Spotlight Series: Pocket Pomade
Styling Tips: Pocket Pomade
A few months back we discussed the importance and need for safe beauty products with a fully transparent ingredient label in our blog about the dangers of petrochemicals.
As y’all know, Rabbit Brush products are free of these harmful additives, which is why we thought we’d write up a few blurbs highlighting our ingredients in our products, and how we like to use them!
Picking favorites isn’t easy, but if there’s one thing I can’t live without, it’s our Pocket Pomade. With just six ingredients packed into a tin designed to take on the go, it’s essential for sculpting bangs and giving texture and definition to layers, which is why we’ve decided to kick off our series with it!
These Are Our Ingredients and What They Do:
- Vegan Candelilla Wax: Instead of petrolatum, carnauba wax or beeswax, we opted for vegan candelilla wax. Harvested from the candelilla shrub, it’s non comedogenic, making it ideal for folks who struggle to tame their oily skin and scalp, as it won’t clog pores. It’s easy to guess from the name, but this wax is the star of the show; it’s what gives our pomade it’s light hold and shag shaping powers!
- Shea Butter: Although we love it, candelilla wax on its own isn’t exactly moisturizing. That’s why we incorporated organic shea butter into our recipe; a well-loved staple, it adds shine and hydration back into the hair and helps the pomade to “warm up” easier and faster on the skin before applying.
- Sunflower Oil: Like shea butter, we use organic sunflower oil to help lock in moisture and shine. Sunflower oil is also beneficial for taming frizz and smoothing split ends due to its antioxidants sesamol (sesame oil) and vitamin E. Seriously, your hair will thank you for this one!
- Essential Oils: Our blend of organic pine, rosemary and cedar wood essential oils aren’t here just for their scent, they pack in some serious value! Rosemary oil is known for accelerating hair growth, while pine and cedar wood oils help combat dryness and flaky scalp.
Now that we know what’s in the pocket pomade, let’s put it to use!
Since it’s free of synthetic emulsifiers, our pomade needs to be thoroughly “warmed up” before use.
To do this, start by scraping out a dime sized amount of product with the back of your nail, then rub it between your fingers for a few seconds, until soft and buttery (this may take a bit longer during the colder months)! You can also do this with the tip of a small makeup brush (or other small tool) and rub it on the back of your hand if your nails are too short!
Once it’s ready, simply place it where needed! We recommend starting with the ends of the hair in spots that need shape and definition, like bangs and framing layers, then building up from there if needed.
One of my favorite ways of using the pocket pomade is after I apply our Shag
Spray. I place it sparingly throughout the body of my hair and then scrunch to make my layers pop!
(Psst, you can also use it to keep your brows intact and to tame unruly facial hair!)
Let us know how you feel about these product spotlights, either here or on Instagram! We’d love to hear your favorite styling methods using the pocket pomade, or any of our products!
As always, thank you for being here with us!