My friend asked me to make her a pomade recently (I make products on demand for friend and family – when I have time). She wanted something that would help the hair on her temple grow. Something that would stimulate growth.
While I have never been of the school of thought that products are the no. 1 solution to hair growth, there are some ingredients that do help to stimulate hair growth and I made sure to include some.
More pictures and recipe below. Essential Oils like Rosemary, Peppermint have been shown to have quite some action. I added some Lavender Essential Oil for the smell. It also has benefits to hair and skin.
I added Glycerin because she has dry hair and I wanted a humectant in the pomade to help with attracting moisture. Oils do absolutely nothing to moisturize hair so every little bit helps.
Find a sterile jar to pour this in. Who doesn’t like a pretty jar? I had these lovely blue containers in my private stash.
You can make it very very easily at home. Apply to scalp and massage for 5 minutes every other day.
Lay out your ingredients:
Weigh ingredients for accuracy. I used this heat resistant glass jar.
Place in a water bath and let the water boil until all the wax is melted.
All melted now!
Add your essential oils. I used this stirrer (I know it is actually a milk frother but it cam do more than just froth your milk) to make sure that they were dispersed homogeneously in the mixture. Plenty English meaning that it mixed well well, 😉
You can see that it is beginning to get cloudy. That is a sign that it is beginning to solidify.
Pour into your pretty jars before solidification comes.
Give 30mins – 1hr to harden (depending on the weather/temperature on the day you make it)
Here’s a printable recipe for you!
- Avocado Oil
- Rosemary Essential Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Weigh out your ingredients (oils, beeswax and Glycerin) into a heat safe container
- Place in a water bath
- When all the wax is properly melted down, there will only be liquid.
- Begin to stir
- When the mixture begins to be cloudy but not solid, add the essential oils.
- Keep stirring to make sure that everything is properly mixed together.
- Pour into jars.
- When mixture solidifies, it is ready to use.
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