How to make natural DIY hair grease at home

We share a simple formula for how to make natural DIY hair grease at home in this article. Keep reading to learn more about how to make this product.

First of all, what is hair grease? Hair grease is a petroleum-based hair styler that helps to seal in moisture for long-lasting protection. It’s partially solid at room temperature but melts very easily once it is massaged into your hair, assisting you with the detangling, sealing in moisture, and prevention of frizz.

Unlike your usual moisturizers and conditioners, hair grease is a barrier agent designed to be applied to pre-moisturized hair. It provides a layer of protection on the outside of strands reducing water loss. This keeps hair soft and moisturized for a longer duration of time. It’s a great choice to use for styles like braids, corn rows, wash and gos, and blowouts, because it provides shine, stronger hold, and makes hair easier to manage.

A lot of commercially sold hair grease is mainly made up of petroleum jelly and mineral oil which is definitely not the natural ingredients you want.

Petroleum and mineral oils are derived from refining crude oil to make gasoline and other petroleum products, this is why they cannot be considered as natural, organic, sustainable, or especially eco-friendly.

Recipe for how to make natural DIY hair grease at home

This recipe can make up to 100 grams of hair grease.

Heated Phase:
  • 66g Olus Oil
  • 6g Candelilla Wax
Cool Down:
  • 20g Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 7g Castor Oil
  • 1g Vitamin E Oil (Antioxidant)
  • 1g Essential Oil (Optional)


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

  1. First of all, measure out your heated phase ingredients: Olus oil and Candelilla wax and your Cool Down ingredients: Fractionated Coconut oil, Castor oil, and Vitamin E oil.
  2. Gently melt the heated phase over low heat using the double boiler method.
  3. When you can no longer find any solids in the melted ingredients, transfer to a flat surface and allow to cool.
  4. Once the mixture is cool but still completely liquid, add your Cool Down ingredients and whisk thoroughly to ensure the ingredients are well incorporated.
  5. At this stage, you can add fragrance to your hair grease by adding in any essential oils if you so desire.
  6. The next step is to either immediately transfer the product to your container, or allow the mixture to reach trace and briefly whisk for a lighter consistency.
  7. Keep your hair grease in a dark-colored or tinted glass tub-style container to elongate its shelf life. This hair grease can last for about 12 months.

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