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