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Shea Growth And Retention Regimen 2018

Has Shea Butter 'got you'?

  • Let me look over my investment portfolio and see if I have room for shea related stocks.

    Votes: 20 12.3%
  • I've got 8 pounds in the house, I need to order me some more because I don't want to run out.

    Votes: 29 17.9%
  • 1 Day without sealing my ends is just unthinkable.

    Votes: 12 7.4%
  • It works for me for now.

    Votes: 46 28.4%
  • Nah, I can take it or leave it.

    Votes: 12 7.4%
  • Meh, I'm here for the posts.

    Votes: 27 16.7%
  • That stuff just weighs down my hair. No thanks!

    Votes: 16 9.9%

  • Total voters
    162

caribeandiva

Human being
Okay so here are my end of the yr photos. It's a comparison from apr 2018 to dec 2018. I did a huge chop in Apr of this yr to get rid of ALL of my damaged ends and started using shea butter and protective styling in twists majority of the time. In this time my hair has done something it's NEVER done before !!!!! I've retained 1/2 in a month since then. Here are my comparison pics.
Apr 2018
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Dec 2018
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Apr 2018
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Dec 2018
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Apr 2018
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Dec 2018
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Great progress!! Your braided pony got bigger!!
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

Money Machine is blowing in the club.
When you're a Unicorn, you get things for free.




Thumping to the beat on the dance floor!​




Look who's on the dance floor!






Happy New Year 2019, Everyone!​
 

metro_qt

Well-Known Member
How is one diagnosed with this? I was convinced I had them because my mom did, and when I say my periods are heavy and painful it's no joke. But no doctor has found anything, they said they needed to do a laproscopy and I didn't trust that. My current gyn just says 'you just have bad periods' and I'm like.... ok, you gonna write that on my sick leave note once a month? -_-

Not that it isn't possible, but yeesh, I rarely see that as a factual diagnosis for all the issues I have.
hey @sunflora , I was diagnosed because I always had heavy periods... very heavy, but 2 years ago, I had lumps in my abdomen which they thought was a hernia.
I got an ultrasound and it turned out to be a whole pile of fibroids... which have now grown and grown and grown.
:(
no pain.
just lots of bleeding... and cramps during that time of the month
 

VictoriousBrownFlower

Well-Known Member
Will you be posting your Shea pictures in the 2019 thread?
HAPPY NEW YRS ALL!!!!
@Chicoro Sure I will!!!! I'm def a convert and will be in the 2019 thread for sure!!!! I'm in love with this journey thanx to you all. I'm constantly learning something new about my hair. I'm even in love with my shea mix for my skin. It's improved my skin game by leaps and bounds. I swear it's even tightening up and fading my stretch marks. My skin is radiant for the first time in my life. I follow the routine in the skin care vid you posted but don't use the clay. Just wet brushing once a wk to exfoliate and then shea mix or a scrub then shea. It's great for oily facial skin too!!!!
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
HAPPY NEW YRS ALL!!!!
@Chicoro Sure I will!!!! I'm def a convert and will be in the 2019 thread for sure!!!! I'm in love with this journey thanx to you all. I'm constantly learning something new about my hair. I'm even in love with my shea mix for my skin. It's improved my skin game by leaps and bounds. I swear it's even tightening up and fading my stretch marks. My skin is radiant for the first time in my life. I follow the routine in the skin care vid you posted but don't use the clay. Just wet brushing once a wk to exfoliate and then shea mix or a scrub then shea. It's great for oily facial skin too!!!!

Congratulations, lovely lady! I can see you 'radiating'. Keep going!
 

ElevatedEnergy

Rooted Yet Flowing
HAPPY NEW YRS ALL!!!!
@Chicoro Sure I will!!!! I'm def a convert and will be in the 2019 thread for sure!!!! I'm in love with this journey thanx to you all. I'm constantly learning something new about my hair. I'm even in love with my shea mix for my skin. It's improved my skin game by leaps and bounds. I swear it's even tightening up and fading my stretch marks. My skin is radiant for the first time in my life. I follow the routine in the skin care vid you posted but don't use the clay. Just wet brushing once a wk to exfoliate and then shea mix or a scrub then shea. It's great for oily facial skin too!!!!

And if you really want the stretch marks to fade to nothing-ness (I know thats not a real word :lachen:), incorporate coffee in your Shea Mix. I have some coffee oil that I originally made for my hair, but I started using it in my body Shea mix and you can barely see my stretch marks now. And some of them are super old (like over 20 years old).

Get you some dark roasted coffee beans....I like to grind a few up too & steep them in a Ceramide rich oil (Safflower, Sunflower, grapeseed or Ricebran). And use that oil in your body shea mix. Especially after you've done your body brushing and all that new skin is exposed. :2inlove:
 

Loving

Well-Known Member
How is one diagnosed with this? I was convinced I had them because my mom did, and when I say my periods are heavy and painful it's no joke. But no doctor has found anything, they said they needed to do a laproscopy and I didn't trust that. My current gyn just says 'you just have bad periods' and I'm like.... ok, you gonna write that on my sick leave note once a month? -_-

Not that it isn't possible, but yeesh, I rarely see that as a factual diagnosis for all the issues I have.
I had a vaginal ultrasound done and that’s when they were discovered. And when I say they, I mean in excess of 10.
 

caribeandiva

Human being
And if you really want the stretch marks to fade to nothing-ness (I know thats not a real word :lachen:), incorporate coffee in your Shea Mix. I have some coffee oil that I originally made for my hair, but I started using it in my body Shea mix and you can barely see my stretch marks now. And some of them are super old (like over 20 years old).

Get you some dark roasted coffee beans....I like to grind a few up too & steep them in a Ceramide rich oil (Safflower, Sunflower, grapeseed or Ricebran). And use that oil in your body shea mix. Especially after you've done your body brushing and all that new skin is exposed. :2inlove:
*adding coffee beans to my shopping list* @ElevatedEnergy you and this thread never cease to amaze me! Btw how long do you soak the coffee beans in oil?
 

VictoriousBrownFlower

Well-Known Member
And if you really want the stretch marks to fade to nothing-ness (I know thats not a real word :lachen:), incorporate coffee in your Shea Mix. I have some coffee oil that I originally made for my hair, but I started using it in my body Shea mix and you can barely see my stretch marks now. And some of them are super old (like over 20 years old).

Get you some dark roasted coffee beans....I like to grind a few up too & steep them in a Ceramide rich oil (Safflower, Sunflower, grapeseed or Ricebran). And use that oil in your body shea mix. Especially after you've done your body brushing and all that new skin is exposed. :2inlove:
great idea!!!! I can use a french coffee press too!!!! It will make it really strong!!!!
 

ElevatedEnergy

Rooted Yet Flowing
*adding coffee beans to my shopping list* @ElevatedEnergy you and this thread never cease to amaze me! Btw how long do you soak the coffee beans in oil?

I put it all in a large glass mason jar, stick it on top of my wax/candle warmer for around 3 days, shake it all up then move it to the top of my closet for a few months. But you don't have to wait that long. However, the longer it sits....the stronger it will be. I do all my herbal oils this particular way.
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
And if you really want the stretch marks to fade to nothing-ness (I know thats not a real word :lachen:), incorporate coffee in your Shea Mix. I have some coffee oil that I originally made for my hair, but I started using it in my body Shea mix and you can barely see my stretch marks now. And some of them are super old (like over 20 years old).

Get you some dark roasted coffee beans....I like to grind a few up too & steep them in a Ceramide rich oil (Safflower, Sunflower, grapeseed or Ricebran). And use that oil in your body shea mix. Especially after you've done your body brushing and all that new skin is exposed. :2inlove:

I need this as of yesterday!
 
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