I’m going to paint a picture to illustrate the steps I take to make my Tash Waxes & Beard Balms.
Such as my first batch.
I call it ‘Pyarr Class Tash Wax‘ (where ‘pyarr’ is ‘pure’ with a local colloquialism twang)
I was told how easy it was to knock-up some tash wax at home by my barber (at the OLDEST barbers in Newcastle upon Tyne), gifted some approximate guidance on ratio’s give or take; of beeswax to petroleum jelly (or vaseline).
I did a little research & found that Lanolin is a fantastic alternative to the much less natural petroleum jelly. Lanolin is basically ‘sheep grease’, a naturally occurring substance that is derived from the washing of shorn sheeps wool.
I easily found some Lanolin online, actually made by Dax (as in Dax Wax) of America, so was immediately pleased & satisfied that it was of optimum quality.
It has inherent water-repellent properties, so absolutely mint for using in my hair AND beard. Makes my beard look a lot more tidy & tames the frizz, as well as adding an incredibly alluring sheen. It seems to help let the light permeate the hairs themselves, giving the overall effect of illuminating the beard & making it look glossy almost. Healthy, vibrant & bursting with life!
Lanolin, Cocoa Butter & Beeswax
I personally have melted my Lanolin in a vessel (simple jar in a pan of hot water on the hob) & blended it with some Cocoa Butter. I find this has been a great mix to apply to my hair after I’ve been in the shower – helps restore my scalp to it’s healthiest glory, in-lieu of natural oils from the skin. Until they re-establish themselves in due course.