How do you use your shea butter?

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  1. KinksnCurlz

    KinksnCurlz New Member

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    I'm curious as to how other folks are applying shea to their hair. I sort of scrunch mine in (I use shea, aloe, evoo & a few lavender drops). Is that the norm?

    ETA: Maybe I'm not wording this right. How do you apply your concoction to your hair. LOL Do you smooth it on, do you scrunch it on... ?
     
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    I melted mine and mixed it with coconut oil.
    Ah-may-zing!
    It is super soft and goes on very smooth.
    And, I get the best of both worlds.
     
  3. KinksnCurlz

    KinksnCurlz New Member

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    But how do you apply it? You smooth it onto your wet hair...? Smush it... ?
     
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    BotanyGrl Well-Known Member

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    I use it to seal in moisture, define my twists, and for skincare.
     
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    I do the same.
     
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    i mix it (with my finger) with coconut oil, castor oil, and aloe vera gel until its creamy

    i also add vit. E oil and grapefruit seed extract (to preserve, if i will keep it for longer than 3 days)
     
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    I do the exact same as MissNorway. I use mine on my skin and on dry hair. I also mix it with EVOO as a pre-poo on dry hair. Keeps my demarcation line and roots strong during this transition. I don't need to melt it again because it melts upon contact.

    When I run out, I'm going to whip more shea butter but add EVOO with my coconut oil next time. I've never used shea butter alone... I'll try that too.
     
  8. Likeyouneverseenme

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    I slap it on and rub it in.
     
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    I sometimes add a bit to my DC's if my hair is feeling a bit parched, but not too much as it's so heavy.
     
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    I just melt some raw shea butter in my hands and run it through the ends of my hair...i rub it down the whole length when i do a braidout
     
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    I normally use my shea butter(whipped with coconut or castor oil) when I'm doing twists or braids in my hair. I'd just grab a section, smooth a dab of shea butter on that section (making sure it's on the full length) and then twist/braid away. I also use it as an all over body moisturizer, it's just DIVINE!!! I just :heart: shea butter!
     
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    thx ladies.
     
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    where do I purchase shea butter?
     
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    Vshanell FKA Pokahontas

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    I mostly use it on my ends. Sometimes I'll use it on my nape hair which is always super dry (my problem area).
     
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    do any of you ladies use Hairveda green tea butter...i just ordered some butters from Hairveda and also from shescentit but i don't know what the heck to do with them...LOL
     

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