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. icsonia22

    icsonia22 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you to everyone who helped me get my Shea butter consistency right. Adding more oil and whipping for a longer time did the trick. I've been using Shea for everything! I used it with my deep conditioner, on my scalp to prevent conditioner from getting on it and in my blown out hair. My hair feels so soft and moisturized.
     
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    ok dangit i'm in. I couldn't figure out how to use Shea because my hair looked dull but I guess whipping it is the way to make it work judging from the pictures posted. I have an unused tub I threw under the sink I was so frustrated. I do remember using about 2 tablespoonfuls of melted Shea butter in a cup of conditioner and had the softest hair ever so I'm ready to give it another try.
     
  3. Lita

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    Spritz hair with rose water,used NE Bringji leave in,applied Carrot Hair Cream on length..Used NE serum on scalp..Hair is super shiny & soft..

    •Carrot Cream has Shea butter in it..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
  4. ElevatedEnergy

    ElevatedEnergy Herbalist in Training

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    I wore my hair out alot last year, but this year I'm really putting these two magical components to the test. (Also adding in low manipulation). I have no doubt in my mind that my hair feets are about to sprint!
     
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    ElevatedEnergy Herbalist in Training

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    Yay! I'm glad it worked well for you...that Whipped Shea you made looks so goodt!

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    ElevatedEnergy Herbalist in Training

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    I said this in the 2018 thread but it's worth mentioning again: Shea Butter can be used in so many ways and has the ability to replace other products in your routine. For product minimalists like me, this was like a dream come true. I love when I can find something that can do multiple things as I'm not one who enjoys having multiple items just sitting around.

    I use it:
    1) To lay down my hair. The hair has to be wet for this, so I havent figured it out on straight hair yet...but my curly hair LIVES for this.

    2) As heat protection. I don't blowdry (roller set instead) & I never turn my flat iron higher than 320. Been doing this since last year & not a single strand of damage.

    3) As a deep conditioner. I like Shea Nut Oil for this as I feel it rinses out better. I can use this alone, but I like to add Herbal Tea Rinses (scalp health) and a rinse out conditioner (more slip)....but I could use the Shea Nut Oil alone & be satisfied.

    4) As a scalp treatment. Just discovered this. I was previously using an Ayurvedic Herbal Oil but mixed the two together and Bam! #Perfection

    5) Sealant with a leave in on wash day.

    6) And of course....whipped to the GAWDS and slathered on the strands. I rarely pair anything with it after wash day....outside of rose water or distilled water...and the water is only as needed.

    Shea holds it down for ya girl!

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  7. Chicoro

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  8. Chicoro

    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    @icsonia22 after her Shea butter application:

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  9. Lita

    Lita Well-Known Member

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    Ordered some Shea Nilotica Butter...
    My hair responds very well to East African Shea Nilotica Butter,can’t wait to mix it up in different products..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    I don't remember why Shea Shea and I parted ways years ago (might have been smell or the grease factor since I'm heavy-handed) but my hair instantly sighed with relief after the first application!
     
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    Even though I'm in my kinky twists, I've been trying to find little ways to incorporate she's into my life. I rub the butter between my hand and rub in on the the twists in the areas where my real hair begins, and right now I'm doing the baggy method with the shea, avurveda oil, and little bit of spritz to conduct the heat and help the strands absolutely rb the mixture.
     
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    Can you expand on this? How long do you leave it in? Do you use heat? Do you rinse it out after?
     
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    ElevatedEnergy Herbalist in Training

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    This is fairly new to my Shea Routine. I haven't played around with it much other than applying it to my scalp (like how we used to grease our scalp back in the day). I've used it twice now that way.

    I talked a bit more about my plans for it on Page 2: Post 41.

    I was trying to dupe this product:
    https://www.theinnatelife.co/products/normalscalptreatment

    They suggest applying their product on your scalp as a pre-poo treatment and leaving it in overnight. That's the next way I want to use it.

    Once a get a solid routine down for it, I'll update the thread....like I said before, I'm still experimenting.
     
  15. IDareT'sHair

    IDareT'sHair Not Hittin' Paynah

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    IKR?:giggle:
    You know I am the Combo-Queen!:infatuated:

    I dream of Combo's:sleep2:
     
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    I'm just trying to be like you and get the best use out of this big tub of ghanaian shea butter I have. Looking forward to more of these combos :alcoholics:
     
  17. Aggie

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    This afternoon I poured some herbal tea rinse over freshly clean, shampooed hair and scalp. I also M/S with Redken Anti Snap, Luster's SCurl Moisturizer and my diy SB and BM Grease. Hair is happy again.
     
  18. Chicoro

    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    Preparing the :walking:'hair feets' :walking:for the Shea 2019, 12- month dash!

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    Get those 'hair:walking: feets' wrapped up and protected for the journey!
     
  19. Chicoro

    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    I took out my braids tonight. They felt a little slimy. I keep them moist with water and coated with oil and shea butter + I put on my baggie concoction.

    No matted ends. My hair unraveled nicely and I de-clumped, removed all the shedded hairs and put my hair in bantu knots for the night. I will re-braid tomorrow morning and I may wash my hair this weekends.

    I don't feel any 'beaded' knots, at the end of any of my un-braided sections.
     
  20. Chicoro

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    For my hair, I have learned that I need to keep my moisture levels high: All.The.Time!

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    I try not to ever let my hair get 'thirsty', anymore and now keep it hydrated.

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    As a result, I don't have crunchy ends like I used to have. The goal is to avoid dryness. Even
    one day of dryness can set me back !

    Shea butter seals in all the moisture goodness. Water + Shea butter = a great combination!
     
  21. Chicoro

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    Are YOUR Hair Feets ready for the Shea Butter 12-Month Dash?

    Get warmed up
    and
    Get ready!


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  22. Chicoro

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    My Shea Butter 'Hair Length and Fullness Goals' for December 2019:

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    Just playing :look:... sort of...:);)
     
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    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    Who knows? With a bit of Shea love and attention, your 'hair feets'
    might just dance across the floor, too! ​

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    If you've failed or had some set-backs, don't give up. My hair is at a length that I have never seen it before. I thought I knew everything I needed to know about my own hair. Nope!

    Never give up on yourself or your hair.

    Shea butter is not only protecting my hair, it has solved hair problems that I just recently discovered.

    • Shea butter keeps my hair from unraveling, so all those hairs stay on my head instead of wrapping around the ends of my braid causing tangling and breakage. All that has stopped!
    • Shea butter lubricates my hair strands so even if I get tangles, they come apart with minimum friction and/or breakage.
    Little changes applied conscientiously, and consistently can pay dividends in 2019!
     
  25. BeautifulRoots

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    Loving these tips, I'm just here taking notes like:

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  26. Chicoro

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    Take them notes, and grow them :walking::walking: hair feets!
     
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    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    Weired Fact: Humans can become saponified like Shea butter :eek:

    Let me explain...

    Like Shea fat, human beings can also saponified, too! When human beings 'get soapy', it is referred to as adipocere. Certain specific conditions must be present. Women and children, due to having more fat in their bodies, are more likely to form adipocere than men. From the YouTube video: ADIPOCERE aka CORPSE WAX (Ask a Mortician)
     
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    If you put some shea butter on your edges/babyhairs before you wrap your hair at night, your edges will be laid down in the morning without that nasty, greasy look that edge control gives. Just a really natural looking smoothness that isn't hurting or breaking your hair, or clogging your follicles. :)
     
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    Today is wash day! did my rinses and a hard protein because I know I was due for one, DC with an oldie i just repurchase and slathered every inch on hair and scalp in my Shea hibiscus safflower mix and am air drying as we speak.
     
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    I've been wearing my hair in two canerows, with the ends pinned up. I undid them tonight to apply more Shea and rebraid. The braidout looked nice while it was loose. I may wear it out in a few days... if it doesn't rain. But I think the rain is coming so...
     

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