Shea Growth And Retention Regimen 2019

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Chicoro, Dec 28, 2018.

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What is the length barrier you would like to break through in 2019, with Shea butter's help?

  1. Top of shoulder length

    18 vote(s)
    10.3%
  2. Collar bone length

    11 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. Armpit length

    17 vote(s)
    9.8%
  4. Between armpit and bra strap length

    34 vote(s)
    19.5%
  5. Bra strap length

    27 vote(s)
    15.5%
  6. Between bra strap and waist length

    24 vote(s)
    13.8%
  7. Waist length

    35 vote(s)
    20.1%
  8. Whip length

    12 vote(s)
    6.9%
  9. Hip length

    10 vote(s)
    5.7%
  10. Tailbone length

    17 vote(s)
    9.8%
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  1. VictoriousBrownFlower

    VictoriousBrownFlower Well-Known Member

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    For the first time in my life my hair is steadily growing half an inch a month. i;ve made every goal i;ve set for the yr hairwise which i've never been able to do. 2020 is my yr though!!! I can feel it!!!! For weight skin hair goals to be met once and for all. What a yr 2019 has been. I;ve gone through lots of ups and downs but continued to make progress regardless. I'm gonna keep my hair mostly in twists until it reaches the length i want it to be in a wash and go. i'll play in it occasionally but i;d say i;ll keep it at 90% protective styling 10% play.
     
  2. naturaldoll

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    I'm so excited my shea has finally been shipped. O already got all my oils. Sapote oil, amla infused oil, safflower oil, apricot oil, broccoli seed oil, horse tail

    And coconut, peaches and cream, French vanilla, cupcake, mint chocolate chip, green tea, and cucumber melon from p&j trading
     
  3. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Congratulations on your tremendous accomplishments regarding your hair! It feels SO GOOD when you achieve a goal you have set!
     
  4. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Sounds like you are ready to make up some delicious Shea butter concoctions!
     
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    I'll be joining
     
  6. Aggie

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    Does anyone know where I can find some genuine Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil please? I know it's expensive but I want at least an 5 oz bottle of it to mix in with a little of my shea butter. Thanks in advance.
     
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    You’re welcome. I’ve ordered from them before & didn’t hate it.
     
  11. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Alright, this will probably be my last hair photo posting for December. I've been trying to act disappointed because I did not reach 30 inches of length in 2019. :rolleyes: :(:mad::confused: Talk about being ungrateful.

    I have had progress. My hair is thickening up at the current length. Before, where I had only scragglies or 2 to 10 hairs, now an entire braid is at that newer length:

    Train4thDec2019B.jpg
     
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  12. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    A really nice lady in Paris asked me to put the process for how I make my Shea butter blend on Instagram. It is NOT possible to use a hand mixer and hold a camera. I thought that bowl was going to spin off the counter and fly across the room.

    If you are new to Shea butter mixes, have a minimum of supplies and want a simple mix, you may find this series of simply shot, short videos helpful.

    Try to use old utensils and bowls to make your Shea mixes.

     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2019
  13. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    I would like to formally bid everyone in and looking at this Shea butter thread, "Adieu!" Participating in these last two Shea butter challenges in 2018 and now 2019, has been life changing for me and for my hair. I have learned soooo much more about hair and about Queen Shea.

    You all have been the GREATEST Teachers and the most Supportive Hairleaders (like cheerleaders) I've ever experienced. Queen Shea has messed up my plumbing and pipes in my apartment, but you can't get something for nothing, right?

    Shea butter has transformed my hair and given me hair length and hair quality (called to my attention by @VictoriousBrownFlower ) that until now, was unprecedented.

    I've gone from a Shea butter Hater to a Shea butter Fiend. I walk around with a greasy neck and a nutty, earthy Shea butter scent, with pride and pleasure.

    • My braids are caked with the butter for hours at a time.
    • I leave greasy fingerprints on paper files, on cupboards, on file cabinets and on other human beings.
    • People reach for my braids, and come away greasy. Didn't nobody tell them to be putting their hands in my hair without asking permission first.
    • I physically did the Shea slide by slipping in spilled, melted Shea. In the air I was eye to eye with my toes! I landed with a thud and a splash in that warm puddle of Shea.
    • Horses think I'm a snack and lick me and my hair and chomp my hair.
    • I haven't bought Shea butter in almost 2 years and literally have 5 kilograms or 10 pounds in my possession, right now. All of it gifted to me.

    I'll be flying back to the US, on a plane not due to slipping in Shea, to see my family next week. I will be back at the beginning of January 2020. By then, I am sure you all will be in full swing with Shea butter Challenge 2020! Good luck to you all. If Queen Shea is only half as good to you as she was to me, your hair will be gifted and honored and feted by her as if you were royalty, as only a queen such as herself could do!

    Cheerfully, Chicoro
    Thursday, December 5th, 2019
    Lyon, France
    3:28 pm
     
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    I know right? This is expensive!!! I might need to look around some more. If I find something cheaper, I'll post it here. I need it for both my skin and hair.
     
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    This is such a cute post. Thanks a million @Chicoro for all your valuable contributions to this challenge. You have helped me so much in how to keep my hair healthy, whether short or long. :kiss:. Enjoy your brief hibernation. Love you sis.
     
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  16. IDareT'sHair

    IDareT'sHair Not Hittin' Paynah

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    I agree with @Aggie - Enjoy Your 'BRIEF' Hibernation.:2inlove:

    Enjoy Your time with Your Family!

    Hoping to see you again in 2020.:flahssssss:

    :congrats:Most of all, Congrats on your 30 Inches!
     
  17. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    I didn't get 30 inches, but I am at 26 inches in my crown! Thank you!
     
  18. IDareT'sHair

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    I was totally focused on the Red 30!

    Proud of your 26 inches!:2inlove:

    Please come back after you rest up and knock those 4 additional inches out with us.:grouphug:
     
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    @Chicoro you're a gem, hope you enjoy your time in the US with your family.:bighug:
     
  20. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Thank you!
     
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    Thank you for everything. Have a safe journey home to see your family. See you when you get back.
     
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    Awwww man, I just got back lol. :bighug: Safe travels!! See you soon!
     
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    It’s been a min since I posted, but I’m still shea’d up using my homemade whip.

    I gave myself a big 3-4 inch cut to finally get rid of all the SSKs and splits I’ve collected over the years from not trimming. As a result my hair is thinner and shorter, but I feel like my hair couldn’t make positive progress otherwise.

    I’m going to be protective styling in mini twists for the next year to see progress. Using shea butter to keep my twists moisturized and soft like they are now.
     
  24. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    So lovely... @Leeda.the.Paladin posted this first.





    Did you catch a glimpse of yourselves on the calendar, Shea Unicorns?
     
  25. spacetygrss

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    I just randomly found 1lb of Shea Nilotica in my cabinet. LOL. So I'll have 6 lbs of Shea butter in the house when my 3CAYG order gets here. Not to mention all of the shea oil, cocoa butter, babassu butter, avocado oil, coconut oil, etc that I have in the cabinet. Good Lord.!
     
  26. I Am Number Four.

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    Wow... Your shrinkage is a delight.

    Uh, I hate when this happens. I was hoping that half of my hair would reach tailbone by Christmas, but it looks like only a fifth of it may. However, my hair is starting to sit evenly at hip length, which is wonderful since I may not have to cut it to the same length when I reach my long-term goal.
     
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    @Chicoro, have a wonderful time with your family and looking forward to “seeing you” in 2020!
     
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    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Thank you!
     
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    I made a batch of whipped shea butter last night (about 20 oz). I should be set for a few weeks. My youngest son was enthralled with the process and told me that it smells delicious (I used "birthday cake" this time). He also just realized that his curl spray is made from Shea butter and coconut oil. LOL. :) My SIL looked and said "Wow! That looks like a professional product!" I predict that she'll want something made shortly.
     
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    Can't handle the smokiness of this Benin shea so I haven't used it on anyone in like 2 weeks. According to google, smoky shea is super fresh shea but the smell is really overwhelming. Been keeping our hair stretched to reduce knots in shea's absence for now.
     

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