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    Default Cocoa / Shea Butter hair crème

    There are two versions of this recipe. The shea version has less liquid in it since shea is softer than cocoa butter.

    Cocoa Butter hair crème

    1oz sweet almond oil
    2oz jojoba oil
    8oz cocoa butter
    Essential oils of your choice

    Combine all ingredients, and stir well. Pour into sterilized jars and let sit until it solidifies. It will have the consistency of soft butter at 70 degrees. Melt a small amount in your hands and use on wet or dry hair to keep ends soft and free of splits. A little goes a very long way! Keep in a cool place or it will melt.

    Shea Butter hair crème
    1/2 oz sweet almond oil
    1oz jojoba oil
    8oz shea butter
    Essential oils of your choice

    Combine all ingredients, and stir well. Pour into sterilized jars and let sit until it solidifies. It will have the consistency of soft butter at 70 degrees. Melt a small amount in your hands and use on wet or dry hair to keep ends soft and free of splits. A little goes a very long way! Keep in a cool place or it will melt.
    Last edited by kimberlily; March 18th, 2008 at 04:04 PM. Reason: OMG, my brain is broken

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    I use shea butter with a drop of jojoba oil and i like it

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    thanks so much again for some shea recipes.Do you have any for Hair Butter by any chance?

    wait,are these considered butters?

    again-I need to read things throughly.I just saw your post about hair butters.
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    Cool recipes. Thanks!

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    Thanks, I just recently started experimenting with Shea Butter in my hair... and I love it!!

    How do you heat your shea butter in order to get it liquid enough to mix with the other ingredients?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yzkaloha View Post
    Thanks, I just recently started experimenting with Shea Butter in my hair... and I love it!!

    How do you heat your shea butter in order to get it liquid enough to mix with the other ingredients?
    Before I bought a double boiler, I put it in a pyrex measuring cup in a pot of hot water until it melted.

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    Er... I just melt mine in the microwave. Takes very little time.

    *Chloe is only slightly ashamed of her lazy shortcut*


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    I wouldn't worry about the being lazy part, there are probably a ton of us that microwave. I'd think that the most important part would be to wait until the whole thing cools a bit (but not solidified) so that any EO's that are added don't burn off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimberlily View Post
    Before I bought a double boiler, I put it in a pyrex measuring cup in a pot of hot water until it melted.
    Quote Originally Posted by chloeishere View Post
    Er... I just melt mine in the microwave. Takes very little time.

    *Chloe is only slightly ashamed of her lazy shortcut*
    Quote Originally Posted by Cricket View Post
    I wouldn't worry about the being lazy part, there are probably a ton of us that microwave. I'd think that the most important part would be to wait until the whole thing cools a bit (but not solidified) so that any EO's that are added don't burn off.
    Thank you Kimberlily and Cricket;5529.

    Chloe, if I wasn't afraid that the microwave would have negative affects on the shea, I would microwave it too.
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    Summertime I put jars in window sill to melt. Then do the blending.
    Wintertime I put the jars atop the clothes dryer. Then blend.
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