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Black Hair Care Tips: Healthy Hair Butter – Make your Own

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One of the best black hair care tips you can find is how to make your own hair butter. This is an easy recipe for the perfect home made hair product which works well as a non-water based moisturizer. It can also be used on your face and body.
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You can find the ingredients at your local health food or sometimes the ethnic food markets. If you like to shop online, you can also find them very easily at stores such as drugstore.com. This is actually where I get my shea butter and my essential oils.

Black Hair Care Tips: Ingredients for Healthy Hair Butter

2c of Raw Shea Butter – Shea butter is known for its healing qualities.
Add up to 4T of one or many natural oils depending on the type of treatment you need:

  • Olive Oil – Helps prevent dryness
  • Jojoba Oil – Great for sealing in moisture. Known for having healing qualities.
  • Coconut Oil – High moisture retaining capacity so it is great for softening, moisturizing and preventing breakage.
  • Carrot Seed Oil – Carrot seed oil strengthens weak, damaged hair. It also promotes the growth of new hair
  • Grape Seed Oil – An odorless oil which can help add shine and moisture to your hair. Grapeseed oil is known for having a high content of linoleic acid, an important fatty acid that supports cell health. So it helps promote growth, adds strength and helps prevent breakage.
  • Almond Oil – Has natural sunscreen properties that can protect the hair and scalp from the damage caused by the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun. Also has great nutrients for hair and scalp.
  • Ylang Ylang or Eucalyptus- helps prevent dandruff
  • Instructions:

    1. Place all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave. Approx 2 minutes at 80% power is good.
    2. Blend with electric mixer until creamy.

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    Bonus Tip – Dry scalp or Dandruff

    Burdock root oil, also called Bur oil, was traditionally popular in Europe as a scalp treatment applied to improve hair strength, shine and body, combat hair loss. It also was used as an herbal remedy to get rid of dandruff and scalp itching, promote healing of skin and scalp conditions. Gently massage Burdock root oil extract into the scalp. For better results use regularly and after you wash your hair.

    Remember, when natural hair care tips it is important to keep your hair moisturized, seal in moisture with the proper natural oils and use protective hairstyles with these products to avoid breakage.

 

Remember, when caring for your natural hair it is important to keep your hair moisturized, seal in moisture with the proper natural oils and use protective hairstyles with these products to avoid breakage.

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3 comments

  1. lela says:

    I’m having alot of breakage and shedding during my weekly shampoo and conditioning routine. Is this normal during transition? How can I stop or minimize this?I did a pre poo with organic virgin coconut oil, shampooed with Shea moisture moisture retention shampoo, did an egg treatment, and conditioned with herbal essence (slacked up some once I got to conditioner). Help!

    1. Natural Hair Care Tips says:

      We lose about 100 or more strands of hair a day naturally, so if you wear your hair in protective styles most of the time, say you have it braided for a week, and you take it out, you might notice what seems like a lot of hair coming out. Otherwise it is hard to know what is normal. Just make sure you are doing a deep conditioner on a regular basis, don’t be too rough with your hair, avoid using elastics or other accessories that can break your hair. Its more than likely that it is coming out in “regular” amounts.

    2. tiniesha says:

      Hi lela, your hair can also be suffering from too much protein, try conditioning with a regular deep conditioner and see if the results are any different. Also NHCT could be right if youre always doing protective styles, you see alot of shedding when taking down your hair and detangling, try to do less manipulation(combing,brushin ect) to you hair also thatll result nin less breakage. Im transitionng also and going through breakage also, so far ive kept my hair more protective styles, moisturize more and trim my ends, i have less breakage! Good luck on your journey!

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