Sunday, March 18

Shea-Aloe

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.

So I:
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

2 comments:

  1. So how much are you selling it for??? Just kidding, kind of. I have been itching to try shea butter for the longest and your mix sounds so moisturizing. I've recently given up making my own moisture mixes, while I love them, I just want to be able to purchase a moisturizer.

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    1. Lol!I know there are a lot of natural hair lines that make products similar to this. I only made it because I already had the ingredients. I am the same way about wanting to just purchase a moisturizer too!

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