I have to say this is my BEST DIY I’ve done to date. Okay some of you may beg to differ, but since cut off my relaxer and rocking my natural hair I’ve been a crazy person with products. Let’s just say I’m a product junkie, I’ve almost bought a product every week, was a member of 2 curly hair subscription boxes (I’m still a CurlBox member) the entire things was (is?) really out of hand.
|Sorry I didn't get a picture of the Raw Shea Butter|
The biggest thing I was struggling with, with my old/new hair was moisture. One of the biggest challenges with natural black hair is moisture retention, and no product/styler I’d tried up until now had worked. So I decided to take the leap and make my own Shea Butter Moisturizer and Shea Butter Pomade. This is not just a black girl product, this can be used on all types of hair (think a deep moisture treatment you can wash out) and the best part is it can be used on your body too which is great for these cold months!
|Completed Shea Butter Moisturizer|
Shea Butter Moisturizer:
· 6-7oz Unrefined/Refined Shea Butter (depending on what you can find in your area)
· 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
· 1 tsp. Jojoba Oil
· 1 tsp. Castor Oil
· ½ tsp. Vitamin E
- In a large bowl add room temperature Shea Butter then add your oils
- Using a hand mixer blend the Butter/Oil until smooth
|Complete Shea Butter Pomade|
Shea Butter Pomade:
** There are no exact measurements with this since it’s all about what texture of pomade YOU want
· Dollop or more of Coconut Oil
· Dollop or more of Shea Butter Moisturizer
· Olive Oil
· Jojoba Oil
· Castor Oil or Jamaican Black Castor Oil
· Any other additional Oils your hair/skin love
Mix until a smooth creamy/springy consistency
Where to find products:
I’m lucky enough to have a store that carries all these items in one spot so I don’t have to go from store to store but if you don’t you can find these products at Whole Foods, Trader Joes (minus the Shea Butter), or your local health food store.
This was inspired by Naptural85’s YouTube post; check it out if you need more visuals on the how to!