Making my own hair cream and pomade

I was just reading a thread about a user who made her own pomade with essential oils and coconut oil with jojoba esters. I'd rather give this a try then wait days or weeks to receive products from companies.

So ladies, if you have any ideas as to where I can start, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Nicole.
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there are tons of places to buy ingredients. essential oils and some carrier oils can be found on the ground, as well as some butters, but for waxes, emulsifiers and additives like protein, you will have to get those online (also if you want to get oils in bulk you will get those online. Fractionated coconut oil (FCO) is only available online--as far as I know)

lotioncrafter.com
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theherbarie.com
gardenofwisdom.com
thesage.com
texasnaturalsupply.com

hth

Last edited by coilynapp; 03-17-2010 at 10:49 PM.
I was just reading a thread about a user who made her own pomade with essential oils and coconut oil with jojoba esters. I'd rather give this a try then wait days or weeks to receive products from companies.

So ladies, if you have any ideas as to where I can start, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Nicole.
Originally Posted by shortncurly

Hi shortncurly, you can start by making very simple things, for instance by using only two or three ingredients.
I make an excellent whipped cream using just shea butter and olive oil. Measure equal parts of shea butter and good quality olive oil, place the shea butter in a glass container and place it in a bowl with hot water till it melts totally, then add the olive oil.
Stir a bit and then put it in the freezer for just a few minutes till it forms a slight film. Take it out of the freezer and whip with an electric mixer, till it becomes a creamy texture.

This cream is wonderful as a hair cream and as a body cream, and lasts for weeks.
It is a bit oily though and takes about a minute to absorb.
If you want a less greasy cream you should add water, but then you have to use a good emulsifier. It will then last a shorter amount of time without a preservative.

I hope this helps, if you have any questions, feel free to ask

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Last edited by taltal; 03-25-2010 at 01:08 PM.
I was just reading a thread about a user who made her own pomade with essential oils and coconut oil with jojoba esters. I'd rather give this a try then wait days or weeks to receive products from companies.

So ladies, if you have any ideas as to where I can start, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Nicole.
Originally Posted by shortncurly

Hi shortncurly, you can start by making very simple things, for instance by using only two or three ingredients.
I make an excellent whipped cream using just shea butter and olive oil. Measure equal parts of shea butter and good quality olive oil, place the shea butter in a glass container and place it in a bowl with hot water till it melts totally, then add the olive oil.
Stir a bit and then put it in the freezer for just a few minutes till it forms a slight film. Take it out of the freezer and whip with an electric mixer, till it becomes a creamy texture.

This cream is wonderful as a hair cream and as a body cream, and lasts for weeks.
It is a bit oily though and takes about a minute to absorb.
If you want a less greasy cream you should add water, but then you have to use a good emulsifier. It will then last a shorter amount of time without a preservative.

I hope this helps, if you have any questions, feel free to ask
Originally Posted by taltal

a cream contains water or some other form of liquid. what you make is a whipped butter (or a body butter if you will)

also, if you use water/any liquid with your butters/oils, the use of a preservative is NOT optional. Please preserve your mix to avoid nasty skin rashes/break outs and overall nasty growths in your products
Hmm, I don't just yet if I want to start with the butters. I did find a recipe for FSG. I think I might try that in a while, to see if my hair likes gel. Thanks for the advice ladies.
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Hair Goal: Improve health!! Kill the knots!!!
BSL now
As of 6/24/12: Protective styles for summer
Achieving Curls: Terressentials Mud HAir Wash (the business! Terressentials.com) Giovanni 50/50 Cndtr (retired) KBN Shealoe LCndtr (on probation) Still perfecting the process.
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What's the difference between a cream and pomade? What different ingredients would one use to make either?
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What's the difference between a cream and pomade? What different ingredients would one use to make either?
Originally Posted by Deekeshay32
cream contains water (or some other liquid) and a pomade does not (it has oils/butters only)
Great, thanks again coilynapp...you are full of useful information! So, both require some type of preservative, right? Do pomades usually last longer? And, what other liquid besides water would can you use in creams? Are you talking a heavy cream or milk?
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Last edited by Deekeshay32; 04-29-2010 at 07:24 AM. Reason: forgot other questions
not milk lol (although afroveda uses rice milk in her products...recent news has her stuff going bad quick!)

you can make a cream using distilled water, flower waters (hyrdosols e.g., rose, jasmine, lavender water), aloe vera gel, flax seed gel. You need a proper broad spectrum preservative for creams (Grapefruit seed extract is not adequate and neither are essential oils, contrary to information out there)

because pomades are oils/butters only, you only need an anti-oxidant like vitamin E and rosemary oil extract (ROE;not essential oil)

HTH
So I want to make a pomade that contains coconut oil, acai berry powder and maybe some hibiscus powder. Those are the feature ingredients I want. How and what else do I need to make it?

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