My hair is never without products to control and add extra shine. If you are hoping to give your hair a break from bombarding it every day with too many chemicals, then I have a wonderful DIY Pomade recipe that you might want to try.
The best part about this DIY Pomade is that you won’t be subjecting your hair to a boatload of toxic chemicals while helping the condition and the styling of hair. My hair is thick with a natural curl, colored-treated and on the dry side. I found this an ideal hair care fix for giving my hair some soft control and extra texture when scrunching layers of my curls where needed.
Using this DIY Pomade will allow you to still do the same things that you normally would do using other pomades such as twisting, scrunching or just working it through the hair like gel or mousse as needed. The only difference is the amount of control is softer and more a flexible feel than any firm, hard one that you may be familiar with.
The ingredients I use are virgin coconut oil for how well it is able to invigorate the scalp, moisturize with its lauric acid among its other astonishing components for repairing damage and strengthening weak hair to prevent hair loss. It also has antibacterial properties for maintaining a healthier head and keeping this DIY formula better preserved.
Jojoba oil is another important ingredient in this DIY Pomade for its contribution toward hair beauty with its vitamin E for great shine and softness. Due to its various vitamin B, this particular oil can protect the hair from environmental elements from free radical damage. Besides all that, jojoba oil also helps prevent hair loss from how it reinforces the integrity of the strands and moisturizes a dry scalp. If those qualities weren’t enough, I like this oil, which really has a consistency of a liquid wax as more suitable for firming the pomade. It also helps keep the scalp and formula sanitary having anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties.
My DIY Pomade also needed an ingredient to lend hold for control. Therefore, I turned to beeswax pellets. You can use either the white or the yellow variety, but the yellow usually is slightly more since it is fully refined and gets its extra oils from maturing.
Though it is not essential, I like my DIY Pomade to also scent my hair at the same time it conditions and styles. My favorite essential oil fragrance for this recipe is lavender essential oil. Of course, you can also substitute with a few drops of your must have essential oil hair scent.
2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil
2 tablespoons of jojoba oil
2 tablespoons of beeswax pellets
3 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)
Making this pomade is easy. Mix everything together except for the essential oil in a small pot to slowly heat. Be careful not to overheat because you only want to melt the ingredients or this can burn. Another suggestion is to use your double boiler to help make sure the ingredients gently melt to best protect them.
Once the ingredients are melted, take your pot off of the heat and allow the mixture to cool.
After what you cooked cools somewhat is the time to pour into a clean jar or container that is sold with a lid that is at least 4 ounces or so.
The mixture is ready to use after it hardens.