Wednesday, October 13, 2010
So what did I do? I did another Big Chop! (This is the 3rd time). You know what they say ladies; The 3rd time is a charm. So, here I go again, on a NATURAL HIGH!! This time, I will do it bigger, and better! Look for more posts ladies. Better posts. BIGGER POSTS!!! IM READYYYYY!!!!!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Shea Butter SouffleINGREDIENTS
4 oz. Unrefined Shea Butter
2 oz. Coconut Oil (Instead of coconut oil I used Babassu Oil Butter)
1 Tbs. Castor Oil
2 Tbs. Jojoba Oil
1 Tbs.Vegetable Glycerin
1/2 tsp. Vitamin E oil (Natural Preservative) (otional)
1 tsp. Starch (to reduce the oily feel) (optional)
Essential oil For Fragrance (optional)
You don't have to use all the oils that I have listed. Especially if your hair does not like oils. You can leave out some of the oil if you wish, or substitute them for other oils. I selected these oils for their different properties. However, it's not necessary. Just work with what you have.
Melt Shea Butter over low heat in a stainless steel vessel (or in the microwave. Do Not Let it Boil). Once liquid, remove from heat and stir in fixed oils. Cool in freezer (approx. 5-10 min) until white "crust" begins to form along sides of vessel (from fats hardening) and the butter become semi-opaque. Remove from freezer and begin beating with an electric mixer, preferably one that is outfitted with whisks. Once the mix becomes aerated and fluffy, drizzle in the glycerin while mixing on low speed.
Once all the glycerin is in, whip again. Feel the consistency and decide if you want this product to have a less greasy feel. If you do, add in the starch by sprinkling atop the butter mix, and whip again til all is incorporated. This product will NOT become hard. It should remain fluid and creamy if mixed properly. Spoon into sterile jars
For my Sistahs that still Perm, this mixture is an ASH busting miracle!!! Great for those elbows and knees too!! I hope this helps!!!
It has been a hot minute since Ive posted! You can tell by my twists that I am getting some good growth. Now that winter time is upon us, my regimen has changed! The word for today is "PROTECTIVE"! That is Protective Styling!! The winter time and my hair does not get along at all! So Im keeping twists in for the majorty of the winter. I have started using my homemade shea butter mixtures! I have soooooo many kinks to work out with this product!! Im not into selling it or anything, but I will share; send my friends some; WHEN I get it right! I will post a recepie for the Whipped Shea Butter, just so you can try it out for yourself! If you're allergic to nut butters (shea, coconut) then I have a great product for you! Epiphany Frostings!!! I have to get permission to give out the website, but its wonderful!!! The owner has been a Natural for sometime, and everytime she gives me adivice....my hair does some amazing things!! Anyhoo......Be sure to give your coils lots of TLC and PLEASE keep it moisterized!!! Any questions; don't hesitate to e-mail me!!! Nappy Growing to all of my Natural Beauties!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
NOW, the ingredients are as follows: Water, Soybean Oil, Corn Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Essential Oils of Ylang-Ylang, Patchouli, Bay and Cedarwood, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, and Asorbic Acid.
I was surprised at the Corn Oil in it.(Honestly) I did purchase some Unrefined Shea Butter, and thought I would try to whip up my own Hair Butters. Not to sell, but to save $$$ because Carols Daughter is a little on the expensive side. I will post on how my butters do! Happy Nappy Ladies!!