Hair wax is one of the most common and most popular hair styling products in the world. Every salon will have it, and over half of the homes in developed countries will own a bottle or two. It's ability to give definition, texture, and lift to short hair styles, and make thin hair look thicker makes it a desirable everyday product for the hair.
Because it's such a great and popular product, cosmetic companies try to monopolize the market by constantly competing to be the best sold hair wax. These companies create hundreds of different types of hair wax, suiting the preferences of just about any hair wax using consumer. These various products range from cheap to expensive, from great quality to downright junk.
Now, you can control the price and quality of your hair wax by making your own homemade hair wax!
¾ tbsp. Plant seed oil (your choice)
¼ tbsp. Beeswax
2 tbsp. Shealoe butter
10 drops Mint essential oil
- Create a double boiler by filling a pot about halfway or three-fourths of the way with water. Put a Pyrex bowl on top of the pot, making sure the bowl is large enough so that it doesn't touch the water and that the rim of the pot stops it from doing so.
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Put the bees wax and plant seed oil into the bowl, stirring with a wooden spoon till it's evenly melted.
- Next, mix in the Shealoe butter and melt it down while stirring. Use an oven mitten to lift the Pyrex bowl off of the pot as you mix in the shealoe butter. This will help prevent your mixture from getting too hot.
- Once the mixture is evenly melted, remove it from heat completely. Drop in the essential oil, mixing as you add the drops. Stir for a minute or so.
- Let the mixture sit for a third of an hour, by which time it should cool and have thickened to a good consistency.
- Scoop the mixture into a clean glass container and seal well.
Note: Any plant seed oil will work with this recipe, so feel free to experiment on the various oils. You can also choose to change the scent of the essential oil you use to suit your personal preferences.
Creating your own homemade hair wax will not only save you money, but it will also assure you that what you use on your hair is all natural. You may have noticed that there are no chemicals in these ingredients, the way commercial hair wax contains chemicals. However, not using chemicals also means that your homemade wax will not last as long. Try to use it within two months of making it!