DIY: My Perfect Homemade Creamy Shea Butter (STAYS FLUFFY)

DIY: My Perfect Homemade Creamy Shea Butter (STAYS FLUFFY)

Total time taken: 30 minutes. STAYS FLUFFY no melting or freezing needed!
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Blog post on my FULL RECIPE:

I used 4 medium sized (5cm width) shea butter scoops, I didnt weigh sorry. I buy all my oils, pure and cold-pressed from eBay. The coconut oil was bought from my local natural store.

Coconut Oil
As well as providing great slip, coconut oil is high in vitamin E and other nutrients, and your hair can absorb them all. Coconut oil is one of the few oils that can actually penetrate the hair shaft  The oil helps to remove dead skin cells from your scalp. Another cool feature of coconut oil is shelf life.  This oil can last a very long time without going rancid or oxidizingThe result will be hair that is thicker, shiner, healthier and has stronger roots. It also contains lauric and capric acid, which have amazing antimicrobial powers — meaning it will make your hair and scalp healthier and prevent dandruff, itchy scalp and infections.

Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil contains a high concentration of proteins and vitamins A, B and E, all of which help add shine to dull, dry hair. Additionally, fatty acids omega 9, 6 and 3 help to reflect damaging UV rays and protect hair from the sun, deterring the dullness that comes from dryness. Sweet almond oil’s natural moisture-sealing properties help to replenish hair and also fight against split ends by holding moisture in hair for longer periods of time.

Castor oil
The oil is reach in vitamin E, amino acids, and omega-6 fatty acids which are great nutrients for your hair.  Castor oil is a thick viscous oil and so it’s used not only to promote shine, but also it gives a thicker appearance to your hair strands.  The oil is a good choice for scalp massaging because it has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.  When you use it regularly to massage your scalp, not only are you stimulating growth, but you’re also cleaning your scalp.

Jojoba Oil
It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is the nearest to sebum which is nature’s natural oil attached to each strand of our hair. Jojoba therefore trick nature to think that it has produced enough sebum especially for black hair as our hair is naturally dry. Because it is very similar to your natural hair oils, jojoba oil can be used to balance oil production at the scalp, aiding overproducing glands that cause oily hair and also treats hair problems such as dandruff, seborrhoea, dry and damaged hair.  It has a very protective quality for hair as it is a humectant which helps it to hold moisture perfect for adding to damaged ends. 

Rosemary Oil (Natural preservative & scent)
Thinning hair tends to hold in more dirt and toxins; rosemary essential oil is great for cleansing and it also contains loads of vitamin B, iron and calcium. It has been used for thousands of years as a remedy for thinning and brittle hair, plus it has been scientifically proven to prevent premature graying.

Lavender Oil (Natural preservative & scent)
Not only known for its gorgeous scent, it has proven hair benefits and is good for all hair types. Lavender oil is extracted mostly from the flowers of the lavender plant, primarily through steam distillation. It is a good treatment for dandruff and itching, helpful in controlling hair breakage and improving hair growth. Most widely known to treat alopecia areata, a condition where you lose excessive hair, especially in patches. Daily massage with lavender oil has proven to help significant re-growth and gives you the results in a few months.

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