This hair pomade works great for styling short hair! It is made from beeswax, shea butter or cocoa butter, and jojoba oil (which is technically a wax), so it’s thick enough to hold hair effectively. Though this product has been formulated to use on hair as a pomade, it is extremely versatile and could also be used as an eyebrow smoother, lotion or hand cream, and even lip balm.
Here are a few essential oil suggestions for hair care from Modern Essentials: Normal Hair: Roman chamomile, lavender, clary sage, thyme, rosemary, cedarwood, lemon, cypress. Dry Hair: geranium, sandalwood, lavender, rosemary, wintergreen. Fragile Hair: clary sage, lavender, thyme, sandalwood, wintergreen, Roman chamomile. Greasy/Oily Hair: basil, cypress, thyme, lemon, rosemary, petitgrain, peppermint. Hair Growth: thyme, lavender, rosemary, ylang ylang, cedarwood, clary sage, ginger, lemon, grapefruit. Hair Loss: rosemary, lavender, thyme, ylang ylang, cedarwood, wintergreen, lemon, clary sage, cypress, Roman chamomile. Dandruff: lavender, wintergreen, cypress, rosemary, cedarwood, thyme.
Because this pomade is versatile enough to be used as lip balm or lotion as well, here are some of the essential oil recommendations for that purpose: Hand Care: geranium, lemon, lemongrass, sandalwood, rosemary, eucalyptus. Skin Care: helichrysum, juniper berry, Roman chamomile, thyme, geranium, arborvitae, melaleuca, lavender, patchouli, sandalwood, lemon, bergamot, rosemary. Lip Care: lavender, melaleuca, lemon, geranium.
If you want to use this pomade for hair, skin, and lips, it is possible to use a combination that works for all.
Try any of these essential oil combinations in your hair pomade:
3 drops lime + 2 drops peppermint + 2 drops rosemary + 1 drop lavender (This is the one we used, and it smells great!)
Melt beeswax pellets and shea butter in a double boiler (or place in a heat-proof glass dish, then place the dish in a pan of simmering water).
Once melted, add jojoba oil, and stir until fully incorporated. Remove from heat, and allow to cool a little before adding the essential oils.
Stir in the essential oils, and pour mixture into the tin can or salve jar. Allow to cool completely before using.
To use, apply a small amount to the hair before styling.
*Shea butter contains latex (a natural rubber). If you are allergic or sensitive to latex, do a skin-patch test before making this recipe with shea butter. You can also substitute the shea butter in this recipe with cocoa butter (about 6 wafers).
Remember, Father’s Day is coming up soon! If your guy likes to keep his hair looking nice, this could be the perfect gift for him!
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