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Shea Growth And Retention Regimen 2019

What is the length barrier you would like to break through in 2019, with Shea butter's help?

  • Top of shoulder length

    Votes: 18 10.2%
  • Collar bone length

    Votes: 10 5.6%
  • Armpit length

    Votes: 18 10.2%
  • Between armpit and bra strap length

    Votes: 36 20.3%
  • Bra strap length

    Votes: 28 15.8%
  • Between bra strap and waist length

    Votes: 24 13.6%
  • Waist length

    Votes: 35 19.8%
  • Whip length

    Votes: 12 6.8%
  • Hip length

    Votes: 10 5.6%
  • Tailbone length

    Votes: 18 10.2%

  • Total voters
    177

LavenderMint

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So it's fluffy without coconut oil
My aloe Shea mix is fluffy. The recipe I used called for coconut but I can’t use coconut oil for anything besides eating unless I want to feel like my scalp is on fire & get cystic acne. I did put a different oil in it but I can’t for the life of me remember the name right now. I’ll check when I get home.
I think it’s the combination of aerating the butter and suspending the particles of oil that make it fluffy.
 

BeautifulRoots

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For all new to mixing and asking for advice: Hope this helps.

My Whipped Shea Recipe & Process

16 ounces Shea butter
16 ounces oil
1/2 ounce fragrance oil

Melt Shea using double boiler method
Add in oil & Fragrance
Place in Freezer for 40 minutes

Whip for 8 minutes, scrape sides and re-whip for 2 minutes. This amount should last you a long time....probably the entire year.

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*Use whatever oil your hair likes. I know my hair prefers Ceramide Rich oils so thats what I use. There is no right or wrong oils to mix with.
*I have a professional standing mixer, so whipping times may vary with a hand mixer

@Honeypot I quoted a recipe that elevatedenergy posted earlier in the year.
 

Honeypot

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I have the perfect shampoo to the point where I don't need to prepoo anymore . I have staple deep conditioners and one rinse out conditioner. I have a good leave in . NOW I JUST NEED MY SEALANT TO BE PERFECT AND I'LL BE SATISFIED . with that being said I'm going to whip a new batch using ivory for one . And yellow shea for the other . When I originally fell in love with my whipped mix years ago I used yellow . TBH I don't remember why I switched to ivory . The ivory seems creamier but I'm wondering if my hair will receive the yellow better. I'll be getting the side eye from my husband tmr but he doesn't understand lol . I'm also removing coconut oil. I tried to recreate the blend I made almost ten years ago and I think that's a problem . My hair and scalp isn't the same from ten years ago lol. Time to hunt some more videos . Trying to figure these measurements out
 

Honeypot

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My aloe Shea mix is fluffy. The recipe I used called for coconut but I can’t use coconut oil for anything besides eating unless I want to feel like my scalp is on fire & get cystic acne. I did put a different oil in it but I can’t for the life of me remember the name right now. I’ll check when I get home.
I think it’s the combination of aerating the butter and suspending the particles of oil that make it fluffy.
Yea just gotta whip it good
 

niknakmac

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What is an oil that has some slip to it? My batch of Shea came out great to the touch, but when I spread it on my hair it was somewhat tacky and sticky. Is there anything I can add to the mix to make it less sticky and spread more easily?

I used olive oil, castor oil, 3cayg yellow Shea, and a little bit of mango butter.

Add more olive oil or add coconut oil. HTH
 

Honeypot

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Where do store this so it stays soft and creamy. My bathroom is warm and my bedroom tends to be cold when the heat isn't on
 

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water_n_oil

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My shea nilotica yesterday but it’s not as soft as I expected. It’s softer than regular shea but it’s not creamy or soft like whipped shea. Are my expectations off? It’s cold where I’m at so that may be changing the consistency.
Possibly due to the weather. Sometimes if it's melting and re-solidifying several times in transport it can get grainy, esp if at room temp. You melt it down and place it in the freezer then let it come back to room temp. It'll be smooth after that.
 

water_n_oil

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Bought this from TJ Maxx yesterday. It's meant for skin but I've used all the oils and butters in it in my hair before so I figured why not. It's crazy grainy and very hard upon opening so I'm melting it down and plan to whip it. Not sure why they'd sell something people can barely get out of the jar. Felt nice on my hair nonetheless.

**Oh and it does contain shea though cocoa butter is the star in this mix.
 

blazingbeauty

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What is an oil that has some slip to it? My batch of Shea came out great to the touch, but when I spread it on my hair it was somewhat tacky and sticky. Is there anything I can add to the mix to make it less sticky and spread more easily?

I used olive oil, castor oil, 3cayg yellow Shea, and a little bit of mango butter.

I really like canola oil and soybean oil because of their slip and ceramide content (plus they’re cheap!)
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

Bought this from TJ Maxx yesterday. It's meant for skin but I've used all the oils and butters in it in my hair before so I figured why not. It's crazy grainy and very hard upon opening so I'm melting it down and plan to whip it. Not sure why they'd sell something people can barely get out of the jar. Felt nice on my hair nonetheless.

**Oh and it does contain shea though cocoa butter is the star in this mix.


I like cocoa butter in my blends. It adds a firmness to the formulation. I've never bought a product that was majority real cocoa butter that wasn't hard.

That product looks intriguing.
 

water_n_oil

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I like cocoa butter in my blends. It adds a firmness to the formulation. I've never bought a product that was majority real cocoa butter that wasn't hard.

That product looks intriguing.
It was beyond hard lol. I know it's a harder butter but it was super difficult to get it out of the jar and spread it between my hands. Nearly all the bad reviews across websites are complaining about the consistency. It whipped up quite nicely though so now it's easily spreadable.
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
The start of her hair journey:
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Where she's at today in her hair journey:
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All my precious before and after photos were stolen along with my laptop when someone broke in my apartment in October. The light in the story is that this South African beauty, who I introduced hair care to and Shea butter, has some thriving hair. She resent me photos tonight.

Shea butter is a major staple in her hair care regime, even today now that she is back home in South Africa.

I love afro textured hair and teaching women how to care for their precious hair to help it to thrive and become shiny, deeply moisturized, healthy lushness. Once I pass on the knowledge, they can take care of their hair INDEPENDENT of me, forever!
 
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Honeypot

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What was your oil to butter ratio? Did you whip it? I personally like to do a 55/45 ratio (or somewhere around there) and simply melt and freeze w/o doing any whipping. I find it stays soft and melts in my hands really well. The butters and oils used will also matter.
It's soft but not creamy like the pic . 12oz of Shea and 3Tbsp of oil. I used grapeseed and jojoba . I want it to be primarily Shea. The last mix I added more oil and I didn't like the end result but of course that batch is keeping its consistency SMH
 

GGsKin

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It didn't keep this consistency SMH

@Honeypot
I don't know what to say because it seems you are whipping long enough. I don't keep my tub any place special. Just in my room. I travelled to the Caribbean with my mix this year and I was surprised its creamy whipped consistency remained.

Did your mix go hard? I tried a high Shea ratio mixes maybe 2017, if not last yr. At first they were soft but then solidified quite a bit and became difficult to take a small amount. Also taking a while to sink into my hair. The last mix I made like that, I used a fair amount before deciding I had to rewhip it, adding more oil.

I like to use oils that easily sink into my skin and are ceramide rich. I hope you can tweak your perfect mix.
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
I KNEW IT!!!!!

I saw this girl on YouTube and her hair is gorgeous. My Spidey senses were like: Is she a Queen Shea user?

Here's the video that got my senses tingling:

Here's the video that shows her using Shea butter:

You 'know' she's a pro because she says, "I wipe of my hands so I can apply my Shea butter." Just like you all do!
 
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