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[Recipe] Whipped shea butter

Final product - whipped shea butter

I have been using shea butter to seal my hair since the last few weeks before my big chop. I loved it then and I still love it now. The shea butter was an impromptu buy, I was buying something else from an online shop and I wanted to qualify for free shipping so I decided to add it to my trolley. I love how it keeps all the moisture in my hair locked in – it is one of my favourite sealants. I have been using it in its raw state since I bought it, the one issue I had with it was that whenever I rubbed it between the palm of my hands it didn’t all melt, it still felt grainy. I was left with off white specks which ended up in my hair, these looked like dandruff and I did not care for them at all. So during one of my internet browsing sprees, I came across whipped shea butter recipes which looked good enough to eat, so I decided to whip (and nae nae) my raw shea butter.

There are a million (maybe billion) whipped shea butter recipes online to choose from. My choice of recipe was inspired by the ingredients that I already had in my stash and those that I knew worked well for my hair. I then consulted the online recipes for the method only.

Whipped shea butter ingredients

Ingredients

  • 90g shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon Jamaican black castor oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil

Method

  1. Add shea butter to a bowl
  2. Melt shea butter over a double boiler
  3. Add jojoba oil and Jamaican black castor oil and mix with a spoon
  4. Allow to cool at ambient temperature
  5. Place in the fridge for 2 hours
  6. Whisk using an electric whisk for 10 minutes or until light and fluffy
  7. Transfer to a glass container
  8. Enjoy

Whipped shea butter

I have been enjoying the smoothness of my whipped shea butter, it applies so much easier than the raw one. I also love that it has that extra kick of benefits from the jojoba oil and the JBCO. The lavender oil adds a lovely smell to it. It is going to be a permanent member of my hair products stash.

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7 Comments

  • Reply Lebo

    Thank you for the Tut Lungs… I really want Shea butter to my regimen.

    January 11, 2016 at 13:08
  • Reply Becca

    Yummy it looks like whipped cream 🙂 Did it harden completely?

    January 12, 2016 at 15:19
    • Reply Lungi

      It did harden, but not as hard as the raw shea butter was.

      January 13, 2016 at 09:27
  • Reply Uzoma | Don't Touch the Hair

    I use a similar method to whip my shea butter and it comes out so smooth.

    January 13, 2016 at 00:05
    • Reply Lungi

      I love its smoothness too – what other ingredients do you use in your recipe?

      January 13, 2016 at 09:28
  • Reply Joie

    I think I should try this out. Usually, I just use my fingers to twist and turn the sheabutter until its creamier. Maybe I should try whipping with heat. I hope the heat does not destroy the nutrients in the shea butter?

    January 13, 2016 at 14:49
    • Reply Lungi

      Hi Joie, do try it, I’m finding it much better to use than the raw shea butter. I heated it up for not more than 2 minutes over boiled water, it melted quite quickly. I don’t think that heat will do much damage to the butter itself.

      January 14, 2016 at 13:07

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