Royal Crown Pomade

For the twevlth pomade of Christmas, the one I use will be….Royal Crown Pomade. Well this is the end of the 12 Pomades of Christmas, it’s been a fun little journey though! So this pomade is made by a fairly popular company, J Strickland & Co. This company has been around for a long time and is a staple in the rockabilly community. I myself have been using this pomade for a while now.


Just like with some of their other products this pomade comes in their 5oz cardboard tin, with the metal bottom and lid and cardboard sides. This one is all red with white lettering. In the center is “Royal Crown” with their crown logo. Below that it has ” * For Men * ” Then inside a white box it has “Pomade” and ” *an exclusive formula” in green lettering. On either side of that are 5 stripes. The lid on this one is all red and unstamped like Blue Magic.


When I pulled off the lid I saw an aerated, super shiny, grease. This stuff is like chrome shiny in the tin. It looks almost white because of all the bubbles in it. It looks like it will be a light/medium hold and that it will have a lot of shine. The smell of this one totally reminds me of Christmas, because of my family’s traditions each year. We always make cinnamon pancakes, cookies and toast, and gramma makes apple cider. And this pomade smells exactly like cinnamon and sugar. It also has a slight cinnamon roll smell to it.


When I scooped this pomade out I was really surprised at how firm it was. It wasn’t like a usual grease, it was twice as hard. Almost like it was frozen or something. But at the same time, this stuff is greasy as hell! When I scooped it out the smell got another layer to it. It reminded me of my gramps, like the cologne he used to wear and the cinnamon sugar.

It got even greasier in my hands but stayed harder than most greases. Which really puzzles me, because it only has petrolatum, olive oil and fragrance in it. Those are the exact same ingredients in their hair dressing, and that’s significantly lighter than this one. And it’s harder than Vaseline or White Rose petroleum jelly.


It went in my hair harder than regular grease too. Not hard by any means, but definitely not as easy as their hair dressing or other light greases. And holy crap this stuff made my hair look like a mirror before I even combed it! Can’t wait to see the shine in the sun!

Now the hardness of it came into play when I was forming my pomp. I was able to get some decent height with this grease. More so than any other grease I’ve used so far. I really like the way it held nice and shined my hair up. And it held nicely all day long. I can see exactly why Cash used this pomade, and so many other guys for that matter. It’s really a great pomade.


Now during the summertime you will see some falling because of the heat. However, this pomade combs right back into place very easily. And you comb it multiple times and it will just keep going back into place.

This is one of my favorite greases. It has a great texture, awesome smell, nice hold, really high shine and recombs very well. It’s not the easiest to find though. Out in AZ I can’t find it anywhere. I’ve had to get friends to buy me cans of it. But go check your local beauty supple store or supermarket and they may carry it.

Merry Grease-mas to all, and to all a good night!


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10 comments on “Royal Crown Pomade

  1. Danny Palmer says:

    looks ok, but I was expecting a high shine. RC isnt hard to find here. have it at the dollar store I buy a tin of it every time I shop there.

    • jchmotox57 says:

      Ill add a picture of how shiny it is. That picture for some reason didn’t do it justice. I think it because of the fluorescent light. That’s awesome cause not one store carries it in the Phoenix valley area. I’ve searched and searched. Rockabilly isn’t that big out here though, unfortunately.


      • Gabo says:

        First off I’ve have enjoyed reading your blog. I’ve found your blog by accident when I was looking for some info on a pomade. I recently decided to change from Johnny B original gel because when I would let my hair grow between cuts JB wouldnt keep the hold I wanted. Plus I started too hate the gel helment look. Now back to your review of RC, I seen it in my recent pomade runs in but passed it up since I looking for something more water based. I purchased scurl 360 and got2b pomades to try out but I’m thinking of getting layrite once i have some funds. I live in Glendale Az and I spotted RC in walgreens (59th and peoria) and at frys (59th t-bird). Hope that helps. Keep up the good work.

      • jchmotox57 says:


        Thanks man! I’m glad you like my blog, and that you found it! I’d try shiner gold, it’s only $10 at Babbit’s Barber Shop, ask for Isaac and tell him JC sent you. Great barber too! It was the actual pomade?! Not just the hair dressing? If so that’s awesome! I’ll go check them out soon! Thanks again! Stay tuned for Suavecito and Grants Golden Brand soon, all 4 are water based pomades.


  2. Devon says:

    I love this stuff – use it all the time. There’s a beauty mart that sells this stuff for $6 in my area and the cans collect dust on the shelf; my own little stash!

  3. Prayogo says:

    Before read your comments, I was confused to choose what pomade should I used. It would be Murray’s nu nile or RC pomade. But after read your comments, I’m gonna choose RC pomade to pomp in my hair. Thanks JC 🙂

  4. adislatief says:

    This is my first time buying a pomade and wasn’t sure which one to pick (you know how many are there in the market). Thanks for your review, I’ll go with RC 🙂

  5. eloquentrune says:

    Thank you so much for the reviews you’ve been doing. I’m really enjoying following along with your reviews. Tonight I tried RC for the first time. I used very little of it, but it worked down in my hands really smoothly and was a breeze to comb though my fine hair with the Layrite comb. The shine is crazy!!! Even with the small amount I used. I’m hoping that it will build up well over the next few days. I’m glad I didn’t stop looking for a grease pomade after horrible experiences with Murray’s and Dax Wave and Groom.


    • You’re most welcome. Yeah Royal Crown Pomade is one of the classics, can’t go wrong with it. Sorry you didn’t like Murray’s though, I love it. Another classic pomade. Stay tuned for some newer product reviews before I hit the “12 pomades of Christmas” series!


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