Can You Bring Pomade On A Plane?

When you’re traveling and want to look your best, you may wish to have your favorite hair products with you. 

If this product happens to be pomade, you might be wondering how you can take it on the plane. 

As with most things, there are some rules and restrictions to consider when flying with any type of hair product. 

You can bring pomade on a plane, but it’s considered a liquid, and the TSA requires liquids to be packaged in containers that are 3.4 oz (100 mL) or less for carry-on luggage. You can take larger quantities of pomade in your checked bag. 

Is Pomade a Liquid?

Pomade is not technically a liquid, but it’s classified as a liquid when it comes to airport security.

The rule of thumb is: if you can spread it, it falls under the TSA’s 3-1-1 liquids rules.

What is the 3-1-1 Rule?

The 3-1-1 rule is a regulation set by the TSA for the amount of liquids, gels, creams, and aerosols passengers can bring in their carry-on luggage. 

Every passenger is permitted one quart-sized (1L) bag of liquids, gels, etc., and each separate container must be 3.4 oz (100 mL) or less. 

This rule applies to any product that may qualify as a liquid or gel, including pomade and other hair styling products.

How Much Pomade Can I Take on a Plane?

When you take pomade in your hand luggage, you’ll need to follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule. 

Sometimes you can buy a travel-size pomade that comes in a TSA-approved container.

If you can’t find pre-packaged, travel-sized hair products, you’ll need to buy reusable travel-friendly containers and fill them with your pomade.

There’s no limit to how much pomade you can put in your checked bag, but just make sure your suitcase isn’t overweight for your specific airline.

If you’re just checking your luggage to bring your vat of pomade, you might save a little money by buying a new one at your destination.

What’s the Best Way to Take Pomade on a Plane?

The best way to take pomade on a plane depends on how much you wish to bring. 

If you need to take a lot, you will have to check it.

If you only need a small amount or won’t be checking any bags, you can bring what’s permitted by the 3-1-1 rule.

Regardless of how you pack it, make sure the lids are on tightly (sometimes I tape them down) to ensure there are no sticky messes when you’re unpacking later.

Can You Take Hairspray On A Plane?

You can take hairspray on a plane. Like other hair products, hairspray is either a liquid or an aerosol, depending on how it’s packaged. 

If you want to take hairspray in your carry-on bag, you must follow the 3-1-1 rule. Otherwise, you can pack it in your checked luggage. 


When taking pomade or any type of hair product on a plane, you must follow the TSA’s 3-1-1 liquids rule.

If you need to travel with large quantities of pomade, you’ll need to throw it in your checked luggage before you get to security. 

It’s probably not an issue if you’re already checking a bag, but if you have to check a bag just to get your pomade on the plane, it may not be worth the extra cost. 

Some airports sell pomade or similar products, so if you can’t travel with your own pomade, you may be able to find a substitute at the airport or at your destination.