Why Shea Butter?
Need to revitalize your curls? Look no further, Shea Butter is here! I thought I had tried just about everything for my hair but I had yet to try using Shea Butter My main reason for using Shea butter was for a hair sealant for the ends of my hair, and a moisturizer. After freshly washing my hair, these were the steps I took to creating a creamy Shea Butter masque.
What you will need:
- Shea butter (I used all natural 100% pure)
- Carrier oils
- Fork or electric blender
- Boiled water
- Scoop about 4 tablespoons of Shea Butter and place into a bowl
- Mash Shea Butter with a fork. Okay it looks like I used a spoon lol but it got the job done!
- Add carrier oils. These include oils such as grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil. Differentiating between carrier and essential oils, carrier oils come from nuts and are referred to as vegetable oils. For today I used olive oil, coconut oil, and Jamaican Black Castor oil infused with sage and coconut oil.
- Melt.I bet it is so much easier to mix with a blender but I didn’t have one so a fork works lol. After mixing with a fork, I placed the mixture above hot boiled water until it melted. This resulted in a creamy yellow paste.I was so confused as to what I was going to do with Shea Butter considering its very thick and hard in its natural state. Therefore, melting it was the best option. Melting longer results in less product overall. Next time I would probably melt only enough to be able to mix so I will end up with more product.
- Apply to hair.On my freshly washed hair, I applied the mixture in sections from roots to ends. I kept the remainder in a plastic cup and used throughout the process of installing my box braids. Overall I am happy with the results of my Shea Butter mixture. It was an inexpensive way to create a moisturizer for my hair with ingredients I know will only help my hair.