Homemade Coconut Pomade

by Melissa King
Save cash by making your own pomade.

Save cash by making your own pomade.

Pomade gives you the holding power of hairspray without the sticky, crunchy residue. With a dab of pomade, you can give your hair texture or shape loose locks into a whole new style. Many store-bought pomades work well, but they also contain chemical ingredients, such as artificial color and fragrance. If you'd prefer to put something more natural on your hair, try whipping up a batch of coconut oil pomade.

Fill a saucepan about halfway with water. Set a heat-proof mixing bowl on top of the pan.The bowl should be large enough to fit snugly within the rim of the saucepan and just above the water.

Add 8 teaspoons of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons grated beeswax to the heat-proof bowl.

Place the saucepan and bowl on the stove. Set the temperature to the lowest setting.

Stir the beeswax and coconut oil together as the ingredients begin to melt. Continue stirring until both have melted completely.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the coconut-beeswax mixture to cool completely. If you're in a hurry, put the mixture in the refrigerator to speed up cooling.

Put the coconut-beeswax mixture in a blender. Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin.

Add up to 1/8 teaspoon mica, if desired. Mica will give the pomade a subtle shimmer.

Mix in a few drops of essential oil for fragrance, if desired. Use your favorite scent, such as lavender, rosemary, jasmine or sweet orange.

Blend the coconut oil, beeswax, glycerin and essential oil together at low speed. Keep blending until the ingredients have fully incorporated and the mixture has a smooth texture.

Pour the pomade into a container and seal it with a lid. Store your pomade in a cool place until you're ready to use.

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