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Shea Butter Growth And Retention Thread 2020

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by PlanetCybertron, Jan 2, 2020.

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Length Milestones you wish to Break Through in 2020

  1. Pixie/Chin

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Neck length/Shoulder

    14 vote(s)
    17.1%
  3. BSB/BSL

    25 vote(s)
    30.5%
  4. Mid Back/Waist

    31 vote(s)
    37.8%
  5. Hip/Whip

    13 vote(s)
    15.9%
  6. BCL/TBL

    6 vote(s)
    7.3%
  7. Classic

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  8. Mid Thigh

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  9. Knee

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. PlanetCybertron

    PlanetCybertron Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the delay my lovely ladies!!!
    But here we are! Happy new year to EVERYONE!! :dance7:
    New year, and a new decade to unlock your hair growth and retention potential in 2020!

    Last year was awesome, and all of you ladies posted the MOST gorgeous pictures!

    Thank you to @Chicoro for keeping us all on track and motivated for the past years! We love and appreciate your intelligence, kindness, and lovely way with words. And @caribeandiva for showing nothing but fortitude, being absolutely beautiful!! And @ElevatedEnergy for being so innovative and inventive with those amazing Shea recipes.

    So come on Unicorns! Let’s slay 2020, and salute the one and only Queen Shea herself!

    Throughout the years, I’d like to propose that we all come together and nominate any Shea made hair unicorns we come across. All you guys have to do is @ me and I’ll post trophies. Doesn’t matter if the nominees are new, or returning champions.

    I was also wanting to do something new and have us all start keeping Shea points.
    Concept is as follows:
    Every time you feel that your hair has been benefited even more than before by using Shea butter, you get points. So say you did a twist out, or braid out, and it’s looking better and better each time. Or you noticed outstanding retention from month to month, increased softness, shine, manageability, etc. You name it. If YOU feel like you see improvement in any area of your hair care, Shea points await you.
    :yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:

    Ive also posted the poll, so we can continue to break through milestones.

    So what do you say?! Let’s do this!!:yay::yay:
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    Last edited: Jan 2, 2020
  2. NaturalShe94

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    Woohoo!!! JOINED! Will be using whipped raw SB or SB whipped with DooGro once a week on wash days to seal in after my leave in or to style. I want to start dabbling in braid outs so we’ll see how SB helps with my styling as well.
    Next Milestone: TBL
    Lets get it Queen Shea :bdance:
     
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    Im in!
     
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    I'm in!
     
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    I’m in! I plan on doing WNGs most of this year so need to figure out how I’ll incorporate the Shea butter
     
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    I'm in. When I joined last year, I didn't think that I'd still be using it. My hair HATED shea before. But now, I've managed to find particular ways to use it without it making my hair feel like rocks. In fact, it helps to help my hair look good.

    Convert.
     
  9. keranikki

    keranikki I am me, me I am, please be you

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    I’m in and I’m excited! I made it to my longest length ever using Shea butter.
     
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    I would like to join. In the past, I used Cantu Shea Butter leave-in but stopped after watching one of MoKnowshair YouTube videos in which she said you should limit the products you apply to avoid product buildup. Thinking back, I did not experience product buildup. I did, however, retain more length and had almost no split ends. I was also applying hair milk as well as other leave-ins. I am extremely anal when it comes to conditioning my hair.
     
  11. water_n_oil

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    Here for the next round. Will be making a batch of ayurvedic shea within the next few days.
     
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    I'm in. I can't seal with it but some is in my store bought leave in and my DIY Ayurveda black soap shampoo.
     
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    I’m dipping my toe in. My hair absolutely hates Shea butter so we’ll see how this goes :look: :lachen:

    anybody experiment with adding honey to their Shea mix?
     
  14. mzteaze

    mzteaze Pilates and Yoga Kinda Gal

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    I'm in!!!!!
     
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    keranikki I am me, me I am, please be you

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    No, I have never added honey to my Shea mix. I used to believe my hair hated Shea butter, until I started whipping it with oils.

    Please post how the honey works for you.
     
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    I would like to join. I use Shea butter and oil mix as my conditioner. Here’s to hoping Queen Shea can help on my journey to the longest my hair has been in my life. :afro: :afropick:
     
  18. Honeypot

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    I have but didn't notice a difference . Sealing my hair with whipped shea and fu doesnt work for me
     
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    @Chicoro
    I'm still reading old threads. I'm about halfway through the surge 14 thread, so I apologize if this is already answered in there, but I noticed you posted in it alot. Do you still use the surge/Xcel? Do you think it can be used with shea butter ? Xcel on scalp and shea on hair?
     
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    New batch of herbal shea ready to go this morning. Glad I gave the Benin shea another chance. It's pretty silky. I've been using it on my face and after my showers with great results.
     
  21. Z-kitty

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    I’m in and will be using Shea Yogurt. Trying to reduce my split ends and increase retention.
     
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    I’m in.
     
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  23. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Do you still use the surge/Xcel? Sometimes, but not often. I have some and add it to proteinize my homemade leave-in.

    Do you think it can be used with shea butter ? Yes.


    Xcel on scalp and shea on hair?
    Yes.
     
  24. Firstborn2

    Firstborn2 Stop frontin, you know me!

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    Does using products that have shea butter as the main ingredient count?
     
  26. PlanetCybertron

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    Definitely!
     
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    Use DIY Ayurveda black soap shampoo and my ssi leave in.. Both contain Shea butter. I can't seal with Shea though
     
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    I have the same goals. What is Shea Yogurt? I’ve been using Shea nilotica & like the results so far but yogurt sounds lighter.
     
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    Shea Yogurt is from Alikay Naturals. It’s a fluffy Shea butter that keeps my 4c hair soft and manageable. I can get it on the ground a Target, which is a huge plus. @LavenderMint
     
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  30. LavenderMint

    LavenderMint Well-Known Member

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    Ohhhhh. I’ve seen that, I think. Other Alikay products never worked for me so they kind of dropped off my radar. I hope it works!!
     

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