To be sure the pomades of twenty years ago are, Heaven be praised!
Pomades of various ingredients were common remedies for this ill.
But what is the use of keeping it artificially brown with lotions and pomades?
Used to colour and scent ointments, pomades, &c.; but chiefly to make soap and candles.
The grease which is recovered can be used for various purposes, one of which is the manufacture of ointments, pomades, etc.
You have already told me a lot of stories about pomades that did not exist.
The richer Romans used every variety of oils and pomades (smegmata); they scarcely had true soaps.
They remained useful when the fashion of wearing patches declined, for then they came in handy for cosmetics, salves, and pomades.
It was hot in the room, small, and too low where the stove was hissing in the midst of wigs and pomades.