Shea Butter Hair/Body Oil

When I started growing out my hair I did it for several reasons. One of them was to get rid of the chemicals I put right next to my brain. There are a lot of products out there to manage natural hair and of course there are chemicals up the wazoo in some of them so it wouldn’t make sense to go natural and then slather on more chemicals.  Thankfully there is an emerging set of individuals on the internet now that give advice on how to keep the natural in your natural hair.

I’ve been making my own hair oil and this is my 3rd batch now. It’s pretty simple and straightforward too.

IMG_6388Coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, Vitamin E, and shea butter.

Basically all I do is cut the room temp shea butter in half, take a big heaping spoon of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of everything else and mix it all up with an electric beater.

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After about 3 mins of beating it softens and fluffs right up. The color of it depends on the color of your shea butter. This batch was pale yellow but my first batch was really yellow. Makes no difference in quality though.

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I put it in a small jar I got from Sally’s for $2.50 and close it up. It stays on my bathroom counter. I use a little everyday and it last me about 3 months.  It’s also a nice body oil as well. It does well on knees, elbows, and feet for starters. It goes right into your skin in a few minutes and all those vitamins are surely a good deal better for you than all the chemicals in lotions.

I made a little more than my jar could hold and gave the rest to my mom in a little glass jar. I got bacon and pancakes as a thank you. 😀

 

This method was learned from here!

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One Response to Shea Butter Hair/Body Oil

  1. monique says:

    This is great, I recommend extra virgin olive oil too.

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