Hanz de Fuko Modify Pomade

I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to eat a hair product before, but the Hanz de Fuko Modify Pomade is a delicious smelling grooming product that delivers just what my hair needs.

The guys at Hanz de Fuko sent me their line up of products a while back, and now that I have a shorter do I’ve been I’ve been trying out different things to see what works and what doesn’t.

Normally, I like big hair with a dry, matte texture — it’s easy, and it looks casual but “done.” But every now and again I kind of want something different, which is where this pomade comes in.

After washing and drying my hair — leave just a little bit of dampness to work with — I take a bit of the product and warm it up in my hands. With product like this always start with less — you can always add more, but you can’t take it away once it’s in there. Use just a bit and run it through at random to get a bit of a messy, structured-but-unstructured look.

My hair is pin straight so I really can’t overdo it with products or I end up looking like a grease pit. I like this because my hair as a bit of extra shine without looking greasy, and it has some hold.

Hanz de Fuko describes this product as perfect for achieving those slicked back, “Rockabilly” looks, without the mess and grease of the old fashioned pomades. I’d say that’s pretty accurate, though I definitely went with a different styling approach.

I will say that the one downside I found with this product was the morning after hair. When I style my hair with texturizing powders and dry shampoos the morning after is when my hair looks best — bed head at it’s best! Waking up after using this product makes my hair look matted and not impressive at all. So just plan accordingly, if you know what i mean.

Also, as a guy with straight hair that really just does what it wants, I thought this product was also great when my hair was sort of growing out of a shorter cut, as it gave me a bit of hold and texture when things were a little bit wilder.

Get your Modify Pomade at the Hanz de Fuko Store for $17.50 — and remember, a little goes a long way.

Product sample courtesy of brand. 

Jeff Smith

Jeff started in photography and short format video, and he's been at the forefront of the web tv movement. He’s worked on haute couture shoots in Paris, shot street style in Milan, and is currently developing a steady roster of beauty, fashion, and digital clients in NYC.