• DIY Hair Wax & Conditioning Balm

    July 19, 2017 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, LIFE

    DIY hair wax and conditioning balm

    Our DIY hair wax and conditioning balm was developed by Nancy in her kitchen at home after her son ran out of hair product… again! With nourishing shea butter and cocoa butter, a little caster oil for shine, and lavender and rosemary essential oils for hair health, this nourishing balm can be used to style and control modern hairstyles, or to condition dry and damaged hair.

    When used as a styling hair wax, it provides a flexible hold, a semi matte sheen, and won’t flake.

    When used as a conditioning balm, it will help to nourish dry hair and tame fly-aways.

    Behind the Scenes

    We thought we would also share this fun little behind the scenes story of how our DIY hair wax and conditioning balm was made.

    SON (16): Mum, I need more hair wax stuff.

    ME: Again! Really! (at $25 a tub and going through it in three weeks!)

    SON: Yep, otherwise my life is over! And it’ll be all your fault.

    ME: Hah! I don’t think so, I’ll make you some then.

    SON: Aww mum… noooo… seriously! Not your organic stuff!

    ME: Oi! Watch your language, son. I’m making it… no arguments!

    30 minutes later

    ME: It’s ready!

    SON: Hmmmpf… OK, what ever… yawn…

    He takes it and wanders off and comes back 2 minutes later looking bored, which is  nothing unusual.

    ME: (Trying to contain my excitement!) And!?

    SON: Yeah… smells ok I suppose, not too greasy… it’ll do… where’s the food…. sly grin.

    TRANSLATION: It’s actually pretty good, doesn’t smell organic and it works… oh… and thanks mum, you’re the best!! Smirk.. 😉

    ME: (After he goes back to his bedroom, AKA cave) I fist pump the air! Whisper a woo hoo, do a mini victory dance in the kitchen and maybe a really pathetic moon walk. WINNING!

    Before & After

    DIY hair wax and conditioning balm

    Before

    DIY hair wax and conditioning balm

    After

    It’s really easy to make this DIY hair wax and conditioning balm at home. You can find all of the ingredients at Biome’s Naked Beauty Bar in our four Brisbane stores and online here >

    Ingredients

    Method

    1. Place all the ingredients except the essential oils into a glass jar. Place the jar into a saucepan with approximately 5 cm of water in it. Turn to medium heat and stir the mixture in the jar until it has all melted. Remove from heat.
    2. Add the essential oils to the mixture and stir.
    3. Carefully pour into a 60ml metal container and let cool completely.

    How to Use

    Use as a styling hair wax or to condition dry hair and split ends.

    To use as a styling hair wax: using your fingers as a comb, apply a small amount to areas to style and mold to your own liking.

    To use as a conditioning balm: using your fingers apply a tiny amount to the mid to ends of your hair and comb through. Style as normal.

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    At Biome’s Naked Beauty BarTM, you will find all of the beautiful raw ingredients you need to make your own natural skin care and cleaning products. These ingredients are available in convenient reusable glass jars, and in bulk from our Indooroopilly and Balmoral stores.

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