I have been working on a homemade pomade for about 2 and a half months now and I am very happy with it. The only problem is that when I go to scoop some pomade out of the tin, it is rock hard. Are there any ingredients out there that I could use to make it easier to remove from the tin? Maybe if I add hydrogenated castor oil?
Also, is there a way to keep the shine while making it less greasy? If not that is not the end of the world, that was just a side question.
Keep in mind I am an amateur (I am only a teenager), I don't know all that much about cosmetic chemistry (except what I have learned from this site) and I don't have any lab equipment (I am working in my kitchen with a double boiler).
Peppermint essential oil