I am always playing with my hair. It has got nothing to do with flirting. Mainly with daydreaming. I just like the feeling of soft hair gliding through my fingers. And my ends can always use a little help with that. This DIY hair balm does wonders for my hair. Use a tiny amount all over if you have very dry hair or an even tinier amount for dry and/or split ends.
UPDATE: This is the no water recipe a lot of you have been waiting for. I had to omit the oat milk, but it wasn’t the real star of this product anyway. It’s the butters and oils that make your hair kitten paw soft. I substituted the orange blossom water with sweet orange essential oil. And I replaced the water with amazing aloe vera gel. Let me know what you think!
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 tbsp. Shea butter
- 1 tbsp. avocado butter (or use all Shea butter)
- 1/2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp. virgin coconut oil
- 1/2 tbsp. jojoba oil
- 6 tbsp. aloe vera gel
- 1 tsp. glycerin
- Optional: about 10 drops of essential oils – I used sweet orange and rose geranium – and 1 teaspoon of vitamin E (for a longer shelf life)
1. Melt your butters and oils
Melt your Shea and avocado butter. If you don’t have any avocado butter, you can use all Shea butter. And vice versa. Get your double boiler going and melt your butters until they’re completely liquid. Add the coconut oil while your butter is still on the double boiler. Let them melt together. Take it off the heat and gently stir in the olive oil and jojoba oil. You can use all olive or jojoba oil. Or use whatever oil you like best!
2. Add your glycerin, vitamin E and essential oils
Wait until the butter and oil mixture starts to solidify again. Now add 1 teaspoon of glycerin. Vitamin E oil will help prolong the shelf life even more. Essential oils will give it a yummy scent! I used 3 drops of sweet orange and 3 drops of rose geranium. Use a hand mixer to whisk it all together.
3. Aloe Vera gel time!
Scoop in your aloe vera gel. Use a spoon or fork to mix it all together. It’ll look more ‘fluffy’, like a mousse, as you add more aloe vera gel. I recommend using store bought aloe vera gel (the 99, 9 % pure kind). As much as I love it straight from the plant, the store bought version has (natural) preservatives added to it.
How I apply it: I scoop a small amount of hair balm out of the container with my finger. I rub the product in between my hands, as if it were a hand lotion. I start twisting the ends of my wet hair. As I’m twisting I spread the product on my fingers and hands all over my hair. Dry and treat your hair as you normally do. It will be hard to resist touching your soft ends throughout the day!
This recipe is very similar to my Lush dream cream inspired body lotion.
Enjoy your soft locks!