Cocoa butter for your hair?

Has anyone ever used cocoa butter in a hair recipe?
I mix cocoa butter and shea 50/50 and use it for all recipes that call for shea.
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I mix cocoa butter, coconut oil (or babassu oil; they're similar), camellia oil and avocado oil then whip until light and fluffy. My hair hates shea butter and castor oil, which are in almost everything, so I got creative. It works really well for me.
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I mix cocoa butter, coconut oil (or babassu oil; they're similar), camellia oil and avocado oil then whip until light and fluffy.
Originally Posted by curlymaybe
curly maybe, what do you use that mixture for??
I mix cocoa butter, coconut oil (or babassu oil; they're similar), camellia oil and avocado oil then whip until light and fluffy.
Originally Posted by curlymaybe
curly maybe, what do you use that mixture for??
Originally Posted by becie
Everything! I made it specifically for use as a hair cream (to seal in moisture, SOTC, etc), but it is a great all around cream. It's wonderful on damp skin after a bath or shower. I use on rough skin (heels, elbows, knees) and on dry hands and knuckles. It also works as a pre-poo oil treatment. The day before I wash I just melt it in my hands and smooth on my hair root to end, then cover with a plastic cap and go to sleep. In the morning I cowash it out.
You can play with the proportions, or substitute oils and butters that your hair likes. More avocado will result in a richer and oilier cream (you can add a pinch of cornstarch to cut down on the greasiness); more camellia and babassu will make it lighter. Both have their benefits, it's just a matter of personal preference. I chose these oils for their ability to penetrate the hair shaft and the cocoa butter for its softening and sealing properties.
Hair loves: aloe vera juice, cocoa butter, camellia oil


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Those with fine hair have to be verrrrry careful with cocoa butter. I try to stay away from products that use I high percentage of it. It can make the hair very greasy and blah
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Hey I do this too! Usually I melt shea butter, coconut oil and cocoa butter together and put this concoction in my hair just after washing, and just before conditioning. Then I ran out of coconut oil, and subsituted with extra virgin olive oil, that seems to work well too. Now, I'm out of cocoa butter, and have been just melting/mixing the shea butter with the extra virgin olive oil. That also works well, and it surprised me, because it has a creamy consistency. Didn't expect that. Like someone else said above me, I also use this on my skin, face and body, when damp. It has made my skin soft and supple. I like the new addition of the extra virgin olive oil. What do they mean by 'extra virgin', though? I'd like to be an 'extra virgin'. j/k not going back there. LOL
. What do they mean by 'extra virgin', though? I'd like to be an 'extra virgin'. j/k not going back there. LOL
Originally Posted by Hakim Nuraldin

From Wikipedia... Grades of Olive Oil

Extra-virgin olive oil comes from virgin oil production only, contains no more than 0.8% acidity, and is judged to have a superior taste.
Virgin olive oil comes from virgin oil production only, has an acidity less than 2%, and is judged to have a good taste.
Pure olive oil. Oils labeled as Pure olive oil or Olive oil are usually a blend of refined and virgin production oil.
Olive oil is a blend of virgin and refined production oil, of no more than 1.5% acidity. It commonly lacks a strong flavor.
Olive-pomace oil is refined pomace olive production oil possibly blended with some virgin production oil. It is fit for consumption, but may not be described simply as olive oil. Olive-pomace oil is rarely sold at retail; it is often used for certain kinds of cooking in restaurants.
Lampante oil is olive oil not suitable as food; lampante comes from olive oil's long-standing use in oil-burning lamps. Lampante oil is mostly used in the industrial market.
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I mix cocoa butter, coconut oil (or babassu oil; they're similar), camellia oil and avocado oil then whip until light and fluffy. My hair hates shea butter and castor oil, which are in almost everything, so I got creative. It works really well for me.
Originally Posted by curlymaybe
This recipe sounds sweet! I hear you on the castor oil thing...too much of it and my hair rebels...
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I tried using cocoa butter straight on my hair and it just seemed to sit on top of it. But after I mixed it up with castor oil, vegetable glycerin, a little vitamin e oil, and aloe vera gel my hair was in heaven.
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