pure shea butter and jajoba oil as a leave-in

suthrnqtsuthrnqt Posts: 80Registered Users
i was browing the product board, and alot of people like to use shea butter and jajoba oil. i have dry hair, and i want to make my own leave-in with these 2 ingredients. where can i find them? i saw a jar of shea butter in a beauty supply store, but i don't think it was pure. would that kind of processed shea work as well as pure shea? if no, where can i find pure shea butter?can someone tell where to find jajoba oil too?

i imagine that i'd need to melt the shea in the microwave, to mix it with the oil. after doing that, will i need to store it in the fridge?

any replies will be greatly appreciated. thanks :)
4a/b with a patch of 3c
OS - fine strands, wiry texture
big and thick beautiful hair :)
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  • heavengirl410heavengirl410 Posts: 821Registered Users
    You can get both these items at a health food store. And I think you would need to store it in the fridge just to be safe, maybe just mix a little at a time to see if you really like it. There are lots of recipes here to play around with, have fun and good luck!! :)
  • suthrnqtsuthrnqt Posts: 80Registered Users
    thanks for your reply! i'll be sure to post my results after i use it.
    4a/b with a patch of 3c
    OS - fine strands, wiry texture
    big and thick beautiful hair :)
    http://public.fotki.com/suthrnqt/
    password: growout
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  • CurlyQTPieCurlyQTPie Posts: 447Registered Users
    I think that a leave-in using both might be a bit heavy, even for dry hair. For me, I just use a dab of the shea butter melted in my hands and then scrunch it in.

    At night, I melt it in the microwave and rub on my scalp and then through my hair and sleep with tons of it on. In the a.m. my hair is really soft.

    For me, I found jojoba oil to be too greasy and it made me feel like my hair was frizzy.

    If you are going to use both of these as a leave-in, I would melt the shea butter and then mix a small dab with another leave-in.

    BTW, you should be able to get some natural shea butter at your local health food store.
    3B with some 3a. Fell off but am now back on the CG bandwagon and looking for my HG products.
  • suthrnqtsuthrnqt Posts: 80Registered Users
    i searched through my phonebook, and i found 1 health food store. i called them ,and they are out of jajoba oil. they also have a jar of shea butter for 8.99.
    my mom says i can find shea butter at the flea market, so i might try looking there first. they're only open on the weekends though, and i have to go out of town this weekend. i'll keep searching for the jajoba oil.

    my hair is SUPER dry and thirsty; most products don't last all day, and my hair will end up feeling and looking dry. thanks for the warning about the oil weighing hair down and being a little greasy though. i will try a little shea and oil first, and gradually increase it until i find the right amount for my hair. i'm looking forward to trying the jajoba as a hot oil treatment too, since it's supposed to be like sebum.
    4a/b with a patch of 3c
    OS - fine strands, wiry texture
    big and thick beautiful hair :)
    http://public.fotki.com/suthrnqt/
    password: growout
    blog: http://suthrnqt.spaces.live.com/
  • cara4curlscara4curls Posts: 336Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Best type of shea butter to use is the raw unrefined stuff which you can get online at www.sheabutterhut.com, or at a good flea market with African-American vendors(like the Ashby Flea Market in Berkeley, CA) Jojobo oil should be available at a good natural foods store.
    Anyhow, I can vouch for this combo - fab! I've been making my own version of this for several years now, using about equal parts of shea butter and jojoba oil melted over low heat, and poured into a small jar, along with some drops of lavender and rosemary essential oils and let this firm up. I use it as an intense pre-shampoo treatment, first spritzing my hair well with water, and working a well-softened blob(done by melting the blob in the palms of my hands)throughout the hair. It also has the added great effect of reviving curls and giving me an extra couple of days in between shampoos for me. I ran this by my haircutter who is a huge fan of natural products himself, and he definitely approved of it for my color-treated hair furthermore, as shea butter adds some protein to the hair that coloring damages. So I try to do this at least every other week(should probably do this at least weekly if not more often though).
    health-conscious, visionary artist in transition

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