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[ 30 Mar 2012 | 5 Comments ]
Cocoa Butter hair Lotion

This hair recipe was pulled out of the annals of time, dusted off and embellished a little. I can vaguely recall using cocoa butter hair lotion when I was very young. My mother got a couple blocks (literally blocks) of the stuff from England and she was determined to not throw them away. I bathed in it, used it as moisturizer for skin and hair. I can recall hating the smell at the time and feeling very hard done by a mother determined to ‘waste not want not’. Today I …

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[ 27 Mar 2012 | 7 Comments ]
Mango Butter Hair Recipe

This recipe can be used on hair in lieu of moisturizer or on skin instead of commercial lotions. No water is used in this preparation so expect it to be creamy not runny, a little goes a long way.
1/3 cup Mango Butter
2/3-cup Shea Butter
8 drops essential oil (choose your favorite)
2 tsp. almond oil
2 tsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. Vitamin E oil
Directions:
1. Put your mango butter and shea butter in a bowl that is hardy enough to be placed in boiling water.
2. Add water to saucepan that is bigger that the bowl …

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[ 22 Mar 2012 | 10 Comments ]
homemade shea butter recipe

This recipe can be used as an everyday hair moisturizer and skin lotion. You can vary the ingredients to your hearts content.
Shea Butter Hair and Skin Homemade Recipe
1 and 1/2 Cups of Shea Butter
½ Cup of Olive Oil (castor oil, coconut oil, almond oil works just as well)
1 tsp. Of Vitamin E Oil (preservative)
½ ounce of fragrance oil/rosemary, lavender or jasmine
Heat shea butter slowly in a medium sized saucepan until the butter is in liquid form. When it is liquid add in the olive oil and mix it around until …

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[ 9 Dec 2011 | 8 Comments ]
Hair End Moisturizing Mask Recipe

There are many things that you can use on your hair ends to make it moisturized and fresh overnight or if you just have an hour or two. This is just a sample recipe if you are searching for something to get your hair ends looking good for a few days or more. The key to gorgeous ends is to get them moisturized.
Moisturized Hair Ends Leave In Formula
1/2 cup aloe vera gel (if you are buying the gel at a store make sure that the gel is at least 90% …

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[ 21 Sep 2011 | 7 Comments ]
Rosemary

Homemade Moisturizer
When I first tried this I borrowed the recipe from the back of a commercial preparation and then tweaked it to suit my hair. My hair loved it. Please note that vegetable glycerin is used somewhat sparingly, too much and the recipe can get sticky.
Ingredients:
1 Tbsp vegetable glycerin
1 ½ cup filtered water
3 tsp. lavender oil
5 drops rosemary oil
5 drops vitamin E oil
Method:
Put all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake together. Spray on hair daily or as needed. You can seal with your favourite carrier oil after (coconut, olive, …

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[ 16 Sep 2011 | 21 Comments ]
vegetable glycerin

Ingredients:
½ cup vegetable glycerin
2 cups water
½ cup moisturizing conditioner (choose your favorite)
4 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)
Method:
Mix together all the ingredients in a spray bottle. Spray as often as hair needs to be refreshed. This recipe works very well if you want to do curly hairstyles. Seal after moisturizing with your favorite carrier oil (castor oil, coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil).
Please note that I have not added any oils to this basic mixture. I find that my hair does better with the moisturizing then sealing sequence, instead …