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

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    It's Extravaganza Month!!!! December is here! 27 more days to go.
    Savoring every day with my Queen Shea Bae :2inlove:!
     
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    Wow, can't believe I'm just stumbling into the thread. Is it too late to hop on the Shea train? Maybe I should jump on in 2019. These are alot of pages to get through.
     
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    It is NEVER too late to jump on the Shea butter train!

    This particular trip will be ending on December 28th, 2018, though. I don't know if there may be another Shea butter challenge in 2019. But I do know that I will not personally be starting it or leading it.

    You can go to the very first post of this thread. Within post #1 are all the discoveries and most salient points we've learned over the course of the year.

    Also, you will see that we have a Shea Made Hair Unicorn Hall of Fame. I listed the person's screen name and noted the post # when that person was discovered or 'outted' as a hair unicorn. Every single one of those posts, except the ones nominated for their great Shea blends and mixes, contain a photograph. You can easily scroll through this thread to find their post and their photo.

    If you use the first post, you should be able to get a gist of 90% of what occurred in this thread with over 4,000 posts.
     
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    awhyley "Zexy Lover"

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    Nearly 5,000 posts! Only 17 more posts to go!

    eta: (oops, 16 now)
     
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    Yes, we had fun! Let me speak for myself. I had fun. You won't be able to see the fun in the summary post. That can only be experienced by going through the thread. Much of the things posted in here is 'silliness'. But we all definitely need some of that in our lives, every day.
     
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    There are lots of beautiful Shea butter mixes and concoctions. Unfortunately, I did not pull those out and reference the thread number. So, that will require going through the thread to ding those.
     
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    @Alma Petra asked me this question in post #7.

    How does Shea butter work to help hair growth and retention? I don't know, really. I don't have any scientific studies that I could reference.

    I have not found any scientific study that answers this directly. But I do believe I have found some answers.
     
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    By the time January 1st, 2018 had rolled around, we already had 600 posts in this thread!
     
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    By January 2nd, 2018 we had 700 posts!
     
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    Has anyone reached a new goal length during this challenge?
     
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    Is anyone planning to heat straighten their hair and post photos?
     
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    Is anyone planning to cut all their hair because they retained so much length?
     
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    Has anyone had a set-back due to using Shea butter?
     
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    Has anyone discovered a new Shea butter product that has produced great results for you?
     
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    Has anyone grown hair in a bald spot due to Shea butter?
     
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    Has anyone been using a Shea butter supplier that has not been mentioned here?
     
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    Did you make it to MBL ?
     
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    Has anyone stunned those around them because of the beauty imparted to their hair by Shea butter? Has anyone asked you, "WHAT have you been doing to your hair? It looks so different!"
     
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    Has anyone discovered something about Shea butter that has not been mentioned in this thread, and would like to share it?
     
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    Here it is post # 5000! Amazing!!!!!

     
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    Interesting, I use cocoa butter in the shea mix that I make for my skin, but not in the one for my hair... I always find that it hardens too much to use in hair, since it can't be worked in as much the way it can on skin. Do you usually include cocoa butter?
     
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    My hair looks a whole let better. Although I started out 1 inch from tailbone in January 2018, that same hair is still about 1/4 and inch away.* So, I've not gained length in that area. But, I've gained length, thickness and health in other areas. I've decided to not put any heat on my hair until Summer of 2019. I'm going to continue with my processes that I cultivated in 2017 and now 2018.

    My 4 Main Hair Processes for 2019:
    1. Shea butter mix
    2. No Comb Method
    3. Ends Routine
    4. Baggie Method 3.0 (added back October 2018)
    Correction: *See post #5010 below!*
     
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    Any Shea thoughts are welcomed!
     
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    Did you make it to tailbone?
     
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    Ok, I’m going to chime in, after lurking on this thread for months.

    I attempted to go natural for 6 months, got tired and got a relaxed. In my relaxed and transistioning states, I tried a shea butter mixture that worked. Though I haven’t been consistent in my usage, I can tell when I use it. My ends look totally different when I use it nightly to roll my hair.

    Currently, my last mixture, on relaxed ends, consisted of: shea butter, mango butter, crisco and some other stuff (I misplaced my recipe), and I plan on applying it consistently until the end of the year. Shea butter is the TRUTH!!
     
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    I am getting close to HL I think...I always get confused on where the lines are for each length! I'm between WL and HL after trimming twice this year which I contribute to my consistent use of Queen Shea throughout the winter and spring. I didn't use it as heavily during the summer but I am back at it now. User for life!!!!
     
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    I fell off the shea train for about two months and I could tell the difference. My hair felt dry and angry.:lachen:So last weekend I finally motivated myself to whip up a batch. I’ve been using it every night on my ends and edges. My hair is so much softer now. I’m going to apply it daily until the end of the year. I also trimmed my ends on 11/29. I was seeing way too many split ends. I hope the shea will help with that.
     
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    Well, it’s official. Time to make a new batch!
     
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    I don't always use cocoa butter. I think I will add another 4 ounces of oil to this mix, maybe pumpkin seed oil.
     
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    I'm cracking!

    I measured my hair last night. I wet my braids and finger detangled my hair. I was re-doing my braids and re-applying Shea butter.

    It's official: My hair is past the area where the 'behind splits'. All of my hair by no means is at this length, but a thick, tendril of hair is there. I would define a tendril as being the size of those whole curls I used to lose. If interested, for a photographic reference of the tendril size I'm talking about, please see post #2 of this thread.

    I have no photo. You all are going to have to trust me on this one!
    There will be no booty shots from me. :giggle:

    I incorrectly wrote in a post above, #5002, that I had about 1/4 inch to go to get to this point. I was wrong. Because, I was pulling on my dry hair just out of the braid.

    This is a milestone for me and my hair!

    Had it NOT been for my setback in 2012, I don't think I would have ever gotten here knowingly with a process that I can document and repeat. Thank you set-back 2012!

    I'll take some Shea butter with that egg. I thank you, Queen Shea. I'm going to :walking::walking: keep on going and see where it leads me.
     
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