Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Chicoro, Dec 28, 2018.
@KonOne Welcome to the Shea made unicorn hall of fame!!!
I probably won’t have to buy any type of butters until December.
Made a new (and small) batch of the ayurvedic shea last night. This time I put in a silicone squeeze bottle I got from Target. Now I can use it in the shower w/o worrying about contamination.
Hi everyone I’m sorry I got my haircut short again because I’m lazy!
Awww, it happens lol. That’s why I cut my hair.
I don't know what I did differently with this latest mix, but it's really dense, like frosting that's been left in the fridge. Usually I just whip everything together without melting it. This time I melted the butters then added the oils and put it in the fridge for a bit before I whipped it. Maybe I didn't whip it enough? My hand was hurting so I didn't do it for very long.
great idea I have three bottles sitting there collecting dust
Are you using a wire whisk?
Yeah, should I use something different?
Are you using an electric one or a hand mixer?
I used the whisk attachment of an electric mixer but by hand because I was too lazy to get out the whole mixer.
Walmart has those wire whiskers that are small and effective for 10 to 15 dollars. Perhaps considering one of those might be interesting and helpful to your process.
or what about an imersion blender. They're small and i think cheap... @ElevatedEnergy recommended one that was pretty cheap.
I cant mix butters with a handheld electric mixer either. My wrist is never ready for that type of manipulation. I commend all that can, I just dont have that type of patience.
I always use my standing mixer. I purchased this strictly for Shea Butter, and do not use it for anything else.
I use the flat beater attachment.
Gives me perfect results every time.
I see in your post you have a "whole mixer". Does that mean a standing mixer? If so, I'd use that next time.
I have both but I have never used the stand mixer for Shea butter. Thanks for the suggestion! I will try it out.
Found out the wonders of prepooing with Shea Butter. Been doing it for two consecutive full wash cycles. Haven’t even had the need to Deep Condition. I just run some conditioner through my hair to rinse off excess butter and viola! Perfect even coating of Shea Butter.
Am currently air drying my hair, and it’s very soft, fully moisturized and coated. Yay! Happy me.
Wash day done! Braided and Shea'd up! Gonna rock these braids pulled back in a bun for the week...and a braidout on the upcoming weekend.
Also, my braids are so much longer now. I'm not sure if they are just elongated from all this Shea Butter or if my hair is going through a growth spurt. I'm really excited about my fall length check. I may be able to call Classic sooner than I expected.
Never doubt the power of Shea. It's both. That's definitely the (1) elongation, of a (2) GROWTH SPURT!
Looking forward to seeing that. Definitely don't want to miss that. So...Fall is September, October or November to you?
gonna try this out thanks for sharing
Can't remember if I posted this here. My retention since cutting last July
My hair is pulled back in a bun, but Shea got me stepping this way!
wow gorge!!!! How short was it when u cut it? Your a def waist length now!!!! Thick from root to tip too!!!!
When the humidity slides on out the way, I'll roller set and post a length check. I'm thinking around the end of September. You know I'll be sure to post it here!
I gifted my sister a 10 pound block of Ivory Shea Butter....and by gifted...I mean, I left it in her living room while she was at work. I thought it would be a nice surprise for her to come home to.
She called me just now and was like...ummm take this back...go whip it, then bring it back to me.
No ma'am Pam. I'mma need you to do some of the work miss lady!!!!
Not quite at my waist just yet lol. More so in between BSL and MBL. It was shoulder length stretched.
WOW!!!! That was a TON of growth in less than a yr. Go head with ya bad self!!!!!! Looking great in both pics (b4/after)!!!!