Full disclosure: I am not in anyway educated in making natural hair products. The following DIY is based on my limited knowledge from attending workshops, using existing natural hair products and researching benefits of different ingredients for natural hair. Essentially I wanted to have a go at making my own hair moisturiser. Enjoy.
I can’t even tell you how much I’ve spent on my natural hair in the form of hair products to date. I’m constantly trying new products and they come with a price tag. I thought as part of my mini series leading up to my blogs 1st birthday it would be the perfect opportunity to have a go at making my own natural hair moisturiser and sharing the process with you so you can make your own too!
I’ve used ingredients that can be easily sourced online and in your cupboards so you don’t have to spend loads of money or time getting hold of them! This Sunday why not have a go at make your own natural hair moisturiser and incorporating it into your self-care Sunday routine.
What you’ll need:
- Plastic Jug
- Mug x 2
- Table Spoon
- Electric hand mixer
- Empty Container for end product
- Raw Shea butter – 10 tbsp
- Pure Coconut Oil – 10 tbsp
- Olive Oil – 5 tbsp
- Honey – 1 tbsp
- Lavender Essential Oil – 5 drops
- Tea Tree Essential Oil – 5 drops
1. Fill your pan with kettle boiled water. Place your raw shea butter into your plastic measuring jug and then place the jug into the hot water. This technique is known as double boiling.
(Don’t worry if you can’t measure your shea butter right now, just follow the steps to see how we make sure it’s 10 tbsp…)
You will notice the shea butter melting straight away and turning into oil. When the shea butter is fully melted decant into one of the mugs and leave on the side.
2. Place your coconut oil into the empty plastic jug and stir gently until fully melted. (Don’t worry if you can’t measure your coconut oil right now, just follow the steps to see how we make sure it’s 10 tbsp…)
When fully melted decant into the second mug and leave on the side for the next step.
3. Now take your table spoon and measure out 10 tbsp of melted shea butter and 10tbsp of melted coconut oil back into the original plastic jug. Give it a gentle stir together and then place in the fridge for 20 minutes until it begins to solidify.
4. When you notice the mixture starting to solidify, remove from the fridge. You can now add 5 tbsp of Olive Oil, 1 tbsp of Honey, 5 drops of lavender essential oil and 5 drops of tea tree essential oil.
5. Using your electric mixer you can now whisk the ingredients together. You will notice a change in the consistency and texture of your mixture. The aim is to get a buttery looking and thick mixture. Place your mixture back into the fridge for a further 10 minutes.
6. When you have removed your hair moisturiser from the fridge give it another mix with your electric mixer and decant into your chosen container. Now you have an all natural hair treatment for your curls made by you!
I would always say the fresher the better! I would recommend using your hair moisturiser within a week.
How to use
Apply water to hair and detangle as you usually would for a daily hair style. Using your fingers apply the product from root to tip. You can use a wide tooth comb to make sure you get all your strands. Wrap your hair with cling film or a plastic cap and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and continue with wash day!
I would normally apply a leave-in conditioner and seal with Jamaican castor oil after a deep treatment.
Now that you know how to make a simple natural hair moisturiser you can get really creative. Why not try using a different carrier oil? or do some research so you can choose the best essentials oils for your natural hair journey! Let me know in the comments below if you’re going to have a go or if you have any questions!
Thanks for checking out my post and I hope your enjoyed it!