Home made misture sealants for natural hair

Put on your apron, grab your utensils, and get to mixing:

1. Whipped Shealoe with Grapeseed Oil – great non-greasy sealant

Ingredients: – ½ cup unrefined shea butter – ¼ cup aloe vera gel – 2 tbsp grapeseed oil – 1 tsp pure honey (some say it helps to lengthen the moisturizer’s shelf life)

Instructions: Melt the shea butter slightly in a pot on the stove or by warming over a hot water bath. Do this until the butter is soft but not completely melted. Whip the butter with a hand mixer until fluffy.  Add the grapeseed oil and honey to the shea butter. Whip again.  Finally add the aloe vera gel.  Whip all the ingredients together on low speed. Cover the mixture and store in a dry cool place.

2. Spritz with Aloe Vera Juice – great for replenishing moisture

Ingredients: – ¼ cup water – 2 tbsp aloe vera juice – 2 tbsp glycerin – 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil – 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil – few drops essential oil (your favorite)

Instructions: Pour the water, aloe vera juice, glycerin, coconut oil, olive oil, and essential oil into a spray bottle (or spritz bottle).  Shake the bottle slightly, but not too hard, until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together.  Store the bottle in a refrigerator.

3. Leave-In with Whipped Shea – great for sealing and styling

Ingredients: – ½ cup unrefined shea butter – ½ cup leave-in conditioner (e.g., Kinky Curly Knot Today) – ¼ cup jojoba oil – few drops of essential oil (your favorite)

Instructions: Melt the shea butter slightly in a pot on the stove or by warming over a hot water bath. Do this until the butter is soft but not completely melted. Whip the butter with a hand mixer until fluffy.  Add the oils to the shea butter. Whip again.  Finally add the leave-in conditioner.  Whip all the ingredients together on low speed. Cover the mixture and store in a dry cool place.

Ladies, do you have any moisturizer or sealant recipes?  Please share!

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~ by louella001 on December 3, 2013.

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