If you’re a part of our Facebook Group, (It’s All Natural!), you may have noticed a post from myself which promised not one, but TWO recipes that are guaranteed to give results and do not require any special equipment to prepare. This blog post will cover the first of the two so here we go!
So you have yourself a brick of Shea Butter that you’ve bought and so far all it has done is filled your wardrobe with that distinct nutty aroma, and regret at having spent money on it. It seemed like a good idea at first… Right? Yeah, actually it was a good idea. Because today I’m going to teach you how to turn that brick into something amazing. If you are High Porosity and a Type 4 (thirstiest hair ever), you’re going to love this.
Did you know, Shea Butter has so much Vitamin A in it, that it is basically classified as “Vitamin A Cream”!
So what do you need?
- 1/4 cup of Raw Shea Butter
- 1 tablespoon Sweet Almond Oil (or Macadamia)
- 1/2 teaspoon Castor Oil
- 10 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil (or Lavender)
- 1 teaspoon pure Aloe Vera Gel
- Hand Mixer (“borrow” your Mums, you’ll need it)
- Empty Tubs (200g/350g)
Soften the raw shea butter by placing it in a heat-safe container on top of a pan filled with a few centimetres of water. Heat on low to medium flame. Important: Do not melt the shea butter but let it soften so you can easily mix it. Keep stirring it as it softens up.
- Once softened, turn off the heat and add the sweet almond oil.Use a hand mixer to start mixing the ingredients for about 3-5 minutes or until well mixed.
- By this time, it should be creamier and almost white in colour. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a plastic spatula.
- Add in your essential oil and whip again for a full minute or two. Don’t worry if you over-churn the mixture, it only gets creamier.
- Pour in your Aloe Gel and mix for another minute.
- Now you must get on your knees and thank the Hair Gods for this creation… Or you could just, you know, scoop it into a container and try it!
And there you have it. Sheazam! This recipe will last you a month or so depending on your usage and will form the “O” and “C” component of your LOC method. If you don’t know what LOC is, where have you been, child?! Ask me and I shall explain… Or Google.
As a side note:
If you are regularly exposed to direct sunlight and your hair is unprotected, rather choose to use Lavender rather than Sweet Orange essential oil as citrus oils increase “photosensitivity“. That is a fancy man-in-white-coat word for “increased sensitivity to light”. Wear a headwrap or carry an umbrella.
If you do try this recipe out, please do tell me if you enjoyed it! My job is to get your hair to 8 plus 92. 100, baby! 🙂
Talk Natty To Me, Baby 😉