5 of the Best DIY Hair Butter Recipes

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Inflation hasn’t only affected gas, grocery and rental prices. It now costs an even prettier penny to look your best. Manufacturers blame ongoing supply chain issues for the rising cost of beauty products. Why not skip the store? You probably have many of the ingredients used in popular remedies at home, and you can pick up those you lack on the cheap. Here are five of the best hair butter recipes for silkier tresses — without spending a lot of cash. 

1. The Growth Accelerator 

How does your hair grow? It goes through distinct phases, growing during the anagen phase. That’s why some people can grow fabulously long locks while others struggle to get theirs below shoulder-length: those with a longer anagen phase produce lengthier strands. Hairs in the cate

Unfortunately, you can’t change your DNA. However, you can apply topical substances that nurture your follicles. Doing so spurs healthy growth by providing the nutrients your scalp needs to keep the process going. 

For this recipe, you’ll need the following:

  • ¼ cup shea butter:
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil:
  • 1 tablespoon argan oil
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera juice
  • 7 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 3 to 4 capsules of vitamin E oil

Shea butter contains vitamins A and E and essential fatty acids to keep your hair soft and sumptuous. It’s non-greasy, and seals split ends. Argan oil likewise coats your strands without weighing them down. Rosemary essential oil promotes healthy scalp circulation, carrying nutrients to hair shafts to discourage shedding. 

Wash your hair and apply this mixture. Allow to sit for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing.

One quick note: After your hair exits the anagen phase, it enters the catagen stage, during which it loses its blood supply but remains in place until it is shed. Known as “club hair,” these fibers make up approximately 15% of the hair on your head. If you ever suffer a shock that causes you to stop eating or experience hormonal swings — or you crash-diet — you could lose many of these club hairs at once, leading to thinning. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25573272/#:~:text=Conclusion%3A%20A%206%2Dmonth%20supplementation,proportion%20of%20miniaturized%20anagen%20hair.

Your best bet? Mitigate your stress load and eat a healthy diet. Try your best to stick to your daily routine, making the most nutritious choices you can during tough times. 

2. How Sweet It Is 

Who said that hair recipes have to be complex to be effective? This recipe only requires two ingredients — melted mango butter and honey. Where can you find mango butter? Your nearest natural health food store. 

Mango is an excellent source of vitamins A and C. These two antioxidants help protect your scalp from damaging free radicals that grow more harmful in thinning scalps. They also promote cellular turnover and sebum production, promoting healthy growth. 

Honey is a fabulous antimicrobial agent. Add this ingredient to your hair care must-have list if you’re prone to dandruff. It kills the Malassezia fungus thought responsible for many cases. 

  • 1 cup melted mango butter
  • A few drops of honey 

Whip ingredients together until smooth and apply to hair. Use as a conditioner. 

3. The Grand Detox

Your hair faces exposure to countless chemicals and environmental pollutants every day. Detoxing it can strengthen your scalp and protect your strands, providing your cells with the antioxidants to fight damaging free radicals.

The emulsifier in this recipe helps free your hair from tangles. You experience less breakage and stress-inducing hairs in your brush. 

  • 25 grams shea butter
  • 20 grams illipe butter
  • 7 grams BTMS emulsifier 
  • 5 grams broccoli seed oil
  • 5 grams squalane
  • 20 grams of aloe oil
  • 5 grams of babassu oil
  • 5 grams of argan oil
  • 5 grams avocado oil
  • 1 gram of vitamin E
  • 1 gram of your favorite essential oils for fragrance
  • 1 gram natural preservative

Why do you want a preservative in this recipe? As you can see, it’s pretty intense to make, requiring numerous ingredients. However, you can use it as both a conditioner and a leave-in cream for soft, springy, natural curls once you have it. 

4. The Happy Hemp Seed 

According to the National Institutes for Health experts, a 6-month regimen of the right omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can improve hair density. Hemp seeds are rich in omega-6 fatty acids, with a thinner, lighter consistency that won’t weigh down your strand when applied topically. 

  • 1 ½ cups shea, mango, cocoa or kokum butter
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seed oil
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of castor oil
  • 5 – 6 drops of your favorite essential oil for fragrance

Here’s a pro-tip: Try smearing this mixture on the bottom of your strands before shampooing. It seals split ends and prevents excess drying while removing unwanted oil from your scalp. 

5. Easy Does It 

Finally, there’s no reason to go crazy. If you want quick softness and shine, all you need are two little ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon shea butter
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil

You can mix these two ingredients with a standard conditioner for fragrance or use them solo. Do you have long hair? Simply double or triple the recipe. 

The Best DIY Hair Butter Recipes 

You don’t have to break out your credit cards to find beauty bargains. While the price of standard supplies may continue to rise for the foreseeable future, you can DIY home cures that work as well, if not better, than many well-known brands. 

Revitalize your tresses with one of the best DIY hair butter recipes above. You’ll look fabulous without breaking the bank. 

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