorial of Blumaan’s Fifth Sample Pomade down into a few parts. You can skip to whatever part is most relevant (most likely the product review, so skip about halfway down the page), but I’d hope you stick around for the whole thing! First, I’ll be introducing my own hair type so you guys have a reference point to how this product performs, then I’ll go into the performance of the product and finish off by speaking to how this product will work for other hair types.
My Hair Type
So firstly! My hair type. I’m an Asian guy so I understand the struggle a lot of us go through with poofy hair that loves to stick up. My hair is fairly wavy, and definitely thick. My hair does not like to cooperate despite being wavy & not nearly as stiff as some Asian hair. Once in a certain shape, the only way to make it restyle is to wash my hair with shampoo & conditioner and completely “reset” my hair. Not to mention, it also gets frizzy without quality products that can really nourish my hair to make it as healthy as possible. So, imagine something like the hairstyle above, except dark brown/black.
TL;DR, I have wavy, frizzy Asian hair and I am currently wearing it in a short-medium length forward quiff that was inspired by BluMaan himself! So check out his video on how he styles his short quiff because that’s basically how I do it too.
Fifth Sample Styling Mask Pomade Review
Fifth Sample Styling Mask Pomade by Blumaan is an unorthodox water based pomade, meaning it behaves a bit differently than the traditional definition of a pomade, which is “a high-shine, high hold product” that typically gives a shiny, slick look. It comes in a black plastic jar that is larger than the other BluMaan hair styling products, and rightly so since you are dishing out a couple extra bucks for this pomade. It smells lightly of a sweet mint, very pleasant on the nose and possibly one of my favourite scents from BluMaan. If you’re someone who likes minty scents, then you will definitely enjoy the smell of this product. It’s also a cool, light blue colour which is interesting and quite unique.
Scooping it out is fairly easy, the product is firm, yet smooth and can break down between the hands with little effort. It can apply easily to both damp and dry hair, but with dry hair, there may be some very slight tug and pull due to the little bit of stickiness that this product has. For most of us, this slight tug shouldn’t be a problem at all and should be expected of a product that can provide good hold. For this product, if you want more of a shine, then you’d definitely need to apply more than you typically would for a hair product. But if you use a normal sized scoop, this product will give a healthy shine finish, meaning your hair will look like it gives off a very healthy, natural sheen.
The finished result of this product gives a good amount of texture, great moveable hold, and like I mentioned, varying amount of shine depending on how much of the product you used. This product won’t provide as much of a slick back look as traditional pomades would, but in turn, it makes up for it by providing more texture and moveability than its traditional counterparts would. I get great hold from the product, but my hair is still soft and pliable throughout the day. I’d be able to run my fingers through my hair during the day and push my hair around without feeling like the product has hardened in my hair.
One of the main selling points of this product is the fact that it is very nourishing for your hair, and it shows after you use the product. Upon washing out, it does leave my hair feeling softer and smoother than before, which I suppose is why it’s got styling mask in its name. It certainly does make my hair feel healthier if that’s something that you’re looking for.
Overall, it is a pretty unique product that can work for hairstyles of all lengths. The texture can help with shorter, messier hairstyles, while the shine and hold would be suitable for a longer side-swept or pushed back hairstyle. All of you with longer hair will also definitely notice the softness and healthiness of your hair after using the product as well. The biggest drawback with this product is that it can feel heavy in the hair, which is something I am not a big fan of, but I suppose heaviness is one of the defining characteristics of a pomade product.
Other Hair types
This product can work for most hair types, though like many of the products I review, this one is slightly on the heavier side. So if you’ve got really thin hair, you may want to watch out as this product can really weigh your hair down. But for the rest of us, if you’re looking for a heavier product with pliable hold, good texture, and good volume while also wanting some nourishment in your hair, then this could be the product for you.
To conclude, this is a solid product that I use occasionally when I feel like my hair needs some more health and softness added back into it. I really like the fact that I know my hair will feel soft and healthy after a day with this product in it, and the hold and texture I get is nothing to complain about as well. It is just a tad shiny for my everyday use, but that’s just my preference. Final rating, I’d give this product 9/10. And if this review still wasn’t enough for you, check out this video to learn everything there is to know about this pomade, as well as this article about the process of making it!