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

    12 vote(s)
    7.4%
  2. Collar bone length

    11 vote(s)
    6.8%
  3. Armpit length

    16 vote(s)
    9.9%
  4. Between armpit and bra strap length

    33 vote(s)
    20.4%
  5. Bra strap length

    26 vote(s)
    16.0%
  6. Between bra strap and waist length

    24 vote(s)
    14.8%
  7. Waist length

    34 vote(s)
    21.0%
  8. Whip length

    12 vote(s)
    7.4%
  9. Hip length

    9 vote(s)
    5.6%
  10. Tailbone length

    16 vote(s)
    9.9%
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  1. Chicoro

    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    From which vendor?
     
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    @Chicoro I'm giving Uhuru Naturals Shea Nilotica a chance,but my absolute favorite is 3CayG Shea Nilotica,I cant get enough of that brand...

    My favorite DIY is to mix 3CayG with aloe Vera oil,dark jbco,sesame seed & rice bran oil..Yes,this mix is very creamy/thick but it does wonders for keeping single strand knots away.

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    Okay, so I finally have some free time to talk about how this wash day went. Overall I think this is the best wash day I've had since going natural, although I think I can still do with some tweaks here and there.

    So I started out with coating my hair in conditioner and detangling in sections then I put each section in a twist. I had about 12-ish twists in total. I kept the twists in throughout the whole wash process.

    I made a clay mix of Aztec clay, white vinegar, and an oat/rice milk that I made that day. The oat/rice milk was 1/2 cup of each, with water added to make 30 oz soaked for six hours, blended and strained. My googling said I should have boiled the rice but I was feeling lazy. Maybe next time I will use my crocpot. Anyway, back to the clay. Off the top of my head I think it was 7 tbsp clay, 3 tbsp vinegar, 250 mL milk. It was a very runny mixture, but that's how I like it. After the vinegar my hair felt a little stripped, but once I conditioned it felt great. And my curls were POP.PING. This may be something I keep in the rotation for when I need extra clarification, because I feel like it may be too drying to use every wash. I may experiment with different types of clay in the future, or infusing the milk with some herbs. I used to do a rosemary rinse during every wash and my hair loved it so maybe I'll combing the two.

    Okay, I'm rambling again. :lol: So then I DC'd with Queen Helene cholesterol. That's my ride or die conditioner right there.

    Then I took out the twists and gave them one last comb through, just to remove any shed hairs that I missed during the pre-poo. Then I used leave-in (can't remember which) and my Shea mix and air dried. I don't normally air dry, but it was really late and I was tired. For once, my hair was actually okay in the morning. A bunch of shrinkage but it wasn't tangled like it normally would be when I air dry.
     
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  4. Chicoro

    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    Good for you!
     
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    DAMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!
     
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    :lachen::lachen:

    @Chicoro Look what you done started. :lol:
     
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    I know right?! I was looking at her skin thinking this is what I have to look forward to once I get rid of this hyperpigmentation so my sun damaged face and neck will finally match the rest of my body. Gorgeous skin! @SunkissedLife
     
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    Even though I told myself I wasn’t gonna buy anything, I bought some nilotica amongst other things :lachen:
     
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    Hi ladies! Lil Bamboo here reporting from these Shea streets. I got yet another coffee Shea testimony for y’all.
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    My stretch marks are almost gone!! I’m so shocked I thought I was seeing things. Now I really wish I had taken a before picture. My skin is tight and glowing. PRAISE THE LORD!!! @SunkissedLife would be glad to know that I moisturize almost daily now. I’m not walking around looking ashy no mo’! :lol:

    @ElevatedEnergy I don’t know what hoodoo voodoo stuff is in this thing nor do I care but I’m glad you figured this out!! Another reason I’m glad I renewed my subscription.
     
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    I like the sound of that!! Ohh wee!!
     
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    Shea nilotica came in yesterday and man that stuff is so buttery and soft! I used some to slick my hair back this morning. Looking forward to seeing how it performs on wash day.
     
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    Thats awesome!

    Okay okay I'm convinced! Let me find some coffee beans and start this coffee oil infusion.
     
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    All this praise for shea with coffee oil. I may need to make some. I have stretch marks on my thighs that I’ve had since I was a teenager. I need to go back and find the post with the instructions.....
     
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    :lachen::lachen::lachen:

    That gives me an idea too! Using it on my face to fade hyperpigmentation. My only concern is: will it cause breakouts?
     
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    Pretty lady with pretty hair!! I love your wash and go! Giving me Tracee Ellis Ross vibes.
     
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    Super simple. Buy dark roast coffee beans. Fill up a glass jar halfway through with them. Add a ceramise rich oil like sunflower or safflower oil (I used grape seed oil) to fill up the jar. Since I don’t have an oil warmer, I put mine on my windowsill and don’t move it for 2 months. Strain and use the oil to whip your Shea butter with it. Dassit.
     
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    You won’t regret it! Take some before pics though.

    Do it!! Do it!! My stretch marks are from puberty too. You’ll be glad you did. Take pics.
     
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    @Chicoro I’ll stop posting now. I’ve done more than enough to contribute to the 6000 posts needed for you to host the 2020 thread. :angeldevil:


    P.s. Lemme know if I missed any new Shea made Unicorns hall of famers.
     
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    Don’t you dare stop posting!!! We still have a long way to go to get to 6000.
     
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    Will do :lachen::lachen::lachen:
     
  21. Chicoro

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    It's possible. I got ONE pimple right after I applied it. So, that's a, "Stop for now, dawg!" for me.
     
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    No new Hall of Famers. It's been, "All Quiet on the Western Front!"
     
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    :amen::giggle:
     
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    Seeing everyone talk about shea nilotica I order some to try out I can't wait for it to arrive.

    Was day results: using my ayurveda shea mix
    (please excuse the poor picture I suck at taking pictures)
    [​IMG]
     
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    What's your current mix? How long have been using your current mix?
     
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    My current mix: castor oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, coconut oil, nupur henna, coco butter and shea butter.

    I started using this mix in september of last year
     
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    I, Chicoro, nominate and induct @KonOne into the Shea Made Hair Unicorn Hall of Fame on this 15th day of May, 2019! She was outted in post #2094 where she showed her luscious braid!

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    @caribeandiva , baby, do your thing!
     
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    I lub you.
     
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    @Chicoro
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    with helpful tips from this thread my hair is living her best shea life

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    Awww... I lub you too!! :hugxplode:
     

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