Hair Wax How To
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.
Thanks for the great photos, I am less intimidated now, and will certainly make a batch!
Aroma Zone sells a plant-based product as a lanolin substitute. that would fit your needs. At this moment the name of the product escapes me, but if you search for lanolin on their site, this product will come up. There is a link to Aroma Zone on the sidebar of the blog under links. Best of luck with it!
What can i substitute for palm oil in this recipe??
I never use any palm oil as it is so unethical, and from the research I've done even so called "sustainable/ethically" sourced palm oil can be pretty shady too!