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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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    Took down my hair to re-braid and add more Shea butter. The hair released easily except for one braid. I'm back in business. The ends feel firm and full, but not thick like a perfect hemline. Baby steps.


    I told myself I would make an assessment in June. I've decided to go until December, but am open to a possible trim between now and then. I prefer trimming my hair when it has been straightened. I may straighten in August. But it really depends upon how I feel.

    I still have about 6 kilograms of Shea butter that was gifted to me. I think I am going to be good well into September, if not into December.
     
  2. Aggie

    Aggie Well-Known Member

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    Just massaged some of my diy blend of Follicle Care Scalp Drops on my scalp followed by moisturizing and sealing with SCurl Moisturizing Spray, B&B More Moisture Cream and sealed with my DIY SB Blend.
     
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    Hi all. I’m still here. Queen Shea has been good to me. Right now I’m rocking some box braids. Not sure if I can put Shea butter on them. Pre braids I deep conditioned with Aphogee, then deep moisture, and then slathered with Shea butter. I’ll keep them in for a month.
     
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    I feel like the batch of SB I made a few weeks ago is going to last me forever. I hardly use any when I put it on my hair. That 1/2 cup of Shea will probably last a year. How do you ladies use up kilos of the stuff?
     
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    that ain’t what most of us do. I use a lot each time!
     
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  6. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

    I think I've spotted another Shea Made Unicorn. She has even been caught on film. I believe it might be a first time. I'm not sure I've ever seen one on film. Have you?

    https://longhaircareforum.com/threa...tion-2018-revival.835193/page-4#post-24806267

    @caribeandiva , get ready to dust off those unicorn award making tools, FAST! I don't know though, we'll have to approach slowly. We don't want her to bolt and run. You just can't corner a unicorn. It's dangerous.
     
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    I whipped some Shea today and it looks good enough to eat ..no essential oils only unrefined Shea and coconut oil
     
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    Do you ever have to re-whip your SB? It seems like mine has redensified since I put it in the jar.
     
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    I feel like if I use a lot it will just sit on top of my hair.
     
  10. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    If it gets hot and melts again, it changes the consistency. I don't usually re-whip it. I try to keep it in a cool place to retain the whipped texture for as long as possible.

    The only time I re-whip is when I am in the process of making a batch and it is grainy. Then, I'll redo it.
     
  11. IDareT'sHair

    IDareT'sHair Not Hittin' Paynah

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    Currently Using a Pre-Made:
    "Superpowers" Ayurvedic 4 Herb Shea Pomade (ETSY): Amla, Bhringraj, Bhrami and Shikakai
     
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  12. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    I know right?????

    *Cackles at GIF*:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  14. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Please let us know about the results of this 'Cape Wearing' blend!
     
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    I have the SB and most of those Ayurvedic Powders (except Shikakai)
     
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    Please do report back. I have all of the listed powders but didn't think of mixing all of them in one SB blend. Guess I'm fully in to this DIY SB stuff now. :look:
    :lachen::lachen::lachen:
     
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    My hair has been really dry lately and acting out. So I just twisted half my hair with aloe vera juice and water, Camille Rose coconut water style setter and my Shea mix and the other half with aloe Vera and water, Shescentit Papaya Twist and Curl Defining Soufflé and the Shea mix. I’ll probably pin up my twists tomorrow but I’ll twist out the front.
     
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    Her blend is really, really smooth. It's heavily fruit scented as well. So you do not smell any of the Ayurvedic Powders, which you know can have a distinguished scent.:rolleyes:

    Feels & smells really good but definitely not worth $19 for 4oz (including shipping w/o a Sale).
     
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  19. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    So, it's, "a nay?"
     
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    I had my hair in 6 braids slathered in shea and pinned them into an up-do. I haven't gotten a chance to detangle and wash my hair yet, so hopefully if time permits I can do that today and plait my hair up again for the next week.
     
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    It's very nice and nicely whipped. Just not worth $19 for 4oz's. IMO.

    Especially when I know how much it "really, really" cost to whip up 4oz's of something very comparable to this.

    And I have seen many Sheacorn's in this thread whipping up blends that look just as nice.

    However, I will say, it is a nice Butter/Creme.
     
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    CLEO's 20% Code = FOURTH20
     
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    I'd like to join in this group. Can I copy and post my shea butter mix post here?
     
  24. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Hi @sissimpson :clapping::hiya:

    Welcome! Just jump on in. We would love to have you join us! Of course you can post your Shea butter mix. Even better, we'd love to hear how it works for you and what you recommend to get the best results.
     
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    I used my water and aloe mix, SM curl enhancing smoothie, and then my Shea mixture. My hair has never been so shiny and soft since going natural. I'm impressed.
     
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    Just finished my first batch of Shea mix. I need to order more butter and some oils to mix it with. And all the fragrances!

    Next on the agenda is to try a roller set with Shea on my ends. That was my go-to drying method when I was relaxed. I want to see how stretched I can get my natural hair with it.
     
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    Something tells me you're gonna get fabulous results.
    Be sure to take pics.
     
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    This kept me busy on Monday...

    I melted:
    5 oz cupuacu butter
    8 oz mango butter
    4 oz sal butter
    2 oz tamanu butter
    6 oz shea butter
    5 oz illipe butter
    5 oz avocado butter

    stuck it in the fridge for about an hour, whipped it up nice and fluffy, then added:

    30 oz olive oil
    8 oz hemp oil

    packaged it and stuck it back in the freezer.

    So how did it work out????

    Nice butter, my hair likes it and it definitely is an ash buster. However, it is a bit grainy. For that much butter, the initial chilling period should have been more like 3 hours. Also a little too heavy on the oil. So this weekend, I will melt it down again, throw in some more shea butter, refreeze for a nice long time before I whip it up again.

    I love this.
     
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    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    Lol I always take pictures and then I never get around to uploading them.
     
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    So now that it's been a few weeks, here's how Shea butter has helped me the most. My biggest issue with retention since going natural has been SSKs at my ends, and the fact that shed hairs would get tangled up in non-shed hairs at the ends and then I couldn't remove the shed hairs without cutting the hair that they were knotted up with. I'm a pretty heavy shedder so this was a big issue for me. Since using Shea butter I don't have this issue anymore. My shed hairs just fall right out without disturbing the other hairs.

    Also, since I promised pics, here is a picture of the twists I did on my last wash with the Shea butter on them. I don't have any older pictures so I'll consider this my official starting point.

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