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By Chinwe of Hair and Health

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!

Chinwe

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38 Comments on "3 Simple Recipes for Homemade Moisturizers and Sealants"

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paseka

i have a baby with a very hard dry hair.she is 11 months old and please help how i can care for her hair.i have heard of coconut oil use bt cant find it more easily here in Bots.where can i get raw Shea butter in my country?

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Annie

I seal my hair with a mix of shea butter, coconut oil and castor oil. I Just melt the shea butter and coconut oil and add the castor oil. I only need to use a tiny bit and it makes my hair incredibly soft and shiny if I use it over Aussie Miracle Moist conditioner on slightly damp hair.

Sharon Yvette Hatcher
Sharon Yvette Hatcher

I know this might seem silly, but I combined water, aloe Vera juice, glycerin, lottabody, coconut, avocado oils to a spray bottle. It feels absolutely yucky going on, but my hair feels so good after it dries. Do I still need to add the C to this?

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Lucia

I try all this before and my hair felt like a barbedwire.Now I use coconut oil with a hot took,and after washing use a heath blocker blow out and use Argan oil ,the hair stay moist and bouncy.

Danielle

I imagine you could use the sealant as the ‘O’ but personally I would use it as the ‘C’ in the loch method and maybe cut out the ‘O’ making it the LC method as there seems to be enough oil and cream in the sealant mixture. Then again, I don’t really use the LOC method on a regular basis and my regimen is very very basic.

Mackenzie

If you follow the LOC method, would the sealant mentioned here be used in place of simple EVOO or Coconut Oil? Would this be the “O” in the process? I’m asking because it seems a bit heavy to use my leave-in, the whipped sealant, THEN a cream…anyone know? I’d like to try it , but my hair responds poorly to product overload.

Lavoire Beauty Co.

my favorite home-made moisturizer / leave-in conditioner contains aloe vera juice, aloe vera gel, rosemary water, glycerine, conditioner, essential oils and water.
my favorite home-made sealant contains shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil, cod liver oil, castor oil and essential oils

Suz

How long do these mixtures typically keep? Do they go bad or flat?

Jacqueline

Thank you for this post. I actually dd the big chop back in 1997, but have been getting my hair pressed, and not permed.I began purchasing oils and such. So now I know how to put it together. Thank you for these wonderful recopies 🙂 Much love!

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Tasleem El-Amin

Where would I find glycerin?

Tia

My hair shrinks 75 precent when wet how can I stretch it out without using any heat ? [imgcomment image[/img]

Kita Wooten

Dear Tia

I really appreciate your posting this video. It was pretty informative. In the spirit of helping spread the word about being Natural; its only right that I tell you and others about a young lady who I believe you’ll appreciate as well. Her website is ITSNATURALORNOTHING. (.COM BY THE WAY.) I truly encourage you and others to check her out; and thanks again for taking the time out to create this video for us. -S. Neal

HairToLearn
On youtube a lot of people give advice on how to stretch hair with methods such as banding. So search them out. However post washing I usually twist my hair because it dries faster that way. The upside is that is it curly the down side is that it is very shrunken, 70%. I hate it that way, so I usually stretch it somewhat that day in pigtails so I can tolerate wearing it out and then that night I put my hair in chunky plaits. So basically a braid out on top of a one day old twist out… Read more »
Krystal

I just learned about something called Cupuacu butter and ordered some to make my own moisturizer! It’s not as greasy as shea, and I hate my hair to be greasy because then my hands get greasy throughout the day, leading a greasy face etc. I haven’t made the cream yet but I’m hoping I found my miracle butter!

mememe
I tend to just mix extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, sahara oil, argan oil, jasmine oil, mustrad oil, black caster oil and almond oil with blue magic hair grease. I have used blue magic since I was little and my hair is used to it, it is the only thing that makes my hair shiny and stops my scalp drying out. From what I can see it doesnt have anything nasty in it (i could be wrong) and in this cold english climate, if I were to just use oil, my scalp would need to be greased four times… Read more »
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Tia
Hey Naturals… I need some help! If anyone would like to help me, I feel disorganized when it comes to taking care of my hair, first of all, I have 3 different textures, from wavy, to no texture at all to curly…my hair straightens easily without heat ONLY when I roller set it, It’s not thick nor thin…I have been following this website since 2009, when I did my first BC…it’s 2013 and i’m still lost, the articles just intimidate me at times, the only advice I have been able to follow is “listen to your hair”…I wash my hair… Read more »
HairToLearn
This is very late but I think the other ladies gave you some great advice. You could simplify your routine a bit. However if you are still looking for some advice I have given some suggestions below. This is just a basic routine that is easy to amend for personal use. Sorry for the length. Cleanse – co-washing is great, but you could try to have a couple of different conditioner/cleansers that provide something different for your hair. For example I do one that is primarily moisturizing meaning no proteins, cones etc. Then I have another conditioner that has proteins… Read more »
Nique
Hi, your regimen looks ok to me, it just seems like you may be over doing it. You shouldn’t have to use Moisturizing lotion every night, plus it may not be good to use the lotion it usually sits on the hair instead of moisturizing it. You say that you only co-wash, which is not bad, but you may need to clarify your hair once a month with a non sulfate shampoo, to strip the hair and start over. I’ve learned that to much conditioning overtime actually blocks the hair from receiving moisture, and will cause it to dry. I… Read more »
Tia

Thank you for your advice, Nique. What is a good non-sulfate shampoo…? 🙂

Nique

Jane Carter’s shampoo is really good, and also Karen’s body beautyful if you check out her site you can pick what fragrance you want. I heard she is bringing her line to target next month so you might want to hold on a little longer. I believe jane carter’s line is already available at target. Im not sure if you like minty type products but trader joes tea tree shampoo and conditioner is good. I use that when i feel like me scalp needs a little extra help.

Angelica

Here is my favorite DIY moisturize and sealing recipe.

Natalie

Great recipes I just make a simple shealoe mix 40% shea to 60% aloe gel and I can use it on my body and face as well.

BigSyd4life

I just use plain old water and Shea butter (or coconut oil) and that’s it. I used to be into the mixing and measuring but my hair would always seem really greasy and weighted down….less is more for my hair, but these recipes seem interesting!!

Grey Poupon

I’m all about simplicity and this is way too much for me lol. To me, simple is washing my hair, applying castor oil (since its winter time) and being done. Until its time to wash again, I spritz my hair with regular H20 and seal with the castor. All that mixing and maxing, man I just can’t lol.

hairscapades

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hairscapades
I just started making a simple coconut oil whip for my body and started using it on my hair and I LOVE it!! I used to get dry, crunchy hair at the end of the day when I used coconut oil to seal. But, I think whipping it eliminates that b/c the coconut oil doesn’t go solid at cool temps. It’s aerated in a way and stays light and keeps my hair soft and moisturized. I’ve used coconut oil to pre-poo for the last 2 years (in the form of Vatika Oil). But just now starting to use it to… Read more »
Kita Wooten

DearBlackgirllonghair,

I really appreciate your posting this video. It was pretty informative. In the spirit of helping spread the word about being Natural; its only right that I tell you and others about a young lady who I believe you’ll appreciate as well. Her website is ITSNATURALORNOTHING. (.COM BY THE WAY.) I truly encourage you and others to check her out; and thanks again for taking the time out to create this video for us. -S. Neal

Tabatha

These are great I can’t wait to try them.

Candice

Do people who make their own products find that they are more effective than moisturizers and sealants bought in stores?

Natalie

Homemade is the way to go, you can customise with different fragrances, it lasts so much longer and I find them more effective than shop bought stuff that always has to have preservatives and I think this impacts negatively on your/my hair.

Tati

Yes, I do. I prefer home made products because I can adjust the recipes to fit my hair’s needs.

For example, in the winter I make my moisturizing creams with extra shea butter than I would normally add to give that extra seal needed during arid, cold weather.

However in the summer I use less shea butter and more coconut oil because the weather is less dry and I wash my hair more often so I don’t need so must sealant. It also makes my hair feel lighter, which is great for summer styles.

Kisha

great info! thanks!

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