DIY Hair Pomade: Tame Frizz Naturally and Enhance Shine

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About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Tired of battling frizz and searching for a solution that’s both effective and natural? In this DIY hair pomade guide, we’ll show you how to craft your own frizz-taming formula using natural ingredients.

With a simple blend of shea butter, beeswax, and nourishing oils, you can create a medium-hold pomade that not only tames frizz but also enhances the shine of your locks.

Ingredients Needed

  • Odorless soft shea butter, or cocoa butter
  • Beeswax
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Castor oil
  • Vitamin E capsule
  • Lavender essential oil

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

Tools Needed

  • Scale to weigh quantities
  • Bowl
  • Small silicone spatula
  • A small container to store your DIY Hair Pomade

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

Steps: DIY Hair Pomade

We are going to prepare 100 grams (3.52 oz) of DIY Hair Pomade.

1- Start by putting 30 grams (1.05 oz) of odorless soft shea butter in a bowl. You can use cocoa butter instead.

DIY Hair Pomade. Put shea butter in a bowl
Put shea butter in a bowl

2- Add 15 grams (0.53 oz) of beeswax.

DIY Hair Pomade. Add beeswax
Add beeswax

3- Add 40 grams (1.41 oz) of sweet almond oil.

DIY Hair Pomade. Add sweet almond oil
Add sweet almond oil

4- Add 20 grams (0.70 oz) of castor oil.

DIY Hair Pomade. Add castor oil
Add castor oil

5- Heat and melt the contents of the bowl in a bain-marie (hot water bath). A bain-marie is done by placing the bowl in a large pot of hot steaming water. Use a medium stove temperature. This will gradually heat and melt the contents. Avoid boiling.

DIY Hair Pomade. The contents after the bain-marie
The contents after the bain-marie

6- Wait approximately 5 minutes for the mixture to cool slightly. Ensure no vapor is coming off; this prevents potential evaporation of the essential oil we’ll add next.

7- Add 1 gram (0.035 oz) of lavender essential oil.

DIY Hair Pomade. Add essential oil
Add essential oil

8- Squeeze the contents of a vitamin E capsule into the mixture.

DIY Hair Pomade. Add the contents of a vitamin E capsule
Add the contents of a vitamin E capsule

9- Mix thoroughly the ingredients with a small silicone spatula.

10- Pour the pomade mixture into an appropriate container.

11- Allow the DIY Hair Pomade to cool and solidify. It is then ready for use.

DIY Hair Pomade. Final product
DIY Hair Pomade. Final product

How to Use: DIY Hair Pomade

  1. Start with a Small Amount: Scoop a small amount of your DIY hair pomade using your fingertips. Remember, a little goes a long way.
  2. Warm Between Palms: Rub the pomade between your palms to warm it up. This helps in easy application and even distribution.
  3. Apply to Damp or Dry Hair: For best results, apply the pomade to either damp or dry hair. Adjust the quantity based on your hair length and thickness.
  4. Distribute Evenly: Ensure an even application by running your fingers or a comb through your hair, spreading the pomade from roots to tips.
  5. Style as Desired: Shape your hair into your preferred style. The pomade provides a medium hold for a sleek and polished look.
  6. Enjoy Frizz-Free Shine: Watch as the natural ingredients work their magic, taming frizz and imparting a healthy, shiny finish to your hair.
  7. Experiment and Adjust: Feel free to experiment with the amount of pomade to achieve your desired level of hold and shine. Adjust according to your unique hair needs.


Benefits of DIY Hair Pomade for Frizz Control and Shine:

  1. Natural Ingredients: Crafted with shea butter, beeswax, and nourishing oils, this DIY pomade skips harsh chemicals for a natural approach to hair care.
  2. Frizz Taming: Bid farewell to unruly frizz as the pomade’s ingredients work together to provide effective control and a smoother appearance.
  3. Medium-Hold Styling: Achieve your desired hairstyle with ease. The pomade offers a medium hold, allowing for flexibility in styling.
  4. Lustrous Shine: Enhance the natural shine of your hair, leaving it looking healthy, radiant, and effortlessly polished.
  5. Customizable Formula: Tailor the pomade to your preferences by adjusting the quantity for a perfect balance of hold and shine.
  6. Easy Application: The smooth texture and easy application make styling a breeze, whether your hair is damp or dry.
  7. Hair Health Boost: Infused with vitamin E and natural oils, this pomade not only styles but also contributes to the overall health and nourishment of your hair.

Here are more articles on how to make natural haircare products:

Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The steps to make the DIY Hair Pomade are demonstrated in this video.

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