Whether you like your hair all natural or style it all the time, a good hair product can do wonders for it.
This cruelty-free, vegan DIY coconut oil hair pomade (styling wax) can help you create volume, keep your hair in place, play around with texture and moisturize it at the same time.
The main ingredient is coconut oil. I’ve written about coconut oil for your hair before and personally find it to be the single best product for my hair.
Coconut oil is a great oil to help with protein loss, it restores damaged hair and promotes healthy hair growth. It also protects against external stress from heat, chemicals and oxidants.
This versatile oil adds shine to your hair and gives a lot of life to curls.
Its antimicrobial properties support a healthy scalp by combating flaky skin, dandruff, fungi, parasites and bacteria.
So if you’re looking for a hair product that styles and nourishes your hair at the same time, make sure that it contains coconut oil.
Many natural hair products use beeswax, but if you’re looking for a vegan alternative, Candelilla wax works almost the same.
The Candelilla plant is native to Mexico and when boiled into a wax it can be used instead of beeswax.
It has a slightly higher melting point than beeswax, around 70 C / 158 F.
Candelilla wax is hypoallergenic and is used as a natural thickener in the food and cosmetics industry. This vegan wax prevents oils and other liquids from separating, which makes it a very useful ingredient in DIY beauty recipes.
It also moisturizes and prevents moisture loss, which is a great addition to a hair product.
Sweet almond oil is rich in minerals that help control hair loss and stimulate hair growth, while keeping your scalp healthy.
I’m a big fan of healthy, sustainable natural ingredients as used in this vegan DIY coconut oil hair pomade.
1/4 cup Candelilla wax
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 tbsp sweet almond oil
Melt the Candelilla wax in a bowl placed in a pan with shimmering water.
This method is called au bain marie and is very gentle which helps protect the nutrients.
Add the coconut oil and let it melt while stirring with a wooden spoon.
Remove from heat and mix in the sweet almond oil.
If you want to add some more scent to the wax, you can use essential oils, but this is optional.
Let the mixture cool off a bit and pour it into a small bin or container.
Put it in the fridge for an hour to fully solidify.