Part of the journey of natural hair is figuring out which products work best for your hair’s texture. I broke down the various categories of products you can try in this post here.
Figuring it all out does require a bit of trial and error, and if you’re a product junkie (like I am) it can cost you quite a bit of money.
Which is why for many women with natural hair, experimenting with at home hair recipes is par for the course.
You can keep your recipes simple brown sugar and coconut oil make an excellent scalp and body scrub, for example.
Or you can find inspiration from websites like Motown Girl, From Nature With Love, and yes – YouTube has some excellent DIY hair butter videos for your perusal.
If your goal is to make an at-home whipped hair butter, it’s recommended that you use a hand held mixer or food processor to better control the speed of blending.
Glycerine and aloe vera are popular ingredients that add moisture and make for a thicker concoction. Shea butter and coconut oil are among the most popular bases used in at home hair recipes.
If you’re not the adventurous type but just really want a hair product that uses the kind of natural ingredients you might have whipped up if only you had the time, check out the Hydrating Hair Butter made by Fleurzty of Texture Playground – it’s made with coconut oil, mango butter, kokum butter, shea butter, sweet almond oil and costs $11 for 4 ounces.
Do you experiment with at home hair recipes? Share with us!