One of the questions I most often get is “what do you use in your hair, it is growing so quickly?” The most fitting answer would be lots of love and attention.. Did I say lots of attention? Yes I give a lot of attention to my strands.. My husband said to me the other day if he needs to buy me something he is just gonna head to the drugstore and pick up some hair products or oils and know I will be good… I laughed and said “but I only use one line of products dude” his reply was “I must find something that you will be able to use”.. hahahaha, my baby understands my love for my hair.
But Lovies, apart from the amount of attention I give my hair and my awesome Shea moisture line, I do make my Shea butter cream which I have found has helped in keeping my hair soft and manageable. It also helps very well for my twist out styles and when I want that stretched look for creating that awesome and voluminous high puff. So today I share with you my recipe for my DIY Shea butter cream and hope that it helps you on your journey to natural whether you are just starting or whether you have started and want something to help those strand sing.
So here goes:
For this recipe you are going to need:
- a 10 oz. container of raw Shea butter (whichever colour, but I use the yellow)
- 1/2 teaspoon each of – olive oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E oil, castor oil and coconut oil
I start by mixing the Shea butter with a hand mixer until smooth. I pour in the oils one at a time being sure to mix well before adding another. Continue mixing for about ten to fifteen minutes till the cream is smooth. Pour into a container and you are ready to start using. Quick and simple right??
Finished product always looks like ice cream and looks good enough to eat. Little cutie always likes helping hahaha
(she is not gonna eat it don’t worry, LOL)
To those of you with thicker hair, Shea butter is wonderful for sealing in moisture because it is heavier and coats the strands better. It has worked well for me and hope it does for you too.
Hope that this was of some help to you.
Have you done any DIY recipes that has worked well for you?? Leave a comment below to share.