Hair serums and pomades are great for conditioning your curls and giving them an extra boost of strength. They can also keep the frizz at bay, make your curls easier to comb through and add some great shine! The best products, though, can cost you a pretty penny. Here are some great homemade pomade recipes you can make yourself to save some pennies!
The Bees Knees
This homemade pomade from Organic Authority uses beeswax and jojoba oil as its base. You’ll need a mason jar, which you’ll place in a double boiler by adding water around the jar until it reaches the middle of the jar. Gently drop in a 1/2 lb of chopped beeswax. Turn up the heat until the water boils, then remove the pan from heat and stir in 1 tbsp jojoba oil. Add in 1 tbsp arrowroot powder, and then stir in a few drops of peppermint oil. Let the mixture cool and then pour it into whatever container you will use to store your pomade.
Tropical Triple Ingredient Balm
Beeswax is a common base for hair balms. Nearly any balm you find will use this as a main ingredient. This recipe is super easy and only requires three ingredients: beeswax, coconut oil and olive oil. Just melt all of the ingredients together over low heat, then remove from heat and pour into a mason jar. Once the mixture solidifies, it’s ready for use!
If you need a super quick balm, go to the fridge and grab some milk! Yes, milk! For this recipe, all you need to do is wash your hair as usual, then massage and rinse it with milk. You’ll want to let it sit on your hair for about 20 minutes (good time to shave!), then rinse with warm water. As a result, you’ll have softer, shinier hair!
Pomades and serums are excellent for hair, but the cost to keep up can be brutal, especially on college students and young adults. Do you know of a way to make a store-bought serum last longer or work better by adding in your own ingredients?
Have you tried your own serum or pomade recipe that you’d like to share? Tell us about it!