What provides more of a hold in Pomade: PEG-8 Beeswax or Regular White Beeswax?

So far, I have only used PEG-8 Beeswax and the results are a low to medium hold at 8.25%.  If I switch to regular white beeswax, would it be better in terms of hold?  I want to accomplish a firm hold.  


  • FekherFekher Member, Professional Chemist
    it depends on your formulation @KingRoland78
  • Peg-8 is best used for water based formulas. Regular beeswax for oil based as it will not wash out easy otherwise. Both pretty much same "hold" factor.

    May want to try some of the polymer fixatives.

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