My son has been bugging me for months to make him some hair gel. I scanned Pinterest and researched recipes. Simple is best. I think this solid hair wax is better than gel for what he wants: “I want my hair up, Mama!”
Alex is super happy with the result!
I put a glass jar in a pot of water, cuz who has time for a double boiler?
Add beeswax. You want this melted absolutely molten or it won’t be smooth. I messed up on my sunscreen recipe because I didn’t do that. So it’s a little bumpy.
Then add shea butter to the molten beeswax.
I took the jar out of the water and added jojoba.
I mixed it with a wooden stick and added essential oils. It hardened in my cold kitchen pretty quickly.
Hair Wax Recipe
- 1 ounce beeswax
- 1 1/2 ounces shea butter
- 2 ounces jojoba oil
- 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oils
Melt beeswax in a glass jar in a pot of water or double boiler. Add shea butter and melt. Add jojoba. Add essential oil. When it cools, it will solidify.
Great essential oils for hair:
Rosemary, peppermint, chamomile, copaiba, cypress, and sandalwood are great for dry hair.
Basil, melaleuca, lemongrass, lavender, patchouli, eucalyptus, myrtle, and citrus (lime, lemon, orange) are great for oily hair. Citrus could lighten hair in direct sunlight so take care.
Rosemary, cedarwood, geranium, lavender, copaiba, and hinoki are good for hair loss. (I know some people mix these in a spray bottle with distilled water and spritz their heads daily!)
Melaleuca and eucalyptus are especially helpful with dandruff.
I scoop some wax and rub it with my fingers into his hair and style it. Just look at his little faux hawk. He is so stylish!
Alex only wanted orange oil in his hair wax. He loves the scent of orange!