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Pomp it up with Wax and Mane, our new hair pomade recipe

DIY hair wax

DIY hair wax

Tame your mane with Wax and Mane!

We’ve wanted to offer you a hair wax recipe for a while now. However, it had to meet certain criteria. First, we wanted this homemade pomade to be simple to apply. Second, we needed it to provide hold and styling power without being stiff or greasy… In short, we set ourselves a real challenge! Well, after dozens of trials, we have finally come up with THE hair wax recipe. We’re very pleased to present you with Wax and Mane, our homemade hair wax. Note that it can also be used to style and add panache to beards and moustaches!

Formulated with lanolin, beeswax, and clay, this DIY hair wax not only provides shape and hold, it also cares for your hair. In addition, our recipe includes vegetable glycerin for hydration.

You’ll be over the moon with Wax and Mane!

How to make hair styling wax

Before you begin

We advise against modifying the quantities or ingredients in this recipe as doing so risks altering the product’s texture.


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Good to know!

  • You can replace the white beeswax with normal beeswax. Your homemade sculpting wax will then have a natural beeswax scent.

  • Lanolin is used for its restorative, protective, and softening properties.

  • The tapioca starch and white clay absorb the greasiness of the other ingredients.

  • The vegetable glycerin will help hydrate your hair.

Steps to follow

  1. Prepare and sterilize your equipment and workspace.
  2. Weigh the lanolin, coconut oil, and beeswax, and melt in the stainless steel bowl on a double to make hair styling wax
  3. Weigh the tapioca starch and white clay in a ramekin.
  4. Weigh the glycerin, vitamin E, and the essential oil in a second ramekin.
  5. When the oils and beeswax have melted, add the powders. Mix well with the mini mixer, using the frothing attachment (the little wheel). Once the powders are dissolved and the mixture is homogeneous, turn off the heat source but leave the bowl on the double boiler.DIY hair wax
  6. Add the glycerin, essential oil, and vitamin E, and mix well with the mini mixer. Remove bowl from double boiler.DIY hair pomade
  7. When the mixture is smooth and homogeneous, pour into the metal tin and let cool.homemade sculpting wax

Use and conservation

To use, warm a small amount of homemade hair wax in your hands. Apply to your hair and style as desired.

This DIY hair pomade will keep for at least six months.


  • Josep

    Hello. I’m interested in doing my own natural hair wax, but allthe recipes I’ve found have a lot of oily ingredients and look much more like a pomade than a wax. I’d like to know if this recipe is for a hard matte finish wax and if I could replace the tapioca starch for regular corn starch. Thanks so much!

    • Coop Coco

      Hello Josep,
      A natural wax hair will always have oily ingredients in it! But be assured, this hair wax gives a hard matte finish look.
      You can also replace tapioca starch for regular corn starch.
      Have a nice day!

    • Mudabbir Mohammad

      I would like to know do we have to store this wax in refrigerator or it can be stored in room temperature as well like factory made wax? And won’t it whiten my black hair like ill effects of market made wax?

      • Coop Coco

        You can keep it on your shelves like a regular hair pomade!
        We did not try it on black hair but it shouldn’t whiten your hair.
        Have a great day!

  • Ted

    Hello. I will attempt to make a batch but I am planning on using only clay (kaolin), beeswax, coconut oil and perhaps an oil mixture of vit. A, D and E. Could you please tell me what the ratios need to be in order to yield a matte finish product with a strong hold? Also, I read that too much wax would make the product very difficult to wash out. How do I make a strong hold product that is easy to wash out, does adding more clay help? Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays!

    • Coop Coco

      Hello Ted,
      I am sorry but you’re asking for a new recipe and we can’t give the ratios. All our recipes are made by our Research and Development team, they require a lot of tries. Because of this, we can’t give you a complete recipe with your ingredients. You will have to do your own research and try your own recipe. Of course, you can help yourself with this one!
      Have a nice day!

  • Gian

    Hello, are this substitutes suitable?

    Vitamin e – substitute with argan oil
    Tapioca – substitute with corn starch

    What can I use as substitute for:
    Lanolin and white clay

    • Gian

      Another question, can kaolin clay(ones that are powdered and used for masks) be used instead of white clay?

      • Coop Coco

        Hello Gian,
        Vitamin E can’t be a substitute with argan oil. The vitamin E is used to preserve the oil from oxidation, and argan oil won’t have this effect. However, you can use corn starch instead of tapioca starch.
        Please note that kaolin is the other name for white clay. Our white clay is also used for masks.
        We don’t have any substitute for lanolin. Last week we published a recipe to make your vegetable lanolin, you can try this. But, because we never tried it before, we can’t assure the results.
        Have a nice day!

  • Sandra

    Which ingredient in the recipe gives the pomade a shelf life of at least 6 months? Is it the lanolin? How would you alter the recipe to make it last longer?
    Thank you

    • Coop Coco

      Hello Sandra,
      The oil based recipe like this one usually lasts around 6 months. Also, vitamin E helps prevent the oils from going rancid. The conservation of homemade products is shorter than the one of commercial products, because they are not made under the same conditions. It is therefore not possible to have a longer conservation for DIY products. We recommend reading this article to learn more about it.
      Have a nice day.

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