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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. ElevatedEnergy

    ElevatedEnergy Rooted Yet Flowing

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    Oh yes ma'am. Anytime I go home to GA, I make it my business to find me a Piggly Wiggly. They have the best pork skins :drunk:
     
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    Dang it! Y’all got me looking up Piggly Wiggly locations here in Florida since I’ve never been. There’s none near me. Closest one is 3.5 hrs away. Oh well.
     
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    Garner Well-Known Member

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    @Chicoro How are you using Karo syrup to clarify? I know you listed Baby Shampoo before as your hair wash. (Aveeno, I believe).
     
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  4. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Hey @Garner,

    There is information about the application of Karo syrup and a little bit about the science behind it. I basically just mix the Karo Syrup with the Baby Wash.

    How I use it can be found in post #2964 of this thread. A bit about the science of it can be found in post #2973 of this thread. You may want to take a look at those two posts. Please let me know if there is anything that is not clear or is confusing for you. Even if it's clear and you have some additional questions, let me know about those, too.
     
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    Hide yo purses until April....3CAYG Shea butter will be back in stock soon :2inlove:



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  6. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    LOOK AT THAT, fellow Shea Made Hair Unicorn Hall of Famer! So, it looks like we ended up "Accidentally" [I don't believe in accidents or coincidences], finding some women in the Shea Belt to support directly, and cut out some of the middlemen!


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    Wait...so what did I buy? My pail label says Raw Shea Butter - Ivory. And my invoice says Unrefined Shea Butter in Pails. I ordered on 3/20. :spinning:
     
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    I know right! I feel the same way! Ask and you shall receive.
     
  9. ElevatedEnergy

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    Sounds good to me. My pails say the same!
     
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  10. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Piggly Wiggly is a CANNIBAL!!!! :eek::eek::eek:

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    He's butchering meat, grilling it up and serving burgers!
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    He got animals running in the store like:

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    Okay...back to Shea butter!
     
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  11. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    3CAYG : Shea Butter Supplier !

    Referencing Post #3275 by @ElevatedEnergy, thank you lil' buddy, Piggly patron and fellow Unicorn Hall of Famer.


    The owner of the company is the lady to the right of the picture, with her hands in the air. Her name is "Shatise" and she is an African American woman with natural, afro-textured hair.


    My understanding is that she is going to be heading back to Ghana around late April to Early May.

    If you want to see more pictures about her activities in Ghana in support of the women who create the Shea butter, you search on #3CAYGINGHANA

    She does drives to raise money to take back shoes and books for the children, and t-shirts for the women. Her drives are in the form of product purchases meaning, "...If you buy 25 pounds of Shea butter, X percentage goes toward purchasing shoes..." etc.

    I believe the next drive might be coming up in April. Buy some for me since I can't get it here in France, due to fact it can't be shipped to me.


    That's okay. I'mma just take deep breath, let it out and cheer you on! I'll live vicariously through you, in your purchases of their Shea butter.

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    Get your coins ready, ladies!​

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  12. Saludable84

    Saludable84 Better Late Than Ugly

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    I just caught up on 148 posts to tell y’all my hair still soft :laugh:
     
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    @Chicoro Thank you so much!!!
     
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    Thank you! :)
     
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    :lachen:
     
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    I have my ingredients together and about to make a batch of shea butter mix. :)
     
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    Those posts about the women in Ghana really touched me. I will be purchasing from them for sure.
     
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    Yo, the bolded had me rolling. :lachen::lachen::lachen:
     
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    Yeah, no.

    I don't like this batch. The Shea butter I used had a slight scent and its magnified after mixing.

    I'll order more Shea butter and try again.
     
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    I FREQUENT the Piggly Wiggly as often as I can in a small town called Farmville, NC. They are one of the only stores in that part of NC that carry cabbage-collards. Best thing in the WORLD!! My husband and I LOOOOVES that store. I know there are others that carry them, but this particular one is my favorite!

    @starchgirl - Thank you sis!! Do you know I haven't ventured on that side of town (i.e., Relationships, Off Topics) in a minute! I've been so busy doing my shea thing lolol.....lemme slide on ova there n see what's goin on...lolol
     
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    To 3cayg:
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  22. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    You need to invite me over to eat. I know your food is good. Cabbage-collards, with corn bread, baked chicken, and sweet tea. I'll bring a bottle of French wine and a bucket of Shea. What you say? If you need something before the meal starts, I'll volunteer to run to Piggly Wiggly and pick it up for you.
     
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    @Chicoro @ThatJerseyGirl Count me in.

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    I make a mean red velvet cake from scratch, so I'll be sure to make it fresh and bring it with me to dinner.
     
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    Thank You! :)
     
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    I'll save mine for when this is back in stock but I will be adding some Ivory shea butter, Cupuacu and Nilotica shea butter as well. I might get a pound of Cocoa butter to maybe make some body butter in small amounts with other oils and fragrances.
     
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    I was going to get the Nilotic but I wanted the 10lbs.
     
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    Tips on mixing your Shea butter if you have a standing mixer:

    Mix dry first with no oils on low. Scrape the butter off the sides of the mixer and pile the butter to the middle of the bowl. I usually do this for a few rounds.

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    I put the oils I plan on adding into a squirt/applicator bottle and just squeeze the oil into the bowl a little at a time while the blender is mixing. Speed it up to medium.

    This is how I know when the Shea mix is ready:
    With each round I lift the mixer to scrape off butter, less butter clings on to the whip attachment.

    It goes from this:
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    To this:

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    To this:

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    See how the butter is moving away from the whip attachment on its own? This is the point where I add my fragrance oils and I turn the blender up to the highest speed. I cover the bowl with saran wrap and let the butter rest for a few days to allow the fragrance to "cure" or settle in.

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    Test on my hands. If I feel any lumps still mixed in Shea, I re-whip on high for a few minutes. If the fragrance is not as strong as I'd like, I add a few extra drops and re-whip again.

    Ssshhhhh! My Shea baby is resting for the night. She needs to adjust to the lovely fenugreek infused avocado and apricot oil that I added to her. I will test her later to see if she is whipped enough to become a Princess. If her fragrance is settled in and good, she will then be added to the throne to become Queen Shea. :lachen:Good night Shea siblings. :2inlove:
     
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    Yess! This is exactly how I make mine too.
     
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    This is also how I made my last (3rd) batch, and how I plan to make them all in future:).
     
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    OMG.....red velvet cake .....from scratch?!?!.....let's do this lololol...

    I will have to add some candied yams, potato salad and home made banana pudding....the real kind. With the meringue! Not that instant box pudding thrown on top of some vanilla wafers (I use Nabisco wafers lolol) and bananas with whip cream....,smh
     

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