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Shea Butter and Coconut Oil Mixture for Natural Hair Styles

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Cynthia Washington

My goal is to share ALL the knowledge I have obtained over the last nine years about hair, skin and nails with everyone who is "Mane conscious"!

I will give step by step instructions on how I whip up my shea butter, coconut oil concoction! 
Shea butter has a low melting point making it easy to blend.  It adds moisture to damaged hair from root to tip, while repairing, and protecting it against weather damage, dryness, and brittleness.  Also, it is an exceptional treatment for dry scalp, and it improves luster to damaged hair.

Coconut oil contains Vitamin E, which helps to lock in moisture, and it binds to the natural protein structure of hair.  This helps the hair retain its natural moisture, and fortify hair strands making them stronger.  Coconut oil is a white solid in cool temperatures, but melts fast into a liquid form in warm environments.  Another great benefit is it strengthens the hair shaft, and reduces hair breakage and split ends.

Extra virgin olive oil (evoo) smooths out dry, frizzy hair, and doesn't leave behind a greasy build-up.  The presence of antioxidants in olive oil makes it a superior hair oil that promotes overall scalp health.  It aids in preventing premature graying, and in some cases prevent, and even cure hair loss.

Getting started 

First, I will list the items I used, and explain step by step how I made my twist/braid, shea butter coconut oil concoction. 

Items used:

Unrefined Shea Butter
Unrefined Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
An empty 8oz container

I put three nice size chunks of Shea Butter in the 8oz container.  Next, I added 2 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and 10 milliliters of olive oil, maybe just  a tad bit more (see photo gallery for a picture illustration of measurement).  I used an electric blender, and blended until it was smooth and creamy!!  

Cynthia

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