Healthy Butter Homemade Recipes

Healthy Butter Homemade Recipes

Karen Marie Shelton - Copyright - All Rights Reserved
Revised Date:  08/04/10

Introduction

Linzie
With
Short Natural Curly Hair

Barbara Lhotan was an early adopter of hair extensions more than ten years ago when they were first become popular. 

Like everything she does in the hair world, Barbara, who is a senior educator and platform artist with Paul Mitchell, looks for ways to push extensions to the very edge.

Hair Butter Recipe

1.5 cup of Aloe Vera Gel (from the plant or bottled)
2 oz Shea Butter
2 oz Castor Oil
2 tsp* Organic Honey which is presoftened
2 tsp Glycerine
2 oz of Lecithin or 2 oz of Vitamin E (from liquid caps or bottled)

Step By Step Instructions

Melt Castor Oil and Shea Butter together in a double boiler.  If you prefer you can pour the mix into a heat proof cup or bowl emerged into a pot of boiling water.

Slowly stir in honey. Combine Aloe Vera Gel, Glycerin and Lecithin (or Vitamin E) in a blender or mixer.  Mix slowly adding the pre-mixed Castor Oil and Shea Butter.

*1 tsp = Teaspoon

Hair Butter Recipe

Feel free to substitute lighter oils or butters (Jojoba for Amla) if your hair needs a lighter formulation.

4 oz of Unrefined Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter
1 tbsp* of Amla Oil or Jojoba Oil
2 tbsp of Organic Coconut Oil Or Canola Oil
2 tbsp of EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
1 tbsp of Castor Oil or Argan Oil
1 tbsp of Almond Oil
8-12 drops of Rosemary Oil
2 tbsp of Aloe Vera Gel (from the plant)
8 drops of Ylang Ylang or other EOs to add fragrance

Step By Step Instructions

Melt Shea or Cocoa Butter in a double boiler on the stove.  If that's not possible melt in the microwave although this is not preferred. 

Mix the Alma or Jojoba Oil, Coconut or Canola, EVOO, Castor or Argan Oil, Almond and Rosemary Oil into the melted Shea Butter.  Add the Aloe Vera Gel as the last step. 

Pour the mixture into a multi-temperature bowl.  Refrigerate to harden.  Once the hair butter has been refrigerated and is cold, take it out and let it settle at room temperature.  The mixture should become creamy at room temperature.  If you prefer a thicker mixture, keep it refrigerated and heat just a little bit before using the butter on your hair as a treatment.

This recipe is extremely rich.  It will be overly moisturizing for some hair types and textures, but this butter is excellent for hair which is naturally curly, wavy or kinky and in need of intense moisturizing.

This recipe works best on hair which is damp so that it can be more easily absorbed down deep into the cuticle. 

*1 tbsp = Tablespoon

Be Creative To Create Your Own Customized Recipes

Linzie
With
Long Dreadlock Extensions
Created By Barbara Lhotan

Barbara and I talked at length about this curly extension hairstyle because I was thrilled when I saw what she had created for Linzie. 

Barbara explained that people with short hair can have hair extensions without traditional clip-ins, fusion or sewn-in for special occasions.  This extension look could last for up to three days as long as the hair was carefully protected during sleeping. 

It might need some touch ups but certainly would look good for a special weekend.

The beauty of Barbara's style for Linzie is that it honored her natural curly hair and even incorporated her ringlets into the finished style. 

It also gave her a hot new hairstyle which added a little bit of length to her strands and amped it up with the fashionable pink and orange.

Can anyone create this look?  Of course it depends on a number of factors but if you find a talented hair extension expert like Barbara who is willing to be creative anything is possible. 

I personally love how Barbara is constantly looking for great new ways to create new hairstyles for curly girls.

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Original Publication Date:  07/30/10 - Revised Date:  08/04/10

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