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)
    8.6%
  2. Collar bone length

    6 vote(s)
    5.2%
  3. Armpit length

    11 vote(s)
    9.5%
  4. Between armpit and bra strap length

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

    17 vote(s)
    14.7%
  6. Between bra strap and waist length

    16 vote(s)
    13.8%
  7. Waist length

    26 vote(s)
    22.4%
  8. Whip length

    6 vote(s)
    5.2%
  9. Hip length

    7 vote(s)
    6.0%
  10. Tailbone length

    11 vote(s)
    9.5%
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  1. water_n_oil

    water_n_oil Well-Known Member

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    Aww, thanks. That's my little shadow lol. Loving just shea for both my girls lately. Don't even need a leave in underneath anymore though sometimes I'll still use one.
     
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    water_n_oil Well-Known Member

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    Isn't that the best? Reminds me of when I started locs. My mom wasn't cool with the idea at all but as I took care of them she grew to love them and even wanted me to start a set on her hair once it grew back after chemo. Unfortunately she passed but it's still a memory I love and I so would have had her locs on point.
     
  3. Chicoro

    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry for the loss of your mother, @water_n_oil . Thank you for sharing your story with us.
     
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    I usually put a finger tip amount on each section of hair to seal in moisture.
     
  5. TamaraShaniece

    TamaraShaniece Ayurvedic Life

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    What about wearing a fancy or wide headband??
     
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  8. Chicoro

    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    I tried to hold back because I know that classic length reveal is coming in Fall, but...I just couldn't wait.



    I, Chicoro, nominate and induct @ElevatedEnergy into the Shea Made Hair Hall of Fame, this 10th day of March 2019. Outted in post #1206 showing that beautiful rollerset. Congratulations!


    @caribeandiva , please do your thing!
     
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    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    I, Chicoro, nominate and induct @SunkissedLife into the Shea Made Hair Unicorn Hall of Fame, this 10th day of March, 2019. Outted in post #1233 along with a video showing popping curls. Congratulations!

    @caribeandiva , do your thing please!
     
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  10. caribeandiva

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    That’s how I felt about my 2 strand twist. I figured if I swoop my edges, wear a wide enough headband or a fancy one, it’ll take away from my raggedy looking twist.

    Not gonna lie, I wear the slap cap over my twist 98% of the time. Lol
     
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    Congratulations!! *happy dance*
     
  13. mzteaze

    mzteaze Pilates and Yoga Kinda Gal

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    @ElevatedEnergy - I hope this isn't a crazy question, but, I bought a shampoo that is super simple based on the ingredients and would love to recreate it. The ingredients are literally : black soap, water, Shea butter and vegetable glycerin plus essential oil.

    I'm confident that I could come up with a recipe but is there anything special needed to keep the Shea butter suspended in the solution?
     
  14. keranikki

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    That sounds dope! I'm interested too!
     
  15. Lita

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    I’m still going strong using Shea Butter & Shea Butter based products..Hair is thriving..Thank you Father God for blessing the earth with Shea Butter..YEP!

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
  16. ElevatedEnergy

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    @mzteaze Maybe some type of gum? Guar Gum or Xanthan Gum perhaps?

    When I was using a DIY Black soap shampoo, I would just use oils in the mix and shake it up before each use. I know that wouldn't work if a butter was in the mix though. Keep me updated!
     
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  17. ElevatedEnergy

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    Awwwwwww

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    Maybe you could use this as a base and swap the Castile soap for black soap
     
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    +1 to everything she said. Also I loooove KCKT - It’s my holy grail leave in and I can testify it works great with Shea butter. Your strands will be doing the happy dance
     
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    This is my favorite mix as well. Shea and olive oil with a drop of fragrance gives a nice light butter that I can use everyday all over.
     
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    From the crown of my head to the soles of my feet!!

    My Shea butter mix has been keeping dry skin away all winter. My skin is so soft and my muscles feel so good after massaging in that butter. As an added the lavender essential oil I use smells wonderful and helps me get the best sleep. I always keep an extra jar for use on my body. Ladies if you not using Shea butter on your body what is you doin boo?!
     
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    Recipe for DIY Shea Moisturizer/Lotion/Conditioner. Super simple with only 3 ingredients.

    90 grams Distilled Water (I put some herbs in my water)
    7 grams Shea Butter
    3 grams BTMS 50

    Warm up in a water bath seperating your liquid from your oils

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    Once oil phase is melted combine with water and blend with an immersion blender

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    As it cools, it will thicken up so I keep checking and blending every 30 mins or so until it gets to a consistency I like

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    Preservatives are recommended to extend the shelf life and to keep the nasties away so use whatever suits your fancy. I plan on storing this in the fridge and using it up within a week, so I didnt add one.


    I used it as a moisturizer today. I plan on using the rest up as a base for a prepoo/DC.
     
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    Sounds similar to a mix I used to use but instead of shea I did sweet almond oil and avocado oil. I'd probably opt for shea nut oil vs the melted butter in this case. A gum can work to blend the oils and water component but it'll also thicken the mixture and take away from the lather.
     
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    Shea Butter Bantu Knot out:
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    Deep conditioned with Deva Curl Melt into Moisture Mask, left some of it in so I could skip the leave in process because I wanted this style to be as light weight as possible. While my hair was about half way damp, I applied Shea Butter from root to tip and did six Bantu knots for some big barrel curls. Not disappointed. :drunk::drunk:
     
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    I’m wearing a shea butter braidout today. I used perm rods on the ends because they are a bit scraggly. I think I needed to use even more shea. I’ll add more tonight. :)
     
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    I used up some shea on my ends last night and hair feels awesome right now...so soft too.
     
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    Uh oh...sounds like you are low on your Shea supply. That would mean you got what, only about 80 kilos left at the house?

    How it looks when @Aggie is low on supplies:

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    Ya'll, @Aggie be STOCKED!

     
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    FACTS! :lachen:
     
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    :lachen: :rofl:

    This is so funny but so true too. I can't even tell a lie :giggle:
     
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