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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Healthy Hair Ingredient | Shea-Hibiscus Crème Recipe

Shea Butter To Protect And Soften Natural Hair

It's time to make my beloved Shea Butter again!

The last time I made Shea Butter was last year (November 2014), called the Shea Butter Crème de la Crème Recipe. As I was using this butter, I found that this particular ingredient (along with other natural ingredients) keeps my hair and body soft and healthy from the harsh winter winds. I loved this butter so much that I decided to tweak the recipe to create a new butter for my specific hair needs.

Let's get started!

Shea-Hibiscus Crème Recipe

You will need:

Shea-Hibiscus Crème Recipe

  • 1 cup (8oz) Unrefined Shea Butter (protects against environmental stress)
  • 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil (shines and moisturizes, stimulates hair growth, conditions scalp
  • 2 tbsp. Castor Oil (humectant, cleanses toxins from scalp, thickens hair)
  • 2 tbsp. Sweet Almond Oil (high in Vitamin E, smooth hair cuticle, softens hair)
  • Pinch of Hibiscus Powder (decrease shedding, increase shine, promotes hair growth)
  • 5 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil (fight hair loss, treat oily hair, and cure scalp conditions)
  • Ziploc Bag
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Electric Mixer
*use any oils you like for your specific hair needs

Making the Shea butter mixture:

Have your Shea butter out in room temperature for a few hours before starting the recipe, so it could be soft to work with. If you did not leave your Shea butter out, boil a pot of water and place your bowl inside the pot to create a double boiler. Continue to stir until soft.

Shea-Hibiscus Crème Recipe

In the mixing bowl, begin to mix the Shea butter ONLY until creamy. Add the oils to the cream, then mix until your products are well blended.

Shea-Hibiscus Crème Recipe

Shea-Hibiscus Crème Recipe
Create a piping bag by pouring the Shea crème into a Ziploc bag. Cut a hole in one of the corners of the Ziploc and squeeze the mixture into your glass container.

Shea-Hibiscus Crème Recipe

*For best effect, always choose unrefined butter. Refined shea butter has undergone some form of processing in order to remove  the nutrients and change its properties. Refined shea butter is generally white, instead of ivory (off-white). It is not considered as "healthy."

Shea-Hibiscus Crème Recipe

Natural hair says: give the Shea butter crème a try if you need something to protect your hair for the colder months, have Shea butter laying around getting crusty and crumbled, or if you are looking for a simple DIY recipe to try. You can always tweak it to make it your own.

Shea Butter To Protect And Soften Natural Hair
Always Desire Your Natural,
Christina J

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