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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

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    0.0%
  2. Neck length/Shoulder

    10 vote(s)
    13.5%
  3. BSB/BSL

    25 vote(s)
    33.8%
  4. Mid Back/Waist

    29 vote(s)
    39.2%
  5. Hip/Whip

    12 vote(s)
    16.2%
  6. BCL/TBL

    5 vote(s)
    6.8%
  7. Classic

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  8. Mid Thigh

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  9. Knee

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
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  1. C@ssandr@

    [email protected]@ formerly known as "keyawarren"

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    Not really. Sometimes I take the chunk and rub it on my cornrows or exposed scalp.

    Olive oil is another one that my hair takes well too.
     
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    mayoo Well-Known Member

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    My mum just returned from Nigeria and sent me a jar of fleshly-made shea butter :blush:

    The difference is ASTOUNDING!
    (Compared to the store-bought version)
    The one that my mum brought has:
    *Richer and nuttier smell (so I have to use less)
    *Less is more
    *Non-grainy texture-more smooth
    *Doesn't take as long to melt in my hands
    *Feels less dry after it melts
    *Applies to hair much more smoothly
    *Slightly less - consistent texture (chunks and smoothness alike)
    *Colour is the same

    Has anyone noticed a difference between store-bought shea butters?
    If so, please let me know if you have found a butter with the properties above as I know I'll run out of this jar within the next few months :cry3:
     
  3. LavenderMint

    LavenderMint Well-Known Member

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    So for the first time I might have a real shea problem! I washed my hair & it just felt off; then when rinsing shampoo out & wringing out my hair, Shea butter squeezed out between my fingers! Now, this was supposedly a clarifying shampoo & my hair really didn’t get clean.
    Will the coating of Shea be a problem?
    My hair is high porosity, so tends towards being drier than most. Once the heat of the RevAir hit my hair, it was no longer a problem. I’m just concerned that my hair is going to eventually react poorly.
    Side note: I met my hair growth goal of armpit length!! Next is bra-strap!
     
  4. Missjaxon

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    @LavenderMint

    Shea normally rinses clean from my hair with just warm water. Depending on what you are using in addition may be causing the issue. What shampoo was it? Have you changed anything in your regimen?
     
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    snoop Well-Known Member

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    So, I haven't posted in here all year. Sorry.

    I've been using shea butter in my routine. Back in January, I made an emulsified batch. I didn't want much water in it. My goal was to have conditioner in it. When it was first created, it was SOOO creamy. But then it hardened. Not very whipped. However, if I put it in my hands, it melts easily.

    The only problem is that my hair still didn't like it in this "hardened" consistency. Regular whipped butter is very finicky in my hair, so I had to do what I normally do which is add more oils. My hair likes it, this way. In more of an oily state. I think the added conditioner making my hair happy as well.

    Unfortunately, I misplaced the sheet of paper with the recipe. I know that it has shea butter and babassu oil, but after that :nono:
     

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  6. keranikki

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

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    I have been on my last batch of Shea mix forever! It’s hard, but melts easily in my hand. I’m just ready to make a new batch already!
     
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    I just made my first shea batch of the year on Sunday. I hadn't used shea butter on my hair in at least six months. I mainly made it because I was almost out of my Josie Maran whipped argan oil that I've been using on my skin. I mixed shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, sunflower oil and fragrance oils. I've only used it on my edges which have been really dry and they feel better.
     
  8. LavenderMint

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    It was Shea Terra’s Black Seed & Henna Clarifying/Strengthening Shampoo. Usually I use Cantu or Aussie Moist shampoos, so that was different. Everything else about wash day was the same. Now I feel like it just wasn’t up to job of washing away the Shea- which is funny because the Shea was from Shea Terra too! Thinking back, it doesn’t really foam up & I would usually just use the bubbles from scalp to wash the length; somehow it really got my scalp clean w/o traditional bubbles. I think I’ll put that shampoo on hold
     
  9. NCHairDiva

    NCHairDiva WAIST LENGTH 2019

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    Gotta love the Ayurvedic Chebe Whipped Shea Butter mix...:bighug: My entire family hair loves it... I believe we all have our length because of Queen Shea. We are all WL and 1 son is at his thigh!!!

     
  10. LavenderMint

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    I have to up my parting game lol
    This is moisturized with curl activator, blown out with RevAir, coated with Shea butter with a bit extra on the ends.
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  11. nyeredzi

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    I recently tried Melanin Hair Care's shea butter cream. I was underwhelmed. I remembered why I'm not a huge fan of shea butter, it doesn't do that much for me. I can see it's a quality product, I'm just not finding it to be that great for my hair. It doesn't absorb, it leaves my hair hard, there's no slip.

    On the other hand, Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree detangling ghee is great for me. I don't know if it's just the difference between cocoa and shea butter, or the whole formulation.
     
  12. C@ssandr@

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    Yes! I use this and my hair loves it! Actually, My hair loves many of the products in that line :yep:
     
  13. keranikki

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

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    Beautiful, thick braids! :)
     
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    I normally don't post in this thread but I had to drop in to sing the praises of Queen Shea. I hadn't wash my hair in 3 weeks and I was afraid that my fine hair strands with their tendency to tangle would become dreadlocks. But I had my whipped shea butter concoction heavily slathered in my hair. I had slight tangles but the majority of shedded hair just came out in the shower on their own accord all slide, slide, slippity slide.
     
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    Last night, I used my conditioning shea butter/oil mix to (finger) detangle and pre-poo my hair. My hair went from dry and crusty to pillowy soft in seconds and my tangles just melted away. :drunk:
     
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    I took my twists down, spritzed with water and sealed generously with my whipped Shea cocoa butter mix. My twists look much juicier.
     
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    I just did the poll. I'm at WL and my goal is to be TBL by the end of the year. I think I can reach it because WL and Hip Length on me is only 2 inches apart, and TBL is another 3 inches longer than Hip Length for me. I have put myself on a bunning challenge from now until June, where I bun mainly through the week, co-wash twice a week, shampoo & DC weeky. I think I may incorporate some sort of shea butter to the length of my hair and the ends while bunning. It's really heavy on my hair and I usually only reach for any kind of butter during the Fall/Winter time, so we'll see. :)
     
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    I washed my hair today and shea'ed it up before throwing it into some braid/twists. I was going to use them to stretch my hair, but I might just leave them as is for the week.
     
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    I’m in! I’ve been slacking cuz I have been out of Shea butter since January. Totally my fault cuz even though I’m so busy I could’ve made more if I really wanted to. Since I cut off all of my hair I’ve been wearing it out in a wash and go every day because it’s so easy. I’m finally ready to get back on the Shea train and grow my hair out again. I’ll be whipping up a new batch tonight using my new stand in mixer that I bought back in October. I’m finally unboxing it! :lol: I will be wearing twist outs until I get a new wig then I’ll be wigging it everyday.
     
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    Done whipping up a batch of strawberry scented Shea butter! I washed and clarified my hair, detangled, deep conditioned, and did the LCO method with Scurl and flat twisted my hair. I feel so much better already.
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    Pretty hair!! :2inlove:
     
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    How is everyone handling the quarantine? Is anyone else stocking up on hair products?

    Thanks to @ItsMeLilLucky I'm stocked up on shea butter for a good long while, I think I have 7 lbs.

    Today I got 3 bottles of Cantu curl activator in the mail. Now I'm waiting on 3 shampoo bars from moorket and 8 bottles of xcel21 with a jar of eden bodyworks jojoba monoi deep conditioner from house of beauty. With all that i should be set till the end of the year.
     
  23. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    Girl I bought hecka stuff :duck:lol 98.9% of it was ingredients and tools to diy some hair products. The other part is miscellaneous stuff.
     
  24. keranikki

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

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    Yes, I have! I purchased products from the following small businesses: APB, Mimi’s Curls, Raynestorm, Kandy Kurls, and Bellebar Organic. I plan to purchase a few more items from other small businesses.
    I have a 10lb block of Shea butter I haven’t opened yet, some lanolin, mango butter, cocoa butter, various oils, and fragrance. I would like to purchase some henna for a hair spritz.
     
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    Has anyone tried Shea butter underneath gel for a wash n go? Or seen it? What were the results like?
     
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    I love whipping up butters. I think it will be my retirement career.
     
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    I have over last summer. My hair was white at first but it did dry clear with good hold. Not crunchy at all.
     
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    Got one of my best wngs doing that. Shea and krystal eco in the shower.
     
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    I'm whipping up a new batch this weekend!

    I'm interested if Shea butter will work in my new chebe regimen.
     
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    I have decided that I am going to donate jars of my mixer to locale healthcare facilities. Too many people walking around with chapped hands! I ordered 100 r ounce size jars from Amazon, but they won’t be in until 5/16!
     

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