10 Ways to Use Raw Cocoa Butter in Your Hair Regimen

10 Ways To Use Raw Cocoa Butter In Your Hair Regimen

Most people love a little cocoa in one form or another: Cocoa Butter, chocolate, Cocoa Oil, not to mention that cup of hot cocoa in the fridge below zero temperatures. No doubt it will show up in cakes and desserts this holiday, so why not in your hair regimen?  If you check several commercial hair products you will recognize that cocoa is one of the ingredients.

It seems manufacturers are wising up and finding ways to use it that can promote healthy hair. So why not try it for yourself?  Let’s see if I can convince you with 10 ways you can add coco butter to your regimen:

It Repairs: owing to the  high proportion of saturated fats derived from stearic and palmitic acids as well as minerals and vitamins inclusive of Vitamin E, concentrations of protein, potassium, calcium, magnesium and copper, Cocoa Butter has healing properties that can repair damaged hair.

Moisturizing Conditioner: we already know Cocoa Butter is good for your skin because it is high in vitamin E which fights wrinkles and dull striations, but did you know that it is also a great moisturizer for the hair? Now before you go grab some Cocoa Butter Lotion and slather it on to your hair, I am referring to 100% edible Cocoa Butter, or Extra Virgin Cocoa Butter.

As it turns out, Cocoa Butter can be used to bake, to make chocolate, to moisutrize the skin and to moisturize the hair. Edible coconut can blended with a cheap conditioner to  boost moisturizing benefits. This means you can get softer more manageable hair by using cocoa butter.

Deep Conditioner: you may also benefit from it as a deep conditioning treatment by blending it with Shea Butter or the oil of your choice  to make a great deep conditioner. Why not whip up some Cocoa Butter with some honey or Aloe Vera Juice to lock that moisture into your strands. The possibilities for experimentation are endless.


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About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

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Darlene Waller

I like to combine it with grapeseed and jamaican black castor oil then whip it up into a creamy butter…. great on the baby’s hair!

Maybell Lena Killion

I mix it in my body butter and use it daily on my hair, my face and my body!