Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Chicoro, Dec 28, 2018.
It looks like the texture of your hair is changing. Is that happening?
Not bad @caribeandiva. Not bad at all. Keep it up.
So I've been lurking in this thread since the beginning of the year. Rather, since the tail end of last year. You guys have been making great pressures progress and so I thought that I'd give shea one last chance. I've managed to get it to use it without it making my hair feel like, straw, but it must have a layer of oil underneath. Right now I've been using LCOB.
I usually use broccoli seed oil in my hair. I love it, but the price went from being ridiculously expensive to the product being out of stock. In my desperation to nurse the little that I have left, I've found shea along with whatever oil to be a decent substitute.
I'm allowing myself to be very heavy handed with it. I'm getting some lik stains on things, but not as badly as when I use castor oil. Detangling has been great! I'm hoping that it's helping to improve my retention by giving my ends the love and protection that they need.
I'm attaching a picture of a recent braids out that I did.
Wanted to test out my Tea & Shea Conditioner on freshly washed hair. It's a winner. I deep conditioned with it then left it in to be used as a leave in. Put my hair in a few twisted bantu knots to dry. Took them down and slathered my hair in some Whipped Shea Butter with Kinky Curly Custard on my hairline.
Bun is looking extra juicy today.
I hadn’t noticed to be honest but now that you mentioned it, I do see that. I was gonna make a separate post about it but you beat me to the punch. Dang your observant eyes! See post below.
What post below?
Will you posting in this thread or somewhere else?
I’ve been on my Shea journey for 15 months now. I haven’t been to a salon or had a trim in over 2 years. When I started my Shea journey my hair was dry and damaged from the dryness. All’s good. Well I finally found a new stylist and got my hair done yesterday. She came very highly recommended by a woman I met with midback length hair. Anyway during my consultation the new stylist said that my hair was healthy but it was weird. She said my ends were very thin but the hair underneath (the new growth) was very thick. Think transitioning hair. My hair was all different lengths all over my head. My crown and my hair line are especially short compared to the rest of my hair. She was worried that I was damaging it somehow. After discussing this further we both came to the conclusion that it was from my damaged, dry hair pre-Shea. Hair that I knew would need to go anyway. We agreed on gradual trims every 3 months. She took off about 1.5 inches (my idea). I’m not worried cuz my hair grows fast and that’s hair that needed to go anyway.
She also told me to focus on moisture for now because my hair felt a little hard to her (I just did a protein treatment 3 days ago). So for the next 3 months she asked me to avoid protein treatments cuz my hair is healthy now and no longer need them as much and to avoid gels even my beloved Wetline. I was using gobs of Wetline everyday to slick my bun back. I made sure to put extra gel on my crown and edges. It’s not forever. She just wants to see if that’s contributing to the short pieces. Just in case. The rest of my regimen is solid! I must deep condition EVERY time I wash my hair because she said my hair’s cuticles are resistant and need heat to open up. I gotta stop being lazy and get with it. She said to do my bun at night after I do the LOC method. That way Queen Shea can do her magic and slick them edges while I sleep. That just shaved 15 minutes off my morning routine. Hey I’m all for having more time in the morning.
Anyway here are the results of the silk press I got and trim: She did a curly style which doesn’t really show the length. I combed it out as much as I could in the pic with the white shirt.
Sorry for the delay. I just finished typing it up!
Congratulations on finding a stylist you can trust and one with whom you are happy with her services!
It looks pretty. I'm a Hawk with Eagle eyes. I be seeing stuff, especially when it relates to hair. Your hair looks so silky. Your hair in the back looks like it's about 6 inches past your shoulders.
Is this the longer your hair has ever been?
I, Chicoro, hereby nominate and induct @caribeandiva into the Shea Made Hair Unicorn Hall of Fame, this 14th day, of March 2019.
Congratulations! Welcome to the Hair Unicorn Hall of Fame for 2019. She was outted in post #1301 showing her pretty, silky hair at her new, breaking-barriers length!
@caribeandiva , do your thing, please!
Little Shea on my ends and edges while rocking my hair straight
I dyed my hair jet black last week and with the Shea it’s shining
I need to take a picture but my hair is wrapped up right now lol
Thank you! Yes it is the longest my hair has ever been! Uncharted waters for me for sure! I’m so excited!!
Me welcoming myself to the Shea made unicorn hall of fame:
I changed up my shea butter mix by adding more coconut oil for the first time along with the avocado oil, castor oil, and herbal oil blend.
Wow! That is wonderful to know! It is so great I quoted it twice!
Practicing my shea unicorn dance
someday, someday, someday,.........
It’s a huge victory for me because I had so many doubters when I started my hair care journey back in March 2006. Remember the pre-YouTube days? I was laughed at and ridiculed by so-called friends because my hair never got longer than my ears my whole life up till then. The longest my hair got after that was full SL. APL on me was my Bigfoot and Lochness monster. I heard it existed but I’ve never seen it for myself. Now I have!! Yay!!
Shout out to @ElevatedEnergy for sharing the coffee oil/butter recipe because baaaaybeeee I smell delicious right now. I didn't expect so much of the scent to stick around but it did so no need for a fragrance oil. Considering a body scrub with the strained beans but not sure yet. I've heard ground coffee can clog your drains.
"APL on me was my Bigfoot and Lochness monster."
I heard it existed but I’ve never seen it for myself. Now I have!! Yay!!
We'll, there he go!
There she blows!
Here you are!
And they said:
And you showed them:
Let's say it again with a picture of your new epic length:
Time to teach a lesson...
"I had so many doubters" when I started back in 2006...
Listen up now....
"I was laughed at and ridiculed"....
And we back at the Shea Shack had to say:
Because, girl, here you are:
Just to be doubly sure, we ran it through a formalized test:
Since the third time is a charm here's your picture again:
The results were consistent.. so finally...Let the Sisters in the House of Shea say,
Until next time. 'Cause we'll see you at BRA- Strap, baby!
May the force be with you.
The force and power of Queen Shea, of course! In the meantime, continue to strut your stuff.
Cause you are the epitome of the theme of
this Shea thread: Breaking Barriers!
After 13 years
U is Here!
(It was the last 2 years of Shea use that got her here. It took her 11 years to find her way.)
You've been popping in and out and posting since last year, going through tribulations, doing trials and errors trying to find your way. And for that and your current results....
I, Chicoro, nominate and induct @snoop into Shea-Made Hair Unicorn Care Hall of Fame, on this 15th day of March, 2019. Outted in post #1296, in the photo with the braid out. You figured out how to make it work for YOU!
@caribeandiva , please do your thing!