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Shea Butter

Do you style your hair often? Then, a heat protectant is a must. Do you know you can prepare one at home?

There are different ways to prepare a heat protectant. I wanted something that will be a combination of oils and butters, to get a shiny and smooth finish.

So, here’s what I came up with.

Shea Butter

Ingredients

Shea Butter – 8 Tbsp.
Avocado Oil – 2 Tbsp.
Argan Oil – 1 Tsp.
Aloe Vera Oil – 1 Tbsp.
Lavender Essential Oil – 10 Drops
Geranium Essential Oil – 3 Drops
Peppermint Essential Oil – 5 Drops

Instructions

Melt the Shea Butter in your double boiler.

When it is melted, remove from heat and refrigerate for a while.

Now, add it to your blender, or use a stand-in blender to whip it.

While whipping the Shea Butter, slowly add in all other oils and continue whipping.

Once the mixture is fully blended and fluffy, transfer to sterilized jar and use as needed.

How to Use the Heat Protectant?

Take a small dollop using a dry spatula and apply on your hair sparsely – don’t forget the tips. Now, style away!

Why Use This Recipe?

Heat protectants from the store racks are loaded with chemicals, even if they’re from supposedly natural or organic products. Why pile on more chemicals on your hair?

However, a heat protectant is a must, if you don’t want heat treatments to take a toll on your hair, leaving it frizzy, weak and damaged. After all, heat fries your hair and after a while, it could look bad, prone to breakage and rough.

However, when using only oils, you might need more of it for adequate protection, which means, your hair will be weighed down with! So, this recipe will not weigh down your hair when used right, nourish your hair and offer good heat protection.

Why These Ingredients?

Many say Shea Butter has similar properties like that of commercial heat protectants or silicones. However, we can’t use Shea Butter out of a jar, can we? It is a hard butter and you need other ingredients to make it pliant and light!

That’s where we have the oils come in! Avocado Oil is very similar to Silicone and has a high smoking point, so comes in handy in more ways than one. It also adds a nice sheen to your hair, nourishes and moisturizes it, so your hair doesn’t look like it was thrown into the wringer.

Argan Oil is another light and rejuvenating oil that you need for restoring your hair.

Rich in nutrients added with UV Ray protection from Shea Butter, this heat protectant can leave your hair nourished, smooth and shiny. Your hair will be frizz-free, soft, silky and most important, healthy.

Lavender, Geranium and Peppermint all help soothe and heal dry or damaged hair, though you can use Rosemary Essential Oil if you have oily hair instead of Geranium. Lavender works for all hair types, while Peppermint is ideal if you’re facing hair loss or hair thinning.

Try this recipe and let us know how it works for you. Don’t have time for DIY Recipes? Try HY Vitamins Hair Care Kit for rejuvenating and restoring your hair.