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

    10 vote(s)
    7.4%
  2. Collar bone length

    7 vote(s)
    5.2%
  3. Armpit length

    14 vote(s)
    10.4%
  4. Between armpit and bra strap length

    27 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. Bra strap length

    22 vote(s)
    16.3%
  6. Between bra strap and waist length

    17 vote(s)
    12.6%
  7. Waist length

    30 vote(s)
    22.2%
  8. Whip length

    10 vote(s)
    7.4%
  9. Hip length

    8 vote(s)
    5.9%
  10. Tailbone length

    14 vote(s)
    10.4%
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  1. BeautifulRoots

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    Made my first shea mix of 2019 this afternoon! I slathered it all over my hair concentrating on the ends. It's been about 2 years since I've used shea butter and my hair has definitely missed it.

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    Just wanted to post a mini length check. My hair has been in small twists for the past few weeks. Will do a proper length check after I take my twists out. Excited to see where this shea butter journey takes me this year.
     
  2. GettingKinky

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    I made a new mix today shea butter, aloe gel and grapeseed oil. It’s a lot easier to spread than the last mix I made with coconut oil. I used it under gel in my wash n go today. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. I really want this to work. I think my hair will like the combination of SB and grapeseed oil.
     
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    This looks so nice, smooth and creamy. Whats in it? And beautiful hair!
     
  4. Aggie

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    It's great to see that this challenge is still going really strong. I have been using my SB blend on my skin but decided on a whim to use it as a sealant over my BM Grease. Very good combination on my hair and now I can use both as heavy sealants. The moisture in my hair is off the chain.
     
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  5. BeautifulRoots

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    Thank you!

    I tried @ElevatedEnergy 's recipe and did 1 part shea butter, 1 part oil. I used extra virgin olive oil for my oil since my hair responds well to it. Super simple and it turned out great! Thanks for sharing your recipe, @ElevatedEnergy!
     
  6. VictoriousBrownFlower

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    Hey everyone *waves*... Sorry for the late response @Chicoro I've been busy and couldn't really take the time to post pics til now. I'm def in for another yr and sooooo HAAPPPPYYYYY @Chicoro is hosting once again. IMO no one could do it like you chica so I'm all aboard the shea train.... Okay now down to business.....

    My goal for 2019 is all wash and go related. I'm not quite bra strap yet but if I grow half an inch a month as i did last yr I'll be mid back when stretched by jan 1 2020 (7 in from belly button length.) I'm posting pics of the growth of my wash and go since apr 2018 til jan 2019. This is prob how i'll update my progress pics from now on. 017.JPG 015.JPG 016.JPG 057.JPG 049.JPG 051.JPG
     
  7. Chicoro

    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    Your hair is so long. We'll see you at hip length for sure in December, and quite possibly tailbone length! Is tail bone 2 words?
     
  8. Chicoro

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    1 inch a month? That is so fabulous!
     
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  9. VictoriousBrownFlower

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    oh
    oh i'm sorry i meant .5 in
     
  10. Chicoro

    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    That's still good, too!
     
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    I have to buy some more Shea Butter. I did buy some Coffe Butter as well as Shea Oil and Babasu Oil. For my next batch i’ll include Coffee Butter. I made a DC with the Coffee Butter recently and so far it’s been working well for my hair.
     
  12. Aggie

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    Wow your hair looks healthy @VictoriousBrownFlower. Very pretty too.
     
  13. VictoriousBrownFlower

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    @IDareT'sHair Your soulmate has arrived! :lachen: When is the wedding?
     
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    Yay!!! Welcome back to the Shea side! I missed you.
     
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    Beautiful!!
     
  17. VictoriousBrownFlower

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    Thanks alot @caribeandiva
     
  18. GettingKinky

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    So far my shea mix is playing well with my kinky curly products and my wash and go looks really moisturized. Now the question is how long will it stay moisturized. I’m hoping it will last until my hair color appointment on Thursday that would be 5 days.
     
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    Hi hon, I missed you too @caribeandiva :kiss:
     
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  20. VictoriousBrownFlower

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    @GettingKinky have you ever tried hair cremes instead of gel for your wash and goes? The first set of pics i was using gel but the second I used eden body works curl defining cream.
     
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    @VictoriousBrownFlower would you say the eden body works curl defining creme is more of a styler, or can it be used as a moisturizer through out the week? You get so much product in one jar.
     
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    I managed to do my heavy sealing last night with a tiny scalp massage as well. For the M/S I used SSI Aloe and Hibiscus leave-in with my diy Queen Shea blend and BM Grease. My hair should stay well moisturized for a few days at least.
     
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    It can def be used as a moisturizer. I actually use it to do my twists when my hair is dry.
     
  24. BeautifulRoots

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    Thanks!! Fingers crossed! Lol.
     
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    I haven’t but I do have Curls creme brule whipped curl cream. I’m worried that it won’t provide enough hold. Maybe I’ll try it on a weekend...
     
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    Can I still join in?

    I'd been following this thread since last year's challenge. And I've been completely convinced of the magnificence of Shea Butter. The last batch that I whipped was with coconut oil and olive oil infused with fenugreek/amla/brahmi.
     
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    I've never tried the curls one but love the edens body works one. I also the cantu has one that's pretty good but heard the edens smells better. U get I think 16 oz for 7.99.

    My wash and go usually lasts like 3 days but you can easily turn it into another style or rewet and add more product. It's super moisturizing too and your hair stays soft. I've also used conditioner and then topped it off with the edens body works with great results.

    I also like that if i get tired of waiting i can just pineapple it and take it out in the am without it messing up.
     
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    Of course you can come play!

    Bring your toys. If you don't have any, we have plenty of toys we can share with you. Just find a place on the mat and do you!

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    Hmmm.. my baggied braids are sticking to one another. Can't have that. I'm wondering if a slather of Shea butter might help.
     
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    My friend sent me a text as soon as she got back from Mali. There was no,"How was your trip?" greeting from me. And not even a, "Glad to know you got back safe and sound".

    The first thing "I" texted was, "Did you get my Shea butter?" :grin::grinwink:
     
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