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Kristin Ess Depth Defining Soft Matte Pomade for Texture + Definition - Volumizing Hold - 3.4 oz

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$8.40 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • For all hair types
  • Style defining
  • Texture building
  • Instant separation
  • Volumizing hold

Description

My favorite water-based pomade for braids, waves and short hair! Bobs and lobs can always use a little texture love, too. This is my go-to for all of the above.

If you know me, you know I'm a huge fan of using water-based pomades to add texture. This one is easy to use and rinses away with water.
How to:
1. Once your hair is styled as desired, scoop out a pea-sized amount of pomade and warm up between your palms.
2. I like to work this in from the middle to ends first which gives me great separation and texture.
3. Lastly, I use whatever is left on my hands and work it onto the root for lift and even-more texture.
Tip: Use this when you want soft, full texture instead of a dry, matte texture.

Contains Zip-Up Technology, our proprietary strengthening complex designed to "zip-up" split ends while targeting weak areas of the hair, smoothing the appearance of damaged cuticles and helping to protect hair from environmental stressors and color fade.

cruelty free | color + keratin safe
free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates + silicones

Please note, ingredient lists may change any time a product is updated. Always check packaging to get the most accurate list of ingredients in each product.
Hair Type: All Hair Types
Health Facts: Paraben-Free, Aluminum-Free
Product Warning: Not for children under the age of 12
Product Form: Pomade
Beauty Purpose: Texturizing, Volumizing
Net weight: 3.4 Ounces
TCIN: 51381444
UPC: 840797105966
Item Number (DPCI): 063-00-1146
Origin: Assem USA w/foreign/dom. parts
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Ingredients:

water, cetearyl alcohol, lanolin, cetyl esters, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, sodium behenoyl lactylate, pvp, fragrance, peg-50 shea butter, algin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, carbomer, carrageenan, ceteareth-20, cetearamidoethyldiethonium succinoyl hydrolyzed pea protein, chitosan, coco-glucoside, dihydroxypropyl arginine hcl, gelidiella acerosa extract, hydrolyzed keratin, hypnea musciformis extract, litchi chinensis pericarp extract, salvia hispanica seed oil, sargassumfilipendula extract, sea water extract, sodium hydroxide, sorbitol, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 2.84 inches length x 2.8 inches width x 1.77 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.3 pounds

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
See the return policy for complete information.

Q: Is this pomade clear or white?

submitted by whits - 5 years ago
  • A: Thanks for your question! This pomade is white but once applied to hair will become transparent.

    submitted byKristin Ess Hair - 5 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Has anyone tried this on bangs? I just got bangs for the first time and I'm looking for something to add some texture and make them "piece-y" looking.

submitted by Sam - 5 years ago
  • A: Yes, it works well for that. Start with just a tiny tiny bit and work in at the base and then feather it toward the ends.

    submitted byMerrilee - 5 years ago

Q: do I use this on wet or dry hair?

submitted by Sko1 - 6 years ago
  • A: Dry hair only, will cake up on wet in my opinion. Smells great and a little goes a long way. Best for thick wavy hair.

    submitted bybxallday - 6 years ago

Kristin Ess Dry Styling & Finishing Hair Care Collection

About the collection
Whether you want to revive oily hair after a long day or night, build texture for tousled, effortless waves or just give your hair some extra shine, the Styling and Finishing Collection from Kristin Ess will let you do it all. Use the Water-Based Pomade to build texture and definition on creative hairstyles, the Loose Styling Powder to boost volume and enhance texture and the Signature Hair Water for extra hydration with a shiny finish. However you choose to style your hair with these products, you'll make a glamorous entrance anywhere you go.
View Kristin Ess Dry Styling & Finishing Hair Care Collection collection
3.8 out of 5 stars with 218 reviews
52% would recommend
68 recommendations
value: 2.76 out of 5
quality: 3.31 out of 5
effectiveness: 3.53 out of 5

This is NOT the smell you wanted

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Susie - 23 days ago, Verified purchaser
I wish this had a different scent because the pomade itself is great. The smell is… um… how to describe? Have you ever come home from a bonfire and realized the smell on your clothes and hair is overwhelming strong and ended up having to wash your clothes and take a shower? Imagine that bonfire was made from tires and used motor oil. That’s what this smells like. I thought I could get past it but it’s like it gets stronger the more it’s on your hair. I ended up having to wash my hair by late morning trying to get it out. I threw the product away and am just out the money. I would’ve assumed I got a defective jar if there weren’t so many similar reviews. Completely shocked this product launched smelling the way it does.
quality: 1 out of 5
effectiveness: 3 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Sad

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Slacinski - 24 days ago, Verified purchaser
I love the for my shirt hair. Works great! The smell is horrendous! I mean absolutely terrible. Unfortunately I will most likely not buy again only because it smells so bad.
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
effectiveness: 4 out of 5
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Unpleasant Smell

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
JC - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
This smells terrible. Like motor oil or something. I was bummed because all of my other products from Kristin ess smell great.
value: 2 out of 5
effectiveness: 3 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Cheaper on Amazon

5 out of 5 stars
YelyakKim - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is $8.32 on Amazon!
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Surprised

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Bree - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I was really surprised with how this formed and kept my hair in place. I would say that with me having thick hair I needed more than the description said. I wish this came in a squeeze bottle so my nails didn't get the product underneath.
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Bring Back the Scent

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Mom - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this years ago and it was fragranced. I recently repurchased it and it smells horrible. I will buy in-store and smell the product before purchasing again.
effectiveness: 4 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
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Nice product, bad smell

4 out of 5 stars
jallen02 - 7 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The pomade worked well and did matify my hair. It was easy to apply. I've used it multiple times since I received it. the packaging is very nice as well. The scent, however, is not pleasant.
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Great for waves!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
wavyhair2023 - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
Once I figured out how to use this on my shoulder.-length wavy hair, it became my go-to product. On damp hair (either post-shower or 2nd day hair, sprayed from water bottle) I scoop a bit out on my finger, wet my palms, and warm it between my hands. Then I smooth it into my hair, shaking out and shaping the waves. I can then let it air dry or use a diffuser. I might also add a dry shampoo once hair has dried, to give it a bit more oomph.
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LOVE this pomade!

5 out of 5 stars
Yvette31 - 1 year ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
After I blow dry my hair I use this to tame my flyaways and set the face framing pieces in the front. It makes my hair look so polished and amazing! Like I got it done at a salon and I never thought I could achieve that at home. Definitely an instant staple in my routine
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Texture hair

5 out of 5 stars
ymodelntl - 1 year ago
originally posted on influenster.com
My hair is not curly has semi wave but afrer shower i put this gel and it holds waves lasting long i like it doesnt make my hair feel extra sticky and it just molds it natural.😊🎉💥
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Soft matte pomade

4 out of 5 stars
LiaStar6 - 1 year ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
I bought this several times in the last few years and really liked how it worked with my short hair and the quality of the product. However I would Love it even more if it was in stock. Tried to get it direct from company as it no longer seemed available in the stores. However not available there either. Gave up looking for another product.
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Smells

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Eeee - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This stuff smells like smoke. It’s disgusting and it doesn’t dissipate.
value: 1 out of 5
effectiveness: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Perfect for my fine hair

4 out of 5 stars
kmalms - 2 years ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I love this product for adding texture and hold to curls and waves without using hairspray. Less is definitely more so you can use sparingly. I’ve had this product for a while and I still have a decent amount left. A very creamy product and easy to put through your hair!
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Great for Doft Hold

4 out of 5 stars
cristinar145 - 2 years ago
originally posted on influenster.com
When my hair was shorter, this stuff was great for holding curls. I always hated the crunchiness of hairspray (and hadn’t yet discovered working hair spray) so using this pomade was perfect. Just beware that a little goes a long way.
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Best Pomade I've Found

5 out of 5 stars
Calvin - 2 years ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
I love that I can have a whole mess of this stuff in my hair, styled to perfection, run my hand through it and it feels like hair. Every other pomade I've used was like upending an entire glue factory over my head. Great product.
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Horrible Stench

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
PearlGrey - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
If you like the scent of burnt rubber or motor oil or some other nefarious stank, this might be for you. It smells so strongly of chemicals that I had to wash it out of my hair in the middle of the afternoon.
effectiveness: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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The best ever! G.O.A.T.

5 out of 5 stars
John - 2 years ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
I have always struggled with finding the right products for my wavy, curly, dry hair. As a male it's difficult to find something made for men that works for me, but I have been using this Pomade for 4 years now and cannot go a day without it. First of all I love the smell, doesn't smell feminine or masculine to me, second it is water based so my already oily forehead doesn't end up breaking out when I sweat (I'm a hot mess express). and third.. it actually Works for my Hair! keeps my frizz down and doesn't make it feel sticky or hard and does not dry out because it is not alcohol based as many gels are. I use it after applying leave in conditioner spray and I've found this to be the perfect combination for my hair type.
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Staple in my home!

5 out of 5 stars
e2stos - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
All 3 of the boys in my home use this and LOVE it! I am obsessed with the scent, too!
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Fantastic Product & Smells Great!

5 out of 5 stars
Bijan - 2 years ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
I am a man in my late 20s with medium thick wavy hair. Normally I use Oribe, but decided to try this product. So happy i did, it’s Fantastic! Very easy to work with, the product has a creamy feel and dries with a soft textured hold. I love (borderline obsessed with) the fragrance. Its soft with top notes of jasmine and lily and base notes of suede and leather. Definitely unisex. Can’t get over how great it smells. 10/10 would recommend!
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Suede Scented Gentle Balm

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Slamdance51 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
First of all, this smells like suede or leather. It doesn’t have a bad smell, it’s just a little more “masculine” and not sweet. I love it. The texture of the pomade feels great, and I love that it gave my hair some distinction and texture when I applied it. This a max hold gel, and it isn’t for styling a pompadour, but for giving fine hair some texture and calming frizz? It’s perfect. Very pleased and will be using it daily. Also… my hair still MOVES and doesn’t get crunchy. The product doesn’t flake off. I dig it.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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