3 Simple Recipes for Homemade Moisturizers and Sealants

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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!

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Chinwe

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37 thoughts on “3 Simple Recipes for Homemade Moisturizers and Sealants

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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  5. 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?

  6. 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.

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