So if I haven't mentioned it on here I have ridiculously dry hair. People always talk about how shea butter is a great sealant and putting it on the ends of their hair to keep things nice and sealed in...I guess. So until I start work (If I still have a summer job) I decided to try a little Do It Yourself (DIY) type thing and Googled "whipped shea butter." Why? Well shea butter in its raw state is just hard to get out and I wanted something easier. So after looking at videos I got up this morning and headed to the hair store. I bought a 16oz container of unrefined African Shea Butter for $7.99.
|I started off by boiling a small pot of water to melt the shea butter.|
|This is the amount of shea butter I used. I only used a small amount because I didn't want this to be a disaster and I end up wasting a ton of good product.|
|After the water came to a boil I removed it from the heat and placed the shea butter over it. I made the mistake of putting it back on the heat because it didn't melt fast enough for me, but trust me when I say don't melt it all the way!|
|After placing it over the heat this is what it looked like melted.|
|I added a tablespoon of unrefined organic coconut oil. You can use whatever you like they say. If I had Jamaican Black Castor Oil I would have added that, but I'm a poor college student.|
|Whipping it up in the kitchen and FAILING at it!|
|I put it in the freezer to get it in some type of solid form and water got into it. BAD MOVE!|
|When I first started it was whipped up nicely, butttttt...|
|It somehow got like this. I thought maybe it was acceptable and stopped.|
|I cleaned out a Shea Moisture container to place the "whipped" product in.|
|My failed attempt!|
I'm not a quitter though so after twisting my hair I removed the shea butter that I started with and did everything over again. This time I didn't put it back on the heat and I didn't place it in the freezer. Instead I got a bowl of ice and put the METAL container in it. After letting it sit for awhile I started mixing it in that container.
|This was my final result. It looks like cake mix doesn't it?|
|Here's to hoping it remains this way.|