This DIY Shea Butter Hair Conditioner Recipe is super easy to make and is perfect for dry or damaged hair.
Let’s talk about hair care.
Years ago, I had a major hair disaster. Like MAJOR.
I’ve talked about this a lot in other blog posts, so if this is like the tenth time you’ve read this: I apologize – and I’ll try to keep this brief…
This was about 6 years ago (5 years ago? 7 years ago? I can’t remember – but it was a while ago) I went to get highlights, the hairstylist decided to leave and forgot about me, and voila – my hair was fried. I kept trying to get the attention of the other hairstylists but they all kept insisting the other stylist would be returning soon.
Well, she didn’t and finally one of the other stylists realized that and helped me out. I left the salon with hair that was so brutally damaged that it basically was the texture of gum. I had to cut off about 3 or 4 inches of hair, and it still was a mess.
So, I was devastated and desperate to get my hair back to being at least somewhat healthy again. That was when I began making my own hair masks.
I first discovered hot oil hair treatments, and then I began making my own DIY hair conditioner using super moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, olive oil, and jojoba oil (like in today’s Shea Butter Hair Conditioner Recipe) – and I found that they really improved how my hair looked and felt.
I recently lightened my hair (I didn’t damage it like that one horrible time I mentioned above! Thank goodness!) and it got me thinking about doing a deep conditioning treatment. Whenever I lighten my hair, I always like to use a really intense deep conditioner to help keep my hair as healthy, strong, and soft as possible.
I usually use Olaplex, or another store-bought conditioner (like one of these deep conditioning treatments), but this time I decided to re-visit one of my old favourite DIY deep conditioners and I have to say: I’ve been absolutely loving how it makes my hair look and feel!
I have one tip about this Shea Butter Hair Conditioner Recipe:
The thing about this mask is that it is SUPER moisturizing and SUPER SUPER heavy, so I suggest you wet your hair, apply the mask, leave it on for an hour or two, and then rinse it out.
Don’t shampoo your hair before putting in the mask, instead, shampoo your hair to remove the mask. This will ensure your hair doesn’t feel heavy or oily after using the mask.
After an hour or so (or after however long you’d like to leave this mask in) just style your hair as usual. Enjoy your super shiny, soft, and silky hair! #FlipYourHairBackandForth
How to Make Hair Conditioner from Scratch:
Tip: To make this conditioner an even deeper treatment, warm it up for a few seconds in the microwave. A warm (not hot!) treatment is extra-conditioning. Also, you do not have to use the Magical Butter machine to combine the ingredients. If you don`t have it, you can combine them by heating them over the stove. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Tip: To make this conditioner an even deeper treatment, warm it up for a few seconds in the microwave. A warm (not hot!) treatment is extra-conditioning.
Also, you do not have to use the Magical Butter machine to combine the ingredients. If you don`t have it, you can combine them by heating them over the stove.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
***ALSO: This mask can also be used as a body butter. If you have super dry skin, this will instantly make it smoother and softer.