Why would anyone want to make Homemade Hair Pomade?
Perhaps you have guys or boys in your family that routinely use Pomade – to add some structure to their hair, or give it some hold (light or medium). Have you ever seen the Pomade in store? It can run up to $18 for just a few ounces.
You can pick up lesser priced pomade for around $6 or $7.. but in most cases it’s full of chemicals that you might not want to add to your hair. I just can’t believe that some varieties run that high.
Making your own isn’t too difficult – it requires a little effort at home, using a hand blender/mixer and measuring ingredients. And while the ingredients below might add up to be more than the $18 pomade in the salon, you’re only using a little bit. So you can save the rest of the ingredients to make more later.. or make other DIY items.
I love making DIY items that work super – and this Pomade works great for my boys. My husband doesn’t use pomade regularly but my boys do – and this pomade lasts quite a while. A pea size amount is really all you need… and it gives just enough structure/texture to your hair to make it look like a million bucks. The formula works well if you are looking for a light/medium hold.
We used Tea Tree, Rosemary and Patchouli Essential Oils – though if you have Sandalwood, I would highly recommend using that as it’s great for supporting healthy hair & scalp (and smells pretty good, too!)
Homemade Hair Pomade
- 4 Tbsp Beeswax Pellets
- 4 Tbsp Shea Butter
- 2 Tbsp Jojoba Oil
- 2 Tbsp Arrowroot Powder (Completely optional but gives it a nice structure)
- 20-25 drops of your favorite Essential Oils
- Melt the beeswax in your double broiler over low heat (I use a canning jar set inside of a saucepan of water).
- Once melted, add in the shea butter.
- Once they are both melted, let them sit 5-8 minutes
- Then add in the Jojoba Oil and Arrowroot Powder and use your hand mixer to blend adding in the essential oils of your choice (we used 20 drops)
To use, take a pea-sized amount and rub between your hands until smooth – then apply to hair. You will need to ensure you wash your hair each day with this pomade – it’s a little different than the commercial varieties & may tend to sit in your hair a little longer so a great (effective) shampoo may work to get it out at the end of the day.
To clean your utensils, just heat them up in the microwave for small periods at a time, then wipe out with a paper towel before putting them in the sink with some soapy water.
Wondering what Essential Oils to Use?
- Peppermint, Rosemary and Cedarwood are great for supporting healthy hair growth.
- Patchouli, Tea Tree and Thyme are great to support oily hair.
- Tea Tree, and Patchouli are each wonderful for supporting a healthy scalp.
- Lavender, Rosemary and Sandalwood are wonderful for supporting dry hair.
Now that you have made it…
Is it too thick? If so, loosen up the texture by adding a little extra Shea Butter. If you aren’t a fan of Shea Butter, use Mango Butter instead – as unlike Shea, it doesn’t get gritty when heated over a double broiler. Don’t have Jojoba Oil? Use Rosehip or Argan Oil instead and it will turn out to be much the same.
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