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DIY Whipped Monoi Butter *Natural Hair*

Hello loves!!! I finally am here with a new post!!! YAAY! This post topic is a DIY butter. DUH, no surprise here. 🙂 But it is a tricky one. This spring I am going to be using only light weight products on my tresses, so you all are welcome to join in. First post topic of the spring season is a DIY Monoi Butter. monoi_post3 I’m sure some of you have used, heard, or seen Monoi Oil. If not Monoi oil is an infused perfume oil made from soaking the petals of Tahitian gardenias (best known as Tiaré flowers) in coconut oil. The benefits of Monoi oil, it repairs hair by realigning the keratinous scales of each fiber. As a pre-poo treatment, monoi oil conditions and protects hair from environmental damage. Monoi Butter does exactly the same, only in the form of a butter. So if you’re like me, and love styling your hair with butters, here’s a perfect one for the warm weather ahead. I put together a step by step pictorial of how to make your on whipped monoi butter. This butter is very soft and the consistency, velvety. This butter will remain solid at room temperatures of around 65 degrees, but will melt immediately upon skin contact, or exposure to a higher temperature. This makes monoi very tricky to work with as a main ingredient. Therefore, this butter needs to be blended with harder butters or a wax in order to maintain the right texture for Whipped Hair Butter. I’m mixing my Monoi butter with Kokum, and Shea Butter. monoi_post4 YOU’LL NEED: monoi_post2

  • monoi butter (half a cup)
  • shea butter 1 spoon (optional)
  • kokum butter 1 spoon (optional)
  • coconut oil 2 tsp
  • EVOO 1 tsp
  • grapeseed oil 1 tsp
  • castor oil 1 tsp
  • a essential oil 4-5drops
  • honey 1 tsp
  • stainless steal bowl
  • mixer
  • empty cosmetic container
  • pot of water already boiling

(You may use any hard butter of your choice to pair with the monoi butter, and any oils you like/love. This are the best oil for my hair, my hair agrees with these oil when styling. I have little to no splits ends and single-strand-knots).


STEP 1   Have pot of water already hot after boiling. In a separate stainless steal bowl place the kokum butter & shea butter in it. Then set the bowl of butters in the pot of hot water. monoi_post5 STEP 2   Wait until the butters have melted. Remove the bowl from the hot water and place it on the counter. monoi_post6 STEP 3    Add a half cup of the monoi butter, a few tsp of oils, and honey. monoi_post7 STEP 4  Mix! monoi_post8 STEP 5   Pour the liquid in a empty cosmetic container monoi_post9 STEP 6   Let the butter solidify monoi_post14 STEP 7   Once the butter is solid it should be feel soft, and velvety. monoi_post10 monoi_post11 The butter may melt upon skin contact. But it will hold a style. You want a light weight butter to hold a style, and not weigh the hair down in the spring a summer. STEP 8  Use it on the hair. I did a twist-out. monoi_post13


My Thoughts monoi_post1 I used the my butter to style a twist-out. I  had a bit of shrinkage, BUT… a ton of definition. Over the years my hair has gotten thicker, and I’ve gone from a 3c to a 4a-4b hair patttern. My kinky tresses respond well to butters. This whipped butter in particular, did two things I have been searching for. Ready??? 1. Moisture. Moisture that last for days. My hair was soft, bouncy, super light, shiny, and did I mention it just felt good! 2. Non Greasy. I mean really non-greasy. I didn’t have put up with greasiness all over the place. And that I love. So over all, I love this butter, and I hope you beauties will try it, love it, and tell me about! 🙂 If want to know more about what butters pair well one another? check out this awesome link: http://www.naturalbeautyworkshop.com/my_weblog/2013/02/how-to-make-whipped-body-butters-1.html WHERE TO FIND MONOI BUTTER? http://www.camdengrey.com/essential-oils/monoi-butter.html

       or

 http://www.amazon.com (BUT PLEASE THE PRODUCT DETAILS CAREFULLY) Thanks for visiting! 🙂 nhbdanimation

11 Comments

  1. Shelia says

    You hair looks great. I would love to just purchase instead of making it😄 Be bless:D

  2. Wow this looks great! I love to DIY and I’ll have to try this product. How do you like the lemon essential oil? I was thinking about picking up a new one for my stash. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Laura says

    I love mono, thank you for this wonderful recipe! Do you still use beeswax for styling? I found your blog through your mango butter pomade and since I have 4c hair that needs hold I was thinking about maybe trying that recipe too…

    • You’re welcome for the recipe! And yes I do still use beeswax in some of my butters. I have a recipe I will be posting this wk using beeswax. So please stay tune for that one! 🙂

      • Laura says

        Sounds great, I will! Thank you so much.

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