po·​made | \ pō-ˈmād How to pronounce pomade (audio) , -ˈmäd How to pronounce pomade (audio) \

Definition of pomade

: a perfumed ointment especially : a fragrant hair dressing

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Hair-care products were powders or pomades packaged in tins or jars. National Geographic, "The beauty industry generates a lot of plastic waste. Can it change?," 18 Apr. 2019 But even with so many great new innovations on shelves (cushions! pomades! gels!), mastering the art of thick, fluffy eyebrows is hard. Glamour, "15 Common Eyebrow Mistakes You’re Probably Making," 19 Mar. 2019 Tip #2: Use a Liquid Liner for the Most Intensity View this post on Instagram A post shared by Patrick Ta (@patrickta) on Sep 8, 2017 at 1:48pm PDT Eyeliner can come in pomades, pencils, powders, etc. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Exactly How to Do Winged Eyeliner, According to Celebrity Makeup Artists," 31 Jan. 2019 Coming soon to the brand's brow suite is something that's been missing from the oevure: a brow pomade. Sable Yong, Allure, "Exclusive: Maybelline New York Is Adding an Affordable, Long-Lasting Brow Pomade to Its Tattoo Studio Line," 6 Sep. 2018 Rather, the product goes on like a pomade that's meant to be blended. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "Benefit's New Clicky Pen Is the Secret to Easy Instagram Brows," 7 Aug. 2018 This can lead to a crisis: Which product—wax, putty, paste, pomade—is best for you? Adam Hurly, GQ, "The GQ Grooming Guide for College Graduates," 17 May 2018 While such glowing self-assuredness is the ultimate goal of any fresh coiffure, the issues of race and culture that weigh on hair like a tacky pomade don’t just vanish with a good shampoo. Leilani Marie Labong, SFChronicle.com, "At the Culture of Hair salon, the mission is top of mind — and head," 5 July 2018 Tan blow dries it himself and uses a little pomade. Kelsey Castañon, refinery29.com, "This Is Why The Queer Eye Guys Always Look So Good," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of pomade

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pomade

Middle French pommade ointment formerly made from apples, from Italian pomata, from pomo apple, from Late Latin pomum

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English Language Learners Definition of pomade

: a thick substance that is used to style hair


po·​made | \ pō-ˈmād How to pronounce pomade (audio) , -ˈmäd How to pronounce pomade (audio) \

Medical Definition of pomade

: a perfumed ointment especially : a fragrant unguent for the hair or scalp

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