I put in another set of twists yesterday and needed something that would give them hold. I had some left over shea-butter and thought about using that, but because the shea-butter alone is pretty hard, I decided to make a mix instead.
Boiled some water
Put the block of shea butter(maybe about 2 tablespoons worth) in an old clean moisturizer container(sealed it tight)
Put the container in the boiling water for about 20 minutes until the Shea-Butter fully melted
Mixed 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil with the melted shea-butter
Mixed in a little less than 1 tablespoon of Aloe-Vera Gel(lily of the desert)
Put the closed container in the fridge for about 4 hours
I was left with this:
***I put in a little too much Aloe-Vera Gel because when I was half way done with my twists, I would see some and have to mix the Shea-Aloe mix more. So when I make it again, I would only put about 2 teaspoons. ***
My hair was ULTRA moisturized and the twists had amazing shine(could have been because of the Indigo too though). I plan on purchasing more Shea-butter when I go back to my parents because I love how my hair feels right now.
I used up everything on my hair when twisting. If I thought there would be some extra, I would have added a few drops of Tea Tree Oil and Vitamin E Oil as natural preservatives or kept it in the fridge.
Remember- Shea-butter and any water-based products don't have a long shelf-life. So use up quick or skip the Aloe Vera Gel