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I never thought I would say this, but my anxiety level has been high of late. Everything happening only helped to trigger it the more, but I’m fine. I wasn’t going to write any new post this week, but as I was moisturizing my hair for the night, my hair felt so good and it occurred to me that I was using my whipped Shea butter that I made myself, so I decided to share how I made it because I’m awesome😜🤷
Shea butter is a very common product that has so many benefits to the hair and skin. It’s very thick, so when used for your hair, it helps to seal in the moisture you have put into your hair.
We had some shea butter lying around the house so I decided to use it and I found out that my hair doesn’t like the raw Shea butter but likes whipped Shea butter with other oils and products with Shea butter in them which is weird. When I use just the raw Shea butter, it makes my hair feel dry and straw like so I stopped using it raw.
What you’ll need
- 4 tablespoons of shea butter
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of palm kernel oil
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 10 drops of tea tree oil
- 10 drops of vitamin C serum
I wanted to make a small batch because it was my first time doing it and also because of the honey that I put, just in case it would decrease the shelf life. You can decide not to add the honey, but I wanted a really moisturizing butter so I needed honey.
And I got a vitamin C serum a while back and it’s written that it can be used for the hair too so I decided to add it to the butter too. The serum also contains aloe vera and green tea extract which are also good for the hair so I added the serum to the butter.
- I scooped the amount of butter I needed into my mixing bowl
- Melt the Shea butter by placing it in a bowl of hot water for 5 minutes.
- I added the honey and the oils then gave it a thorough mix. If you have a mixer then go ahead and whisk it to make it creamy. But since I didn’t have a mixer, I mixed it with a spoon.
- Then I turned the mix into a container, covered it, then put it in the freezer to cool and solidify.
- After about 20 minutes I brought it out and my whipped Shea butter was ready.
Because of the oils I used, this butter can be used as both a hair and skin butter. So it’s a win win situation. The first time I used the butter, I was a bit heavy handed with it so my hair was super oily, but I didn’t need to add anymore products to my hair that week because my hair was still moisturized. I only had to spritz my hair with plain water once when I wanted to do my midweek routine because the products I put in my hair where still there.
That’s it for this post.
Am I the only person whose hair doesn’t like raw Shea butter?
Thanks for reading.