This is my homemade DIY hair cream. I labeled it pomade, but I think it’s more of a cream/shine product than a sticky pomade. Obviously I didn’t spend a lot of time on making it look fancy, since it’s labeled with masking tape and a sharpie.
I really love this stuff. I have very thick, healthy, strong hair that tends toward the coarse side. Sort of like a horse. It’s got a little bit of wave to it. A little of this cream really helps to give it some moisture, shininess, and control the flyaway bits.
I’ve found that the best things for my hair (and skin, and pretty much everything else I put in/on my body) are simple, natural things I make at home. I use very few commercial beauty products, other than some of my makeup. I think most (not all) beauty products are a sham and some are pretty damaging.
Rosemary hair cream
- 4 oz shea butter
- 1 tablespoon amla oil
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon castor oil
- 1 tablespoon almond oil
- 10 drops of rosemary oil
- 2 tablespoons of aloe vera oil
Melt the shea butter in the microwave. Add in all of the other ingredients and mix. Put it in the fridge overnight to firm up. Take it out and allow it to come back to room temperature.
It is very creamy and thick, so you want to use it very very sparingly. I rub a tiny bit in my palms and apply it to my hair when it’s damp, or put a little on just the ends when it’s dry. It can help smooth ends for pincurls too. Just don’t use too much.
This recipe makes a lot, so you may want to cut it in half. You can also add other essential oils in there if there are particular scents you like, though I think rosemary is supposed to be very good for the hair/scalp. I like the fresh, woodsy smell and the recipe’s not very strongly scented.
I get my ingredients from From Nature With Love. I think you could play around with the various oils in there, though I’d leave the coconut oil the way it is.
Unfortunately, I don’t remember where I found this recipe, so if you happen to know where it came from, let me know!