Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Chicoro, Dec 28, 2018.
@MizzBFly Welcome to the Shea made unicorn hall of fame!!
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I love this. Shea butter has taken my hair to a whole nother level. My hair is so much healthier and more nourished not to mention increased thickness and new strands growing in. I am Shea butter for life !!
some of this is a repost from the clay Ayurvedic thread but I had to show my Shea unicorns some love and the new batch of butter I whipped up. I used more oil (EVCO and EVOO) to Shea ratio this time and didn’t melt the Shea butter. While it whipped fluffy it did feel a little grainy but melted almost immediately to an oil when I rubbed in my hands.
so I had the flu and was sick for far too long. But I’m back and better than ever! And even more determined to continue to switch to a more natural lifestyle and more Ayurvedic products. I really want to try the Natty Moist leave in and her butter is Shea based but $$.
Last week I detangled my 2 week matter hair with melted Shea butter — come through!! washed and twisted with Shea butter. Took twists out and wore my hair in a Shea butter slicked bun for about five days. Using water + Shea butter + scarf to slick each day which resulted in baby soft hair with some fresh waves. Although it didn’t have the hold of gel - see end of day pic
Last night I did a bentonite clay hair mask to detox as it was the new moon. I’m going to be trying to match up m yregimen with the moon because lunar hair care is a thing I am incorporating more of. You can check out how defined it made my curls and impromptu lengthcheck on the video I posted here. slowly but surely I will make APL!!
So. Beautiful. Please teach me your ways. I need details girl details! on how to get this rollerset! Shea butter the ends onto the roller you say? Hmmm
Your hair is thick and gorgeous!
All this beautiful thick luscious healthy dark shiny hair !! Girl !!
more details on your regimen. Also how you got over the SL hurdle to grow to APL and beyond
Once you get deep into it, you'll find that your menstrual cycle will start synching up to the moon cycles. I almost always get my cycle near the Full Moon.
I posted some details a page or two back. I'll find the post numbers and update this post later with it.
But yesssssss....shea on the ends before rolling...my hair is still in the same low bantu knot bun from wash day and I can tell that it is STILL super moisturized. Queen Shea kicks butt and takes names. Mannnnn this stuff is like a miracle elixir. Just super hydrating from head to toe...in every nook and cranny of the body.
Congrats Newly Inducted Shea Unicorns!!!!
I love your personality!! Your video was so fun to watch! We have similar hair textures.
Wow!! You’re very pretty!
Ya girl has been slacking with the detangling again. *hangs head in shame* but then I remembered...
Have no fear! Shea butter is here!
Hmm... this recipe sounds lovey and is so interesting with the aloe (never thought it would mix)... did you use the fresh plant? I have pot of aloe growing now OR did you use store aloe with a preservative?
I used aloe Vera gel from the store. It has preservatives and Xantham.
How much shea do you ladies put on your hair. I wonder if I’m using enough.
A gob! I use as much as I feel my hair needs, which is usually a lot.
Awwww shucks thanks beautiful!! I’ve always been nervous posting about my hair but this forum and Shea butter has helped me so much and I’m in such a better place I want to tell everybody lol I agree we def have similar hair textures I’m always extra attentive when you post. It can be hard finding someone who matches. That clay mask always gives my hair life!
I had the same issue when I first started using Shea butter. I was scared of overdoing it esp because my strands are on the finer side. I suggest using on damp to mostly dry hair works best and use a little more than you think you should. Trust me you’ll feel it when you start to experience the Shea Slide and all your shed hairs start slipping out and your hair becomes smooth sleek and shiny.
Why do you recommend damp to mostly dry hair? I was going to try using it before gel for a wash and go. But for that to work my has to be soaking wet. Maybe I could wet my hair after I apply the shea...
As a fine-haired lady, I wait until my hair is damp also. The reason why is that Shea butter has a gumminess to it that can pull at my fine strands, especially at their weakest point, which is when my hair is soaking wet.
Now for a wash and go, I suggest using a leave-in conditioner to provide slip, then place your Shea concoction on top of that. Last product should be the gel. Works for me every time.
By the time I get to the Shea portion of a wash and go, my hair is damp anyway, but my curls are formed and clumped due to the leave-in. The Shea will maintain the moisture and the gel will maintain the curl.
I used to be light handed but I mentioned up thread these ladies encouraged me to “go hard or go home”... my hair is still so dang soft from when I posted that twistout up thread. Especially Near my roots/ new growth! Im mad I wasn’t doing it right all this time now I know the truth
So I'm fine haired AND low density yet I slather on a pea size (or larger) for the four sections of my hair. My hair sucks it in easily and don't leave my hair feeling greasy either.
Thanks. Now I have to decide which leave in to use. My tried and true KCKT or the CURLS leave in that I just bought.
Yep what she said
I never used Curls, but KCKT is awesome and works well with Shea.
Further proof my current shea mix is the best thing ever: DD1 was sick over the last week and I hadn't touched her hair. Thursday she was feeling well enough for me to do her hair. It had been in a neglected bun all week yet it was still super soft and moisturized! I thought it was gonna be dried out. I used to think shea was too heavy for her fine strands but I just needed a different consistency all this time.
I was talking to my mother on FaceTime a couple of days ago. She has almost ZERO interest in hair. During our conversation I was getting ready for bed. So, I removed the plastic baggie and the nylon tie from around my ponytail. Then, I separated and stretched the first braid from the other braids.
She said, "Wow, Your hair is long!"
I blinked in confusion because she never mentions hair. I wasn't sure if she were talking to me or not. Time to do a mini- celebration dance. If my mother noticed, it must be getting longer!
My favorite picture, in this entire thread thus far, is that one with the little, right hand of your baby, resting on the furniture. Every time you post, I think about that picture.
The first summer I started using Shea, I had the luxury of being able to re-do my braids every day, in the month of August. Every day I would slather on globs of Shea butter. The leather headrest of the rental car was greasy, but it won't be cracking anytime soon. I put Shea butter on my hair from root to tip. I got so many compliments about my hair. Men and women were coming up to me.
All this to say, don't be afraid to dip yourself from head to toe in the oils of Queen Shea.