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Cocoa butter for your hair?

tgreyztgreyz Posts: 1,627Registered Users
Has anyone ever used cocoa butter in a hair recipe?
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  • shawnetteshawnette Posts: 482Registered Users
    I mix cocoa butter and shea 50/50 and use it for all recipes that call for shea.
  • curlymaybecurlymaybe Posts: 354Registered Users
    I mix cocoa butter, coconut oil (or babassu oil; they're similar), camellia oil and avocado oil then whip until light and fluffy. My hair hates shea butter and castor oil, which are in almost everything, so I got creative. It works really well for me.
    Hair loves: aloe vera juice, cocoa butter, camellia oil

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  • beciebecie Posts: 21Registered Users
    curlymaybe wrote: »
    I mix cocoa butter, coconut oil (or babassu oil; they're similar), camellia oil and avocado oil then whip until light and fluffy.
    curly maybe, what do you use that mixture for??
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  • curlymaybecurlymaybe Posts: 354Registered Users
    becie wrote: »
    curlymaybe wrote: »
    I mix cocoa butter, coconut oil (or babassu oil; they're similar), camellia oil and avocado oil then whip until light and fluffy.
    curly maybe, what do you use that mixture for??
    Everything! I made it specifically for use as a hair cream (to seal in moisture, SOTC, etc), but it is a great all around cream. It's wonderful on damp skin after a bath or shower. I use on rough skin (heels, elbows, knees) and on dry hands and knuckles. It also works as a pre-poo oil treatment. The day before I wash I just melt it in my hands and smooth on my hair root to end, then cover with a plastic cap and go to sleep. In the morning I cowash it out.
    You can play with the proportions, or substitute oils and butters that your hair likes. More avocado will result in a richer and oilier cream (you can add a pinch of cornstarch to cut down on the greasiness); more camellia and babassu will make it lighter. Both have their benefits, it's just a matter of personal preference. I chose these oils for their ability to penetrate the hair shaft and the cocoa butter for its softening and sealing properties.
    Hair loves: aloe vera juice, cocoa butter, camellia oil

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  • breezybabybreezybaby Posts: 347Registered Users
    Those with fine hair have to be verrrrry careful with cocoa butter. I try to stay away from products that use I high percentage of it. It can make the hair very greasy and blah
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    Staples (used in many ways):
    Coconut milk
    Castor oil
    Coconut oil
    Honey
    Shea butter
  • Hakim NuraldinHakim Nuraldin Posts: 1,467Registered Users
    Hey I do this too! Usually I melt shea butter, coconut oil and cocoa butter together and put this concoction in my hair just after washing, and just before conditioning. Then I ran out of coconut oil, and subsituted with extra virgin olive oil, that seems to work well too. Now, I'm out of cocoa butter, and have been just melting/mixing the shea butter with the extra virgin olive oil. That also works well, and it surprised me, because it has a creamy consistency. Didn't expect that. Like someone else said above me, I also use this on my skin, face and body, when damp. It has made my skin soft and supple. I like the new addition of the extra virgin olive oil. What do they mean by 'extra virgin', though? I'd like to be an 'extra virgin'. j/k not going back there. LOL
  • morrighumorrighu Posts: 707Registered Users
    . What do they mean by 'extra virgin', though? I'd like to be an 'extra virgin'. j/k not going back there. LOL


    From Wikipedia... Grades of Olive Oil

    Extra-virgin olive oil comes from virgin oil production only, contains no more than 0.8% acidity, and is judged to have a superior taste.
    Virgin olive oil comes from virgin oil production only, has an acidity less than 2%, and is judged to have a good taste.
    Pure olive oil. Oils labeled as Pure olive oil or Olive oil are usually a blend of refined and virgin production oil.
    Olive oil is a blend of virgin and refined production oil, of no more than 1.5% acidity. It commonly lacks a strong flavor.
    Olive-pomace oil is refined pomace olive production oil possibly blended with some virgin production oil. It is fit for consumption, but may not be described simply as olive oil. Olive-pomace oil is rarely sold at retail; it is often used for certain kinds of cooking in restaurants.
    Lampante oil is olive oil not suitable as food; lampante comes from olive oil's long-standing use in oil-burning lamps. Lampante oil is mostly used in the industrial market.
  • PJ26PJ26 Posts: 66Registered Users
    curlymaybe wrote: »
    I mix cocoa butter, coconut oil (or babassu oil; they're similar), camellia oil and avocado oil then whip until light and fluffy. My hair hates shea butter and castor oil, which are in almost everything, so I got creative. It works really well for me.

    This recipe sounds sweet! I hear you on the castor oil thing...too much of it and my hair rebels...
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  • pinkwolfpinkwolf Posts: 430Registered Users
    I tried using cocoa butter straight on my hair and it just seemed to sit on top of it. :( But after I mixed it up with castor oil, vegetable glycerin, a little vitamin e oil, and aloe vera gel my hair was in heaven. :hello1:
    *Natural 3C/TWA* :toothy7:
    Wash: BS/ACV, ABS, KC Come Clean
    Conditioner: Garnier WB Honey Treasures
    , Garnier WB Apple & Green Tea
    Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
    DC: Garnier WB Honey Treasures Mask, SM 10-N-1

    PT: Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
    Styler:
    KCCC, Eco Styler
    Leave-In: KCKT, Garnier WB Coconut & Cocoa Butter LI
    Moisturizer:
    Whipped Shea Butter
    Oil/Sealant:
    EVCO, Jojoba