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Homemade Hair Cream

Homemade Hair Styling Cream Recipe

Our homemade hair styling cream is a nourishing and moisturizing hair product that adds shine, smooths curls, and even eliminates frizz!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 30 minutes
Servings 3 ounces
Author Betsy Jabs



  1. Begin making your hair styling cream by combining shea butter and coconut oil in a glass measuring cup or half-pint mason jar. Melt in the microwave for a few seconds, or use a double boiler (fill a small saucepan with about 1-2 inches of water and set the glass container inside, heating on low just until melted).

  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir well to mix. Transfer to a small, shallow tin with a lid (like this).

  3. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight until mixture is cooled and set up. Remove from refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature before using.
  4. Store at room temperature (for a nice, creamy consistency) and use within a month. Refrigerate any amount you can't use within that time.

Recipe Video


To Use

A little bit of this DIY hair styling cream goes a long way, so start with a very small amount when first using it. Dip clean fingers into the cream, rub a small amount into your hands, and apply to hair that is only slightly damp or completely dry. (I have not had good results when using it on wet or very damp hair.)

If the cream causes your hair to look greasy, you're using too much.