How to Soften Your Hard Shea Butter

soften-your-hard-shea-butterYou can appreciate the value of having shea butter as part of your natural hair regimen but never the hassle of getting it from rock hard to soft every single time you need to use it.

You don’t want to fight to dig out a dollop from the container each time. You smirk over the thought of rubbing it between your palms waiting patiently for it to soften just enough for you rub it into your hair without leaving clumps and residue.

Once you are done with one section, you do it all over again for another section. Sigh!   But what if there was a way to soften your shea butter once and done! You could do your hair much quicker than ever and eliminate the mess.

Here is a simple way to soften a container full of shea butter. You can use this method for any quantity of shea butter, small or large.

What you will need

  • shea butter
  • hand mixer
  • 2 different sized pots or 1 double boiler
  • spatula
  • empty container for storage
  • 2 cups water

How to do it

  • place a small amount of shea butter in the small pot (or top double boiler) enough to fill ¾ of your container
  • pour 2 cups of water in the large pot (or bottom double boiler)
  • place the pot with the shea butter in the pot with water the place them over a low heat. Do the same for the double broiler.
  • Leave the pots over the flame for 5-8 minutes or until the sides and only the sides of the shea butter is thoroughly melted.
  • Remove the pot with the shea butter from the heat and turn off the flame.
  • Place the hand mixer on high speed and mix the shea butter until it becomes light, soft and fluffy.
  • Use the spatula to scrape the shea butter into the container to store.
  • Clean up with dish soap and warm water and you are done

Here’s a tip:

Be careful not to leave the pots over the heat for much longer than recommended. Your shea butter will melt and it cannot be mixed in a melted state.

You will have to wait for it to cool before you can mix it to perfect softness. If your shea butter melts a little bit too much and it’s not fluffing up nicely during mixing, place it in the freezer for a few minutes for it to harden a bit then try mixing it again.

With this procedure, you can fill one container that can last you a few weeks or months at a time. You can also do a batch and fill many containers that will last you much longer.  No more hassle, no more mess, more time and less stress.

Your shea butter will be much easier to handle every time you need to use it.

Will you be trying this? What’s you own method?



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Julia Olivia
Julia Olivia is a freelance writer from Jamaica. She has written academic research and niche content articles for several freelance clients and websites, including her own- oijuice.com. Topics range from internet income opportunities, internet marketing, African textured natural hair care and education. She is a trained and certified teacher, wife, mom, and blogger who makes her primary income working online.
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  1. Stacy says:

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