Like many natural redheads, I wrestle with frizzy hair. This is the natural state of my hair if I brush it when dry and don’t use anything to calm it down a little.

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As a consequence, I often just pull my hair back into a ponytail and hope that not too many chunks try to escape and do their own thing. I have tried all sorts of hair products, some with more success than others but most of them are expensive and not something I can afford to buy and use all of the time.

I did, however, find this recipe for shea butter anti-frizz balm and I like knowing exactly what is in it- as well as the fact it really works of course!


  • 1 Tsp of Shea Nut Butter
  • 1 Tbsp of argan oil
  • 1 Tsp emulsifying Wax
  • 1 Tsp Glycerin
  • 4 Tbsp Aloe Vera Juice
  • 5 Drops of Essential Oil of your choice –
  • Sage Essential Oil for Dandruff
  • Rosemary Essential Oil for Hair Loss
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil for Irritated Scalp

To Make

  1. Melt the shea nut butter, argan oil and emulsifying wax in a bowl over a pot of boiling water.
  2. When the wax has melted, remove it from the heat.
  3. Mix the glycerin with the aloe vera juice and heat gently.
  4. Add the warm oil mixture to the warm aloe vera mixture.
  5. Using a hand whisk, whisk continuously until smooth.
  6. Add the essential oil of your choice.
  7. Pour into a sterilised bottle and allow to cool before putting on the pump. You can also store in a bottle without a pump.

To Use

  • Shake well before use
  • After shampooing, pump a small amount into your palms and rub them together.
  • Smooth the balm over your hair making sure to get to the roots.
  • Can be rinsed out with warm water or used as a leave in conditioner.
  • Store in a cool dark place.
  • Can be stored for up to 3 months.

How about you? Do you have any frizzy hair secrets you could share with me or perhaps you have other hair issues you’d like me to track down a natural remedy for?