I must admit that I was not a Shea Butter fan at all, the smell is not the best and it’s kinda greasy too. I’ve always had a million complaints about this product, but I now know why. Over the past couple of years, I have been listening to what my hair is saying to me and it has stated that it does not respond well to just Shea Butter, therefore, I had to improvise and after a few trials and a lot of errors I finally came up with my very own DIY Shea Butter Moisturizer.
None -the less I use to use this DIY She Butter moisturizer and it did wonderful things to my hair. This Shea butter mixture has tremendously helped my hair with moisture retention and growth!
It’s quick and easy to make and it cost a lot less than buying a moisturizer or a twisting gel/cream for your hair. With this DIY You will have complete control of what you put into your hair. So I do highly recommend you try this and other homemade products.
What You Will Need For Your DIY Shea Butter Moisturizer
- Glass Bowl
- Empty Container
- Oils: Jojoba, Vitamin E, Wheat Germ, Grape Seed, Castor Oil
- Essential Oil: Lemon Grass/Lavender/Rosemary. For more details on Oils, you can go here
Method for DIY Shea Butter Moisturizer
1. Add Shea Butter to empty Bowl
If you find it too hard, heat the bowl in warm water or microwave for 45 seconds
2. Add Jojoba, Vitamin E, Wheat Germ, Grape Seed, Castor Oil and essential Oil to Shea Butter
3. Mix all ingredients together until mushy
4. Pour into the empty container. You can also blend the ingredients together it will make the Shea Butter whippy and smooth.
5. Add completed DIY Shea Butter Moisturizer mixture to storage container
How Does This DIY Shea Butter Moisturizer Help Natural Hair?
I have used this DIY Shea Butter Moisturizer for my ends, to do Bantu knot outs, twist outs and flat twist out. It nourishes my edges and slowly penetrates the shaft of my hair.
- Prevents breakage – It slowly penetrates your hair shaft keeping moisturized, dry hair is hair that is easy to break
- Heat Protectant – The Grapeseed Oil in the DIY Shea Butter Moisturizer has a higher burn rate than most oils and can be used when blow drying your hair
- Softens Hair – Softening your hair does not mean it will change hair texture it just means for your type of hair it will become more manageable.
- Stimulates growth – Castor oil works miracles for hair growth and this DIY Shea Butter Moisturizer has loads of castor oil. Use the moisturizer on your edges or just ad the castor oil directly.
- Saves Money – WIth the amount of product in each bottle you can make a few months of moisturizers. It will, in the long run, cheaper than buying an expensive moisturizer
- Kid Friendly – All these ingredients are natural and child-friendly. I have used the same mixture in my daughter’s hair
- Product Control – You know exactly what ingredients are in your DIY Shea Butter Moisturizer