Wednesday, August 9, 2017

How To Revive Your Dipbrow Pomade Without Using Oil

It happens. The world-famous Dipbrow Pomade dries out. And so did mine (see picture above). I have heard and read about reviving it with (baby) oil. But since I have (very) oily skin, I'd rather not use oil to revive it. I can already see it happening: halfway through the day my brows start to melt off.... No thanks! So I have discovered a way to revive my Dipbrow Pomade without using oil. Want to know more..?

Let's start with the short history of this story.

I was noticing my Dipbrow Pomade was getting a bit dryer, the color payoff wasn't that great anymore and my brush didn't really run very smoothly through it. I didn't want to use oil to revive the pomade, so I looked up the list of ingredients:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Silica, Polyethylene, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Ozokerite/Synthetic Wax, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Mica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylparaben, May Contain: (+/-) Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163) (source)

The main ingredient is cyclopentasiloxane. During my study they teach us a lot of chemistry, but I couldn't really tell what this is. So I looked it up and it turns out to be one of the most used silicones in cosmetics. Great.
I had a silicone-based primer and I wanted to use that to revive my pomade, but I was scared it would break up the product or separate it. But since the main ingredient is a silicone it probably would matter to use a silicone-based primer to revive it.

The primer I used

I don't want to mix it al up and expose underlaying pomade to air (contained with bacteria), so what I did was add one pump of the silicone-based primer and spread it over the top layer of the pomade.

The pomade applies like a dream again and the color payoff is the same as it was before. So if the pomade seems to be dried out again I add one pump of the silicone-based primer on the top layer of the pomade and kind of let it sink in overnight.

I think the best way is actually adding 1-2 pumps of the silicone-based primer to the pomade and mix it all up. But my brain can't handle mixing it all up without working in a sterile environment #hosophobia haha! But if you, like me, don't like to "mess up" the pomade, this method works as well.

I hope this tip was helpful to you :) and have a nice day!

XOs Anna

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