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. GGsKin

    GGsKin Well-Known Member

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    Just whipped up a tub of shea for one of my cousins. I am going to help her with her hair tomorrow.
    I beat unmelted shea for about 10 mins. I added rice bran oil, safflower oil, hemp seed oil, boabab oil and half a spoon of coconut oil. I added lavender, tea tree and rose essential oils, vanilla and lemon verbena fragrance oils. Then I changed to the whisk attachment and whipped for a further 10mins. 2019-05-29_20.28.24.jpg
     
  2. abioni

    abioni Well-Known Member

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    Ladies can you post a before and after Shea butter usage pic? Especially 4 type hair. How has it helped with single strand knots?
     
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  3. ElevatedEnergy

    ElevatedEnergy Rooted Yet Flowing

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    I only have 2 before pics....in the before, I was using mostly salon brands like Joico, MoroccanOil & It's a 10. I do not have any dates.

    Left Pre-Shea
    Right Post Shea
    *when I started using Shea, I also switched to a plant based hair care routine....with me making most of the products I use*

    Braidouts
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    Straight hair using silicones versus shea butter to straighten

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    Shea butter and keeping my hair stretched has reduced single strand knots. I still get them...but not many.

    I have way more pictures after introducing Queen Shea. It's when I feel like my hair journey really began. I cant imagine my hair without it. I've tried every butter you can think of...on its own, whipped with oils....none come close to the Queen.


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    Even after cutting tons of length after postpartum shedding, I was still able to keep a nice chunk of length. I have no doubt that Queen Shea played a huge role in that.

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  5. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    ElevatedEnergy Rooted Yet Flowing

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    abioni Well-Known Member

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    @ElevatedEnergy thank you for the beautiful pics. Your hair will be a dream come true. What other plant based products do you use?
     
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    ElevatedEnergy Rooted Yet Flowing

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    You are too kind! I don't have many products I use.

    I use a Yucca Root Based concoction to cleanse and condition.

    Then I move right into a leave in...
    The base is Marshmallow Root & RoseWater

    To moisturize and seal in between wash days, I use a RoseWater based spray and of course Queen Shea.

    As needed...I deep condition with a Fenugreek and Banana Mask.

    Also as needed, I henna/indigo to color my hair a midnight black.
     
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  9. abioni

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    Thank you for sharing. I will look into the items.

     
  10. Chicoro

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    Shea Butter
     
  11. PlanetCybertron

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    I like that straightforward one liner :cool:
     
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    *mic drop*
     
  13. Chicoro

    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    Pre Shea...actually pre doing anything good to my hair
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    Single strand knots and bad detangling practices chewed my hair all the way up and I was convinced that I had "bad hair." I didn't attribute bad hair to a texture, but rather to my inability to retain length. After 3 years, all I had to show for my natural hair journey was a chewed up head of hair.

    IMG_20180122_201159-612x816.jpg IMG_20180122_201028-612x816.jpg IMG_20180122_200819-612x816.jpg This was post big chop number 3. I had grown my hair from bald and decided to experiment with keratin treatments due to single strand knots...that turned into severe heat damage. I started transitioning from heat damage here and had started to use whipped Shea butter. Despite the damage, my ends looked one million times better than the first few pics and I was retaining length. This was probably a little over 2 years of growth.

    IMG_20190402_235802-979x1305-244x325.jpg this was 2 months ago and post big chop 4. I've since cut out all of the heat damage and keep my hair stretched 99% of the time. I still get ssks here and there but they don't hinder my progress or cause tangling with other strands. The Shea butter allows my strands to slide past each other. The ssks I do have probably come from the few times I let my guard down and deep condition without putting my hair into sections. Shea butter has changed my hair journey for the better.
     
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  15. Chicoro

    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    I took a week long trip to Milan, Italy. Besides seeing the sights, there are two things I always try to do when I go to another country:

    1. Find the largest grocery store in town and go to it.
    2. Ride the public transportation like the city citizens.
    The big store was called Esselunga Super Market. It was the super store. In fact, I found and rode a bus to get there. I love grocery stores and I went down every.single.aisle. It takes me about 5 minutes per aisle because I just do a visual pass.

    For whatever reason in the cookie aisle, I was attracted to a bag of cookies. It was the ONLY thing I touched and picked up in that aisle. Then, for whatever reason I turned the bag around and looked at the back of the bag.

    Front:

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    Back:

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    I thought of all of you in the Shea thread. Look, even in Italy they recognize black girl magic. Isn't she beautiful? Look at her hair lovely braided, afro-textured hair!

    I'm sure her mommy uses Shea butter!
     
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  17. ItsMeLilLucky

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    @ElevatedEnergy and @Chicoro

    I may have converted my granny to Queen Shea. We’ll see. My grandma is ultra low maintenance and I spoke about her hair regimen in the Random Hair Thoughts Thread. She couldn’t understand why I was rubbing Shea Butter on my arms if it can be used for the hair :lachen:
     
  18. ArrrBeee

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    I baggied with grapeseed oil overnight. Yesterday I sprayed a mixture of rice water and onion juice and left it on for an hour. Then I shampooed with a mix of tea tree oil shampoo and Mizani supreme oil shampoo. Rinsed and steamed with Shea Moisture High Porosity Moisture correct masque. Did a leave in with S curl spray and Shea butter.

    I want to use up all my products before moving to more natural ingredients.

    Happy Sunday ladies!
     
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    just beautiful!
     
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    I did a shea hibiscus pre poo on top of my fermented black RW + onion ginger juice on thursday and my hair was sooooooo buttery didnt need to DC. sealed in that moisture with some of my coffee shea mix! hairs been feeling real good ever since
     
  21. GettingKinky

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  22. Chicoro

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    No, I didn't. It was strange. I don't even like those kinds of cookies!
     
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    Sshhhhhhhh....everybody, silence your hooves by stepping on the carpet. Stop your tails from swishing and please don't knock anything over. Make sure your horns are not reflecting light. We've got to be very quiet. I'm going to try to coax a unicorn from out of hiding. You all know yourselves how skittish unicorns can be. Give the baby unicorns a treat so they don't start to cry or make noise.

    Okay, here we go....


    Ooooo @niknakmac ...yoooowhooooo!!!! Hello!!!! Can you come here for a second. I want to ask you something. @niknakmac ...can you hear me?


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  24. niknakmac

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    Hellllllllllooo I am here! I love shea butter and only use shea in my hair mainly because I am a lazy natural and it works.
     
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  25. Chicoro

    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    Can you please repost your photos and the subsequent comment you made to me from that other thread about using Shea and the fast growing part, please?
     
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    @Chicoro here you go!

    New hair...cut and color:

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    My response to Chicoros compliments on my hair:

    Thank you! I just needed a change. My hairstylist was like wth are you doing to make your hair grow so fast. She had cut it really short in January and I was back to past shoulder length. I said Shea Butter! I know you would appreciate that Chicoro! I'm still using my shea too, I took my wrap down this morning and put some shea on it to keep it from reverting. Shea is my holy grail!
     
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  27. GettingKinky

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    @niknakmac I love your cut and color! Makes me want to be a straight hair natural.
     
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    I, Chicoro, nominate and induct @niknakmac into the Shea Made Hair Unicorn Hall of Fame, on this 3rd day of June, 2019! She was outted in another thread and posted again in post #2216 of the Shea butter thread.

    Welcome to the herd!

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    @caribeandiva , do your thing, please!
     
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  29. caribeandiva

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    @niknakmac Welcome to the Shea made unicorn hall of fame!!
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    Love love love it!!! Pure perfection!! :drool:
     

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