Updated: Jun 24
One of the things I found as I transitioned to my natural hair was that it had a tendency to dry out quite often.
When I initially started growing out my hair, I tried a lot of different moisturizers and while they often worked at first, after a day or two, it was back to being dry.
I decided to experiment with some natural hair products to see if that would make a difference in maintaining my hair moisture.
I have been very successful with making my own hair butter. It has helped me maintain moisture in my hair and has also helped me with length retention.
The proof as they say is in the pudding...hair pudding that is.
Here are the simple ingredients I used to create my whipped hair butter. All ingredients used were natural and purchased from Amazon.com. You can also find them in the organic food aisle at a grocery store.
- 2 cups Melted African shea butter - 1/4 cup olive oil - 2 TBS peppermint oil (essential oil) - 1/4 cup jamaican black castor oil
- 2 TBS tea tree oil (essential oil) - 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
- 1/4 cup jojoba oil
- 2 TBS eucalyptus oil (essential oil)
I used a hand mixer to whip it all together.
It made quite a batch. I often store it in the fridge and only leave out what I will be using in a rubbermaid container.