Leave-in Conditioner*/Cream: you can melt some Cocoa Butter in a sauce pan, add your choice of oils* or other additives such as honey* or Aloe Juice and whip to make your own leave-in or styling product. You can also forego melting it and just using the oils* and Cocoa Butter* in a food processor* to create a cream that you can use as your leave-in.
Volumizer: if you have thin hair cocoa butter* may add volume to your hair, so your styles can hold longer and look fuller.
Sealant: Rubbing the bar of raw cocoa on wet hair or moisturized hair can seal in the moisture so hair does not become dry, brittle and lifeless. This will bode well for length retention and could be your solution to lifted cuticles through which moisture escapes.
Protectant: use of Cocoa Butter overtime can help protect hair from chlorine damage if you live in a hard water area. Also, by using it you have one less thing to worry about if you take a dip in the pool or go to the beach!
It can also lessen the effects of the sun on your hair since Cocoa Butter is a fat which does not burn the way other fats tend to. It has a rather high tolerance for heat once it is melted, so weather you rub the wax like block onto your hair or melt it down into an oil, your hair heat damage can be lessened. It is also great for use before blow drying.
Hot oil treatment: it can be melted down and used as a hot oil treatment. Be careful not to leave it on for more that 15 minutes though, because it solidifies at room temperature.
Anti-itch scalp balm: owing to the fatty content of the Cocoa Butter, it can be applied to the scalp o relieve dryness that often causes itching and it will not clog the pores on your scalp like many other conditioners tend to do.
Hair loss solution: over the years Cocoa Butter has been used as a pain ingredient in hair loss solutions. This may be due in part to the trace amounts of caffeine that exist.
Originally posted 2015-01-02 15:00:38.