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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 5.6%
  • Armpit length

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

    Votes: 36 20.3%
  • Bra strap length

    Votes: 28 15.8%
  • Between bra strap and waist length

    Votes: 24 13.6%
  • Waist length

    Votes: 35 19.8%
  • Whip length

    Votes: 12 6.8%
  • Hip length

    Votes: 10 5.6%
  • Tailbone length

    Votes: 18 10.2%

  • Total voters
    177

SunkissedLife

basking in the sun
Inspired by @SunkissedLife ,
Do you have a Shea-lo (pronounced Shea low) around your head? Take a picture and see if you can capture the glow from your Shea - lo ! Hair is your crowing glory, so it would only make sense that Shea butter is out here creating halos of emitted light around our afro-textured heads.











Sidenote: I wish the snatched body came AUTOMATICALLY with the Shea - lo!


GLOW SHEA BUTTER BABIES GLOW

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 !!
 

SunkissedLife

basking in the sun
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!! :gorgeous:
 

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SunkissedLife

basking in the sun
Fresh Roller Set: I put Shea Oil on my ends only while DC'ing. I didnt rinse it out & used it as a leave in. My ends turned out so smooth after removing the rollers.

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And of course, I put more Whipped Shea all over and smoothed it into a ponytail.

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Gotta remember to keep putting the Shea Oil on my ends before setting. It actually made my ends stick to the roller better plus they feel so goodt!

*excuse any residue. I did an Ayurvedic Treatment as a prewash and apparently didnt get it all out. LOL*

YASSSSSSSSSSS
:love4:
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
:worship2:
 

SunkissedLife

basking in the sun
Shea Butter update.
So I've been wearing two strand twists since January 12 until Feb 15th. I slathered shea butter on at night. Well I took out the twists, washed and conditioned and blow dried with Revair. My hair feels so moisturized and strong.
Looks very shiny and black.
I did do a Hennindigo Dec 30th but the color wasn't this vibrant and even when i do
a henna and indigo 2 step it wasn't this dark.

I swear this is a shea butter color and shine
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All this beautiful thick luscious healthy dark shiny hair !! Girl !!
:eek:
more details on your regimen. Also how you got over the SL hurdle to grow to APL and beyond
 

ElevatedEnergy

Rooted Yet Flowing
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!! :gorgeous:

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.
 

ElevatedEnergy

Rooted Yet Flowing
YASSSSSSSSSSS
:love4:
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
:worship2:

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. :lachen:
 

caribeandiva

Human being
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!! :gorgeous:
I love your personality!! Your video was so fun to watch! We have similar hair textures.
 

SunkissedLife

basking in the sun
I love your personality!! Your video was so fun to watch! We have similar hair textures.

:blush2: 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!
 

SunkissedLife

basking in the sun
How much shea do you ladies put on your hair. I wonder if I’m using enough.

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.
 

GettingKinky

Well-Known Member
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...
 

keranikki

Natural, 3abc/4a, Fine, medium density
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.
 

MizzBFly

Well-Known Member
How much shea do you ladies put on your hair. I wonder if I’m using enough.
I used to be light handed but I mentioned up thread these ladies encouraged me to “go hard or go home”:lachen:... 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 :cry3:now I know the truth:cool:
 

GettingKinky

Well-Known Member
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.

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.
 

water_n_oil

Well-Known Member
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.
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
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!

 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
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.

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.
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
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.
 
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