When we first went down the Hippy path, one of the first things that I started learning how to make was all of our bath and beauty products. I have always loved using a medium hold pomade to give my hair texture. The Hippy Hubby has had a mohawk for a few years now and through trial and error, we have worked on this oil based pomade to work for him too. Without water in this recipe, there is no need for preservation!
Whip it real good
After I started experimenting on the Hippy Hubby’s hair pomade, it didn’t take long before I had come up with a hair pomade that he liked. It was only a matter of messing with my oil to beeswax ratio, affecting the hardness of the recipe. My first batch finished, I let it sit on our kitchen counter overnight to harden further. In the morning we tested out the pomade and realized that this pomade was much harder to use in this hard state. After contemplating the issue, I realized that all I needed to do was whip the mixture to lighten it up and make it easier to use on his hair. I pulled out my hand mixer and whipped up the heavy hold pomade and was extremely excited. The end result was just like the pomade that I had once paid $10+ dollars for. The Hippy Hubby tried it out on his hair and was totally stoked! He said it worked perfectly! It lasted all day long and had just the kind of hold that he was looking for.
Rockin’ Awesome Hair Styling Pomade
There are two different options that you can choose from depending on what type of hold you are looking for in your hair. Those who favor stiffer holds for mohawks and spiky hair will prefer the heavy hold recipe. Those who are looking for a more texturized hold will prefer the medium hold recipe. The Hippy Hubby likes to use the heavy hold pomade on his mohawk, while I like to use the medium hold pomade my hair to give my curls a little bit of texture and definition! (UPDATE – with short hair I love the medium pomade as well!)
HEAVY HOLD INGREDIENTS
MEDIUM HOLD INGREDIENTS
- In a double boiler, (I usually use a pyrex bowl in a saucepan of boiling water as my makeshift double boiler) melt the beeswax and shea butter, stirring every so often.
- Mix together arrowroot powder, jojoba oil, and essential oils in a small bowl. Using a fork, stir until the arrowroot is dissolved into the oil. If using Vitamin E to lengthen the shelf life of the pomade, poke the vitamin E pills squeezing the contents into the bowl and let cool until hardened.
- When the beeswax shea mixture is melted, remove it from the heat and add arrowroot/jojoba oil/essential oil mixture.
- Using your hand mixer, blend the hair pomade until it begins to turn into a pudding/taffy-like texture. (It shouldn’t take too long since there is a decent amount of beeswax in the recipe!)
- Scoop into your designated container and store in a cool dark place. The pomade will harden further overnight.
- Use only a small pea sized amount on hair. A little goes a long way!
Don’t feel like another DIY project (or don’t have the time)? You can purchase this Head Trip Hair Pomade, in my Etsy Shoppe! By shopping in my store you are supporting an eco-friendly home based small business. I personally handcraft every single item that leaves my shoppe!
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