Average Rating

  • For the average guy (rating 6.9/10), King Brown’s Cream Pomade probably isn’t the best value, but if still quite nice to use.
  • If you’re on a budget (good value rating 5.0/10) and just need a product to cover the essentials then this product probably isn’t necessary
  • If price isn’t an obstacle and you’re opinion of value is just the products quality (you’re expected value 7.2/10), then this is something worth trying if you have shorter and finer hair.


Despite the value rating, I still love this product by King Brown. I have really fine blonde hair so I often finding styling more difficult, however, this product is so nice to use if I just want a casual style to tame my hair. Using it in clean hair it offers a very natural-looking finish, almost looking like I have no product in my hair, but with a lightweight medium hold and a comfortable volume boosting texture. If you have thick and coarse hair, you may not notice much hold because it is quite lightweight, which is a pro for finer hair types. It’s not a must-have product if you’re on a budget because it’s probably not an everyday product, but if you’re willing to diversify in hair products, I find this good because it allows me to maintain a natural look if I just want to chill around the house or go shopping, and also because I like to run my hands through my hair.

The Breakdown

Affordability 6/10

Weighing 75g you can in Australia you can usually find King Brown Cream Pomade locally at barbers for between $20-24 AUD. For those of you outside Australia, you might have a tough time finding cheap shipping which could make it less affordable to you.

Hold 6.6/10

The cream pomade has a light and texturized hold, which is probably almost medium strength for people with finer hair. However, for those with thicker hair, you might find the light hold isn’t strong enough to tame and control your hair. It adds a nice natural feeling to your hair, with enough texture to create a bit of volume, but not so much that it makes it uncomfortable to brush your hand through your hair. It doesn’t have the strongest hold so it’s not the most versatile or reliable product to maintain that perfect look for the entire day, but it’s good for comfortable casual styles on your days off.

Application 9/10

The application couldn’t really be much easier, its so creamy that scoops out and goes into the hair really well with no tugging or pulling. It’s relatively simple to get a nice casual look, however, might take a bit more effort to make it look perfect.

Scent 8/10

Personally I quite like the scent, it’s a bit overwhelming if you take a bit sniff, but after application, you probably wont really notice the scent.

Durability 6.3/10

Is it lifeproof? The style and hold aren’t very durable throughout the day, so it’s not really lifeproof in the everyday sense. But it remains reworkable, so you can keep fixing it up. I wouldn’t really recommend it for exercise either because with a bit of sweat and lots of movement, your hairs likely to be falling everywhere. It does have a bit of resistance to sweat and water allowing you to restyle your hair, but the light hold of the product probably wont hold up against the weight of damp hair.

Ingredients 5/10

As far as I can tell there’s nothing overly special about the ingredients of this product. It’s got a very chemically list of ingredients, which probably won’t be good for your hair, but also probably wont be too bad either.

Washability 7.6/10

The cream pomade washes out reasonably well, you’re hair may seem a little more greasy than usually if you just use water, but it’s easy to wash out the remaining product with shampoo.

Finish/Look 8/10

Like it says on the packaging, it offers (from my experience) one of the most accurate natural-looking finishes around. Works create for finer hair because unless your hairs already greasy it actually gives a natural non-greasy look. But it does usually require me to use it on clean hair to benefit from the natural look.

Is it right for you?

Follow the steps below

First, identify whether you have fine, normal, or thick (coarse) hair, and focus on that part of the table.

Second, do you have short, medium length, or long hair?

Third, consider whether the price matters to you, such as;

  • If you’re on a tight budget, the value to you is in the Budget row
  • If you’re just the regular guy and want to invest in some quality hair products, the value to you is in the Normal Pricing row.
  • If the price doesn’t matter and you just want the best products, the value to you is in the Price isn’t an issue.

Match your hair type to your price preference, to see a rating tailored to your requirements of a product.

Note: Value Ratings are out of 10

I’ve analysed the product with considerations that affect people’s different hair types, as well as price preference. Every product works differently for different people, so I’ve added variables into my ratings to offer you a unique rating customised your budgetary needs and hair type, to hopefully give you a better indication of whether it’s right for you.
Thanks for reading, please let me know in the comments about how well this review worked out for you. If please let me know if you have any feedback on the criteria for the unique value chart