DIY Pomade


Lots of times, it’s just easier to mix up something at home for your curls. A quick and easy solution for getting great hold without added chemicals found in store bought products is a DIY pomade. Have you been looking for the perfect recipe for a DIY pomade that won’t leave hair crunchy? Well, this one's for the girls in our midst looking for that perfect homemade all-natural hair pomade for popping waves! Best of all, this DIY pomade is super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients.

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What you'll need:
  • 2 oz. castor oil
  • 2 oz. coconut oil
  • 1 oz. beeswax
  • a sterilized container
  • a double boiler

What to do:

First, sterilize your container and lid with rubbing alcohol and set it aside. Then, prepare your double boiler. If you don't own a double boiler, make one! Put a small pot on the stove with about an inch of water, then place a heat-safe bowl in the pot. Use a bowl big enough to rest in there without touching the water at the bottom.

Next, melt an ounce of beeswax in the bowl. I use Frontier Natural white beeswax beads from iHerb.com. Once the beeswax has melted completely, add your castor and coconut oils...throw in some essential oils too if you like. Heat through and stir to the bottom of the bowl. Before it starts to set, transfer the warm pomade to your sterilized container and pop it in the freezer uncovered to cool. If it cools down gradually you'll get granules in your pomade and you'll have to warm and emulsify longer before applying. Letting it set up quickly keeps the DIY pomade smooth.

That's it! Easy, right? If you like Oyin Handmade sugar pomades, you'll LOVE this recipe! The two are extremely comparable in appearance, texture, and performance. In fact, to stretch my Oyin a little longer, I just add a tablespoon of Burnt Sugar Pomade to the bowl to melt down with the other two oils. You get the smell you love and basically the same product at a fraction of the cost. This one is a staple in our house. My husband even loves this stuff for maintaining his natural waves. For the mixologist looking for a staple recipe, this is the one to beat!

Anyone else make homemade pomade? Share below!

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