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)
    8.3%
  2. Collar bone length

    6 vote(s)
    5.0%
  3. Armpit length

    11 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. Between armpit and bra strap length

    24 vote(s)
    19.8%
  5. Bra strap length

    21 vote(s)
    17.4%
  6. Between bra strap and waist length

    16 vote(s)
    13.2%
  7. Waist length

    28 vote(s)
    23.1%
  8. Whip length

    6 vote(s)
    5.0%
  9. Hip length

    8 vote(s)
    6.6%
  10. Tailbone length

    13 vote(s)
    10.7%
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  1. blazingbeauty

    blazingbeauty Well-Known Member

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    Washed my hair on my day off. Sealed with my shea butter mix, which got my ends under control thank God. I’ve only got one more good use out of my shea container before I have to lay it to rest. Pray for me.
     
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    yes I edited the original post! lol
     
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    what fragrances are your favourite? and where are you buying them from?
     
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    Less Shedding at Work (This sounds weird, but it's my actual situation.)

    I'm the only person at my job with afro-textured hair. When I first started there, I would see my coiled hair all over the floor, every where. Since using Shea butter, I'm shedding no more. I may see 1 or 2 hairs every now and then. Before, it was every day that there'd be some fallen afro textured hair 'looking' up at me from the floor.
     
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    I took my braids out, washed my hair, and used whipped shea butter as my leave-in. I heavily coated my hair with the shea butter while it was soaking wet. It's been 4 days and my hair is still soft and moisturized.

    And I'm running low on my last mix so I'm already brainstorming on what my next mix will be. This last one was Ayurvedic (amla brahmi fenugreek infused olive oil, coconut oil and castor oil). I definitely want to try melting it like ElevatedEnergy shared in her recipe. I usually just whip it until fluffy, but I still get lumps here and there. Also, I'm thinking maybe using just avocado oil or grapeseed oil next time... we'll see.
     
  7. ElevatedEnergy

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    I've been really into perfume/cologne dupes lately. I'm currently using a fragrance oil that dupes the cologne Jean Paul Gaultier at the moment. I purchased this one online from Bulk Apothecary.
     
  8. Chicoro

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    I'm thinking about doing this, too. I make my butter when I've completely run out so I need it immediately. If I plan and make it today while I've got some more left over, I can take the time to melt it and freeze it. I too still get some lumps in my stuff. I don't get the little balls, but I get large clumps.

    This weekend I get to buy some more coffee beans and sunflower seed oil, IN BUDGET! Yes!
     
  9. ElevatedEnergy

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    @Chicoro @WaistLengthDreams
    Yep, thats the reason why I started melting my Shea down. I wasnt feeling those leftover lumps. I would sometimes put the butter through a mesh strainer to get most lumps out, but there would still be some leftover. I was like nah, son. Melting it is!
     
  10. sissimpson

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    I opened a bottle of hemp oil to make a butter for my niece. Opened, hemp oil doesn't last a long time, so I need to use it. I'm making some give-aways for a prayer conference next weekend. It's a great oil, not really greasy. I think I'll mix it with some shea, now what for fragrance?????????????
     
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    Could someone move that lovely ‘sheaporn’ video from last year to this board?
     
  13. Chicoro

    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    Which video are you referencing? Which post # please?
     
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    That sounds awesome!

    My shedding is always ridiculous. I realize it’s a normal amount for my personal health, but it’s still.... a lot. It doesn’t really come out on it’s own, so every few days I’m just gently easing out small tufts of shed hair.
     
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    Still not able to find anything for my scalp flare ups. I’ve tried an ACV and WWV rinse, doesn’t last more than a few hours. Tried peppermint extract diluted down, doesn’t last that long either. My medicated shampoo doesn’t do much for protecting my scalp against pollen. Mostly just cleansing it.

    Running out of ideas. My scalp feels like someone struck a match on it. Ugh!
     
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    I couldn’t find the post but I will search again. I’m referring to the one the woman massages that gorgeous bar of Shea butter, and then slices it into pieces!
     
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    I use homemade Oatmilk for my son's eczema flare ups. It's very cleansing but also very soothing.

    To make it: soak some steel cut oats overnight in some water. Pour the mixture in a knee high and squeeze until all the milk has been removed from the oats. Pour the milk in a bottle with a spout and put it directly on your scalp. Let it sit for an hour or up to overnight. Shampoo & Condition as normal. It may also be helpful to use shampoo with salicylic acid in it. Elucence Volume Clarifying shampoo is my favorite for that.

    HTH

    *If you have any leftover oatmilk, you can freeze it.
     
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    Got some melted Queen Shea & Coffee oil ready to be whipped. Why am I excited though?!
     
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  19. Chicoro

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    I was JUST 'bout to post and ask you some questions.


    @ElevatedEnergy ,

    So tell us...why are you excited, though?
     
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    I made a second batch of my shea butter blend!
     
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    @ElevatedEnergy ,

    Question:

    When you select coffee, do you look at the intensity?

    I'm trying to make me some
    Vibranium First Level Coffee Shea Butter Mix!

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    The highest intensity I found, in whole coffee beans, was No. 7 level and that is what I bought. I've seen up to level 11 but they had that ground up and in them little capsule things. Nerp, can't be bothered with that.

    AND, I saw that this coffee I bought was considered to be 'fruity and chocolate like'. I just may add some chocolate powder to my oil. I'd hate to mess up things, though.

    Let me tell you, I went all over town and begged for some old, left over coffee beans that were in a display in a health food store. Somebody told me today, "Ahm, you can get coffee beans in any store. Just find the coffee, and the whole beans should be next to it."

    Gosh dog it, the person was right. I tell you, if you don't ask the right questions, you miss things right in front of you. I went to the regular grocery store and was there about 15 minutes. I was sniffing and holding bags of coffee beans to my nose. I sniffed, kept my nose on the bag, while I continued to scour the shelves for the elusive Level 11 whole coffee beans. It were as if I was holding the bag under my nose like one does with a tissue, trying to catch anything before it comes out of your runny nose. I did not care. I was on a COFFEE HUNT for my SHEA MIX!

    This is what I decided on. It was about 3.50 and I loved that
    it is fruity and chocolatey.

    The intensity is LEVEL 7 out of 11.
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    This particular brand goes up to Intensity Level 9 but I couldn't
    find the Indonesian at 8, or the Papua New Guinea at 9 types
    in the store. I went with the Intensity 7.
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    This is the back of the box with the 'Aromatic Profile'.
    I think the 3rd row with the word 'Corps' at level
    7 is related to the intensity. Below the little numbers,
    at the bottom is defines Corps as:

    The general balance of the sensations of the combined
    taste and smell factors.
    CoffeeIntensityC.JPG

    I don't drink coffee so this is all new to me. My whole modus operandi and ONLY reason for dealing with coffee in the first place is to mix down some infused coffee oil for my Shea butter!

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    Am I Shea obsessed? ABSOLUTELY!
     
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  22. Chicoro

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    Questions:
    • What did you put in it?
    • And, what is the texture like?
    • Did it come out the way you wanted it to come out?
    • How are you using it?
      • For you hair only?
      • For your body?
     
  23. Chicoro

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    With your consistent photo documentation, you can actually count the # of hairs that are dropping in length for you each month. Amazing documentation.
     
  24. ElevatedEnergy

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    Queen Shea in Ivory form...

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    Plus homemade Coffee Oil

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    After straining the beans out. They are so pretty.

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    Melted it all down.

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    Added this fragrance oil

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    Stuck it in my freezer for an hour, then whipped whipped whipped!!!!

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    • What did you put in it? shea butter, coconut oil, castor oil, aragan oil, alma oil and avocado oil (I just eyeball the amounts)
    • And, what is the texture like? looks like yummy pudding or cake butter
    • Did it come out the way you wanted it to come out? Yes, I use an electric mixer to first soften the shea butter and then slowly pour the oils back in the mix. I store the extra (the bowl) in the fridge and just re-fill my smaller containers, as needed.
    • How are you using it? I've only been using this for one month now, and it has transformed my hair! My hair is super soft, finger detangling (especially removing shed hair) is a breeze now, and my ends are recovering. I feel more confident that I'll make my hair goals.
      • For you hair only? Yes, for now.
      • For your body?I might start using on my feet to prepare for sandal season!
      Here are some photos!
     

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  26. ElevatedEnergy

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    @Chicoro I've never looked at the intensity number. I usually get the same store brand Dark Roasted Arabica Coffee Beans. I need to purchase some more beans for my next batch so when I do, I will post what is on the label.
     
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    That looks sooo YUMMY, EDIBLE and DELICIOUS!

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    Gimme that right now!
     
  28. Chicoro

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    Look at you! Like your in a formal laboratory formulating your product! You're another one:

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  29. Chicoro

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    Don't have me up here waiting now...I'm just playing... sort of... :look:
     
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    @ElevatedEnergy got the camera ALL UP in the Shea butter's little face and space! That looks better than handmade ice cream. Put that on a cone and I'd be like:

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