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. Alma Petra

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    Firstly, I hope you are feeling okay and that you have things stabilized in your body so that your health is on track. Regarding your hair, although it was a set-back, it looks gorgeous to me, even at the current length. Set-backs are never fun at the outset, but they can teach us things that smooth sailing can't. You have the knowledge and us, to help you continue on your hair journey. If your hair could get to that length once, it can get there and beyond, again. By the way, you have beautiful hair and skin. And, you have the most gorgeous, long, slender, swan-like neck! So, hang with us. You take of your health, and we will support you as it relates to your hair! All is not lost! Your are a still a newly crowned Shea-Made Hair Unicorn, in my book!
     
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    The crazy part is that I didn’t even try. I had given up on twist outs a long time ago and these results have really shocked me. My goal was to keep the twists from unraveling, which has been a chronic issue with my attempt to protective style. I noticed that when I protective style on my days off, I have tremendously less shedding, so minimizing the manipulation of my hair on a daily basis was my chief goal.

    I washed, conditioned and detangled my hair in the shower. I then sat under a hooded dryer with a generous amount of my deep conditioner for 15 minutes. I then rinsed out the deep conditioner and t-shirt dried my hair. I applied my DIY leave-in and let that soak in for about then minutes, then I then sectioned my hair, detangled, and began applying my Shea butter mix and Aunt Jackie’s Don’t Shrink gel to each section individually before 3-strand twisting. I twisted my hair around 3pm and left it alone for about 3 days before taking it down.

    I really didn’t pay attention to how much I detangled my hair. I really focused on making consistent sized parts and applying an equal amount of product to each strand. I think if I actually pay attention to smoothing my hair as I twist, I will eliminate the frizz.

    I was thinking about adding Mango butter to my Shea mix to add moisture, but I am scared now. I don’t want to mess up a good thing. What do you ladies think?

    Products Used:

    Herbal Essences® Color Me Happy Shampoo and Conditioner

    SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Treatment Masque

    DIY Leave in conditioner spray bottle: 1/4 cup each: Aloe Vera gel, Aussie Mega Moist Conditioner, Vegetable glycerin, and water

    DIY Shea butter mix: I melt the Shea butter in a double boiler and add all of the non-essential oils to it once melted. I then mix the mixture in my Kitchen Aid mixer until well incorporated and then freeze for 15 minutes. I then mix, freeze and repeat 4 times, and the last time I mix, I add in the essential oils.
    • 1 lb Shea Butter
    • 5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
    • 1 drops Lavender Essential Oil
    • 1 cup of my DIY Ayurvedic Oil Blend: I steep the following in a double boiler for 5 minutes
    • ¼ cup Jojoba Oil
    • ¼ cup Jamaican Black Castor Oil
    • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • ¼ cup Safflower oil
    • ¼ cup Sunflower Seed oil
    • 2 tablespoons Fenugreek powder
    • 1 teaspoon each of Henna, Amla, Aritha, Brahmi and Shikakai powder
    Aunt Jackie’s Don’t Shrink Gel
     
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    I will be using a Shea butter DC!
     
  5. caribeandiva

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    I’m on it!
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    Thanks for liking a post of mine Chicoro! Bc of that I just used some Shea for the first time in a long time.

    Going to try to wig it 3 weeks each month this winter and seal my hair really well with Shea
     
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    *screams*

    My shea mix turned out awesome! Super simple:
    Unrefined ivory shea butter
    Rose powder (1-2 tbsp?)
    Sunflower oil (1-2 tbsp?)
    A bit of innate life Rose Elixir
    10 drops Rose EO

    It smells like chocolate roses, but somewhat faint. And it's super duper rich. I need to use less of it on my hair than I used with my other mix.

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    My skin loves it!!
     
  10. brg240

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    Can you post a pic by what you mean by your bun method?

    My hair is broken in the very front and I know it’s because of buns and ponytails :( you’d think 10 years in I’d have figured out a hairstyle that works well but not yet
     
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    I wish I had a better pic but here:

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    I just rolled the hair back.

    I know your pain, I've been doing that hair style for maybe 6 years, wondering where my fringe and edges went. Oh well, at least we're learning.
     
  12. Chicoro

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    I say don't change your process just yet. Repeat it and see what happens!
     
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    As this thread winds down and as we come to the end of the year, I want to say a big


    Thank you!
    Thank you for the Joy!
    You all made this thread so much Fun!
    What a pleasure it was to host this thread!



    To all who have participated and those who lurked,
    I read this thread from beginning to end yesterday.
    The overwhelming kindness, support and love given
    to one another in this thread was amazing to read.



    May you and yours always stay blessed.

    Chicoro
    circa Monday, December 3rd, 2018

     
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    Thanks @Chicoro and @caribeandiva I’ve learned a lot about Shea butter and had a lovely time in here this year.
     
  16. flyygirlll2

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    Thank you @caribeandiva and @Chicoro for starting this thread. I’ve learned a lot and still have more to learn. I even began making butters for others which they enjoy.
     
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    @Jade Feria To one of the OGs of this thread, welcome to the Shea made unicorn hall of fame!!
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    Thank you for your feedback! I will not change a thing.
     
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    I haven’t been using Shea too much lately but I have some chebe Shea mix coming. That should take me into the new year.

    I was pretty content with the softer east Shea, but weather and water changes have pushed me back to the other Shea.
     
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    My hair needs washing but I don't have time so last night, I moisturised with water and TMC leave-in, before smoothing my ends (and most of my length) with Shea butter. Been baggying my ends since last wash day almost 2 weeks ago, so back under the baggy they went.
     
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    I'm not ending the year at MBL :cry3:
    I got really good growth this year but had to chop it off back BSL because my ends really thinned out.
    My typical go to style is WNGs that can last me 6-7 days. This year I mostly wore twist outs and braid outs which resulted in a lot of mechanical damage. I'm going to back to what I know works for my hair that causes the least amount of damage. I'll keep shea butter in my regimen as my sealer after leave-in then gel.
     
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    How did twist-outs and braidouts cause mechanical damage? Did you re-twist or re-braid frequently? Did you re-wet hair when you retwisted?

    Just trying to figure out. Some people say these are damaging and others say they are not. I'd like to know.
     
  23. PlanetCybertron

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    Wanna hop on board the Classic length train with meh? Huh? Huh? Huuuh? Lol
     
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    Hey Ms @PlanetCybertron ,
    How are you? Is there a challenge for classic length? Are you talking about the Hip Length and Beyond Challenge 2019, or are you referencing another different challenge? :coffee: What's the tea?
    Girl, I got about 5 hairs at beyond tailbone length. But, I count :brainy: them anyway! :bdance:
     
  26. PlanetCybertron

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    I could post a Classic Length Challenge, granted i feel like I’m mainly be the only one in there lol but I was mainly just referencing doing so in the HL 2019 challange.

    The hairs still count! Lol
     
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    Yup:yep:!!!! I strongly believe in lead hairs and if 5 hairs are there the rest will soon follow!!!!
     
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    Well I finally got my Chebe shea mix from the etsy site. Don't know if I really like it. I'll be making my own shea mix this week.
     
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    Will this challenge continue into 2019?
     
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    I don't know.
    I hosted the 2018 Challenge. But I won't be hosting it in 2019.
     

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