Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Pomade ingredient: Beeswax

Wiki on Pomades & Beeswax:
(also called pomatum) is a greasy or waxy substance that is used to style hair. Pomade makes hair look slick and shiny. Unlike hairspray and hair gel, pomade does not dry and often takes several washes to remove - a special shampoo though, may be used. Other de-greasers include olive oil dishwashing liquid and lemon juice. Most pomades contain petroleum jelly (and in fact petroleum jelly can be used alone as a pomade) and mineral oil, and many also contain some sort of wax. They may also contain perfume and coloring agents. A plethora of pomades are still in production today and vary in factors such as weight, shine and scent. The stiffest will have a higher proportion of beeswax while the lightest may have a higher proportion of oils.
Beeswax is a natural wax produced in the bee hive of honey bees of the genus Apis.