Lotions are so easy to make! The Low-Heat Protection Lotion recipe is vital for Naturalistas who like to change-up their hair texture from time-to-time. This lotion allows the versatility to go from kinky to a blow-out with the grapeseed oil acting as a heat-protectant.
3 Benefits to Using Grapeseed Oil in a Lotion
1. The grapeseed oil is pre-measured into the lotion which avoids overuse of the oil.
2. Using grapeseed oil in lotion form assures more even distribution of the oil in the hair.
3. Application of grapeseed oil in a lotion reduces oil transfer on clothing and pillowcases.
Check out the results when I use the lotion on my daughter’s hair in the post Blowout Results with Low-Heat Protection Lotion.
3/4 cup lavender tea (see below for recipe)
3 ½ tablespoons grapeseed oil
Lavender Herb Tea Recipe
2 tablespoons lavender flowers
1 cup water
Use a ratio of 1 cup of water to 2 tbsp of the dried herb. Pour boiling water over herbs and allow to steep 2 hours in a closed container. Strain herbs and discard. Use remaining liquid.
Low-Heat Protection Lotion Recipe
Make lavender tea in a separate pot. When the lavender tea cools to warm, add guar gum slowly and stir. Mix grapeseed oil with the cetyl alcohol in another pot in a small double boiler. When the water in the bottom pot of the double boiler reaches the boiling point, the cetyl alcohol will dissolve in the grapeseed oil, about 5 minutes. Immediately combine the warm lavender tea with the hot grapeseed oil (If you do it the other way around you will lose oil) in a 2-cup capacity container and use a stick blender to blend 2-3 minutes. The mix should be the consistency of a lotion at this time. Allow the mix to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate. Use immediately.
The lotion can be used on either damp or dry hair. To use on damp hair, after shampooing and conditioning, rub a small amount in hands and distribute throughout clean damp hair. Follow with normal styling routine. On dry hair, start with a small amount on the ends and work up the hair shaft as you smooth down the cuticle of the hair.
The liquids in the recipe are at scalding temperatures. Mixolo’G, Natural Hair Mixology is not responsible for the assumption of risk in the execution of this recipe.
I would love your feedback on this recipe! ❤ Ally