Treat your natural coils to these olive oil recipes for hair that looks and feels healthier.
Dry curly hair is the WORST! But olive oil can be your best friend when it comes to preventing natural Type 4 hair from getting dry and crunchy? Whether it’s a pre-poo treatment or the secret ingredient in your whipped shea butter, olive oil could be your ticket to healthier looking and feeling hair.
1. Whipped Shea Butter
A store bought or homemade whipped shea butter is a Type 4 curly’s best friend. It’s a super moisturizing leave-in for twist out and braid out. Remember that a little goes a long way and to rinse well or clarify to prevent build up on your wash days. Here’s a simple recipe with olive oil that will give your butter that whipped effect:
- raw shea butter - 4 ounces
- coconut oil - 4 ounces
- extra virgin olive oil - 3 ounces
- essential fragrance oil - a few drops