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Hair Care Tip: Shea butter hair mask

submitted by Jessica

Tip description / details:
I did some research online and made up this recipe for my weak and brittle hair. My hair has been breaking and dropping at a faster rate ever since I straightened it and shea butter has been touted as a wonder salve. In addition to olive oil and senna, which is a common haircare ingredient, I also use olive oil.

1 tsp Shea butter; 1 tsp senna (henna) powder; 1/2 - 1 tsp olive oil (spreading consistency)

How to prepare:
Mix Shea butter with senna powder and add olive oil till a spreading consistency is achieved. (remember, a little goes a long way!)

How to use:
Spread the concoction evenly over he whole head paying attention to the hair ends. cover with a shower cap and warm towel (optional) for minimum 5 mins and wash thoroughly with shampoo. Note: henna may impart a slight reddish orange tinge on the hair but not senna.

Results (observed by submitter):
I have tried this treatment for about 3 weeks constantly 1-2 times a week and I have observed that my hair is easier to style and less prone to breakage. There are also considerably less flyaways and overall manageable

Costs involved:


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