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Ultimate DIY Shea Butter Conditioner

Ultimate DIY Shea Butter Conditioner

Imagine lounging by the pool and watching the dog days of summer float away like the puffy clouds in the blue skies ... soaking in all the warmth and heat while watching the ice-cubes melt in your drink. Then, after a blistering hot day outside, you go inside and look in the mirror and LOVE what you see....

Healthy, full and vibrant hair...

 I want to share my secret with you. 

  • Heat can dry out hair and make it look frizzy. Shea butter to the rescue! 
  • Before using a straightener or curling iron, melt a bit of shea butter in your hand and mix it with another oil, like olive oil. Apply it directly to your hair strands and style away!
  • Thinking of sporting a natural Afro look this summer? Because Afro-textured hair is naturally dryer than other hair types, it requires more moisture, especially in harsher weather. Shea butter seals in the moisture without leaving it overly greasy - a win-win combination for an inspirational natural hair look without damage.  

Here’s my go-to recipe: 


Ingredients: 


1 cup shea butter (Get yours here)

1/3 cup oil (coconut, olive, almond or avocado oil works well)

4 tablespoons of castor oil or argan oil. 

4-6 drops of essential oil (lavender, tea tree oil, rosemary or frankincense) 

  1. Melt the shea butter in a microwave for 20 seconds, keep it on the windowsill for the sun to help out or place it in a glass container on a double boiler. 
  2. Once it’s melted, add in oils with a spoon or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. 
  3. Smell the essential oils and, depending on which oil you used, find a complimentary essential oil to mix into the conditioner.
  4. Divide your hair into strands.
  5. Using your fingers or a wide-tooth comb, add the conditioner to your hair, starting from the mid-strands to the ends. This will eliminate unnecessary buildup. 
  6. Use conditioner within a month of making.

Choosing an essential oil:

  • Tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties but can smell really strong. Consider mixing it with almond oil or coconut. 
  • Lavender smells lovely with olive oil and gives the conditioner a more subtle scent.
  • Avocado oil and rosemary balance one another so that your hair doesn’t smell like a delicious pizza (unless that’s what you’re going for, then try olive oil and basil as a combination). 
  • Not sure which oil is best? Check out this article by Healthline
  • The best part of making your own conditioner, apart from avoiding all the harmful chemicals, is that you can let your creativity flow! Choose different pairings of oils and essential oils until you find the one you love best. 


    Let us know which combinations you’ve tried in the comments or on our social media. 

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    Photo by miguel bruna on Unsplash

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