Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Chicoro, Dec 28, 2018.
From which vendor?
@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!
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. 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.
Good for you!
@Chicoro Look what you done started.
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
Even though I told myself I wasn’t gonna buy anything, I bought some nilotica amongst other things
Hi ladies! Lil Bamboo here reporting from these Shea streets. I got yet another coffee Shea testimony for y’all.
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’!
@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.
I like the sound of that!! Ohh wee!!
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.
Okay okay I'm convinced! Let me find some coffee beans and start this coffee oil infusion.
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.....
That gives me an idea too! Using it on my face to fade hyperpigmentation. My only concern is: will it cause breakouts?
Pretty lady with pretty hair!! I love your wash and go! Giving me Tracee Ellis Ross vibes.
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.
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.
@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.
P.s. Lemme know if I missed any new Shea made Unicorns hall of famers.
Don’t you dare stop posting!!! We still have a long way to go to get to 6000.
It's possible. I got ONE pimple right after I applied it. So, that's a, "Stop for now, dawg!" for me.
No new Hall of Famers. It's been, "All Quiet on the Western Front!"
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)
What's your current mix? How long have been using your current mix?
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
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!
@caribeandiva , baby, do your thing!
I lub you.
with helpful tips from this thread my hair is living her best shea life
Awww... I lub you too!!