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Shea Butter Growth And Retention Thread 2020

Length Milestones you wish to Break Through in 2020

  • Pixie/Chin

    Votes: 3 2.8%
  • Neck length/Shoulder

    Votes: 17 15.9%
  • BSB/BSL

    Votes: 34 31.8%
  • Mid Back/Waist

    Votes: 38 35.5%
  • Hip/Whip

    Votes: 15 14.0%
  • BCL/TBL

    Votes: 8 7.5%
  • Classic

    Votes: 4 3.7%
  • Mid Thigh

    Votes: 2 1.9%
  • Knee

    Votes: 1 0.9%

  • Total voters
    107

snoop

Well-Known Member
I haven't used shea since I ran out a few weeks ago so I whipped some up yesterday: shea + almond and macadamia nut oils. I rubbed the shea that was stuck in the beaters (which was a lot) along the length of my hair. I was scared that my hair was going to go rock hard but a few hours later it's still wasn't.

This morning my hair feels dry, but not crispy -- basically, it feels a bit better than it did before I put the shea in. I need to wash and moisturize my hair really soon, but I got high hopes for this mix.
 

snoop

Well-Known Member
I haven't used shea since I ran out a few weeks ago so I whipped some up yesterday: shea + almond and macadamia nut oils. I rubbed the shea that was stuck in the beaters (which was a lot) along the length of my hair. I was scared that my hair was going to go rock hard but a few hours later it's still wasn't.

This morning my hair feels dry, but not crispy -- basically, it feels a bit better than it did before I put the shea in. I need to wash and moisturize my hair really soon, but I got high hopes for this mix.

I think that this will be my go to combo. My hair feels soft if I use it as LCOB. I don't think that I'll add more like next time only because it seems to be working in this ratio and it'll allow me to save on oils.
 

snoop

Well-Known Member
I haven't used shea since I ran out a few weeks ago so I whipped some up yesterday: shea + almond and macadamia nut oils. I rubbed the shea that was stuck in the beaters (which was a lot) along the length of my hair. I was scared that my hair was going to go rock hard but a few hours later it's still wasn't.

This morning my hair feels dry, but not crispy -- basically, it feels a bit better than it did before I put the shea in. I need to wash and moisturize my hair really soon, but I got high hopes for this mix.


I did a twist out today and my hair feels sooo soft! I hadn't even moisturized this week AND I'd used the shea + almond and macadamia nut oil whipped butter when I set my twists. It's got my kids' hair feeling soft too! So, I'm good to go. I went from my hair not liking shea, to my hair liking shea under some very limited conditions, to Girl, hand me my shea butter!
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
I did a twist out today and my hair feels sooo soft! I hadn't even moisturized this week AND I'd used the shea + almond and macadamia nut oil whipped butter when I set my twists. It's got my kids' hair feeling soft too! So, I'm good to go. I went from my hair not liking shea, to my hair liking shea under some very limited conditions, to Girl, hand me my shea butter!

So, what made the difference in Shea butter working for you this time, and not the other times? I'm glad you found a blend/mix that works for you.
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
The only thing that I changed were the oils that I was using. Same ratios. I need to read some more about these oils and this butter to see if I can figure it out.


Shea + almond and macadamia nut oils for the winning combination. What oils did you use before, please? Thank you!
 

Rocky91

NYE side boob.
So I’ve been doing my own box braids for a few months now during this pandemic out of laziness. I do them about medium-large, keep them in for 4-6 weeks without washing, take them down to wash and DC. Repeat.

I’ve come to realize that a big part of why my hair has been doing so well is that I’ve been sealing it with Shea butter while in the braids. I’ll spray my braids lightly with a little rosewater and slather on either a plain whipped mix with coconut oil (from Whole Foods) or the alikay Naturals butter, which is mostly shea and smells great, like lemon custard. When I take down my hair, it’s soft and pliable, doesn’t have much buildup, and doesn’t have that weakened, brittle feeling that you might get from back-to-back braids.
 

naturaldoll

Active Member
I'm still chugging along with my shea butter. I'm staying with my sister in another state for what was supposed to be a short visit, that's gone way longer than planned. So the weather has changed and i don't have my usual otin hair dew for colder weather. Instead i used flaxseed gel as a leave in this week. Also started my sister on my same regimen. Her shea butter mix is shea, avocado and coconut oil, with peppermint essential oil for scent. We've been layering it over cantu curl activator since early august, and are now switching to flaxseed gel instead.
 

snoop

Well-Known Member
I made a new batch of whipped shea last night. I added more oils this time and I think that it's better this way -- it's fluffier.

Last batch:
60% Shea butter
20% Sweet almond oil
20% Macadamia nut oil


This batch:
50% Shea butter
25% Sweet almond oil
25% Macadamia nut oil



After moisturizing my hair I slathered the shea on then twisted. I'm hoping that the extra ones will minimize webbing.
 

water_n_oil

Well-Known Member
Currently melting down the last of my Benin shea for two different mixes. One with safflower oil for myself and one with coconut oil for baby sis. She over here at baby TBL lol.


EDIT: ix-nay on the coconut blend as I poured too much safflower oil in the first blend and had to balance it out with the remaining shea. Whoops.
 

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demlew

Well-Known Member
Currently melting down the last of my Benin shea for two different mixes. One with safflower oil for myself and one with coconut oil for baby sis. She over here at baby TBL lol.


EDIT: ix-nay on the coconut blend as I poured too much safflower oil in the first blend and had to balance it out with the remaining shea. Whoops.
She’s beautiful and I’m jelly of those eyelashes!
 

thatscuteright

Well-Known Member
Back in the day when I was bunning for growth I would seal my pony tail with S scurl activator and shea butter, braid and neatly tuck it inside a plastic baggy before adding a phony ponytail over it. I retained so much growth and my hair was thick, strong and healthy.
 
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