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Cocoa Butter

So, we’re looking at preparing a hair cream that would keep hair nourished, moisturized and most importantly, manageable.

The best thing about this cream is that, you’ll have most of the ingredients already! It is quite easy and needs very few items to get started with.

Cocoa Butter

Ingredients

Aloe Vera Juice – 8 Tbsp.
Xanthum Gum – ¾ Tbsp.
Avocado Oil – 30 Ml
Argan Oil – 1 Tsp.
Cocoa Butter – 6 Tbsp.
Vitamin E Oil – 1 Tsp.
Cypress Essential Oil – 10 Drops

Instructions

Melt the Cocoa Butter in your double boiler.

When it begins to melt, add the Avocado Oil to it.

Once melted, set it aside to cool down.

Add Aloe Vera Juice to a mixing bowl and sprinkle Xanthum Gum in it.

After a few seconds, mix it using a whisk or fork.

Once the Cocoa Butter cools down, add it to your blender.

Start whipping on medium-high adding in the Aloe Vera mixture slowly.

When the mixture begins to blend well, add the Vitamin E Oil, Argan Oil and the Essential Oil and continue whipping.

When the texture is fluffy and fully whipped, where the oils, butter and liquid has combined, you’re done.

Transfer contents to a sterilized jar.

Tips to Tweak the Recipe

If you want a more affordable or lighter cream, you can reduce Cocoa Butter and add more oil.

You could also be more generous with the Aloe Juice, if you want a more hydrating and nourishing cream that will also work as a detangler or for setting your curls.

If you’re worried adding more Aloe Juice will not get the cream consistency you want, swap it for Aloe Vera Gel instead.

You can swap Cocoa Butter for Shea Butter. It is a lighter butter, but also softer than Cocoa Butter, so you might need a tad more for creamy consistency.

You can swap Avocado Oil for any other carrier oil of your choice, including Olive Oil.

You can choose the essential oil(s) you love for this recipe. Cypress gives a nice woodsy aroma, though I have also tried other essential oils including Lemon, Cinnamon, Myrrh, Sweet Marjoram, Lavender, etc.

Why These Ingredients?

The combination of the ingredients, particularly, the aloe vera along leaves hair soft and silky. The cream nourishes the hair and keeps it healthy and strong, while also making it manageable. The best thing about the recipe is that it doesn’t weigh down the hair. However, feel free to alter the recipe to make it more to your taste.

How to Use the Recipe?

Little goes a long way – the reason we whip is also to make it easier to apply and spread. That way, we don’t weigh down the hair adding more cream than what’s needed!

Apply after hair wash and air-drying, or to dry hair before styling and style as usual.

Don’t have time for DIY Recipes? Try HY Vitamins Hair Care Range for yoru hair and scalp health. Their hair styling cream is enriched with Argan Oil and does wonders for your hair.