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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

Empow­er­ing wom­en of col­or to break bar­ri­ers. Cherish.Thy.Melanin. https://cherishthymelanin.com/
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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 »
luvmykinkz

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nina abbass

j’ai com­mencé a lais­sé naturel je voudras avoir de trés bon résul­tat dans quelques mois
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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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