DIY Glitter Pomade

Monday, December 9, 2013
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When I first tried Oribe Gold Pomade, I have to admit I was skeptical. Pomade with gold flecks in it seemed a little, um… unnecessary. Then I applied the “hair makeup" to a few strands and found that the shimmer was subtle and added just enough sparkle to brighten my look. I fell in love.

However, Oribe is a high-end product and the pomade flecked with gold minerals is a luxury splurge to say the least. It’s the kind of item I really want but don’t need so it’s hard to justify the price tag. Additionally it comes in a pretty large tub. While I do think it’s subtle enough to wear daily, I’m pretty confident the product it would take a long time to go through that much shimmery pomade.

The solution: mix up a small batch of my own!  I created mini-sized pomades in a variety of shimmery colors. These fun hair sparkles are perfect for the holidays, both for you own styling and to give as little gifts.

Get the how-to after the jump.

DIY Glitter Pomade

Superfine glitter
Small mixing bowl
Measuring spoons
Stirring spoon
Small spatula or bowl scraper
Mini containers
Disposable mascara wands
Gift bags and ribbon (optional)

1. Gather your materials.

2. Measure about 2 teaspoons of pomade into your bowl. I used Lanza Healing Style Refine Styling Pomade.

3. Dump in about 1 teaspoon of glitter. This will seem like a lot. That’s ok. You want it concentrated. I had experimented with Inglot Body Sparkles and Wet n Wild MegaSparkle Confetti but any fine loose glitter should work.

4. Stir it up with a spoon.

5. Squash it down into your containers. I found mine at the dollar store but these and these would work well too.

6. Use a disposable mascara wand or a reusable spoolie to apply it to your hair.

7. If giving as a gift, throw it in a little gift bag with a disposable mascara wand and tie it up with ribbon.

It's hard to see in the pictures just how pretty this pomade makes your hair look and the effect is even better at night when the sparkles catch the light! It's perfect for holiday parties, New Year's Eve, and anytime you want to add a little something extra special.

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