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

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  2. Neck length/Shoulder

    5 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. BSB/BSL

    18 vote(s)
    36.0%
  4. Mid Back/Waist

    18 vote(s)
    36.0%
  5. Hip/Whip

    10 vote(s)
    20.0%
  6. BCL/TBL

    4 vote(s)
    8.0%
  7. Classic

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  8. Mid Thigh

    2 vote(s)
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  9. Knee

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  1. Honeypot

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    What's the edible butter do
     
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    Just softens up the Shea Butter, in conjunction with the oil.

    I also use regular butter on my hair when I’ve run out of Shea. Does a good job of softening the hair as well. I just to combine the two.
     
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    I use edible butter as a prepoo for my daughter after reading a thread about it on lipstick alley. It was a I believe Somali poster, said edible butter is the secret to beautiful hair among Hornets, but it has to be fresh. So she explained how to make it and now I make all the butter we eat in my house and use it for her hair. It makes her hair very shiny and moisturized.
     
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    Count me in! I just hope this time i can be more consistent in posting.
     
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    How do you make fresh butter? Are there any links you recommend?
     
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    I want to try this for my scalp issues. I looked for cedar wood oil at the local vitamin shop and came across cedar wood atlas instead. Is that the same thing? What kind of oils are you using? Some people say it doesn't matter while others use only Young Living oils.
     
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    like butter thats made from heavy cream? off to search...
     
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    they use ghee (a clarified butter) *added to my grocery list. Thank you @PlanetCybertron
     
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    Yup, regular butter from heavy cream. I make it in my nutribullet blender, but I think any blender works. Or of course by hand but I've never tried it by hand.

    This is the thread from lipstick alley where I learned about it:

    https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/how-to-make-ethiopian-hair-butter-at-home.1280228/

    It's been just this past year, pre pooing with butter and sealing after washes with shea butter that my daughter's hair finally looks long. I don't know if she's actually retaining more length, or if her shrinkage is less, but I'm use to her shrunken hair drawing up to between her ears and shoulders, now her shrinkage is apl.

    I've never used edible butter on my own hair because my hair has been in two strands twists since easter, and I wash in my twists, and I'm not confident I'd be able to rinse the butter out of the twists well enough.
     
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  11. Mapleoats

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    This looks interesting, I think I’m going to try it. Do you add essential oils for scent or do you find the scent washes out with shampooing?

    Thanks for sharing
     
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    I don't add essential oils just because I usually make one batch, half for her head, half for eating. Usually after 2 lathers and a condition, the smell is gone.
     
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    Yeah it’s pretty much the same. How they source it might be different but shouldn’t be a problem.

    Currently I use Cedarwood oil, Eucalyptus, and sometimes CBD/Indica oil if I’ve got a really bad headache, or I’m wanting a really deep scalp massage effect.

    The CBD and indica oils do not have any active components of THC in them, so you don’t have to worry about any of the typical affects of THC. CBD is mostly known for its calming effects, reducing inflammation, and providing a bit of healing aid for the body.

    I get my Cedarwood and Eucalyptus from this Etsy shop:
    https://etsy.me/2NckxRz

    CBD/Indica oil from this shop:
    https://www.greensociety.ca/product-category/cbd-oil-canada/?orderby=price

    Personally, I don’t mind where I get my oils from. So long as it’s sourced fairly. Both shops I get my oils from source fairly, and the green society website sources from hemp farms within its own region (Canada). They also source marijuana, but since it’s Canada, and it’s legal there, the ethics of their sourcing are of fair trade, and at least for this store, they source in their own region. Both marijuana, hemp, and CBD products.

    As far as the quality of the products, both the Etsy shop and the green society shop make good quality products. I’ve been using them for a bit and my hair and scalp are doing well. The oils also mix well with my Shea Butter.
     
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    Put my hair in two braids w/ hot water & my shea mix. I think I'm going to start wetting my ends and applying more shea in between washes. The rest of my hair was good but my ends felt a tiny bit dry prior.
     
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    Took down my twists today after about 5 days. My hair is extremely soft I can’t believe it:D! But I have less definition than I usually do, I think that’s because I applied less gel since I already had so much product in my hair.

    My products were
    Leave in > Cream > Shea > Gel.

    Probably could have skipped the cream but I have like 4 jars of styling creams that I'm trying to use up this year lol.

    Next week I'll try just Leave in > Shea > Gel and use my normal amount of gel. Hopefully I can keep the crazy softness and get a bit more definition this way.

    PS - how do I embed photos in the comment?
     
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    From my iPhone I always have to crop the picture (just a little bit) in my gallery first. Then come here and select Upload a File. It does what it does, and choose either thumbnail or the other option(I forget what it says) I can only do this from my cell though. From a computer, idk
     
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    Its the same process from a computer.
     
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    I use shea butter 1x per week to seal in moisture after moisturising

    Trying to get to TBL this year and retain more moisture

    Thank you~<3
     
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    DD1 definitely still reacts to shea :(. May have to go back to my old mix of infused oil and beeswax.
     
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    Have you ever tried mango butter on her? I would love to know if mango butter can give hair the same Benefits that we talk about shea butter giving.
     
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    I read through this thread earlier today. I'm going to try this tomorrow after picking up heavy whipping cream.
     
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    @PlanetCybertron That mix sounds nice. Side eying the fact that this whole time "kibe" is just regular ol' homemade butter.
    I've used it on myself but not her hair ( I don't think). I've been contemplating that too.
     
  25. ItsMeLilLucky

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    Does anyone need any Shea butter? I have a 5 pound bucket I’d be willing to give away if you pay for shipping. I don’t think I opened it, but I’d have to check though. It’s from 3cayG and it’s yellow Shea.
     
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    I'd love it!!!!!
     
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    Sold! What state and zip code are you in?
     
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    Co washed today, moisturized and Shea Buttered up! A shea buttered plait all through the week makes detangling so much easier on wash day.
     
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    Why give it away though? Did you buy too much? Switch to a different type?
     
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