Dr. Rubin’s Pomade Original

Well ladies and gentleman, today I am going for some Dr. Rubin’s. I am using their original formula today. I’m going a little outside my norm, but I don’t have their lightest to try out first. I contacted the good Dr. about getting some samples from him and he did one better. He sent me a full-size tin, 3 stickers, some coupons and a hand written note. Pretty unique and it made things very personal, it was a very nice touch!


Now this one comes in a brass colored tin. Pretty different from your standard stainless or plastic and a very nice change up. It has a yellow lid label with a red medical style cross on it. Inside the cross it says “Dr. Rubin’s finest holds” and “pomade” below the cross. The side label has a picture of a scientist with a microscope and it reads “100% Always Natural. No additives, preservatives, or artificial anything.” Both the top and side label have “Based upon a formula created in 1944. Handcrafted in Alhambra, CA” on them. The bottom and side label list their ingredients and location.


Opening the tin up you see a nice white colored pomade and in the lid you see yet another little label, making 4 total. It’s got their name and the products they carry with their website and email. The pomade looks like a nice mix of wax and petrolatum, kind of creamy looking pomade. It doesn’t have any gloss so I don’t think it will have much shine in my hair. Now the smell is just heavenly! It consists of sweet French vanilla and flowers.


Scooping this stuff out was really nice. It had some resistance to it but not too much. It also has a soft, velvety, creamy texture to it. Makes me curious to how it’s going to act in my hair. But I love the texture, it’s a nice medium weight pomade.


Putting it in my hair was harder than I thought it was going to be. It didn’t go on difficult, but it was harder than I expected to comb through my hair. Now it’s not bad or difficult to comb through I just thought it was going to go in easier based on its texture.


This stuff gave me some decent, medium height to my hair. It’s not as high as I think I could’ve gotten, but I didn’t try to go high with this stuff. It holds the hairs together really nicely more so like a light pomade does. Now I noticed something really awesome with this pomade, the sheen to this stuff is very high! Totally unexpected from the matte look it had in the tin, but damn this stuff is shiny!


This may be one of the shiniest pomades I’ve come across so far in my journey. I really, really love the shine this stuff brings to my hair! I usually wait a few days to do a review of a pomade, but I love this stuff so much that I’m posting it today. Yeah, for me, it’s that good! Many thanks to the good Dr. for sending me a large tin of this stuff.

On the whole, I strongly recommend you grabbing a tin of this pomade! It’ll work for the guys looking for hold, the guys looking for shine and everyone in between. It’s something I plan to use multiple times in the future. Plus the tin is pretty cool looking and makes a nice addition to any collection. So head over to
and grab a can or two of this stuff. They also have a few other holds and carry lotion and balm so you can get a few different things from them.

Stay fresh fellas


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15 comments on “Dr. Rubin’s Pomade Original

  1. Brittius says:

    You definitely need a 1950 Mercury like Stallone used in “Cobra”, to drive around with that hair.

    • jchmotox57 says:


      Hahaha, I’d love one of those cars. I have and old Buick Skylark that was willed to me by my recently passed best friend and grandma. I believe it’s a ’64, but I could be wrong.


      • Brittius says:

        Whoaaa! the 364 L-head?? You cannot get parts for that engine readily but I had a ’64 Buick LeSabre that was a real honey!
        I also had Indian and Harley-Davidsons; 1934 Packard; 1947 Fleetwood; 1956 Country Squire; 1965 Vette 427; 1975 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ with 454 Bowtie and 320 Crower cam; Two Peterbilt 379s with 550hp Caterpillars. I love old iron. I have to stay away because it’s in my blood. But you get the picture.

      • jchmotox57 says:

        I’m not sure what engine is in it, but I will soon find out. I plan on finishing the restoration of the car for her.

  2. Brittius says:

    Okay. Remember, you will need an aftermarket lead additive used sparingly as today’s gasoline is alcohol and no longer lead base. Otherwise the valves and heads will be ruined.
    Tires should be around a G78x14 Bias Ply Cord. Soft ride, wear quick, avoid potholes in the road, and the front swaybars are not beefy like today so no sudden maneuvers at high speeds. There’s a lot more but I don’t want to turn this page into a classic car page, but it does go with your hair.

  3. tito says:

    Could you please finish the Dr Rubin line please I’m extremely interested and on the fence and ull be my deciding opinion please and thank you

    • jchmotox57 says:


      Yes I can. I’m going to be getting back to those ASAP! The Dr. Rubin’s are great pomades. I just have a few things that were sent and given to me to review first. But stay tuned. They are also coming out with a few new ones so be on the look out for those too. My recommendations are their original, batch 36, and ultra shine to start. But I’d get all of them if I were you. You can’t go wrong with any of their pomades. Stay tuned and I’ll get back to their line ASAP!



  4. tomesch says:

    I get 2 cans from Dr.Rubin yesterday, their original and the Martini Lunch. The original Looks TOTALLY different to the tested one. Not waxy, greasy. Color is a dark green.
    The scent is def. not vanilla, I can’t describe it.

  5. Tony says:

    Hey JC, did the people at Dr. Rubins take forever to mail in your pomade? I ordered the “copper” and “all spice” pomade from them and it took to weeks to get to my house. I also ordered the smoke stack pomade and was disappointed by the scent, when I opened the tin it smells like a musky smokey scent which I found out to be really pleasant, but once I scoop it and work it between my hands the scent turns into this nasty rubber smell its like smelling a bag full of rubber bands haha, I also own two firm hold pomades from them and one smells like how you described it smells like but the other also smells like rubber, why is that?….

    • Hey tony, yeah one of my orders took 9 months. They are pretty well known for that anymore unfortunately. I did notice a change in scent and texture of their products. Never got rubber, but my new ones smelled like bad almonds and lanolin. You can try and contact them and find out if they can make you some stuff that is like their old stuff, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up. I don’t think they are using the same ingredients as they used to.


      • Tony says:

        Wow 9 months that’s a long time sorry about that, i also ordered an original and batch36 from them back in May of this year and I’m still waiting on that. I have tried contacting them but unfortunately their also know for ignoring emails, I’ve gone as far as calling them over the phone and nothing, the funny thing is that I live really close from their location in Alhambra CA. Bad almonds and lanolin sounds a lot better than rubber, do you know of a firm hold pomade that smells like bay rum? Thanx for the kick ass reviews, cheers!!!

      • I make a firm holding pomade in a bay rum scent actually. It’s called Steel Toe Pomade. I also make Kustom Brews with any hold and any scent and any color you’d like.


  6. Tony says:

    Thanx for the info, I purchased some steel toe and sodapomp pomade on Friday and I’m excited to try them out..

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