Remember when hair wax was a must-have for every hairdo? That's how long I've been making this hair wax.
It provides a medium hold, making it useful for a variety of short and semi-short hair-do's.
This formula is easy-peasy, quick to make, and has quite simply never failed me. As a matter of fact, I've never even been tempted to tweak it.
Not even once.
I wish I could take credit for creating it, but I can't. It is from Danish Urtegaarden. For those of you who prefer reading the original (in Danish), there's a link at the bottom of this post.
Shall we get started?
- Container for your product
- Heatproof container
Ingredients ListFor a single (50 ml) tin as shown above, you will need:
- 13 grams Palm oil (Elaesis Guineensis - extracted from the pulp of the palm fruits)
- 29 grams Lanolin
- 7 grams Beeswax
- 12 drops Essential oils of choice (optional, but a good idea for adding scent and extra hair-loving action)
Hair-Loving Essential Oils
To give this wax an extra hair-loving boost, try choosing from these essential oils
- Weigh out the lanolin, beeswax, and palm oil and place in heatproof container
- Melt the ingredients SLOWLY over LOW heat
- Remove from heat as soon as everything is melted and stir until the mixture begins to thicken.
- Add essential oils
- Stir and transfer to your container
On and OffI usually use a small amount of wax at a time (for a light hold), but this wax will also function as a (softer) hair-sculpting product. If you prefer using a generous amount of wax, the easiest way to remove it again is to apply shampoo to your hair before adding water.