I get lots of questions about the types of products I use in my hair. Surprisingly not many, I have a few tried and true products that I use constantly. I try to keep my hair maintenance routine as minimal and low cost as possible. I’m not a product junkie and I pick products based on my specific hair problems. Dryness is a huge issue for me. My hair has always been prone to dryness even more now that I bleach/ dye it. So I favor creams and butters versus oils for my moisturizing needs. I personally find oils just sit on top of my hair causing it to feel greasy and does nothing to help my dryness. The heaviness of a butter helps tame my thick coily while providing a light hold.
My favorite moisturizer is a combination of raw Shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil and a few essential oils like tea tree and peppermint. All of these ingredients are natural and can be found in a local health food store. In less than 5 minutes you can have a custom moisturizer made especially for your hair or body.
In a medium bowl use your mixer to whip 1 cup of raw shea butter. Once your shea butter is nice and fluffy add a few tables spoons of coconut and jojoba oil (I just eye ball it but start with 2-3 each). Continue whipping. Finish it off with a few drops of your favorite essential oils (15- 20 drops). If you want something really fragrant try lavender or lemon. Store it in a jar with a lid.
This is really simple and you can adjust the amount of oil based on your hair needs. I use this on my freshly washed hair paying special attention to my ends. You can use this as a daily moisturizer as well just make sure you clarify your hair every so often to prevent build up.
So what do you think? Would you make your own hair moisturizer? What is your biggest hair challenge?