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.

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)

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.


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

    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)