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DIY Whipped Kokum Butter *Natural Hair*

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Hey all!!! I found a new butter to play with. Its called Kokum, and I’ve been wanting to try this butter since I read about it a year ago. So, I finally ordered a 32oz from amazon. The cost was $12.95 . (bargain) ๐Ÿ™‚

Before I jump into the process of how to whip up the Kokum concoction. First I want to discuss the benefits. Which are awesome!

Kokum Butter from India, is prized for its essential fatty acid content.ย  One of the most balanced, of all the botanicals, it is the perfect addition to all of your bath and body lotions, creams and butter blends. Rich in essential fatty acids and non-comodegenic (non pore-clogging), Kokum Butter is perfect for stimulating the scalp for healthy hair growth. It helps cell oxygenation, making nutrients more readily available for use by scalp/skin tissues – which helps promote hair growth. It also supports and enhances hair elasticity, helping to ward off breakage.

other attributes…

KOKUM BUTTER

  • nurtures damaged skin and hair
  • soothes inflammed skin
  • provides a supple skin feel
  • emulsion stabilizer and thickener
  • improved barrier for natural hydration

 

DIY WHIPPED KOKUM BUTTER

YOU’LL NEED

  • 1/2 cup kokum butter
  • 1/2 cup of shea butter
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vatika oil (optional)
  • 1 tsp almond oil
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp evoo
  • 1 tsp castro oil
  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera juice (heals hair, adds shine, conditions, adds moisture)
  • vanilla essential oil (optional)
  • aย large bowl
  • a mixer

Kokum is a hard butter, similar to coco butter. Therefore, it most be heated in order to be whipped. The pictures below are the before and after.

 

Once the Kokum butter was completely melted. I added it to the Shea butter and mixed both butters together. Once both butters became one, I began to mix in my oils. I also added 5 drops of a essential oil, vanilla.

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Final results!!!

 

The consistency feels similar to a hair grease pomade. When I applied the butter to my hair, it went on smooth, yet not greasy at all.

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And here is my hair. I’ve been wearing my hair in twist majority of the time. My hair feels super soft, shiny, bouncy, and smells like vanilla. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you haven’t tried Kokum butter, I highly recommend it. Tell me what your thoughts are. ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay nappy!

-hkf

15 Comments

  1. Hey nice to read that you too love Kokum butter.. I always use it for my body butters and lip butters.. never thought of using for hair.. I am going to give a try.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I have never heard of Lip Butters. I am assuming it is similar to lip balms but made with Kokum instead. Would you mind sharing the recipe. My grandson is stationed in Iraq, and his lips are just horrible, in that they are chapped and cracked so bad that he said it is painful. I was just wondering if grandma made this recipe would be better for his chapped lips? Thank you, Star
      If you go to my website and scroll down on the front page I have 2 awesome photos of my sweet grandson.

  2. Those Natural African Curls says

    Those twists look so juicy and moisturised *hair crushing* What do you use to whip the butter?

    Simi

    X

  3. 1977Curlz says

    Do you know how long the shelf life would be since you added aloe vera juice which must remain refrigerated?

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