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)
    9.4%
  2. Collar bone length

    11 vote(s)
    6.4%
  3. Armpit length

    17 vote(s)
    9.9%
  4. Between armpit and bra strap length

    34 vote(s)
    19.9%
  5. Bra strap length

    27 vote(s)
    15.8%
  6. Between bra strap and waist length

    24 vote(s)
    14.0%
  7. Waist length

    35 vote(s)
    20.5%
  8. Whip length

    12 vote(s)
    7.0%
  9. Hip length

    9 vote(s)
    5.3%
  10. Tailbone length

    17 vote(s)
    9.9%
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  1. LavenderMint

    LavenderMint Well-Known Member

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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.
     
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    @Honeypot I quoted a recipe that elevatedenergy posted earlier in the year.
     
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    Thank you!!!
     
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    I haven't used yellow shea in years. Is it better than ivory
     
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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
     
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    Ordered avocado and grapeseed for my whipped mix
     
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    Yea just gotta whip it good
     
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    Those of you that don't use much oil in your mix . What's a ratio of Shea to oil?
     
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    My Nilotica arrived and though some chucks are there it’s very soft and smooth:2inlove:
     
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  10. BeautifulRoots

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    I just got mine too. Smooth like buttah!! Woo!:woot:
     
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    Trying to figure out what ooils to use in my Shea blend
     
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    My first order came today too! It earned my puppy’s seal of approval before I could even open the package :drunk:
     
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    Add more olive oil or add coconut oil. HTH
     
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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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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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.
     
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    I really like canola oil and soybean oil because of their slip and ceramide content (plus they’re cheap!)
     
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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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I store mine in a kitchen cabinet away from the stove.
     
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    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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    It didn't keep this consistency SMH
     
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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.
     
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    Since I personally have been using Shea butter, I can LITERALLY count the number of knots in my hair. That is absolutely amazing what Shea butter has done for me and my hair.

    How she uses Shea butter to minimize her fairy knots!
     
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    Do you whip by hand? Stand alone mixer? How long do whip your mix?
     
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    Stand alone . 30 minutes
     
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    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
     
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    @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.
     
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    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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