Suavecito – Original

Today I’m getting back to the water soluble pomades and trying out one I’ve been wanting to check out for a while. So today is Suavecito! And I’m going with their original first, as usual since its their lightest. I hit up Justin over at Suavecito to see if it was kosher me reviewing them, and he sent me out a tub of each, a couple stickers, a comb and a business card. And it got here in like 3 days, excellent customer service if I don’t say so myself. So thank you Justin and the team over at Suavecito!

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This one comes in a white plastic tub with a screw top lid, kind of similar to the Layrite tubs, but no gap where the lid screws on. It’s got the lid label and also a wrap around label. They both have the same design and color scheme. The background is a dark charcoal grey, the border is a couple shades of brown, a light, medium and dark. In the center is their name in some really cool lettering with filagree. Above the name is a little skeleton guy in a white t-shirt combing his pomp. Underneath the name is their website. On the wrap around label is the name design on each end and in the middle is the ingredient list and other product/company info.

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Opening this one up, you’re immediately met with a fresh, clean, musky, manly scent. It reminds me of the smell of my dad and uncles when they’d get ready to go out for the evening. The color of this awesome smelling pomade totally matches the smell. It’s a nice dark amber colored pomade.

When I scooped it out I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it came out. It wasn’t nearly as hard, texture wise, as tres flores or Layrite deluxe. It was closer to Bona Fide in the softness of it.

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It spread around more like Layrite though, which kind of took me for a loop since it scooped out so easily. The scent on it didn’t really get much stronger out of the tub, it pretty much stayed the same. But it’s a nice medium strength scent so it’s ok that it didn’t get stronger. And damn do I dig this scent! It smells like a freshly groomed hombre.

And then back to being like Bona Fide, it went into my hair super easily. This stuff keeps flipping back and forth from a soft and hard water soluble. Makes me wonder how its going to hold. Even combing it was just as easy a cream, I just combed my hair with a finer toothed comb without any snags or resistance at all. I’m beginning to really like this stuff.

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When I styled it went back to being a harder pomade. And it stood it right up nice and straight with ease. At first it had some nice shine to it, but when it dried it had a more matte/non-shiny look to it. And when it dried it didn’t really harden, it felt more like a wax in my hair than a water based. That makes me really dig this stuff a lot!I was able to get a medium height pomp with this stuff, which is right about where I like my hair so it’s a good fit.

On the second day using it I applied it to dry hair, and I immediately regretted that decision. This stuff is a pain to comb into dry hair, I ended up throwing a little water in my hair to allow me to comb it. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the hold I got with it applied to dry hair. It was twice as high with dry hair than with wet hair. And there was absolutely no shine at all with it in dry hair. I think that may be the only thing I’m not cray about with this pomade, I just wish it had some shine to it.

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As you know this stuff is a water based so it washes put with just water. Which for me makes it a little hard to get a good grasp on a water based which is why I try it on both wet and dry hair to kind of take the place of the build up I get with petro/waxy pomades. When I washed it out and let my hair dry, my hair didn’t feel that soft. With Monkey Brains and Lone Star they make my hair super soft and so did the Layrite Super-shine. So I kind of wish all water bases did that for my hair, but not all of them do. Nothing a little conditioner or hair tonic can’t take care of though.

So overall, I gotta say this one is moving up my water based faves list quickly! It’s got an awesome manly smell, scoops out and goes in easy, combs nicely, styles like a wax, holds up all day without hardening, and washes out. The only things I wish it did was, shine my hair up and make my hair softer when it washes out. I’d definitely pick up a tub of this if I were you, and I will be for sure when I’m out. So head on over to their site;
http://www.suavecitopomade.com
and grab a tub of each of their pomades. And check out their other products, they have some shave stuff and shirts. Thanks again to Justin and the Suavecito team for sending me this pomade!

Catch you later,

-JC

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8 comments on “Suavecito – Original

  1. Ken says:

    Thanks again for the review bro. I feel that few people truly know the benefits of water-based pomade. It’s people such as yourself that keep the community informed.

    • jchmotox57 says:

      Hey Ken!

      Anytime man, I am always happy to do reviews for you guys! It was awesome meeting everyone last weekend too. Yeah most people prefer the greases and waxes, including myself. However I do like a lot of the new water bases out nowadays! And there are some great benefits to them. I appreciate your kind words and supporting me and my blog man, it means a lot! Have fun at round up!!

      -JC

      • Ken says:

        No problem. Also, I am a huge advocate of wordpress. If you ever need any help with anything don’t hesitate to email me.

      • jchmotox57 says:

        Ken,

        I’m actually going to email you in just a little bit to inquire about something I’ve been trying to do with my blog but haven’t figured out how to do yet.

        -JC

  2. speedtrucker says:

    I’ve gone back to my side “pomp” (since it technically isn’t a pomp) after probably 10 years of really short hair. back then I was just using Murray’s original pomade but have decided this go round I want to use a water soluble. my hair tends to be thick and heavy with a little bit of curl/wave.

    I went through your reviews and they are great. I decided on Suavecito and I really like the hold and the ability to wet comb it when I needed to redo it.(I am in Chicago so scarfs, hoodies and the like can mess up the sides or back).

    my one problem is that the scent is a bit more overpowering than I expected although I’m not a cologne type of guybut the idea of floral/vanilla of layrite put me off. it never fades through the day. do you have a suggestion for a water soluble pomade that holds like Suavecito and fits along the price point but doesn’t have a scent?

    Thanks, man. love the reviews.

    • Hey bud, yeah try Boulevard Nights, or Layrite, or Shiner Gold, or Grant’s Golden Brand, or Prospectors. Those are all ringing gels like Suavecito and around the same price point. Check out my reviews on them if you want. I appreciate the kind words about the blog/reviews man, thank you very much! Hope you find something you like!

      -JC

  3. Great Review But I’m Wondering Which One Is Shinier Suavecito Original Or Suavecito Firme Hold And Which One Should I Get. Thanks In Advance Have A Great Day.

    • Hey there,

      If I remember correctly neither had hardly any shine to them. Maybe the firme had even less shine to it than the original did tho. I wouldn’t really recommend getting either of those ones tho. If I were you I’d get the premium blends water soluble pomade instead of either of their ringing gels(original or firme). The premium blends one is really good and the only one I really like besides their brilliant cream. I’m not a fan of their original or firme ringing gels really. I hope that helps!

      -JC

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