Happy Friday everyone,
I have been making my own Shea Butter mixture slowly, over the past 2 months lol. I used Shea Butter when I had a T.W.A.. But, I haven't used it on my hair much, lately. I had a bunch of ingredients that I wanted to try to mix together, so I figured why not try a Shea Butter mixture.
I have read many websites that have claimed that Shea Butter (by itself) is a good moisturizer for your hair. In my experience Shea Butter has only worked in sealing the moisture in my hair. If I applied Shea Butter to my hair, it would look shiny but would dry out and become brittle.
So, I would say that Shea Butter is a good sealant. If you apply water or a moisturizer on your hair, and then apply the Shea Butter on top, you would get good results.
I used an 8oz container of raw Shea Butter mixed with Olive Oil for my mixture.
1. Raw Shea Butter (6oz)
2. Olive Oil (1/4 cup)
3. Water (1 tablespoon)
4. Aloe Vera Juice (1 tablespoon)
5. Peppermint Oil (5 drops)
6. Lavender Oil (10 drops)
After I mixed the Shea Butter, water, Aloe Vera Juice, and Olive Oil into a bowl, I put the mixture into the refrigerator. I really wasn't feeling the fragrance of the Shea Butter, so I bought 100% Peppermint Oil and Lavender Oil from Whole Foods for about $11.00 each. I don't know if it made a difference or not, but I put the mixture into the freezer and let it harden. Two weeks later, I put the container in the microwave for about 8 seconds to soften it up. Then I added the oils the Peppermint and Lavender Oils.
*You can microwave the mixture at any time to soften it up, if you prefer.
My results included a smooth, oily, pleasant-smelling Shea Butter mixture that I was very happy with :-)
Have you ever tried creating your own Shea Butter mixture???