Michael you are now in a far better place.
You were too good for this world. We miss you so much Michael.
R.I.P. MJ :(

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Finally Some Creamy Whipped Shea Butter!

Hey Ladies! Okay...I bid and won a hand mixer off of Ebay last weekend and finally received it today. I am so happy because now I can whip my shea butter into some creamy goodness...lol. I had been previously whipping it with just a fork. Basically, I didn't get the results I had desired while using the fork. So I stopped being cheap and finally bought a hand mixer. So last night I whipped Shea Butter with some Vatika oil and boy was it the results I had been craving for so long. It was so creamy and smooth. Perfect to use in my hair. I had been using shea butter lately since I've been rollersetting my hair and it works just perfectly.

So here is the finished product:
I also bought a tin jar to put the shea butter in and a plastic jar to empty out my three bottles of Vatika oil in. It makes it easier to use now.

Here's how I received the perfect results:

  • I first softened down the shea butter in the microwave for 1 minute. I didn't melt it completely. I just made it soft enough to mix. (Yes I know alot of people will disagree with the microwave part but I was in a hurry. So if you don't want to microwave it you can always boil some water and let the bowl with shea butter sit over the boiled water as it melts.)
  • Then I added about 3 tablespoons of vatika oil into the softened shea butter.
  • Then I placed the bowl of Shea Butter in the freezer for about 3 minutes.
  • Once I removed it from the freezer, I used the hand mixer on the lowest setting to mix the shea butter for about 5-7 minutes.
  • Now the trick to making the Shea Butter stay creamy and not hardening up back to it's originally form/texture, is to keep putting it in the freezer every 5-7 minutes after using the hand mixer. ex: I would put the shea butter in the freezer, then mix for 5-7 min. Then I'd put it back in the freezer for 5 min. and then mix again for 5 min. I repeat these steps about 5-6 times so that it can maintain consistency.
  • After your done with this process, you won't have to keep mixing it over and over again every time you want to use it because now it will remain creamy and smooth instead of going back to it's old form/texture.


HauteHairGurl said...

Do you do the remix/freezer routine every time you want to use the whipped shea butter or after doing it a certain amount of times does it stay that way? Do you use this as an every day moisturizer? I'm relaxed and looking for something to hydrate my hair.

Chick Vision said...

I do the remix/freezer routine when I'm initially mixing it the first night. After that you don't have to do it again. It will remain smooth and creamy after that.

Now because I started rollersetting I don't need to moisturize often but when I do, I use the whipped shea butter to get me through the week. It doesn't revert my hair and it leaves it soft and with some sheen in my hair.

Anonymous said...

it looks YUMMY!

Chick Vision said...

Hey LongHairDontCare!!! Yep, It sure does look YUMMY! I couldn't stop drooling over it when I was done making it. It feels great, too! Smooth like butter...oh yeah, it is butter...lol! Thanks for visiting... :)

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