DIY Hair Pomade

I’ve had the idea of creating my own hair pomade in the back of my mind for a while now… and I’ve finally found a chance to give it a go!

Traditionally, hair pomade differs from hair wax in that it gives a more slick and shiny appearance. Just think of the classic slicked back hair styles of the 1950s (or the somewhat more wacky ducktail, pompadour and quiff!) – these looks were commonly achieved with hair pomade brands such as Bryllcreem and Murrays. Whilst the past few decades have seen them losing popularity, there has recently been a resurgence in interest. So stay one step ahead of the trend and give this (really easy!) DIY hair pomade a go.

DIY Hair Pomade

What you’ll need

  • 10 teaspoons pure beeswax
  • 10 teaspoons pure coconut oil
  • 10 drops essential oil
  • A double boiler
  • A clean tin (or other container)

What to do

  1. Cut up the beeswax and melt in a double boiler (you can make a DIY double boiler by placing a heatproof dish into a large pan of water and placing onto a hot hob)
  2. Add the coconut oil and the essential oil (I used ‘Chinese Musk’, but more common scents such as peppermint or lavender work well too)
  3. Stir the mixture with a metal spoon, until it’s all fully melted and well dispersed
  4. Carefully pour the mixture into a clean, dry container and leave to cool for at least 3 hours at room temperature
  5. To use the hair pomade, just rub a pea sized amount between your fingers to soften it, then apply to your hair as normal

I can’t believe how quick and rewarding this was – I don’t think I’ll ever need shop-bought hair product again! Feel free to experiment with different ingredient ratios and different scents to find the recipe that works best for your hair.

So what do you think? Has this inspired you to channel your inner Don Draper and give DIY hair pomade a go? Let me know in the comments below!

DIY Hair PomadeDIY Hair Pomade

DIY Hair Pomade

DIY Hair PomadeDIY Hair Pomade

DIY Hair PomadeDIY Hair Pomade

DIY Hair Pomade