After reading this post on AB’s blog, I decided to invest in DIYs. I’d try popular DIYs and see if they work for my hair.
Since I’ve been searching for the perfect moisturizer which is completely natural and easy to do, I found this simple DIY whipped shea butter on one of the natural hair blogs I follow judiciously, can’t remember if it is BGLH or not. Since I’m big on DIY-ing (lol that’s not even a word), I decided to give it a try. Well, let’s get right into it.
4 oz Shea Butter (this depends on how much of the whipped shea butter you’d like, you can use small if you want to test only, you can use more, it’s all what you prefer but I’d advice you start small so in case you don’t like it you can throw it away.)
Any essential oil of your choice.
Leave in conditioner or a regular conditioner which can pass for a leave in e.g VO5, Suave, etc.
Break shea butter into smaller pieces.
Melt shea butter in boiling water, ensure not all the shea butter melts if not you’d have shea oil and no butter, ensure some shea butter remains unmelted that is, half shea butter is oil while other half remains butter.
Add coconut oil, olive oil, leave in conditioner, detangler, essential oil at once and mix (more like beat it) all the ingredients with the shea butter until it looks like custard.
Allow to cool off a bit, you don’t want to scald your scalp.
The steps are illustrated in the pictures below:
What I did wrong
I forgot to break my shea butter into smaller pieces so as to avoid lumps. Don’t forget to do that.
I hope this DIY was easy, simple and helpful. How do you make your whipped shea butter? Is there any DIY you want me to try? Let’s talk.