If you’ve got crazy long hair, or hair that you’re trying to grow out, or both (like me), you’ll probably find that your ends get a bit dry, especially if you are eschewing commercial conditioners like I am. I find that applying straight liquid oil to my ends leaves them distinctly oily for a few hours until the oil sinks in. So, I devised this awesome recipe for a great, nourishing, and quickly absorbed hair balm.
Homemade Hair Balm
60g shea butter
30g cocoa butter
30g coconut oil
20g jojoba oil
20g camelia seed oil
3g castor oil
12g walnut oil
1g Vitamin E
Lavender, Lemongrass, and Rosemary essential oils (I like a 3:2:1 ratio)
Melt everything except the essential oils together in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in essential oils before pouring into some tins. Carefully move them to the fridge to set up. A quick chilling will keep the shea butter from going grainy as it cools.
To use, get a small amount on your fingers. Spread it between your fingers and rub it into the ends up of your hair. You can use a boar bristle brush to spread it around a bit and massage it in. The balm should absorb almost instantly. If it doesn’t, you’re using too much.
I’d love to hear how this balm works for you—my hair loves it! Remember, every article you comment on is an entry in the monthly draw!