Homemade Coconut Pomade

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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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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

Step 7

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

Step 8

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

Step 9

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.

Step 10

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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