I have frizzy hair. And I have hated it since childhood. I have always used products to keep the frizz down and add a bit of shine. Pomades and balms from the store worked well, but would sometimes leave my hair in worse condition, likely because of the chemicals in them.
So I make a batch of my own hair balm that works really well. And I love the way it smells! This recipe will make a 1/4 cup, but I have quadrupled this recipe in the past so I could make a big jar of it. I put links in the ingredient list so you could find organic ingredients easily. Make some for yourself!
Combine shea butter and coconut oil in a glass measuring cup or half-pint mason jar. Melt in microwave for a few seconds, or use a makeshift double boiler (fill small saucepan with about 1-2 inches of water and set glass container inside, heating on low just until melted).
Add remaining ingredients and stir well to mix. Transfer to a small, shallow tin with a lid (like this).
Refrigerate for several hours or overnight until mixture is cooled and set up. Remove from refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature before using.
Store at room temperature (for a nice, creamy consistency) and use within a month. Refrigerate any amount you can’t use within that time.
A little bit of this pomade goes a long way, so start with a very small amount when first using it. Dip clean fingers into cream, rub a small amount into your hands, and apply to hair that is only slightly damp or completely dry. (I have not had good results when using it on wet or very damp hair.)