“Pomade” is a funny word…but I like it! It makes me think of The Fonz, Danny Zuko, and Madmen. 🙂 While men have been using it since the 1800’s – pomade is making a comeback because, unlike hair spray and hair gel, pomade gives hair, mustaches, side burns, and beards a shiny, slick appearance, and does not dry it out.
My husband wages a daily battle on his hair, due to its thick texture and its natural tendency to curl. He struggles to tame it on the best of days, and since he recently decided to start growing his hair longer, his frustration with his hair situation has only increased. He likes to style it by combing it back for the most part, but doesn’t like to use a lot of product, so he asked if I could come up with something that would help provide some hold for his unruly hair. I love a good DIY challenge, so of course I accepted!
I found this recipe on The Hippy Homemaker, and knew it was the one I wanted to try out. Most recipes for natural hair products have butters and/or oils in them, but I was hesitant to commit to them because I thought they’d just make hair look a bit greasy. This recipe calls for arrowroot powder, which helps to eliminate some of the shiny, oiliness and creates a thicker, more workable product.
It’s easy to make, and contains none of the harsh chemicals of a store-bought pomade!
DIY Hair Pomade (for moderate hold)