I just posted a video for a great vintage hair pomade on my youtube channel, and thought it would be a good idea to have a set of written instructions as well. This pomade is seriously the best I've ever tried and love the look it gives my different vintage hairstyles.
And here are the instructions:
You will need:
- A clean glass jar
- Small pot
- Cocoa butter
- Castor oil
- Essential oil (optional)
- Measure out the cocoa butter and castor oil, in a ratio of 1 parts cocoa butter to 4 part castor oil. Exact measurements will depend on your jar size. (I used 10ml of cocoa butter and 40ml of oil for my small jar, which filled it about halfway.)
- Pour the mixture into the jar and stir well.
- Fill the pot with some water then place the jar inside. The water level should reach an inch below the top of the jar.
- Slowly simmer the pot, while stirring the mixture, until the cocoa butter has fully melted. Then carefully remove the jar from the water.
- Add 10 to 20 drops of essential oil (if using). I opted for 10 drops of bergamot oil, to give my pomade a light scent, but you can use whatever scent you prefer.
- Stir until mixture has cooled and thickened. (I cheated and popped mine in the fridge to speed the process along)
- Add a label and voila! Fantastic homemade hair pomade!
I've designed a free label for the pomade, using an actual vintage label as the base. Save the below picture, and print to size on label/sticker paper. Alternatively, you could print on normal paper and glue in place. If you use label paper, I would recommend doing a test run on normal paper first to make sure it fits your jar lid.
Let me know if you give this recipe a try!