Hair Health News : Whip This Moisturizing DIY Recipe on Natural Black Hair

A Smart + Strong Site
Subscribe to:
Real Health magazine
Newsletters
Join Real Health: Facebook Pinterest Twitter YouTube
Back to home » Hair Health News » February 2011
Quick Hair Links
Hair Health Facts
Talking Hair in RH Forums
Are you hair smart?
Take the quiz
How's your hair health?
Take the survey
Women's Hair Health:
Self-Esteem
Stress
Men's Hair Health:
Male Hair Issues
Razor Bumps
Children's Hair Health:
ABCs of Children's Hair Health
Puberty & Hair Care Chemicals
Other Hair Health:
Black Hair Growth
Organic Hair Care
Featured Products:
For Women
For Men
For Children

April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
December 2013
October 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
February 2010
May 2006

emailprint


February 22, 2011

Whip This Moisturizing DIY Recipe on Natural Black Hair

Natural black hair textures range from tight corkscrew curls to small coils. The problem? This structure makes it difficult for natural oils to get distributed along the hair shaft. The result? Tightly curled hair is drier than straight hair. The solution? Try this recipe from Livestrong.com for a homemade avocado and shea butter moisturizer that seals in moisture and provides the necessary vitamins to promote hair growth.

Prepare the mixture. Start by heating 1 cup of shea butter until it melts completely. Next, add a half cup of avocado oil to the melted shea butter. Cool the mixture in the fridge for 20 minutes or until it solidifies. Next, whip the concoction with an electric mixer until oils become a light, yellow creamy substance. (The hair cream should be whipped smooth, leaving no lumps or unmixed oils at the bottom of the bowl.) Scoop the mixture into a plastic container and store at room temperature.

Apply the moisturizer. Separate your hair into at least four sections and secure each section with clips. Remove the clip from the first section that you want to work with and slather hair with a handful of the avocado-shea butter moisturizer from root to tip. Use a seamless brush to evenly distribute product through the hair. Going section by section, apply more moisturizer to the remaining hair. Then style your tresses as usual. You should see a delicious difference.

Click here for more do-it-yourself treatments to fix other hair problems.

emailprint

Search: natural, curl, moisture, avocado, shea butter, recipe

Scroll down to comment on this story.



Name:

(will display; 2-50 characters)

Email:

(will NOT display)

City:

(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The Real Health team review all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules



Show comments (0 total)

 
Featured Video
To learn more about how our hair is often intricately tied with our sense of self, click here.
Real Health Hair Fun Fact
79% of Real Health visitors regularly buy some of their hair products at beauty supply stores.

[ about Smart + Strong | about Real Health | advertising | contact us | advertising policy ]
© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.