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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%
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  1. LavenderMint

    LavenderMint Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!! When it’s time, I hope he’ll be able to use Shea too as he has a head full of thick hair and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere lol :afro:
     
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    Can you guys recommend a product? I can't do fully raw, it's too hard and heavy for me. I'm not willing to mix anything up on my own. And I'm not willing to pay more than, say, about $20 for 8 oz. Is there anything out there for me?

    Right now I have only 1 cream leave in. I'm not about that product junkie life. It's QB cocoa tree detangling ghee. I probably have 2-3 weeks' worth left. I do like it, and would just buy again, but am open to another product. Thanks in advance
     
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  3. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    Have you thought about trying the twist cream from Melanin Haircare? It’s $16.99 for 16 ounces and Shea is the second ingredient (water is the first).
     
  4. nyeredzi

    nyeredzi Well-Known Member

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    Excellent, how could I forget this. It had been vaguely on my radar. This is a good one to give a try
     
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    You could also try Aunt Jackie's Hydrating Sealing Butter. Shea butter is the 2nd ingredient in that one too. I believe its around $5 so it could be a good comparison with Melanin
     
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    oh no! 2 choices. i don't do well with choices. okay, this is going on a mental list. i'm going to try the melanin first, because i wanted to try the oil too ... then again, that $6 at Walmart as opposed to $45 to get my 2 melanin products + shipping ...
     
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  7. Virtuosa

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    Have you tried Strands of Faith? She has really perfected the art of making Shea work across various product types.
     
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  8. IDareT'sHair

    IDareT'sHair Not Hittin' Paynah

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    thanks. i have never even heard of them. but i see they have sample sizes, which is appealing. now i have 3 choices? this pretty much means i won't be making a decision ...
     
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    Thank you! :)
     
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    Congratulations!!!!!!!:rosebud:
     
  12. LavenderMint

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    Thank you! :D
     
  13. Kiaray8

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    I've been using the shea butter as a pre treatment before washing my hair - amazing it gives me a really good stretch as I mainly do WnGs. Also I use it to slick back my gel again amazing I didn't realise how useful it can be for slick backs as it just smoothes my hair so well before I even apply gel. So I usually put my warm water on my hair then apply a leave in and warm up shea and apply then apply the gel.
     
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    And another Shea user
     
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    I mix rose water with aloe vera juice in a spray bottle. I use this concoction almost every night.
     
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    I know shea is technically a sealant but nothing leaves my hair as smooth or moisturized as my Shea mix! Since I’ve been blow drying weekly and adding Shea nightly my hair has retained more than ever and I’m finally past shoulder length.
     
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    I just ordered the melanin hair care twist elongating style cream. You all have convinced me to give shea another go. I don't have any negative recollection of it, just don't have any particularly strong impression of it, and I've forgotten what it's like after not using it for a while. My QB cocoa tree detangling ghee is almost out. I just finished doing a mid-week remoisturizing with it, and my twists look great. I'll give the shea a try and if I don't like it, I can always go back to the cocoa ghee.
     
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    Cocoa ghee has been the only product that stood the test of time. I’ve used it as a leave-in for at least 10 years.
     
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  19. CurliDiva

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    I'm out of Shea butter and too lazy to buy more. I did massage castor oil (just enough to lubricate my strands) in my hair tonight and it felt good.
     
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    I know you don't want to have three choices but I have another recommendation. Taliah Waajid's Curly Curl Cream is great and has shea butter as the 2nd ingredient. It's about $7 for 6oz but a little goes a long way and my hair loves it.
     
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    Thanks. This is something you can get locally, right? I'll think about it for next time. I just ordered the melanin hair care, which was, with shipping, $27 for 16 oz. So $7 for 6 oz is not bad if I can get it locally.
     
  22. yaya24

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

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    Welcome!!! I haven't seen you in a minute! I hope all is well!
     
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    Why didn't someone slap me for being too lazy to buy more shea butter sooner?

    My has been drying out even with deep conditioning until..........just made my new batch of shea butter mixed with grapeseed, castor, olive and jojobo oils!

    My hair is doing a happy dance :circle:
     
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    I'm late, but will join again this year. I have to tweak my whipped shea recipe though, because I couldn't stay consistent with it last year. It was just too heavy for me, and I didn't love the scents I added.
     
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    I'm not seeing it for the shea butter in my hair, hOwEvEr, I accientally discovered cocoa butter as a hair moisturizer and scalp soother.

    Just posting for anyone else who didn't have similar results as others in this thread.
     
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    Are you mixing the cocoa butter with any oils, etc., or just using it straight?
     
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    Using it straight.
     
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    I've been using it for my oldest since she can't do shea. Works great. I mixed it with olive oil though. Are you melting yours first?
     
  30. yaya24

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    Thanks for the welcome :2inlove:
    I have some hair goals for 2020.

    I have been experimenting with some shea butter mixes on wash day.
    My hair has been loving it.
     
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