“I want to first say thank you for all the time you give in sharing your knowledge about products and other natural hair topics. I have found your blog so valuable and enjoy seeing what is next. My current issue is my Shea butter. I am not sure if I should melt it, whip it or what. I am currently just using as is and it is so HARD. If you melt it, what is the best way to do so? Do you mix it with other oils? Thanks in advance for your help!”

I asked this same question of my readers a few months ago. To check out their responses, click HERE. I simply melt it between my palms and apply…I’m not much of a mixtress. If I want an easier application process, I use Jane Carter’s Nourish and Shine- it’s Shea Butter based, but also contains Kokum, Mango and illipe butters, as well as essential and carrier oils, to thin things out. It’s much smoother than straight Shea, and the smell is intoxicating!