BTW, Ethiopians and Sudanese have been using ghee for millennia. It really helps our type of hair. I remember reading on the Desi sites about ghee and they were all laughing at the idea (well, their hair is different). I can't really use their oils because they contain mineral oil and no matter the quantity of herbs, the quality is erased IMHO with the addition of the mineral oil. It's not good for our kind of hair. It makes it hard and straight hair can take it. Curly locs need softening oils. Butter is king.
But ghee seriously strengthens the roots, conditions the scalp, releases scales and cuts down on dandruff, fortifies the hair strands, defines natural curls to defrizz, helps with the split ends...endless benefit. The following is how to make your own (which smells less sour milky than the Desi kind):
I use Aldi or any cheap unsalted butter brand
2 lbs butter
1 heavy saucepan (stainless steel is best)
Heat the pan on low heat, the lowest you have. Add the butter. Be sure to use one large enough in case you bubble up. Heat until the solids separate and fall to the bottom. Don't stir, just let it do it's proper job. When it no longer bubbles, your ghee is ready. Allow to cool a bit then strain through the cheese cloth into your glass jar. Allow to completely cool before closing jar. Store in a cool, dry place. That's it.
You should be aware that if you try to speed it up by increasing the heat, you risk burning it. It should be a golden color.
Apply as a pre-poo. It moisturizes the hair well. Apply to scalp and hair, massage in, cover with plastic. You can sleep in it. Shampoo hair the next day.
Note: I don't add herbs but have been tempted to do so, like shikakai and brahmni powder. I might try it. You'd add it after the ghee has released it's milk solids. It's very easy to burn butter so you have to stand right there over it. If you want to add essential oils, make sure the ghee is completed and just add to hot oil off heat. Rosemary might be a great stimulator for ghee. Jasmine oil as well and it smells very good. I'd add those last two if you wish to use a little bit of ghee in your daily grooming regime.