Do hair masques control frizzy hair? Certainly!! Deep conditioning shea butter hair masque works perfectly.
An intensive deep conditioning hair masque with natural ingredients helps to tame the frizzy hair and repairs dry, damaged hair. Moreover, it acts as a good natural hair conditioner besides nourishing the hair. An instant remedy for frizzy hair!
Here’s a simple DIY Shea Butter Hair Masque recipe to deep condition dry & damaged hair.
Shea butter is highly moisturizing and repairs dry, damaged hair. Avocado oil is rich in antioxidants and best for treating dry hair and stimulating hair growth. If Jojoba oil strengthens the hair follicles, then Argan oil protects and repairs hair, thus promoting hair growth. In addition to that, Olive oil and Marula oil help to reduce dryness in the hair and act as a natural moisturizer. Adding in Vitamin E oil helps to retain moisture. I always prefer Neroli oil in all the DIY recipes because of its uplifting fragrance and calming tendency.
Rosemary Oil helps with hair re-growth and Lavender Oil helps to prevent thinning of hair. Please be cautious while adding rosemary herbs or their essential oil to any of your DIY recipes! Do not use it if you are pregnant.
Shea Butter – 200 g
Argan Oil – 50 mL
Avocado Oil – 50 mL
Marula Oil – 50 mL
Jojoba Oil – 50 mL
Olive Oil – 50 mL
Vitamin E – 3 mL
Neroli Essential Oil – 60 drops or 3 mL
Rosemary Essential Oil – 60 drops or 3 mL
Lavendar Essential Oil – 40 drops or 2 mL
Tea Tree Essential Oil – 20 drops or 1 mL
HOW TO MAKE SHEA BUTTER HAIR MASQUE
- First, in a heat-safe container, add all the butter and oils (except Vit E oil). Place the container over a saucepan with an inch of water in it, creating a double boiler set-up to melt the ingredients.
- Stir until the butter melts and remove from flame.
- Then, add the vitamin E oil, essential oils and fragrances of your choice and stir thoroughly.
- Allow the mixture to cool for 1 – 2 hours before whipping it. Finally, when it’s smooth and fluffy, transfer it to clean glass jars and store it in a cool place. I’ve stored it in the fridge. 🙂
In addition to this, if you love some lotion with shea butter & whipped shea butter as body butter, then here are the recipes for Lotion Bar with Shea and Kokum Butters and Whipped Body Butter Recipe with Mango Butter.
How to use Shea Butter on hair?
Apply the deep conditioning shea butter hair masque on clean, damp air. Gently massage the hair in a circular motion. Leave it for 30 – 40 minutes and rinse thoroughly with a gentle shampoo. This rich creamy pre-shampoo shea hair butter can be applied once weekly .
Can I use shea butter on my hair everyday ?
No. Weekly once is sufficient enough to reap the benefits of shea butter.
Furthermore, this whipped shea butter has helped me to control frizzy and dry hair. They have completely replaced my store-bought conditioners.
Note: As it doesn’t contain water and it’s only oil-based, I’ve not added any preservatives. Besides, I do it in small batches which could be used in 3 – 4 weeks. All the essential oils used are cosmetic grade and not therapeutic grade. This recipe has an essential oil blend of 2% dilution which is suitable for healthy adults and not advisable for children. You can check in Google for an essential oil dilution calculator.
Disclaimer: If you are allergic to any natural oils or butters, please avoid the same. What suits me, might not suit you! The best thing is to do a patch test before using it. Do check out our disclosure here.