How to make DIY natural hair pomade

In this post, we explore a simple formula on how to make DIY natural hair pomade at home to help seal in moisture, increase shine, and keep your hairstyle in place.

In case you may be wondering what hair pomade is, it is a type of hair styler that helps to lock in moisture, promotes shine, and provides definition and hold for hair.  Hair pomade is made from simply combing oils mixed with wax that set into a solid balm.

Normally, Pomades don’t contain water and they are sealants that seal moisture into your hair to prevent your strands from getting dry.

Mango butter has been added to this recipe to produce a creamy and luxurious consistency, unlike your usual commercialized hair pomades.

In addition to providing body to the pomade, vegetable butters condition your hair, leaving hair softer, smoother and restores its strength and elasticity.

This formula is flexible in that, you can choose to substitute the oils and butter in this recipe with your preferred choice. Some popular oil options include coconut oil, jojoba oil and shea butter.

Pomades can be used by both males and females, hence it is a staple product in both men’s and women’s hairstyling.

In addition, they’re specifically effective on afro hair, with consistent use, you should see an improvement on the overall look and feel of your hair.


This recipe makes about 100 grams of hair pomade.

Heated Phase:

  • 30g Mango Butter
  • 10g Beeswax
  • 40g Olive Oil
  • 20g Castor Oil

Cool Down:

  • 1g Vitamin E Oil
  • 1g Essential Oils (Optional Fragrance)


Please ensure that you follow this step-by-step process on how to make DIY natural hair pomade at home.

  1. The first and most important step is to measure out your Heated Phase ingredients: Mango butter, Beeswax, Olive oil, and Castor oil in a heat-resistant bowl.
  2. The second step is to gently melt the heated phase over very low heat or using the double boiler method.
  3. Once you discover that there are no solids remaining in the heated phase, transfer to a flat surface and allow to cool slightly.
  4. When the mixture has cooled a bit but is still completely liquid, add your Cool Down ingredients: Vitamin E oil and any essential oils and mix thoroughly to ensure it is well combined.
  5. After mixing, add the mixed ingredients into a dark-coloured or tinted glass tub-style container and set aside the Hair Pomade to allow it to cool further until it sets.

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