Layrite vs Suavecito: The Firm Hold Versus Superhold Pomade

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Are you looking for a Suavecito and Layrite comparison? You’re welcome!

How would you feel when you walk outside and the wind blows your hair in a spectacular kind of way? What about the moment you’re driving, with windows down, and not having to chase your hair around?

These two can happen but only if you choose the right pomade. Fortunately for you, there are two great brands in the house.

I’ve looked at several articles online right now and I’ve found a lot of useful information on the two brands. One thing that’s missing though, is a coherent resource for anyone wanting to compare or buy any of them.

If you don’t like wasting time going through several articles for the right info, I think you’ll like it here. I’ve collated all the info you need here, both review and comparison.

All you do after reading is to choose one. Or buy one. Whatever comes to mind first. The review comes first. And then I’ll compare them.

Let’s go:

Suavecito Pomade Firme Hold vs Layrite Superhold Pomade

Suavecito Pomade Firme Hold

First, we’re going to review this product and the next before attempting to compare them. I know you’ll stay with me while I undress this product. Let’s start:

What’s the Product About?

The Suavecito Pomade Firme Hold is one of the popular pomades out there. It comes in a 4 oz jar in the well-known classic Suavecito look. There is a 32-ounce package too, but that isn’t as popular and might even be too expensive for some.

So, if you’re impressed by this brand, you probably will end up going for the smaller-sized one too.

The Package

Okay, so this one, like many other Suavecito products comes with a signature scent that’s difficult to miss. The product is available everywhere, so you’re pretty open to a lot of options that might mean better deals for you.

Now, the brand says that this is a water-soluble solution for styling your hair.

That’s if you have thick, curly, or even stubborn hair. So, now when you put it on, you can easily wash it out too. The brand also promises that you’ll get that extra help that’ll leave your hair strong and tough.

When you look at the package, you’ll see it looks like a thick gel but very similar to other water-based pomades. Another thing you’re promised is styling your hair without frustration.

You know, it’s stressful and downright annoying when you try to comb your hair and it just keeps the comb stuck or threaten to pluck out. If this product gives you that styling flexibility you’re looking for, then I’ll say it’s money well spent.

How to use it?

It’s also easy to use. In as little as four steps (taking it out, applying it on the palms, scrubbing on the hair, and styling as you wish), the pomade promises to keep your hair in a steady curl balance.

Is It for You?

If you have thin hair, don’t be afraid. You can use it too and it’ll provide a good hold, according to several reviews from users.

If you’re a woman, you can use it too. It’s not ordained for men only, just to let you know. What if you have long hair? I don’t see why you can’t try it. Buy the smallest version you can get but you should be alright though.

What Else Should I Know?

Well, this thing has a strong scent. Be ready to put up with the scent for as long as it’s on. Maybe you’ll become accustomed to the fragrance and you’ll never have to worry again. Lastly, it can wash out easily with water. I’m putting this here in case I’ve not mentioned it before.

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Layrite Superhold Pomade

The Layrite Superhold is a pomade that comes in a similar size to the Suavecito that is designed for difficult to manage hair as well as demanding styles.

Though the target audience is males, females can apply it too. Similar to the other product, you can use it on coarse/thick or medium/curly hair.

It’ll also go on all hair lengths. And for the best results, make sure you blow-dry and ensure your hair dries properly. This way, you get the style you want. In terms of scent, some users claimed that this has a more pleasant fragrance than the Firme Hold.

Layrite also doesn’t feel sticky as reported by users especially when it’s dry. This gives it an upper hand over many other brands, especially considering that it’s affordable. However, you need to not overuse it, else, it’ll lead to flaking of your hair.

Another great thing about this one is that it washes out easily, just like the Suavecito. It’s a water-based pomade, like Suavecito and a lot easier to remove compared to oil-based pomades.

These oil-made pomades are a little difficult to get out of the hair, even when you do shampoo it. The Layrite Superhold is also different because it produces a shine, unlike the matte finish of the Suavecito Pomade.

Therefore, if you’re looking to have your hair be high in sheen and looking slick, you should probably try Layrite.

Suavecito, on the other hand, is better for those looking for pomade to use on wet hair with a low sheen. In essence, Low sheen for Suavecito and high sheen for Layrite. The price is similar to that of the Suavecito, so there isn’t a lot of savings in that respect.

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Suavecito Pomade Firme Hold vs Layrite Superhold Pomade

It’s Time For Comparison

Both brands will deliver superior hold and scent. However, it’s easy to see fanboys and girls taking sides. If you’re more inclined to one of them, go with it and you wouldn’t be too wrong.

Having said that, Layrite (might) have an advantage over Suavecito in that it styles better, dries moderately, and is not too hard when dry.

Conventional water-based pomades can be very tough and can even dry out your hair. So, be thankful if you get one that won’t make your hair dense and useless.

Because Layrite isn’t crusty when dry or make a helmet out of your hair, you’ll see many recommending it over Suavecito. Another sweet thing about Layrit is that it’s inexpensive. Not in a cheap kind of way though.

So, if you’re looking for a starter pomade, it’s a good one. Just don’t expect superior results like those you see from premium water-based pomades like Goon Grease, One Who Knocks, Black Ship, Lockhart’s Matte Clay, Crystal Lake, and the likes.

These unorthodox pomades just don’t dry out your hair or something. Don’t worry though, most people start with Layrite and gradually go for superior quality as they learn more about what to look for in a pomade.

In terms of quality, both Layrite and Suavecito are similar. They are so good too many barbers are recommending them. If your barber hasn’t then don’t worry too much. You can get a good one if he isn’t helping.


So, there you have it. Lots of information to munch and chew on while deciding which brand is best for you.

I’ll like to tell you there are many other things, aside from those mentioned in this article, to look for. But they might not be as important. And maybe even be a waste of time?

If you like one of these two, then go for it. If you feel like there is something I’m missing, let me know in the comment.

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