homemade balm for dry hair

Before you try a hair balm (pomade) for the first time, understand what it is and why it will be useful to your own hair. Balms can be a great addition to your regimen if your hair is heat damaged or in need of repair or more moisture from the parching effects of the summer sun. They contain many powerful ingredients which are especially for brittle hair, like Vitamins D & E--for health, growth, and shine. For styling purposes, it is sometimes best to use this paired with some oil or a light moisturizer.

Hair balm can be used in the dead of winter or in the heat of the hot summer sun. As you use it, your hair will show you noticeable sheen, better definition and overall healthier hair.

Use just a bit (dime to nickel sized, depending on hair length) to rub through your hair.

A good, natural balm, can be used on wet or dry hair. A little goes a long way, so test small amounts as you go to see what works best for your hair.

What you'll need

You can find most of these ingredients in the natural/organic section of your neighborhood grocery store:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp glycerin
  • 2 tbsp sweet almond oil
  • 1 tbsp argan oil

Directions

  1. Melt coconut oil in a double boiler (sorry, microwaves won’t work for this)

  2. Allow some coconut oil to cool for 1/2 hr

  3. Add a few drops of almond and argan oil (substitute with jojoba if you are allergic)

  4. Whisk oils together and put in the fridge for 30 minutes

  5. Add glycerin once you take it out the fridge

  6. Add 1/2 cup cool water (from the double boiler)

  7. Whip mixture until it becomes fluffy

  8. Pour into large jar

To make the most of this product, store it at room temperature. 

If you'd rather BUY than DIY, try one of these great hair balms found in CurlMart: