Friday, January 13, 2012

What's in your Shea?

I think I'm over my episodes of maddness. This afternoon I chilled, cooked a nice dinner and caught up with The Real Housewives of Atlanta, it's a guilty pleasure of mine that I can seem to kick. Reality tv with all its drama, foolishness and jokes is damn addictive.
My natural hair journey is a constant learning process. I am not afraid to try new things, because if I dont try I will never know. A while ago I made a concoction of shea butter, coconut oil, honey and castor oil and I have to say its the best. I adore shea butter especially the soft feeling that it gives my hair but the smell is not attractive at all. Coconut oil gives my hair the most amazing shine and castor oil is great for thickening up my hair. Honey is a great humectant and I read here that its great for defining curls, so why not add them all together?

When mixing all my ingredients together I didn't use any measurements, I just took a slab of shea butter and poured the coconut oil, honey and castor oil in until I thought there was enough of everything. I didnt want my mix to be too sticky so I didnt add as much honey as I did castor oil and coconut oil. My concoction wasnt very hard to make I just melted the shea butter in the microwave and added everythingelse in and gave it a good stir. When my current batch runs out I think I will whisk everything together using an electric whisk just so that everything is mixed in well.
The consistency is pretty smooth and I don't have to struggle getting any of the product out of the container and the smell isn't as strong either. If you can stand the smell of shea butter why not try adding a few drops of lavender oil. You can purchase pure lavender oil from Wilkinsons or Holland and Barretts. Holland and Barretts are having their penny sale right now, so get your goodies whilst their on sale :). Do you guys have any different ingredients in your shea butter?

2 comments:

  1. I had the most scanty hair on earth when i was on perms, but now that i am transitioning to natural, hope to see the difference. but the problem is that here in Ukraine, i aint entitled to good hair products as you are prolly due to language barrier. but i still hope to attain same result as you lol.
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  2. On no I am sure you are. Have you tried looking online, ebay and amazon and other online resources. Obviously you would have to a little bit extra of postaging and packaging but it is worth it :).

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