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Shea butter Growth and Retention thread 2021

ItsMeLilLucky

Aka Giveme D’Monee
Question for you ladies amd gents: when you baggy after applying shea butter, do you find that your hair has buildup at the end of the week?

I feel like mine penetrates, disappears, or maybe just absorbs into my scarf after I stop baggying.
I just started my experiment with the Nilotica and the Blue Magic leave in conditioner on the 8th and I’ve baggy-ed a few times since then. I just re-layered all the products I used today on the 11th and I checked my scalp with my nails. If I have buildup I would definitely see it under my nails. So far no build up. I guess my hair just drunk it all up.
 

bzb1990

3b/3c. henna/cassia.
I just started my experiment with the Nilotica and the Blue Magic leave in conditioner on the 8th and I’ve baggy-ed a few times since then. I just re-layered all the products I used today on the 11th and I checked my scalp with my nails. If I have buildup I would definitely see it under my nails. So far no build up. I guess my hair just drunk it all up.
same re: build-up, but i do not baggy (can i spell it baggie it looks nicer) -yet it seems to absorb within a couple of hours even during daytime (no scarf etc)...
leaving just enough of a 'film' to coat (with or without other stuff mixed in).
maybe that's why things like coconut oil and argan (both supposed to be structured in a way they absorb better) work better alongside SB for me, for less of a greasy effect -than things like jojoba only.

which sounds counter-intuitive. but the jojoba, grapeseed, etc, act like silicone serums then (polymerizing effect), afterwards, adding to the coating (less tangles) rather than being drunk up + disappearing.

idk. i wish i were a scientist
 

Cloudina Dreams

Well-Known Member
Checking in and still going strong. I've been protective styling with various types of crochet braid or twist styles. It's a bit difficult with short hair but I made it work. I use my shea butter mix to grease my scalp. I noticed I have no flaking at all with shea. Also on the take down and wash, all the shed hair slides right on out. No breakage. My hair is so soft and in great shape!
 

Goombay_Summer

Well-Known Member
Henna'ed my hair this weekend and completely drenched my strains in Queen Shea and this morning she felt uber soft and conditioned that I couldn't stop molesting her all day. Besides my hair now officially having to join the me too movement I promise that I'm going to be much more consistent with worshipping at her alter this year if I'm going to get all of her wonderful benefits.
 

yamilee21

Well-Known Member
Hello shea ladies, I have not ordered from 3CayG before... I want to get the unrefined shea in a pail. I usually buy ivory shea but I don't understand the "Filtered Pail" option. Can anyone tell me what that means, please?
 

naturaldoll

Active Member
Hello shea ladies, I have not ordered from 3CayG before... I want to get the unrefined shea in a pail. I usually buy ivory shea but I don't understand the "Filtered Pail" option. Can anyone tell me what that means, please?
I'm not entirely sure, but I vaguely remember that filtered means pieces of the nut have been removed, and pail just means it comes in a bucket instead of a big plastic bag
 

naturaldoll

Active Member
I cannot seem to get myself back on track! Anyone else have times like that? I shea my hair up on wash day, then forget to touch it again till next wash day, since probably November.

Today is wash day. So I'm going to try again to get on track. Need to use shea preferably every day, but at least 3 days a week. Fingers crossed.
 

Goombay_Summer

Well-Known Member
After church services today I wasn't in the mood for the full washday experience so I took a shortcut and cowashed instead because it was the lazy way out while providing my scalp with much needed H2O. Detangled, M&S with a combination of KKNT and my shea butter mixture, and finally protectived styled.
 
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yamilee21

Well-Known Member
It took *forever* to receive the shea butter I ordered from 3CayG. I see no difference between the kind I ordered, and the kind I buy from street vendors in NYC. :lol: I don’t even think there is that much of a price difference, once shipping is included. It will be nice to finally make new batches of hair and body creams though.
 
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