I made a nice batch yesterday. See?
Fox had sent me some years ago, but I'd long since used it up as a pre-shampoo treatment. I never figured out how to use it as a leave-in back then with my half-permed hair. But I finally figured it out and it works so well! Here is the original recipe:
1 part shea butter
1 part oil
1 part conditioner
+ your favorite EOs
I made mine with unrefined shea butter (has a kinda nutty scent), virgin coconut oil (smells like fresh coconuts) and a mix of Aubrey's Organics' Rosa Mosqueta Rose Hip Conditioning Hair Cream and Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner. Once I melted the shea butter and coconut oil together, I let it cool a bit and then added the conditioners and mixed with a whisk. I then added some hair-friendly EOs: lavender, pink grapefruit, lemongrass, geranium and rosemary. It smells quite luscious. The consistency is just perfect and it smoothed out my ends without making them look greasy. It takes a very small amount to achieve this. Thanks, Fox, for such a nice recipe!
My frizz has disappeared, by the way. It has cooled off here and taken most of the humidity with it - which I think was the main culprit. Dang humidity. And the last time I washed, I used Jessicurl's Hair Cleansing Cream and Aloeba Daily Conditioner that I bought many years ago. I don't know if was those products or the lack of humidity - or both - but my hair was near-perfect once it dried. Smooth and not like my frizzed out picture at all. And with the addition of the Fox's cream on the ends, I couldn't ask for much smoother hair - unless I blow-dried it, which I never do.
I want to make a scalp oil next and am looking through all my ingredients. I have quite a few EOs that are good for the scalp, but certain mixes don't smell so great, so I'm fiddling with the ones I think are most important but also smell nice together. Plus, what combo of carrier oils I want to use. It'll be fun coming up with a combination just for my head and nose.
On the gardening front, I have sweet potatoes! Photos soon!