May 10th, 2012
HOW TO + VIDEO: My Shea Butter + Essential Oil Hair Mix
Wanna see what came of this lovely set of ingredients. Keep on reading to find out. . .
Not too long ago, I mentioned that I had recently gotten into making whipped shea butter mixes for my hair. I made my first mix based on a video (posted below) by the lovely Fusion of Cultures.
That last batch recently ran out (RIP!) so I decided to make a new batch (YAY!) with ingredients I picked up at my local health food store. You can play around with oils and their proportions to your heart’s desire, but here’s what I used (pictured from left to right):
1. Raw Shea Butter from Ghana – Got this from a dear friend, but you can buy some just like it here.
2. Coconut Oil – One of the few oils that can penetrate the hair shaft. My dry and thirsty hair likes it very much. You can get some here.
3.Vegetable Glycerin – My hair’s new best friend. This is a humectant that really helps my very dry hair retain moisture. I’ll do a post on my current regimen in the hear future, but in the meanwhile you can get some veggie glycerin here.
4. Castor Oil – Good for my dry hair. Also, helped Dr. Uzoma do some major hair reparation on her hairline. Keep an eye out for a detailed post on how she did it, but in the meanwhile, you can order some castor oil here.
5. Jojoba Oil – I use this on my face at night sometimes. Random, but it feels lovely. Not only is it great for skin, but it’s great for hair, too. Grab some here.
6. Orange Oil – I like yummy smells and this mix as-is didn’t smell like much of anything. A few drops of this added a lovely hint of citrus.
Then I mixed it in a big bowl with this (super-affordable) handblender I got as a gift and there you have it!
Creamy, moisturizing goodness.
Do you guys make your own hair concoctions? If not, would you ever? Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts!