Maybe it’s the popularity of the History Channel’s hit show Vikings now in its 4th season, but again this spring, the undercut is the hairstyle for fashionable guys of all ages. Over the last few years, the undercut – shaved on the sides and long in the front – has quickly gone from ultra-edgy college student, to office-appropriate middle management, to everyone in between.
In fact, my teenage son has an undercut, as do most of his friends. His fluctuates from a barely-there buzz cut on the sides, to more of a conservative fade. But, no matter the length, keeping the look just slightly tousled, not messy, is no easy task.
There are many hair care products on the market to help, but each works a little differently. For example, mousse provides a light hold and makes thin hair look thicker, while gel keeps hair in place all day long, but can look greasy and stiff.
My son actually favors pomade because it is so adaptable. He can apply it to either damp or dry hair. And, he can use it to create a soft casual look (in the daytime for classes on campus) or sleek and symmetrical perfection (in the nighttime for his part-time job at a trendy restaurant).
His new favorite is Smooth Viking Medium Hold Pomade. This is a water-based blend that provides maximum shine, sleekness and control. His hair is thick with just a slight wave, but this pomade works wonders on all hair types including hard-to-manage curly hair.
The water-based formula is also flake free – a must, especially with his all-black work uniform. And, it also washes out easily, unlike pomades that include a high percentage of heavy oils.
What he likes most, though, is that unlike gels, Smooth Viking pomade never dries out and hardens on his hair. His hair stays soft, but maintains the hold he needs.
The Medium Hold Pomade (2 oz.) is one of the newest products from Smooth Viking. And, it retails for just $11.95!
In addition to great hair care products like Medium Hold Pomade, Strong Hold Pomade and Even Spiked Up Hair Rubber, Smooth Viking also offers a fantastic collection of products for beard care. These include Beard Balm, Beard Oil and even Hair & Beard Growth Support.
Visit Smooth Viking to see the line of men’s haircare products.
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