D.I.Y Whipped Hair Butter For Natural Hair
Updated: May 1, 2020
It’s been over a month since the Covid-19 lockdown started in the UK. My hair products are running out and there are only a small selection of suitable products available in supermarkets for curly and kinky hair types. Unfortunately, our beloved hair shops have been closed along with other ‘non-essential’ stores. At this point I would love to fight against this injustice, as I stare in despair at the remains of my hair products.
I'm a simple woman; I like what I like and I keep my products affordable because I use them up quickly due to the thickness and volume of my hair. I have type 4b/4c hair which means I gravitate towards thick, creamy and hydrating formulas that will successfully seal moisture into my strands for up to two weeks. The only formulas that work for me always have a high shea butter and oil content – so I decided to make my own hair butter with ingredients I already had sitting in my home.
As this was my first time making a hair butter, I am sure that I will eventually update this recipe but so far I am happy with the results so I wanted to share it with you. The struggle is real for us kinkier hair goddesses (it shouldn’t be - that conversation is for another post) but fortunately there are simple natural recipes we can utilise to keep our crown’s flourishing throughout this pandemic.
Disclaimer: This formula is for type 4 hair types, however you can personalise this recipe by switching out the butter and oil in order to cater to your hair type.
YOU WILL NEED:
1 cup raw Shea Butter
2 tbsp Almond oil
1 tbsp Coconut oil
5 drops Tea Tree essential oil
5 drops Vanilla essential oil (optional)
1 Zip lock bag
1 Measuring cup
1 Mixing bowl
1. Combine the shea butter and almond oil in a bowl.
2. Boil a pot of water and place the bowl inside the pot to create a double boiler, stir until soft.
3. Add essential oils.
4. Use the whisk to whip the mixture together, it should be light and fluffy.
5. Create a piping bag by placing the ziplock bag inside of a large cup.
6. Scoop the whipped mixture into the ziplock bag.
7. Cut a hole in one of the corners of the bag and begin piping out the mixture.
8. If you want, you can use a chopstick or knife to further mix to create more space in the container.
9. Store container at room temperature
Comment below if you try this recipe!