The Best Hair Gel Alternatives: Unorthodox Water-Based Pomades

At Bayside Grooming Co., we believe that hair styling should be easy, effective, and sustainable. That's why we offer a range of unorthodox water-based pomades that are great alternatives to traditional gel-type pomades. In this blog, you’ll get to know the difference between traditional gel-type pomades and unorthodox water-based pomades, such as those offered by Bayside Grooming Co., and why you may steer more towards one over the other. 

So what’s the difference between the two?

Gel-type pomades, also known as “orthodox water-based pomades”, are often made up of synthetic ingredients that have the potential to damage your hair over time. They provide a strong hold but can make the hair look stiff, plastic-like and unnatural. Unorthodox water-based pomades, on the other hand, are generally made up of natural ingredients that nourish and protect the hair, while offering most of the same styling benefits of gel-type pomades. They provide a strong hold that looks natural and effortless, and when their formula utilises natural ingredients, your hair is also going to feel fantastic. 

Let's take a closer look at why an unorthodox water-based pomade may be more suitable for you than synthetic gel-type pomades. 

  • Natural ingredients that are better for your hair and the environment: unorthodox water-based pomades, such as those that we at Bayside Grooming Co. formulate, are made up of natural ingredients that nourish and protect your hair. We avoid using artificial ingredients such as the micro-plastic fixative PVP (polyvinylpyrrolidone), commonly found in gel-type pomades and hairspray, and instead utilise a variety of wax blends to give our hair products a firm but natural hold. By continuing to formulate products without these harmful ingredients, our products leave your hair feeling conditioned and nourished, whilst avoiding the waterways and environment having more microplastics washed into them. 
  • Versatility: due to the lack of artificial fixatives used to hold your hair in place, unorthodox water-based pomades are more versatile than gel-type pomades. This allows you to create a variety of styles, from slicked-back looks to messy textured styles. 
  • Strong hold: our unorthodox water-based pomades provide a strong hold that looks natural and effortless. The combination of waxes they use to hold your hair in place means that your hair remains malleable throughout the day and doesn’t feel like you have a helmet on your head. They keep your hair in place without making it look stiff or unnatural. 
  • Easy to wash out: both gel-type and unorthodox water-based pomades have this in common! They are both very easy to wash out of your hair. This means you don't have to use harsh shampoos to remove the product from your hair, which can damage your hair and scalp over time. 

To sum it up, unorthodox water-based pomades are a better alternative to traditional gel-type pomades. Bayside Grooming Co.'s range of unorthodox water-based pomades, including our Water Based Pomade, Heavy Hold Pomade, Ningaloo Firm Clay, Matte Paste, and Styling Cream, provided a variety of hold strengths, finishes and scents. They are easy to wash out, versatile, and better for the environment. So, if you're looking for a hair styling product that can provide a polished (or messy) look without damaging your hair or the environment, try Bayside Grooming Co.'s unorthodox water-based pomades. 


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