Neem Oil, Shea Butter and Silk Peptide Hair and Scalp Butter

01/28/2013 | By | More

Okay, I came up with a fabulous recipe for hair and scalp that provides all the nutritional, hair conditioning and scalp healing benefits of Neem oil, Shea butter, grapeseed oil, and silk amino acids. That’s it – just four main ingredients (essential oils for fragrance are optional).

For this batch of the recipe I used silk peptide powder, however if your hair is very weak you may do better to use silk amino acids in powder or liquid form as the protein is hydrolysed and a small enough molecular weight to easily penetrate your damaged hair shaft.

Here, step by step is what I did!

Before You Begin…

products to make neem oil and shea butter whip

Neem oil, rose petals, silk amino acids (liquid) or silk peptide powder, grapeseed oil and Shea butter all lined up on the counter to make the dry hair conditioning whip

 

Step 1

Place about 1 cup of softened unrefined organic Shea butter in a medium sized bowl. If you don’t like the smell of unrefined Shea butter, feel free to use refined. The color of the Shea butter is of no consequence to its effectiveness.

 

Step 3

neem oil shea butter and grapeseed oil moisturizing hair whip

Add 1 Tablespoon of grapeseed oil to the Shea butter

 

Step 4

Then add 1 Tablespoon of dried rose petals or rose petals and stems to the bowl. Follow that with 1-1/2  Tablespoons of Neem oil (sorry I forgot to take a picture)

 

Step 5

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Then add 1/2 teaspoon of silk peptide powder  or silk amino acids (liquid) to the mixture

 

Step 6

Blend thoroughly with blender. You want that instead of a mixer because the knife component chops up the rose petals and blends them into the Shea butter. I use a Cuisinart Hand Held Blender. You can see some of the Neem oil laying on the edge of the bowl that I had to mix in by hand.

 

The Finished Product!

finished product - Neem oil shea butter grapeseed oil and silk amino acid conditioning treatment

This is what it looks like after being thoroughly blended but before adding the essential oils, which were stirred in by hand. Use something to help mask the smell of Neem oil if you need like Lemongrass, Sweet Orange or Lavender.

 

Results and Use

Your scalp will have a wonderful tingle and your hair will feel soft, manageable and have lots of body, even with the butter. You don’t need to use much! Put it on your scalp and hair then cover with a plastic cap for at least 2 hours (overnight is better) to use as a conditioning treatment before shampooing. Or you can use a small dab on your scalp in spots where your hair is thinning, or your scalp is itchy and flaking.

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