...is it possible? i know lots of curlies make their own refresher sprays with water, oils and salts, but is it possible to make a styling cream to be applied to wet hair with shea butter (or something similar) as a base?
i cant find any good creams that havent been discontinued in the UK and a few of the US cream seem to be almost all natural ingredients, with a few preservatives.
anyone have any advice? or suggestions for base products (butters) that aren't TOO heavy or rich.
When you scroll down a bit, there's a list of common preservatives. I would make my cream shea butter based. I'm looking for a cream too, and haven't found any that I'm too excited about, so I might make my own too. My hair is thick and dry, so I would need something heavy, but since you don't want something too heavy, you can try using mango or avocado butter instead of shea. For oils, jojoba would be great.
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the shea butter is pretty greasy on its own, but not hard to melt down. you can melt it in the microwave, or put the container in some hot water. are you looking to use this as a dt or an everyday leave-in? its really greasy
ive used straight shea butter and ive used it mixed with other oils. its ok when it have my hair in twists or smth, but when i put it in my hair when its out it was way too oily. mabey just use it as a conditioner first? or if you want to use it on your hair use just a little.