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The Protein Pomade

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"One of the best hair styling products out there. Must try." - S.P. (Basic Maintenance Client)

Redefine Your Style With The Ultimate Control & Care Hybrid

Goodbye styling products that leave your hair dry and unhealthy. This breakthrough pomade blends the nourishing power of a hair mask with a hold of a traditional clay.

  • Multitasking Excellence: Take complete control over your hair's look and well-being with a product that styles, repairs and hydrates all at once.
  • Medium Hold. Maximum Health: Enriched with fatty-acids, proteins and antioxidants, this pomade acts as your daily shield against hair damage.
  • Custom Creations: Add more hold and a brighter shine by adding more product. Our water-soluble formula washes out with ease no matter how much you use.

You deserve the best. Your hair deserves the best. Treat yourself today.

This multi-tasking, triple threat hair styler moisturizes and hydrates, repairs and prevents damage, and provides a strong hold and subtle lustre throughout the day. Then it washes out with ease.

Active-packed with proteins, fatty acids, polyphenols and antioxidants, it's a topical-storm of hair-friendly activity that:

  • Moisturizes and hydrates.
  • Combats oxidative stress.
  • Adds volume and thickens hair shafts.
  • Controls frizz.
  • Restores lost proteins. 
  • Repairs damage and prevents breakage.

Medium hold. Medium shine. Maximum health.

Antioxidant. Anti-inflammatory. Antimicrobial. Antifungal.

No guys wants to wear a hair mask. But what's a leave-in product most do use? A styling one. 

We took all the nutritional benefits of our conditioner and jam-packed them into a water-based styling balm that coats your hair in a direct dose of strength-building nutrients throughout the course of the day.

  • Suitable for all hair types and conditions - this multi-restorative styling balm was formulated for anyone looking to make the most of their time - and their hair - with as little effort as possible.

This product was designed to be as versatile as you are.

  • Pick your shine. For a "dry" look, apply to dry hair. For a shinier look, apply to wet hair.
  • Pick your hold. More product = more hold.
  • Pick your look. For "messier" looks, use your hands. For "slicked" looks, use a comb.
  • Warm this product up in your fingertips by rubbing both sets of fingers together in counter-circular motions. It should be evenly distributed across the fingertips, and is now ready to apply. (You will repeat this process if you need more product).
  • Target the roots first. The base of the hair shaft is where you take control over your hairstyle, since that’s where you influence its direction.
  • Apply to whatever part of your head you want your hair styled.
  • Comb it through or massage it in.
  • Air dry or blow dry. A dryer increases the longevity of the hold and gives hair a lift, which can be useful if you want to perk it up a bit.
  • Wash it out with with ease. Completely water soluble.

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Like what you see or it's FREE. No returns necessary. If you don't love the way you look after using our products - reach out to hello@basic-maintenance for a full refund (minus shipping), store credit or another product to try. This offer is valid until 60 days after purchase.


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No Parabens
No Phthalates
No Dye
Cruelty Free

All Ingredients

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Aqueous Extract: Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, VP/DMAPA Acrylates Copolymer, Petrolatum, Beeswax, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Paraffin, Propylene Glycol, Emulsifying wax NF, Glyceryl Stearate PEG 100 Stearate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Panthenol, Biotin, Parfum/Fragrance

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all hair types

including sensitive scalps


preserve + protect

total hair repair

builds and strengthens

total scalp care

eliminates flakes

Key Ingredients

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Castor Oil

It's packed with antioxidants that fight signs of aging and bring back your skin's youthful look. With antimicrobial powers, it keeps acne and other skin infections at bay. It also soothes irritation from skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Rich in Vitamin E, minerals, proteins, and essential fatty acids, Castor Oil deeply nourishes, ensuring your skin stays healthy and glowing. Perfect for enhancing your natural beauty and keeping your skin strong and clear.

Jojoba (Hair)

It's a versatile elixir rich in vitamins and minerals that profoundly nourish the hair and improve scalp health. Its unique composition closely resembles the sebum naturally produced by your body, enabling it to regulate oil production and maintain optimal moisture levels without weighing hair down. As a potent antioxidant and natural source of vitamin E, jojoba oil shields your hair from oxidative stress and environmental aggressors like UV rays and pollutants, effectively preventing breakage and split ends. Its anti-inflammatory and healing properties soothe the scalp, alleviating dryness, flaking, and itching, while treating common scalp issues such as psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis. Embrace the transformative benefits of jojoba oil for a healthier, more manageable mane that radiates with a natural shine.

Argan (Hair)

It's a powerhouse of nourishment for your hair, rich in antioxidants and fatty acids that protect against environmental damage and oxidative stress. It deeply moisturizes and nourishes, improving hair elasticity and restoring shine to dull, lifeless strands. Its occlusive properties seal in hydration and prevent damage from styling and external aggressors, ensuring your hair stays resilient. It soothes the scalp, reducing inflammation and treating conditions like psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis, which can lead to dandruff. Embrace Argan oil for a transformative hair care experience that leaves your hair luxuriously soft, shiny, and beautifully healthy.


Also known as vitamin B7, its a vital nutrient for promoting healthy hair growth and preventing hair loss. It enhances the body’s keratin production, a protein essential for strong, healthy hair. It boosts hair growth by increasing the rate of follicle growth, leading to thicker, fuller hair. It strengthens hair by improving resilience, reducing breakage and shedding. It nourishes the scalp, improves scalp circulation, and provides a healthy environment for hair growth. Biotin-infused products enhance hair density and strengthen hair follicles. Regular use can make hair feel more nourished, thicker, and fuller, especially beneficial for those with thin or fine hair.


Also known as pro-vitamin B5, is a precursor of vitamin B5, essential for healthy hair and skin. It’s renowned for its moisturizing, soothing, and repairing properties. Benefits of Panthenol for Hair: Deep Moisturization: Panthenol hydrates hair deeply, leaving it soft, smooth, and manageable. Strengthens Hair: It binds to the hair surface, fortifying each strand and reducing damage from brushing and styling. Repairs Damage: Panthenol helps repair damaged hair, restoring its natural shine and vitality. Soothes Scalp: It provides soothing relief to an irritated scalp, reducing itching and promoting overall scalp health. Panthenol-enriched haircare products deposit a protective layer on the hair shaft, improving hydration and elasticity. Regular use ensures healthier, shinier hair that feels stronger and looks more vibrant. Incorporating Panthenol into your haircare routine revitalizes and protects your hair, making it feel luxuriously soft and resilient. Whether your hair is dry, damaged, or just in need of extra care, Panthenol delivers noticeable results, enhancing your hair’s natural beauty.


A natural wax produced by honey bees, has been a staple in haircare for centuries due to its protective and nourishing properties. Benefits of Beeswax for Hair: Locks in Moisture: Beeswax helps seal in natural moisture, keeping hair hydrated and soft without a greasy residue. Enhances Shine and Smoothness: It provides a subtle shine and smooths hair, reducing frizz and flyaways. Promotes Hair Growth: Beeswax can support hair health and growth by protecting hair and improving its overall condition. Soothes Scalp Conditions: Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help soothe scalp issues, contributing to healthier hair growth. Strengthens and Protects: Ideal for textured hair, beeswax adds weight and structure, making it perfect for styles like dreadlocks or sealing split ends. Beeswax-infused products create a protective barrier on hair strands, enhancing moisture retention, shine, and smoothness. Regular use helps maintain healthier, more manageable hair. Incorporating beeswax into your haircare routine offers a natural way to achieve radiant, healthy hair. Whether you need extra hydration, shine, or protection, beeswax delivers powerful benefits, leaving your hair looking and feeling its best.


Hydrolyzed Keratin is a powerful hair treatment that works to strengthen and protect your hair. By penetrating the hair strand and filling microscopic gaps, it rebuilds the natural protective layer of your hair, increasing its diameter and giving it a fuller appearance. It not only reduces breakage but also minimizes the damaging effects of various factors like sun exposure and heat styling. T he result is hair that is stronger, softer, and more elastic, with reduced frizz and a healthy bounce.

Frequently Asked Questions

Even More Frequently Solved Problems

What makes this pomade different from every other styling product?

The Protein Pomade is a groundbreaking hair styling product that combines the hold of a traditional pomade with the nourishing benefits of a hair mask. It provides superior styling while intensely caring for your hair.

What makes it different:

  1. Multitasking Excellence: Hydrates, repairs, and styles your hair simultaneously, ensuring it looks and feels healthy and strong.
  2. Nutrient-Rich Formula: Packed with fatty acids, proteins, and antioxidants, it protects against damage and promotes hair health, giving you peace of mind.
  3. Customizable Hold and Shine: Adapt your look effortlessly with a product that lets you control hold and shine to match your style.
  4. Water-Soluble: Easily washes out, leaving no residue or buildup, so your hair remains clean and fresh.
  5. Health-Boosting Ingredients: Enhances hair strength and resilience with polyphenols and antioxidants, making your hair look vibrant and feel robust.

With The Protein Pomade, you're not just styling your hair—you're enhancing its health and vitality. Enjoy the confidence of great-looking, well-cared-for hair every day.

What type of hold and finish does The Protein Pomade provide?

he Protein Pomade delivers a versatile medium hold that offers the perfect balance between control and flexibility. Its finish provides a subtle shine, making your hair look naturally healthy and well-groomed.

Why you’ll love it:

  • Medium Hold: Achieve reliable, all-day control without the stiffness. Enjoy the freedom to restyle as needed, maintaining a polished look throughout the day.
  • Subtle Shine: Adds just the right amount of shine for a healthy, vibrant appearance without looking greasy. Your hair will radiate a natural glow that enhances your overall style.
  • Customizable Results: Adjust the amount used to get the exact hold and shine you want. Whether you prefer a more natural look or a slicked-back style, The Protein Pomade adapts to your needs.

Experience the perfect combination of hold and finish with The Protein Pomade. Enjoy the confidence of knowing your hair looks great and stays in place, no matter what the day brings.

Can The Protein Pomade be used on both wet and dry hair?

Yes, The Protein Pomade is designed for versatility and can be used on both wet and dry hair to achieve different looks and finishes.

Why you’ll love it:

  • For Wet Hair: Apply to wet hair for a shinier, sleek finish. Perfect for creating a polished, well-groomed style that looks effortlessly put together.
  • For Dry Hair: Use on dry hair for a more matte, natural look with defined texture. Ideal for achieving a casual, tousled style that stays in place all day.
  • Flexible Styling: Whether you want a high-shine slick or a laid-back, natural look, The Protein Pomade adapts to your styling needs.

Enjoy the freedom to experiment and create your perfect style with The Protein Pomade, knowing it works beautifully on both wet and dry hair. Feel confident and in control of your look every day.

How does The Protein Pomade benefit my hair’s health?

The Protein Pomade is more than just a styling product; it's a comprehensive hair health booster.

  • Hydration and Moisturization: Infused with fatty acids and proteins, it deeply hydrates and moisturizes your hair, keeping it soft and healthy.
  • Damage Repair: Rich in antioxidants, it combats oxidative stress and helps repair damaged hair, restoring its natural strength and shine.
  • Strengthening: Enhances hair’s resilience by replenishing lost proteins, making your hair stronger and less prone to breakage.
  • Frizz Control: Tames frizz and smooths hair, leaving it manageable and looking polished.
  • Volume and Thickness: Adds volume and thickens hair shafts, giving your hair a fuller, more robust appearance.

Using The Protein Pomade means you’re not just styling your hair—you’re nurturing it with essential nutrients. Enjoy healthier, stronger, and more vibrant hair with every application. Feel the confidence that comes from knowing your hair looks great and is well cared for.

How much product should I use for different levels of hold?

The Protein Pomade offers customizable hold, allowing you to achieve the exact style you want by adjusting the amount of product you use.

  • Light Hold: For a natural, flexible hold, use a small amount (pea-sized). This is perfect for a casual, tousled look that allows for movement and restyling throughout the day.
  • Medium Hold: For a balanced hold with some flexibility, use a moderate amount (dime-sized). Ideal for achieving structured styles that maintain their shape without being too stiff.
  • Strong Hold: For a firm hold with maximum control, use a larger amount (nickel-sized or more). This is great for slicked-back styles or more defined looks that need to stay in place all day.

Tip: Start with a small amount and gradually add more until you reach your desired hold. Warm the pomade in your fingertips before applying to ensure even distribution.

With The Protein Pomade, you have the flexibility to create any style with the perfect hold, giving you confidence and control over your look. Enjoy the freedom to experiment and find the right amount for your unique hair needs.

Does The Protein Pomade leave any residue or build-up?

No, The Protein Pomade is formulated to be completely water-soluble, ensuring it washes out easily without leaving any residue or build-up.

Why you’ll love it:

  • Easy Rinse-Out: Our water-soluble formula ensures that the pomade washes out effortlessly with water, leaving your hair clean and fresh.
  • No Residue: Enjoy styling your hair without worrying about any sticky or greasy residue. Your hair will feel light and natural after each wash.
  • Healthy Scalp: By preventing build-up, The Protein Pomade helps maintain a healthy scalp environment, reducing the risk of irritation and clogged pores.

With The Protein Pomade, you can confidently style your hair every day, knowing that it will wash out easily and leave no unwanted residue. Enjoy the benefits of a clean, fresh start with every wash.

How does The Protein Pomade repair and prevent hair damage?

The Protein Pomade is expertly formulated to not only style but also actively repair and protect your hair from damage.

Why you’ll love it:

  • Nutrient-Rich Ingredients: Infused with fatty acids, proteins, and antioxidants, it nourishes your hair from root to tip, providing essential nutrients that promote hair health.
  • Damage Repair: The antioxidants in the pomade combat oxidative stress and environmental damage, helping to repair and strengthen weakened hair.
  • Protein Restoration: Replenishes lost proteins, which are crucial for maintaining hair structure and resilience, reducing the risk of breakage and split ends.
  • Hydration and Moisturization: Keeps your hair hydrated and moisturized, preventing dryness and brittleness that can lead to damage.
  • Protective Barrier: Forms a protective layer around each hair strand, shielding it from external aggressors and daily wear and tear.

Using The Protein Pomade means you’re not just styling your hair—you’re fortifying it with the nutrients it needs to stay strong, healthy, and resilient. Experience the confidence of knowing your hair is protected and revitalized with every use.

Can The Protein Pomade be used in humid conditions?

Yes, The Protein Pomade is designed to perform well even in humid conditions, keeping your style intact and your hair looking great.

Why you’ll love it:

  • Humidity Resistance: Formulated to maintain its hold and finish, even in high humidity, preventing your hair from becoming frizzy or unmanageable.
  • Stable Hold: Ensures that your hairstyle stays in place throughout the day, regardless of the weather, giving you peace of mind and confidence.
  • Frizz Control: Helps control frizz and flyaways, ensuring your hair looks smooth and polished, even in challenging weather conditions.

With The Protein Pomade, you can confidently face any weather, knowing your hair will stay styled and sleek, no matter how humid it gets. Enjoy consistent, reliable results that keep you looking your best.

Is The Protein Pomade suitable for creating textured or messy hairstyles?

Absolutely! The Protein Pomade is perfect for creating textured or messy hairstyles, giving you the flexibility to achieve the look you want.

Why you’ll love it:

  • Versatile Styling: Ideal for both sleek and messy styles, allowing you to create a range of looks with ease.
  • Textured Finish: Provides a natural, textured finish that enhances the look of messy hairstyles, adding depth and dimension to your hair.
  • Flexible Hold: The medium hold allows you to shape and restyle your hair throughout the day, maintaining a relaxed, tousled look without stiffness.
  • Easy to Apply: Warm the pomade in your fingertips and apply with your hands for a casual, undone look, or use a comb for more definition.

With The Protein Pomade, you can effortlessly create and maintain the perfect textured or messy hairstyle, giving you the freedom to express your unique style with confidence.



"So happy to have come across a styling product that doesn’t destroy my hair in the process. The fact it actually helps it is even better. And I love that you can dictate how much hold you want by how much you use. Genius product!" - Andrew (Verified Basic Maintenance Customer)

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Shashank Pandya
Excellent pomade

One of the best hair styling products out there. Must try.

Jared Kwart
My new go-to pomade

I've used a lot of different hair gels and pomades over the years. American Crew has been the one I use day-in, day-out until now. This one is easily my favourite. Works great, leaves no residue, and love that it has some added benefits, too.

Great idea!

So happy to have come across a styling that doesn’t destroy my hair in the process. The fact it actually helps it is even better. And I love that you can dictate how much hold you want by how much you use. Genius product!

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