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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 From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Not hair related, but I have started using Black Soap and Shea butter on face. Two years ago, I 'experimented' and used a Vitamin C cream. It ate up my face and dried out my skin. I had EXTRA crows feet and lines dipping down halfway to my nostrils. Nope. Never again.

    To add to it, the area around my mouth was so dried up, with dark crustiness, I looked like the Joker. Instead of a resting b-face, I had a resting sardonic grin, thanks to the black marks.

    It took me about 1.5 years to get my skin in balance and for the dark marks around my mouth to even out. I think the Shea butter is helping with that, too. Along with some old school Ambi and other types of bleaching cream. The darkness around my knees, from another experiment, has cleared as well.

    I need to stop experimenting.:cry3::(:mad::confused::cool: :)

    Go, Shea butter!
     
  2. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Look at all that vulnerable, exposed, waiting to be taken Shea butter she has just sitting there...

     
  3. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Wanting to try some yellow Shea butter? Here's your chance!

     
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    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Borututu Root!
    It is a root used by Ghanian women who make Shea butter. It colors the Shea butter yellow, naturally and provides some antioxidant power.
     
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    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Borututu Bark Benefits (Triple B!): The Ingredient that Makes Shea Butter Yellow

     
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    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Hydroxybenzoic Acids Are Significant Contributors to the Antioxidant Effect of Borututu Bark, Cochlospermum angolensis Welw. ex Oliv.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5384172/

    From Conclusion and Discussion Section:

    Borututu bark possesses significant in vitro free-radical scavenging activity that supports its use as an antioxidant herbal dietary supplement
    . The main active constituents were identified as gallic acid (1) and protocatechuic acid (2). Additionally, the two apocarotenoids cochloxanthin (3) and dihydrocochloxanthin (4) and the flavanoid taxifolin-7,4′-dimethyl ether (5) were identified as significant constituents of the bark. All identified compounds are reported for the first time in C. angolensis. Compounds 14 can serve as analytical markers for quality control of borututu products in addition to previously reported ellagic acids [5]. Development of quantitative analytical methods and further investigation of the pharmacokinetics/dynamics of borututu bark are thus warranted.
     
  7. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Are the Borututu Root and Borututu Bark different? Because, I keep seeing that the Ghanian women use the root. But, the tree is in Angola. Ghana and Angola are not in walking distance. They do not even border one another.

    I'm confused now!

    Every site so far says this same exact line:

    "This natural wonder [borututu] , can be found deep in the jungles of Africa,":pullhair:
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    wikipedia

    Cochlospermum is a genus of trees in the Bixaceae family; some classifications place this genus in the family Cochlospermaceae. It is native to tropical regions of the world, particularly Latin America, Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, and Australia.[1]

    Species[edit]
    Species include:[1]

    1. Cochlospermum angolense Welw. ex Oliv. - Angola, Zaïre
    2. Cochlospermum fraseri Planch. - Western Australia, Northern Territory
    3. Cochlospermum gillivraei Benth. - Northern Territory, Queensland, Papua New Guinea
    4. Cochlospermum intermedium Mildbr - Central African Republic
    5. Cochlospermum noldei Poppend. - Angola
    6. Cochlospermum orinocense (Kunth) Steud. - Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Brazil, Peru
    7. Cochlospermum planchonii Hook.f. ex Planch - tropical Africa from Sierra Leone to Sudan
    8. Cochlospermum regium (Schrank) Pilg. - Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay
    9. Cochlospermum religiosum (L.) Alston - India, Sri Lanka, Western Himalayas, Myanmar; naturalized in Cambodia, Java, Bali, Peninsular Malaysia
    10. Cochlospermum tetraporum Hallier - Bolivia, northwestern Argentina
    11. Cochlospermum tinctorium Perrier ex A.Rich. - tropical Africa from Sierra Leone to Uganda
    12. Cochlospermum vitifolium (Willd.) Spreng. - Mexico, Cuba, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, Guianas, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil; naturalized in Trinidad, Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Bahamas
    13. Cochlospermum wittei Robyns - Zaïre
     
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  8. ElevatedEnergy

    ElevatedEnergy Rooted Yet Flowing

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    You can also use it up by drinking it. Aloe Vera is amazing for you internally. If you drink smoothies, throw an ounce or two in with it...not too much because aloe Vera will surely get things "moving"....:gottago:

    I've been mixing it in a smoothie along with water, beets, blueberries, bananas, avocados, kale, spinach and swiss chard. It has a peculiar taste but it's doable.
     
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    Yes! The waves stay very loose because it's harder for me to grip with the Shea on my strands. I pin it back for work.

    I'll post a proper start pic at the end of the week on wash day.

     
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    *Cackles Hard at The Shea Cartel:laugh:

    Loved that Entire Post.:infatuated:

    ETA: I will be trying that Deep Conditioning Treatment S-O-O-N!:love:
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

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    I noticed a difference in Cleo's vs Oslove Unrefined SB and the consistencies of both.

    Not good vs bad - but both are "different" and the Blends (final whipped product) also look very different. Both Butters are very nice tho'

    Cleo's feels more like the colleague's SB from Nigeria. Soft, breakable, smooth & crumbly (if that makes sense).

    I whipped up a Blend using Cleo's last night that had:
    Cleo's Unrefined SB
    Emu Oil (drop)
    Jojoba Oil (drop)
    Rose Hip Oil (drop)
    Rose Powder
     
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    The kids and I were out of Shea butter and they kept reminding me to make more lol. This time I made one for hair and body all in one so they can use their own jar for both. This one is the best batch I've made so far the ingredients is: Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Coconut/JBCO (has carrot oil in it too), Raw Honey, Rosemary Oil, & Peppermint oil.

    I twisted my oldest daughters hair using my fenugreek hair spray & the shea butter. Usually when she untwists she has lots of frizz (she's learning how to separate her twists) well her hair was frizz free and had such body and HOLD. I attribute the nice hold to the raw honey. I used the shea butter after my shower this morning. That honey gives it a extra moisturizing umph. I can't wait to try it on my twist in curl I plan on doing later this week.

    My son loves to take his little jar of Shea Butter to school. He says the boys are impressed that his mom made that for him lol.
     
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    Maybe I have to try whipping it, because she's butter in the past hasn't been anything special. This thread makes me want to order some more and try again. I'm looking for a good buttery leave in that will seal in moisture.
     
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    @ThatJerseyGirl So glad you are feeling better. Thank you for sharing your deep conditioner recipe. Congratulations on your continued growth with Shea butter. I love hearing and seeing examples of how marvelous Shea is on our hair and skin.
     
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    So cute!! :cloud9:
     
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    Uh oh, you are like how I used to be: A Shea Butter Hater. Queen Shea loves to bring non-believer's like us to our knees. We're the ones who fall the HARDEST!

    You may want to start with a small amount, that you can find with minimal effort. There have been several ladies here who started with Shea butter and determined it really wasn't for them. Feel free to join us. Tell us if it worked for you or even if it's a meh or a nothing or if it's crappy. All responses help us to create understanding and the information is always usable!
     
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    Thank you so much my lovely Shea Sister for sharing this :kiss: but would you mind adding it on the first page and possibly your first post as an ETA for newbies to see as well. Sorry I wasn't very clear before.
     
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    Thanks for sharing Shea Sister #2. This was most awesome for me, especially the bolded.
     
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    I have been having some itchy contact dermatitis on my forehead from something in either my hair products or facial products (I have a sneaky suspicion it was my The Ordinary Niacinamide serum) and I suffered with this condition for at least 2 weeks before I decided to put some Queen Shea on my forehead on Thursday last week. By Friday morning, the fine, red, itchy bumps were not as pronounced, and by the third day they were virtually gone and by the fourth day of applying the shea butter to my forehead, the bumps and itching were gone - ZAPPED! Forever as far as I am concerned.

    I have never seen anything work this fast! It was truly incredible so now I will have to add this in my facial regimen to fight anymore potential future breakouts because I still want to finish up my Niacinamide. I believe that our wonderful God who created Queen Shea, gave her the ability to handle herself in this regard. She obviously needs no help. I am stunned! Thank You Heavenly Father for Your divine wisdom in all things You've created for our benefit and for Your glory. Yes! I am indeed a believer.

    If you are a lurker and don't believe, my advice to you is...TRY IT! Seriously! Try it!
     
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    I’ve had my hair in mini twists so today I sprayed them with my water and aloe vera juice mix. Then I applied my shea mix and gathered all of them into four bantu knots.
     
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    That’s amazing!!
     
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    Cut off the last of my relaxed ends Monday!!! Blown out, my hair is just touching my shoulders. I'll keep it straight for 2 weeks and then see what I'm working with. Even though I've been shea sliding I'm going to officially start measuring my progress with shea now and see how much growth I can get by our official Shea Unicorn Extravaganza!!
     
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    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Congratulations on becoming completely natural! You've got 8 whole months. That's potentially 4 inches. May you Shea Slide On!
     
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    Shea is doing something for my little face, too. I noticed in a posting here, someone used black soap and Shea to soften stretch marks on her after-pregnancy body. There are definitely medicinal components in unrefined Shea butter.

    Wait! Are you using refined or unrefined Shea butter?
     
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  26. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    I'm officially in the thickening stage of my hair growth. I see more and more little hairs joining those long scraggly hairs. The longest hair in the back is about 2 to 4 inches longer than the bulk or rest of my hair. Those longer sections are becoming thicker and thicker.

    I've dropped in length for now. I start to gain longer lengths again about September. My hair growth pattern is now I gain length so that the bulk of my hair is the same length as those 2 to 4 inch longer hair sections. Then, after September, I will probably have one more drop in length and gain another 2 inches by December. Hair is organic, so you just never know what it's going to do.

    Now is the time is to go full throttle with using Shea directly on my scalp as a deep, conditioner, melted and used with heat. That should support my hair in its thickening stage from now until September.

    I tried adding Shea butter to my conditioner, which is completely homemade, and I felt like I 'wasted' my Shea butter in the mix. If I melt my whipped Shea and apply that first, then put my conditioner on top, I think I will 'feel' that is a better and more effective use of my Shea as a deep conditioner.

    I always say growing afro-textured hair is a thinking game. One is not required to use 500 products and a 40 Step elaborate process. BUT, you really need to analyze your hair and your situation to identify what works best for your hair. Guessing won't do it. It does take concentrated effort and consistency.

    Night, night ladies!
     
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    I've been looking for a shea butter based leave in that does not have coconut oil and I was having the hardest time, until I found and ordered Marguerite's Magic by Carol's Daughter. I love it ! Does anyone else use it? This is my first CD product. I've heard about her stuff before but never wanted to buy any of them. The smell is amazing and the consistency is nice and creamy.
     
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    Can someone help me get started. This thread has 10000 pages and it's only May.

    I'm low porosity and my hair doesn't usually like anything heavy. I have a small jar of whipped Shea butter friend made for me that I can use.

    My hair is currently straight and I just trimmed my ends so I think this is a good time to try it out.

    Any help would be appreciated. I will read through the thread when I get a chance.
     
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    Raw unrefined Shea Butter that I mixed with calendula and some other oils beneficial for skin like tea tree, extra virgin coconut oil and jojoba oil.
     
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    I like it too!:up: Especially in "cooler" weather.:yep:
     
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