Pomade is a greasy kind of styling product for your hair. Are your curls a mess? You might want to apply some pomade to tidy them up.

Now mostly thought of as old-fashioned, pomade is still around and used by those who want a slicked-back or wet-look hairdo. Unlike modern hair products such as spray, gel, and mousse, pomade doesn't dry. You can even keep pomade in your hair through several washings, because it's so waxy. The word itself comes from the Italian word for "apple," pomo, thanks to the inclusion of mashed apples in the original pomade recipe.

Definitions of pomade
  1. noun
    hairdressing consisting of a perfumed oil or ointment
    synonyms: pomatum
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    a pomade to make the hair manageable and lustrous
    type of:
    hair grease, hair oil, hair tonic, hairdressing
    a toiletry for the hair
  2. verb
    apply pomade to (hair)
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    type of:
    groom, neaten
    care for one's external appearance
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