Step 5: DIY Hair Moisturizer – Shea & Jojoba Moisturizing Butter Shea butter is one of the top ingredients found in a lot of natural hair products and works a natural humectant for your natural hair. It also contains a unique fatty acid complex and serves as a phenomenal moisturizer. Shea butter is naturally thick, so you’ll have to melt it down in order to mix up your own Shea butter recipe. DIY Shea Butter Hair Moisturizer Recipe
- 2 cups melted Shea butter
- 1 tbsp Jojoba oil
- 1 tbsp Aloe Vera juice or gel
- 10 drops Vitamin E oil (or 2 capsules/ 2 tsp)
- 2 tbsp Castor oil
- 5 drops lavender oil
Directions: Add all ingredients to a blender and whip on medium to low power for about 2 minutes. Allow your mixture to sit and solidify overnight. Your Shea butter mix is ready to use once it has hardened! Click Next Page for the next recipe
Step 6: DIY Styling Gel – Flaxseed & Aloe Vera Styling Gel Flaxseeds are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which is really great for strengthening your natural hair. These tiny little seeds can help restore moisture to dry and brittle hair, increase scalp health, and they also contain disease-fighting compounds that are believed to help fight against hair loss. DIY Styling Gel Recipe
- 1/4 cup whole flaxseeds
- 2 cups water
- 2 tbsp Aloe Vera gel
- 3-5 drops of your favorite essential oil fragrances (peppermint, rosemary, lavender, patchouli, etc)
Directions: Boil 2 cups of water and add flaxseeds until a thick, white froth forms at the top of the mixture. Pour the mixture through a strainer and into a glass or ceramic bowl. Add remaining ingredients and allow to cool. Pour into an airtight container and store in the fridge or use immediately to twist, braid or style your hair however you would like. Check out these other 4 Flaxseed Gel Recipes More DIY Recipes here
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