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Shea Growth And Retention Regimen 2019

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

  • Top of shoulder length

    Votes: 18 10.2%
  • Collar bone length

    Votes: 10 5.7%
  • Armpit length

    Votes: 18 10.2%
  • Between armpit and bra strap length

    Votes: 35 19.9%
  • Bra strap length

    Votes: 28 15.9%
  • Between bra strap and waist length

    Votes: 24 13.6%
  • Waist length

    Votes: 35 19.9%
  • Whip length

    Votes: 12 6.8%
  • Hip length

    Votes: 10 5.7%
  • Tailbone length

    Votes: 18 10.2%

  • Total voters
    176

WaistLengthDreams

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Queen Shea in Ivory form...



Plus homemade Coffee Oil



After straining the beans out. They are so pretty.



Melted it all down.



Added this fragrance oil



Stuck it in my freezer for an hour, then whipped whipped whipped!!!!
That's beautiful! :love::love::love: So smooth and creamy... Now, I see why you were so excited to make this. And the coffee oil didn't darken it too much.
 

sissimpson

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caribeandiva

Human being

ElevatedEnergy

Rooted Yet Flowing


@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:

When I scooped some towards the bottom, it looked like Vanilla Bean ice cream from the leftover coffee!


That's beautiful! :love::love::love: So smooth and creamy... Now, I see why you were so excited to make this. And the coffee oil didn't darken it too much.
Thank you! It feels so good too!

LE GORGEOUS!
Thank you!
Shea porn at its finest!! :lick:
Shoooooooot, I needed me a cigarette after whipping that up. J/K...I dont smoke cigarettes. Lol

@ElevatedEnergy omg, I swear I almost drooled. What a beautiful mix. Did you do 50:50 for the shea and oil?

Thank you & yes, I used half Shea...half oil.
 

Sarabellam

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One more victory for queen Shea:

I had a weird patch of dry skin on the my hand (not palm). It almost seemed like 30+ tiny areas of dry rough almost peeling skin.

I was barely using Shea butter during this 2 week period because I was running low. I finally went back to my normal use which meant my hands got all the lovin’ from the excess Shea butter. The dry skin cleared up 99.9% in 2 days.
 

MizzBFly

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GGsKin

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Washed my hair yesterday, using the prepoo shared by @ElevatedEnergy, and a DIY clay mix. Last night, after using a small and diluted amount of CRN Coconut Water leave-in, I heavily smoothed my Shea mix from root to tip and installed some twists. I used a little gel on my roots and ends for hold. This morning my hair feels shea'd up, nourished and soft.
 

ElevatedEnergy

Rooted Yet Flowing
Washed my hair yesterday, using the prepoo shared by @ElevatedEnergy, and a DIY clay mix. Last night, after using a small and diluted amount of CRN Coconut Water leave-in, I heavily smoothed my Shea mix from root to tip and installed some twists. I used a little gel on my roots and ends for hold. This morning my hair feels shea'd up, nourished and soft.
Yay, I'm hoping it helps turn your crown around! I'll be doing a treatment in the spring. It will be time for some strengthening, so I'll use a bit of my Ayurvedic Balancing Powder blend, mixing it with some herbal tea....then using all the ingredients from the recipe I shared with you. DIY always gets me so excited!
 

ElevatedEnergy

Rooted Yet Flowing
I shared these in the Roller Setting thread, but I'll squeeze them in here too.

I roller set on my last wash day. I wore it in a Shea'd up twisted top knot for a few days.

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Then I've been wearing it down since then. The weather has been so nice here, that I havent felt like putting it up.

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It's 10 days old, but still holding on thanks to Queen Shea. I can easily go another 2 weeks...but I'm itching to use my new Coffee Shea blend. I may wash this weekend so I can dip into it!
 

ElevatedEnergy

Rooted Yet Flowing
I first read it upthread but have no idea about the process, I’ll google to see the method. Any outside tips for the boil method novice & how long do you boil for Shea? Please and thank you :hugxplode:

I usually measure everything on my food scale first, placing the Shea in a large heat safe bowl. The pot I use is even bigger so the 1st bowl can fit inside.

I bring some water in a pot to a rolling bowl. Turn the heat down to low then place the bowl with the Shea inside. There is no specific amount of time because it depends on how much steam is heating the bowl with the Shea in it, so I just stay near the stovetop and stir the butter around until it's all melted down. If I had to guess...I would say around 8 minutes...thats just a guess though.
 

PlanetCybertron

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That looks yummy! Do tell on your process and ingredients. We need the details!
I started with some Cupuaçu butter. About 1-2 oz. I also ordered some Shea Butter chips (quarter sized, about 1-2 oz total), in the mix as well, brought them to a slow simmer in a ceramic pot, and had them cool to where the mixture was still in its liquid form, but hadn’t solidified back yet.

Took some fresh organic steel cut oats (2 cups worth), and hand squeezed all of the milk from them. Yielded about a pint worth of oat milk, saved the oats for later.

I was wanting to see if I could make some sort of natural emulsion without having to use like BTMS, or having to buy Lecithin (since that’s about as natural of an emulsifier as you can get). I wanted the water in the oat milk to be suspended in the Butter without separating too much.

So I had an idea that has worked so far. There’s that sticky/waxy part of the oat milk that forms when you let it settle, so I strained that out and mixed it with the butter first, put it back over the stove for like 5 mins, cooled it down, then added the rest of the oat milk/water solution to the butter base, and reheated it one more time for 10 mins and gently stirred.

I let it cool at room temperature, shook it really well for like 30 seconds, and refrigerated it.

I took that picture this morning after taking it from the fridge and letting it warm up to room temperature to see if it worked. Worked perfectly! The waxy part of the strained oats works similarly to a natural emulsifier and keeps the water and butter mixed together. Not sure for how long, but if it starts to separate over the next day or two I’ll just shake and refrigerate again.

For Application I just take a bit of it in a small jar, and pour it all over my head in the shower as the very last step of a wash routine, or I’ll also plan to use it as a stand alone rinse. Extremely cooling and anti-inflammatory. It’s about 2pm here and so far my scalp feels very happy. I also let it get all over my skin since I have small bouts of eczema from time to time. I’m doubling up on another batch and will make about a gallon of this stuff to freeze and thaw as needed.
 
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ElevatedEnergy

Rooted Yet Flowing
I started with some Cupuaçu butter. About 1-2 oz. I also ordered some Shea Butter chips (quarter sized, about 1-2 oz total), in the mix as well, brought them to a slow simmer in a ceramic pot, and had them cool to where the mixture was still in its liquid form, but hadn’t solidified back yet.

Took some fresh organic steel cut oats (2 cups worth), and hand squeezed all of the milk from them. Yielded about a pint worth of oat milk, saved the oats for later.

I was wanting to see if I could make some sort of natural emulsion without having to use like BTMS, or having to buy Lecithin (since that’s about as natural of an emulsifier as you can get). I wanted the water in the oat milk to be suspended in the Butter without separating too much.

So I had an idea that has worked so far. There’s that sticky/waxy part of the oat milk that forms when you let it settle, so I strained that out and mixed it with the butter first, put it back over the stove for like 5 mins, cooled it down, then added the rest of the oat milk/water solution to the butter base, and reheated it one more time for 10 mins and gently stirred.

I let it cool at room temperature, shook it really well for like 30 seconds, and refrigerated it.

I took that picture this morning after taking it from the fridge and letting it warm up to room temperature to see if it worked. Worked perfectly! The waxy part of the strained oats works similarly to a natural emulsifier and keeps the water and butter mixed together. Not sure for how long, but if it starts to separate over the next day or two I’ll just shake and refrigerate again.

For Application I just take a bit of it in a small jar, and pour it all over my head in the shower as the very last step of a wash routine, or I’ll also plan to use it as a stand alone rinse. Extremely cooling and anti-inflammatory. It’s about 2pm here and so far my scalp feels very happy. I also let it get all over my skin since I have small bouts of eczema from time to time. I’m doubling up on another batch and will make about a gallon of this stuff to freeze and thaw as needed.
Excellent notes and great thinking on your feet about a natural emulsion. Another option too that may be less work (who doesnt love a good short cut?!) would be while you are melting down your Shea, add a a dallop of creamed honey to melt down with it. Once melted and the Oatmilk has been combined, stick all of it in the freezer for around 10 minutes so the honey/shea will start to crystallize. Then whip it. It should stay emulsified for a full day. Beeswax would make it stay even longer (a few days) but I hate working with beeswax & it sticks to the hair like glue. (Well my hair at least)

I really hopes this provides soothing to your scalp. Scalp issues are no joke!
 
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