Shea Growth And Retention Regimen 2018

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Chicoro, Dec 11, 2017.

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Has Shea Butter 'got you'?

  1. Let me look over my investment portfolio and see if I have room for shea related stocks.

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  2. I've got 8 pounds in the house, I need to order me some more because I don't want to run out.

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  3. 1 Day without sealing my ends is just unthinkable.

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  4. It works for me for now.

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  5. Nah, I can take it or leave it.

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  6. Meh, I'm here for the posts.

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  7. That stuff just weighs down my hair. No thanks!

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  1. Chicoro

    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    Welcome everyone!!!! :welcome4:

    This is the Shea Growth and Retention Regimen 2018 thread. Come on in! If you are using pure shea butter, a shea butter mix or shea butter with ayurvedic oils and powders or any other mix, you are probably going to get some great results!

    Just come by and let us know how things are going for you. I will not be moderating this thread and there aren't any rules, except three: I would ask that we be kind, patient and supportive of one another.

    I'm excited! Let's go!​
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    https://longhaircareforum.com/threa...-butt-length-hair-3c-4a.742331/#post-20654287

    (October 12th, 2014: @ThatJerseyGirl )​

    "I know I have said this before, but I will say it again.
    Shea butter seems to be the common denominator in hair growth. I can't think of this woman's name, I think Sera or something, but she used shea butter and so does Naptural85 and countless others."

    "We should have a sheagrowth challenge with recipes, etc. just a suggestion."


    "You know what I've noticed? All 4 naturals who have long thick healthy hair such as Sera, JazB, Naptural85, Africa Export, etc all have in common in terms of growth?
    *drum roll*
    SHEA BUTTER MIXES.
    Im totally convinced that Shea Butter has A lot to do with growth."
    (from 2013)
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    The Award: 7 Pounds in a Gallon Pail of Golden Glory!

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    Shea-Made Hair Unicorns 2018 Hall of Fame:flahssssss::cup:

    @caribeandiva - Dec 2017 to Jan 2018 ~ 1 inch of retained hair
    @lalla - January 20th, 2018 ~ New avatar 'outted' her as a Shea-made hair unicorn. (Snatched waist-extra points)
    @ElevatedEnergy - January 10th, 2018~ Post # 2201 'outted' her as a Shea-made hair unicorn. (16 year old body after 4 babies-extra points)
    @AbsyBlvd -February 24th, 2018~ Elegant Shea Made Updo identified her as a Shea-made unicorn.~ Post # 2543 'outted' her as a Shea-made hair unicorn.
    @sgold04 - March 6th, 2018 ~ Post #2794 'outted' her as a Shea-made hair unicorn. Her colored hair is long, healthy and full.
    @ArrrBeee - March 16th, 2018 ~ Post #2990 'outted' her as a Shea-made hair unicorn. She has made a tremendous shift as it relates to caring for her hair. She totally changed the way she thinks about and how she treats her precious afro-textured hair.
    @tapioca_pudding - March 20th, 2018~ Post #3133 'outted' her as a Shea-made hair unicorn. She had the fattest, juiciest braids you ever did want to see.
    @Chicoro - March 22nd, 2018 ~ Post #3215 'outted' her as Shea-made hair unicorn. Actually, it was @FadingDelilah who outted her.
    @Daina -April 4th, 2018 ~ Post 2130 in the TBL Thread 'outted' her as a Shea-made hair unicorn. She went from mid back to waist length in 3 months, using shea butter, AND has almost eliminated single strand knots.
    @NCHairDiva - April 16th , 2018 ~ Post #3659 'outted' her as Shea-made hair unicorn. Gorgeous, silky shine from root to tip!
    @guyaneseyankee - April 16th, 2018 ~ Post #3641 'outted' her as a Shea-made hair unicorn. Juicy, thick, scrumptious Shea slathered hair!
    @kupenda -April 24th, 2018~ Post #3654 'outted' her as a Shea-made hair unicorn. Pretty, coily twists in a picture.
    @CurlyWhoCrux -April 24th, 2018~ Post #3665 'outted' her as a Shea-made hair unicorn. Long, thick shed-slathered braids that can't fit into the picture frame.
    @Sosoothing -April 24th, 2018~ Post #3690 'outted' her as a Shea-made hair unicorn. Great progress and growth shown on her long, pretty, stretched hair, coily twists in a picture.
    @SunySydeofLyfe - November 14th, 2018~ Post #4891 'outted' her as a Shea-made hair unicorn. Gorgeous, curls created on the ends of her lovely hair by the butter.
    @sunflora - November 14th, 2018 ~ Post # 4884 'outted' her as a Shea-made hair unicorn. Beautiful, thick crown braids, that just get thicker.
    @SunkissedLife -November 18th, 2018 ~ Posts #4755 and #4950 'outted' her as a Shea-made hair unicorn. Stunning color on silky, beautiful hair.


    Shea Made Hair Unicorn 2018 Hall of Fame of Mixtresses (Added April 23,2018)
    @IDareT'sHair recognized on April 23rd for all her incredible mixes and combinations.
    @ThatJerseyGirl recognized on April 23rd for sharing photos of her Ayuverdic Shea Mixes. (Post # 642 with photos)


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    ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!

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    Shea-Made Hair Unicorns 2018 Hall of Fame Extravaganza!


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    Don't Miss This Once in a Life Time Event!

    When: December 31st, 2018

    Where: On YOUR Head

    Entry Fee: 8 ounce Pot of Unrefined 100% Natural Shea Butter*

    What: Shea-Made Hair Unicorns 2018 Hall of Fame Extravaganza!:dance7:
    *All Shea-Made Hair Unicorns of 2018 Get in Free!
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    Shea Butter 'Discoveries' We Have Made (Recapitulation): Added Feb 24, 2018
    • Shea butter can be unrefined or refined. We strongly recommend to use unrefined Shea butter that YOU mix up yourself. Or, if you are not into that Mixtress Life, use products from Cottage Industries like small companies and Etsy made products which are more likely to contain a higher percentage of unrefined Shea butter.
    • Shea butter can be gold or beige. The gold butter is mixed with a plant. The beige color does not have the plant or root added. Beware, some butters have been artificially colored.
    • Shea butter gets its yellow color from the Borututu Root, in Ghana. It is gives the Shea butter a naturally colored, bright yellow appearance. The Borututu Root has some antioxidant power.
    • Shea butter can be Western or Eastern. Shea Nilotica (East African- Oil is more prized, butter is softer and is sub-species of the Shea butter tree.) Most of us can easily get, use and have seen great results with the Western Shea butter.
    • Shea butter helps shed hairs slide out. Shea butter lubricates the hair so that that shed hair can be removed easily with finger detangling.
    • Shea butter clumps hair and minimizes frizz and tangles. Shea butter has gummy components that seem to clump the hair together. This is great if you don't use a comb or brush and rely on your fingers to detangle your hair. This keeps the hair stabilized and detangled. Tangles are almost completely eradicated.
    • Shea butter helps protect hair ends. Shea butter can be a go to product if you have an "Ends Routine" for your hair. If your ends are always dry, Shea butter can add extra lubrication and hold in moisture. It may be just what the ends of your hair need.
    • Shea butter strengthens finger nails. It fortifies the nail bed and may prevent nails from splitting. This benefit extends to hair, too. Shea strengthens and fortifies the hair strands.
    • Shea butter blends with a greater percentage of Shea absorb better. Your Shea butter blend may absorb faster and be less greasy if you use more Shea butter and add fewer oils to the blend. Ideally, 100% natural Shea butter by itself, on her own, may absorb better than Shea blended with any other oils and/or butters.
    • Shea butter - Creamy Mix. If you want a more creamy result, you may want to use a blender to mix your Shea butter blend.
    • Shea butter- Fluffy Mix. If you want a more fluffy result, you may want to use egg beater/whipping utensils.
    • Shea butter and mineral oil may dull and coat hair. Shea butter does not seem to mix well with products that have mineral oil in them. This may leave the hair coated with a gray cast and dull. It is suggested that no mineral oil based products be placed into your Shea butter mix.
    • Shea butter may need to be melted to remove graininess. If you find that your Shea butter mix is grainy, melt it down completely to a liquid. Do not cook it! Use a double boiler method. Then, refreeze the butter until it is hard. Then, blend again. The graininess should be mostly gone, if not totally gone.
    • Shea butter mixes well with hair conditioners. You can add Shea butter to any conditioner to turn it into a deeply moisturizing and lubricating product.
    • Shea butter mixes well with Ayuverdic Powders. Shea butter absorbs and captures the color of powders such as amla, brahmi, etc. Not only are the powders absorbed in the mixes, there is no graininess. These mixes are great for deep conditioning treatments.
    • Shea butter sources like Cleopatra's Choice may be a reliable choice. They have small and bulk sizes that can be ordered and the quality of Shea butter and their services have been good thus far. Here is the link: https://www.cleopatraschoice.com/ooa-0043.html
    • Shea butter works great on heat straightened hair, too. You can even use Shea butter on your straightened hair styles. Just don't be too heavy handed with the product.
    • Shea butter may work better with damp hair and skin. Shea butter may spread better and hold in more moisture when the substrate (hair or skin) is damp.
    • Shea butter should have a nutty, earthy smell. If your Shea butter smells 'funky' or there is a 'stench', it is very likely that your Shea butter was made with fermented or rotten Shea nuts.
    • Shea butter may darken the hair. Although Shea butter does not turn gray hair black, it can darken the hair in general. It makes the natural, hair color richer, darker along with creating super moisturized hair.
    • Shea butter residue can plug your pipes. Be sure to clean your sink and pipes weekly with a mild de-clogging product. Don't wait until you have a clog. Shea butter run off from hands and hair can be quite greasy and gummy. Treat your sink, tub, or shower weekly to avoid clogged drains. If anyone is looking for citric acid in the grocery store it was found and labeled as “sour salt” in the Jewish foods section.
    • Shea butter needs time for a scent to 'cure' within the mixture. Fruits, florals, beach, or nature type scents can get very overpowering if too much is used. For a 8 ounce Shea mix, start with 15 drops, mix in good, let it rest for a few days then test it on the hands. If it is not strong enough, add in another 5 drops. However, it is suggested to stop at 15 drops. For sweet, bakery scents, it is suggested to start at 25 drops and follow the same procedure. The scent usually settles in and attaches onto the butter after a few days. It's just like adding fragrance to wax, it needs time to "cure".
    • Shea butter seedlings are being successfully cultivated in the Shea Belt, specifically in Burkina Faso. Shea trees have been considered wild and not able to be cultivated. 108,000 seedlings have been cultivated. Although these seedlings have yet to grow into trees and become fruit producing, this is a tremendous and impactful paradigm shift in the production of Shea butter.
    • Shea butter may extend the life of your hair color. Some have reported that their color is lasting 2 times longer than usually. The only difference in their regimen was the addition of Shea butter.
    • Shea butter may make porous hair greasy. Porous hair is not dry hair. Porous hair is hair that has been damaged by coloring, chemicals or heat. [I, Chicoro] define porosity as either HIGH or NORMAL. Conditioners and leave in products with dimithecone and behentrimonim chloride may change and improve the porosity of the hair. This will allow for Shea butter to better adhere to the hair with less greasiness.
    • Shea Butter Overall Hair Benefits (Which is the reason for this thread)
      • Softens hair
      • Stops tangles
      • Hair is easier to detangle
      • Minimizes dry-ness
      • Eliminates knots
      • Minimizes split ends
      • Hair hangs heavier
      • Darkens hair color
      • Infuses hair with moisture (if moisturizing products are applied first)
      • Hair retains more length
      • Thickens the hair
      • It minimizes breakage
      • Beautifies the hair
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    TUTORIALS:

    Keeping Your Pipes Grease Free!

    Chicoro's Process for Plugged Pipes (Plugged with Grease)

    Most plumbing has a connection of pipes. Meaning, your kitchen, bathroom and washer and dryer area may be connected. This, you'll have to determine for yourself. In my place, the kitchen sink, shower and bathroom sink are connected. The toilet is separate and not connected.

    1. I plug up all the connected pipes except the one I want to unclog. Do this by putting in the stoppers and putting an inch or two of very hot water in the sink. You want to create pressure. If you need to put something in the basins/tubs to hold that plug in place, like a heavy object on top of the plug, do that.
    2. Then I use an old fashion plunger (a flanged plunger is high tech if you can find them) and I plunge the stopped up sink to bring up the goop.
    3. If more than one sink is stopped up, I may plunge that too.
    4. You may have to plunge for 20 minutes to 45 minutes.
    5. Once the gunk comes up, put some baking soda and vinegar down the pipe.
    6. Then follow up with some very hot water. Be careful, boiling water may mess up your particular pipes.
    7. Then, go and release the water where you had it plugged.
    Ideally, I suggest you do something EVERY TIME you do your wash and condition process as this is when the largest amounts and quantities of greasy gunk goes down the sink.

    Weekly Preventive Maintenance (Or monthly, etc...depending on how often you wash your hair)


    1. Do hair.
    2. Pour in some baking soda and white vinegar.
    3. Boil some water and let it cool.
    4. Pour it down the sink to move the greasy gunk through.
    Ceramide Rich Oils and Shea Butter Tutorial (courtesy of @ElevatedEnergy )
    Sure! You know I got my Shea Siblings!

    I love Ceramide rich oils and have been using them consistently in my routine for close to 3 years after being inspired by this particular thread and the OP documenting her progress.

    https://longhaircareforum.com/threa...mony-and-the-evolution-of-my-bun-pics.488440/

    And this:

    http://www.bellemocha.com/2010/01/stronger-cuticle-layer-with-ceramides.html

    I would highly recommend reading those but for a quick wrap up of them both:

    Ceramides are the "glue" that bind the cuticle and the cortex of the hair together. It helps in the prevention of split ends.
    Ceramides help protect the cuticle layer of the hair which in turn slows down moisture and protein loss. They are high in linoleic acid and helps to flatten the cuticle. When cuticles lay flat; hair is shinier, retains moisture better, feels smoother, porosity and elasticity are improved.


    For my own personal experience, the biggest change I noticed right away was the difference in my split ends. I was transitioning and was dealing with tons of splits. Once I started using the ceramides, it was almost as if the splits just repaired themselves and I haven't had an issue with splits since.

    Then I added Ayurvedic powders a year and a half later to my routine and I noticed my need to do protein treatments was almost non-existent. So ceramides plus Ayurvedic powders equal a lovely fortifying and strengthening treatment. (Particularly Brahmi or Bhringraj)

    Then I added Mango Butter a few months later and I noticed my need to moisturize in between washing was few and far in between. Its high fatty acid content makes it an intensive moisturizer for hair.

    Then around the fall of last year, Shea butter hit the scene and my hair journey has been a wrap. Ceramides, Ayurvedic powders & butters have been my hairs saving grace.

    So ceramides are great alone but when used with certain ingredients are almost magical.

    How I use them:
    *In an Ayurvedic Herbal Oil
    *A Ceramide Buttercream Hair Treatment
    (I use this pre-wash on the last 6 inches of my hair after spritzing my hair with very warm water. I leave the treatment in overnight) It has a Ceramide Oil, Mango Butter, Shea butter, An Ayurvedic powder, Argan oil & Coconut Cream Concentrate (which has a high fat content & also has the ability to penetrate deep within the hair strands to plasticize the cortex, making hair stronger)
    *In my Shea Butter Blends

    My favorite Ceramide Oil hands down is Safflower Oil and I use it on my hair and face. However, here is a list of some Oils and their ceramide percentages:

    Safflower oil 78%
    Grape seed oil 73%
    Poppy seed oil 70%
    Sunflower oil 68%
    Hemp oil 60%
    Corn oil 59%
    Wheat germ oil 55%
    Cottonseed oil 54%
    Soybean oil 51%
    Walnut oil 51%
    Sesame oil 45%
    Rice bran oil 39%
    Pistachio oil 32.7%
    Peanut oil 32%
    Canola oil 21%
    Egg yolk 16%
    Linseed oil 15%
    Lard 10%
    Olive oil 10%
    Palm oil 10%
    Cocoa butter 3%
    Macadamia oil 2%
    Butter 2%

    Tightening the Skin
    • Dry brush your body
    • Cover body in wet clay and let it dry
    • Apply pure Shea butter or a mix of Shea butter and castor oil
     
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  2. Chicoro

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    Before, I used to lose entire, whole, curls like in this picture almost every month. After using Shea Butter, this doesn't happen anymore.

    I used to be a shea butter HATER. Now, shea butter is saying, "You used to not want me, now you all on me." That would be correct.

    Shea butter caught my attention and I snapped my head in its direction like a hungry zombie does when they spot a live person. It was @ThatJerseyGirl who brought it to my attention when she posted that naturals with super long hair tended to always have 1 common denominator: shea butter in their regimen.

    I did some investigation of ALL my favorite naturals with glorious, long, thick afro-textured hair and because of her, I was able to see that she was absolutely correct!

    I finally figured out how to mix it down like a butter with a gorgeous texture and you MUST, MUST, MUST use an electric whisker to get it creamy.

    I started my Shea Butter experiment on December 16th, 2016. Today, it is December 10th, 2017. As of today, more than 12 months later:

    • My BRAIDS now come/hang down to my waist braided up even!! I have not had braids this long since I was a little girl.
    • My hair is about 1 inch from tailbone.
    • When I sit down, and sit up straight, my hair is about 1-2 inches away from touching my thigh.
    • My hair is shiny, soft and moist.
    • I get very, very, very few single strand knots.
    • I get very little breakage.
    • My hair is virtually tangle free!


    How about you?
     
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    @Chicoro -- Thank you for the mention!!! I feels so special, as I have been a fan for yearsssss!! Look how long I've been on this forum lolol...

    At the time when I wrote that, every single natural who had wl+ hair had the common denominator -- shea butter! It truly works wonders.
     
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    Hi @LivingInPeace ,

    My mix consists of any natural shea butter I can get my hands on. I found some from Togo and Ghana. The one I got now is from Senegal.

    • shea butter
    • coconut oil (for fluff)
    • olive oil (for increasing the amount of product)
    • essential oil (for smell)

    All the other oils one may want to put in there are optional and not really necessary, in my opinion.

    How I use it:
    SCURL + dab of gel on roots + shea butter from root to tip
     
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    YOU ARE SPECIAL and hold the record for the funniest tale ever [wig, vacuum, carwash] on LHCF!

    Your observation was spot on about the shea butter as it relates to super long hair. I NEVER noticed that until you mentioned it and put it in writing in a post. It was a huge shift for me in my understanding. Of course I have to mention you and give your credit.

    I was so motivated by your observation, I learned how to turn any funky, grainy, greasy shea butter into luxurious butter. If the butter is high quality, great! If not, I've learned to MAKE IT WORK!

    Had it not been for your observation, which was an epiphany for me, I would not have been motivated to figure out how to make any quality Shea butter work for my mix. I was also inspired to figure out how to use it. Thank you, thank, thank you to you!
     
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    Hi @Chicoro thank you for sharing your long hair secrets with us! I have a few questions regarding Shea butter.

    How does Shea butter work to help hair growth and retention?


    Won't it make your hair greasy if you use it to coat your hair from root to tip? Do you use a little or a lot?

    Does it not cause white flakes when used with gel?

    Do you think it can fit in the regimens of people who don't do braids? People who do things like buns or wash and go's?

    Would a synthetic Shea-containing butter do the job? What about alternative natural butters such as mango butter? Or even non-shea butters such as CRN Almond Jai butter?

    Many thanks!
     
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    Used my shea butter mix to seal after washing my hair on Friday. Still have soft moisturized hair that I haven't had to moisturize and seal yet....
     
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    When I started my healthy hair journey back in 2003, all I used was a shea butter mix i used to whip up . I even used it to press my hair with the hot comb & my hair was soooo soft. Shea butter was my baby daddy. I don't know why I have ventured away but I'm going to start back using it. I've still continued to use it for my skin but haven't used my whipped shea butter mix for my hair in years.
     
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    I'm about to get on this shea butta train with ya'll, lol. I ordered some unrefined shea butter and cocoa butter from henna sooq. I'm looking forward to whipping it...can't wait. Let it do what it do and HHG to all.
     
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    I'm down for this one. I made the Curly Proverbs Whipped Shea Butter Henna cream over the weekend and have already started using it on my ends. It has shea butter and coconut oil in it and has a nice fluffy texture to it.
     
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    Thank you so much, @Chicoro and you are Welcomed!! :) You have made my day! *HUGS* I have more stories chile.... my hubby says there is never a dull moment with me lololol.... I really appreciate it. Anything I can do to help the sistas on this board, I am all for it and very supportive.

    I should have been more thorough and submitted links to the youtubers who were using shea butter at that time. That was some time ago, but I remember spending countless hours, days even, trying to figure out what these women had in common. To my surprise, it was the shea butter. Currently, the two names that come to mind right at this minute are naptural85 and 22nd century natural woman, just to name a few. I like 22nd CNW's hair and am in awe of her growth, but I can't stand to hear her talk/watch her videos. All of that silly smilin n ramblin just got on my damn nerves. Her delivery is too slow for me (too repetitive), so I don't have the patience to listen to her 20+ minute videos. One time, I remember starting her video, then realized I forgot to run around the corner and play my night time lottery numbers. So I rushed out of the house, drove around the corner, played my numbers, came back in the house and she was still on my iPad talking!!

    I started making my own mixes and wore my hair two strand twisted under my wigs, and not only did my hair grow, I had less shedding, no single strand knots and I was able to retain length, which led to more growth. I wore my hair pulled back in a bun under my wigs. Every other morning, I would take the shea mix, rub my hands together and concentrated on my edges, gathered my hair in a neat ponytail and banded into a bun. Every two weeks, I would shampoo and deep condition. That's it. I left it alone. It is almost the equivalent to when my mom would grease my scalp and hair, braid it up and that was it.

    As an example, Naptural85 uses her sheabutter mix exclusively and if you watch her past videos, her hair has flourished and she is adamant on using her shea mix.

    I see you created a 2018 Shea thread. I plan to remove my install around February. I will join then. I plan to use my ayurvedic growth oil mix in my shea butter along with the other butters.
     
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    I'm in!

    Thank you so much, @Chicoro and @ThatJerseyGirl!

    I haaaaaaaaated shea butter before experiencing a super whipped, very aerated, fluffy, ayurvedic herb -infused shea butter parfait (from Jakeala at Etsy.com scented at 70% of the strength of her normal scenting in the same scent as her award-winning conditioner bar). I never would have ordered it if not for Chicoro going on and on about whipped shea butter and my knowing that the 22nd Century Natural Woman features shea butter in her regimen. In fact, I ordered her shea butter DC and that is when I learned to hate shea butter. Lol. But I soon learned that it just wasn't the right recipe for me--that was all.

    I have made the CurlyProverbz whipped shea butter cream and will continue to tweak it until I'm COMPLETELY in awe of it.

    I'm thinking about mixing it with aloe Vera gel (or okra gel) to make my own, ayurvedic version of the Camille Rose Naturals butter gel.

    My goal is to get down to applying ONE product post-wash. That product will have to be slippery, sealing, AND twist out defining.

    It may take a bit of experimenting, but I enjoy it!

    HHG, all!
     
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    Yaaay!

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    I'm on the shea train! I'll be using SheScentIt Seyani Butter and probably Jakeala Parfait.
     
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    It’s good to know I’m not the only one who can’t stand her! LOL I have absolutely nothing against her as a person, it’s just something about her mannerisms and how she talks that makes it really hard for me to watch her channel. Her hair is AMAZING though!

    We have almost the same regimen! Except I wash once per week and I don’t moisturize between washes. I also experienced less shedding and a reduction in SSKs. It’s funny because I was wearing a kinky curly U-part for months and I recently noticed that the side of my head where the leave out was had way more splits and was almost an inch shorter than the rest of my hair! That is why I swear by protective styling in combination with Shea butter for maximum results. Doesn’t have to be a wig, basically any style that protects your ends and keeps you from having to restyle more than once or twice a week should do it. When I was wearing the u-part, my poor leave out was out there blowing in the wind and it had to be re-twisted every couple nights. I have since upgraded to a lace front wig. Fingers crossed that patch of hair catches up! :)
     
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    I'm in but I'm still tryna' decide how/where to fit this in with my 50-11 other products?:nono:

    Wondering other than whipping it, what else will I hafta' do? (Cause I ain't much for being a DIY'er or Mixtress).:ohwell:

    Will pick up a small amount of Unrefined SB and experiment.:brainy:

    I will steadily be working on getting my existing stash down and using my pre-made's that have SB in them.:perplexed:
     
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    @Pygmy_puff - Good to know that I'm not the only one too cuz chile....

    I understand exactly where you are coming from. Once upon a time, my leave out right in the front would stand straight up and I mean it was erect and it wasn't blowin no where! It would.not.budge! I was so glad when they invented the closure, I didn't know what to do lololol....

    I'm in a full sew in now, and I have only had it in for a month and I already have a full inch+ of new growth due to using CP's ayurvedic homemade oil in between my tracks every other night. That oil is nothing but the truth!

    Hey Chica!!!! @IDareT'sHair!!!
     
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    Thank you for your response. Of course I didn't mean to imply that you are holding back any secrets from us. My apologies if it came across like that. I truly appreciate how generous your are with information.
     
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    :hiya:

    You, my Dear, are the other reason I'm in here!:kiss:

    A Chance to hang out with you and get my Laff on!:laugh:
     
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    So I made some whipped shea butter this evening. I whipped shea butter, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil, coffee essential oil and buttercream fragrance oil. I whipped it in my mixer until it got fluffy and looked like frosting. It smells so good! I spritzed my twists with water and sealed them with my shea butter mix.
     
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    Now that you all mention it, my hair did grow fastest when I was using Shea butter! Don't know why I stopped (yes I do...didn't care for the smell). But, I'm hopping back on the Shea butter train in 2018. Thanks for this thread!

    I think I will use Naptural85's mix again. :)
     
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    IDareT'sHair Not Hittin' Paynah

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    Can someone post her Mix?
     
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    No apologies needed at all! I didn't take it that way at all. There's no issue! I appreciate the courtesy.
     
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    [Her mix]


    Using:
    -Unrefined Shea Butter at Room Temperature
    -About 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
    -About 1 tsp Olive Oil
    -About 1 tsp Castor Oil
    -About 1 Tbsp Jojoba Oil
    -About 1/2 tsp Vitamin E
     
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    :thankyou:

    Thanks for also posting your Personal mix.
     
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    If anyone has any tried & true mixes that they love, please post them.:supergrin:
     
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    You are welcome!

    My personal mix is in post #5.
    Naptural85's mix is in post #25.
     
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    Yes, I saw your mix earlier Post #5. Thank you for posting it.:up:
     
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    NappyNelle Kinky Coily 4A, Fine Strands, WSL

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    Applied SSI Seyani butter on my length, concentrating on the ends.
     

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