Welcome to our new series, "Ranked," where we test out -- and yes, rank -- whatever we are in the market for. The first installment is hair pomades, from the good to the best.

My relationship with my hair has been complicated since high school. Back then I proudly sported an impossibly spiked head of hair held in place with globs of something that had the consistency of glue. I thought I looked like the second coming of Sid Vicious — and hey, the only opinion that counts is your own, right? But thankfully, I’ve moved on from that hairstyle and product — although it hasn't been easy. I'm still on the lookout for the perfect hair product, so I decided to field test some of the premium pomades on the market. Here's my list of the 6 best that I found, ranked.

6. Kiehl’s Malleable Molding Paste ($17)

Don’t let the consistency fool you — this paste truly yields a “pliable style.” At first, it has a liquidy feeling in your hand akin to hand cream, but once you get this in your hair, it hardens to provide a significant amount of lift. While I found that it made my hair too fluffy, it may prove to be a good choice for those with thinner hair.

5. Blind Barber 90 Proof Hair Pomade ($18)

Oh-so-smooth with a very light scent, this pomade easily moves through your hair, calming it into a flowing style. While this would be a great option for those who want something light, it just doesn’t last long in thick hair, especially in high winds.

4. Port Products Texturizing Hair Putty $(22)

This pomade gives my hair a great shape, but it just wasn’t strong enough to tame the angry strands at my hairline and crown. For most people, this product will look and feel great with a barely-there low shine and fresh scent, but my mane requires something stronger.

3. The Iron Society Water Soluble Pomade ($15)

Easy to style, this paste is a great choice for those who aren’t too fussy. The only drawback for me is the scent: a crisp, almost pine needle type of fragrance that was too strong for my tastes.

2. Baxter of California Clay Pomade ($20)

Being a clay pomade, this stuff is hard at first and requires some work to evenly coat your hair. Once it’s combed through, however, this pomade keeps my thick hair in place, which is no easy feat. A faint, pleasant clay odor and matte finish have me sold. If you’re battling thick locks every morning, this one is worth checking out.

1. Fellow Barber Strong Pomade ($22)

This stuff is on point. I usually don’t like anything scented and shiny, but the straight-out-the-salon essence of this pomade made my overdo-for-a-trim style smell and look great. True to its name, this pomade provides a super strong, wind-resistant hold to keep you looking sleek all day.

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