I decided to look up recipes for hair creams after spending way too much money on those tiny little tubs from the salon. My husband is a little bit picky about product after trying several different brands that just left his hair feeling too stiff, waxy, dry or greasy. So I thought I’d give it a shot and, if he liked it, save some money in the long run! I put together this recipe, which is just a combination of a few different recipes I pinned. I ended up using a little bit too much coconut oil the first round, so I actually made two batches and used less oil in the second so it evened out. That is why I ended up with a big jar of it. I’m actually happy I goofed, because I ended up loving it and using it everyday on my crazy thick hair! So if you want a bigger jar to share, I suggest doubling this recipe.
1 oz beeswax, chopped finely
1.5 oz raw organic shea butter
2 oz jojoba oil
1 oz coconut oil
Essential oils, about 6 drops. I used Young Living’s Tea Tree and Stress Away, 3 drops of each!
I decided to add tea tree because it can naturally soothe an itchy scalp and dandruff. I also added Stress Away because I love the smell. It’s a blend of a lot of good stuff including cedarwood, which promotes healthy hair growth! Both of these oils come in the Premium Starter Kit from Young Living.
In a double boiler, melt the beeswax down to a liquid, then add your coconut oil + shea butter. Stir until all is melted. Remove from heat, then add your jojoba oil and essential oils. Pour into a glass jar or container and let cool. Once cooled, whip it up.
A little bit goes a long way! I usually just use a fingertip’s swipe, run it through my hands, then scrunch it evenly through the ends of my wavy hair for texture and moisturization on those dead ends. Bonus! This stuff is super good for your skin, so I generally rub anything remaining into my hands. I love that this stuff doesn't leave my hands feeling sticky or goopy, but actually moisturizes them too!