How to Make Hair Products

Hair Dressing

To keep unruly hair in place, try this lightly scented conditioning dressing.


  • Double boiler
  • Measuring spoons
  • Small saucepan
  • Measuring cup
  • Mixing spoon
  • Small jar with cover


  • Beeswax
  • Castor oil
  • Anhydrous lanolin
  • Vegetable oil
  • Oil of bergamot

Note: Buy beeswax, lanolin, and oil of bergamot at a pharmacy.

Yield: About 3/4 cup

In the top of a double boiler, slowly melt 1/2 ounce of beeswax, about 1 tablespoon. In a small saucepan, heat 1/4 cup of castor oil, 1/4 cup of anhydrous lanolin, and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil; stir to blend the oils. Add the melted beeswax to the oils and stir well; then add 2 teaspoons of oil of bergamot and stir again. Pour the mixture into a clean jar and let cool.

To use the dressing, place a small dab on one palm and rub your palms together to spread it; run your hands through your hair to distribute the dressing evenly. Use only a little; more than a dab will make your hair greasy.