DIY Hair Pomade - 2 Recipes

My hair and humidity don't mix. My waves go from soft and light to scratchy and thick. Even piling it on top of my head doesn't help since it feels like it's gained 10 lbs!
If you ever need to tame the frizz, try these recipes for DIY Hair Pomade. I've played with two versions, one more of a wax and the other more like a texturizer and I honestly can't pick which I like better so I'm going to share them both and let you decide!

DIY Hair Pomade - Wax

You'll need a double boiler for this. You can use a heat-proof container (like a Pyrex measuring cup) or a stainless steel bowl. Place in a pot and boil water.



1 Tbsp beeswax, melted
1 Tbsp +1 tsp jojoba oil
1.5 Tbsp fair trade shea butter
1 tsp vegetable glycerin
1 Tbsp arrowroot powder
15 drops grapefruit essential oil
5 drops sandalwood essential oil
10 drops ylang ylang essentail oil

Melt your beeswax first. If you have a chunk, it will go faster if you grate it (but it will be a pain to clean the grater, so consider dedicating it to beeswax!) or cut it up. The recipe is for melted wax, so melt more than you think you need then remove the extras. I use a dedicated Pyrex for beeswax so I can easily melt a bunch and take out what I need for recipes using a different double boiler for what I'm making. The beeswax double boiler gets covered and stored with the leftover wax in it.
Add the shea butter, jojoba oil, vegetable glycerin and arrowroot powder. You can omit the arrowroot powder if you like, this would make your wax a little shinier, I like it a little more muted and found the powder worked well for this.
Once melted, remove from heat and add your essential oils. I love the scent combo of this one, but feel free to use whatever you have on hand. Give it a good stir, the powder will want to settle to the bottom, then pour into your containers. Allow to cool and harden. When it settles it will be a firm wax.
Use your finger and rub some off and put a small amount on your split ends and unruly hair. A little will go along way.

DIY Hair Pomade - Texturizer

This version is softer than the wax. It has a similar consistency to liquid honey but not quite that sticky. It applies easier than the wax and I find it works better if I need more. The wax is great for touching up frizzy ends, but if I'm using it more throughout my hair to add some texture and definition, this works wonders!


1 Tbsp beeswax, melted
3 Tbsp + 1 tsp castor oil
3 tsp vegetable glycerin
1 Tbsp arrowroot powder
15 drops vanilla essential oil
10 drops sandalwood essential oil
5 drops sweet orange essential oil

Melt your beeswax in your double boiler. Again, note the recipe is for melted wax. 
Then add your castor oil, vegetable glycerin and arrowroot powder.
Allow to melt and incorporate, then remove from heat and add essential oils. Again, this scent combo is pretty dreamy but use whatever you love. Sandalwood essential oil is quite expensive, you could sub it for patchouli for a similar, deep and earthy scent. 
Stir and pour into containers. Once it has cooled and set, give it a stir, this will loosen it up creating the softer texture and will move the powder (which may have settled) throughout. 

Wax on the left and texturizer on the right

Wax on the left and texturizer on the right

Thanks for reading! If you give them a try, let me know what you think!