Saturday, November 28, 2015
So Wesley, being the absurdly cool 3 and a half year old that he is, has a pretty snazzy haircut. It's technically an undercut, I think. Basically it's buzzed all around and long on top. Because he inherited his father's super fine hair it needs product with some serious hold to style it. Product with serious hold that you buy usually either a) is a shitstorm of chemicals or b) is very expensive (and sometimes both) so I decided to try my hand at making my own.
When I do DIY stuff like this I really only do it to either save money or minimize the chemicals in our house. So when I look up a recipe on Pinterest and it has 37 different ingredients that just doesn't work for me because that gets expensive! So I made my own simplified version.
Beeswax (I got mine here, but if you can get it locally I totally recommend that!)
*optional* Essential Oils (I pretty much exclusively use Young Living oils because, well, I sell them! If you need information on any Essential Oils I'd love to help you out)
Double Boiler (I just use a Pyrex bowl on a sauce pan, because I'm fancy like that)
Container (I used a mason jar)
So you'll need equal parts beeswax and coconut oil. For a single batch a quarter cup of each works well for me.
If you're rigging a makeshift double boiler like me, put enough water in your pan that it barely touches your bowl when it's place on the top. Bring water to a bowl. Place bowl on top. Bring the heat of the burner down to low. Et voila. A super fancy double boiler.
First melt the beeswax because it will take a bit longer to melt than the coconut oil...
I added five drops each of Cedarwood, Frankincense, and Lavender. For one thing, I like the way they smell. And they'll help keep his hair healthy.
Then you just need to let it solidify. It really is that easy.
So in hand it feels really smooth, not waxy or sticky. And once it's in hair it doesn't harden really, and stays pretty malleable. It's pretty damn fabulous, actually. If I still had a pixie cut I would totally use it.
So there you have it! The simplest DIY hair product you'll ever find.
Do you make any hair products for yourself or your kids? Would you like to?
In case you were wondering, we actually usually have his hair pulled out of his face in a pony tail. Because, like I said, Wes is an absurdly cool kid.