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

    16 vote(s)
    9.4%
  2. Collar bone length

    11 vote(s)
    6.4%
  3. Armpit length

    17 vote(s)
    9.9%
  4. Between armpit and bra strap length

    34 vote(s)
    19.9%
  5. Bra strap length

    27 vote(s)
    15.8%
  6. Between bra strap and waist length

    24 vote(s)
    14.0%
  7. Waist length

    35 vote(s)
    20.5%
  8. Whip length

    12 vote(s)
    7.0%
  9. Hip length

    9 vote(s)
    5.3%
  10. Tailbone length

    17 vote(s)
    9.9%
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  1. ElevatedEnergy

    ElevatedEnergy Rooted Yet Flowing

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    Hair is Shea'd up and twisted waiting to be washed. I'm finding that I can skip pre-poo'ing since my hair is usually full of Shea butter and deep conditioner anyway. Queen Shea will have you cutting corners/products just holding it down with her bad self!

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    Think it's going to be a hair spa weekend. It's cold outside and I have no plans on leaving the house, so I may wash & roller set....but then again, I have a new book I wanna dive into & relax with. Decisions, decisions!
     
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    water_n_oil Well-Known Member

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    Set my wng today with Mane Choice 3-in-1, whipped shea, and Wetline gel.
     
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    Time for me to at least poke my head in the door!

    I've been whipping shea butter and using it on my skin for more than 5 years. I started using it in my hair, mostly to seal the ends. But I am so greedy for shea, and I can't get enough. I find myself scooping a bit out of a jar, rubbing it in my hands and then running it through my hair, randomly. Then I started using it on my edges. My latest use is to 'butter ' (as opposed to grease) my scalp and hair and baggy overnight as a pre-poo. Am I gaining inches? I might if I could stay away from scissors. This year, I will make an effort to be more consistent in my use of shea, and actually try to aquire more length.
     
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    Made a batch today containing shea butter, cocoa butter, grapeseed oil, olive oil and Amazing Grace fragrance oil. I spritzed my mini twists with water and sealed with my new mix. Then I put my hair into four Bantu knots.
     
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    This week has been super busy. Mid-week I took my hair down, and re-styled, just some Dutch braids....they’re looking very frizzy and poofy. I’m Kinda nervous about tangles, but hopefully my butters helped me hold it down. Two more days until wash day.

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    Next wash I think I'll melt down some shea so that it goes on like an oil. I wish there was a good way to keep shea in its melted state besides I guess buying shea nut oil.
     
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    Question: what form is your cocoa butter in? I have a canister of cocoa butter wafers and I would like to do a shea blend that incorporates them but am not sure if they will blend well without me melting them down first. Looking for experiences (did you melt, did you not, was it a hunk of cocoa butter vs wafers or....I've seen another form but can't remember what....like granules or something like that). :scratchchin:
     
  8. LivingInPeace

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    I have a two pound block of cocoa butter that I cut up and melt with my Shea.
     
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    Got it. Thanks for the quick reply!
     
  10. fluffyforever

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    Tomorrow is wash day and I'm looking forward to moisturizing with my shea whip the most.
     
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    Earlier today, I wet the top of my head and spread some Shea on my exposed roots. After a long day out with my nieces, tonight I wet my ends and layered on some Shea butter mix before pinning them back up, and tying up for bed.
     
  12. Chicoro

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    I've mentioned before up thread that I keep being gifted with Shea butter. On Saturday I attended my friend's workshop. Of course my interaction and conversation with someone invariably turned to hair and Shea butter. She asked, "Oh you like Shea butter? I have a huge container at home I will give you some!" Like the 2 women before she was from Mali, too!
     
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  13. ItsMeLilLucky

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    Here’s the picture lol
    Left is December 29th, right is yesterday.
     

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    Shea'd up for the next few days.

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    Yesterday, I washed & roller set. Once the set was dry, I lubed it up with Whipped Shea Butter then put my hair up in a high top knot with a faux bun.

    Today, I applied a little bit more Shea around my hairline and nape as it helps to lay it down flatter.

    When I take this top knot down in a few days, I'm thinking I'll get Shea'd up again and transition the style into a crown braid. The Whipped Shea Butter I'm currently using is fragranced with Jean Paul Gaultier oil. This stuff smells like heaven & I cant seem to keep my hands out of it. :2inlove:
     
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    I don't think there is any way to blend cocoa butter into shea without melting it. I have seen people melt the cocoa and beat in unmelted shea.
     
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    I have to shout out to my Shea Sister @Chicoro. She sent me a pm about a salon in my area. My girl is 6,000 miles away, yet she found me someone in my backyard. :2inlove:

    I went and the stylist assessed my hair and gave me some suggestions. I'll be wearing wigs indefinitely and keeping my hair cornrowed. She said that the synthetic hair was breaking my hair off. My reggie will be to shampoo, condition, and steam every three weeks while using Shea butter and the oil I bought from the salon. inCollage_20190202_064018980-960x960.jpg
     
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    When I first installed my mini braids, my ends were limp and bushy. Now after a week of moisturizing and lathering with SB, my ends look 100 times better and now sport springy corkscrew curls!
     
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  19. Chicoro

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    This is what I do!
     
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    There are so many success stories and 'instant' improvement already. I can just imagine the MAGIC that's going to start happening in March 2019!
     
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    So my scalp would not permit me to stretch washing any further, so I washed today.

    I was feeling pretty good today, so I used one of my “down” passes (I give myself 3 each year). I didn’t have it completely down, but I had two ponytails on either side not braided or anything just out.

    I was nervous about my hair snagging, since it snags on literally everything if it’s comepletely down and out. I made sure to wear my actual work shirt which is some type of polyester/satin combination, so my hair wouldn’t catch on it.

    Something came over me to just run a bit of Shea Butter over my length before leaving the house. I picked up a small 2 oz can from Walgreens since they had a few in stock. Soooooo glad I did. It was considerably humid today, so the butter kind of acted like a buffer, and kept my hair extremely soft and moisturized while it was down. It wasn’t wet, but my hair felt cool and what I can only describe as very very slightly damp. No snagging, no pulling, and my hair had plenty of bounce and swing in it.

    To top it all off, I got quite a few compliments as well. Few of them were, “oh my goodness, your hair looks nice down!” Or, “ I didn’t think your hair was long, it’s always up!”

    I even let a nice lady touch my hair! Since she asked BEFORE trying to touch it. Really feeling myself today. But it’s back to ‘bidness! Put my hair up in 4 chunky twists and Bantu knotted them up.
     
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    Your hair looks great!
     
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    I haven't received this yet, but it's coming to me soon as it is already in the hands of my friend, from whom I'll go and pick it up.

    When I was in Paris this weekend to support a friend, I met someone. She was so sweet. She was like, "I got a giant amount of Shea butter at home, from Mali. I'll scoop some out of my stash and give you some." Here's my 'scooped' amount from her stash. I love the label.

    Look at Flany and Mariam!

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    With the 1 kg from 'Flany and Mariam', that will put me my stash at approximately 4 kilograms. That's about 8.8 pounds, or about 9 pounds of Shea butter. None of which I paid for. All of which was gifted to me. Guess what I'm going to do with it? Probably give most of it away in the form of Whipped Shea Butter to someone who will need it to nurse their beautiful afro-textured hair back to health!
     
  25. VictoriousBrownFlower

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    I like ur style.... Pay it forward!!! I bet you;ll get 1 kilo for every kilo u give.... That's karma!!!!
     
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    It turned out GREAT! Like pillows! I'm in love IMG_2094.JPG IMG_2095.JPG IMG_2096.JPG
     
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    Crop to resize then it should work;)
     
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    Beautiful!! I love your hair! Your post reminds me that I need a new hairstylist too because I’m overdue for a trim and a proper length check.
     
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    Thanks ladies.
     
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