Hair, hair, everywhere! Calling all mixologists!


Many hair products have sulfates and parabens that are terrible for some types of hair so a great solution  is to mix your own! Here are some recipes I found on a popular hair forum so you can mix your own hair products specifically for your texture of hair!

Hair Milk recipe:
2 teaspoons avocado butter
2 teaspoons olive butter
2 teaspoons shea butter
1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
1/3 cup distilled water
1 teaspoon emulsifying wax
3/4 dropperfull of Ginger Essence
a few drops of Rosemary Growth Blend
5 drops Lemongrass
Heat butters and oils for 1 minutes
stir to finish mixing.
Mix with blender
Then slowly pour in water as mixing
Mixture will be very watery at this point. Put in refrigerator for 10 minutes. It will thicken up.
Take out and whip again.
Then add essential oils
Whip again and then add to bottle.
Makes about 4 oz
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Cake Batter Butter (nice sub for Healthy Hair Butter – been tested!)
1/3 cup distilled water
1 teaspoon olive butter
2 tablespoons cocoa butter
2 tablespoons shea butter
5 teaspoons emulsifying wax
5 drops rosemary eo
7 drops lemongrass eo
15 drops coconut fragrance oil
3 drops ylang ylang eo
Put the oils/butters and beeswax in a bowl – melt in microwave for about a minute.
Stir to thoroughly mix.
Start mixing with mixer and slowly pour in the water as mixing. (not all at once!)
(the water and oil will be slighly separated at this point)
Put in refrigerator for 10 minutes.
Mix again with mixer.
Add essential oils and mix once more.
This will make about 6 oz of very thick hair butter that is not too greasy. It smells very herby like HHB and acts the same way.
I would guess you could substitute the oils and butters for whatever you have on hand and you could probably substitute the emulsifying wax with beeswax. And of course, you can scent any way you want.
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Hair Butter (Moisturizer to use on hair not scalp)
4 oz of shea butter(unrefined)- melted in microwave…
to which I added the following –
1 tablespoon of amla oil
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of castor oil
1 tablespoon of almond oil
10 drops of rosemary oil
2 tablespoons of aloe vera oil
I put it in the refrigerator to harden. Then take it out and let it come to room temperature. It should be nice and creamy(or if you prefer leave it hardened…works both ways). This is very rich so a little goes a long way. I only apply it to my hair. It works better than anything I purchased for moisturizing. Works great on damp hair. You can use more, less or different oils. Play around with it until you find what works best for you.
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