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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

    18 vote(s)
    10.3%
  2. Collar bone length

    11 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. Armpit length

    17 vote(s)
    9.8%
  4. Between armpit and bra strap length

    34 vote(s)
    19.5%
  5. Bra strap length

    27 vote(s)
    15.5%
  6. Between bra strap and waist length

    24 vote(s)
    13.8%
  7. Waist length

    35 vote(s)
    20.1%
  8. Whip length

    12 vote(s)
    6.9%
  9. Hip length

    10 vote(s)
    5.7%
  10. Tailbone length

    17 vote(s)
    9.8%
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  1. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Girl, how you come up in here and drop that bomb and have the nerve to leave without any details?

    Somebody come and get and then go and get @lindseyerinc .
     
  2. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Your skin is magnificent, by the way!
     
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    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    I hate when I try something randomly on my hair, then wanna try it on my whole head, but it’s put away :lachen:

    In this case, I have mini braids and one section is on my temple so it’s really thin. I turned that into a mini twist, I washed my hair yesterday and upon further inspection, that mug was tryna loc up on me. I randomly just used it a bit of APB Marula DC and some raw Shea Butter (still using up the last bit of my beauty supply Shea :laugh:) and I sweater gawdt I have one little piece of ringlet. I kinda messed it up because it was smushed under my turban, then I tested the RevAir on it, and I’ve just been caressing it, so it’s nothing but Frizz City now. I wanna take another mini braid down and test it again :lachen:
     
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    Just saw the recipe, and wanted to ask, do you have to let the coffee oil soak for one to two months before using it?
     
  5. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    @ElevatedEnergy can better answer that! She is the one who so lovingly offered the recipe to the thread.

    I let mine soak for about 1 month. I am trying to go for 2 months for the next batch.
     
  6. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    Okay so I took another braid down, and clearly my hair is confused :lol:
    upload_2019-5-9_17-18-6.jpeg
     
  7. ElevatedEnergy

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    It really just depends on the method you use to infuse. Here is an article that can explain better.

    https://blog.mountainroseherbs.com/making-herbal-infused-oils

    You may not want to follow my lead, because my ways and methods are very.....how shall I say this?!! Hmmmm.....

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    :lachen:

    I get some dark roasted Arabica coffee beans, put them in a mason jar and fill it to the top with a ceramide rich oil. I place the jar on top of my candle warmer for up to 2 days, remove it off the candle warmer...then place the jar in a dark, cool area undisturbed for many months at a time. Once I use some, I fill the jar back up with more oil and continue to do this for maybe a year or so before I replace the coffee beans. You dont have to do this, just follow the directions in the article I posted. :2inlove:

    But at the same time too

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    :lachen:
     
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    Prisangela Well-Known Member

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    @sarumoki @water_n_oil tell me more about this oat milk :callme:
     
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    So do you do the 1 year refilling process with only coffee oil or all of your infused oils?
     
  10. ElevatedEnergy

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    Just the coffee...other herbs I use once for the infusion process and then instead of throwing them away...I make tea rinses with them. They will be full of herbal oily goodness.
     
  11. water_n_oil

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    Smart. I saved the beans from my first infusion but haven't added more oil yet. I hate just dumping stuff from an infusion. Feels so wasteful.
     
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    I've only made it to eat so far lol. I've done oatmeal rinses though in the past and it's sort of the same I suppose. Leaves my hair feeling pretty soft. I followed this video when I did it:
     
  13. lindseyerinc

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    Let me get my booty back in here before I get in trouble lol.

    I gained a ton of weight in nursing school (45lb in 2 years) and got awful stretch marks on the front of my stomach. I was dry brushing and using bio oil and that helpeds lighten them, but this coffee shea is flattening, lightening, and tightening as I lose the dreaded weight.

    I didn’t have enough patience to wait the whole month, I did 2 weeks of oil steeping. I’m flying out to London to see my boo and I need to be on my A-game. Between my hair and my skin he won’t know what hit him.
     
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    Thank you for all the delicious delectable wisdom you impart on this thread. You guys are the GOAT!!!!!
     
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    I didn’t add fragrance to mine. I used an organic Peruvian coffee bean from sprouts (they didn’t have arabica) the smell does get a bit over powering sometimes almost tobacco like but as long as I’m seeing results I’m ok!
     
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    Twists, braids, or cornrows?

    I’m leaning more towards cornrows. I’ve had my hair loose for longer than I’d like, but I’d have to go see my mom to do my hair. Since I’m like cornrow challenged, despite doing all I can to learn/practice.

    Only thing with my mom is she’s heavy handed, and refuses to use a wide enough comb. I’m really not wanting to worry about losing unnecessary length, and breakage more or less.

    On the other hand, with my hair being pretty long, It’s gonna take me forever. FOREVER. If I braid or twist.
    So idk what I wanna do.

    I think I’m just gonna suck it up and twist it. I’ll do bigger ones so it doesn’t take me so long.
    Made a Shea and MuruMuru Butter scalp scrub. I really like it. It whipped up a lot quicker than I thought. Not sure about it’s shelf life though. But I made a small batch just to see.
     
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    has anyone used a flavour coffee for their coffee shea butter I'm currently steeping a german chocolate cake and cocoa concoction in safflower oil :bighug:
    @water_n_oil thanks for the video will definitely check it out
     
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    I made mine into a body scrub by grinding them down via blender
     
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    I considered that as well but the beans are still just sitting in my cabinet due to my laziness lol.
     
  20. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Great testimony about coffee oil infused Shea butter.

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    LOL !!! Ok bet, thanks!!!! :grin::grin::urock: And will def check link out too!!
     
  22. ElevatedEnergy

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    Yall know I love me some Oat Milk.

    Here are some conditioner recipes I shared in the original Shea thread....both are best as pre-poo's

    Cream Shea Delight
    4 ounces oat milk
    1 heaping spoonful whipped Shea butter
    1/4 teaspoon honey

    Banana Cream Shea Delight
    1 heaping spoonful Whipped Shea butter
    1/4 teaspoon Manuka honey or Creamed Honey
    4 ounces Oat milk
    2 bananas or 2 tablespoons banana powder
    1 heaping spoonful Coconut Cream Concentrat
    1 tablespoon Fenugreek infused avocado oil
     
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    *Snaps fangas.....Get Em Sis!!!!!*


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    "Once I use some, I fill the jar back up with more oil and continue to do this for maybe a year or so before I replace the coffee beans."

    Let me be extra too!

    Burn Scars.... It. IS. ABOUT. TO. GO. DOWN. Prepare for eradication!

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    Woooo Chile!


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    This is the butter straight out the container. I am so impressed. It looks as if it's already been whipped.

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    Bout to get my Shea Slide ON!

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  26. ElevatedEnergy

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    What do you get when you combine....


    4 oz Unrefined Ivory
    2 oz Shea Nilotica
    2 oz Shea Olein
    8 oz Herbal Infused Safflower oil

    A beautiful Super Shea ButterCream!

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    Melts and foams on the skin upon contact.

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    I have a few more swipes of my old batch to finish before I can really dive in.

    *Slathers body from head to toe to try and finish the old batch* :lachen:
     
  27. ItsMeLilLucky

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    I want some :cry3:I can’t make any more purchases for a while though lmao. I might sneak and buy it in a few weeks though.
     
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    Omggggg, that deliciousness!!
     
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    Same...:lachen:this was gifted to me....but best believe I'm snatching up a few pounds in the fall.

    I'll use my Ivory Shea on my body....but bayyyyby that Shea Nilotica is going straight to these strands. And once I use up all this Ivory, I'll only purchase Nitolica. It's just that good. :2inlove:
     
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    Friend of mine (@geekycurly on IG) used nothing but nilotica for years. Amazing stuff. I need to get some in my arsenal lol.
     
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