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6 Pre-Poo Recipes for Natural Hair

Find easy and amazing pre-poo recipes for natural hair in this post!

What is Pre-Poo?

A pre-poo simply means pre-shampoo or before shampoo. It’s just like no ‘poo which means no shampoo. Anyway this is a method in your hair care routine where you first apply products to your hair then shampoo or wash your hair after about 15-30 minutes. The whole reason for pre-poo is to protect your hair and scalp from the harsh damages caused by the shampooing stage. By pre-pooing your hair, you’ll protect it from protein loss and stripping of its natural oils.

Pre-poo is no new concept either, believe it or not! The practice was first carried out by women from the Indian subcontinent. They massaged coconut oil on their scalps and hair length a few minutes before washing their hair. Coconut oil has actually been proven to protect hair strands from protein loss as well as keep hair cuticles healthy and shiny.

The best thing about pre-poo treatments is that they can be created right in your kitchen from edible ingredients! That’s right! Here at ilovesheabutter.com, we’re all for natural ingredients and DIY! So let’s get into mixtress mode with 6 of these pre-poo recipe for natural hair, shall we?!

6 Pre-Poo Recipes for Natural Hair

*Remember that you can adjust the ingredients according to your hair volume, thickness and length.

> Find easy and amazing pre-poo recipes for natural hair in this post!

1. Hair Protecting Coconut Oil Pre-Poo Treatment

Okay, as mentioned above, Indian women used coconut oil alone for their pre-poo. Now you can do this as well! Coconut oil protects hair from protein loss, which promotes stronger hair and prevents hair loss. It also stops water from filling up the hair strand and causing the hair cuticle to become rough. When the hair cuticles become rough, you know what it means – your hair will lose its natural shine. So a coconut oil pre-poo has a lot to offer for your hair!

Follow this article to see How to Do a Coconut Oil Pre-Poo Treatment for Your Hair Remember to only use 100% pure extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil.

2. Go-to Olive Oil Pre-Poo Treatment

If you’re averse to coconut oil for personal reasons or otherwise (I know some people are). Or if you find it makes your hair dry, use olive oil instead. I call it go-to because it’s so easy and quick to make. Here’s how:

What you need

Directions

Just warm up about 2-3 tbsp of olive oil (depending on your hair length/thickness) then add 1 tsp of raw honey. Mix them up then apply on your scalp and hair. Cover with a shower cap then wash off after 30 minutes.

3. Silky Hair Coconut Milk Pre-Poo

Coconut milk is amazingly hydrating and soothing to the scalp as well! Here’s how to do a coconut milk pre poo:

What you need

Directions

  1. Puree the avocado flesh in the blender till smooth and lump-free.
  2. Now add ¼ to ½ cup of coconut milk (depending on your hair length/thickness), followed by the olive oil and raw honey. Add lavender oil for scent and hair conditioning properties.
  3. Blend till well combined.
  4. Apply the mixture on your hair and cover up with a shower cap.
  5. Wash off after 30 minutes.

4. Soft Curls Castor Oil Pre-Poo

Castor oil, in particular Jamaican Black Castor Oil has got to be part of any naturalistas product stash. It’s not only good for conditioning but also has excellent hair growth properties and anti-fungal powers for a healthy scalp.

What you need:

Directions:

  1. Mix everything together and apply on your scalp and hair.
  2. Cover with a shower cap.
  3. Wash off after 30 min.

5. Deep Conditioning Egg Pre-Poo

Egg is necessary for those with weak hair that falls out and breaks easily. That’s coz it contains protein and sufur – two minerals essential for healthy hair strands. Check out this deep conditioning egg pre-poo

What you need:

Directions:

  1. Blend together all the ingredients till well combined.
  2. Apply to your hair, cover with a plastic bag and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  3. When the time is up, rinse off with cold water and a sulfate-free natural shampoo.
  4. You can do this pre-poo once or twice a month and not more, because too much protein is not good for your hair. If your hair is extremely weak and thinning, do it once a week.

6. Luxurious Shealoe Pre-Poo for Hydrated Hair

This one is super luxurious – you simply must give it a go! And it smells simply breath-taking!

What you need:

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend away till you get a fluffy white cream.
  2. Apply on your hair, cover with a shower cap then wash off after an hour.
  3. Say hello to the most awesome looking and feeling hair ever!

DIY Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioner

Shea butter makes a great leave-in conditioner on its own. But if you mix it up with other natural ingredients, you can make the ultimate DIY shea butter leave-in conditioner to nourish your hair on a whole new level!

Leave-in conditioners are used to seal moisture into hair until the next wash. They keep hair moisturized and soft. Shea butter is used as a leave-in conditioner for frizzy, dry and wild hair. If you’re planning on using it on fine and thin hair, make sure you use just a tiny amount otherwise it will make your hair greasy and limp.

Why shea butter? Shea butter is a superior moisturizer. It’s thick but at the same time penetrates deep. It’s perfect for sealing moisture into dry hair.

Let’s check out the recipe now!

DIY Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioner

Shea butter makes a great leave-in conditioner on its own. But if you mix it up with other natural ingredients, you can make the ultimate DIY shea butter leave-in conditioner to nourish your hair on a whole new level!

What you Need

Directions

  1. First begin by melting your shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler. You can simply mash it up with a spoon but if you want a smoother leave-in conditioner, first melt the shea butter. Instead of using a double boiler, you could consider using a makeshift one: Place your shea butter and coconut oil in Pyrex measuring cup and placing the cup in a pot filled with ½ cup of water. Make sure the water doesn’t enter the cup! Now heat the pot on a medium-low heat until the shea butter & coconut oil melt completely.
  2. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the olive oil and raw honey.
  3. Now keep the Pyrex cup in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. This is to make it solidify halfway so that when it’s easier to whip into a cream with a hand mixer.
  4. When the time is up, get it out and mix with a hand mixer until it resembles whipped cream.
  5. Then add the essential oils and mix again with the hand mixer.
  6. Transfer your DIY shea butter leave-in conditioner into a sterilized jar.
  7. Store in a cool place and use within a month for best results. It stores up to 3 months. You can keep it in the refrigerator.
  8. To use, scoop a little and apply to damp hair that’s just been washed with shampoo. Make sure you apply just enough – don’t over apply because you don’t want to grease up your hair!

Enjoy your DIY shea butter leave-in conditioner! It will leave your hair soft and moisturized!

DIY Shea Butter Hair Pomade

Pomade comes from the French word pommade meaning ‘ointment.’ With this, you can already tell the texture of hair pomade. It’s a waxy substance perfect for styling short hair and making it shhhiiine. It’s good for all hair types but Type 4 hair really benefits from it since it has long lasting moisturizing powers!

In the DIY shea butter hair pomade below, we’re going to be using all natural ingredients from Mother Nature. So you don’t worry about product build-up or chemical nasties on your hair! Yippee!

This shea butter hair pomade also gives light to medium hold so it’s just right to use. If you want more hold, all you gotta do is add 1 tsp more beeswax.

DIY Shea Butter Hair Pomade

Learn how to make a cheap and super easy DIY shea butter hair pomade right at home! It gives light to medium hold!

What you need

Why These Ingredients?

Beeswax – Traditionally, hair pomade was made using wax or lanolin. This is the base ingredient that makes the ingredient firm and gives holding power.

Shea butter – A soft butter, shea is intensely moisturizing and melts with body temperature. It keeps the hair pomade from being too hard. It’s also rich in nutrients for healthy hair.

Vegetable glycerin – This ingredient is a natural humectant. It prevents the hair pomade from being too greasy. Plus it helps add more texture.

Jojoba oil – This oil is an excellent moisturizer. It resembles the sebum secreted from the scalp. It softens the pomade to give it a good consistency and it is also a ‘dry’ oil which means the pomade won’t be greasy.

Essential oil – You can’t not add essential oils. They’ll give your pomade an amazing scent! I like to add wild orange, sandalwood, and lemongrass oils. These are all masculine or unisex scents. If you want a feminine scent, geranium is the one of the best.

Directions

  1. Using the double boiler, gently melt the beeswax pastilles, shea butter and jojoba oil to liquid form.
  2. Once that’s achieved, remove from heat and stir in the vegetable glycerin.
  3. Now drop in the essential oil and stir well.
  4. Pour the liquid into a salve tin or glass jar and store in a cool dry place.
  5. To use, rub a suitable amount between your fingers then apply on hair. Style as usual and you’re ready to go!

So go ahead and make your own DIY shea butter hair pomade! Make your hair look and feel fabulous!

Shea Butter and Low Porosity Hair | Does it Work & How to Use

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If you’re a naturalista, then you’ve probably already carried out the Hair Porosity Test. Don’t know what that is? It’s a simple test to see what kind of porosity your hair has. There are three kinds: high, normal and low porosity. Most Type 4 natural haired gals have low porosity hair.

Here’s how to do the Hair Porosity Test: Put a few strands of your clean hair into a glass of water. After like 30-60 minutes, come and check whether your hair is floating, has sunk or is in the middle. If it’s floating then you’ve got low porosity. In the middle means normal porosity and sunken means high porosity.

Each has their own pros and cons but let’s look at the ones for low porosity hair, shall we?

Pros of Low Porosity Hair

  • Once you get it moisturized well, lo-po hair retains the moisture very well.
  • It’s highly resistant to heat damage.
  • You don’t need to do a lot of protein treatments because it has a good protein balance.

Cons of Low Porosity Hair

  • Can be really dry – has a hard time absorbing moisture & oils.
  • Very prone to product build-up.

Using Shea Butter for Low Porosity Hair

Okay, now you know the pros and cons of your lovely hair type, let’s check out how shea butter is going to help it out!

Shea butter is a all-natural plant based butter. It is very nutritious since it contains lot of vitamins like A,E,K and F. Shea butter is rich in fatty acids (that’s vitamin F) that makes it a super duper sealant. So how does it help low porosity hair? You got that right. By acting as a sealant. You should try hard to seal moisture into your hair and shea butter will help you with that.

How to Use Shea Butter for Low Porosity Hair

So how exactly do you use shea butter for low porosity hair? Well, you can use it directly on your hair when it’s damp.

When you have low-porosity hair, a good moisturizing regimen is to rinse your curls in water daily then apply a tiny amount of shea butter on it to lock in the moisture.

Another way to use shea butter for low porosity hair is to make a shea butter mix. Use the mix in place of 100% pure shea butter. When you make a mix, it’s easier to apply, smells better and has more nourishing and moisture-sealing ingredients. I love this DIY hair cream from Beautymunsta as a natural sealant after rinsing out natural low porosity hair. It’s awesome so check it out. Otherwise, use plain shea butter – it’s your choice!

Where to Get Shea Butter

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Guys, don’t forget to use quality shea butter. Use only 100% pure unrefined shea butter. You don’t want to use a shea butter that has other additives like mineral oil, parfum and waxy stuff. That’ll just add to product build-up on low porosity hair. A good shea butter I love is from Perfect Body Harmony. Its odor is not overpowering plus I like that you can just scoop some shea directly from the jar. It’s very convenient.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Natural Hair Growth | How to Use

Apple cider vinegar or ACV is good for a lot of things. You can take a tsp in warm water first thing in the morning as a detox drink, you can use it to dissolve warts, you can use it to remove bubble gum on clothes…and you can use it to promote hair growth!

Okay, so apple cider vinegar can be used for natural hair growth! That's right curly haired girls! It's time to start using this...ahem stanky ingredient to boost your hair growth! Don't worry about the stank. You can easily mask it using essential oils!

How Does Apple Cider Vinegar Promote Hair Growth?

When applied to the scalp, it has a follicle-stimulating effect that invigorates the hair follicles. This encourages them to produce healthy long hair.

Apple cider vinegar is also rich in nutrients such as vitamin C, B-vitamins and ascetic acid. It also contains good bacteria. All these help nourish the scalp and fortify the hair strands.

The good bacteria helps breakdown residue on the scalp and hair, allowing room for healthy hair to grow through.

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Natural Hair Growth

1. Refreshing hair rinse. I wrote a post about this a while back! Apple cider vinegar hair rinses are simply magical for natural hair growth. They don’t just promote hair growth but also make hair appear shiny and conditioned. Basically to make the ACV hair rinse for natural hair, you need 1 part apple cider vinegar, 3 parts water and 10 drops lavender oil. You can read more about it here.

2. Nourishing ACV Hair Mask. Into your high speed blender, add 3 tbsp shea butter, 2 tsp apple cider vinegar and 2 tbsp aloe vera gel. Now blend till white and creamy. Pour it into a clean plastic container. Then add 15 drops of rosemary oil. Now mix with a chopstick till you get the oil combined. Store this hair mask in a cool dry place. Apple liberally on your scalp then cover your hair with a shower cap. Wait 2 hours before washing your hair. Ideally, do this hair mask on your wash day. It can be done monthly/bimonthly.

3. Hair Grower Spray. A hair grower spray is just what you need if you have no time to get messy with hair masks. All you need to do is pour 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar and 1 tsp liquid coconut oil into an amber spray bottle, then add 5 drops rosemary oil, 5 drops lavender oil, 2 drops thyme oil and 3 drops cedarwood oil. Now add ½ cup of distilled water. Cap the bottle and shake well to combine. Continuously spray your scalp with this mixture to promote hair growth. I’d spray this about 5 times a day.

Okay, my lovely naturalistas, that’s how you use apple cider vinegar for natural hair growth! Tell me how you use it. Or other remedies you have for gals suffering from thinning edges and stuff, please!

DIY Clarifying Shampoo for Natural Hair that’s Low Porosity

Low porosity hair is very prone to product build-up. And if you’re someone who loves your products, then you must use a clarifying shampoo at least once in a while to remove the residue they leave behind. You totally don’t need to dish out extra cash to buy a clarifying shampoo. Make it at home in a few seconds!

All you need are 4 ingredients and you have a perfect DIY clarifying shampoo for natural hair. Just so you know, this isn’t a foaming or soapy shampoo. It doesn’t form lather like store-bought shampoos but you’ll notice how cleansing and clarifying it is!

Before looking at the recipe, let’s first go through the role each of the ingredients play in this shampoo:

What Each Ingredient Does

⇒ Bentonite clay – Okay, so this natural clay is magical. It has the ability to suck out toxins, impurities and even heavy metals from the body. When you use it for your hair, it drives out grime, product build-up, gunk, stale sebum and everything dirty. It also fluffs up hair, making it soft!

⇒ Apple cider vinegar – We all know how ACV is clarifying. It’s a natural astringent so it removes stale oils and excess oiliness on the scalp and hair. It also helps loosen up product build-up and grime stuck on hair. ACV also promotes shiny hair.

⇒ Lemon oil – Lemon is associated with cleanliness. And it’s so refreshing for the scalp & hair. It is known to help remove dirt, excess oils and other impurities from the scalp and hair. It also makes your shampoo smell nice!

⇒ Water – You need this major ingredient to make your shampoo. You’re going to need just enough to form a semi-thick paste. Don’t make your paste too thick or too watery – just somewhere in between. If you’ve mixed henna before, you’ll know the kind of silky consistency we want. Kind of like thick yogurt…

DIY Clarifying Shampoo for Natural Hair that’s Low Porosity

diy clarifying shampoo for natural hair. This is a great hair clarifier for low porosity hair!

What You Need

Directions

  1. Dump all ingredients into the mixing bowl then slowly mix them up with your hand while pouring enough water.
  2. Once it’s a silky mixture without any clumps, it’s ready for use!
  3. Section your hair into two or four sections, and start applying till your scalp and hair is saturated.
  4. Make sure you work it in to help loosen dirt and product build-up.
  5. Tie up your hair and put it in a shower cap or plastic baggie.
  6. After five minutes, rinse off thoroughly in the sink using tepid water.
  7. Behold clean hair! Now you can squeeze out the excess water then apply a little shea butter to damp hair.
  8. Dry using a T-shirt or breakage-preventing absorbent towel .

In my opinion, this is the best DIY clarifying shampoo for natural hair, especially if it’s low porosity. What do you think? Are you going to try it out?!

Is Shea Butter Good for Dreads?

Is shea butter good for dreads? Find out in this post!

Now I’ve come across quite a number of people saying stuff like –

  • “don’t use shea butter for dreads!”
  • “shea butter gives gross residue!”
  • “shea butter can clog your locs”
  • “ shea butter will make your dreads come off and you have to start over..”

I only agree with one thing in all that flame above and that’s ‘shea butter will clog your dreads.’ It’s true – shea butter can clog your dreads BUT ONLY IF you don’t wash your dreads properly.

There’s a certain hair care regimen you have to be willing to take when you choose to wear dreads. It’s better not to use a lot of products, especially store bought hair care stuff. That’s because dreads are super prone to product build-up. Even if you use natural ingredients like shea butter, you’ll still end up with wax/oil residue overtime.

So what’s this regimen? It’s very simply, really. All you need is a good water-based shampoo (no oils/butters!) and a deep cleanser. I have a DIY Dreadlocks Shampoo on the blog, if you want to try it out. It should be used every time you wash your dreads.

Meanwhile, the deep cleanser helps in removing wax/oil residue from your dreads. It can be done once in 3 months, but not less than twice a year. It’s really important to remove residue from your dreads. You would not ever want stinky mold in your dreads! You can find the Deep Cleanser recipe here.

Is Shea Butter Good for Dreads?

Yes, it is. And I’ll tell you why – it’s because dreads can get amazingly dry for some people that they just HAVE to use some kind of oil/butter to hold moisture in. The top two recommended moisturizers for dreads are shea butter and cocoa butter. These are thick enough to seal in moisture for a long time compared to oils.

So what most people do is fill up a spray bottle with water then mist it all over their scalp and dreads. Then apply shea butter. However, it’s best to make a shea butter mix as shea butter alone is a bit heavy. I have 2 Shea Butter Recipes for Locs/Dreads on the blog, including a homemade dreads cream recipe. Check them out – they’re awesome! Or, try this shea butter and flaxseed gel recipe. Flaxseed gel is great for holding moisture in dreads!

Of course you must note that Caucasian dreads won’t do well with shea butter unless very little is used. Meanwhile, people with naturally coily/kinky type hair do very well with shea butter. But with any hair type, a little shea butter goes a long while. Definitely do not pile it up on your hair or you will end up with residue that’s hard to get rid of.

Shea Butter is good for Dry Scalp with Dreads

I was talking about just the dreads above but did you know that many dreads also have painful dry itchy scalps?! The perfect treatment for such scalps is shea butter and a few select essential oils.

For a dry scalp with dreads, I suggest doing a hot oil treatment with shea butter: Simply melt 2 tbsp of shea butter using a double boiler. Once melted, let it cool off for a minute then stir in 5 drops tea tree oil and 3 drops peppermint oil. Pour and massage this all over your scalp. Let it sink in for an hour or two then wash your hair very well using your shampoo. You can also make your own DIY Dreadlocks Shampoo (follow the link to my fav recipe).

Where to Get Shea Butter

Always ensure to get 100% pure unrefined shea butter with no additives. This type is the real shea butter with all nutrients intact. You can get Pure Body Harmony’s 100% Pure Raw Organic Shea Butter that comes in a UV protectant amber jar.

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Shea Butter for the LOC Method | How to Do it

So many naturalistas out there are raving about the LOC method. What is this LOC method? If you don’t already know, it’s a method of layering the hair length with products in a specific order, to maximize and retain moisture.

People are crazy about the LOC method because hair stays moisturized for days so there’s no need to keep moisturizing it that regularly!

Learn how to do the LOC method with shea butter!

How to Use Shea Butter for the LOC Method

LOC stands for Leave-in-Conditioner, Oil and Cream. So you first appy leave-in on your hair, followed by oil then cream. All these are products you must be already be using! Let’s go into more details about the three steps:

1. Leave-in Conditioner. The leave-in conditioner recommended for LOC is a water-based moisturizing leave-in, applied to clean hair. Many girls also spray their hair with water in a spray bottle for better moisturization. One of the best leave-in conditioners you can use is SheaMoisture Curl and Style Mix!

2. Oil. Now to lock in the moisture, you need a thin layer of oil applied to the length of your hair. The oil you use depends on the porosity of your hair. Most naturals, especially Type 4 coily haired gals, have high porosity hair which means it tends to get dry easily. Basically, if your natural hair is dry, dehydrated and thirsty, then you need to use heavier oils. So suggested oils to use are EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) and jojoba oil, both of which are medium-thick so your hair gets moisturized but doesn’t feel greasy.

3. Cream. This is the final step and it uses a creamy moisturizer, mostly butter-based to assist the oil lock up all the moisture into your hair. This product should not have water in it. Cuz that defeats its purpose of sealing the moisture, doesn’t it? Now this is where shea butter comes in. Instead of store-bought, you can make your own creamy moisturizer using shea butter!

There are a lot of DIY recipes out there but my favorite is the one from Beauty Munsta. Here it is:

DIY Shea Butter Hair Cream

I just substituted the essential oils with what I like – geranium & lavender.

What you need

Directions

  1. Melt the shea butter and coconut oil in the double boiler.
  2. Once melted, pop it into the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes until it turns opaque.
  3. When the time is up, get it out and whip it using a hand mixer. Keep whipping till it gets creamy.
  4. Now it’s time to add the aloe vera gel! Blend on high speed first, then reduce to low speed as it gets combined. Scrape down the sides frequently to ensure all the aloe vera gel pieces get mixed in.
  5. And that’s it! Your creamy moisturizer for the LOC method is ready! Transfer to a clean container and store in a cool dry place.

Note: This creamy moisturizer is not very greasy and won’t weight your hair down because it contains aloe vera gel. That’s why I love it! The LOC method combines 3 whole products that can leave your hair feeling a bit greasy. But if your creamy moisturizer isn’t heavy like this one, then you have better chances of avoiding greasy hair! However, if you feel the aloe vera gel isn’t working out in the recipe, then leave it out. Maybe your hair is too dry and needs the extra oils!

My Tips for the LOC Method

  • Some girls actually see better results when they apply the cream first then the oil, meaning LCO method instead of LOC. So if LOC method doesn’t seem to cut it for you, then try the LCO method!
  • Try the LOC method for at least up to 3 hair wash days then decide if it’s for you or isn’t.
  • The LOC method may not be for you if your hair is oily, very thin or has product buildup. That’s because LOC is filled with products and you don’t want to be using a lot of products on your hair if it falls in the above three categories.
  • How often to do this? Of course it depends on your hair. Some people do it on a weekly basis. But personally, doing it every after wash day is fine.

Shea Butter and Flaxseed Gel Recipe | DIY Curl Custard!

You must have heard of flaxseed gel if you’re a natural hairsta who loves using homemade products. Flaxseed gel is all the rave in the natural hair care world. And with good reason too! It provides amazing hold when styling and has moisture-sealing properties too.

Now when you mix shea butter + flaxseed gel, you get an amazing curl custard that has excellent holding power. If you love styling your curls, then you gotta try this shea butter and flaxseed gel recipe!

DIY Shea Butter and Flaxseed Gel Recipe

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What you need

Directions

  1. Begin by preparing the flaxseed gel. It’s pretty easy: Simply boil 2 cups of water then add the flaxseeds. Let it boil for 7 minutes. Turn off the heat when all the mucilage is released to form thick slimy gel. Yeah, I know I used the word ‘slimy’ but that’s the best description I could get. Don’t be disgusted lol.
  2. When the gel is ready, strain it using a fine mesh strainer.
  3. So while you’re preparing your flaxseed gel, melt the shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler.
  4. Once melted, let it cool off for a minute then pour in the flaxseed gel.
  5. Whip the ingredients using your hand mixer until you see a whitish cream.
  6. Leave it to cool and harden in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  7. Style your curls with this beautiful curl custard!

Do you use flaxseed gel in your natural hair care regimen? Have you ever mixed it with shea butter? Tell me in the comments below!

DIY Shea Butter Recipes for Dry Hair

Dry hair is so frustrating. It feels brittle and looks frizzy. How in the world can you manage to moisturize dry hair without spending a lot on moisturizing hair products and conditioners? I have an answer to that – using all natural shea butter!

Shea butter is the top most choice for many people with dry hair, especially curly haired people. It is a superior moisturizer that acts as a sealant. This means it seals moisture into the hair strands, keeping hair looking hydrated.

Below are three useful shea butter recipes for dry hair. They have worked for many people so prepare to have your dry hair moisturized and soft in no time!

3 Shea Butter Recipes for Dry Hair

Looking to moisturize your hair? Try any of these 3 shea butter recipes for dry hair!

1. Whipped Shea Butter Mix for Dry Hair

What you need

Directions

  1. Melt the shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler.
  2. Once melted, snip off the edge of the vitamin E capsule and squeeze out the oil.
    Then stir in the aloe vera gel and essential oils.
  3. Place your mixture in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to set.
  4. When the time is up, get it out and whip using a hand mixer for a couple of minutes.
  5. Transfer the whipped cream into a sterilized container.
  6. Use in place of your usual moisturizer.

2. Moisturizing Shea Butter Hair Mask

What you need

Directions

  1. Begin by melting shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil in a double boiler.
  2. Once melted, stir in the raw honey and set aside in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  3. Then get it out and mix everything up using a hand mixer till you see it turning white and creamy.
  4. Store in a sterilized container in a clean dry place.
  5. Use a suitable amount in your hair and scalp then put on a shower cap and a hot damp towel on top.
  6. Let it sit for an hour or two then wash your hair well.

3. Deep Conditioner with Shea Butter

What you need

Directions

  1. Melt the shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil using a double boiler.
  2. Then set it in the refrigerator to cool down for 15 minutes.
  3. Get it out, add the geranium oil then whip using a hand mixer till creamy.
  4. Apply to strands, leave on for 10 minutes then rinse off. Or use as a leave-in conditioner. Both work well.

I can’t wait for you to try out any of the shea butter recipes for dry hair! Please come back and tell me if you loved any of them!