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

    16 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. Collar bone length

    11 vote(s)
    6.5%
  3. Armpit length

    17 vote(s)
    10.1%
  4. Between armpit and bra strap length

    33 vote(s)
    19.6%
  5. Bra strap length

    27 vote(s)
    16.1%
  6. Between bra strap and waist length

    24 vote(s)
    14.3%
  7. Waist length

    34 vote(s)
    20.2%
  8. Whip length

    12 vote(s)
    7.1%
  9. Hip length

    9 vote(s)
    5.4%
  10. Tailbone length

    16 vote(s)
    9.5%
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  1. caribeandiva

    caribeandiva Human being

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    *sigh* Thats my main struggle right now.
     
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    But those buns don’t be sexy though!! At least mine don’t. Very conservative, which is appropriate since I’m conserving length (see what I did there? :look:)
     
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    I second all of this!
     
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    wow the last pic looks so pretty!!!!! Your hair really came out great!!!!! It looks so soft defined and full!!!! I wouldn't have wanted to wash it either. I know what its like when u get a style to come out perfect and are like this will never happen again so i'ma rock it til the wheels fall off. lol...
     
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    I got mine from Miss Sahel’s Amazon store, the lady who went to Chad and filmed the women applying chebe to their hair. I can’t think of the same of her shop, but it’s been mentioned here before.
     
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    Why do you prefer a braidouts over a wash n go?
     
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    Lol, I feel you. There's gotta be a way to make protective styling sexy though. Anyone have any ideas?
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Longer moisture retention, easier wash day (since the hair is stretched), less ssks.
     
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    water_n_oil Well-Known Member

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    I did banded ponytails for the first time in a while. They're touching APL now! I melted some shea and almond oil earlier. I really love this combo especially given how simple it is. I think this will be our go to now.
     
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    I have to say I love my 2 ingredient shea mix (thanks @ElevatedEnergy and @Chicoro !!). I do a 2:1 ratio of Canola Oil to Shea Butter instead of a 1:1 ratio - it detangles (much better than plain oil) and “conditions”, but still provides a bit of hold for sealing. I’ve been using this for the past 4 months and won’t be changing a thing.
     
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  12. Chicoro

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    Shea Made Hair Unicorns are quietly and confidently trotting toward August. It's the wind down. There is still time to taste the butter.
     
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    Thank you so much for recommending the Carb Manager app. I looked at it before but really couldn’t appreciate all the features without the premium subscription. It was on sale a few days ago and I bought the annual subscription for $29.99. It’s crazy that I held onto MyFitnessPal for so long when it wasn’t meeting my needs. I had years worth of history that I wanted to build on but it didn’t work well for keto at all.

    I used to manually keep track of net carbs but it’s so much easier on Carb Manager. I really like how it adjusts your carb counts with exercise. Most apps do this with calories but I hadn’t seen this with carbs before. I think this will be a great asset in my weight loss journey.
     
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    I am really loving the way my hair feels with this Regimen. We had a heat wave in Europe last week and I had to keep wetting the hair, because the glycerin was sucking the moisture out, but otherwise it was okay.

    I did a deep moisture treatment on Sunday after my wash. Then I slathered my hair with glycerine and Shea butter. I have been working from home so been covering my hair with w satin scarf. Will be going on a business trip Thursday so will pull out my wig.

    We will be off for three weeks holidays and I want to put my hair into braids or corn rows before we leave, but worried about having to blow dry my hair for that.......any tips on doing that without causing a setback would be highly appreciated.
     
  15. periwinklepeach

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    I think I'm making progress. I'd like to get to waist length by the end of the year. My constant struggle is really single strand knots. I've tried protective styling, doesn't help. Keeping my hair stretched helps to some extent. I've decided that I'm going to ignore the ssks unless they are making my hair unmanageable. Otherwise I will keep trimming for no reason. The Shea butter really helps with manageability and keeps the ssks at bay as the hair glides around more easily. This picture was taken tonight. I'm just past bsl and I have about 3 inches before waist length. Please excuse the back fat lol.
     

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    Wow congratulations in advance! Do you know how many inches of hair you currently have? I’m a little comforted because I also keep having ask at the ends of my hair, although the hair is properly moisturised.
     
  17. MyAngelEyez~C~U

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    Glad I could be of assistance! I love that app and really credit my success to its use. Good luck on your continued journey!
     
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    Try YouTubing the banding method to stretch hair or the stretch blow dry method (best way I could describe that one). Banding your hair in small sections and then allowing it to air dry mostly can help with shortening blow dry time or even eliminating it all together. Just detangle well before banding. Stretch method is just pulling sections of damp hair taut as you run the blow dryer up and down the section, and is done without a comb attachment. You can do this until hair is stretched and mostly dry, and finish up with comb attachment or just use that method to dry hair completely. It will be stretched but not super straight like it would be using comb attachment to dry hair. Hope that helps.
     
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    I added some fenugreek infused oil to my Shea butter and my husband asked me if I had been eating Indian food :look:. Told me I smelled like a 7-eleven. He’s such an:massmoon:. :handslap:

    I’ve been using that butter on my face and :cloud9:! Skin feels so nice! I added some to my sealing Shea butter as well.
     
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    I'm not sure how many inches it is. I should measure so I can compare in the winter.
     
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    Rehydrated with aloe/glycerin/ water spritz with MSM added, sealed with whipped Shea mix (whipped with fenugreek infused oil, saw palmetto/burdock root/horsetail infused oil, and bit rose/aloe powder).
     
  22. MyAngelEyez~C~U

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    Think I’ll do a length check within the next couple of days...last one was in late March/early April.
     
  23. MileHighDiva

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    Can one of the Shea Queens tell me why this song is called Shea Butter Baby?

    NVM,
    This is the Shea Butter song:
     
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    I'm currently installing some twists with Marley hair. Dampening each section using a small dollop of SM Black Castor Oil diluted with a fair amount of water, and just squeezing the liquid into my hair. Then sealing root to ends with my whipped Shea butter mix and putting the twists in. My hair feels soft and is easy to detangle. I need to mix up some more Shea butter because my jar is almost finished. Of all my mixes, I've gone through this one the fastest. I'm sure its linked to the amount of compliments I've received over the fragrance.

    I went out last Sunday and one of the security team searching my bag, had a few of his colleagues come over. He was asking them to take a sniff of me because he wanted them to know how good I smelled lol, and they did! lol These guys were complimenting my scent and skin, especially after I told them it was my DIY Shea butter mix.
     
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    Wow, what fragrance did you add?
     
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    A picture of my blow dried hair. I have gained back a lot (not all) of the length that was cut /trimmed a few months ago. I am very happy with the length, health and thickness. I think I will be able to go another 4 months before I trim.
     

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    @BeautifulRoots it was a blend of ylang ylang, lavender and tea tree essential oils plus vanilla bean and "pink kisses' (sweet and fruity) fragrance oils.
     
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    Wow! Your hair is gloriously beautiful. It looks a hair advertisement. Congratulations on keeping moving despite the set-back! Another win for Shea butter.
     
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    ...and my mother disciplined me out of sniffing people. So, why does he get to sniff people at work? It's not fair. Your skin is like cream. Not only were you looking good, but you were smelling good, too?!


    Poor man...he didn't know what to do.

    He probably was hoping to find a weapon in your purse so he could keep you by his side as long as possible.
     
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    I've not had time to get to my hair. Prior to using Shea butter, I'd be worried about matted ends and endless detangling sessions. As long as I keep my ends greased and stretched and coated with Shea butter, I think I'll be okay.
     

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