I personally really like a text book water base pomade, the ability to just wash it out with water is something I like a lot. This product offers me all the benefits while not drying my hair too much as I often experience with a classic water base pomade. I actually enjoy how the product gets rid of some of the excessive hair oils or product build up I might have when i rinse it out. As to expect, the product offer nice hold, that sets a bit and offers a Nice shine! If you like orthodox pomades you can’t go wrong here.
I am glad Shear Revival produced a high quality gel type pomade. I have been looking for a gel type pomade that’s not sticky or hard. This is the one! It holds naturally. Easy to style and wash. Ver much looking forward to repurchasing it.
While you must appreciate the ingredients and craft that goes into creating a gel by hand opposed to using a lab, at the end of the day it's still a gel. If washout has more importance than performance then this is the way to go. But SR has better performing products in their line. If I were to compare to anything I'd have to compare to Crystal Lake. This product is easier to apply and I was able to get better hold, but it won't condition your hair the way Crystal Lake does. Easily the best gel I've ever used though.
I once obtained a sample of this pomade. It was absolutely the best gel type I had ever used. I then pleaded with Zach over the next 4 years to produce for the main line. They finally did it! Everything about this gel type is elevated beyond what you’re used to for a gel type. You won’t regret this purchase.