Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by PlanetCybertron, Jan 2, 2020.
Thanks I went to get a bottle just now
Yogurt you say? whats this about?
Love the Nilotica since mine came a bit chunky I wanted to whip it without oil since already so light so hair application would be more light/fluffy in texture thus easier to apply...I’m undecided.
Alikay Naturals Sugar Yogurt Ingredients
Coconut, Moroccan Argan Oil, Shea Butter, Olive Oil
I don’t work well with Coconut Oil but the name of this product alone sparked a curiosity with my Shea to fluff the texture
ETA- needless to say... I’m in for 2020
Oooooh I’m glad you posted the ingredients, thank you! As much as Shea can make my scalp itch, coconut oil is like setting it on fire
My nilotica (from 3CayG) was chunky & a bit grainy too. I thought about whipping mine with some rice brain oil.
I'm in. Been using shea butter and Ayurvedic herbs with protective styling since October and have definitely seen an improvement in length retention.
I used Shea butter for my wash and go this week. Honestly I was very surprised, I used the Shea butter in my moisturising stage before I apply my gel. I usually do a LOG method for my wash and gos so I was really happy with my hair. It was very soft and moisturised and made my curls clump more. I cleansed my hair today and was really happy that I didn’t shed that much hair either. I’m really happy I revisited using this. I think I’ll use Shea butter for the 2nd wash and go I do every week & as a refresher.
Here's my first batch of whipped shea butter for the year! This time I added castor oil, grapeseed oil, Alma oil, peppermint oil and olive oil to my raw Shea butter. This yielded two and half (12oz.) jars.
I'm in as well. Can't wait to see the concoctions that come about
Just got done sealing with my raw whipped deliciousness
I noticed this too. My shea nilotica from 3cayg came a little grainy/harder this time around. The first time I ordered, it was super smooth and soft with no grains. Idk if it's the cold weather or the fact that it was sealed with a plastic inside the container? The last one I ordered was in the container without the plastic.
I sealed with a whipped shea and oil mix last night and my hair is greasy as hell this morning. Do I have to accept the grease to be a shea user?
No, you dont. Do you mind sharing how much oil was used in the mix as well as what oils you used?
I used roughly 1/3 olive oil, 1/3 fractionated coconut oil (MCT oil) and 1/3 shea butter, with some drops of essential oil.
The mix melts in my hands pretty quickly and does feel greasy in my hands as well.
I think I the MCT oil is the culprit. I use it primarily to remove my makeup and that thing goes on so greasy too
I'm using yellow shea butter from my local BSS if that makes a difference too
Washed and coated my hair for 4 braids last night. I think this recent mix is my favorite thus far.
Adjust your ratio. The amount of oil you're using is likely why the mix is so greasy.
I think youre right. Luckily it was a small testing batch (~2oz) so I don't feel bad about discarding it.
Do you have any ratio recommendations? Would 1/2 shea and 1/2 oil still be too much?
50:50 should be alright. I usually do 57% shea to 43% oil. I also prefer not to whip it.
I'm in again. I bought some Shea in November from a new vendor I can say that I am not a fan of it. IDKW the texture just seems much heavier than the usual shea I buy. Maybe they are just from different regions???
Since my regular vendor is back in stock I am just going to make an order and maybe blend the two or something. Ordering this week.
I tried several different methods and they were all too greasy for me. I had to stop sealing with it
Agreed, too much oil in the mix will make it greasy. You can keep the same oils, just in smaller amounts.
I wouldn't dump it. I'd add more shea.
True! I'll do that, thanks!
2nd day and my hair is much less greasy feeling then yesterday, and my twists are very soft. Maybe the excess absorbed into my hair or my silk scarf.
Haven't added any more product or water.
I'm in. I love my shea butter mixes. That's what I use to seal my hair. The first day it may be greasy, but I'm protecting my hair in a twisted bun until it fully absorbs in a few days. I add more to my ends to seal. I think that helps for length retention.
I have to wash my hair now I'll try again tonight.
I'm currently using Kreyol Essence shea butter mix; but I also make my own batches. When this container is done, I will mix a new batch.
don't discard it just add some more shea to it to even it out
I'm not sure what's happening but I dunno if the raw shea butter is still working for my hair. Should I switch to a mix or blend?
It may be build up on your strands. Your may need to clarify your hair. I have had that happen in the past.
Less! Think of cake batter - the batter is primarily shea butter and use the oils to "wet" the mix.
You can always use more oil as you whip up the batch.
I have made what I like to call my Double Butter Cedarwood Mix.
I’ll post pictures a bit later today, but here’s the recipe:
Note: I make my Shea in small batches, so if I want to tweak something I don’t have to wait as long, or feel the need to throw out or put aside an entire batch.
4oz. Shea Butter
1 oz. Salted/ or Unsalted Butter (I use Salted because that’s what I currently had in my fridge lol.)
1 tablespoon cedarwood oil.
I use cedarwood oil because it’s been the only oil that’s helped with my scalp flare ups, and it’s what has allowed me to test this mix and put it on my scalp, without further irritating it.
If you want to make this mix in a large batch, just increase the increments in portion all to each measurement I used. So if you want to make, say, a 16 oz batch, add an additional 4 oz of Shea, 4 oz of butter, 4 tablespoons of Cedarwood oil. If you feel the need to
Adjust, by all means do.
Coated with Kreyol Essence’s Shea butter. Styled for the week