DIY Whipped Lemon Shea Butter Cream for Moisture, Strength, and Growth

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One of the key elements to maintaining healthy hair is keeping it properly moisturized and strong; yet, so many women – especially my fellow naturalistas – struggle with finding the right products to keep their hair strong, long, and healthy.

Because I have really thick hair that is prone to dryness and shedding, I quickly found out that water and light oils were never going to be enough to keep my hair moisturized and free of breakage, so I opted for something heavy and super moisturizing – shea butter.

I eventually worked all of my favorite oils and fragrances into the shea butter and created a nice whipped lemon shea butter recipe that helps with moisture, strength, and growth.

Things You’ll Need:

100% Pure and Raw African Shea Butter

Cold Pressed Coconut Oil


Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Sweet Almond Oil

Aloe Vera Gel

Maca Liquid Extract

Lemon Essential Oil

Electric Mixer

Tight-sealed plastic container or jar

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About Patrice Lechelle


Hi! My name is Patrice Lechelle, I'm a college student born and raised in Northern California, and I just recently started embracing my love for talking about all things fashion and beauty, especially hair. Throughout the years, I've tried my best to have a hand in both performance and visual arts, but creative and journalistic writing have always held the key to my heart. My hair became the unlikely teller of my story once I realized that every up and down in my life could be seen through my locs. From hard times leading to short cuts to purple hair ushering in my rebellious streak, my hair said it ALL. My goal is to use my knowledge and experiences to give my fellow Black women the best help, tips, and encouragement I can offer.

About Patrice Lechelle


Hi! My name is Patrice Lechelle, I'm a college student born and raised in Northern California, and I just recently started embracing my love for talking about all things fashion and beauty, especially hair. Throughout the years, I've tried my best to have a hand in both performance and visual arts, but creative and journalistic writing have always held the key to my heart. My hair became the unlikely teller of my story once I realized that every up and down in my life could be seen through my locs. From hard times leading to short cuts to purple hair ushering in my rebellious streak, my hair said it ALL. My goal is to use my knowledge and experiences to give my fellow Black women the best help, tips, and encouragement I can offer.

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Jesslyn Hendrix
Jesslyn Hendrix

I make my own shea butter based whip with whatever oils I have lying around, but am curious why everyone always uses aloe vera GEL? I use both pure aloe vera juice and oil, but is there more benefit to the gel over either of these?

Anika Hughes
Anika Hughes

Just a note. If you use real lemon essential oil (I am a distributor for an essential oils company) it is best to use a glass container because lemon essential oil can eat away at the plastic over time.

Dania Coleras
Dania Coleras

i needa mixer