I am a racial mixture. I have hair that is a mixture. My scalp can be very dry at times and my hair can be soft or brittle. For you all like myself or who have a dry itchy scalp sometimes and/or dry hair ends, this is good to keep hair from breaking and the itch and soreness at bay.
1/4 lb of 100% Natural Shea butter** (can be found at African markets)
1/2 C. of olive oil or Jojoba
1/2 C. of coconut oil (solid or liquid)
2 teaspoons of Tea tree oil (pure)
2 teaspoons of Rosemary oil (pure)
1 teaspoon of Eucalyptus oil (pure)
1 drop of camphor (if you can find it)
1/4 C of bees wax (optional) help mixture to solidify
Melt the coconut and Shea butter (and bees wax) in a safe sturdy bowl in Microwave or on stove in good solid sauce pan on low heat. When melted and barely hot, mix in the other oils with a whisk or wooden spoon. Pour into jars or plastic containers with lids, do not cover until nice and cool.
To use. Wash and condition hair and towel or air dry as normal. Part hair into little sections, take a little pomade on finger and rub into part, then repeat until whole head is done. Take a little pomade in palm of had rub palms together until almost liquid, and put on ends of hair. Brush, comb and style hair as normal.
**some oils can be ordered from http://www.barefootpath.org, Melody’s store (preferred to give her the business).
**Shea butter, some oils and bulk jars can be ordered from http://www.madinaonline.com if you do not have a store near you. This company also sells individual jars and bottles or bulk at very low prices.
By Catie Mac