Friday, March 29, 2013

Mixology || Shea Butter Conditioner from Scratch

You do not need a lot of ingredients for this mixture nor do you need any hard-to-find ones.  All you need are an inexpensive conditioner, shea butter, and olive oil.

Ingredients:
4 parts cheap conditioner (e.g., VO5, Suave, etc.)
2 parts shea butter
1 part extra virgin olive oil
*Optional: feel free to use another oil instead (e.g., safflower)

Instructions:
1. Melt the shea butter until soft but not until a liquid.
2. Whip the shea butter the safflower oil and conditioner.
3. Apply the concoction to freshly washed hair.  Let sit for 30 minutes, then rinse and style as usual.

2 comments:

  1. ok, this will be a dumb question but what exactly is a part...is it 1/2 cup or 1/4 cup?
    thanks
    cb

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    1. Hi Cb! Not a dumb question at all. A "part" is however big or small you want it to be. When the ingredients are done in parts, it is like a ratio. So basically, for every 1 "part" (e.g., cup, teaspoon, oz) of extra virgin olive oil, the mixer would use 2 "parts" (i.e., 2 cups, 2 teaspoons, 2 oz, respectively) of shea butter and 4 "parts" of conditioner. I hope that makes sense! :o)

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