I agree with Brian -- Brylcreem doesn't remain greasy at all and unlike a lot of pomades/creams, it doesn't give you "helmet head." Really soft to the touch without being greasy. As for the look, my wife thinks I look like the most dangerous man on the planet when I'm slicked back with Brylcreem. So I got that going for me, which is nice.....
Buy Hairbond. It has an incredible hold for the amount you use and it leaves your hair looking like its original state with a very slight gloss not leaving it looking greasy in any way. I have used waxes from Black and White to Augustus Crude Clay, premium hair moulds and this one is far superior in terms of giving me what I want.
It also leaves your hair smelling like exotic fruits which plenty of people have complimented me on (thinking it was cologne) and leaves your hands unsticky from application.
Yes, at £12.50 I would say its hardly expensive for the value and quality you get in return.
It is also good for hot conditions and receding hair lines due to the natural ingredients used.
I have really thick hair, and wear it slicked back. The best comparison I can think of would be scott disick just not as long in the back. I use all mitch products, which is the paul mitchell mens line, I get it for really cheap due to my little sister being a hair dresser.
Mitch Double Hitter shampoo
Mitch Clean Cut Styling Cream - doesn't offer a super strong hold but I like my hair to move.
Mitch Barbers Classic - I use a little bit of this right after the clean cut to provide shine and a bit more hold.
Check out Imperial Barbershop Classic Pomade. You probably have no clue what I'm talking about, so look it up. It's quite pricy, but lasts for a long time. The only thing is that I haven't used it as much as I would like because I borrowed it from a friend for a few days.
I use brylcreem because I can't afford the Classic Pomade. :(
i keep my hair in a tight flattop so murrays pomade or dax way red tin
I use CHI Twisted Fabric Finishing Paste:
Scentless, lasts long, and works well for sculpting. Not too bad of a price, either.
I use to use LaBella Defining Pomade (Level 9), but i believe they stopped making it or whatever. My barbershop sells a pomade similar in texture and it has a great hold if you have thick hair like me. It is called Suavecito Pomade and it is made locally here in Santa Ana, CA. It is cheaper than American Crew and it smells great. I HIGHLY recommend this product.
Layrite (Super Hold)
I use Brylcreem almost exclusively. My hair is very thick and gets wavey fast so when I first get it cut the Brylcreem works great, but as it grows I need a bit more to work into my hair to get the same effect. I have the Axe Clean Cut pomade in the medicine cabinet as well but, again, it works better when my hair is shorter and not so wavy. When I have used it I have no complaints other than you don't get the shine, though I did mix the Brylcreem with the Axe a few times with fair results.
I recently tried Groom & Clean and that is going to be my go-to from here on out. I like the shine it puts on the hair, and it is really light. I don't feel like I have a ton of product in my hair.