1. This shea pomade is for hair AND skin?
Yes! Our hair and skin are made of the same types of cells. So the same product can be used on both to them to seal in moisturize. You may want to experiment with how you use this product in your hair though. For fine hair, we suggest using it as a conditioning treatment, rinsing it out before styling. For thick hair we recommend that it be used as a leave in and styling aid. For skin, slather your skin with it right after a bath or shower. You’ll stay moisturized all day.
2. Is this shea pomade good for sensitive skin?
Yes! There is nothing in our product that you cannot eat…unless you have a severe nut allergy. All of the ingredients help seal in moisture. Each ingredient also has additional healing properties. Customers have reported many benefits of using this product on their skin: soothing eczema patches, lightening stretch marks, preventing stretch marks during pregnancy, scar repair, diaper rash prevention & healing, and so much more.
3. My whipped shea melted. Can I still use it?
Of course, you can still use it. Fancy Free Shea Pomade for Hair & Skin is whipped to make it easier to work with than typical melted shea butter. It has all natural ingredients which means that if it gets too warm, warmer than 75 degrees, it may melt. Don't worry though. We can fix that. Here is what you do:
- Put it in your refrigerator to solidify
- Break out your mixer
- Whip it at top speed
Your pomade is whipped again.
I also want to let you know that if it becomes solid while sitting at room temperature, it will be gritty. Just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds and whip it.
4. How do I use this product?
We are minimalists. We want to minimize the number of products you use every day. When you apply Fancy Free Pomade for Hair & Skin to your hair. Make sure it is damp or wet. The purpose is to seal moisture in. If you apply to dry hair, it will only coat the hair, not moisturize it. If you are not rinsing it out, you will notice that you do not have to reapply for days or even a week or two. Click here to watch tutorial videos showing how “Fancy” uses the product.
5. Which styling tool should I get?
The Curved Contoured Vent brush is a must for detangling thick, kinky hair before, during and after shampooing. The Wet Comb is better for thinner hair. We recommend starting with the Curved Contoured Vent brush if your goal is to detangle faster and more efficiently and The Wet Comb when you feel like you need a comb.
6. Is the deodorant safe for children?
Of course! The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the use of deodorant, without antiperspirant, on children under the age 10. So, Fancy Free Deodorant is perfect for your child. In fact, I use it on my own toddler's little smelly feet.
7. I tried the deodorant but it doesn't seem to work for me. I don't want to keep using aluminum. What should I do?
I have had my own issues with underarm odor. Click HERE to read all about that. So much so, that I wholeheartedly believe that if Fancy Free keeps me fresh, it can keep ANYONE fresh, including men. Due to the nature of antiperspirant and how most people have been using it most of their lives, it may take a little time for your body to adjust and to release all of the accumulated toxins. I recommend that you be strong and consistent, your body will adjust OR give yourself a jump start by doing an underarm detox and trying again. Here are some detox methods:
The Baking Soda Method
Baking soda is one of the best ingredients on the earth for pH balancing the body. To detox your armpits with baking soda make sure you clean your armpits and while wet apply ALUMINUM FREE baking soda and leave on for 15 minutes or longer then wipe clean. Repeat this procedure each day for a week or longer.
Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon, or Witch Hazel Method
After a bath or shower to apply either lemon or apple cider vinegar to your armpits. Allow the armpits to dry before going to apply deodorant which is optional. Some of the quickest detoxifications come with removing both deodorant and antiperspirants all together. Witch hazel can also be used in place of ACV or lemon with this protocol.
Clay Detox Recipe
- Mix the clay and vinegar with a spoon or two of water to achieve a paste-like consistency.
- Spread a thin layer of this mixture on each armpit, allowing it to work its magic for about 15 minutes*.
- Rinse off the mask in the shower using a soft washcloth and dry the armpits thoroughly after your shower. You can then apply a natural deodorant if you wish, or go au natural.
- Repeat this process daily until your body odor has settled down and you can apply a natural deodorant without unwelcome side effects.
- Finally, vow never to go back to your conventional, chemical-laden antiperspirant or deodorant!
*If you feel pain after application, you should rinse off the mask immediately, although it’s more likely you will experience a tingling or warm sensation as blood flow to the area increases – this is normal.