Jul 21, 2012

How to Make Whipped Shea Butter - The Simple Way

You simply can not have natural hair and have never heard of shea butter. Sorrynotsorry, but no. It is not possible. Weather you use it in your regimen or not, you know what this yellow stuff is. I know you do!

I'm sure 'whipped shea butter' tutorials have been done and made probably 622 times, but I promise you that my tutorial is nothing but simple, only four easy steps to follow. My tutorial does not involve every oil that you can possibly find in your pantry! (though, if that's what you want, go for it). All you really need is two main ingredients. 

I will be using 100% natural shea butter and my oil of choice is coconut oil. You can substitute for any oil you'd like. In the past I've used olive oil and sometimes argon oil. I stick with the coco'o' (haha) because it's very light. Shea butter is already thick and sticky, olive oil and other heavier counter parts just make my hair feel weighed down. And you don't want that! You want airy, light, bouncy locks! Oh, and please, use 100% natural shea butter...please! So here we go:

Step One: You will need a large bowl. Fill your bowl half way with shea butter.

  • Step Two: To soften it up, and to get it ready for whipping, microwave your shea butter for 20-30 seconds. It's okay if it's not entirely melted.
  • Step Three: Add your oil of choice. About 4 table spoons will do.

After that, it's time to get whipping...or blending if you don't have a beater (is that what their called? idk).

Step Four: Put your machine settings on the highest possible, and whip for 5 minutes. The more air, the better.

Voila, the final product! It should look creamy and it should feel creamy. It will not remain like this: do not be alarmed. It will solidify, but when you rub it between your fingers, it'll melt back to that desired consistency. It'll also darken a little bit.
I looooooooooooooooooove shea butter. It has been my staple product for me for the last 1.5 years. I promise you, I have not spent any money on natural hair products AT ALL. I do not buy moisturizers, leave ins, sealents, none of that. I use shea butter for ev-ry-thing. OH! You can find natural shea butter online or your local asian beauty supply. :)
AND look what it does to my hair!

On the left you see my hair dry, limp...not cute looking. Add water and shea butter then BOOM! Curls instantly be popping. In other words, it's great for defining those curls in hiding. ^_^;
Hope this helped. :D


  1. Thanks for this! I just did the BC this morning and I'm trying to get everything figured out, lol. How often do you use this mix?

  2. I think I'll try out your regimen! My last relaxer was in May and transitioning is tough, but I don't want to cut off my relaxed ends just yet. I'm also extremely lazy, so that doesn't help my situation at all lol. I was wondering, where do you get the African Shea butter and coconut oil?