When it comes to shea butter, many of you (especially those who use this beauty butter for hair) may be wondering if it also helps promote hair growth. Good news! I’m here to tell you that yes, you can use shea butter to get strong long and thick hair! I’ve heard stories of people who’ve used shea butter to get beautiful hair and even reverse alocepia. It works! And when combined with other nutritious ingredients, you can make your own shea butter hair growth recipes & mixes at home.
Below, I’ve shared 3 of the best shea butter hair growth recipes and how they help enhance hair growth:
3 Shea Butter Hair Growth Recipes
Note: I actually started using East Shea Butter/Shea Butter Nilotica and I find it so much better than West Shea Butter for so many reasons – it’s incredibly softer, penetrates much easier, is less oily and has a pleasant nutty scent that doesn’t over power at all. I actually like that light nutty scent! :p You can get East Shea Butter here.
1. Nourishing Egg Shea Butter Hair Growth Recipe
Hair growth recipes that contain egg will not only nourish the hair follicles but also strengthen them and make hair appear shiny and glossy. I love using egg in my hair and I recommend using an egg hair mask weekly for those who want to grow long and thick hair fast. The other ingredients in this shea butter hair growth recipe are rosemary essential oil and jojoba oil and you can discover all their benefits for hair below:
➝ Egg – Eggs are rich in protein and sulphur – which are two key ingredients necessary for hair growth and thickness. They also contain a chock-load of vitamins, minerals and healthy fat that nourish the follicles and make hair appear shiny.
➝ Rosemary Essential Oil – Being a natural stimulant, rosemary essential oil is one of the best essential oils for hair growth and treat hair loss. By improving circulation in the scalp, rosemary essential oil will stimulate the hair follicles hence promote hair growth.
➝ Jojoba Oil – Jojoba oil strengthens the hair, preventing thinning, damage and breakage. It also encourages the growth of new hair cells as well as adds a beautiful sheen to hair.
- ¼ to ½ cup of raw shea butter (get it here)
- 1 to 2 eggs
- 2 tbsps of jojoba oil (get it here)
- 3 to 5 drops of rosemary essential oil (get it here)
Gently melt the shea butter using a double boiler. Pour the melted shea butter in a blender. Crack an egg in the blender and add jojoba oil and rosemary essential oil. Blend the ingredients until well combined. Apply the mixture onto your scalp and hair. Cover with a plastic bag or disposable shower cap. Leave it on for about 30 minutes (15 minutes if using a hooded dryer). When the time is up, rinse thoroughly and wash with your favorite shampoo to get rid of all the hair treatment.
2. Coconut Oil and Shea Butter Hair Growth Mix
The coconut oil and shea butter combo is one of my favourite shea butter mixes and surprise! It’s also a powerful hair growth formula! I’ve added two more hair loving ingredients that will assist in promoting strong long hair and have lots of other benefits for hair as you can see below!
➝ Coconut Oil – In Ayurveda, coconut oil is the number one plant oil that is used to encourage hair growth. It is rich in hair boosting nutrients including vitamins, minerals and fatty acids that feed the hair follicles with goodness and promote new hair growth.
➝ Jamaican Black Castor Oil – Using Jamaican black castor oil in this shea butter hair growth recipe ensures rapid hair growth by improving blood circulation in the scalp. Jamaican Black Castor Oil is also known to help treat dandruff, dry itchy scalps, bald spots & alocepia, thinning hair and solve brittle & dry hair issues.
➝ Eucalyptus Essential Oil – I’ve talked about how great eucalyptus essential oil is in treating hair loss and promoting hair growth. This refreshing smelling essential oil is known to be a stimulant as well as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent that promotes a healthy scalp.
Start by melting the shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler. Then let it cool slightly before adding the black Jamaican castor oil and eucalyptus essential oil. Mix well with a spatula. Apply the hair growth recipe on your scalp and strands using clean fingertips. Let it sit for about 30 minutes after covering your hair with a shower cap or saran wrap. When the time is up, rinse off thoroughly with sulfate-free shampoo and lukewarm water.
3. Strong Long Hair: Olive Oil Shea Butter Hair Growth Recipe
Just like coconut oil, olive oil is a nutrient-dense hair oil that will help enhance hair growth and promote healthy, shiny and beautiful hair. The other ingredients used in this shea butter hair growth recipe are yogurt, which will also make your hair soft and bouncy and vetiver essential oil, one of the most powerful essential oils for hair growth! Wanna know more? Read on! I’ve listed the ingredients and their awesome benefits below:
➝ Olive Oil – Olive oil works wonders in treating hair loss! It not only stimulates blood flow but also hinders the production of DHT, which is a hormone responsible for the shrinkage of the hair follicle shaft, and is commonly affects people suffering from hair loss.
➝ Yogurt – The benefit of yogurt when it comes to promoting hair growth is its rich nutrient content. Yogurt is rich in multi-vitamins, contains a chock-full of protein and other minerals that enhance hair growth. Yogurt basically nourishes the hair follicles and feed them with hair boosting goodness.
➝ Vetiver Essential Oil – Vetiver essential oil is one of the best essential oils for hair growth and I personally love drinking vetiver infused water for its numerous health & beauty benefits! Used since ages ago in India, vetiver is used as a hair cleansing agent and is used to protect the scalp from impurities and germs as well as promote rapid hair growth.
Blend all the ingredients to a smooth consistency and apply it on your scalp and hair. Throw on a shower cap/plastic bag and let the mixture penetrate. You can choose to apply heat if you want – heat will help the treatment sink deeper. Wait for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour, then wash off very well with sulfate free shampoo and lukewarm to tepid water. Wrap your hair in a non-fluffy towel and leave it to air dry.
My Favorite Tried & Tested Shea Butter Recipes Ebook
Do you love shea butter and want to make your own beauty products with it?! Check out this ebook “My Favorite Tried & Tested Shea Butter Recipes for Luscious Skin & Hair” for 30 awesome recipes, complete with step-by-step instructions, beautiful pictures and other valuable shea butter info!
All Natural Hair Care Guide with Essential Oils!
Want to know more about essential oils for hair and how to make scalp & hair care recipes with essential oils? Check out our Complete Guide to Using Essential Oils for Scalp & Hair Care that talks about the magical properties, benefits & uses of essential oils for your scalp and hair with over 100 recipes to make your own chemical-free hair products for a healthy scalp and beautiful hair.
DIY Herbal Hair Oil Infusions Guide with Recipes
Want to make your own herbal hair oils? Check out our DIY Herbal Hair Oil Infusions eBook that contains an A-Z list of healing herbs and spices to infuse for hair, what base oil to choose for your hair type, methods of infusing your hair oils plus 20 exciting hair oil recipes for dry hair, heat damaged hair, hair growth, even gray hairs, scented hair and more!
Where to Get a Natural Shampoo
If you are going chemical-free on your hair, but want to save the time of making a homemade shampoo, this Maple Holistics Sage Shampoo is a game-changer. It contains powerful herbs such as sage: for dandruff & itchy scalp treatment, rosemary: for hair growth and prevention of hair loss and spikenard for dandruff treatment. It also has argan, jojoba and tea tree oils that all protect the scalp from germs, keep hair clean as well as hydrated and moisturized. This shampoo does not contain sulfates, so it will not lather the way you are used to, but you will quickly get used to it and notice the difference!