Coconut Shea Hair Conditioner Recipe
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Coconut Shea Hair Conditioner Recipe

Makes 2- 8oz Bottles

Ingredients Found At Natures Garden:

Directions:

 
Total Recipe Amounts:
425 grams Distilled Water
25 grams Vegetable Glycerin
25 grams BTMS 25
20 grams Avocado Oil
26 grams Coconut Shea Fragrance Oil
5 grams Optiphen Preservative
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
6 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
 
Prior to starting this recipe, clean and sanitize your work area. Also, do the same with any packaging materials you will be using. It is suggested that you wear gloves, an apron, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. 
 
Step 1:  Prepare three teabags. You will create an herbal tea with the cocoa powder.  So, use the cocoa powder in your fillable tea bags.
 
Step 2:  Next, weigh out your water and heat it to at least 180F. While this recipe only uses 425 grams of water, you will want to make sure you have plenty of extra water in your pot as some will evaporate. Hold it at this temperature for 20 minutes to destroy any bacteria. Add the tea bag filled with cocoa powder to allow the herb to steep. After, you will want to allow the temperature to drop to 140F.
 
Step 3:  In a separate pan, weigh out and melt your vegetable glycerin, BTMS 25, and avocado oil,  Let the temperature drop to around 140F.  You will want both the oils and butters to be around this temperature when moving to the next step.  Note: Depending on your hair type, you may want to change the oils in this recipe.  We used a total of 20 grams of oil.  You can read about the oils for various hair types here.
 
Step 4:  You want to move quickly through the next couple of steps as temperatures are very important in order to achieve a proper emulsion. Using a deep mixing bowl, weigh out 425 grams of the water you prepared. Then, when both your oils and water are around 140F, add your melted oils to the mixing bowl. Using your stick blender, emulsify the ingredients.
 
Step 5: Allow your conditioner mixture to cool to around 120F.  At this temperature, add Optiphen preservative, Vitamin E Oil,  and your Coconut Shea Fragrance Oil. Again, stick blend these ingredients thoroughly. 
 
Step 6: Your conditioner will still be thin.  As it cools, it will get thicker.  Allow your conditioner  to cool to room temperature and place into two 8 oz. bottles using your funnel. 

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We hope that you enjoy our hot chocolate hair conditioner! 

 

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