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Thursday, August 07, 2014

Creamy Crack*

Hello it's been a while I know!

Apologises for the delay I've been busy trying to figure out the meaning of life. On my journey I've began to walk the naturalist route especially when it comes to hair care and skin care. 

Hair first! I've been using coconut oil (CO) for a while now, unbeknown to me I was using the refined stuff (big no no), as chemical processing gets rid of all the nutrients and vitamins that come with the unrefined goodness. 




Left refined, Right unrefined. 

You can usually tell the difference between the two as the unrefined stuff usually smells coconuty, whereas, the refined CO has been stripped of its scent. 

What are benefits of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil?
- Anti bacterial 
- Prevents against the build up of dandruff 
- Moisturising properties
- Encourages growth

What are the benefits of Unrefined Shea Butter? 
- Soothes dry, itchy scalp
- Can be used as a hair sealant
- Protects against heat damage
- Rejuvenates dry and brittle hair

Creamy Crack mixture 
1. 4oz Unrefined Shea Butter
2. 4 Tablespoons of Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil
3. 1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4. 15 drops of essential oil I used Peppermint oil because of the tingly effect it has on my scalp

I melted the Shea Butter in a glass bowl over a pan of boiled water that I had taken off the heat. Once it melts down mix in the Coconut Oil, Olive Oil and using a electric mixer whisk for around 10 minutes, the liquid will thicken up but if you find it's still quite runny leave in the fridge on in a cool area to let the mixture thicken up more. After about 15 minutes whisk again for around 20 minutes. 

The mixture should resemble cool whip or that delicious marshmallow fluff concoction. I stored my creamy crack in a clean glass mason jar. You can store it in the fridge or in a cool dry place, and with a shelf life of 6 months to one year not only is it fantastically natural in its hair moisturising goodness but it'll save you £££ in the long-run. 

 

I urge you all to give this simple and quick whip ago, your tresses will thank you! 

*disimiliar to the stuff Chris Rock investigated on 'Good Hair'. 



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