by Emme G of www.curlybeautyblogger.com
It's Tipsy Tuesday and this one's for the mixtresses- homemade all-natural hair pomade for popping waves!
What you'll need:
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 it smooth.
That's it!...easy right? If you like Oyin Handmade sugar pomades, you'll LOVE this one! The two are extremely comparable in appearance, texture and performance. In fact...to stretch my Oyin, 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 loves this stuff for maintaining his natural waves. I hope guys like it too!