Jul 12, 2010

Mixing It Up: Whipped Shea

Ahhhh.....My perfected* whipped shea butter mixture.  The finished product really resembles whipped cream, smooth and silky.  Here is my recipe:

- 1 part Shea Butter
- 2 parts Carrier Oil (olive, coconut, jojoba) This seem like a lot of oil, but it's needed in order to get this
consistency.  As stated in an earlier post, my hair cannot take heavy oils and butters, so this light mixture    works perfectly for my grain of hair.  I used a mixture of olive and jojoba for this mix.  
- 20-30 drops of an Essential Oil (I love the smell of anything citrus, so I used a combination of lemon and orange oils)
- 3-4 Tbsp. of Aloe Vera Gel (Or more if I feel it needs it)

These are approximate measures.  I usually eyeball the amount of ingredients I add into mixtures because it's less time consuming and I know what I want the finished product to look like.  I will use this on my hair to seal in moisture and on my skin after a shower.  What's in your mix?

Jul 11, 2010

Not Your Mothers Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream

I purchased this and my holy grail Garnier Fructis Leave-In Conditioner from Wal-Mart two days ago.  It promised to define my curls and de-frizz.  I've used it twice on wet hair and I'm not that pleased with the results.  It did de-frizz my hair (meaning it made it look neat), but it did not define my coils.  I am seriously considering the Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Lite.  The original's scent was too much for me as I like products with little to no scent at all.  My hair is on the fine side, so heavy oils, creams, and butters just do not work for me.  I have a solid regimen but am looking to incorporate more styling products as my hair continues to grow, especially one that define curls.  I do keep my hair detangled which helps with definition.  Any suggestions?

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